SOURCE: Scorpio Bulkers Inc.

Scorpio Bulkers Inc.

July 30, 2014 08:57 ET

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

MONACO--(Marketwired - Jul 30, 2014) - Scorpio Bulkers Inc. (NYSE: SALT) ("Scorpio Bulkers," or the "Company") today reported its results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2014. The Company had minimal operations from the period from March 20, 2013 (date of inception) to June 30, 2013.

Results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2014

For the three months ended June 30, 2014, the Company had a net loss of $15.0 million, or $0.11 basic and diluted loss per share. This loss includes the noncash amortization of stock-based compensation of $6.2 million.

For the six months ended June 30, 2014, the Company had a net loss of $25.7 million, or $0.19 basic and diluted loss per share. This loss includes the noncash amortization of stock-based compensation of $11.3 million.

Recent Significant Events

$540 million Loan Facility

On July 21, 2014, the Company received a commitment from two leading European financial institutions for a Loan Facility of up to $540 million. The Facility will be used to finance up to 55% of the contract price of six Ultramax, nine Kamsarmax, and nine Capesize vessels currently under construction for delivery in 2015 and 2016. The Loan Facility has a final maturity of six years from the date of signing. The terms and conditions of this commitment are consistent with those of the Company's existing credit commitments. The closing of the Loan Facility, which is expected to occur within 2014, remains subject to customary conditions precedent, including negotiation and execution of final documentation.

Update on Previously-Announced Credit Facilities

On June 27, 2014, the Company signed a $39.6 million loan agreement which will be used to finance a portion of the market value of two Kamsarmax vessels currently under construction that are expected to be delivered to the Company later in 2014.

On July 29, 2014, the Company signed a $330.0 million loan agreement which will be used to finance a portion of the contract price of 16 Ultramax and six Kamsarmax vessels currently under construction for delivery in 2015 and 2016.

On July 30, 2014, the Company signed a loan agreement for up to $67.5 million which will be used to finance a portion of the contract price of two Ultramax and two Kamsarmax vessels currently under construction for delivery in 2015 and 2016.

Update on Fleet Financing

Including the credit facilities described above, the Company has now either signed loan agreements or received commitments for 52 of the vessels in its fleet. In addition, the Company has received proposals from leading European and Asian financial institutions to finance a portion of the cost of its remaining 28 unfinanced vessels. If definitive agreements are entered into on these terms, the amounts provided by such facilities will vary between 55% of the contract price and 60% of the market value of the remaining unfinanced vessels currently under construction. The terms and conditions of these proposals, for which commitments are expected within 2014, are consistent with those of the Company's existing credit commitments. The closing of any resultant Loan Facilities would remain subject to credit approval and customary conditions precedent, including negotiation and execution of final documentation.

Newbuilding vessel order

In June 2014, the Company entered into a contract with a Japanese shipyard for the construction of one Ultramax dry bulk vessel, the delivery of which is expected to occur during the first quarter of 2016. The purchase price of this vessel is approximately $31.4 million. 

Time chartered-in vessels

During the second quarter of 2014, the Company entered into two time charter agreements.

  • A Kamsarmax vessel built in 2011 at a South Korean shipyard. 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.

  • A Post-Panamax vessel built in 2009 at a Chinese shipyard. This vessel has been time chartered-in for 10 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 10 to 14 months at the same rate of hire. The vessel was delivered on July 9, 2014.

Delisting from Norwegian OTC List

The Company is scheduled to delist its common shares from the Norwegian OTC List on July 31, 2014. The Company's common shares will continue to trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "SALT." 

Current Liquidity

As of July 28, 2014, the Company had $241.9 million in cash and cash equivalents.

