SOURCE: Euroseas

Euroseas

August 08, 2012 16:05 ET

Euroseas Ltd. Reports Results for the Six-Month Period and Quarter Ended June 30, 2012

MAROUSSI, ATHENS, GREECE--(Marketwire - Aug 8, 2012) - Euroseas Ltd. (NASDAQ: ESEA), an owner and operator of drybulk and container carrier vessels and provider of seaborne transportation for drybulk and containerized cargoes, announced today its results for the three and six month periods ended June 30, 2012.

Second Quarter 2012 Highlights:

  • Net loss of $1.4 million or $0.04 loss per share basic and diluted on total net revenues of $12.8 million. Adjusted net loss1 for the period would have also been $1.3 million, or $0.04 loss per share, basic and diluted.

  • Adjusted EBITDA1 was $3.4 million.

  • An average of 15.00 vessels were owned and operated during the second quarter of 2012 earning an average time charter equivalent rate of $9,757 per day.

  • Declared a quarterly dividend of $0.02 per share for the second quarter of 2012 payable on or about September 7, 2012 to shareholders of record on August 31, 2012. This is the twenty-eighth consecutive quarterly dividend declared.

First Half 2012 Highlights:

  • Net loss of $10.4 million or $0.32 loss per share basic and diluted on total net revenues of $26.7 million. Adjusted net loss1 for the period would have been $1.4 million, or $0.04 loss per share basic and diluted.

  • Adjusted EBITDA1 was $8.3 million.

  • An average of 15.42 vessels were owned and operated during the first half of 2012 earning an average time charter equivalent rate of $10,431 per day.

  • Declared two quarterly dividends for a total of $0.06 per share during the first half of 2012

1 Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted net loss and Adjusted loss per share are not recognized measurements under GAAP. Refer to a subsequent section of the Press Release for the definitions and reconciliation of these measurements to the most directly comparable financial measures calculated and presented in accordance with U.S. GAAP.

Aristides Pittas, Chairman and CEO of Euroseas, commented: "During the first half of 2012, the containership market remained depressed for the size of vessels we operate and stayed very close to the very low levels last seen in the beginning of 2010. On the drybulk side, although the market is also depressed, our fleet of 5 vessels is fully chartered at above market rates on average throughout 2012 and well into 2013, positively contributing to our earnings.

"We anticipate an uncertain market environment heavily influenced by world-wide economic developments. We have been positioning Euroseas to be able to deal with any adverse developments, like a protracted market downturn, while at the same time give us the ability of capitalizing on investment opportunities that might appear. In this regard, we completed a shareholders' rights offering that provided us with approximately an additional $15.0 million of cash which increased our cash position close to more than $48 million as of June 30, 2012.

"On the investment front, we continue monitoring investment possibilities in the containership and drybulk sectors. We expect to see very attractive opportunities over the next 12 months in both of the above sectors.

"While we remain very cautious regarding the markets over the next 12-18 months, we are optimistic about the prospects of Euroseas because of our low leverage, strong balance sheet and cost efficient operations. In that spirit, our Board decided to declare a quarterly dividend of $0.02 per share taking into account the higher share count after the rights offering which represents an annual yield of about 6.8% on the basis of our stock price on August 7, 2012."

Tasos Aslidis, Chief Financial Officer of Euroseas, commented: "The results of the second quarter of 2012 mainly reflect the depressed level of the containership market compared to the same quarter of 2011 and the lower number of vessels we operated.

"Total daily vessel operating expenses, including management fees, general and administrative expenses but excluding drydocking costs, averaged $6,072 per vessel per day during the second quarter of 2012 as compared to $6,066 per vessel per day for the same quarter of last year, and $6,029 per vessel per day for the first half of 2012 as compared to $6,002 per vessel per day for the same period of 2011, reflecting a nearly zero increase. As always, we want to emphasize that cost control remains a key component of our strategy.

"As of June 30, 2012, our outstanding debt was $67.1 million versus restricted and unrestricted cash of about $48.2 million. As of the same date, our scheduled debt repayments over the next 12 months amounted to about $13.0 million a number low enough to provide us with significant operational cash flow comfort. All our debt covenants are satisfied.

