Teekay Tankers Ltd.
NYSE : TNK

Teekay Tankers Ltd.

May 14, 2015 01:54 ET

Teekay Tankers Ltd. Reports First Quarter 2015 Results

Highlights

- Realized the highest first quarter crude tanker spot rates since 2008 and the highest LR2 product tanker spot rates since 2006.

- Reported first quarter 2015 adjusted net income attributable to shareholders(1) of $39.0 million, or $0.34 per share, compared to $16.9 million, or $0.20 per share, in the same period of the prior year.

- Generated first quarter 2015 Free Cash Flow(2) of $0.46 per share, an increase of 31 percent from the fourth quarter of 2014.

- Took delivery of four Long Range 2 (LR2) product tankers and one Aframax tanker for an aggregate purchase price of approximately $230 million during the quarter.

HAMILTON, BERMUDA--(Marketwired - May 14, 2015) - Teekay Tankers Ltd. (Teekay Tankers or the Company) (NYSE:TNK) today reported adjusted net income attributable to its shareholders (1) (as detailed in Appendix A to this release) of $39.0 million, or $0.34 per share, for the quarter ended March 31, 2015, compared to $16.9 million, or $0.20 per share, for the same period in the prior year. The increase is primarily due to stronger spot tanker rates in the first quarter of 2015 compared to the same period in the prior year, an increase in fleet size due to the acquisition of four LR2 product tankers and one Aframax tanker in the first quarter of 2015 and the addition of 10 in-chartered vessels delivered during 2014. Adjusted net income attributable to shareholders excludes a number of specific items that had the net effect of increasing net income attributable to shareholders by $9.6 million, or $0.11 per share, for the three months ended March 31, 2014 as detailed in Appendix A to this release. Including these items, the Company reported, on a GAAP basis, net income attributable to its shareholders of $39.0 million, or $0.34 per share, for the quarter ended March 31, 2015, compared to $26.4 million, or $0.31 per share, for the quarter ended March 31, 2014. Net revenues(3) were $100.0 million and $60.3 million for the three months ended March 31, 2015 and 2014, respectively.

During the first quarter of 2015, the Company generated $53.0 million, or $0.46 per share, of Free Cash Flow(2), compared to $31.7 million, or $0.35 per share, in the fourth quarter of 2014 due to higher average spot rates earned and an increase in fleet size. On April 2, 2015, Teekay Tankers declared a dividend of $0.03 per share for the first quarter of 2015, which was paid on April 30, 2015 to all shareholders of record on April 17, 2015. Since the Company's inception, it has declared dividends in 30 consecutive quarters.

"The Company experienced the strongest quarter in six years with free cash flow of $53 million, or $0.46 per share, resulting in an annualized free cash flow yield of 32 percent based on the average share price during the first quarter," commented Kevin Mackay, Chief Executive Officer of Teekay Tankers.

"Over the past four months, crude spot tanker rates have achieved the highest average levels since the strong winter market of 2008," Mr. Mackay continued. "The continued strength in the tanker market reflects the strong tanker market fundamentals on the back of a shrinking mid-size tanker fleet, increased crude oil trade volumes and growing global oil demand. Low global oil prices, high crude oil supply, and seasonal factors such as increased oil demand and winter weather delays, have provided further support to the crude tanker market during the first quarter. Crude spot tanker rates have remained counter-seasonally strong into the second quarter of 2015 due to record-high Saudi Arabian oil production and a relatively light refinery maintenance schedule as refiners continue to take advantage of positive margins."

Mr. Mackay added, "With approximately 85 percent of our fleet operating in the spot tanker market over the next 12 months and a low cash break-even rate, we believe Teekay Tankers is well-positioned to benefit from the fundamental strength in the global tanker market."

Summary of Recent Developments

New Fleet Deliveries

In the first quarter of 2015, Teekay Tankers completed the acquisition of four LR2 product tankers and one Aframax tanker for an aggregate purchase price of approximately $230 million. With an average age of 3.8 years, the five new vessels reduce the average age of Teekay Tankers' fleet by approximately one year. The Company took delivery of three vessels in February and two vessels in March. All four LR2 product tankers are currently trading in the Taurus LR2 pool and the Aframax tanker is on voyage charter until vetting inspections are completed for joining the Teekay Aframax RSA.

