SOURCE: Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp.

Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp.

September 23, 2015 07:00 ET

Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp. Reports Financial Results for the Second Quarter and Six Months Ended June 30, 2015

ATHENS, GREECE--(Marketwired - Sep 23, 2015) - Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp. (the "Company") (NASDAQ: SHIP) announced today its financial results for the second quarter and six months ended June 30, 2015.

For the three months ended June 30, 2015, the Company generated net revenues of $1.8 million. Total Equity as of June 30, 2015 was $9.4 million. 

Stamatis Tsantanis, the Company's Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, stated:

"In the second quarter of 2015, Seanergy restored its revenue-generation capacity through the acquisition of its first vessel, the M/V Leadership, in March 2015. The Time Charter Equivalent ("TCE") rate earned by M/V Leadership during the second quarter of 2015 amounted to $9,788, which compares very favorably with the average rate of the 4 T/C routes of the Baltic Capesize Index for the same period of $4,601. Going forward, we expect our TCE rate to strengthen as the dry bulk market gradually recovers.

"As recently announced, we entered into a purchase agreement to acquire a fleet of seven modern dry bulk carriers for approximately $183 million. The fleet consists of five Capesize and two Supramax vessels with an average age of six years. Seanergy took delivery of the first of these seven bulkers, the 2010 built Capesize M/V Premiership, on September 11, 2015 and we expect the remaining vessels to be delivered by November 30, 2015.

"The vessels will be employed in the spot market and the Company will be expanding its revenue-generation capacity upon delivery of each vessel. Following completion of the remaining deliveries, our fleet will reach eight quality vessels with a combined cargo-carrying capacity of approximately 1.1 million DWT. The low capital cost of our fleet, combined with the advantageous terms we have achieved with our lenders, positions Seanergy very favorably in the dry bulk peer group. In addition, we believe our fleet expansion is occurring at an optimal time as dry bulk market fundamentals are expected to gradually improve and Seanergy will be in a leading position to capitalize on this recovery. This acquisition is fully consistent with our business plan and Seanergy will continue to pursue acquisition opportunities that we believe can further enhance value for all our shareholders."

Fleet Data:

  Three Months Ended June 30, 2015 Six Months Ended June 30, 2015
Ownership days (1) 91 103
Available days (2) 91 103
Operating days (3) 80 88
Fleet utilization (4) 87.9% 85.4%
TCE rate (5) $9,788 $8,659
Daily Vessel Operating Expenses (6) $7,341 $7,262
(1) Ownership days are the total number of days in a period during which the vessels in a fleet have been owned. Ownership days are an indicator of the size of the Company's fleet over a period and affect both the amount of revenues and the amount of expenses that the Company recorded during a period.
   
(2) Available days are the number of ownership days less the aggregate number of days that vessels are off-hire due to major repairs, dry dockings or special or intermediate surveys. The shipping industry uses available days to measure the number of ownership days in a period during which vessels should be capable of generating revenues.
   
(3) Operating days are the number of available days in a period less the aggregate number of days that vessels are off-hire for any reason, including off-hire days between successive voyages, as well as other unforeseen circumstances. The shipping industry uses operating days to measure the aggregate number of days in a period during which vessels actually generate revenues. In the three months ended June 30, 2015, the company incurred 11 off-hire days between voyages and zero off-hires due to other unforeseen circumstances. In the six months ended June 30, 2015, the company incurred 15 off-hire days between voyages and zero off-hires due to other unforeseen circumstances.
   
(4) Fleet utilization is the percentage of time that our vessels were generating revenue, and is determined by dividing operating days by ownership days for the relevant period.
   
(5) TCE rate is defined as our net revenue less voyage expenses during a period divided by the number of our operating days during the period. Voyage expenses include port charges, bunker (fuel oil and diesel oil) expenses, canal charges and other commissions.
   

(In thousands of US Dollars, except operating days and TCE rate)

  Three Months Ended June 30, 2015 Six Months Ended June 30, 2015
Net revenues from vessels 1,757 1,757
Less: Voyage expenses 974 995
Net operating revenues 783 762
Operating days 80 88
TCE rate 9,788 8,659
   
(6) Vessel operating expenses include crew costs, provisions, deck and engine stores, lubricants, insurance, maintenance and repairs. Vessel operating expenses before pre-delivery expenses exclude one-time pre-delivery and pre-joining expenses associated with initial crew manning and supply of stores of Company's vessels upon delivery. Daily Vessel Operating Expenses are calculated by dividing vessel operating expenses before pre-delivery expenses by ownership days for the relevant time periods.
   

