SOURCE: Euroseas

Euroseas

November 10, 2017 07:31 ET

Euroseas Ltd. Reports Results for the Nine-Month Period and Quarter Ended September 30, 2017

MAROUSSI, ATHENS, GREECE--(Marketwired - Nov 10, 2017) - 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, 2017.

Third Quarter 2017 Highlights:

  • Total net revenues of $11.1 million. Net loss of $4.8 million; net loss attributable to common shareholders (after a $0.5 million dividend on Series B Preferred Shares) of $5.3 million or $0.48 loss per share basic and diluted. Adjusted net loss attributable to common shareholders1 for the period was $0.061 per share basic and diluted.

  • Adjusted EBITDA1 was $2.8 million.

  • An average of 14.0 vessels were owned and operated during the third quarter of 2017 earning an average time charter equivalent rate of $8,529 per day.

  • The Company declared its fifteenth dividend of $0.5 million on its Series B Preferred Shares; the dividend was paid in-kind by issuing additional Series B Preferred Shares.

First Nine Months 2017 Highlights:

  • Total net revenues of $29.4 million. Net loss of $8.0 million; net loss attributable to common shareholders (after a $1.3 million dividend on Series B Preferred Shares) of $9.4 million or $0.85 loss per share basic and diluted. Adjusted net loss per share attributable to common shareholders1 for the period was $0.481.

  • Adjusted EBITDA1 was $4.9 million.

  • An average of 13.5 vessels were owned and operated during the first nine months of 2017 earning an average time charter equivalent rate of $7,978 per day.

1Adjusted 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 U.S. 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 markets remained at satisfactory levels during the third quarter and month of October of 2017 despite the typical seasonal slowdown. With orderbook-to-fleet ratio at historically low levels, especially for the drybulk fleet, we expect supply pressures to ease. On the other hand, demand prospects are encouraging as the world economies seem to be recovering in a synchronized fashion for the first time in several years. In light of this expectation, we are evaluating opportunities to secure longer term charters at rates supporting our cash flow requirements and continue to position our assets to take advantage of investment opportunities. On this latter front, we have managed to expand our fleet with the recent acquisition of five container vessels from Euromar LLC in transactions with their lender banks. Euromar, previously our joint venture with two private equity firms, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Euroseas since September 2017.

"Furthermore, we continue to explore ways to improve our liquidity and leverage our presence in the capital markets and efficient operating cost structure to pursue merger and other growth opportunities."

Tasos Aslidis, Chief Financial Officer of Euroseas commented: "The results of the third quarter of 2017 reflect the improvement of the market of drybulk and container vessels as compared to the same period of 2016. Our vessels earned on average daily rates that were approximately 10% higher than the daily rates earned during the same periods of 2016. As charter contracts are renewed or replaced with ones reflecting the higher market levels, we expect the average daily rates our vessels are earning to increase.

"Total daily vessel operating expenses, including management fees, general and administrative expenses but excluding drydocking costs, registered a decline of about 1% for the third quarter as compared to the same period of last year and a decline of about 3.1% for the nine month period ended September 30, 2017 over the same period of 2016. Adjusted EBITDA during the third quarter of 2017 was $2.8 million versus $0.3 million in the third quarter of last year, and it reached $5.0 million versus negative ($0.8) million for the respective nine-month periods of 2017 and 2016.

"As of September 30, 2017, our outstanding debt (excluding the unamortized loan fees) was $60.0 million versus restricted and unrestricted cash of $10.9 million. As of the same date, our scheduled debt repayments over the next 12 months amounted to about $13.8 million (excluding the unamortized loan fees) of which $4.9 million reflect a balloon payment that we are looking to refinance."

