Scorpio Bulkers in Limbo Until New & Chartered-In Ships Contribute

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Wednesday, March 05, 2014
Bulk carrier: Image courtesy of Scorpio Bulkers

Scorpio Bulkers, headquartered in Monaco, report its results for the three months ended December 31, 2013 and for the period from March 20, 2013 (date of inception) to December 31, 2013. Extracts follow:

Results for the three months ended December 31, 2013
For the three months ended December 31, 2013, the Company had a net loss of $3.6 million, or $0.04 basic and diluted loss per share.

During this period the Company had no vessels in operation. As such, the Company had no revenues, voyage expenses or vessel related expenses. General and administrative expense was $4.8 million for the three months ended December 31, 2013, most of which relates to amortization of stock-based compensation and salaries of New York and Monaco based personnel, including officers. Amortization of stock-based compensation was $3.4 million for the three months ended December 31, 2013.

Results for the Period from March 20, 2013 (date of inception) to December 31, 2013
For the period from March 20, 2013 (date of inception) to December 31, 2013, the Company had a net loss of $6.3 million, or $0.16 basic and diluted loss per share. During this period the Company had no vessels in operation.

Similarly, the Company had no revenues, voyage expenses or vessel related expenses. General and administrative expense was $5.5 million for the period from March 20, 2013 (date of inception) to December 31, 2013, the majority of which relates to amortization of stock-based compensation and salaries of New York and Monaco based personnel, including officers. Amortization of stock-based compensation was $3.4 million for the period from March 20, 2013 (date of inception) to December 31, 2013.

Emanuele Lauro, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, commented, "We have seen improvements in dry bulk rates over the past year, particularly in the fourth quarter of 2013. We believe rates will increase over the next few years, and our fleet of 74 newbuilding dry bulk vessels are poised to be delivered into favorable rate environments. Also, in anticipation of an increase in rates, we have time chartered-in ten modern dry bulk vessels at favorable rates."
 

 

 


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