SOURCE: Scorpio Bulkers Inc.

Scorpio Bulkers Inc.

March 04, 2015 08:30 ET

Scorpio Bulkers Inc. Announces Financial Results for the Fourth Quarter of 2014

MONACO--(Marketwired - Mar 4, 2015) - Scorpio Bulkers Inc. (NYSE: SALT) ("Scorpio Bulkers," or the "Company") today reported its results for the three months and year ended December 31, 2014. The Company had minimal operations from the period from March 20, 2013 (date of inception) to December 31, 2013.

Results for the three months and year ended December 31, 2014

For the three months ended December 31, 2014, the Company had a net loss of $72.0 million, or $0.48 basic and diluted loss per share. This loss includes the loss on disposal of assets of $55.5 million and the noncash amortization of stock-based compensation of $6.3 million. The Company's adjusted net loss was $16.5 million (see Non-GAAP Measures section below), or $0.11 basic and diluted loss per share, which excludes a loss on disposal of assets of $55.5 million, or $0.37 loss per share.

For the year ended December 31, 2014, the Company had a net loss of $116.6 million, or $0.85 basic and diluted loss per share. This loss includes the loss on disposal of assets of $55.5 million and the noncash amortization of stock-based compensation of $23.9 million. The Company's adjusted net loss was $61.1 million (see Non-GAAP Measures section below), or $0.45 basic and diluted loss per share, which excludes a loss on disposal of assets of $55.5 million, or $0.40 loss per share.

The Company had minimal operations during the period from March 20, 2013 (date of inception) to December 31, 2013 so the prior year periods are not comparable to results for the three months and year ended December 31, 2014.

Explanation of Components of Financial Results for the Fourth Quarter of 2014 and 2013

For the three months ended December 31, 2014, the Company recorded a net loss of $72.0 million. The Company recorded a net loss of $3.6 million for the three months ended December 31, 2013.

Time charter equivalent, or TCE revenue, a Non-GAAP measure, is vessel revenues less voyage expenses (including bunkers and port charges). TCE revenue is included herein because it is a standard shipping industry performance measure used primarily to compare period-to-period changes in a shipping company's performance irrespective of changes in the mix of charter types (i.e., spot charters, time charters, and pool charters), and it provides useful information to investors and management.

TCE revenue was $17.6 million for the three months ended December 31, 2014, associated with 22 vessels time chartered-in and two vessel owned, for which TCE revenue per day was $8,660 (see the breakdown of daily TCE averages below). Time charter equivalent revenue per day was adversely affected by a depressed rate environment for dry bulk carriers.

Vessel operating costs for the three months ended December 31, 2014 were $1.2 million related to two Kamsarmax vessels delivered to the Company from a shipyard in August and September 2014.

Charterhire expense was $23.7 million for the three months ended December 31, 2014 relating to the time chartered-in vessels including those described below. See the Company's Fleet List below for the terms of these agreements.

Depreciation for the three months ended December 31, 2014 was $0.6 million and relates to two owned Kamsarmax vessels.

During the three months ended December 31, 2014 the Company recorded a loss of $55.5 million associated with writing down seven contracts to construct vessels that the Company has classified as held for sale as of December 31, 2014. These seven contracts to construct vessels include one Kamsarmax construction contract and six contracts for construction of LR2 product tankers (see recent significant events, below).

General and administrative expense was $8.5 million for the three months ended December 31, 2014. Such amount included $6.3 million of restricted stock amortization (noncash) and the balance primarily related to payroll, directors' fees, professional fees and insurance. General and administrative expense was $4.8 million for the three months ended December 31, 2013, which includes $3.4 million of restricted stock amortization.

During the three months ended December 31, 2013, the Company recorded a $0.9 million gain in connection with a shareholder receivable denominated in Norwegian kroner that arose in September 2013 but was not settled in U.S. dollars until October 2013.

Explanation of Components of Financial Results for the Year Ended December 31, 2014 and the Period From March 20, 2013 (Date of Inception) to December 31, 2013

For the year ended December 31, 2014, the Company recorded a net loss of $116.6 million and recorded a net loss of $6.3 million during the period from March 20, 2013 (date of inception) to December 31, 2013.

TCE revenue was $45.4 million for the year ended December 31, 2014, associated with 24 vessels time chartered-in and two vessels owned, for which the time charter equivalent revenue per day was $7,957 (see the breakdown of daily TCE averages below). Time charter equivalent revenue per day was adversely affected by the integration of the time chartered vessels into our fleet which required significant time and fuel as they had to be repositioned for their first voyages as well as a depressed rate environment for dry bulk carriers.

Vessel operating costs for the year ended December 31, 2014 was $1.6 million related to two owned Kamsarmax vessels delivered to the Company from a shipyard in August and September 2014.

Charterhire expense was $73.2 million for the year ended December 31, 2014 relating to the time chartered-in vessels including those described below. See the Company's Fleet List below for the terms of these agreements.

Depreciation for the year ended December 31, 2014 was $0.7 million and relates to two Kamsarmax vessels delivered to the Company from a shipyard in August and September 2014.

During the year ended December 31, 2014 the Company recorded a loss of $55.5 million associated with writing down seven contracts to construct vessels that the Company has classified as held for sale as of December 31, 2014. These seven contracts to construct vessels include one Kamsarmax construction contract and six contracts for construction of LR2 product tankers (see recent significant events, below).

