SOURCE: Globus Maritime Limited

Globus Maritime Limited

December 05, 2014 16:02 ET

Globus Maritime Limited Reports Financial Results for the Quarter and Nine Month Period Ended September 30, 2014

ATHENS, GREECE--(Marketwired - Dec 5, 2014) -  Globus Maritime Limited ("Globus," the "Company," "we," or "our") (NASDAQ: GLBS), a dry bulk shipping company, today reported its unaudited consolidated operating and financial results for the quarter and nine month period ended September 30, 2014.

 
Financial Highlights
 
  Three months ended
September 30,
  Nine months ended
September 30,
(Expressed in thousands of U.S dollars except for daily rates and per share data) 2014   2013   2014     2013
Net revenue (1) 5,415   6,899   17,743     19,657
Adjusted EBITDA (2) 2,430   3,603   8,508     10,192
Total comprehensive income 196   1,192   37     1,379
Basic & diluted income/(loss) per share(3) 0.02   0.12   (0.02 )   0.12
Impairment loss -   -   1,714     1,031
Total comprehensive income adjusted for impairment loss 196   1,192   1,751     2,410
Basic & diluted earnings per share adjusted for impairment loss(3) 0.02   0.12   0.15     0.22
Time charter equivalent rate (TCE) 7,524   10,212   8,641     9,884
Average operating expenses per vessel per day 4,277   4,774   4,465     4,482
Average number of vessels 7.0   7.0   7.0     7.0
                 
(1) Net revenue is computed by subtracting voyage expenses from revenue. Net Revenue is not a recognized measurement under international financial reporting standards ("IFRS") and should not be considered as an alternative or comparable to net income.
(2) Adjusted EBITDA is a measure not in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP"). See a later section of this press release for a reconciliation of non-GAAP financial measures.
(3) Adjusted for preferred dividends declared during the period under consideration.
   

Current Fleet Profile

As of the date of this press release, Globus' subsidiaries own and operate seven dry bulk carriers, consisting of four Supramax, two Panamax and one Kamsarmax.

                     
Vessel   Year Built  
Yard
 
Type
Month/Year Delivered DWT   FLAG
Tiara Globe   1998   Hudong Zhonghua   Panamax Dec 2007 72,928   Marshall Is.
Moon Globe   2005   Hudong-Zhonghua   Panamax June 2011 74,432   Marshall Is.
Sun Globe   2007   Tsuneishi Cebu   Supramax Sept 2011 58,790   Malta
River Globe   2007   Yangzhou Dayang   Supramax Dec 2007 53,627   Marshall Is.
Sky Globe   2009   Taizhou Kouan   Supramax May 2010 56,855   Marshall Is.
Star Globe   2010   Taizhou Kouan   Supramax May 2010 56,867   Marshall Is.
Jin Star   2010   Jiangsu Eastern   Kamsarmax June 2010 79,387   Panama
Weighted Average Age: 7.8 Years at September 30, 2014   452,886    
         

Current Fleet Deployment

The vessels Tiara Globe, Star Globe, Sky Globe, Moon Globe and River Globe are currently operating on short term time charters ("on spot").

The "Sun Globe" is currently on a T/C with Cosco Qingdao until January 2015 at $16,000 per day gross.

The "Jin Star" is on a bareboat charter with Eastern Media International and Far Eastern Silo & Shipping, which began during June 2010, for a period of five years at $14,250 per day gross.

 
Employment Profile
 
Vessel   Charterer   Expiration Date (Earliest)   Type   Gross Daily rate
Tiara Globe   Spot   Spot   Spot   Spot
Moon Globe   Spot   Spot   Spot   Spot
Sun Globe   Cosco Qingdao Shipping Co   Jan 2015   Time charter   $16,000
River Globe   Spot   Spot   Spot   Spot
Sky Globe   Spot   Spot   Spot   Spot
Star Globe   Spot   Spot   Spot   Spot
Jin Star   Eastern Media International - Far Eastern Silo & Shipping   Jan 2015   Bareboat   $14,250
                 

Management Commentary

George Karageorgiou, President, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Globus Maritime Limited, stated:

"Our financial results for the three month period ended September 30, 2014 reflect the continued overall weakness in dry bulk freight rates. Our time charter equivalent rate in Q3 of 2014 was $7,524 versus $10,212 during the same period in 2013 corresponding to a decrease of 26%. The weakness in the dry bulk market primarily reflects the current vessel oversupply of the market. 