Time Charter-In Vessels

During the first quarter of 2015, Teekay Tankers secured time charter-in contracts for one additional Aframax vessel and one additional LR2 vessel, bringing Teekay Tankers' total time charter-in fleet to 12 vessels. The new time charter-in contracts have an average daily rate of $21,250 and firm contract periods of 24 months, with extension options. The time charter-in contract for the Aframax vessel commenced in April 2015 and the LR2 vessel contract is expected to commence in the second quarter of 2015.

Time Charter-Out Vessel

In April 2015, Teekay Tankers entered into a time charter-out contract for one Aframax vessel. The new time charter-out contract has a daily rate of $24,000 and a firm contract period of 12 months.

(1) Adjusted net income attributable to shareholders of Teekay Tankers is a non-GAAP financial measure. Please refer to Appendix A to this release for a reconciliation of this non-GAAP measure as used in this release to the most directly comparable financial measure under United States generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and for information about specific items affecting net income that are typically excluded by securities analysts in their published estimates of the Company's financial results.
(2) Free Cash Flow (FCF) represents net income, plus depreciation and amortization, unrealized losses from derivatives, non-cash items, FCF from equity accounted investments and any write-offs or other non-recurring items, less unrealized gains from derivatives and other non-cash items. Please refer to Appendix B to this release for a reconciliation of Free Cash Flow (a non-GAAP measure) as used in this release to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure.
(3) Net revenues is a non-GAAP financial measure used by certain investors to measure the financial performance of shipping companies. Please refer to Appendix C included in this release for a reconciliation of this non-GAAP measure to the most directly comparable financial measure under GAAP.

Tanker Market

The positive momentum in crude tanker spot rates during the fourth quarter of 2014 continued into the first quarter of 2015, with rates reaching the highest average first quarter levels since 2008. The strength in crude tanker spot rates was primarily a result of continued low global oil prices, high crude oil supply and winter weather delays. Low global oil prices and high crude oil supply have positively impacted tanker rates in a number of ways, including the following:

  • Lower oil prices are driving onshore strategic and commercial stockpiling, particularly in China where the government continues to fill the second stage of its Strategic Petroleum Reserves;

  • Refinery throughput has remained high as refiners take advantage of strong refining margins; and

  • Reduced bunker fuel prices have been positive for tanker earnings due to lower voyage operating costs.

Crude tanker rates have been counter-seasonally strong in the first half of the second quarter of 2015 due to increased oil demand, which has resulted from on-going low oil prices, record-high Saudi Arabian oil production, and a relatively light refinery maintenance schedule as refiners defer scheduled maintenance to take advantage of strong refining margins.

LR2 product tanker rates in the first quarter of 2015 averaged the highest for a first quarter since 2006. LR2 product tanker rates have been supported by the ramp up of new refineries in the Middle East, which has encouraged long-haul product exports, while Asian naphtha imports remain historically strong. Low oil prices continue to put downward pressure on naphtha prices in relation to liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), which has led some petrochemical plants to consume naphtha rather than LPG for feedstock purposes.

The global tanker fleet grew by 3.3 million deadweight tonnes (mdwt), or 0.7 percent, in the first quarter of 2015. The global Suezmax fleet grew by four vessels, or 0.8 percent, while the uncoated Aframax fleet grew by only one vessel, or 0.2 percent, and the LR2 fleet grew by 0.8 mdwt, or 2.8 percent. Looking ahead, the global tanker fleet is forecast to grow 1.5 to 2.5 percent in 2015, with growth again weighted towards the product tanker sectors. Another year of negative fleet growth is expected for the Suezmax and uncoated Aframax sectors in 2015.

In April 2015, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) held its outlook for 2015 global economic growth at 3.5 percent, consistent with its January 2015 forecast. This marks a modest improvement from global economic growth of 3.4 percent in 2014. Based on an average of forecasts from the International Energy Agency, the Energy Information Administration, and OPEC, global oil demand is forecast to grow by 1.1 million barrels day (mb/d) in 2015, which is 0.3 mb/d higher than demand growth in 2014.

The outlook for crude tanker fleet utilization and spot tanker rates is expected to remain positive in 2015 based on a shrinking mid-size crude tanker fleet and a continued increase in long-haul tanker demand as more crude oil moves from the Atlantic to Pacific basin. The impact of low oil prices is also expected to provide support for tanker demand in the first half of 2015.