General and administrative expense was $31.9 million for the year ended December 31, 2014. Such amount included $23.9 million of restricted stock amortization (noncash) and the balance primarily related to payroll, directors' fees, professional fees and insurance. General and administrative expense was $5.5 million for the period from March 20, 2013 (date of inception) to December 31, 2013. Such amount included $3.4 million of restricted stock amortization (noncash) and the balance primarily related to payroll, directors' fees, professional fees and insurance.

During the period from March 20, 2013 (date of inception) to December 31, 2013, the Company incurred a $1.1 million loss in connection with a shareholder receivable denominated in Norwegian kroner that arose in September 2013 but was not settled in U.S. dollars until October 2013.

Recent Significant Events

Agreements to Modify and Sell Existing Shipbuilding Contracts for Six Capesize Vessels

On December 17, 2014, the Company announced that it had (i) reached agreements with shipyards in South Korea and Romania to modify six newbuilding contracts for Capesize bulk carriers into newbuilding contracts for LR2 product tankers, (ii) reached an agreement to sell four of these LR2 newbuilding contracts to Scorpio Tankers Inc., a related party, and (iii) granted options to Scorpio Tankers Inc. to purchase the two remaining LR2 newbuilding contracts.

The sale price for each of the four LR2 newbuilding contracts is $51.0 million. The two option contracts, which expire on May 31, 2015, may be exercised by Scorpio Tankers Inc. for a fixed purchase price of $52.5 million for each contract.

Agreement to Sell Kamsarmax Newbuilding

On December 19, 2014, the Company announced that it had entered into an agreement to sell a Kamsarmax newbuilding dry bulk vessel for approximately $30.7 million. The vessel is currently being constructed at Tsuneishi Group (Zhoushan) Shipbuilding Inc., and has an expected delivery date in the third quarter of 2015.

Agreements to Modify Existing Shipbuilding Contracts for Three Capesize Vessels

On February 4, 2015, the Company announced that it had reached agreement with a shipyard in South Korea to modify existing newbuilding contracts for three Capesize vessels. The three contracts, two for vessels scheduled for delivery during the first quarter of 2016 and one for a vessel scheduled for delivery during the second quarter of 2016, will now provide for the construction of three LR1 product tankers, two of which will be scheduled for delivery during the second quarter of 2017 and one during the third quarter of 2017. As a result, the Company expects to incur a loss of approximately $22 million relating to writing down the contracts to their estimated fair market value. Also, upon completion of customary documentation, the LR1 contracts will be re-classified on the balance sheet as assets held for sale. Should the contracts be sold for their current fair market value, the estimated future cash obligations of the Company will be reduced by approximately $60 million. The Company has no plans for any further contract conversions. Scorpio Tankers Inc., has informed the Company that it will not purchase the LR1 vessels.

$409 Million Credit Facility

On December 30, 2014, the Company closed a $408.976 million senior secured credit facility arranged by two leading European financial institutions to finance a portion of the purchase price of 20 vessels (six Ultramax, nine Kamsarmax, and five Capesize vessels) with expected deliveries in 2015 and 2016. The facility was previously announced as a $540 million credit facility; however, the facility was reduced to $408.976 million due to the removal of the financing on the four Capesize vessels that the Company has agreed to convert into four LR2 product tankers (of which the Company will sell two LR2 product tankers to Scorpio Tankers Inc. and hold two LR2 product tankers for sale). The facility has a final maturity of six years from the date of signing.

$411.3 Million Credit Facility

On January 15, 2015, the Company closed a previously announced $411.264 million senior secured credit facility with a group of financial institutions to finance a portion of the purchase price of 12 Capesize vessels under construction at Sungdong Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., Ltd. The facility matures in six years, and in certain circumstances up to 12 years, from the delivery of the final vessel securing the facility.

$42 Million Credit Facility

On January 30, 2015, the Company announced that it had closed a previously announced $42 million credit facility with a leading European financial institution to finance a portion of the purchase price of two Kamsarmax vessels (of which one Kamsarmax vessel was delivered in January 2015 to the Company from Imabari Shipbuilding Co. Ltd., Japan and one Kamsarmax vessel is under construction at Imabari Shipbuilding Co. Ltd., Japan). The facility may be drawn in two tranches, each of which has a final maturity of six years from the date of the respective vessel delivery from the yard.

$26 Million Credit Facility

On February 27, 2015, the Company closed a senior secured credit facility of $26 million with ABN AMRO Bank N.V., The Netherlands. The facility has been used to finance a portion of the purchase price of one Capesize vessel, which was delivered to the Company in Q1 2015. The facility shall mature at the earlier of (a) the date falling six months after the drawdown date; and (b) the date ten business days after the date on which the Chinese Ministry of Finance has approved insurance coverage to be provided by the China Export & Credit Insurance Corporation ("Sinosure") in respect of the $230.3 Million Credit Facility discussed below and drawings can be made under such facility. The terms and conditions of the facility, including covenants, are similar to those in the Company's existing credit facilities and customary for financings of this type.

$19.8 Million Credit Facility

On March 2, 2015, the Company closed a senior secured credit facility of up to $19.8 million. The facility was previously announced as a $39.6 million credit facility, that has now been reduced to a size of $19.8 million due to the removal from the financing of one Kamsarmax vessel which we have classified as held for sale. The facility was arranged by ABN AMRO Bank N.V., The Netherlands, with insurance cover provided from the China Export & Credit Insurance Corporation ("Sinosure"). The facility will be used to finance a portion of the purchase price of one Kamsarmax vessel currently under construction at Tsuneishi Group Zhoushan Shipyard, China for delivery in Q1 2016. The facility shall mature 10 years from the date of delivery of the vessel. The terms and conditions of the facility, including covenants, are similar to those in the Company's existing credit facilities and customary for financings of this type.