"In this tight market we maintained our focus on operational and commercial efficiency. The average daily operating expenses for Q3 2014 decreased by 10% compared to the same quarter of last year, while our interest expense and finance costs were almost halved reflecting the termination of our swap facilities and the sharp decrease in our average debt outstanding to $83.8 million in Q3 2014 down from $95.3 million in Q3 2013. We have also started discussions with various financial institutions regarding the refinancing of our biggest credit facility with the scope to reduce further our cash-flow break even rate for 2015. Looking forward, in January 2015, following the charter expirations of two of our vessels, the Jin Star and Sun Globe, we will have zero long term contract coverage, which will allow us to take advantage of an eventual strengthening dry bulk sector by focusing our chartering strategy on short and medium duration time charters.

"We remain cautiously optimistic for the prospects of the dry bulk market in 2015. The scheduled increase in iron ore supply brought online by the major mining companies in Australia and Brazil in conjunction of the higher global GDP growth rate anticipated by the reduction of the crude oil price should have a positive effect on the dry bulk market and industry analysts expect a tighter balance between supply and demand leading to a healthier freight market.

"Globus is an efficient low cost operator with a modern and uncommitted fleet, and experienced management. I strongly believe that we are well positioned to benefit from the eventual market turnaround."

Management Discussion and Analysis of the Results of Operations

Third quarter of the year 2014 compared to the third quarter of the year 2013

Total comprehensive income for the third quarter of the year 2014 amounted to $0.2 million or $0.02 basic earnings per share based on 10,236,134 weighted average number of shares while total comprehensive income for the third quarter of the year 2013 amounted to $1.2 million or $0.12 basic earnings per share based on 10,218,033 weighted average number of shares.

The following table corresponds to the breakdown of the factors that led to the decrease in total comprehensive income during the third quarter of 2014 compared to the third quarter of 2013 (expressed in $000's):

     
  3rdQuarter of 2014 vs 3rdQuarter of 2013  
       
  Net income for the 3rdQuarter of 2013 1,192  
  Decrease in Revenue (1,334)  
  Increase in Voyage expenses (150)  
  Decrease in Vessels operating expenses 274  
  Decrease in Depreciation 2  
  Increase in Depreciation of dry docking costs (82)  
  Increase in Administrative expenses (4)  
  Decrease in Share-based payments 51  
  Decrease in Other income, net (10)  
  Decrease in Interest income from bank balances & deposits (7)  
  Decrease in Gain from derivative financial instruments (150)  
  Decrease in Interest expense and finance costs 378  
  Increase in Foreign exchange gains 36  
  Net income for the 3rdQuarter of 2014 196  
       

Revenue
During the three month period ended September 30, 2014 and 2013 our Revenue reached $6.3 million and $7.6 million respectively. The 17% decrease in Revenue was mainly attributed to the decrease in the average time charter rates achieved by our vessels during the third quarter of 2014 compared to the same period in 2013. Time Charter Equivalent rate (TCE) for the third quarter of 2014 amounted to $7,524 per vessel per day against $10,212 per vessel per day during the same period in 2013 corresponding to a decrease of 26%.

Voyage expenses
Voyage expenses increased by $0.2 million to $0.9 million during the three month period ended September 30, 2014 from $0.7 million during the respective period in 2013. Voyage expenses during the third quarter of 2014 included approximately $0.6 million, attributed to the cost of bunkers consumed during periods that our vessels were travelling seeking employment, against $0.4 million during the same period in 2013.

