Euroseas Report Adverse Financial Winds in Year 2013

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Thursday, February 20, 2014
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Greece-based container ship & drybulk ship owners and operators Euroseas have released its results for the three month period and full year ended December 31, 2013, with the following highlights:

Full year 2013

  • Net loss of $103.4 million, or, $2.28 net loss per share basic and diluted on total net revenues of $39.2 million. The full year results include a $78.2 million impairment loss, or, $1.72 loss per share basic and diluted. Adjusted net loss1 for the period would have been $23.1 million or $0.51 net loss per share basic and diluted.
  • Adjusted EBITDA1 was $(1.7) million.
  • An average of 14.56 vessels were owned and operated during the twelve months of 2013 earning an average time charter equivalent rate of $7,945 per day.
     

Aristides Pittas, Chairman and CEO of Euroseas commented:
"Containership rates improved marginally during the fourth quarter of 2013 but overall were very depressed in 2013 due to weak demand and significant supply. Drybulk rates exhibited increased volatility since late summer of 2013 reaching for short periods very satisfying rate levels. While our containerships roughly earned their operating costs and mortgage interest, a couple of drybulk vessel charters that we renewed were at higher levels. Looking forward, we remain cautiously optimistic for both sectors expecting rates to increase a bit in 2014 due to marginally improving demand/supply balance."

"As a result of our near term outlook of both markets, we believe that 2014 would be a good time to invest in drybulk vessels, mainly, but also containerships, expanding and renewing our fleet. To that effect, we placed an order in November 2013 for two ultramax newbuildings with delivery at the end of 2015 and beginning of 2016, and earlier this week we agreed to acquire a panamax bulker built in 2004, in Japan."

"We continuously evaluate acquisition opportunities with the objective to invest in additional drybulk vessels, secondhand and/or additional newbuildings, or containerships. At the same time, within 2014 we raised approximately $29 million of net proceeds by issuing convertible preferred stock and welcoming as shareholder one institution with commitment to shipping who is supportive of our strategy."

"Our Board believes that 2014 will be a turning point for Euroseas both in terms of its fleet growth and renewal and its determined efforts in the capital markets to raise funds to further capitalize on the market opportunities."

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