$230.3 Million Credit Facility

On March 2, 2015, the Company received a commitment from ABN AMRO Bank N.V. and The Export-Import Bank of China, for a loan facility of up to $230.3 million. This commitment finalizes a previously announced memorandum of understanding for a $234.9 million credit facility. This facility was arranged by ABN AMRO Bank N.V., The Netherlands, with insurance cover to be provided from the China Export & Credit Insurance Corporation ("Sinosure"). This facility will be used to finance a portion of the purchase price of seven Capesize vessels (of which one vessel has been delivered and six vessels are currently under construction at Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding Co., Ltd, China) for delivery between Q1 2015 and Q2 2016. The terms and conditions of this facility, including covenants, will be similar to those in the Company's existing credit facilities and customary for financings of this type. This facility is subject to customary conditions precedent and the execution of definitive documentation.

Update on Fleet Financing

Including the five credit facilities described above (excluding the $26 million Credit Facility), the Company has now either signed credit facility agreements for or received commitments for 70 of the vessels in its fleet, including five vessels which the Company intends to sell. In addition, the Company has agreed terms and conditions with a leading European financial institution to finance a portion of the cost of our additional five unfinanced vessels. The terms and conditions of these facilities, for which commitments are expected during the first half of 2015, are consistent with those of the Company's existing credit commitments. The closing of any resultant credit facilities would remain subject to credit approval and customary conditions precedent, including negotiation and execution of definitive documentation.

Newbuilding Vessels Deliveries

Through March 2, 2015 the Company has taken delivery of the following Newbuilding vessels during 2015:

  • SBI Bravo, an Ultramax vessel, was delivered from Nantong COSCO KHI Ship Engineering Co., Ltd.
  • SBI Athena, an Ultramax vessel, was delivered from Chengxi Shipyard Co., Ltd.
  • SBI Samba, a Kamsarmax vessel, was delivered from Imabari Shipbuilding Co. Ltd.
  • SBI Antares, an Ultramax vessel, was delivered from Nantong COSCO KHI Ship Engineering Co., Ltd.
  • SBI Puro, a Capesize vessel, was delivered from Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. The Company has agreed to time charter-out the SBI Puro to a major European charterer for 10-13 months at $13,800 per day.
  • SBI Leo, an Ultramax vessel, was delivered from Dalian COSCO KHI Ship Engineering Co. Ltd.

Current Liquidity

As of March 2, 2015, the Company had $182.1 million in cash and cash equivalents.

Debt

We made the following drawdowns from our credit facilities in November 2014:

             
    Credit facility   Drawdown amount ($ thousands)   Collateral
1   $39.6 Million Facility   $ 16,775   SBI Cakewalk
2   $39.6 Million Facility   16,775   SBI Charleston
             

As of March 2, 2015, the Company's outstanding debt balance, and amount available to draw is as follows:

       
  As of December 31, 2014   As of March 2, 2015
  Amount outstanding   Amount outstanding   Amount available
Senior Notes $ 73,625   $ 73,625   $ --
$39.6 Million Credit Facility (1)   33,550     33,550     --
$408.976 Million Credit Facility (2)   --     14,988     393,988
$330 Million Credit Facility (1)   --     45,000     285,000
$42 Million Credit Facility (2)   --     20,400     21,000
$19.8 Million Credit Facility (2)   --     --     19,800
$67.5 Million Credit Facility (1)   --     --     67,500
$411.264 Million Credit Facility (3)   --     --     411,264
$230.3 Million Credit Facility (4)   --     --     230,325
$26 Million Credit Facility (5)   --     26,000     --
Total $ 107,175   $ 213,563   $ 1,428,877
   
(1) As most recently described in our press release dated July 30, 2014.
   
(2) As described above in this press release.
   
(3) As described above in this press release. This total commitment for 12 Capesize vessels will be reduced by five Capesize vessels, two of which the Company has agreed to convert to LR2 product tankers under construction which are to be sold to Scorpio Tankers Inc. and three of which the Company has agreed to convert to LR1 product tankers under construction.
   
(4) As described in our press release dated December 5, 2014 and above in this press release.
   
(5) As described above in this press release. This is a credit facility which matures the earlier of (a) six months after the drawdown date or (b) ten business days after the date of which the $230.3 Million Credit Facility has been closed and can be drawn down.
   

Newbuilding Program

Our Newbuilding Program consists of contracts for the construction of 70 dry bulk vessels, comprised of 29 Ultramax newbuildings, 22 Kamsarmax newbuilding and 19 Capesize newbuildings. Through December 31, 2014, we have taken delivery of two Kamsarmax vessels. The aggregate construction price for the remaining 68 drybulk vessels is $2,496.9 million. As of March 2, 2015, we have paid a total of $946.6 million in installment payments due under these shipbuilding contracts including for those vessels delivered to us in 2015. The remaining $1,550.3 million is scheduled to be paid in installments through the delivery dates of each vessel. The estimated future payment dates and amounts are as follows(1):

           
Q1 2015   $ 30.6   million(2)
Q2 2015   201.6    
Q3 2015   469.4    
Q4 2015   270.7    
Q1 2016   281.6    
Q2 2016   236.4    
Q3 2016   60.0    
    $ 1,550.3   million
   
(1) These are estimates only and are subject to change as construction progresses.
(2) Relates to payments expected to be made from March 2, 2015 to March 31, 2015.
   