Operating Results

The following table highlights the operating performance of the Company's time-charter and spot vessels measured in net voyage revenue per revenue day, or time-charter equivalent (TCE) rates, before related-party pool management fees, related-party commissions and off-hire bunker expenses:

Three Months Ended
March 31, 2015 December 31, 2014 March 31, 2014
Time Charter-Out Fleet
Suezmax revenue days - 130 180
Suezmax TCE per revenue day - $20,326 $20,308
Aframax revenue days 469 658 812
Aframax TCE per revenue day $17,614 $17,662 $17,586
MR revenue days 50 92 90
MR TCE per revenue day (i) $39,036 $37,352 $34,069
Spot Fleet
Suezmax revenue days 893 783 685
Suezmax spot TCE per revenue day $39,433 $26,627 $28,079
Aframax revenue days 1,060 789 266
Aframax spot TCE per revenue day (ii) $30,708 $25,677 $22,591
LR2 revenue days 690 644 270
LR2 spot TCE per revenue day $24,899 $21,884 $13,905
MR revenue days 200 184 180
MR spot TCE per revenue day $18,751 $17,109 $13,403
VLCC revenue days - - 20
VLCC spot TCE per revenue day - - $23,378
Total Fleet
Suezmax revenue days 893 913 865
Suezmax TCE per revenue day $39,433 $25,727 $26,462
Aframax revenue days 1,529 1,447 1,078
Aframax TCE per revenue day $26,060 $22,146 $18,821
LR2 revenue days 690 644 270
LR2 TCE per revenue day $24,899 $21,884 $13,905
MR revenue days 250 276 270
MR TCE per revenue day (i) $22,836 $23,857 $20,291
VLCC revenue days - - 20
VLCC TCE per revenue day - - $23,378
(i) The charter rate on the Medium Range (MR) tanker includes approximately $14,000 per day for the additional costs relating to Australian crew versus international crew.
(ii) The combined average spot TCE rate for the Aframax tankers trading in both the Aframax pools and on non-pool voyage charters was $29,794 per day and $25,881 per day for the three months ended March 31, 2015 and December 31, 2014, respectively. No Aframax tankers in the Company's fleet traded on non-pool voyage charters for the three months ended March 31, 2014.

Teekay Tankers' Fleet

The following table summarizes the Company's fleet as of May 1, 2015 (including a committed charter-in vessel):

Owned Vessels Chartered-in Vessels Total
Fixed-rate:
Aframax Tankers 7 - 7
VLCC Tanker(i) 1 - 1
Total Fixed-Rate Fleet 8 - 8
Spot-rate:
Suezmax Tankers 10 - 10
Aframax Tankers(ii) 5 9 14
LR2 Product Tankers(iii) 7 3 10
MR Product Tankers 3 - 3
Total Spot Fleet 25 12 37
Total Teekay Tankers Fleet 33 12 45
(i) The Company's ownership interest in this vessel is 50 percent.
(ii) Includes nine Aframax tankers with charter-in contracts that expire between June 2015 and September 2017; six of these vessels have options to extend.
(iii) Includes two LR2 product tankers with charter-in contracts that expire in July 2015; both of these vessels have options to extend. The Company expects the remaining time charter-in LR2 vessel to deliver in the second quarter of 2015.

Liquidity

As of March 31, 2015, the Company had total liquidity of $200.7 million (comprised of $40.5 million in cash and cash equivalents and $160.2 million in undrawn revolving credit facilities), compared to total liquidity of $289.0 million as at December 31, 2014. The decrease in the Company's liquidity position during the quarter is primarily due to the acquisition of five conventional tankers for a total purchase price of $230 million, net of a new $127 million loan facility.

Availability of 2014 Annual Report

The Company filed its 2014 Annual Report on Form 20-F with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on April 28, 2015. Copies are available on Teekay Tankers' website, under "Investors - Teekay Tankers Ltd. - Financials & Presentations", at www.teekay.com. Shareholders may request a printed copy of this Annual Report, including the complete audited financial statements, free of charge by contacting Teekay Tankers' Investor Relations.

Conference Call

The Company plans to host a conference call on Thursday, May 14, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. (ET) to discuss its results for the first quarter of 2015. An accompanying investor presentation will be available on Teekay Tankers' website at www.teekay.com prior to the start of the call. All shareholders and interested parties are invited to listen to the live conference call by choosing from the following options:

  • By dialing (800) 499-4035 or (416) 204-9269, if outside of North America, and quoting conference ID code 2078991.
  • By accessing the webcast, which will be available on Teekay Tankers' website at www.teekay.com (the archive will remain on the website for a period of 30 days).

