Euroseas Report Dip in Profits

Press Release
Thursday, February 14, 2013

Greek-based Euroseas Ltd., drybulk and container ship owners and operators, publish their Q4 & full year 2012 financial results.

Full year 2012 Highlights:

  • Net loss of $13.2 million or $0.34 net loss per share basic and diluted on total net revenues of $52.5 million. Adjusted net loss1 for the period would have been $4.0 million or $0.10 net loss per share basic and diluted.
  • Adjusted EBITDA1 was $14.9 million.
  • An average of 15.21 vessels were owned and operated during the twelve months of 2012 earning an average time charter equivalent rate of $10,155 per day.
  • Declared four quarterly dividends for a total of $0.09 per share during full year 2012

Aristides Pittas, Chairman and CEO of Euroseas commented: "Containership and drybulk markets remained depressed during the fourth quarter of 2012 and year-to-date 2013 due to slow demand growth and abundant vessel supply. More vessel deliveries scheduled during 2013, mirroring orders placed up to mid- 2011, are expected to make this year a challenging one as well as only modest world economic growth, and thus seaborne trade growth, is expected."

"Our drybulk fleet charters which provided us with significant cash flow contributions during 2012 are gradually due for renewal in 2013. We decided to put the first drybulk vessel that concluded its charter, Eleni P, into the Baumarine panamax bulker pool where we expect her to be earning spot market rates. We believe that the drybulk charter market will remain depressed in 2013 and would expect to see a modest recovery in 2014, therefore we do not intend to be chartering any of our drybulk vessels for a period more than a year. All but one of our containerships are employed at low market rates and ships coming up for renewals will probably be chartered for periods up to a year too. We remain optimistic that this market will also bottom out by the second half of 2013."

"On the investment front, we expect that very attractive vessel opportunities will be available during 2013 and we thoroughly monitor the secondhand markets. Our strong balance sheet and cash reserves allows us the comfort of being in a position to weather a difficult year without forgoing investment in additional vessels or the renewal of our fleet."

"Our Board decided to maintain our quarterly dividend to $0.015 per share which represents an annual yield of about 6.0% on the basis of our stock price on February 13, 2013."

The Company has a fleet of 15 vessels, including 4 Panamax drybulk carriers and 1 Handymax drybulk carrier, 3 Intermediate containership, 4 Handysize containerships, 2 Feeder containerships and a multipurpose dry cargo vessel.
 

 

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