Vessel operating expenses
Vessel operating expenses, which include crew costs, provisions, deck and engine stores, lubricating oils, insurance, maintenance, and repairs, decreased by $0.2 million or 8% to $2.4 million during the three month period ended September 30, 2014 compared to $2.6 million during the three month period ended September 30, 2013. The breakdown of our operating expenses for the quarters ended September 30, 2014 and 2013 was as follows:

                 
      2014     2013    
  Crew expenses   56 %   49 %  
  Repairs and spares   16 %   22 %  
  Insurance   9 %   12 %  
  Stores   10 %   9 %  
  Lubricants   6 %   6 %  
  Other   2 %   2 %  
                 

Average daily operating expenses during the three month period ended September 30, 2014 and 2013 were $4,277 per vessel per day and $4,774 per vessel per day respectively corresponding to a decrease of 10%.

Amortization of fair value of time charter attached to vessels
Amortization of the fair value of the time charter attached to vessels during both the three month period ended September 30, 2014 and 2013 amounted to $0.2 million and it was referred to the fair value of the time charter attached to the vessel m/v Sun Globe, acquired during the second half of 2011, which is amortized on a straight line basis over the remaining period of the time charter.

Gain on derivative financial instruments
Gain or loss on derivative financial instruments referred to the changes on the fair market value of our interest swap agreements, the valuation of which was affected by the prevailing interest rates at that time. Both our interest rate swap agreements entered back in 2008 of a total notional amount of $25.0 million, reached their maturity during November 2013.

Interest expense and finance costs
Interest expense and finance costs decreased by $0.4 million to $0.5 million during the third quarter of 2014 from $0.9 million during the respective period in 2013, mainly due to the termination of both our five year swap agreements during November 2013 and the sharp decrease in our average debt outstanding during the third quarter of 2014 of $83.8 million compared to the average debt outstanding during the third quarter of 2013 of $95.3 million. The weighted average interest rate on our debt outstanding during the third quarter of 2014 reached 2.08% compared to 3.39% during the same period last year including the effect from our interest rate swap agreements in effect at that time.

Nine month period ended September 30, 2014 compared to the nine month period ended September 30, 2013

Total comprehensive income for the first nine months of the year 2014 amounted to $37 thousand or $0.02 basic loss per share based on 10,232,145 weighted average number of shares. If adjusted for the $1.7 million impairment loss, total adjusted comprehensive income for the period becomes $1.8 million or 0.15 basic earnings per share.

Total comprehensive income for the nine months of the year 2013 amounted to $1.4 million or $0.12 basic earnings per share based on 10,213,366 weighted average number of shares. If adjusted for the $1.0 million impairment loss recognized during June 2013, total adjusted comprehensive income for the period becomes $2.4 million or $0.22 basic earnings per share.

The following table corresponds to the breakdown of the factors that led to the decrease in total comprehensive income during the first nine months of 2014 compared to the total comprehensive income during the first nine months of 2013 (expressed in $000's):

 
9 Months of 2014 vs 9 Months of 2013
           
  Net income for 9M 2013   1,379    
  Decrease in Revenue   (983 )  
  Increase in Voyage expenses   (931 )  
  Decrease in Vessels operating expenses   27    
  Increase in Depreciation   (2 )  
  Increase in Depreciation of dry docking costs   (45 )  
  Decrease in Amortization of fair value of time charter attached to vessels   515    
  Increase in Administrative expenses   (13 )  
  Decrease in Administrative expenses to related parties   89    
  Decrease in Share-based payments   143    
  Increase in Impairment loss   (683 )  
  Increase in Other expenses, net   (16 )  
  Decrease in Interest income from bank balances & deposits   (28 )  
  Decrease in Gain from Derivative financial instruments   (604 )  
  Decrease in Interest expense and finance costs   1,137    
  Increase in Foreign exchange gains, net   52    
  Net income for 9M 2014   37    
           

Revenue
During the nine month period ended September 30, 2014 and 2013 our Revenue reached $20.9 million and $21.9 million respectively. The 5% decrease in Revenue was mainly attributed to the decrease in the average time charter rates achieved by our vessels during the nine month period ended 30, September 2014 compared to the same period in 2013. Time Charter Equivalent rate (TCE) for the period under discussion amounted to $8,641 per vessel per day against $9,884 per vessel per day during the same nine month period in 2013 corresponding to a decrease of 13%.