Vessels Under Construction To Be Sold

We also have contracts for ten vessels which we intend to sell, consisting of one Kamsarmax vessel under construction, six LR2 product tankers under construction (which were previously Capesize vessels under construction) and three Capesize vessels under construction to be converted to LR1 product tankers under construction. Through March 2, 2015, we have paid $171.5 million under these contracts, including payments made on the nine Capesize vessels under construction prior to their modification. These ten contracts, including the nine contracts for product tankers, have an aggregate construction price of $527.8 million of which $369.1 million has not been paid as of March 2, 2015. Until these contracts are sold, the remaining installment payments under the terms of these contracts are estimated to be payable as follows (1):

           
Q1 2015   $ --   million(2)
Q2 2015   --    
Q3 2015   53.9    
Q4 2015   24.8    
Q1 2016   57.6    
Q2 2016   25.4    
Q3 2016   75.7    
Q4 2016   38.4    
Q1 2017   27.4    
Q2 2017   44.4    
Q3 2017   21.5    
    $ 369.1   million
   
(1) These are estimates only and are subject to change as construction progresses.
(2) Relates to payments expected to be made from March 2, 2015 to March 31, 2015.
   

Conference Call Details:
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 and will host a conference call later in the day at 11:30 AM Eastern Standard Time and 5:30 PM Central European Time.

Participants should dial into the call 10 minutes before the scheduled time using the following numbers: 1 (800)-236-9788 (U.S.) or 1 (913)-312-0975 (International). The conference participant passcode is 3379110. The information provided on the teleconference is only accurate at the time of the conference call, and the Company will take no responsibility for providing updated information.

Audio Webcast:

There will also be a simultaneous live webcast over the internet, through the Scorpio Bulkers Inc. website www.scorpiobulkers.com. Participants to the live webcast should register on the website approximately 10 minutes prior to the start of the webcast.

Webcast URL: http://www.visualwebcaster.com/event.asp?id=101761

 
Scorpio Bulkers Inc. and Subsidiaries
Consolidated Statements of Operations (unaudited)
(Dollars in Thousands, Except Per Share Data)
 
                       
  Three Months Ended December 31, 2014     Three Months Ended December 31, 2013     For the year Ended December 31, 2014     Period from March 20, 2013 (date of inception) to December 31, 2013  
Revenue:                              
  Vessel revenue $ 17,732     $ --     $ 48,987     $ --  
Operating expenses:                              
  Voyage expenses   161       --       3,579       --  
  Vessel operating costs   1,218       --       1,600       --  
  Charterhire expense   23,746       --       73,214       --  
  Vessel depreciation   569       --       686       --  
  Loss on disposal of assets   55,487       --       55,487       --  
  General and administrative expenses   8,524       4,829       31,909       5,505  
Total operating expenses   89,705       4,829       166,475       5,505  
Operating loss   (71,973 )     (4,829 )     (117,488 )     (5,505 )
Other income (expense):                              
  Interest income   130       323       1,052       341  
  Foreign exchange gain (loss)   43       945       43       (1,135 )
  Other expense, net   (198 )     (8 )     (172 )     (8 )
Total other income (expense)   (25 )     1,260       923       (802 )
Net loss $ (71,998 )   $ (3,569 )   $ (116,565 )   $ (6,307 )
                               
Loss per common share- basic and diluted (1) $ (0.48 )   $ (0.04 )   $ (0.85 )   $ (0.16 )
Weighted-average shares outstanding- basic and diluted (1)   151,119,957       91,023,403       137,592,861       39,925,160  
   
(1) Diluted weighted-average shares outstanding, which would include the impact of restricted shares, for the three months ended December 31, 2014 and 2013, for the year ended December 31, 2014 and for the period from March 20, 2013 (date of inception) to December 31, 2013, would be anti-dilutive since the Company is in a net loss position. As such, there is no difference between basic and diluted earnings per share for these periods.
   
   
   
Scorpio Bulkers Inc. and Subsidiaries
Consolidated Balance Sheets (unaudited)
(Dollars in Thousands, Except Per Share Data)
 
 
  December 31,  
  2014     2013  
Current assets              
  Cash and cash equivalents $ 272,673     $ 733,896  
  Due from charterers   12,411       --  
  Due from related party   31,277       --  
  Prepaid expenses and other current assets   2,557       61  
  Assets held for sale   43,781       --  
Total current assets   362,699       733,957  
Non-current assets              
  Vessels, net   66,633       --  
  Vessels under construction   866,844       371,692  
  Deferred financing costs, net   3,181       --  
  Other assets   24,848       35  
  Total non-current assets   961,506       371,727  
Total assets $ 1,324,205     $ 1,105,684  
               
Liabilities and shareholders' equity              
Current liabilities              
  Bank loans $ 3,300     $ --  
  Accounts payable and accrued expenses   17,042       1,472  
Total current liabilities   20,342       1,472  
Non-current liabilities              
  Bank loans   30,250       --  
  Senior Notes   73,625       --  
Total non-current liabilities   103,875       --  
Total liabilities   124,217       1,472  
Shareholders' equity              
  Common stock, $0.01 par value per share; authorized 450,000,000 shares; issued and outstanding 180,299,695 and 133,403,931 shares as of December 31, 2014 and December 31, 2013, respectively   1,803       1,334  
  Paid-in capital   1,321,057       1,109,185  
  Accumulated deficit   (122,872 )     (6,307 )
Total shareholders' equity   1,199,988       1,104,212  
Total liabilities and shareholders' equity $ 1,324,205     $ 1,105,684  
               