The conference call will be recorded and available until Thursday, May 28, 2015. This recording can be accessed following the live call by dialing (888) 203-1112 or (647) 436-0148, if outside North America, and entering access code 2078991.

About Teekay Tankers

Teekay Tankers currently owns a fleet of 32 double-hull tankers, including 12 Aframax tankers, ten Suezmax tankers, seven Long Range 2 (LR2) product tankers, three Medium-Range (MR) product tankers, and has contracted 12 time charter-in tankers. Teekay Tankers' vessels are employed through a mix of short- or medium-term fixed-rate time charter contracts and spot tanker market trading. The Company also owns a Very Large Crude Carrier (VLCC) through a 50 percent-owned joint venture. In addition, Teekay Tankers owns a minority interest of 9.3 percent in Tanker Investments Ltd., which currently owns a fleet of 20 modern tankers, including six vessels to be acquired in the second quarter of 2015. Teekay Tankers was formed in December 2007 by Teekay Corporation as part of its strategy to expand its conventional oil tanker business.

Teekay Tankers' common stock trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "TNK."

TEEKAY TANKERS LTD.
SUMMARY CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME
(in thousands of U.S. dollars, except share and per share data)
Three Months Ended
March 31, December 31, March 31,
2015 2014 2014
(unaudited) (unaudited) (unaudited)
Net pool revenues 80,509 56,302 30,163
Time charter revenues 10,517 17,803 21,482
Voyage charter revenues 7,528 1,826 996
Interest income from investment in term loans (1) - - 9,118
Other revenues (2) 5,324 - -
Total revenues 103,878 75,931 61,759
Voyage expenses (3,834 ) (2,061 ) (1,439 )
Vessel operating expenses (22,441 ) (23,708 ) (22,794 )
Time-charter hire expense (15,003 ) (13,687 ) (1,052 )
Depreciation and amortization (13,672 ) (12,774 ) (12,502 )
General and administrative (3,300 ) (2,714 ) (3,192 )
Restructuring charge (2) (5,324 ) - -
Income from operations 40,304 20,987 20,780
Interest expense (2,365 ) (2,078 ) (2,347 )
Interest income 31 40 138
Realized and unrealized (loss) gain on derivative instruments (3) (1,587 ) (189 ) 1,644
Equity income (4) 2,582 1,007 2,594
Other income 20 492 3,623
Net income 38,985 20,259 26,432
Earnings per share attributable to shareholders of Teekay Tankers
- Basic 0.34 0.23 0.32
- Diluted 0.34 0.22 0.31
Weighted-average number of total common shares outstanding
- Basic 115,044,039 89,736,138 83,617,408
- Diluted 115,633,035 90,214,327 83,973,172
(1) In 2010, the Company invested in two term loans (the Loans) secured by two 2010-built VLCC vessels. The borrowers under the Loans were in default on their interest payment obligations since the first quarter of 2013, and subsequently, in default of the repayment of the loan principal from the loan maturity date in July 2013. In March 2014, the Company took full ownership of the vessels held as collateral in satisfaction of the Loans and accrued interest and recorded the vessels at their fair value at that date. As a result, the Company recognized an additional $9.1 million of interest income owing under the Loans for the quarter ended March 31, 2014. In May 2014, the Company sold to Tanker Investments Limited (TIL) these two vessels for aggregate proceeds of $154 million plus related working capital on closing of $1.7 million.
(2) The restructuring charge amount relates to redundancy costs in connection with the termination of Australian seafarers of the Hugli Spirit upon the completion of the contract with its customer during the three months ended March 31, 2015. The other revenues amount represents the associated 100 percent reimbursement of the redundancy cost from the customer.
(3) Includes realized losses relating to interest rate swaps that relate to amounts actually paid by the Company of $2.5 million, $2.5 million and $2.5 million for the three months ended March 31, 2015, December 31, 2014 and March 31, 2014, respectively.
(4) Included in equity income are the Company's proportionate share of earnings from its investment in TIL, which owned 14 conventional tankers at March 31, 2015, its 50 percent interest in High-Q joint venture (High-Q), which owns one VLCC tanker, and its 50 percent interest in Teekay Tanker Operations Ltd (TTOL), which owns Teekay's conventional tanker commercial and technical management operations. The total equity income of $2.6 million for the three months ended March 31, 2015 includes a loss of $0.8 million, which was the Company's proportionate share of items included in Appendix A to this release, related primarily to a cancellation fee paid to the joint venture partner upon the acquisition of its 49 percent share of Teekay Marine Limited (TML), unrealized gains or losses on derivative instruments and foreign exchange items.