Voyage expenses
Voyage expenses increased by $1.0 million to $3.2 million during the nine month period ended September 30, 2014 from $2.2 million during the respective period in 2013. Voyage expenses during the first nine months of 2014 included $2.0 million, attributed to the cost of bunkers consumed during periods that our vessels were travelling seeking employment compared to $1.2 million during the respective period in 2013. 

Vessel operating expenses
Vessel operating expenses, which include crew costs, provisions, deck and engine stores, lubricating oils, insurance, maintenance, and repairs, during the nine month period ended September 30, 2014 and 2013 reached $7.3 million. The breakdown of our operating expenses for the nine month period ended September 30, 2014 and 2013 was as follows:

                 
      2014     2013    
  Crew expenses   55 %   51 %  
  Repairs and spares   16 %   19 %  
  Insurance   11 %   11 %  
  Stores   10 %   8 %  
  Lubricants   6 %   8 %  
  Other   2 %   2 %  
                 

Average daily operating expenses during nine month period ended September 30, 2014 and 2013 were $4,465 per vessel per day and $4,482 per vessel per day respectively. 

Amortization of fair value of time charter attached to vessels
Amortization of fair value of time charter attached to vessels during the nine month period ended September 30, 2014 and 2013 were $0.6 and $1.1 million respectively. Amortization refers to the fair value of above the market time charters attached to the vessels m/v Moon Globe and m/v Sun Globe acquired during the second half of 2011, which is amortized on a straight line basis over the remaining period of the time charters. The time charter attached to m/v Moon Globe expired during June 2013.

Impairment loss
During the first nine months of 2014 we recognized an impairment loss of $1.7 million corresponding to the change in the fair market value less cost to sell of the vessel Tiara Globe which is classified as vessel held for sale. During the first half of 2013 we recognized and impairment loss of $1.0 million with respect to the aforementioned vessel which had its Special Survey during that period amounting to $0.8 million, while its fair value less cost to sell as of September 30, 2013 decreased by $0.2 million. 

Gain on derivative financial instruments
Gain or loss on derivative financial instruments referred to the changes on the fair market value of our interest swap agreements, the valuation of which was affected by the prevailing interest rates at that time. Both our interest rate swap agreements entered back in 2008 of a total notional amount of $25.0 million, reached their maturity during November 2013.

Interest expense and finance costs
Interest expense and finance costs decreased by $1.2 million to $1.6 million during the first nine months of 2014 from $2.8 million during the respective period last year mainly due to the termination of both our five year swap agreements during November 2013 and the sharp decrease in our average debt outstanding during the first nine months of 2014 of $87.9 million compared to the average debt outstanding during the first nine months of 2013 of $100.4 million. The weighted average interest rate during the first nine months of 2014 reached 2.22% compared to 3.36% during the same period last year including the effect from our interest rate swap agreements in effect at that time.

Liquidity and capital resources

Net cash generated from operating activities for the three month period ended September 30, 2014 and 2013 was $2.0 million and $2.4 million, respectively.

Net cash used in financing activities during the three month period ended September 30, 2014 amounted to $1.7 million and consisted of $1.2 million of debt repayment and $0.5 million of interest and other finance costs paid. Net cash used in financing activities during the three month period ended September 30, 2013 amounted to $1.8 million and consisted of $0.9 million of debt repayment, $0.7 million of interest and other finance costs paid and $0.2 million of preferred dividends paid.

Net cash generated from operating activities for the nine month period ended September 30, 2014 and 2013 was $9.3 million and $8.9 million, respectively.

Net cash used in financing activities during the nine month period ended September 30, 2014 amounted to $9.2 million and consisted of $7.2 million of debt repayment, $1.6 million of interest and other finance costs paid, and $0.4 million of preferred dividend paid. Net cash used in financing activities during the nine month period ended September 30, 2013 amounted to $13.8 million and consisted of $11.0 million of debt repayment, $2.6 million of interest and other finance costs paid and $0.2 million of preferred dividends paid.