(In thousands of US Dollars, except ownership days and Daily Vessel Operating Expenses)

  Three Months Ended June 30, 2015 Six Months Ended June 30, 2015
Vessel operating expenses 707 939
Less: Pre-delivery expenses 39 191
Vessel operating expenses before pre-delivery expenses 668 748
Ownership days 91 103
Daily Vessel Operating Expenses 7,341 7,262
     

Subsequent Developments:

Agreement to Acquire Seven Dry Bulk Carriers

On August 25, 2015, Seanergy announced that it has entered into a purchase agreement with entities affiliated with certain of our major shareholders to acquire seven secondhand dry bulk vessels, consisting of five Capesize and two Supramax vessels, for a gross purchase price of approximately $183 million. Following the completion of the transaction the Company will have a fleet of eight dry bulk carriers, consisting of six Capesizes and two Supramaxes, with a combined cargo-carrying capacity of approximately 1.1 million DWT and an average fleet age of about 7.1 years. The acquisition cost of the vessels will be funded by senior secured loans with international financial institutions and a private investment by the Company's major shareholder, which we refer to as the Company's Sponsor. The transaction is subject to standard closing conditions and definitive legal documentation and is expected to be completed by November 30, 2015. The transactions were approved by both an independent committee of the Company's Board of Directors and the Company's Board of Directors.

Pro-forma fleet of the Company

Vessel Name   Vessel Class   Capacity (in DWT)   Year Built   Yard
Leadership   Capesize   171,199   2001   Koyo - Imabari
Geniuship   Capesize   170,057   2010   Sungdong SB
Gloriuship   Capesize   171,314   2004   Hyundai HI
Squireship   Capesize   170,018   2010   Sungdong SB
Championship   Capesize   179,238   2011   Sungdong SB
Premiership   Capesize   170,024   2010   Sungdong SB
Gladiatorship   Supramax   56,819   2010   CSC Jinling Shipyard
Guardianship   Supramax   56,884   2011   CSC Jinling Shipyard
Total / Average       1,145,553   7.1 Years    

Agreement for New Loan Facilities

The Company has secured firm commitments for the financing of the seven vessels from four international financial institutions.

On September 1, 2015, the Company entered into an approximately $44.4 million bank loan facility to finance the acquisition of two of five Capesizes that the Company has it agreed to acquire. The loan facility is secured by a first priority mortgage over the two vessels.

On September 11, 2015, the Company entered into an approximately $52.7 million bank loan facility to partly finance the acquisition of the Capesize M/V Premiership and the two Supramaxes that it has agreed to acquire. The loan facility is secured by a first priority mortgage over the three vessels. On September 11, 2015, the Company drew the first advance of approximately $25.4 million in order to partly finance the acquisition of the M/V Premiership.

Share Purchase Agreement

On September 7, 2015, the Company entered into a share purchase agreement to raise additional equity capital with an entity affiliated with the Company's Sponsor for an equity contribution of $9.0 million to be contributed in three tranches, all for general corporate purposes. On September 11, 2015, the first tranche of approximately $3.5 million was contributed in exchange for the 19,449,900 common shares of the Company, which were issued on September 11, 2015. The purchaser of the newly issued shares has received customary registration rights. The transaction was approved by an independent committee of the Company's Board of Directors. 

Revolving Convertible Promissory Note

On September 7, 2015, the Company also issued an unsecured revolving convertible promissory note of up to $6.8 million (the "Applicable Limit") to an entity affiliated with the Company's Sponsor for general corporate purposes. The revolving convertible promissory note has a tenor of up to five years after the first drawdown and the Applicable Limit is reduced by $1 million each year after the second year following first drawdown. The note bears interest of 3 months Libor plus a margin. At the Sponsor's option, the Company's obligations under this note may be paid in common shares of Seanergy. On September 10, 2015, the Company proceeded with a drawdown of $1.7 million under the note.

Delivery of the 2010-built Capesize vessel

On September 11, 2015, the Company took delivery of the 2010-built Capesize vessel that was renamed Premiership. M/V Premiership is the first of seven vessels that the Company has agreed to acquire. The gross acquisition cost of the M/V Premiership was financed by a senior secured bank loan and a private investment from the Company's Sponsor.

Filing of F-3 with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC")

The Company filed with the SEC a universal shelf registration statement on Form F-3 pursuant to Rule 415 under the Securities Act of 1933 for the registration of up to $200,000,000 in securities, which was declared effective on August 14, 2015.

Extension to Regain Compliance with Nasdaq Listing Rule 5550(a)(2)

As previously announced, in January 2015, the Company received a notification from the NASDAQ Stock Market ("NASDAQ"), indicating that the Company was not in compliance with Nasdaq Listing Rule 5550(a)(2) because the closing share bid price was below the minimum $1.00 per share requirement. The Company had 180 days, or until July 27, 2015, to regain compliance.