Components of equity income are detailed in the table below:

Three Months Ended
March 31, December 31, March 31,
2015 2014 2014
High-Q Joint Venture 545 929 553
Tanker Investments Ltd. 1,770 250 (13 )
Dilution gain in respect of the Initial Public Offering of Tanker Investments Ltd. - - 2,054
Teekay Tanker Operations Ltd. 267 (172 ) -
Total equity income 2,582 1,007 2,594
TEEKAY TANKERS LTD.
SUMMARY CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(in thousands of U.S. dollars)
As at As at
March 31, 2015 December 31, 2014
(unaudited) (unaudited)
ASSETS
Cash and cash equivalents 40,513 162,797
Pool receivable from affiliates 36,774 35,254
Accounts receivable 9,833 4,178
Prepaid assets 18,030 8,883
Due from affiliates 44,059 42,502
Vessels and equipment 1,047,231 828,291
Investment in and advances to equity accounted investments 75,979 73,397
Derivative asset (1) 4,617 4,657
Other non-current assets 2,428 5,400
Total assets 1,279,464 1,165,359
LIABILITIES AND EQUITY
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities 24,398 19,464
Current portion of long-term debt 147,004 41,959
Current portion of derivative liabilities 6,251 7,263
Deferred revenue 1,095 637
Due to affiliates 14,863 10,395
Long-term debt 564,912 614,104
Other long-term liabilities 15,917 15,814
Equity 505,024 455,723
Total liabilities and equity 1,279,464 1,165,359
(1) Derivative asset reflects the fair value of a common stock purchase warrant issued by TIL to the Company in connection with the Company's involvement in the formation of TIL.
TEEKAY TANKERS LTD.
SUMMARY CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(in thousands of U.S. dollars)
Three Months Ended
March 31, 2015 March 31, 2014
(unaudited) (unaudited)
Cash and cash equivalents provided by (used for)
OPERATING ACTIVITIES
Net operating cash flow 39,755 4,862
FINANCING ACTIVITIES
Proceeds from long-term debt, net of issuance costs 221,587 30,998
Repayments of long-term debt (5,092 ) (5,091 )
Prepayment of long-term debt (161,592 ) (5,000 )
Equity contribution from Teekay Corporation - 1,267
Cash dividends paid (3,452 ) (2,508 )
Proceeds from equity offering net of offering costs 13,665 -
Net financing cash flow 65,116 19,666
INVESTING ACTIVITIES
Expenditures for vessels and equipment (226,916 ) (365 )
Investment in Tanker Investments Ltd. - (25,000 )
Loan repayments from equity accounted investment - 1,150
Term loan advance recoveries - 1,179
Investment in Teekay Tankers Operations Ltd. (239 ) -
Net investing cash flow (227,155 ) (23,036 )
(Decrease) increase in cash and cash equivalents (122,284 ) 1,492
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of the period 162,797 25,646
Cash and cash equivalents, end of the period 40,513 27,138
TEEKAY TANKERS LTD.
APPENDIX A - SPECIFIC ITEMS AFFECTING NET INCOME
(in thousands of U.S. dollars, except per share amounts)

Set forth below is a reconciliation of the Company's unaudited adjusted net income attributable to the shareholders of Teekay Tankers, a non-GAAP financial measure, to net income as determined in accordance with GAAP. The Company believes that, in addition to conventional measures prepared in accordance with GAAP, certain investors use this information to evaluate the Company's financial performance. The items below are also typically excluded by securities analysts in their published estimates of the Company's financial results. Adjusted net income attributable to the shareholders of Teekay Tankers is intended to provide additional information and should not be considered a substitute for measures of performance prepared in accordance with GAAP.