Amendment to the Credit Suisse revolving credit facility
During April 2014, the company reached an agreement with Credit Suisse on permanently revising certain terms of our credit facility as listed below:

  • The company to maintain cash and cash equivalents of not less than $5.0 million (instead of at least $10.0 million "minimum liquidity requirement") conditional to the company not declaring and paying dividends to common shareholders. In the event of dividend payment, the minimum liquidity requirement will increase to $7.0 million and will have to be met prior to the subject payment and during a continuous period of at least three months following such payment. Past this minimum period, we are entitled to switch to the $5.0 million minimum liquidity requirement.

  • From March 31, 2014 onwards the facility to bear interest at LIBOR plus a margin of 1.20%.

  • The company is prohibited from paying dividends to the holders of Series A preferred shares in an amount that will exceed $0.5 million per fiscal year when the liquidity is below the $7.0 million threshold.

Reduced the minimum liquidity requirement of the DVB Bank Loan
During the second quarter of 2014, DVB Bank agreed to temporarily reduce its minimum liquidity requirement to $5.0 million (instead of the lesser of $10.0 million and $1.0 million per vessel owned by Globus) valid until December 31, 2014 subject to the company not declaring and paying dividends to common shareholders.  

As of September 30, 2014, our cash and bank balances and bank deposits were $6.0 million and we had $2.2 million of undrawn committed borrowing facility with respect to the Firment Credit Facility agreement. Our outstanding debt was $84.2 million gross of unamortized debt discount.

Major vessel repairs
Our vessel m/v Moon Globe was dry-docked during the second quarter of the year 2014 and m/v Sky Globe was dry-docked during November 2014. We do not anticipate any of our vessels to be dry docked during the remaining of the year 2014. Generally we budget 20 days per dry-docking per vessel, actual length varies based on the condition of each vessel, shipyard schedules and other factors.

Conference Call and Webcast: The Company's management team will host a conference call and simultaneous internet webcast to discuss these results on Monday, December 8, 2014, at 9:30 a.m. Eastern Standard Time.

Conference Call Details: Investors may access the webcast by visiting the Company's website at www.globusmaritime.gr and clicking on the webcast link. Participants may also dial into the call 10 minutes prior to the scheduled time using the following numbers: 1-866-819-7111 (from the US), 0800-953-0329 (from the UK), 00800-4413-1378 (from Greece), or +44 (0) 1452-542-301 (all other callers). Please quote "Globus Maritime."

A replay of the conference call will also be available until December 15, 2014 by dialing 1-866-247-4222 (from the US), 0800-953-1533 (from the UK), or +44(0)1452 550-000 (all other callers). Access Code: 36407079# In addition, a replay of the webcast will be available on the Company's website at www.globusmaritime.gr.

   
   
SELECTED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL & OPERATING DATA  
   
  Three months ended
September 30,
    Nine months ended
September 30,
 
  2014     2013     2014     2013  
(in thousands of U.S. dollars, except per share data) (Unaudited)     (Unaudited)  
Statement of comprehensive income data:                      
Revenue 6,313     7,647     20,920     21,903  
Voyage expenses (898 )   (748 )   (3,177 )   (2,246 )
Net Revenue (1) 5,415     6,899     17,743     19,657  
Vessel operating expenses (2,361 )   (2,635 )   (7,314 )   (7,341 )
Depreciation (1,404 )   (1,406 )   (4,217 )   (4,215 )
Depreciation of dry docking costs (176 )   (94 )   (385 )   (340 )
Amortization of fair value of time charter attached to vessels (188 )   (188 )   (558 )   (1,073 )
Administrative expenses (484 )   (480 )   (1,445 )   (1,432 )
Administrative expenses payable to related parties (131 )   (131 )   (394 )   (483 )
Share-based payments (15 )   (66 )   (45 )   (188 )
Impairment loss -     -     (1,714 )   (1,031 )
Other income/(expenses), net 6     16     (37 )   (21 )
Operating profit before financing activities 662     1,915     1,634     3,533  
Interest income from bank balances & deposits 3     10     10     38  
Interest expense and finance costs (500 )   (878 )   (1,634 )   (2,771 )
Gain on derivative financial instruments -     150     -     604  
Foreign exchange gains/( losses), net 31     (5 )   27     (25 )
Total finance costs, net (466 )   (723 )   (1,597 )   (2,154 )
Total comprehensive income for the period 196     1,192     37     1,379  
                       