               
               
Scorpio Bulkers Inc. and Subsidiaries
Statements of Cash Flows (unaudited)
(Dollars in Thousands)
 
 
  For the year ended
December 31, 2014
    Period from March 20, 2013 (date of inception) to
 December 31, 2013
 
Operating activities              
Net loss $ (116,565 )   $ (6,307 )
Adjustment to reconcile net loss to net cash used by operating activities:              
  Restricted stock amortization   23,869       3,359  
  Amortization of deferred financing costs   150       --  
  Vessel depreciation   686       --  
  Loss on disposal of assets   55,487       --  
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:              
  Increase in amounts due from charterers   (17,716 )     (35 )
  Increase in prepaid expenses and other current assets   (2,496 )     (61 )
  Increase in accounts payable and accrued expenses   6,245       807  
Net cash used in operating activities   (50,340 )     (2,237 )
Investing activities              
  Security deposit paid on assets held for sale   (31,277 )     --  
  Payments for vessels and vessels under construction   (651,505 )     (371,692 )
Net cash used in investing activities   (682,782 )     (371,692 )
Financing activities              
  Proceeds from issuance of common stock   187,615       1,107,825  
  Proceeds from bank loans   33,550       --  
  Proceeds from Senior Notes offering   73,625       --  
  Debt issue costs paid   (22,891 )     --  
Net cash provided by financing activities   271,899       1,107,825  
(Decrease) increase in cash and cash equivalents   (461,223 )     733,896  
Cash at cash equivalents, beginning of period   733,896       --  
Cash and cash equivalents, end of year $ 272,673     $ 733,896  
 
 
 
Scorpio Bulkers Inc. and Subsidiaries
Other Operating Data (unaudited)
(Dollars in Thousands, Except Per Day Data)
 
 
  Three Months Ended
December 31, 2014
  Three Months Ended
December 31, 2013
  For the Year Ended
December 31, 2014
  Period from March 20, 2013 (date of inception) to
December 31, 2013
Time Charter Equivalent Revenue (1):                      
  Vessel revenue $ 17,732   $ --   $ 48,987   $ --
  Voyage expenses   161     --     3,579     --
  Time charter equivalent revenue $ 17,571   $ --   $ 45,408   $ --
Time charter equivalent revenue attributable to:                      
  Kamsarmax $ 13,779   $ --   $ 32,265   $ --
  Ultramax   3,792     --     10,143     --
  $ 17,571   $ --   $ 42,408   $ --
Revenue days (1):                      
  Kamsarmax   1,570     --     4,527     --
  Ultramax   459     --     1,180     --
Combined   2,029     --     5,707     --
TCE per revenue day (1):                      
  Kamsarmax $ 8,777   $ --   $ 7,790   $ --
  Ultramax $ 8,261   $ --   $ 8,599   $ --
  Combined $ 8,660   $ --   $ 7,957   $ --
   
(1) We define Time Charter Equivalent (TCE) revenue as voyage revenues less voyage expenses. Such TCE revenue, divided by the number of our available days during the period, or revenue days, is TCE per revenue day, which is consistent with industry standards. TCE per revenue day is a common shipping industry performance measure used primarily to compare daily earnings generated by vessels on time charters with daily earnings generated by vessels on voyage charters, because charter hire rates for vessels on voyage charters are generally not expressed in per-day amounts while charter hire rates for vessels on time charters generally are expressed in such amounts.
   
   
   

Fleet List as of March 2, 2015

Newbuilding Program

Owned vessels

             
Vessel Name   Year Built   DWT   Vessel Type
SBI Puro   2015   180,000   Capesize
Total Capesize       180,000    
SBI Cakewalk   2014   82,000   Kamsarmax
SBI Charleston   2014   82,000   Kamsarmax
SBI Samba   2015   84,000   Kamsarmax
Total Kamsarmax       248,000    
SBI Antares   2015   61,000   Ultramax
SBI Athena   2015   64,000   Ultramax
SBI Bravo   2015   61,000   Ultramax
SBI Leo   2015   61,000   Ultramax
Total Ultramax       247,000    
Total Owned Vessels DWT       675,000    
             

Vessels under construction

             
Capesize            
    Vessel Name   Expected Delivery (1)   DWT   Shipyard
1   Hull H1310 - TBN SBI Valrico   Q3-15   180,000   Waigaoqiao
2   Hull H1311 - TBN SBI Maduro   Q4-15   180,000   Waigaoqiao
3   Hull H1364 - TBN SBI Belicoso   Q3-15   180,000   Waigaoqiao
4   Hull H1365 - TBN SBI Corona   Q1-16   180,000   Waigaoqiao
5   Hull H1366 - TBN SBI Diadema   Q1-16   180,000   Waigaoqiao
6   Hull H1367 - TBN SBI Estupendo   Q2-16   180,000   Waigaoqiao
7   Hull S1205 - TBN SBI Camacho   Q2-15   180,000   Sungdong
8   Hull S1206 - TBN SBI Montesino   Q2-15   180,000   Sungdong
9   Hull S1211 - TBN SBI Magnum   Q2-15   180,000   Sungdong
10   Hull S1212 - TBN SBI Montecristo   Q3-15   180,000   Sungdong
11   Hull S1213 - TBN SBI Aroma   Q3-15   180,000   Sungdong
12   Hull S1214 - TBN SBI Cohiba   Q4-15   180,000   Sungdong
13   Hull S1215 - TBN SBI Habano   Q1-16   180,000   Sungdong
14   Hull H1059 - TBN SBI Churchill   Q4-15   180,000   Daewoo
15   Hull H1060 - TBN SBI Perfecto   Q1-16   180,000   Daewoo
16   Hull H1061 - TBN SBI Presidente   Q2-16   180,000   Daewoo
17   Hull HN1058 - TBN SBI Behike   Q4-15   180,000   Daehan
18   Hull HN1059 - TBN SBI Monterrey   Q4-15   180,000   Daehan
    Capesize NB DWT       3,240,000    
                 