Third Quarter 2017 Results:
For the third quarter of 2017, the Company reported total net revenues of $11.1 million representing a 53.2% increase over total net revenues of $7.2 million during the third quarter of 2016. The Company reported net loss for the period of $4.8 million and a net loss attributable to common shareholders of $5.3 million, as compared to a net loss of $4.6 million and a net loss attributable to common shareholders of $5.0 million respectively, for the third quarter of 2016. The results for the third quarter of 2017 include a $4.6 million loss on write-down on two vessels classified as held for sale. The results for the third quarter of 2016 include a $1.8 million loss on termination of a newbuilding contract. Drydocking expenses amounted to $0.1 million during the third quarter of the year 2017 comprising part of the drydocking cost of one vessel that underwent drydocking during the end of the third quarter and the beginning of the fourth quarter of 2017 compared to one vessel that underwent drydocking during the third quarter of 2016 for a total amount of $0.6 million. Depreciation expense for the third quarter of 2017 was $2.2 million remaining unchanged compared to the same period of 2016. Although the average number of vessels increased, the new vessels acquired have a lower average daily depreciation charge as a result of their lower initial values (acquisition price) and greater remaining useful life (i.e. m/v Alexandros P) compared to the remaining vessels. In the third quarter of 2017, there was no equity loss in joint venture and other investment income as compared to equity loss of $0.66 million and other investment income of $0.34 million for the three months ended September 30, 2016, as in 2016, the Company concluded that its equity investment in Euromar and the invested portion of its investment in preferred units of Euromar were totally impaired and hence the Company also ceased recognising income on the preferred units. Euromar is a wholly owned subsidiary of Euroseas since September 2017, but its vessels are substantially under the control of its lenders and, thus, it has not been consolidated in our results nor any gain or loss from it has been recognized.

On average, 14.0 vessels were owned and operated during the third quarter of 2017 earning an average time charter equivalent rate of $8,529 per day compared to 11.0 vessels in the same period of 2016 earning on average $7,500 per day.

Adjusted EBITDA1 for the third quarter of 2017 was $2.8 million compared to $0.3 million achieved during the third quarter of 2016. 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 2017 was $0.48 calculated on 11,093,672 basic and diluted weighted average number of shares outstanding, compared to basic and diluted loss per share of $0.61 for the third quarter of 2016, calculated on 8,139,060 basic and diluted weighted average number of shares outstanding.

Excluding the effect on the loss attributable to common shareholders for the quarter of gain /loss on derivatives, the loss on write-down of vessels held for sale and the loss on termination of a newbuilding contract, the adjusted net loss per share attributable to common shareholders for the quarter ended September 30, 2017 would have been $0.06 per share basic and diluted compared to adjusted net loss of $0.40 per share basic and diluted for the quarter ended September 30, 2016. Usually, security analysts do not include the above items in their published estimates of earnings per share.

First Nine Months 2017 Results:
For the first nine months of 2017, the Company reported total net revenues of $29.4 million representing a 39.1% increase over total net revenues of $21.1 million during the first nine months of 2016. The Company reported a net loss for the period of $8.0 million and a net loss attributable to common shareholders of $9.4 million, as compared to net loss of $26.6 million and a net loss attributable to common shareholders of $27.9 million, respectively, for the first nine months of 2016. The results for the first nine months of 2017 include a $0.5 million gain on sale of a vessel and a $4.6 million loss on write-down on two vessels held for sale. The results for the first nine months of 2016 include a $0.2 million loss on derivatives, a $0.01 million gain on sale of a vessel, a $3.2 million loss on termination of two newbuilding contracts and a $14.0 million impairment of investment in joint venture. Depreciation expense for the first nine months of 2017 was $6.5 million compared to $6.6 million during the same period of 2016. Although the average number of vessels increased in the first nine months of 2017 compared to the same period of 2016, the new vessels acquired have a lower average daily depreciation charge as a result of their lower initial values (acquisition price) and greater remaining useful life (i.e. m/v Alexandros P) compared to the remaining vessels. In the first nine months of 2017, there was no equity loss in joint venture and other investment income, as compared to equity loss of $1.4 million and other investment income of $1.0 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2016, since the equity investment in Euromar and the invested portion of its investment in preferred units of Euromar was totally impaired in 2016, as mentioned above.

On average, 13.5 vessels were owned and operated during the first nine months of 2017 earning an average time charter equivalent rate of $7,978 per day compared to 11.3 vessels in the same period of 2016 earning on average $7,085 per day.

Adjusted EBITDA1 for the first nine months of 2017 was $5.0 million compared to $(0.8) million during the first nine months of 2016. 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 2017 was $0.85, calculated on 11,051,957 basic and diluted weighted average number of shares outstanding compared to basic and diluted loss per share of $3.43 for the first nine months of 2016, calculated on 8,116,343 basic and diluted weighted average number of shares outstanding.

