SOURCE: Euroseas

Euroseas

November 10, 2014 16:02 ET

Euroseas Ltd. Reports Results for the Nine-Month Period and Quarter Ended September 30, 2014

MAROUSSI, ATHENS, GREECE--(Marketwired - Nov 10, 2014) - 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 nine month periods ended September 30, 2014.

Third Quarter 2014 Highlights:

  • Net loss of $3.7 million; net loss attributable to common shareholders of $4.1 million or $0.07 loss per share basic and diluted. Total net revenues of $9.9 million. Adjusted net loss attributable to common shareholders1 for the period was $4.2 million or $0.07 loss per share basic and diluted.

  • Adjusted EBITDA1 was $(0.2) million.

  • An average of 15.00 vessels were owned and operated during the third quarter of 2014 earning an average time charter equivalent rate of $7,168 per day.

  • The Company declared and paid its third dividend of $0.4 million on its Series B Preferred shares; the dividend was paid in-kind by issuing additional Series B preferred Shares.

First Nine Months 2014 Highlights:

  • Net loss of $11.0 million; net loss attributable to common shareholders of $12.0 million or $0.22 loss per share basic and diluted. Total net revenues of $29.0 million. Adjusted net loss attributable to common shareholders1 for the period was $12.0 million or $0.22 loss per share basic and diluted.

  • Adjusted EBITDA1 was $(0.8) million.

  • An average of 14.47 vessels were owned and operated during the first nine months of 2014 earning an average time charter equivalent rate of $7,438 per day.

1 Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted net loss, Adjusted net loss attributable to common shareholders and Adjusted loss per share attributable to common shareholders 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: "Both the drybulk and containership shipping sectors remained weak during the third quarter and the month of October of 2014 except some small rebound of drybulk rates in late October. Clearly, the market weakness influenced our third quarter results. Although 2015 drybulk prospects appear challenging both with respect to revised expectations of lower demand growth and continuing supply growth, we expect rates to stay above third quarter levels; on the containership front, the facts that the orderbook stands at about 19%, the lowest level since early 2003, and that demand growth rate is improving should help charter rates recover gradually but consistently. Despite this market environment, our vessels continue to be employed in a mix of mostly short term charters which would allow us to quickly take advantage of any increase in rates.

"On the investment front, whilst pushing ahead with our new building program where construction of the first two ships is planned to start in December and January and for which we have recently secured bank commitments for financing between 60-65% of their price, we continue to evaluate additional investment opportunities. Such opportunities are either on individual vessel basis which we can finance with our own means, or, even, combinations with other fleets as we believe our status as a public company will allow us to raise financing to fund such deals."

Tasos Aslidis, Chief Financial Officer of Euroseas commented: "The results of the third quarter of 2014 were in line with our expectations and reflect the continued low level of drybulk and containership charter rates. Operating results during the third quarter of 2014 improved compared to the results of the same quarter of 2013 before dividend payments (in-kind) to holders of Preferred Series B shares were made.

"Total daily vessel operating expenses, including management fees, general and administrative expenses but excluding drydocking costs, reflected a decline of about 1.2% during the third quarter of 2014 compared to the same quarter of last year and an increase of about 1.8% for the nine month period ended September 30, 2014 over the same period of 2013. Drydocking expenses expressed on a per vessel per day basis were lower by 42.5% in the nine month period of 2014 and 3.0% lower for the third quarter of 2014, respectively, as compared to the same periods in 2013. As always, we want to emphasize that cost control remains a key component of our strategy.

"As of September 30, 2014, our outstanding debt was $57.5 million whilst restricted and unrestricted cash amounted to about $42.2 million. We complied with all our debt covenants as of September 30, 2014."

