Box Ships Inc. Q1 2014 Profit Slip

Posted by George Backwell
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Image courtesy of Box Ships

Containershilp owners & charters, Greece-based Box Ships, reported that during the first quarter of 2013 it operated an average of 9 vessels. Net Loss and Adjusted Net Income during the first quarter of 2014 was ($1.5) million and $0.3 million, respectively, resulting in basic loss per share of ($0.08) and basic adjusted loss per share of ($0.01). Excerpts from the financial report follow:

Mr. Michael Bodouroglou, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Box Ships Inc., commented:

"During the first quarter of 2014, the containership market continued to be under pressure with charter rates remaining at historically low levels. During the first quarter of 2014, we had two scheduled drydockings, which coupled with the lower charter rates that were contracted for three of our vessels, caused our adjusted revenues to decrease by 20% year over year, and our adjusted EBITDA to decline by 50% year over year.

Despite the challenging times, the Company successfully raised net proceeds of approximately $10.4 million in an offering in April, which enhances its financial flexibility. In addition, the Board of Directors has authorized an amount of up to $5 million to be used to buy back common shares in the open market over the next twelve months due to the ongoing weakness in our common share price."

Chartering Update and Strategy:

In April 2014, the Box Trader extended its time charter with Hapag Lloyd AG ("Hapag Lloyd"), until earliest June 2014 and latest October 2014, commencing on May 1, 2014.

Pursuant to Box Ship's chartering strategy, its focus is on containerships with carrying capacities ranging from 1,700 TEU to 7,000 TEU employed on short- to medium-term time charters of one to five years with staggered maturities

About the Company
Box Ships Inc. is an Athens, Greece-based international shipping company specializing in the transportation of containers. The Company's current fleet consists of nine containerships with a total carrying capacity of 43,925 TEU and a TEU weighted average age of 9.3 years.


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