Excluding the effect on the loss attributable to common shareholders for the first nine months of 2017 of the gain / loss on derivatives, the gain on sale of a vessel, the loss on write-down of vessels held for sale, the loss on termination of newbuilding contracts and the impairment of investment in joint venture, the adjusted net loss per share attributable to common shareholders for the nine-month period ended September 30, 2017 would have been $0.48 compared to adjusted net loss of $1.29 per share basic and diluted for the same period in 2016. 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                        
XENIA   Kamsarmax   82,000       2016   TC until Jan 2020 + 1 year at charterer's option   $14,100
$14,350
EIRINI P   Panamax   76,466       2004   TC until Jan-18   104% of average BPI*** 4TC
PANTELIS   Panamax   74,020       2000   TC until Dec-17   $12,575
TASOS   Panamax   75,100       2000   Voyage Charter until Nov-17   Equivalent to
 about $9,100
ALEXANDROS P.   Ultramax    63,500        2017    TC until Jan-18    114% of
 Supra Index
MONICA P(****)   Handymax   46,667       1998   TC until Dec-17   $14,000
Vessel under construction(**)                        
Hull Number YZJ 1153   Kamsarmax   82,000       2018   N/A    
Total Dry Bulk Vessels   7   499,753                

Container Carriers
                       
EVRIDIKI G   Feeder   34,677   2,556   2001   TC until Jan-18   $11,000
AGGELIKI P(****)   Feeder   30,360   2,008   1998   TC until Nov-17   Vessel repositioning   
JOANNA   Feeder   22,301   1,732   1999   TC until Feb-18   $7,000
MANOLIS P   Feeder   20,346   1,452   1995   TC until Mar-18   $7,000
AEGEAN EXPRESS   Feeder   18,581   1,439   1997    TC until Mar-18    $8,250
NINOS   Feeder   18,253   1,169   1990  
TC until Mar-18
  $8,950
EM ASTORIA    Feeder    35,600    2,788    2004    TC until Dec-17
 thereafter TC until May-18
   $5,700
 $8,000
EM CORFU   Feeder   34,654   2,556   2001   TC until Feb-18   $11,000

EM ATHENS
   Feeder    32,350    2,506    2000    TC until Feb-18    $7,000
EM OINOUSSES    Feeder    32,350    2,506    2000    TC until Aug-18
 + 12 months in Charterers Option
   $8,500
 $15,000
KUO HSIUNG   Feeder   18,154   1,169   1993   TC until Apr-18   $8,950
Total Container Carriers   11   297,626   21,881            
Fleet Grand Total   18   797,379   21,881            

Note:
(*) Represents the earliest redelivery date
(**) Hull Number YZJ 1153 is due to be delivered in the second quarter of 2018.
(***) BPI is the Baltic Panamax Index; the average BPI 4TC is an index based on four time charter routes.
(****) Vessel is classified as held for sale as of September 30, 2017.

Summary Fleet Data:

    Three Months, Ended
September 30, 2016
  Three Months, Ended
September 30, 2017
  Nine Months, Ended
September 30, 2016
  Nine
Months, Ended
September 30, 2017
FLEET DATA                
Average number of vessels (1)   11.02   14.02   11.33   13.51
Calendar days for fleet (2)   1,014.0   1,290.0   3,105.0   3,685.0
Scheduled off-hire days incl. laid-up (3)   26.4   4.1   57.7   76.1
Available days for fleet (4) = (2) - (3)   987.6   1,285.9   3,047.3   3,608.9
Commercial off-hire days (5)   2.8   -   72.5   42.7
Operational off-hire days (6)   -   0.8   7.5   27.3
Voyage days for fleet (7) = (4) - (5) - (6)   984.8   1,285.1   2,967.3   3,538.9
Fleet utilization (8) = (7) / (4)   99.7%   99.9%   97.4%   98.1%
Fleet utilization, commercial (9) = ((4) - (5)) / (4)   99.7%   100.0%   97.6%   98.8%
Fleet utilization, operational (10) = ((4) - (6)) / (4)   100.0%   99.9%   99.8%   99.2%
                 
AVERAGE DAILY RESULTS                
Time charter equivalent rate (11)   7,500   8,529   7,085   7,978
Vessel operating expenses excl. drydocking expenses (12)   5,020   5,211   5,143   5,103
General and administrative expenses (13)   814   582   868   721
Total vessel operating expenses (14)   5,834   5,793   6,011   5,824
Drydocking expenses (15)   544   98   556   66

(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 a vessel is idle without employment (this definition has been revised starting from April 1, 2017 to exclude from commercial offhire days, days the vessel is sailing for repositioning purposes; previous periods' commercial offihire has been adjusted accordingly if necessary). 