Second Quarter 2012 Results:
For the second quarter of 2012, the Company reported total net revenues of $12.8 million representing a 17.9% decrease over total net revenues of $15.6 million during the second quarter of 2011. The Company reported net loss for the period of $1.4 million as compared to income of $0.0 million for the second quarter of 2011. The results for the second quarter of 2012 include a $0.3 million net unrealized gain on derivatives and a $0.4 million net realized loss on derivatives as compared to $0.6 million net unrealized loss on derivatives and trading securities and $0.2 million realized loss on derivatives for the same period of 2011.

Depreciation expenses for the second quarter of 2012 were $4.3 million compared to $4.6 million during the same period of 2011. On average, 15.00 vessels were owned and operated during the second quarter of 2012 earning an average time charter equivalent rate of $9,757 per day compared to 16.00 vessels in the same period of 2011 earning on average $11,302 per day. 

Adjusted EBITDA for the second quarter of 2012 was $3.4 million, compared to $5.0 million achieved during the second quarter of 2011. Please see below for Adjusted EBITDA reconciliation to net income / loss and cash flow provided by operating activities.

Basic and diluted loss per share for the second quarter of 2012 was $0.04, calculated on 33,206,325 basic and diluted weighted average number of shares outstanding, compared to basic and diluted earnings per share of $0.00 for the second quarter of 2011, calculated on 31,741,359 basic and 31,858,740 diluted weighted average number of shares outstanding, respectively. 

Excluding the effect on the earnings for the quarter of the unrealized gain on derivatives and the realized loss on derivatives, the adjusted loss per share for the quarter ended June 30, 2012 would have remained unchanged at $0.04 loss per share basic and diluted, compared to net income of $0.00 per share basic and diluted for the quarter ended June 30, 2011. Usually, security analysts do not include the above items in their published estimates of earnings per share.

First Half 2012 Results:
For the first half of 2012, the Company reported total net revenues of $26.7 million representing a 10.4% decrease over total net revenues of $29.8 million during the first half of 2011. The Company reported a net loss for the period of $10.4 million as compared to net loss of $0.6 million for the first half of 2011. The results for the first half of 2012 include a $0.4 million net unrealized gain on derivatives and trading securities, a $0.8 million net realized loss on derivatives and a $8.6 million loss on sale of a vessel as compared to a $0.1 million net unrealized loss on derivatives and trading securities and $0.4 million realized loss on derivatives for the same period of 2011.

Depreciation expenses for the first half of 2012 were $8.8 million compared to $9.2 million during the same period of 2011. On average, 15.42 vessels were owned and operated during the first half of 2012 earning an average time charter equivalent rate of $10,431 per day compared to 16.00 vessels in the same period of 2011 earning on average $11,198 per day. 

Adjusted EBITDA for the first half of 2012 was $8.3 million, a 4.6% decrease from $8.7 million achieved during the first half of 2011. Please see below for Adjusted EBITDA reconciliation to net income/loss and cash flow provided by operating activities.

Basic and diluted loss per share for the first half of 2012 was $0.32 calculated on 32,558,052 weighted average number of shares outstanding, compared to basic and diluted loss per share of $0.02 for the first half of 2011, calculated on 31,741,359 basic and diluted weighted average number of shares outstanding. 

Excluding the effect on the losses for the first half of 2012 of the unrealized loss on derivatives, realized loss on derivatives, realized gain on trading securities and loss on sale of vessel, the adjusted loss per share for the six-month period ended June 30, 2012 would have been $0.04 per share basic and diluted compared to loss of $0.04 per share basic and diluted for the same period in 2011. Usually, security analysts do not include the above items in their published estimates of earnings per share.

Fleet Profile:
The Euroseas Ltd. fleet profile is as follows:

                         
Name   Type   Dwt   TEU   Year Built   Employment  
TCE Rate ($/day)
Dry Bulk Vessels                        
PANTELIS   Panamax   74,020       2000   TC til' Feb-14 +


1 Year in Charterers Option
  $11,200 +50/50 Profit Share

$14,200
ELENI P   Panamax   72,119       1997   TC 'til Jan-13   $16,500
IRINI   Panamax   69,734       1988   TC 'til Apr-13   $14,000
ARISTIDES N.P.  
Panamax
 