Basic & diluted earnings/(loss) per share for the period 0.02     0.12     (0.02 )   0.12  
Adjusted EBITDA (2) 2,430     3,603     8,508     10,192  
                       

(1) Net Revenue is computed by subtracting voyage expenses from revenue. Net Revenue is not a recognized measurement under international financial reporting standards ("IFRS") and should not be considered as an alternative or comparable to net income.

(2) Adjusted EBITDA represents net earnings before interest and finance costs net, gains or losses from the change in fair value of derivative financial instruments, foreign exchange gains or losses, income taxes, depreciation, depreciation of dry-docking costs, amortization of fair value of time charter acquired, impairment and gains or losses on sale of vessels. Adjusted EBITDA does not represent and should not be considered as an alternative to total comprehensive income/(loss) or cash generated from operations, as determined by IFRS, and our calculation of Adjusted EBITDA may not be comparable to that reported by other companies. Adjusted EBITDA is not a recognized measurement under IFRS.

Adjusted EBITDA is included herein because it is a basis upon which we assess our financial performance and because we believe that it presents useful information to investors regarding a company's ability to service and/or incur indebtedness and it is frequently used by securities analysts, investors and other interested parties in the evaluation of companies in our industry.

Adjusted EBITDA has limitations as an analytical tool, and you should not consider it in isolation, or as a substitute for analysis of our results as reported under IFRS. Some of these limitations are:

  • Adjusted EBITDA does not reflect our cash expenditures or future requirements for capital expenditures or contractual commitments;
  • Adjusted EBITDA does not reflect the interest expense or the cash requirements necessary to service interest or principal payments on our debt;
  • Adjusted EBITDA does not reflect changes in or cash requirements for our working capital needs; and
  • Other companies in our industry may calculate Adjusted EBITDA differently than we do, limiting its usefulness as a comparative measure.

Because of these limitations, Adjusted EBITDA should not be considered a measure of discretionary cash available to us to invest in the growth of our business.

The following table sets forth a reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA to total comprehensive income and net cash generated from operating activities for the periods presented:

           
  Three months ended
September 30,
    Nine months ended
September 30,
 
  2014     2013     2014     2013  
(Expressed in thousands of U.S. dollars) (Unaudited)     (Unaudited)  
                       
Total comprehensive income for the period 196     1,192     37     1,379  
Interest and finance costs, net 497     868     1,624     2,733  
Gain on derivative financial instruments -     (150 )   -     (604 )
Foreign exchange (gains)/losses net, (31 )   5     (27 )   25  
Depreciation 1,404     1,406     4,217     4,215  
Depreciation of deferred drydocking costs 176     94     385     340  
Amortization of fair value of time charter attached to vessels 188     188     558     1,073  
Impairment loss -     -     1,714     1,031  
Adjusted EBITDA 2,430     3,603     8,508     10,192  
Share-based payments 15     66     45     188  
Payment of deferred drydocking costs -     -     (808 )   (835 )
Net decrease/(increase) in operating assets (224 )   (820 )   599     (674 )
Net (decrease)/increase in operating liabilities (256 )   (425 )   916     112  
Foreign exchange gains/(losses) net, not attributed to cash and cash equivalents 29     (11 )   27     (44 )
Net cash generated from operating activities 1,994     2,413     9,287     8,939  
                       