(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 or are sailing for repositioning purposes.

(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:
Today, Friday, November 10, 2017 at [10:00] 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), 0(800) 953-0329 (from the UK) or (+44) (0) 1452 542 301 (from outside the US). Please quote "Euroseas."

A replay of the conference call will be available until Friday, November 27, 2017. 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 550 000 and the access code required for the replay is: 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.

The slide presentation on the third quarter ended September 30, 2017, will also be available in PDF format 10 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,
  Three Months Ended
September 30,
  Nine Months Ended
September 30,
  Nine Months Ended
September 30,
    2016   2017   2016   2017
                 
Revenues                
Voyage revenue   7,567,000   11,650,774   22,111,476   30,928,877
Related party revenue   60,000   60,000   180,000   180,000
Commissions   (400,922)   (642,241)   (1,179,636)   (1,737,680)
                 
Net revenues   7,226,078   11,068,533   21,111,840   29,371,197
                 
Operating expenses                
Voyage expenses   180,908   690,714   1,088,633   2,694,312
Vessel operating expenses   4,313,089   5,682,995   13,608,596   16,003,406
Drydocking expenses   551,407   125,971   1,725,240   244,574
Depreciation   2,188,438   2,185,166   6,569,978   6,458,942
Management fees   777,436   1,039,311   2,361,821   2,802,398
Gain on sale of vessel   -   -   (10,597)   (516,561)
Loss on termination of newbuilding contracts   1,753,762   -   3,202,030   -
Other general and administrative expenses   825,031   751,221   2,694,252   2,656,769
Loss on write-down of vessels held for sale   -   4,595,819   -   4,595,819
Total operating expenses   10,590,071   15,071,197   31,239,953   34,939,659
                 
Operating loss   (3,363,993)   (4,002,664)   (10,128,113)   (5,568,462)
                 
Other income/(expenses)                
Interest and finance cost   (927,639)   (817,576)   (1,843,413)   (2,444,476)
Gain / (loss) on derivatives, net   49,048   5,522   (215,839)   (23,531)
Other investment income   341,571   -   1,024,712   -
Foreign exchange loss   (8,660)   (22,127)   (35,792)   (41,986)
Interest income   6,960   13,296   16,565   29,395
Other expenses, net   (538,720)   (820,885)   (1,053,767)   (2,480,598)
Equity loss in joint venture   (657,765)   -   (1,410,321)   -
Impairment of investment in joint venture   -   -   (14,000,000)   -
Net loss   (4,560,478)   (4,823,549)   (26,592,201)   (8,049,060)
Dividend Series B preferred shares   (436,391)   (458,623)   (1,283,808)   (1,344,408)
Net loss attributable to common shareholders   (4,996,869)   (5,282,172)   (27,876,009)   (9,393,468)
Loss, per share, basic and diluted   (0.61)   (0.48)   (3.43)   (0.85)
Weighted average number of shares basic and diluted   8,139,060   11,093,672   8,116,343   11,051,957
                 
                 
 
 
Euroseas Ltd.
Unaudited Consolidated Condensed Balance Sheets
(All amounts expressed in U.S. Dollars - except number of shares)
 
    December 31,
2016
  September 30,
2017
         
ASSETS   (unaudited)
Current Assets:        
    Cash and cash equivalents   3,208,092   3,946,368
    Trade accounts receivable   1,432,114   1,300,600
    Other receivables, net   870,415   1,211,245
    Inventories   1,291,279   1,947,075
    Restricted cash   655,739   759,206
    Prepaid expenses   172,398   341,115
    Due from related companies   -   1,405,373
    Vessels held for sale   2,814,046   9,028,000
Total current assets   10,444,083   19,938,982
         
Fixed assets:        
    Vessels, net   105,584,633   114,932,872
    Advances for vessels under construction and vessel acquisition deposits   17,753,737   4,711,826
Long-term assets:        
    Restricted cash   5,484,268   6,284,267
    Deferred charges   426,783   -
    Other investments   4,000,000   -
Total long-term assets   133,249,421   125,928,965
Total assets   143,693,504   145,867,947
         