Kamsarmax            
                 
    Vessel Name   Expected Delivery (1)   DWT   Shipyard
1   Hull S1681 - TBN SBI Rumba   Q3-15   84,000   Imabari
2   Hull 1090 - TBN SBI Electra   Q3-15   82,000   Yangzijiang
3   Hull 1091 - TBN SBI Flamenco   Q3-15   82,000   Yangzijiang
4   Hull 1092 - TBN SBI Rock   Q4-15   82,000   Yangzijiang
5   Hull 1093 - TBN SBI Twist   Q1-16   82,000   Yangzijiang
6   Hull SS179 - TBN SBI Merengue   Q1-16   81,600   Tsuneishi
7   Hull S1228 - TBN SBI Capoeira   Q2-15   82,000   Hudong
8   Hull S1722A - TBN SBI Conga   Q2-15   82,000   Hudong
9   Hull S1723A - TBN SBI Bolero   Q3-15   82,000   Hudong
10   Hull S1229 - TBN SBI Carioca   Q3-15   82,000   Hudong
11   Hull S1724A - TBN SBI Sousta   Q3-15   82,000   Hudong
12   Hull S1725A - TBN SBI Reggae   Q4-15   82,000   Hudong
13   Hull S1726A - TBN SBI Zumba   Q1-16   82,000   Hudong
14   Hull S1231 - TBN SBI Macarena   Q1-16   82,000   Hudong
15   Hull S1735A - TBN SBI Parapara   Q2-16   82,000   Hudong
16   Hull S1736A - TBN SBI Mazurka   Q2-16   82,000   Hudong
17   Hull S1230 - TBN SBI Lambada   Q3-15   82,000   Hudong
18   Hull S1232 - TBN SBI Swing   Q2-16   82,000   Hudong
19   Hull S1233 - TBN SBI Jive   Q3-16   82,000   Hudong
    Kamsarmax NB DWT       1,559,600    
                 
Ultramax            
                 
    Vessel Name   Expected Delivery (1)   DWT   Shipyard
1   Hull 1907 - TBN SBI Hera   Q2-16   60,200   Mitsui
2   Hull 1906 - TBN SBI Zeus   Q2-16   60,200   Mitsui
3   Hull 1911 - TBN SBI Poseidon   Q2-16   60,200   Mitsui
4   Hull 1912 - TBN SBI Apollo   Q2-16   60,200   Mitsui
5   Hull S870 - TBN SBI Echo   Q3-15   61,000   Imabari
6   Hull S871 - TBN SBI Tango   Q3-15   61,000   Imabari
7   Hull S-A098 - TBN SBI Achilles   Q4-15   61,000   Imabari
8   Hull S-A089 - TBN SBI Cronos   Q4-15   61,000   Imabari
9   Hull S-A090 - TBN SBI Hermes   Q1-16   61,000   Imabari
10   Hull NE182 - TBN SBI Maia   Q3-15   61,000   Nacks
11   Hull NE183 - TBN SBI Hydra   Q3-15   61,000   Nacks
12   Hull NE194 - TBN SBI Hyperion   Q2-16   61,000   Nacks
13   Hull NE195 - TBN SBI Tethys   Q2-16   61,000   Nacks
14   Hull DE019 - TBN SBI Lyra   Q2-15   61,000   Dacks
15   Hull DE020 - TBN SBI Subaru   Q2-15   61,000   Dacks
16   Hull DE021 - TBN SBI Ursa   Q3-15   61,000   Dacks
17   Hull CX0651 - TBN SBI Pegasus   Q3-15   64,000   Dacks
18   Hull CX0652 - TBN SBI Orion   Q4-15   64,000   Chengxi
19   Hull CX0612 - TBN SBI Thalia   Q4-15   64,000   Chengxi
20   Hull CX0653 - TBN SBI Hercules   Q4-15   64,000   Chengxi
21   Hull CX0627 - TBN SBI Perseus   Q1-16   64,000   Chengxi
22   Hull CX0654 - TBN SBI Kratos   Q1-16   64,000   Chengxi
23   Hull CX0655 - TBN SBI Samson   Q2-16   64,000   Chengxi
24   Hull CX0613 - TBN SBI Phoebe   Q3-16   64,000   Chengxi
25   Hull CX0656 - TBN SBI Phoenix   Q3-16   64,000   Chengxi
    Ultramax NB DWT       1,548,800    
    Total Newbuild DWT       6,348,400    
                 

