John Coustas News

14 Aug 2018

Danaos Corporation Slashes Debt

Photo: Danaos Corporation

Danaos Corporation, a leading international owner of containerships, has announced the consummation of its previously announced debt refinancing , significantly strengthening the Company's capital structure and reducing its outstanding debt by approximately USD 551 million.The debt refinancing strengthens the Company's financial position through the significant debt reduction, reset financial and certain other credit facility covenants, modified interest rates and amortization profiles and the extension of existing debt maturities by approximately five years to December 31, 2023.

20 Jun 2018

Danaos Corporation Refinances USD 2.2bln in Debt

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Danaos Corporation, a leading international owner of containerships, has reached an agreement with certain of its lenders currently holding approximately $2.2 billion of debt maturing on December 31, 2018, that will significantly strengthen the Company's capital structure and result in a debt reduction of approximately $551 million. Pursuant to a comprehensive debt re-financing agreement (RA) with certain of its lenders, as well as Danaos Investment Limited as Trustee of the 883 Trust (DIL), its largest stockholder, and its manager, Danaos Shipping Co.

16 Dec 2016

No Operating Income from Hanjin Vessels: Danaos Corporation

Photo: Hanjin Shipping Co. Ltd

Danaos Corporation reports its results for the third quarter of 2016 in the aftermath of the bankruptcy of Hanjin Shipping, one of Danaos' large customers. Danaos' CEO Dr. John Coustas says: "As a result of the bankruptcy, we did not recognize any operating revenues for the vessels that had been chartered to Hanjin during the quarter. As a result of the Hanjin bankruptcy we also recorded a write-off of $15.8 million, representing the outstanding charter hire owed to us by Hanjin as of June 30, 2016.

02 Nov 2016

Danaos Receives Notice of Hanjin Entering into Court Receivership

Dr. John Coustas. Photo: Danaos Corporation

Danaos Corporation, one of the world's largest independent owners of containerships, today received notice that Hanjin Shipping Co. Ltd. (Hanjin) has filed for receivership with the Seoul Central District Court and requested that the court freeze its assets. Danaos currently charters eight of its vessels to Hanjin on long term, fixed rate time charters. The time charters associated with these vessels represent approximately $560 million of Danaos' $2.8 billion contracted revenue backlog as of June 30, 2016.

07 Aug 2016

Danaos Reports 25.5% Rise in Income

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Danaos Corporation, one of the world's largest independent owners of containerships, has reported net income of $47.7 million for the three months ended June 30, 2016 compared to $38.0 million, for the three months ended June 30, 2015, an increase of 25.5% for the period ended June 30, 2016. Adjusted net income of $94.9 million, or $0.86 per share, for the six months ended June 30, 2016 compared to $68.6 million, or $0.62 per share, for the six months ended June 30, 2015, an increase of 38.3%.

02 Aug 2016

Danaos Reports Strong 1H

Danaos H.O. Photo Danaos

Danaos Corporation today reported unaudited results for the period ended June 30, 2016. * Adjusted net income1 of $47.7 million, or $0.43 per share, for the three months ended June 30, 2016 compared to $38.0 million, or $0.35 per share, for the three months ended June 30, 2015, an increase of 25.5%. Adjusted net income1 of $94.9 million, or $0.86 per share, for the six months ended June 30, 2016 compared to $68.6 million, or $0.62 per share, for the six months ended June 30, 2015, an increase of 38.3%.

17 Feb 2016

Danaos' Performance Better

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Danaos Corporation one of the world's largest independent owners of containerships, today reported unaudited results for the fourth quarter and the year ended December 31, 2015. * Adjusted net income1 of $47.2 million, or $0.43 per share, for the three months ended December 31, 2015 compared to $23.5 million, or $0.21 per share, for the three months ended December 31, 2014, an increase of 100.9%. Adjusted net income1 of $159.5 million, or $1.45 per share, for the year ended December 31…

25 Nov 2015

Greek Shipowners Fiercing Protect Tax Breaks

Shipping minister says current measurement method not effective. On the day he took office as Greece's shipping minister in June 2012, Kostis Moussouroulis received a visit from a 90-year-old shipowner. He still remembers the older man's words: "Don't forget, the best minister of shipping and maritime affairs is the minister who is doing nothing for the shipping industry. That's the way Greek shipowners like it. The magnates who run one of the biggest merchant marine fleets in the world have long argued that if Greece tried to tax them, they would leave - and that their departure would devastate the economy. In recent years, as international institutions repeatedly bailed out Greece, the lenders have also pushed Athens to beef up its tax take.