69,268
     
1993
  TC 'til Feb-13   $10,300
MONICA P (*)   Handymax   46,667       1998   TC 'til Sep-13   $12,375
Total Dry Bulk Vessels   5   331,808                
Multipurpose Dry Cargo Vessels                        
ANKING   1
  22,568
  950
  1990
  TC 'til Mar -13
   $8,600
Container Carriers                        
MAERSK NOUMEA   Intermediate   34,677   2,556   2001   TC 'til Jun-13   $15,750
TIGER BRIDGE   Intermediate   31,627   2,228   1990   TC till Feb-13(*)+

9-12 months in Charterers Option
   $6,000


 $9,000
AGGELIKI P   Intermediate   30,360   2,008   1998   TC 'til Sep-12(*)    $6,500
DESPINA P   Handy size   33,667   1,932   1990   TC 'til Mar-13    $7,000
CAPTAIN COSTAS
(ex-OEL TRANSWORLD)
  Handy size   30,007   1,742   1992   TC 'til Mar-13

1 Year in Charterers Option
   $7,000


$12,000
MARINOS   Handy size   23,596   1,599   1993   TC 'til Sep-12(*)
+6 months in Charterers Option
   $6,000

 $8,250
MANOLIS P   Handy size   20,346   1,452   1995   TC 'till Sep -12     $6500
NINOS (ex-YM QINGDAO I)   Feeder   18,253   1,169   1990   TC 'til Sep-12    $7,375
KUO HSIUNG   Feeder   18,154   1,169   1993   TC 'til Oct-12    $7,375
Total Container Carriers   9   240,687   15,855            
Fleet Grand Total   15   595,063   16,805            
                         

Summary Fleet Data:

                         
    3 months, ended
June 30, 2011
    3 months, ended
June 30, 2012
    6 months, ended
June 30, 2011
    6 months, ended
June 30, 2012
 
FLEET DATA                        
Average number of vessels (1)   16.00     15.00     16.00     15.42  
Calendar days for fleet (2)   1,456     1,365     2,896     2,806  
Scheduled off-hire days incl. laid-up (3)   20.25     3.00     84.6     3.00  
Available days for fleet (4) = (2) - (3)   1,435.8     1,362     2,811.4     2,803  
Commercial off-hire days (5)   20.2     13.92     48.0     192.27  
Operational off-hire days (6)   1.5     6.64     7.9     14.64  
Voyage days for fleet (7) = (4) - (5) - (6)   1,414.1     1,341.4     2,755.5     2,596.1  
Fleet utilization (8) = (7) / (4)   98.5 %   98.5 %   98.0 %   92.8 %
Fleet utilization, commercial (9) = ((4) - (5)) / (4)   98.6 %   99.0 %   98.3 %   93.3 %
Fleet utilization, operational (10) = ((4) - (6)) / (4)   99.9 %   99.5 %   99.7 %   99.5 %
                         
AVERAGE DAILY RESULTS                        
Time charter equivalent rate (11)   11,302     9,757     11,198     10,431  
Vessel operating expenses excl. drydocking expenses (12)   5,523     5,442     5,455     5,366  
General and administrative expenses (13)   543     631     547     661  
Total vessel operating expenses (14)   6,066     6,072     6,002     6,028  
Drydocking expenses (15)   543     301     786     158  
                         

(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 calendar days each vessel was a part of our fleet during the period divided by the number of calendar days in that period.

(2) Calendar days. We define calendar days as the total number of days in a period during which each vessel in our fleet was in our possession including off-hire days associated with major repairs, drydockings or special or intermediate surveys or days of vessels in lay-up. Calendar days are an indicator of the size of our fleet over a period and affect both the amount of revenues and the amount of expenses that we record during that period.

(3) The scheduled off-hire days including vessels laid-up are days associated with scheduled repairs, drydockings or special or intermediate surveys or days of vessels in lay-up. We use available days to measure the number of days in a period during which vessels were available to generate revenues.

(4) Available days. We define available days as the total number of days in a period during which each vessel in our fleet was in our possession net of scheduled off-hire days including days of vessels laid-up.

(5) Commercial off-hire days. We define commercial off-hire days as days waiting to find employment. 

(6) Operational off-hire days. We define operational off-hire days as days associated with unscheduled repairs or other off-hire time related to the operation of the vessels.

(7) Voyage days. We define voyage days as the total number of days in a period during which each vessel in our fleet was in our possession net of commercial and operational off-hire days. We use voyage days to measure the number of days in a period during which vessels actually generate revenues.