Third Quarter 2014 Results:
For the third quarter of 2014, the Company reported total net revenues of $9.9 million representing a 10.1% increase over total net revenues of $9.0 million during the third quarter of 2013. The Company reported a net loss for the period of $3.7 million and a net loss attributable to common shareholders of $4.1 million, as compared to a net loss of $3.8 million for the third quarter of 2013. The results for the third quarter of 2014 include a $0.3 million unrealized gain on derivatives, a $0.2 million realized loss on derivatives, as compared to $0.3 million unrealized gain on derivatives and $0.4 million realized loss on derivatives and $1.3 million gain on sale of a vessel for the same period of 2013.

Depreciation expenses for the third quarter of 2014 were $3.2 million, compared to the $4.0 million of the same period of 2013 mainly due to the lower book values of the Company's containerships as a result of an impairment charge in the fourth quarter of 2013. On average, 15.00 vessels were owned and operated during the third quarter of 2014 earning an average time charter equivalent rate of $7,168 per day compared to 14.28 vessels in the same period of 2013 earning on average $7,320 per day. 

Adjusted EBITDA for the third quarter of 2014 was $(0.2) million, an improvement from the $(0.5) million for the third quarter of 2013. Please see below for Adjusted EBITDA reconciliation to net loss and cash flow provided by operating activities. 

Basic and diluted loss per share attributable to common shareholders for the third quarter of 2014 was $0.07 calculated on 57,113,123 basic and diluted weighted average number of shares outstanding, compared to basic and diluted loss per share of $0.08 for the third quarter of 2013, calculated on 45,511,005 basic and diluted weighted average number of shares outstanding.

Excluding the effect on the loss attributable to common shareholders, for the quarter of the unrealized gain on derivatives, the realized loss on derivatives and the net gain from the sale of vessel in the third quarter of 2013, the adjusted net loss per share attributable to common shareholders for the quarter ended September 30, 2014 would have been $0.07 per share basic and diluted compared to net loss of $0.11 per share basic and diluted for the quarter ended September 30, 2013. Usually, security analysts do not include the above items in their published estimates of earnings per share.

First Nine Months 2014 Results:
For the first nine months of 2014, the Company reported total net revenues of $29.0 million representing a 1.5% decrease over total net revenues of $29.5 million during the first nine months of 2013. The Company reported a net loss for the period of $11.0 million, net loss attributable to common shareholders of $12.0 million, as compared to net loss of $17.3 million for the first nine months of 2013. The results for the first nine months of 2014 include a $0.7 million unrealized gain on derivatives, a $0.7 million realized loss on derivatives as compared to a $1.2 million unrealized gain on derivatives, a $1.3 million realized loss on derivatives and a $1.9 million loss on sale of vessels for the same period of 2013.

Depreciation expenses for the first nine months of 2014 were $9.0 million compared to $12.6 million during the same period of 2013 mainly due to the lower book values of the Company's containerships as a result of an impairment charge in the fourth quarter of 2013. On average, 14.47 vessels were owned and operated during the first nine months of 2014 earning an average time charter equivalent rate of $7,438 per day compared to 14.75 vessels in the same period of 2013 earning on average $7,953 per day.

Adjusted EBITDA for the first nine months of 2014 was $(0.8) million compared to $(1.6) million for the first nine months of 2013. Please see below for Adjusted EBITDA reconciliation to net loss and cash flow provided by operating activities.

Basic and diluted loss per share attributable to common shareholders for the first nine months of 2014 was $0.22 respectively, calculated on 54,019,367 basic and diluted weighted average number of shares outstanding compared to basic and diluted loss per share of $0.38 for the first nine months of 2013, calculated on 45,383,405 basic and diluted weighted average number of shares outstanding.