Vessels to be Sold

                 
    Vessel Name   Expected Delivery(1)   DWT   Shipyard
1   Hull S3120 - TBN SBI Parejo   Q3-16   115,000   Sungdong
2   Hull S3121 - TBN SBI Tuscamina   Q3-16   115,000   Sungdong
3   Hull H5023 - TBN SBI Panatela   Q4-16   112,000   Daewoo
4   Hull H5024 - TBN SBI Robusto   Q1-17   112,000   Daewoo
5   Hull H.5003 - TBN SBI Macanudo   Q1-16   115,000   Daehan
6   Hull H.5004 - TBN SBI Cuaba   Q2-16   115,000   Daehan
    Total LR2 NB DWT       684,000    
1   Hull S3122 - TBN SBI Lonsdale   Q2-17   74,500   Sungdong
2   Hull S3123 - TBN SBI Partagas   Q2-17   74,500   Sungdong
3   Hull S3124 - TBN SBI Toro   Q3-17   74,500   Sungdong
    Total LR1 NB DWT       223,500    
    Total Product Tankers NB DWT       907,500    
    Kamsarmax Held for Sale            
1   Hull SS164 - TBN SBI Salsa   Q3-15   81,600   Tsuneishi
    Total Kamsarmax NB DWT       81,600    
    Total Vessels Held for Sale DWT       989,100    
                 

As used in this earnings release "Dacks" refers to Dalian COSCO KHI Ship Engineering Co. Ltd., "Daehan" refers to Daehan Shipbuilding Co., Ltd., "Daewoo" refers to Daewoo Mangalia Heavy Industries S.A.,"Chengxi" refers to Chengxi Shipyard Co., Ltd., "Hudong" refers to Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding (Group) Co., Inc., "Imabari" refers to Imabari Shipbuilding Co. Ltd., "Mitsui" refers to Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co. Ltd., "Nacks" refers to Nantong COSCO KHI Ship Engineering Co., Ltd., "Sungdong" refers to Sungdong Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., Ltd., "Tsuneishi" refers to Tsuneishi Group (Zhoushan) Shipbuilding Inc., "Waigaoqiao" refers to Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding Co., Ltd., and "Yangzijiang" refers to Jiangsu Yangzijiang Shipbuilding Co. Ltd.

   
(1) Expected delivery date relates to quarter during which each vessel is currently expected to be delivered from the shipyard.
   

Time chartered-in vessels

The Company has time chartered-in 14 dry bulk vessels. The terms of the time charter-in contracts are summarized as follows:

                     
Vessel Type   Year Built   DWT   Where Built   Daily Base Rate   Earliest Expiry
Post-Panamax   2012   98,700   China   $ 13,000   15-Oct-16   (1)
Post-Panamax   2009   93,000   China  See Note (2)  09-May-15   (2)
Post-Panamax   2011   93,000   China   $ 9,500   11-Aug-15   (3)
Kamsarmax   2014   82,500   South Korea   $ 12,000   23-Jul-15   (4)
Kamsarmax   2012   82,000   South Korea   $ 15,500   23-Jul-17   (5)
Kamsarmax   2011   81,900   South Korea   $ 12,750   03-Apr-15   (6)
Kamsarmax   2011   81,500   South Korea   $ 15,000   15-Jan-16   (7)
Panamax   2004   77,500   China   $ 14,000   03-Jan-17   (8)
Panamax   2014   76,000   China  See Note (9)  19-Jun-15   (9)
Ultramax   2010   61,000   Japan   $ 14,200   01-Apr-17   (10)
Supramax   2010   58,000   China   $ 14,250   12-Dec-15   (11)
Supramax   2008   58,000   China   $ 12,250   13-Jun-16   (12)
Supramax   2015   55,000   Japan   $ 14,000   27-Jan-18   (13)
Handymax   2002   48,500   Japan   $ 12,000   31-Jan-17   (14)
Total TC DWT       1,046,600                
                         
(1) This vessel has been time chartered-in for 21 to 25 months at the Company's option at $13,000 per day. The Company has the option to extend this time charter for one year at $14,000 per day. This vessel was delivered February 22, 2015.
   
(2) This vessel has been time chartered-in for ten to 14 months at the Company's option at a rate of 90% of the Baltic Panamax 4TC Index. The Company has the option to extend this time charter for an additional ten to 14 months at the same rate of hire. The vessel was delivered on July 9, 2014.
   
(3) This vessel has been time chartered-in for 11 to 13 months at the Company's option at $9,500 per day. The Company has the option to extend this time charter for one year at $11,500 per day. The vessel was delivered on September 11, 2014.
   
(4) This vessel has been time chartered-in for 11 to 14 months at the Company's option at $12,000 per day. The Company has the option to extend this time charter for one year. The vessel was delivered on August 22, 2014.
   
(5) This vessel has been time chartered-in for 39 to 44 months at the Company's option at $15,500 per day. The Company has the option to extend this time charter for one year at $16,300 per day. The vessel was delivered on April 23, 2014.
   
(6) This vessel has been time chartered-in for 11 to 13 months at the Company's option at $12,750 per day. The Company has the option to extend this time charter for one year at $13,750 per day. The vessel was delivered on May 3, 2014.
   
(7) This vessel has been time chartered-in for 23 to 28 months at the Company's option at $15,000 per day. The Company has the option to extend the charter for an additional 11 to 13 months at $16,000 per day. This vessel was delivered on February 15, 2014
   
(8) This vessel has been time chartered-in for 32 to 38 months at the Company's option at $14,000 per day. The vessel was delivered on May 3, 2014.
   
(9) This vessel has been time chartered-in for 10 to 13 months at Company's option at $5,000 per day for the first 40 days and $10,000 thereafter, per day. The Company has the option to extend the charter for an additional year. The vessel was delivered on August 10, 2014.
   