(8) Fleet utilization. We calculate fleet utilization by dividing the number of our voyage days during a period by the number of our available days during that period. We use fleet utilization to measure a company's efficiency in finding suitable employment for its vessels and minimizing the amount of days that its vessels are off-hire for reasons such as unscheduled repairs or days waiting to find employment.

(9) Fleet utilization, commercial. We calculate commercial fleet utilization by dividing our available days net of commercial off-hire days during a period by our available days during that period.

(10) Fleet utilization, operational. We calculate operational fleet utilization by dividing our available net of operational off-hire days during a period by our available days during that period.

(11) 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 revenue generated from voyage charters 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, which would otherwise be paid by the charterer under a time charter contract, as well as commissions. TCE is 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 voyage charters, time charters and bareboat charters) under which the vessels may be employed between the periods.

(12) Daily vessel operating expenses, which includes crew costs, provisions, deck and engine stores, lubricating oil, insurance, maintenance and repairs and management fees are calculated by dividing vessel operating expenses by fleet calendar days for the relevant time period. Drydocking expenses are reported separately.

(13) Daily general and administrative expense is calculated by dividing general and administrative expense by fleet calendar days for the relevant time period.

(14) Total vessel operating expenses, or TVOE, is a measure of our total expenses associated with operating our vessels. TVOE is the sum of vessel operating expenses excluding drydocking expenses and general and administrative expenses. Daily TVOE is calculated by dividing TVOE by fleet calendar days for the relevant time period.

(15) Drydocking expenses, which include expenses during drydockings that would have been capitalized and amortized under the deferral method divided by the fleet calendar days for the relevant period. Drydocking expenses could vary substantially from period to period depending on how many vessels underwent drydocking during the period.

Conference Call and Webcast:
Tomorrow, Thursday, August 9, 2012 at 9:30 a.m. EDT, the company's management will host a conference call to discuss the 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), 0800 953 0329 (from the UK) or +44 (0)1452 542 301 ( (from outside the U.S.) Please quote "Euroseas."

A recording of the conference call will be available until August 16, 2012 by dialing 1 866 247 4222 (from the US), 0800 953 1533 (from the UK) or +44 (0)1452 550 000 (standard international replay.) Access Code: 6973591#

Audio webcast - Slides Presentation:
There will be a live and then archived audio webcast of the conference call, via the internet through the Euroseas website (www.euroseas.gr). Participants to the live webcast should register on the website approximately 10 minutes prior to the start of the webcast. A slide presentation on the Second Quarter and First Half 2012 results in PDF format will also be available 30 minutes prior to the conference call and webcast accessible on the company's website (www.euroseas.gr) on the webcast page. Participants to the webcast can download the PDF presentation.

 
Euroseas Ltd.
Unaudited Condensed Statements of Operations
(All amounts expressed in U.S. Dollars - except share amounts)
 
    Three Months Ended
June 30,
    Three Months Ended
June 30,
    Six Months Ended
June 30,
    Six Months Ended
June 30,
 
    2011     2012     2011     2012  
                         
Revenues                        
  Voyage revenue   16,263,042     13,403,797     31,073,588     28,015,876  
  Related party revenue   59,836     60,000     119,014     120,000  
  Commissions   (719,899 )   (681,673 )   (1,357,355 )   (1,424,181 )
Net revenues   15,602,979     12,782,124     29,835,247     26,711,695  
                         
Operating expenses                        
  Voyage expenses   280,814     315,063     218,273     936,871  
  Vessel operating expenses   6,534,829     6,204,131     12,887,740     12,517,084  
  Drydocking expenses   790,853     410,595     2,276,954     442,616  
  Depreciation   4,587,139     4,283,094     9,174,278     8,819,420  
  Management fees   1,506,720     1,223,594     2,910,624     2,539,457  
                           
  Other general and administrative expenses   790,596     861,031     1,584,531     1,857,961  
                           
  Net loss on sale of vessel   -     -     -     8,568,234  
  Other income   (263,000 )   -     (263,000 )   (153,104 )
                           
Total operating expenses   14,227,951     13,297,508     28,749,400     35,528,539  
                         
Operating income/(loss)   1,375,028     (515,384 )   1,045,847     (8,816,844 )
                         