Newbuilding Program

The aggregate purchase price of our 80 vessels contracted to be constructed is approximately $3,102.8 million. As of July 28, 2014, we have paid a total of $851.3 million in installment payments due under our shipbuilding contracts for our Initial Fleet. The remaining $2,251.5 million is scheduled to be paid in installments through the delivery dates of each vessel. The Company currently has 29 Ultramax newbuildings, 23 Kamsarmax newbuildings and 28 Capesize newbuildings. The estimated future payment dates and amounts are as follows*:

           
Q3 2014   $ 54.0   million**
Q4 2014     84.1   million
Q1 2015     279.1   million
Q2 2015     280.5   million
Q3 2015     457.3   million
Q4 2015     294.9   million
Q1 2016     426.1   million
Q2 2016     251.2   million
Q3 2016     124.3   million
    $ 2,251.5   million
           

* These are estimates only and are subject to change as construction progresses. 
** Relates to payments expected to be made from July 28, 2014 to September 30, 2014.

Explanation of Components of Second Quarter of 2014 Financial Results

For the three months ended June 30, 2014, the Company recorded a net loss of $15.0 million.

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 $13.0 million for the three months ended June 30, 2014, associated with chartering in 19 vessels, for which the time charter equivalent revenue per day was $8,867 (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 as well as the integration of the time chartered vessels into our fleet which required significant time and fuel as they had to be repositioned for certain of their first voyages.

Charterhire expense was $19.9 million for the three months ended June 30, 2014 relating to the time chartered-in vessels described above. See the Company's Fleet List below for the terms of these agreements.

General and administrative expense was $8.5 million for the three months ended June 30, 2014. Such amount included $6.2 million of restricted stock amortization (noncash) and the balance primarily related to payroll, directors' fees, professional fees and insurance.

For the six months ended June 30, 2014, the Company recorded a net loss of $25.7 million.

TCE revenue was $15.5 million for the six months ended June 30, 2014, associated with chartering in 19 vessels, for which the time charter equivalent revenue per day was $8,163 (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.

Charterhire expense was $26.6 million for the six months ended June 30, 2014 relating to the time chartered-in vessels described above. See the Company's Fleet List below for the terms of these agreements.

General and administrative expense was $15.4 million for the six months ended June 30, 2014. Such amount included $11.3 million of restricted stock amortization (noncash) and the balance primarily related to payroll, directors' fees, professional fees and insurance.

                         
Scorpio Bulkers, Inc. and Subsidiaries  
Consolidated Statements of Operations (unaudited)  
(Dollars in Thousands, Except Per Share Data)  
                         
 
 
 
 
Three Months Ended
June 30, 2014
 
 
 
 
Three Months Ended
June 30, 2013
 
 
 
 
Six Months Ended
June 30, 2014
 
 
 
 
Period from March 20, 2013 (date of inception) to
June 30, 2013
 
 
Revenue:                                
Vessel revenue   $ 13,180     $ -     $ 18,647     $ -  
                                 
Operating expenses:                                
Voyage expenses     132       -       3,180       -  
Charterhire expense     19,883       -       26,562       -  
General and administrative expenses     8,454       1       15,351       1  
Total operating expenses     28,469       1       45,093       1  
                                 
Operating loss     (15,289 )     (1 )     (26,446 )     (1 )
                                 
Other income (expense):                                
Interest income     269       -       793       -  
Foreign exchange gain (loss)     18       -       (5 )     -  
Total other income     287       -       788       -  
                                 
Net loss   $ (15,002 )   $ (1 )   $ (25,658 )   $ (1 )
                                 
Loss per common share- basic and diluted (1)   $ (0.11 )   $ -     $ (0.19 )   $ -  
                                 
Weighted-average shares outstanding- basic and diluted (1)     133,236,911       1,500       132,925,640       1,500  
                                 
(1) Diluted weighted-average shares outstanding, which would include the impact of restricted shares, for the three and six months ended June 30, 2014 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. There were no potentially dilutive shares outstanding during the period from March 20, 2013 (date of inception) to June 30, 2013.
   