On July 28, 2015, the Company received a notice from Nasdaq, granting the Company an extension of time until January 25, 2016, to regain compliance with Nasdaq Listing Rule 5550(a)(2). Under the terms of the extension, if compliance cannot be demonstrated by January 25, 2016, the staff of the SEC, or the Staff, will provide written notification that the Company's securities will be delisted. At that time, the Company may appeal the Staff's determination to a Hearings Panel. The Company intends to cure the deficiency within the prescribed grace period. During this time the Company's common stock will continue to be listed and trade on NASDAQ and its business operations are not affected by the receipt of the notification.

Conference Call and Webcast: September 23, 2015

As announced, the Company's management team will host a conference call today, September 23, 2015, at 08:00 a.m. Eastern Time to present the Company's financial results.

Conference Call Details

Participants should dial into the call 10 minutes before the scheduled time using the following numbers: 1(866) 819-7111 (from the US), 0(800) 953-0329 (from the UK) or + (44) (0) 1452 542 301 (from outside the US). Please quote "Seanergy."

A replay of the conference call will be available until September 30, 2015. The United States replay number is 1(866) 247-4222; from the UK 0(800) 953-1533; the standard international replay number is (+44) (0) 1452 550 000 and the access code required for the replay is: 2094507#.

Audio Webcast

There will also be a simultaneous live webcast of the conference call over the Internet, through the Seanergy website (www.seanergymaritime.com). Participants to the live webcast should register on the website approximately 10 minutes prior to the start of the webcast.

 
Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp.
Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
June 30, 2015 and December 31, 2014
(In thousands of US Dollars)
 
 
  June 30, 2015   December 31, 2014
ASSETS      
  Cash and restricted cash 1,046   2,873
  Vessels, net 16,979   -
  Other assets 1,545   395
TOTAL ASSETS 19,570   3,268
       
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY      
  Bank debt 8,426   -
  Convertible promissory note 89   -
  Due to related parties -   105
  Other liabilities 1,635   487
  Stockholders' equity 9,420   2,676
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY 19,570   3,268
       
       
       
Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp.  
Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations  
For the three and six months ended June 30, 2015 and 2014  
(In thousands of US Dollars, except for share and per share data, unless otherwise stated)  
   
   
  Three months ended
June 30,
    Six months ended
June 30,
 
  2015     2014     2015     2014  
Revenues:                      
  Vessel revenue, net 1,757     -     1,757     2,010  
                       
Expenses:                      
  Voyage expenses (974 )   -     (995 )   (1,258 )
  Vessel operating expenses (707 )   -     (939 )   (706 )
  Management fees (32 )   -     (48 )   (122 )
  General and administrative expenses (702 )   (750 )   (1,385 )   (1,414 )
  Depreciation and amortization (135 )   -     (158 )   -  
  Gain on restructuring -     -     -     85,447  
Operating (loss) income (793 )   (750 )   (1,768 )   83,957  
Other income (expense):                      
  Interest and finance costs (249 )   (10 )   (273 )   (1,217 )
  Other, net (5 )   1     (15 )   6  
Total other expenses, net: (254 )   (9 )   (288 )   (1,211 )
Net (loss) income (1,047 )   (759 )   (2,056 )   82,746  
                       
Net (loss) income per common share, basic and diluted (0.02 )   (0.06 )   (0.06 )   6.90  
Weighted average number of common shares outstanding, basic 46,556,771     12,042,348     35,654,036     12,000,984  
Weighted average number of common shares outstanding, diluted 46,556,771     12,042,348     35,654,036     12,001,039  
                       

About Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp.

Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp. is an international provider of marine dry bulk shipping services through the ownership and operation of dry bulk vessels. The Company is registered in the Marshall Islands with executive offices in Athens, Greece and an office in Hong Kong.

The Company currently owns two Capesize vessels and following the anticipated completion of the acquisition of the previously announced vessels acquisitions, the Company will have a modern fleet of a total of eight dry bulk carriers, consisting of six Capesizes and two Supramaxes, with a combined cargo-carrying capacity of approximately 1,145,553 DWT and an average fleet age of about 7.1 years.

The Company's common stock trades on the Nasdaq Capital Market under the symbol "SHIP."

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements (as defined in Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended) concerning future events and the Company's growth strategy and measures to implement such strategy. Words such as "expects," "intends," "plans," "believes," "anticipates," "hopes," "estimates," and variations of such words and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Although the Company believes that such expectations will prove to have been correct, these statements involve known and unknown risks and are based upon a number of assumptions and estimates, which are inherently subject to significant uncertainties and contingencies, many of which are beyond the control of the Company. Actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include, but are not limited to, the scope and timing of Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") and other regulatory agency review, competitive factors in the market in which the Company operates; risks associated with operations outside the United States; and other factors listed from time to time in the Company's filings with the SEC. The Company's filings can be obtained free of charge on the SEC's website at www.sec.gov. The Company expressly disclaims any obligations or undertaking to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect any change in the Company's expectations with respect thereto or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any statement is based.

Contact Information

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