Other income/(expenses)                        
  Interest and finance cost   (549,791 )   (494,021 )   (1,128,692 )   (1,024,846 )
  Loss on derivatives, net   (723,069 )   (135,457 )   (435,091 )   (422,533 )
  (Loss)/Gain on trading securities   (59,001 )   (19,409 )   (119,766 )   20,373  
  Foreign exchange (loss)/gain   (4,980 )   13,027     (21,545 )   16,285  
  Interest income   55,882     83,740     112,091     161,367  
  Other expenses, net   (1,280,959 )   (552,120 )   (1,593,003 )   (1,249,354 )
  Equity loss in joint venture   (66,960 )   (322,839 )   (16,348 )   (284,451 )
Net income / (loss)  
27,109
   
(1,390,343
)  
(563,504
)   (10,350,649 )
Earnings (loss), per share(2), basic   0.00     (0.04 )   (0.02 )   (0.32 )
Weighted average number of shares2, basic   31,741,359     33,206,325     31,741,359     32,558,052  
Earnings (loss), per share2, diluted   0.00     (0.04 )   (0.02 )   (0.32 )
Weighted average number of shares2, diluted   31,858,740     33,206,325     31,741,359     32,558,052  
                         

2 The earnings per share and the weighted average number of shares, basic and diluted, have been adjusted retroactively for all periods presented to give effect to the bonus element of the shares associated with the rights offering which expired on June 15, 2012.

   
Euroseas Ltd.  
Unaudited Condensed Balance Sheets  
(All amounts expressed in U.S. Dollars - except share amounts)  
   
    December 31,
2011
    June 30,
2012
 
             
ASSETS            
Current Assets:            
  Cash and cash equivalents   31,204,863     39,373,317  
  Trade accounts receivable   1,370,886     992,853  
  Other receivables, net   2,324,131     2,865,022  
  Inventories   2,606,535     1,628,952  
  Due from related party   208,704     1,963,031  
  Restricted cash   870,111     931,385  
  Trading securities   27,473     -  
  Prepaid expenses   264,884     347,831  
               
Total current assets  
38,877,587
   
48,102,391
 
             
Fixed assets:            
  Vessels, net   237,063,878     215,500,934  
Long-term assets:            
  Restricted cash   5,050,000     7,900,000  
  Deferred charges, net   697,951     387,999  
  Investment in joint venture   14,458,752     17,924,301  
Total long-term assets   257,270,581     241,713,234  
Total assets   296,148,168     289,815,625  
             
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY            
Current liabilities:            
  Long term debt, current portion   13,332,000     13,012,000  
  Trade accounts payable   1,886,766     2,277,136  
  Accrued expenses   1,659,594     1,648,167  
  Accrued dividends   47,525     81,050  
  Deferred revenue   2,268,038     1,921,838  
  Derivatives   1,907,088     1,662,967  
Total current liabilities   21,101,011     20,603,158  
             
Long-term liabilities:            
  Long term debt, net of current portion   61,581,000     54,125,000  
  Derivatives   1,544,409     1,360,268  
Total long-term liabilities   63,125,409     55,485,268  
Total liabilities   84,226,420     76,088,426  
             
Shareholders' equity:            
             
  Common stock (par value $0.03, 200,000,000 shares authorized, 45,019,305 issued and outstanding)   935,017
    1,350,580
 
  Preferred shares (par value $0.01, 20,000,000 shares authorized, no shares issued and outstanding)   -     -  
  Additional paid-in capital   236,843,470     251,422,582  
  Accumulated deficit   (25,856,739 )   (39,045,962 )
Total shareholders' equity   211,921,748     213,727,199  
Total liabilities and shareholders' equity   296,148,168     289,815,625  
             
   
Euroseas Ltd.  
Unaudited Condensed Statements of Cash Flows  
(All amounts expressed in U.S. Dollars)  
   
    Six Months Ended June 30,     Six Months Ended June 30,  
2011     2012  
             
Cash flows from operating activities:            
Net loss   (563,504 )   (10,350,649 )
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash provided by operating activities:            
Depreciation of vessels   9,174,278     8,819,420  
Amortization of deferred charges   76,449     66,559  
Amortization of fair value of time charters   (1,318,211 )   -  
Losses in investment in joint venture   16,348     284,451  
Share-based compensation   359,079     326,496  
Unrealized loss / (gain) on derivatives, net   687     (428,261 )
Loss / (gain) on trading securities   119,766     (20,373 )
Proceeds from sale of trading securities   -     47,846  
Loss on sale of vessel   -     8,568,234  
Changes in operating assets and liabilities   (2,327,709 )   (1,141,092 )
Net cash provided by operating activities   5,537,183     6,172,631  
             