Excluding the effect, on the loss attributable to common shareholders of the unrealized gain on derivatives and realized loss on derivatives and any loss/ gain on sale of vessels, the adjusted net loss per share attributable to common shareholders for the nine-month period ended September 30, 2014 would have been $0.22 compared to loss of $0.34 per share basic and diluted for the same period in 2013. 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            
EIRINI P Panamax 76,466   2004 TC 'till Dec-14 $9,000
PANTELIS Panamax 74,020   2000 Ongoing TC with mutual 2 months notice 105% of average BPI 4TC
ELENI P Panamax 72,119   1997 TC 'till Dec-14 97% of average BPI 4TC
ARISTIDES N.P.
Panamax

69,268
 
1993
Voyage USA - China starting Oct 2014  
MONICA P Handymax 46,667   1998 TC 'til Dec-14 $7,500
Vessels under construction(*)            
Hull Number YZJ 1116 Kamsarmax 82,000   2015 4 year TC starting at delivery + 1 year at charterer's option $14,100 Option @ $14,350
Hull Number YZJ 1153 Kamsarmax 82,000   2016 N/A  
Hull Number DY 160 Ultramax 63,500   2015 N/A  
Hull Number DY 161 Ultramax 63,500   2016 N/A  
Total Dry Bulk Vessels 9 629,540        
Container Carriers            
EVRIDIKI G Intermediate 34,677 2,556 2001 TC 'til Apr-15 $8,200
TIGER BRIDGE Intermediate 31,627 2,228 1990 TC 'til Jan-15 $7,000
AGGELIKI P Intermediate 30,360 2,008 1998 TC 'til Feb-15 $6,900
DESPINA P Handy size 33,667 1,932 1990 TC 'til Apr-15 $6,950
CAPTAIN COSTAS (ex-OEL TRANSWORLD) Handy size 30,007 1,742 1992 TC 'til Jul-15 $7,750
JOANNA Handy size 22,301 1,732 1999 TC til Apr-15 $7,250
MARINOS Handy size 23,596 1,599 1993 open -
MANOLIS P Handy size 20,346 1,452 1995 TC 'til Mar-15 $7,200
NINOS (ex-YM QINGDAO I) Feeder 18,253 1,169 1990
TC 'til Dec-14
$8,200
KUO HSIUNG Feeder 18,154 1,169 1993 TC till Jul-15 $8,700
Total Container Carriers 10 262,988 17,587      
Fleet Grand Total 19 892,528 17,587      
             

Note: (*) Vessels are expected to be delivered in the fourth quarter of 2015 (one ultramax and one kamsarmax), the other ultramax in the first quarter of 2016 and the other kamsarmax in the fourth quarter of 2016.

Summary Fleet Data:

                         
    Three months, ended
September 30, 2013
    Three months, ended
September 30, 2014
    Nine months, ended
September 30, 2013
    Nine months, ended
September 30, 2014
 
FLEET DATA                        
Average number of vessels (1)   14.28     15.00     14.75     14.47  
Calendar days for fleet (2)   1,314.0     1,380.0     4,025.0     3,950.0  
Scheduled off-hire days incl. laid-up (3)   26.5     20.76     126.9     85.01  
Available days for fleet (4) = (2) - (3)   1,287.5     1,359.24     3,898.1     3,864.99  
Commercial off-hire days (5)   34.7     7.43     167.2     14.10  
Operational off-hire days (6)   22.0     0.1     41.4     6.03  
Voyage days for fleet (7) = (4) - (5) - (6)   1,230.8     1,351.73     3,689.6     3,844.86  
Fleet utilization (8) = (7) / (4)   95.6 %   99.4 %   94.6 %   99.5 %
Fleet utilization, commercial (9) = ((4) - (5)) / (4)   97.3 %   99.5 %   95.7 %   99.6 %
Fleet utilization, operational (10) = ((4) - (6)) / (4)   98.3 %   100.0 %   98.9 %   99.8 %
                         
AVERAGE DAILY RESULTS                        
Time charter equivalent rate (11)   7,320     7,168     7,953     7,438  
Vessel operating expenses excl. drydocking expenses (12)   5,637     5,539     5,575     5,598  
General and administrative expenses (13)   572     598     622     710  
Total vessel operating expenses (14)   6,209     6,136     6,197     6,308  
Drydocking expenses (15)   421     408     853     490  
                         

(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.

(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. We use available days to measure the number of days in a period during which vessels were available to generate revenues.