Three Months Ended
March 31, 2015 March 31, 2014
(unaudited) (unaudited)
$ $ Per Share(1) $ $ Per Share(1)
Net income - GAAP basis 38,985 $0.34 26,432 $0.31
(Subtract) add specific items affecting net income:
Unrealized gain on derivative instruments (2) (877 ) ($0.01 ) (4,091 ) ($0.05 )
Fair value on initial recognition of stock purchase warrants (3) - - (3,420 ) ($0.04 )
Dilution gain on equity accounted investment (4) - - (2,054 ) ($0.02 )
Other (5) 895 $0.01 7 -
Total adjustments 18 $0.00 (9,558 ) ($0.11 )
Adjusted net income attributable to shareholders of Teekay Tankers 39,003 $0.34 16,874 $0.20
(1) Fully diluted per share amounts.
(2) Reflects the unrealized gain due to changes in the mark-to-market value of derivative instruments that are not designated as hedges for accounting purposes, including unrealized gains or losses on interest rate swaps and the TIL common stock purchase warrant.
(3) Reflects the fair value on the initial recognition of the common stock purchase warrant issued by TIL to the Company during the three months ended March 31, 2014, which was received in connection with the Company's involvement in the formation of TIL.
(4) Reflects the dilution gain from the common share issuance completed as part of TIL's initial public offering in March 2014.
(5) The amount recorded in Other relates to foreign exchange items as well as adjustments to earnings of equity accounted investments, including a cancellation fee paid to the joint venture partner upon the acquisition of its 49 percent share of TML, foreign exchange gains or losses and the Company's 50-percent portion of unrealized derivative instrument gains or losses recorded by the High-Q joint venture.
TEEKAY TANKERS LTD.
APPENDIX B - RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURE
FREE CASH FLOW
(in thousands of U.S. dollars, except share and per share data)

Description of Non-GAAP Financial Measure - Free Cash Flow

Free Cash Flow (FCF) represents net income, plus depreciation and amortization, unrealized losses from derivatives, non-cash items, FCF from the equity accounted investments and any write-offs or other non-recurring items, less unrealized gains from derivatives, equity income from the equity accounted investments and other non-cash items.

Three Months Ended
March 31, 2015
(unaudited)
Net income for the period 38,985
Add:
Depreciation and amortization 13,672
Proportionate share of Free Cash Flow from equity accounted investments 3,599
Other 220
Less:
Unrealized gain on derivative instruments (877 )
Equity income (2,582 )
Free Cash Flow 53,017
Weighted-average number of common shares outstanding for the quarter 115,044,039
Free Cash Flow per share (rounded) 0.46
TEEKAY TANKERS LTD.
APPENDIX C - RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURE
NET REVENUES
(in thousands of U.S. dollars)

Description of Non-GAAP Financial Measure - Net Revenues

Net revenues represents revenues less voyage expenses where voyage expenses are comprised of all expenses relating to certain voyages, including bunker fuel expenses, port fees, cargo loading and unloading expenses, canal tolls, agency fees and commissions. Net revenues is a non-GAAP financial measure used by certain investors to measure the financial performance of shipping companies; however, it is not required by GAAP and should not be considered as an alternative to revenues or any other indicator of the Company's performance required by GAAP.

Three Months Ended
March 31, December 31, March 31,
2015 2014 2014
(unaudited) (unaudited) (unaudited)
Revenues 103,878 75,931 61,759
Voyage expenses (3,834 ) (2,061 ) (1,439 )
Net revenues 100,044 73,870 60,320
FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS

This release contains forward-looking statements (as defined in Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended) which reflect management's current views with respect to certain future events and performance, including statements regarding: the crude oil and refined product tanker market fundamentals, including the balance of supply and demand in the tanker market, estimated negative growth in the world tanker fleet, estimated growth in global oil demand and crude oil tanker demand, changes in long-haul crude tanker movements from the Atlantic to Pacific basins, tanker fleet utilization and spot tanker rates; the effect of lower global oil prices, including the potential impact on oil stockpiling, refinery throughput and bunker fuel prices; TIL's anticipated acquisition of six vessels; and the timing of a new charter-in vessel delivery. The following factors are among those that could cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements, which involve risks and uncertainties, and that should be considered in evaluating any such statement: changes in the production of or demand for oil or refined products; changes in trading patterns significantly affecting overall vessel tonnage requirements; greater or less than anticipated levels of tanker newbuilding orders and deliveries and greater or less than anticipated rates of tanker scrapping; changes in global oil prices; changes in applicable industry laws and regulations and the timing of implementation of new laws and regulations; delays in delivery of a new charter-in vessel; and other factors discussed in Teekay Tankers' filings from time to time with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Report on Form 20-F for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2014. The Company expressly disclaims any obligation 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 such statement is based.

Contact Information

  • For Investor Relations enquiries contact:
    Ryan Hamilton
    Tel: +1 (604) 844-6654
    Web site: www.teekay.com