  The loss per common share for the three months ended June 30, 2013 and for the period from March 20, 2013 (date of inception) to June 30, 2013 was $(0.67). The size of this loss per common share relates to the low weighted-average number of shares outstanding during those periods and is not a meaningful representation of the results of operations for those periods and is not comparable to the 2014 periods.
   
   
   
Scorpio Bulkers Inc. and Subsidiaries  
Consolidated Balance Sheets (unaudited)  
(Dollars in Thousands, Except Per Share Data)  
             
    June 30,
2014
    December 31,
2013
 
Assets                
                 
Current assets                
  Cash and cash equivalents   $ 345,956     $ 733,896  
  Due from charterers     14,869       -  
  Prepaid expenses and other current assets     2,221       61  
Total current assets     363,046       733,957  
                 
Non-current assets                
  Vessels under construction     842,845       371,692  
  Other assets     5,392       35  
Total non-current assets     848,237       371,727  
                 
Total assets   $ 1,211,283     $ 1,105,684  
                 
Liabilities and shareholders' equity                
                 
Current liabilities                
  Accounts payable and accrued expenses   $ 79,091     $ 1,472  
Total current liabilities     79,091       1,472  
                 
Non-current liabilities     -       -  
                 
Total liabilities     79,091       1,472  
                 
Shareholders' equity                
  Common stock, $0.01 par value per share; authorized 450,000,00 shares; issued and outstanding 140,247,301 and 133,403,931 shares as of June 30, 2014 and December 31, 2013, respectively    

1,402
     

1,334
 
  Paid-in capital     1,162,755       1,109,185  
  Accumulated deficit     (31,965 )     (6,307 )
Total shareholders' equity     1,132,192       1,104,212  
                 
Total liabilities and shareholders' equity   $ 1,211,283     $ 1,105,684  
                 
                 
   
Scorpio Bulkers Inc., and Subsidiaries  
Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (unaudited)  
(Dollars in Thousands)  
   
    Six Months Ended
June 30, 2014
    Period from March 20, 2013 (date of inception) to
June 30, 2013
 
Operating activities                
Net loss   $ (25,658 )   $ (1 )
Restricted stock amortization     11,278       -  
Increase in amounts due from charterers     (19,004 )     -  
Increase in prepaid expenses and other current assets     (2,160 )     -  
Increase in accounts payable and accrued expenses     3,341       1  
Net cash used in operating activities     (32,203 )     -  
                 
Investing activities             -  
Payments for vessels under construction     (397,000 )     -  
Net cash used in investing activities     (397,000 )     -  
                 
Financing activities                
Proceeds from issuance of common stock     42,485       -  
Debt issue costs paid     (1,222 )     -  
Net cash provided by financing activities     41,263       -  
                 
Decrease in cash and cash equivalents     (387,940 )     -  
Cash at cash equivalents, beginning of period     733,896       -  
Cash and cash equivalents, end of period   $ 345,956     $ -  
                 
                 
 
Scorpio Bulkers Inc. and Subsidiaries
Other Operating Data (unaudited)
(Dollars in Thousands, Except Per Day Data)
                 
 
 
 
 
Three Months Ended
June 30, 2014
 
 
Three Months Ended
June 30, 2013
 
 
Six Months Ended
June 30, 2014
 
 
Period from March 20, 2013 (date of inception) to
June 30, 2013
Time Charter Equivalent Revenue (1):                        
Vessel revenue   $ 13,180   $ -   $ 18,647   $ -
Voyage expenses     132     -     3,180     -
  Time charter equivalent revenue   $ 13,048   $ -   $ 15,467   $ -
                         
Time charter equivalent revenue attributable to:                        
  Kamsarmax   $ 9,794   $ -   $ 12,027   $ -
  Ultramax     3,254     -     3,440     -
    $ 13,048   $ -   $ 15,467   $ -
                         