(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 days 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 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. 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: November 11, 2014
As announced, tomorrow, Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. Eastern Time, 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 US). Please quote "Euroseas".

A recording of the conference call will be available until November 18, 2014 by dialing 1 866 247 4222 (from the US), 0800 953 1533 (from the UK) or +44 (0)1452 550 000 (international standard dial in). 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 Third Quarter and First Nine months 2014 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 Consolidated Condensed Statements of Operations  
(All amounts expressed in U.S. Dollars - except number of shares)  
   
    Three Months Ended
September 30, 2013
    Three Months Ended
September 30, 2014
    Nine Months Ended
September 30, 2013
    Nine Months Ended
September 30, 2014
 
                         
Revenues                        
Voyage revenue   9,397,983     10,415,297     30,723,705     30,464,110  
Related party revenue   60,000     60,000     180,000     180,000  
Commissions   (460,891 )   (527,677 )   (1,423,174 )   (1,558,503 )
Net revenues   8,997,092     9,947,620     29,480,531     29,085,607  
                         
Operating expenses                        
Voyage expenses   388,335     726,629     1,386,053     1,865,580  
Vessel operating expenses   6,195,645     6,372,650     18,754,544     18,409,529  
Drydocking expenses   553,007     563,489     3,431,651     1,935,700  
Depreciation   4,048,209     3,156,014     12,550,102     8,981,431  
Net (gain) / loss on sale of vessels   (1,256,659 )   -     1,935,019     -  
Management fees   1,211,116     1,270,845     3,684,766     3,701,443  
Other general and administrative expenses   751,110     824,612     2,505,506     2,803,404  
Total operating expenses   11,890,763     12,914,239     44,247,641     37,697,087  
                         
Operating loss   (2,893,671 )   (2,966,619 )   (14,767,110 )   (8,611,480 )
                         
Other income/(expenses)                        
Interest and finance cost   (450,952 )   (606,826 )   (1,419,529 )   (1,564,749 )
(Loss) / gain on derivatives, net   (106,115 )   75,863     (108,142 )   (20,002 )
Other investment income   -     237,500     -     712,500  
Foreign exchange (loss) / gain   (1,167 )   16,872     2,599     17,276  
Interest income   73,863     105,691     310,681     360,960  
Other expenses, net   (484,371 )   (170,900 )   (1,214,391 )   (494,015 )
Equity loss in joint venture   (430,565 )   (598,802 )   (1,328,023 )   (1,861,006 )
Net loss   (3,808,607 )   (3,736,321 )   (17,309,524 )   (10,966,501 )
Dividend Series B preferred shares   -     (391,893 )   -     (1,043,309 )
Net loss attributable to common shareholders   -     (4,128,214 )   -     (12,009,810 )
Loss, per share, basic and diluted   (0.08 )   (0.07 )   (0.38 )   (0.22 )
Weighted average number of shares basic and diluted   45,511,005     57,113,123     45,383,405     54,019,367  
                         
                         
   
Euroseas Ltd.  
Unaudited Consolidated Condensed Balance Sheets  
(All amounts expressed in U.S. Dollars - except number of shares)  
   
    December 31, 2013     September 30, 2014  
             
ASSETS            
Current Assets:            
  Cash and cash equivalents   11,400,237     33,522,092  
  Trade accounts receivable   1,879,151     1,599,141  
  Other receivables, net   1,440,833     1,060,817  
  Inventories   1,474,114     2,617,850  
  Restricted cash   462,415     966,600  
  Prepaid expenses   295,248     354,665  
Total current assets   16,951,998     40,121,165  
             
Fixed assets:            
  Vessels, net   105,463,737     117,806,241  
  Advances for vessels under construction   50,122     12,901,721  
Long-term assets:            
  Restricted cash   7,400,000     7,700,000  
  Deferred charges, net   338,431     333,248  
  Other investments   5,196,196     5,908,696  
  Investment in joint venture   21,215,870     19,354,863  
Total long-term assets   139,664,356     164,004,769  
Total assets   156,616,354     204,125,934  
             