29 Sep 2015

Danaos buys 3 Boxships via new JV

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Danaos Corporation announced today the acquisition of three vessels through a newly-formed joint venture, capitalizing on depressed asset prices in the resale market. The vessels were acquired by Gemini Shipholdings Corporation, a newly-formed entity ("Gemini") beneficially owned by Danaos and its largest stockholder. Danaos' initial 49% ownership interest in Gemini was acquired through an investment of $7.35 million. * The 6,422 TEU NYK Lodestar, built in 2001 at Samsung Heavy Industries, which has already commenced a 2 year time charter with NYK.

14 Sep 2015

Global Maritime take Center Stage @ Danish Forum

The second Annual Danish Maritime Forum, scheduled for October 7-8, 2015, in Copenhagen, brings together a wealth of global maritime leaders to address present and long-term challenges for industry. Discussions at this year’s Danish Maritime Forum are influenced by volatility in global markets and uncertainties about future growth and will focus on how the maritime industry can address these challenges in both the short and long term. Other topical issues will include the New Chinese Silk Road, the global energy outlook and the future of ocean governance.

30 Oct 2014

Danaos Corp. 3Q & 9M Results

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Danaos Corporation, a leading international owner of containerships, today reported unaudited results for the period ended September 30, 2014. * Operating revenues of $139.5 million for the three months ended September 30, 2014 compared to $148.4 million for the three months ended September 30, 2013, a decrease of 6.0%. Operating revenues of $411.4 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2014 compared to $441.1 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2013, a decrease of 6.7%.

28 Jul 2014

Danaos Corporation 2Q and 1H 2014 Results

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Danaos Corporation ("Danaos") (NYSE: DAC), a leading international owner of containerships, today reported unaudited results for the period ended June 30, 2014. *Operating revenues of $136.4 million for the three months ended June 30, 2014 compared to $146.6 million for the three months ended June 30, 2013, a decrease of 7.0%. Operating revenues of $271.9 million for the six months ended June 30, 2014 compared to $292.7 million for the six months ended June 30, 2013, a decrease of 7.1%.

30 Oct 2013

Greek Container Ship Owner Danaos Still Making Money

Container ship deck: Image courtesy of Danaos

Greek container ship owners, Danaos Corp. reports unaudit financial results for the period ended September 30, 2013 for its chartered out container ship fleet. Operating revenues of $148.4 million for the three months ended September 30, 2013 compared to $156.3 million for the three months ended September 30, 2012, a decrease of 5.1%. Operating revenues of $441.1 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2013 compared to $437.2 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2012, an increase of 0.9%.

30 Jul 2013

Danaos Corp. Report Solid Performance Q1 2013 Report

Operating revenues of $146.6 million for the three months ended June 30, 2013 compared to $146.7 million for the three months ended June 30, 2012, a decrease of 0.1%. Operating revenues of $292.7 million for the six months ended June 30, 2013 compared to $280.9 million for the six months ended June 30, 2012, an increase of 4.2%. Adjusted EBITDA1 of $107.4 million for the three months ended June 30, 2013 compared to $106.7 million for the three months ended June 30, 2012, an increase of 0.7%. Adjusted EBITDA1 of $216.0 million for the six months ended June 30, 2013 compared to $203.2 million for the six months ended June 30, 2012, an increase of 6.3%.