LIABILITIES, MEZZANINE EQUITY AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY        
Current liabilities:        
    Long term debt, current portion   5,549,218   13,417,263
    Loan from related party   2,000,000   -
    Trade accounts payable   1,864,263   2,451,920
    Accrued expenses   1,312,293   1,716,763
    Deferred revenue   437,322   1,736,729
    Due to related companies   11,539   -
    Derivatives   -   140,712
Total current liabilities   11,174,635   19,463,387
         
Long-term liabilities:        
    Long term debt, net of current portion   44,366,976   45,449,574
    Derivatives   240,181   131,629
    Vessel profit participation liability   -   487,900
Total long-term liabilities   44,607,157   46,069,103
Total liabilities   55,781,792   65,532,490
         
Mezzanine equity:        
Series B Preferred shares (par value $0.01, 20,000,000 preferred shares authorized, 35,505 and 36,849 shares issued and outstanding, respectively)   33,804,948   35,149,356
         
Shareholders' equity:        
  Common stock (par value $0.03, 200,000,000 shares authorized, 10,876,112 and 11,173,856 issued and outstanding)   326,283   335,222
    Additional paid-in capital   283,757,739   284,221,605
    Accumulated deficit   (229,977,258)   (239,370,726)
  Total shareholders' equity   54,106,764   45,186,101
  Total liabilities, mezzanine equity and shareholders' equity   143,693,504   145,867,947
         
         
 
 
Euroseas Ltd.
Unaudited Consolidated Condensed Statements of Cash Flows
(All amounts expressed in U.S. Dollars)
 
    Nine Months Ended September 30,   Nine Months Ended September 30,
    2016   2017
         
Cash flows from operating activities:        
Net loss   (26,592,201)   (8,049,060)
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash provided by operating activities:        
Depreciation of vessels   6,569,978   6,458,942
Amortization and write off of deferred charges   554,566   252,559
Amortization of debt discount   -   30,494
Loss on write-down of vessels held for sale   -   4,595,819
Gain on sale of a vessel   (10,597)   (516,561)
Loss on termination of newbuilding contracts   3,202,030   -
Equity loss on investment in joint venture   1,410,321   -
Impairment of investment in joint venture   14,000,000    
Share-based compensation   213,448   98,562
Unrealized loss on derivatives   105,059   32,159
Other income accrued   (1,024,712)   -
Changes in operating assets and liabilities   1,785,527   155,028
Net cash provided by operating activities   213,419   3,057,942
Cash flows from investing activities:        
Cash paid for vessels under construction and vessel acquisition   (26,281,505)   (18,324,401)
Release of cash from other investments   -   4,000,000
Proceeds from sale of vessels   4,196,268   5,136,804
Net cash used in investing activities   (22,085,237)   (9,187,597)
Cash flows from financing activities:        
Proceeds from issuance of common stock, net of commissions paid   -   549,495
Loan fees paid   (727,501)   (92,125)
Offering expenses paid   (47,377)   (341,072)
Proceeds from long term debt   28,300,000   15,612,500
Repayment of long-term debt   (16,034,125)   (5,957,401)
Repayment of related party loan   -   (2,000,000)
Net cash provided by financing activities   11,490,997   7,771,397
Net decrease in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash   (10,380,821)   1,641,742
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at the beginning of period   19,182,379   9,348,099
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at end of period   8,801,558   10,989,841
Cash Breakdown        
Cash and cash equivalents   1,728,226   3,946,368
Restricted cash, current   1,889,065   759,206
Restricted cash, long term   5,184,267   6,284,267
Total cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash shown in the statement of cash flows   8,801,558   10,989,841
         
         
 
 
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, 2016
 
Three Months Ended
September 30, 2017
 
Nine Months Ended
September 30, 2016
 
Nine Months Ended
September 30, 2017
Net loss   (4,560,478)   (4,823,549)   (26,592,201)   (8,049,060)
Depreciation   2,188,438   2,185,166   6,569,978   6,458,942
Loss on termination of newbuilding contracts   1,753,762   -   3,202,030   -
Impairment of investment in joint venture   -   -   14,000,000   -
Loss on write-down of vessels held for sale   -   4,595,819   -   4,595,819
Gain on sale of a vessel   -   -   (10,597)   (516,561)
Interest and finance costs, net (incl, interest income)   920,679   804,280   1,826,848   2,415,081
Unrealized and realized (gain) / loss on derivatives, net   (49,048)   (5,522)   215,839   23,531
                 