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY            
Current liabilities:            
  Long term debt, current portion   12,862,000     14,457,000  
  Trade accounts payable   2,336,952     2,647,066  
  Accrued expenses   1,002,445     1,747,445  
  Accrued dividends   13,050     13,050  
  Deferred revenue   996,599     656,374  
  Due to related company   903,478     3,542,415  
  Derivatives   697,889     278,243  
Total current liabilities   18,812,413     23,341,593  
             
Long-term liabilities:            
  Long term debt, net of current portion   32,782,000     43,063,000  
  Derivatives   319,859     75,445  
Total long-term liabilities   33,101,859     43,138,445  
Total liabilities   51,914,272     66,480,038  
             
Mezzanine equity:            
  Series B Preferred shares (par value $0.01, 20,000,000 shares authorized, 0 and 31,744 shares issued and outstanding respectively)   -     30,043,309  
Shareholders' equity:            
  Common stock (par value $0.03, 200,000,000 shares authorized,45,723,255 and 57,113,123 issued and outstanding)  

 1,371,698
    1,713,394  
  Additional paid-in capital   252,314,683     266,883,302  
  Accumulated deficit   (148,984,299 )   (160,994,109 )
Total shareholders' equity   104,702,082     107,602,587  
Total liabilities and shareholders' equity   156,616,354     204,125,934  
         
             
   
Euroseas Ltd.  
Unaudited Consolidated Condensed Statements of Cash Flows  
(All amounts expressed in U.S. Dollars)  
   
    Nine Months Ended September 30,
2013
    Nine Months Ended September 30,
2014
 
             
Cash flows from operating activities:            
Net loss   (17,309,524 )   (10,966,501 )
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash provided by operating activities:            
Depreciation of vessels   12,550,102     8,981,431  
Loss on sale of vessels   1,935,019     -  
Amortization of deferred charges   115,744     99,505  
Loss on investment in joint venture   1,328,023     1,861,006  
Share-based compensation   474,920     410,315  
Unrealized gain on derivatives   (1,226,960 )   (664,060 )
Other income accrued   -     (712,500 )
Changes in operating assets and liabilities   4,703,023     2,294,640  
Net cash provided by operating activities   2,570,347     1,303,836  
             
Cash flows from investing activities:            
Contribution to joint venture   (6,250,000 )   -  
Vessel acquisition and advances for vessels under construction  
 (5,978,062
)  
 (33,762,939
)
Proceeds from sale of vessels   7,322,818     -  
Change in restricted cash   (712,941 )   (804,185 )
Net cash used in investing activities   (5,618,185 )   (34,567,124 )
             
Cash flows from financing activities:            
Proceeds from issuance of common stocks,net   -     14,550,000  
Proceeds from issuance of preferred stocks,net   -     29,700,000  
Dividends paid   (2,077,894 )   -  
Loan fees paid   -     (260,000 )
Offering expenses paid   -     (480,857 )
Proceeds from long term debt         23,300,000  
Repayment of long-term debt   (9,524,000 )   (11,424,000 )
Net cash (used in) / provided by financing activities   (11,601,894 )   55,385,143  
             
Net (decrease) / increase in cash and cash equivalents   (14,649,732 )   22,121,855  
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period   33,374,960     11,400,237  
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period   18,725,228     33,522,092  
             
             
   
Euroseas Ltd.  
Reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA to  
Net loss and Cash Flow Provided By / (Used In) Operating Activities  
(All amounts expressed in U.S. Dollars)  
   
    Three Months Ended
September 30, 2013
    Three Months Ended
September 30, 2014
    Nine Months Ended
September 30, 2013
    Nine Months Ended
September 30, 2014
 
Net loss   (3,808,607 )   (3,736,321 )   (17,309,524 )   (10,966,501 )
Interest and finance costs, net (incl. interest income)   377,089     501,135     1,108,848     1,203,789  
Depreciation   4,048,209     3,156,014     12,550,102     8,981,431  
Net (gain) / loss on sale of vessels   (1,256,659 )   -     1,935,019     -  
Unrealized and realized loss / (gain) on derivatives, net   106,115     (75,863 )   108,142     20,002  
Adjusted EBITDA   (533,853 )   (155,035 )   (1,607,413 )   (761,279 )
                         