Revenue days (1):                        
  Kamsarmax     1,151     -     1,560     -
  Ultramax     320     -     335     -
  Combined     1,471     -     1,895     -
                         
TCE per revenue day (1):                        
  Kamsarmax   $ 8,507   $ -   $ 7,712   $ -
  Ultramax   $ 10,162   $ -   $ 10,262   $ -
  Combined   $ 8,867   $ -   $ 8,163   $ -
                         
(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 July 30, 2014
 
Capesize Vessels
    Vessel Name   Expected Delivery (1)   DWT   Shipyard
1   Hull H1309 - TBN SBI Puro   Q1-15   180,000   Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding Co., Ltd.
2   Hull H1310 - TBN SBI Valrico   Q2-15   180,000   Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding Co., Ltd.
3   Hull H1311 - TBN SBI Maduro   Q3-15   180,000   Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding Co., Ltd.
4   Hull H1364 - TBN SBI Belicoso   Q4-15   180,000   Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding Co., Ltd.
5   Hull H1365 - TBN SBI Corona   Q1-16   180,000   Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding Co., Ltd.
6   Hull H1366 - TBN SBI Diadema   Q2-16   180,000   Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding Co., Ltd.
7   Hull H1367 - TBN SBI Estupendo   Q3-16   180,000   Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding Co., Ltd.
8   Hull S1205 - TBN SBI Camacho   Q1-15   180,000   Sungdong Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., Ltd.
9   Hull S1206 - TBN SBI Montesino   Q2-15   180,000   Sungdong Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., Ltd.
10   Hull S1211 - TBN SBI Magnum   Q2-15   180,000   Sungdong Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., Ltd.
11   Hull S1212 - TBN SBI Montecristo   Q3-15   180,000   Sungdong Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., Ltd.
12   Hull S1213 - TBN SBI Aroma   Q3-15   180,000   Sungdong Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., Ltd.
13   Hull S1214 - TBN SBI Cohiba   Q4-15   180,000   Sungdong Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., Ltd.
14   Hull S1215 - TBN SBI Habano   Q4-15   180,000   Sungdong Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., Ltd.
15   Hull S1216 - TBN SBI Lonsdale   Q1-16   180,000   Sungdong Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., Ltd.
16   Hull S1217 - TBN SBI Partagas   Q1-16   180,000   Sungdong Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., Ltd.
17   Hull S1218 - TBN SBI Parejo   Q2-16   180,000   Sungdong Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., Ltd.
18   Hull S1219 - TBN SBI Toro   Q2-16   180,000   Sungdong Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., Ltd.
19   Hull S1220 - TBN SBI Tuscamina   Q2-16   180,000   Sungdong Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., Ltd.
20   Hull H1059 - TBN SBI Churchill   Q4-15   180,000   Daewoo Mangalia Heavy Industries S.A.
21   Hull H1060 - TBN SBI Perfecto   Q4-15   180,000   Daewoo Mangalia Heavy Industries S.A.
22   Hull H1061 - TBN SBI Presidente   Q1-16   180,000   Daewoo Mangalia Heavy Industries S.A.
23   Hull H1062 - TBN SBI Panatela   Q1-16   180,000   Daewoo Mangalia Heavy Industries S.A.
24   Hull H1063 - TBN SBI Robusto   Q2-16   180,000   Daewoo Mangalia Heavy Industries S.A.
25   Hull HN1058 - TBN SBI Behike   Q3-15   180,000   Daehan Shipbuilding Co., Ltd.
26   Hull HN1059 - TBN SBI Monterrey   Q4-15   180,000   Daehan Shipbuilding Co., Ltd.
27   Hull HN1060 - TBN SBI Macanudo   Q4-15   180,000   Daehan Shipbuilding Co., Ltd.
28   Hull HN1061 - TBN SBI Cuaba   Q1-16   180,000   Daehan Shipbuilding Co., Ltd.
    Capesize NB DWT       5,040,000    
                 