Cash flows from investing activities:            
Contribution to joint venture   -     (3,750,000 )
Insurance proceeds   1,429,275     -  
Proceeds from sale of vessel   -     4,250,843  
Change in restricted cash   105,596     (3,161,274 )
Net cash provided by / (used in) investing activities   1,534,871     (2,660,431 )
             
Cash flows from financing activities:            
Dividends paid   (4,030,287 )   (2,805,049 )
Loan arrangements fees paid   (220,000 )   -  
Proceeds from shares issued   -     15,237,304  
Repayment of long-term debt   (7,586,000 )   (7,776,000 )
Net cash (used in)/ provided by financing activities   (11,836,287 )   4,656,255  
             
Net (decrease) / increase in cash and cash equivalents   (4,764,233 )   8,168,454  
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period   34,273,518     31,204,863  
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period   29,509,285     39,373,317  
             
   
Euroseas Ltd.  
Reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA to  
Net Income / (loss) and Cash Flow Provided By Operating Activities  
(All amounts expressed in U.S. Dollars)  
   
   
Three Months Ended
June 30, 2011
   
Three Months Ended
June 30, 2012
   
Six Months Ended
June 30, 2011
   
Six Months Ended
June 30, 2012
 
Net income / (loss)   27,109     (1,390,343 )   (563,504 )   (10,350,649 )
Interest and finance costs, net (incl. interest income)   493,909     410,281     1,016,601     863,479  
Depreciation   4,587,139     4,283,094     9,174,278     8,819,420  
Loss on derivatives, net   723,069     135,457     435,091     422,533  
Loss on sale of vessel   -     -     -     8,568,234  
Amortization of deferred revenue of below market time charter acquired   (791,607 )   -     (1,318,211 )   -  
Adjusted EBITDA   5,039,619     3,438,489     8,744,255     8,323,017  
                         
                         
   
Three Months Ended
June 30, 2011
   
Three Months Ended
June 30, 2012
   
Six Months Ended
June 30, 2011
   
Six Months Ended
June 30, 2012
 
Net cash flow provided by operating activities  
1,677,116
    3,482,527    
5,537,183
    6,172,631  
Changes in operating assets / liabilities   3,002,693     (311,594 )  

2,327,709
    1,141,092  
Loss on interest rate and FFA derivatives (realized)   193,443     406,831     434,404     850,794  
Loss on trading securities and investment in joint venture, net   (125,961 )   (390,094 )   (136,114 )   (311,924 )
Share-based compensation   (164,898 )   (127,073 )   (359,079 )   (326,496 )
Interest, net  
457,226
    377,892    
940,152
    796,920  
Adjusted EBITDA   5,039,619     3,438,489     8,744,255     8,323,017  
                         

Adjusted EBITDA Reconciliation:
Euroseas Ltd. considers Adjusted EBITDA to represent net earnings before interest, income taxes, depreciation, amortization, gain / loss in derivatives, loss on sale of vessel, and amortization of deferred revenues from above or below market time charters acquired. 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 we assess our financial performance and liquidity position and because we believe that it presents useful information to investors regarding a company's ability to service and/or incur indebtedness. The Company's definition of Adjusted EBITDA may not be the same as that used by other companies in the shipping or other industries. 

   
Euroseas Ltd.  
Reconciliation of Net income / (loss) to Adjusted net income / (loss)  
(All amounts expressed in U.S. Dollars - except share data and per share amounts)  
   