                       
  Three months ended September 30,     Nine months ended September 30,  
(Expressed in thousands of U.S. dollars) 2014     2013     2014     2013  
  (Unaudited)     (Unaudited)  
Statement of cash flow data:                      
Net cash generated from operating activities 1,994     2,413     9,287     8,939  
Net cash generated from investing activities 1     7     2     1  
Net cash used in financing activities (1,728 )   (1,798 )   (9,223 )   (3,842 )
                       
                       
                       
(Expressed in thousands of U.S. Dollars)   As of September 30,   As of December 31,
    2014   2013
    (Unaudited)    
Consolidated condensed statement of financial position:        
Vessels, net   129,254   133,577
Other non-current assets   108   130
Total non-current assets   129,362   133,707
Cash and bank balances and bank deposits   5,955   5,889
Other current assets   4,102   4,700
Total current assets   10,057   10,589
Vessel classified as held for sale   9,652   11,366
    19,709   21,955
Total assets   149,071   155,662
Total equity   60,199   60,340
Total debt net of unamortized debt discount   84,019   91,210
Other liabilities   4,853   4,112
Total liabilities   88,872   95,322
Total equity and liabilities   149,071   155,662
         
         
         
  Three months ended
September 30,
    Nine months ended
September 30,
 
  2014     2013     2014     2013  
                       
Ownership days (1) 644     644     1,911     1,911  
Available days (2) 644     644     1,893     1,883  
Operating days (3) 639     642     1,887     1,862  
Bareboat charter days (4) 92     92     273     273  
Fleet utilization (5) 99.2 %   99.7 %   99.7 %   98.9 %
Average number of vessels (6) 7.0     7.0     7.0     7.0  
Daily time charter equivalent (TCE) rate (7) 7,524     10,212     8,641     9,884  
Daily operating expenses (8) 4,277     4,774     4,465     4,482  
                       
(1) Ownership days are the aggregate number of days in a period during which each vessel in our fleet has been owned by us.
(2) Available days are the number of ownership days less the aggregate number of days that our vessels are off-hire due to scheduled repairs or repairs under guarantee, vessel upgrades or special surveys.
(3) Operating days are the number of available days less the aggregate number of days that the vessels are off-hire due to any reason, including unforeseen circumstances but excluding days during which vessels are seeking employment.
(4) Bareboat charter days are the aggregate number of days during which the vessels in our fleet are subject to a bareboat charter.
(5) We calculate fleet utilization by dividing the number of operating days during a period by the number of available days during the period.
(6) Average number of vessels is measured by the sum of the number of days each vessel was part of our fleet during a relevant period divided by the number of calendar days in such period.
(7) TCE rates are our revenue less net revenue from our bareboat charters less voyage expenses during a period divided by the number of our available days during the period excluding bareboat charter days, which is consistent with industry standards. TCE is a measure not in accordance with GAAP.
(8) We calculate daily vessel operating expenses by dividing vessel operating expenses by ownership days for the relevant time period excluding bareboat charter days.
   
   
   

The following table reflects the calculation of our daily TCE rates for the periods presented.

       
   
  Three months ended
September 30,
  Nine months ended
September 30,
(Expressed in thousands of U.S. dollars, except number of days and TCE rates) 2014   2013  
2014
 
2013
           
   
Revenue 6,313   7,647   20,920   21,903
Less: Voyage expenses 898   748   3,177   2,246
Less: bareboat charter revenue net of commissions 1,262   1,262   3,744   3,744
Net revenue excluding bareboat charter revenue 4,153   5,637   13,999   15,913
Available days net of bareboat charter days 552   552   1,620   1,610
Daily TCE rate 7,524   10,212   8,641   9,884
               

About Globus Maritime Limited
Globus is an integrated dry bulk shipping company that provides marine transportation services worldwide and presently owns, operates and manages a fleet of dry bulk vessels that transport iron ore, coal, grain, steel products, cement, alumina and other dry bulk cargoes internationally. Globus' subsidiaries own and operate seven vessels with a total carrying capacity of 452,886 Dwt and a weighted average age of 7.8 years as of September 30, 2014.

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