(10) This vessel has been time chartered-in for three years at $14,200 per day. The Company has options to extend the charter for up to three consecutive one year periods at $15,200 per day, $16,200 per day and $17,200 per day, respectively. This vessel was delivered on April 13, 2014.
   
(11) This vessel has been time chartered-in for 20 to 24 months at the Company's option at $14,250 per day. The Company has the option to extend the charter for an additional ten to 12 months at $14,850 per day. This vessel was delivered on April 12, 2014.
   
(12) This vessel has been time chartered-in for 21 to 25 months at the Company's option at $12,250 per day. The Company has the option to extend this time charter for one year at $13,000 per day. The vessel was delivered on September 13, 2014.
   
(13) This vessel has been time chartered-in for three years at $14,000 per day. The Company has options to extend the charter for up to two consecutive one year periods at $15,000 per day and $16,000 per day, respectively. This vessel was delivered January 27, 2015.
   
(14) This vessel has been time chartered-in for 34 to 37 months at the Company's option at $12,000 per day. The Company has options to extend the charter for up to three consecutive one year periods at $12,750 per day, $13,600 per day and $14,800 per day, respectively. This vessel was delivered on March 31, 2014.
   

About Scorpio Bulkers Inc.

Scorpio Bulkers Inc. is a provider of marine transportation of dry bulk commodities. Scorpio Bulkers Inc. currently owns eight vessels, consisting of one Capesize, three Kamsarmax vessels and four Ultramax vessels. The Company also time charters-in 14 dry bulk vessels (consisting of one Handymax, one Ultramax, three Supramax, two Panamax, four Kamsarmax and three Post-Panamax vessels) and has contracted for 63 dry bulk vessels consisting of 25 Ultramax, 20 Kamsarmax (including one vessel held for sale) and 18 Capesize vessels, from shipyards in Japan, South Korea, China and Romania. The Company has also contracted for nine product tankers that are currently classified as held for sale, including six LR2's and three LR1's from shipyards in South Korea and Romania. Upon final delivery of all of the vessels the owned fleet is expected to have a total carrying capacity of approximately 7.0 million deadweight tonnes. Additional information about the Company is available on the Company's website www.scorpiobulkers.com, which is not a part of this press release.

Forward-Looking Statements

Matters discussed in this press release may constitute forward-looking statements. The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 provides safe harbor protections for forward-looking statements in order to encourage companies to provide prospective information about their business. Forward-looking statements include statements concerning plans, objectives, goals, strategies, future events or performance, and underlying assumptions and other statements, which are other than statements of historical facts. The Company desires to take advantage of the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and is including this cautionary statement in connection with this safe harbor legislation. The words "believe," "anticipate," "intend," "estimate," "forecast," "project," "plan," "potential," "may," "should," "expect," "pending" and similar expressions identify forward-looking statements.

The forward-looking statements in this press release are based upon various assumptions, many of which are based, in turn, upon further assumptions, including without limitation, our management's examination of historical operating trends, data contained in our records and other data available from third parties. Although we believe that these assumptions were reasonable when made, because these assumptions are inherently subject to significant uncertainties and contingencies which are difficult or impossible to predict and are beyond our control, we cannot assure you that we will achieve or accomplish these expectations, beliefs or projections.

In addition to these important factors, other important factors that, in our view, could cause actual results to differ materially from those discussed in the forward-looking statements include the failure of counterparties to fully perform their contracts with us, the strength of world economies and currencies, general market conditions, including fluctuations in charter rates and vessel values, changes in demand for dry bulk vessel capacity, changes in our operating expenses, including bunker prices, drydocking and insurance costs, the market for our vessels, availability of financing and refinancing, charter counterparty performance, ability to obtain financing and comply with covenants in such financing arrangements, changes in governmental rules and regulations or actions taken by regulatory authorities, potential liability from pending or future litigation, general domestic and international political conditions, potential disruption of shipping routes due to accidents or political events, vessels breakdowns and instances of off-hires and other factors. Please see our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission for a more complete discussion of these and other risks and uncertainties.

Non-GAAP Measures

This press release describes adjusted net income, which is not a measure prepared in accordance with GAAP. The Non-GAAP measure presented in this press release as we believe that it provides investors with a means of evaluating and understanding how the Company's management evaluates the Company's operating performance. These Non-GAAP measures should not be considered in isolation from, as substitutes for, or superior to financial measures prepared in accordance with GAAP.

Adjusted net loss

     
  For the three months ended December 31,  
  2014     2013  
  Amount (unaudited)     Per share (unaudited)     Amount (unaudited)     Per share (unaudited)  
Net loss $ (71,998 )   $ (0.48 )   $ (3,569 )   $ (0.04 )
Adjustments:                              
  Loss on disposal of assets   55,487       0.37       --       --  
Adjusted net loss $ (16,511 )   $ (0.11 )   $ (3,569 )   $ (0.04 )
                               
                               
                               
  For the year ended December 31, 2014     Period from March 20, 2013 (date of inception) to December 31, 2013  
  Amount (unaudited)     Per share (unaudited)     Amount (unaudited)     Per share (unaudited)  
Net loss $ (116,565 )   $ (0.85 )   $ (6,307 )   $ (0.16 )
Adjustments:                              
  Loss on disposal of assets   55,487       0.40       --       --  
Adjusted net loss $ (61,078 )   $ (0.45 )   $ (6,307 )   $ (0.16 )
                               

Contact Information

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    Scorpio Bulkers Inc.
    +377-9798-5715 (Monaco)
    +1-646-432-1675 (New York)