                 
Kamsarmax Vessels        
    Vessel Name   Expected Delivery (1)   DWT   Shipyard
1   Hull H1284 - TBN SBI Cakewalk   Q3-14   82,000   Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding Co., Ltd.
2   Hull H1285 - TBN SBI Charleston   Q4-14   82,000   Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding Co., Ltd.
3   Hull S1680 - TBN SBI Samba   Q1-15   84,000   Imabari Shipbuilding Co., Ltd.
4   Hull S1681 - TBN SBI Rumba   Q3-15   84,000   Imabari Shipbuilding Co., Ltd.
5   Hull 1090 - TBN SBI Electra   Q3-15   82,000   Jiangsu Yangzijiang Shipbuilding Co., Ltd.
6   Hull 1091 - TBN SBI Flamenco   Q3-15   82,000   Jiangsu Yangzijiang Shipbuilding Co., Ltd.
7   Hull 1092 - TBN SBI Rock   Q4-15   82,000   Jiangsu Yangzijiang Shipbuilding Co., Ltd.
8   Hull 1093 - TBN SBI Twist   Q1-16   82,000   Jiangsu Yangzijiang Shipbuilding Co., Ltd.
9   Hull SS164 - TBN SBI Salsa   Q3-15   81,600   Tsuneishi Group (Zhoushan) Shipbuilding Inc.
10   Hull SS179 - TBN SBI Merengue   Q1-16   81,600   Tsuneishi Group (Zhoushan) Shipbuilding Inc.
11   Hull S1228 - TBN SBI Capoeira   Q1-15   82,000   Hudong-Zhonghua (Group) Co., Ltd.
12   Hull S1722A - TBN SBI Conga   Q2-15   82,000   Hudong-Zhonghua (Group) Co., Ltd.
13   Hull S1723A - TBN SBI Bolero   Q2-15   82,000   Hudong-Zhonghua (Group) Co., Ltd.
14   Hull S1229 - TBN SBI Carioca   Q2-15   82,000   Hudong-Zhonghua (Group) Co., Ltd.
15   Hull S1724A - TBN SBI Sousta   Q3-15   82,000   Hudong-Zhonghua (Group) Co., Ltd.
16   Hull S1725A - TBN SBI Reggae   Q1-16   82,000   Hudong-Zhonghua (Group) Co., Ltd.
17   Hull S1726A - TBN SBI Zumba   Q1-16   82,000   Hudong-Zhonghua (Group) Co., Ltd.
18   Hull S1231 - TBN SBI Macarena   Q1-16   82,000   Hudong-Zhonghua (Group) Co., Ltd.
19   Hull S1735A - TBN SBI Parapara   Q2-16   82,000   Hudong-Zhonghua (Group) Co., Ltd.
20   Hull S1736A - TBN SBI Mazurka   Q2-16   82,000   Hudong-Zhonghua (Group) Co., Ltd.
21   Hull S1230 - TBN SBI Lambada   Q3-16   82,000   Hudong-Zhonghua (Group) Co., Ltd.
22   Hull S1232 - TBN SBI Swing   Q3-16   82,000   Hudong-Zhonghua (Group) Co., Ltd.
23   Hull S1233 - TBN SBI Jive   Q3-16   82,000   Hudong-Zhonghua (Group) Co., Ltd.
    Kamsarmax NB DWT   1,889,200    
             