   
Three Months Ended
June 30, 2011
   
Three
Months Ended
June 30, 2012
   

Six Months
Ended
June 30, 2011
   
Six Months Ended
June 30, 2012
 
Net income / (loss)   27,109     (1,390,343 )   (563,504 )   (10,350,649 )
Unrealized loss / (gain) on derivatives, net   529,626     (271,374 )   687     (428,261 )
Unrealized loss on trading securities   59,001     -     119,766     -  
Realized gain on trading securities   -     -     -     (20,373 )
Realized loss on derivatives   193,443     406,831     434,404     850,794  
Amortization of deferred revenue of below market time charter acquired   (791,607 )   -     (1,318,211 )   -  
Loss on sale of vessel   -     -     -     8,568,234  
Adjusted net income/ (loss)   17,572     (1,254,886 )   (1,326,858 )   (1,380,255 )
Adjusted net income/(loss) per share, basic   0.00     (0.04 )   (0.04 )   (0.04 )
Weighted average number of shares, basic   31,741,359     33,206,325     31,741,359     32,558,052  
Adjusted net income/(loss) per share, diluted   0.00     (0.04 )   (0.04 )   (0.04 )
Weighted average number of shares, diluted   31,858,740     33,206,325     31,909,778     32,558,052  
                         

Adjusted Net Income/(loss) and Adjusted Net Income /(loss) per share Reconciliation:
Euroseas Ltd. considers Adjusted Net Income/(loss) to represent net earnings before gain / loss in derivatives, amortization of deferred revenues from above or below market time charters acquired, unrealized gain/loss on trading securities, and loss on sale of vessel. Adjusted Net Income/(loss) and Adjusted Net Income /(loss)s per share is included herein because we believe it assists our management and investors by increasing the comparability of the Company's fundamental performance from period to period by excluding the potentially disparate effects between periods of gain / loss in derivatives, amortization of deferred revenues from above or below market time charters acquired and unrealized loss on trading securities, which items may significantly affect results of operations between periods.

Adjusted Net Income/(loss) and Adjusted Net Income /(loss) per share do not represent and should not be considered as an alternative to net income/(loss) or earnings/(loss) per share, as determined by U.S. GAAP, The Company's definition of Adjusted Net Income/(loss) and Adjusted Net Income /(loss) per share may not be the same as that used by other companies in the shipping or other industries.

About Euroseas Ltd.
Euroseas Ltd. was formed on May 5, 2005 under the laws of the Republic of the Marshall Islands to consolidate the ship owning interests of the Pittas family of Athens, Greece, which has been in the shipping business over the past 136 years. Euroseas trades on the NASDAQ Global Market under the ticker ESEA since January 31, 2007.

Euroseas operates in the dry cargo, drybulk and container shipping markets. Euroseas' operations are managed by Eurobulk Ltd., an ISO 9001:2008 certified affiliated ship management company, which is responsible for the day-to-day commercial and technical management and operations of the vessels. Euroseas employs its vessels on spot and period charters and through pool arrangements.

The Company has a fleet of 15 vessels, including 4 Panamax drybulk carriers and 1 Handymax drybulk carrier, 3 Intermediate containership, 4 Handysize containerships, 2 Feeder containerships and a multipurpose dry cargo vessel. Euroseas` 5 drybulk carriers have a total cargo capacity of 331,808 dwt, its 10 containerships have a cargo capacity of 15,855 teu and its multipurpose vessel has a cargo capacity of 22,568 dwt or 950 teu.

Forward Looking Statement
This press release contains forward-looking statements (as defined in Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended) concerning future events and the Company's growth strategy and measures to implement such strategy; including expected vessel acquisitions and entering into further time charters. Words such as "expects," "intends," "plans," "believes," "anticipates," "hopes," "estimates," and variations of such words and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, no assurance can be given that such expectations will prove to have been correct. These statements involve known and unknown risks and are based upon a number of assumptions and estimates that are inherently subject to significant uncertainties and contingencies, many of which are beyond the control of the Company. Actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include, but are not limited to changes in the demand for dry bulk vessels and container ships, competitive factors in the market in which the Company operates; risks associated with operations outside the United States; and other factors listed from time to time in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company expressly disclaims any obligations or undertaking to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect any change in the Company's expectations with respect thereto or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any statement is based.

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Contact Information

  • Company Contact
    Tasos Aslidis
    Chief Financial Officer
    Euroseas Ltd.
    11 Canterbury Lane,
    Watchung, NJ 07069
    Tel. (908) 301-9091
    E-mail: aha@euroseas.gr

    Investor Relations / Financial Media
    Nicolas Bornozis
    President
    Capital Link, Inc.
    230 Park Avenue, Suite 1536
    New York, NY 10169
    Tel. (212) 661-7566
    E-mail:
    euroseas@capitallink.com