Adjusted EBITDA   253,353   2,756,194   (788,103)   4,927,752
                 
   
Three Months Ended
September 30, 2016
 
Three Months Ended
September 30, 2017
 
Nine Months Ended
September 30, 2016
 
Nine Months Ended
September 30, 2017
Net cash flow provided by operating activities   185,357   3,113,511   213,419   3,057,942
Changes in operating assets / liabilities   (64,309)   (1,021,784)   (1,785,527)   (155,028)
Loss / (gain) on derivatives, realized   27,600   (6,330)   110,780   (8,628)
Share-based compensation   (73,317)   (23,856)   (213,448)   (98,562)
Equity loss in joint venture and other investment income, net   (316,194)   -   (385,609)   -
Interest, net   494,216   694,652   1,272,282   2,132,027
                 
Adjusted EBITDA   253,353   2,756,194   (788,103)   4,927,752
                 
                 

Adjusted EBITDA Reconciliation: Euroseas Ltd. considers Adjusted EBITDA to represent net loss before interest, income taxes, depreciation, gain / loss in derivatives and loss on termination of newbuilding contracts, impairment of investment in joint venture, loss on write-down of vessels held for sale and gain on sale of a vessel. Euroseas also computes Adjusted EBITDA by adding the net cash flow provided by / (used in) operating activities, the changes in operating assets / liabilities of the period, the realized loss or (gain) on derivatives, the equity loss in joint venture and other investment income, the share based compensation of the period and the net interest of the period. Adjusted EBITDA does not represent and should not be considered as an alternative to net loss or cash flow from operations, as determined by United States generally accepted accounting principles, or U.S. GAAP. 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, 2016
  Three Months Ended
September 30, 2017
  Nine Months Ended
September 30, 2016
  Nine Months Ended
September 30, 2017
Net loss   (4,560,478)   (4,823,549)   (26,592,201)   (8,049,060)
Unrealized (gain) / loss on derivatives   (76,648)   808   105,059   32,159
Realized loss / (gain) on derivatives   27,600   (6,330)   110,780   (8,628)
Gain on sale of a vessel   -   -   (10,597)   (516,561)
Loss on write-down of vessels held for sale   -   4,595,819   -   4,595,819
Loss on termination of newbuilding contracts   1,753,762   -   3,202,030   -
Impairment of investment in joint venture   -   -   14,000,000   -
Adjusted net loss   (2,855,764)   (233,252)   (9,184,929)   (3,946,271)
Preferred dividends   (436,391)   (458,623)   (1,283,808)   (1,344,408)
Adjusted net loss attributable to common shareholders   (3,292,155)   (691,875)   (10,468,737)   (5,290,679)
Adjusted net loss per share, basic and diluted   (0.40)   (0.06)   (1.29)   (0.48)
Weighted average number of shares, basic and diluted   8,139,060   11,093,672   8,116,343   11,051,957
                 

"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, gain on sale of a vessel, loss on write-down of vessels held for sale, loss on termination of newbuilding contracts and impairment of investment in joint venture. "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, gain on sale of a vessel, loss on write-down of vessels held for sale, loss on termination of newbuilding contracts and impairment of investment in joint venture, 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 140 years. Euroseas trades on the NASDAQ Capital Market under the ticker ESEA.

Euroseas operates in the dry cargo, drybulk and container shipping markets. Euroseas' operations are managed by Eurobulk Ltd., an ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2004 certified affiliated ship management company and Eurobulk (Far East) Ltd. Inc., also an affiliated ship management company, which are 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 17 vessels, including 3 Panamax drybulk carriers, 1 Handymax drybulk carrier, 1 Kamsarmax drybulk carrier, 1 Ultramax drybulk carrier and 11 Feeder containerships and has agreed to acquire an intermediate containership scheduled to be delivered to the Company within 2017. Euroseas 6 drybulk carriers have a total cargo capacity of 417,753 dwt, its 11 containerships have a cargo capacity of 21,881 teu and including the containership to be acquired 27,481 teu. The Company has also signed a contract for the construction of one Kamsarmax (82,000 dwt) fuel efficient drybulk carrier. Including the new-building, the total cargo capacity of the Company's drybulk vessels will be 499,753 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