             
Ultramax Vessels            
    Vessel Name   Expected Delivery (1)   DWT   Shipyard
1   Hull 1907 - TBN SBI Hera   Q2-16   60,200   Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co., Ltd.
2   Hull 1906 - TBN SBI Zeus   Q2-16   60,200   Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co., Ltd.
3   Hull 1911 - TBN SBI Poseidon   Q3-16   60,200   Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co., Ltd.
4   Hull 1912 - TBN SBI Apollo   Q3-16   60,200   Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co., Ltd.
5   Hull S870 - TBN SBI Echo   Q3-15   61,000   Imabari Shipbuilding Co., Ltd.
6   Hull S871 - TBN SBI Tango   Q3-15   61,000   Imabari Shipbuilding Co., Ltd.
7   Hull S-A098 - TBN SBI Achilles   Q1-16   61,000   Imabari Shipbuilding Co., Ltd.
8   Hull S-A089 - TBN SBI Cronos   Q1-16   61,000   Imabari Shipbuilding Co., Ltd.
9   Hull S-A090 - TBN SBI Hermes   Q1-16   61,000   Imabari Shipbuilding Co., Ltd.
10   Hull NE180 - TBN SBI Bravo   Q1-15   61,000   Nantong COSCO KHI Ship Engineering Co. Ltd.
11   Hull NE181 - TBN SBI Antares   Q1-15   61,000   Nantong COSCO KHI Ship Engineering Co. Ltd.
12   Hull NE182 - TBN SBI Maia   Q3-15   61,000   Nantong COSCO KHI Ship Engineering Co. Ltd.
13   Hull NE183 - TBN SBI Hydra   Q3-15   61,000   Nantong COSCO KHI Ship Engineering Co. Ltd.
14   Hull NE194 - TBN SBI Hyperion   Q2-16   61,000   Nantong COSCO KHI Ship Engineering Co. Ltd.
15   Hull NE195 - TBN SBI Tethys   Q2-16   61,000   Nantong COSCO KHI Ship Engineering Co. Ltd.
16   Hull DE018 - TBN SBI Leo   Q1-15   61,000   Dalian COSCO KHI Ship Engineering Co. Ltd.
17   Hull DE019 - TBN SBI Lyra   Q3-15   61,000   Dalian COSCO KHI Ship Engineering Co. Ltd.
18   Hull DE020 - TBN SBI Subaru   Q3-15   61,000   Dalian COSCO KHI Ship Engineering Co. Ltd.
19   Hull DE021 - TBN SBI Ursa   Q3-15   61,000   Dalian COSCO KHI Ship Engineering Co. Ltd.
20   Hull CX0610 - TBN SBI Athena   Q1-15   64,000   Chengxi Shipyard Co. Ltd.
21   Hull CX0651 - TBN SBI Pegasus   Q3-15   64,000   Chengxi Shipyard Co. Ltd.
22   Hull CX0652 - TBN SBI Orion   Q4-15   64,000   Chengxi Shipyard Co. Ltd.
23   Hull CX0612 - TBN SBI Thalia   Q4-15   64,000   Chengxi Shipyard Co. Ltd.
24   Hull CX0653 - TBN SBI Hercules   Q1-16   64,000   Chengxi Shipyard Co. Ltd.
25   Hull CX0627 - TBN SBI Perseus   Q1-16   64,000   Chengxi Shipyard Co. Ltd.
26   Hull CX0654 - TBN SBI Kratos   Q2-16   64,000   Chengxi Shipyard Co. Ltd.
27   Hull CX0655 - TBN SBI Samson   Q2-16   64,000   Chengxi Shipyard Co. Ltd.
28   Hull CX0613 - TBN SBI Phoebe   Q2-16   64,000   Chengxi Shipyard Co. Ltd.
29   Hull CX0656 - TBN SBI Phoenix   Q3-16   64,000   Chengxi Shipyard Co. Ltd.
    Ultramax NB DWT       1,795,800    
                 