                         
    Three Months Ended
September 30, 2013
    Three Months Ended
September 30, 2014
    Nine Months Ended
September 30, 2013
    Nine Months Ended
September 30, 2014
 
Net cash flow (used in) / provided by operating activities   (312,863 )   (1,626,235 )   2,570,347     1,303,836  
Changes in operating assets / liabilities   (478,653 )   1,246,446     (4,703,023 )   (2,294,640 )
Loss on derivatives (realized)   450,138     246,295     1,335,102     684,062  
Equity loss in joint venture and other investment income, net   (430,565 )   (361,302 )   (1,328,023 )   (1,148,506 )
Share-based compensation   (107,491 )   (123,847 )   (474,920 )   (410,315 )
Interest, net   345,581     463,608     993,104     1,104,284  
Adjusted EBITDA   (533,853 )   (155,035 )   (1,607,413 )   (761,279 )
                         
                         

Adjusted EBITDA Reconciliation:
Euroseas Ltd. considers Adjusted EBITDA to represent net earnings / (loss) before interest, income taxes, depreciation, amortization, gain / loss in derivatives and gain / loss on sale of vessels. Adjusted EBITDA does not represent and should not be considered as an alternative to net income /(loss) or cash flow from operations, as determined by United States generally accepted accounting principles, or U.S. GAAP, and the Company's 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 assesses its financial performance and liquidity position and because the Company believes 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 loss to Adjusted net loss  
(All amounts expressed in U.S. Dollars - except share data and number of shares)  
   
    Three Months Ended
September 30, 2013
    Three
Months Ended
September 30, 2014
    Nine Months Ended
September
30, 2013
    Nine Months Ended
September 30, 2014
 
Net loss   (3,808,607 )   (3,736,321 )   (17,309,524 )   (10,966,501 )
Unrealized gain on derivatives   (344,023 )   (322,158 )   (1,226,960 )   (664,060 )
Realized loss on derivatives   450,138     246,295     1,335,102     684,062  
Net loss / (gain) on sale of vessels   (1,256,659 )   -     1,935,019     -  
Adjusted net loss   (4,959,151 )   (3,812,184 )   (15,266,363 )   (10,946,499 )
Preferred dividends   -     (391,893 )   -     (1,043,309 )
Adjusted net loss attributable to common shareholders   (4,959,151 )   (4,204,077 )   (15,266,363 )   (11,989,808 )
Adjusted net loss per share, basic and diluted   (0.11 )   (0.07 )   (0.34 )   (0.22 )
Weighted average number of shares, basic and diluted   45,511,005     57,113,123     45,383,405     54,019,367  
                         
                         

Adjusted Net loss and Adjusted Net loss per share Reconciliation:
Euroseas Ltd. considers Adjusted Net loss to represent net loss before gain / loss on derivatives, and loss / gain on sale of vessels. Adjusted Net loss and Adjusted Net loss 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 on derivatives, and loss/ gain on sale of vessels, which items may significantly affect results of operations between periods.

 Adjusted Net loss and Adjusted Net loss per share do not represent and should not be considered as an alternative to net loss or loss per share, as determined by U.S. GAAP, The Company's definition of Adjusted Net loss and Adjusted Net 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, 5 Handysize containerships, 2 Feeder containerships. Euroseas` 5 drybulk carriers have a total cargo capacity of 338,540 dwt, its 10 containerships have a cargo capacity of 17,587 teu. The Company has also signed contracts for the construction of two Ultramax (63,500 dwt) fuel efficient drybulk carriers and two Kamsarmax (82,000 dwt) fuel efficient drybulk carriers. Including the four new-buildings, the total cargo capacity of the Company's drybulk vessels will be 629,540 dwt.

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