    Total Newbuild DWT   8,725,000    
             
(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 19 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   2010   93,000   China   $13,250   23-Oct-14 (1)
  Post-Panamax   2011   93,000   China   $13,500   24-Oct-14 (2)
  Post-Panamax   2009   93,000   China   See Note (3)   9-May-15 (3)
  Kamsarmax   2009   82,500   Japan   $14,500   8-Feb-15 (4)
  Kamsarmax   2012   82,000   South Korea   $15,500   23-Jul-17 (5)
  Kamsarmax   2011   81,900   South Korea   $12,750   3-Apr-15 (6)
  Kamsarmax   2012   81,500   South Korea   $14,500   7-Dec-14 (7)
  Kamsarmax   2011   81,500   South Korea   $15,000   15-Jan-16 (8)
  Kamsarmax   2012   81,000   South Korea   $15,000   10-Feb-15 (9)
  Kamsarmax   2012   79,500   China   $14,000   23-Jan-15 (10)
  Panamax   2004   77,500   China   $14,000   3-Jan-17 (11)
  Panamax   2014   77,000   Japan   $16,000   4-Mar-15 (12)
  Panamax   2009   76,500   Japan   $14,000   1-Dec-14 (13)
  Panamax   2007   75,500   South Korea   $13,750   14-Feb-15 (14)
  Ultramax   2010   61,000   Japan   $14,200   1-Apr-17 (15)
  Supramax   2010   58,000   China   $14,250   12-Dec-16 (16)
  Supramax   2011   58,000   China   $13,750   18-Jan-15 (17)
  Supramax   2015   55,000   Japan   $14,000   30-Jun-18 (18)
  Handymax   2002   48,500   Japan   $12,000   31-Jan-17 (19)
Total TC DWT       1,435,900            
                     
(1) This vessel has been time chartered-in for eight to 10 months at Company's option at $13,250 per day. The vessel was delivered on February 23, 2014.
(2) This vessel has been time chartered-in for seven to nine months at the Company's option at $13,500 per day. The vessel was delivered on March 24, 2014.
(3) This vessel has been time chartered-in for 10 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 10 to 14 months at the same rate of hire. The vessel was delivered on July 9, 2014.
(4) This vessel has been time chartered-in for 11 to 13 months at the Company's option at $14,500 per day. The Company has the option to extend this time charter for one year at $15,500 per day. The vessel was delivered on March 8, 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 10 to 12 months at Company's option at $14,500 per day. The vessel was delivered on February 7, 2014.
(8) 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.
(9) This vessel has been time chartered-in for 12 to 14 months at Company's option at $15,000 per day. The vessel was delivered on February 10, 2014.
(10) This vessel has been time chartered-in for 11 to 14 months at the Company's option at $14,000 per day. The Company has the option to extend the charter for an additional 11 to 14 months at $14,750 per day. This vessel was delivered on February 23, 2014.
(11) 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.
(12) This vessel has been time chartered-in for 12 to 13 months at Company's option at $16,000 per day. The vessel was delivered on March 4, 2014.
(13) This vessel has been time chartered-in until December 1, 2014 which may be extended for an additional two months at the Company's option. The charter hire rate is $15,900 per day until June 23, 2014 and $14,000 per day thereafter, including the option period. The vessel was delivered on January 23, 2014.
(14) This vessel has been time chartered-in for 11 to 13 months at the Company's option at $13,750 per day. The Company has the option to extend the charter for an additional year at $14,750 per day. The vessel was delivered on March 14, 2014.
(15) 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.
(16) 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 10 to 12 months at $14,850 per day. This vessel was delivered on April 12, 2014.
(17) This vessel has been time chartered-in for ten to 13 months at the Company's option at $13,750 per day. This vessel was delivered on March 18, 2014.
(18) 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 is expected to be delivered during the first half of 2015.
(19) 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. has currently 19 time chartered-in dry bulk vessels (one Handymax, one Ultramax, three Supramax, four Panamax, seven Kamsarmax and three Post-Panamax vessels) and has contracted and agreed to purchase 80 dry bulk vessels consisting of 29 Ultramax, 23 Kamsarmax and 28 Capesize vessels to be delivered starting from the third quarter of 2014 from shipyards in Japan, South Korea, China and Romania. Upon final delivery of all of the vessels, the owned fleet is expected to have a total carrying capacity of approximately 8.7 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," "intends," "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.

Contact Information

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