12 Feb 2013

Greece's Danaos Maintains Last Year's Profitability

Danaos Corporation reports fourth quarter and full year results for the year ended December 31, 2012. Operating revenues of $151.8 million for the three months ended December 31, 2012 compared to $128.3 million for the three months ended December 31, 2011, an increase of 18.3%. Operating revenues of $589.0 million for the year ended December 31, 2012 compared to $468.1 million for the year ended December 31, 2011, an increase of 25.8%. Adjusted EBITDA1 of $112.4 million for the three months ended December 31, 2012 compared to $88.8 million for the three months ended December 31, 2011, an increase of 26.6%. Adjusted EBITDA1 of $431.7 million for the year ended December 31, 2012 compared to $318.6 million for the year ended December 31, 2011, an increase of 35.5%.

06 Nov 2012

Revenues Up in Danaos' Latest Financial Report

Greece-based container ship owners, Danaos Corp., reports Q3 & nine months results for period ended September 30, 2012. Operating revenues of $156.3 million for the three months ended September 30, 2012 compared to $126.0 million for the three months ended September 30, 2011, an increase of 24.0%. Operating revenues of $437.2 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2012 compared to $339.8 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2011, an increase of 28.7%. Adjusted EBITDA1 of $116.2 million for the three months ended September 30, 2012 compared to $86.2 million for the three months ended September 30, 2011, an increase of 34.8%.

31 Jul 2012

Greek Containership Owners, Danaos, Report Growth

Danaos Corporation reports (unaudited) Second Quarter and Half Year results for the period ended June 30, 2012. •    Operating revenues of $146.7 million for the three months ended June 30, 2012 compared to $114.8 million for the three months ended June 30, 2011, an increase of 27.8%. Operating revenues of $280.9 million for the six months ended June 30, 2012 compared to $213.8 million for the six months ended June 30, 2011, an increase of 31.4%. •    Adjusted EBITDA1 of $106.7 million for the three months ended June 30, 2012 compared to $78.4 million for the three months ended June 30, 2011, an increase of 36.1%. Adjusted EBITDA1 of $203.2 million for the six months ended June 30, 2012 compared to $143.6 million for the six months ended June 30, 2011, an increase of 41.5%.

09 Jul 2012

Danaos Takes Delivery of Fifth New Containership

Danaos Corporation, containership owners, announced that on June 29, 2012, it took delivery of its fifth and final 13,100 containership, the HYUNDAI AMBITION, expanding its operational fleet to a total of 64 containerships aggregating 363,049 TEU. The HYUNDAI AMBITION, built at Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries Co. Ltd, has a carrying capacity of 13,100 TEU, is 366 meters long, 48.2 meters wide and has a speed of 24.7 knots. The vessel has already commenced its 12-year time charter with an expected annualized EBITDA run-rate contribution of approximately $18.8 mil. Dr. John Coustas, President and Chief Executive Officer of Danaos, commented…

22 Feb 2012

Greeces's Danaos Reports 2011 Results

Greek-based containership owner Danaos Corporation (NYSE: DAC) reported unaudited results for the quarter and full year ended December 31, 2011. - Operating revenues of $128.3 million for the three months ended December 31, 2011 compared to $100.5 million for the three months ended December 31, 2010, an increase of 27.7%. - Operating revenues of $468.1 million for the year ended December 31, 2011 compared to $359.7 million for the year ended December 31, 2010, an increase of 30.1%. - Adjusted EBITDA1 of $88.8 million for the three months ended December 31, 2011 compared to $65.0 million for the three months ended December 31, 2010, an increase of 36.6%.

06 Apr 2011

Danaos Completes Comprehensive Financing Plan

Danaos Corporation (NYSE: DAC), international owner of containerships, announced the formal completion of its previously announced Comprehensive Financing Plan, which fully funds Danaos’s current newbuilding program, comprised of 13 additional containerships aggregating 129,250 TEUs with scheduled deliveries up to mid 2012. The Plan provides for new financing of $818 million including $203 million from an Export-Import Bank of China led consortium, $190 million of vendor finance and $425 million from a consortium comprising of 14 of its existing bank lenders. Repayment schedules, interest rate margin and covenants have been reset and harmonized with this new structure and provide a competitive and solid financing package until end of 2018.

09 Aug 2010

Danaos Bank Restructuring, Refinancing, Sale of Stock

Danaos Corporation (NYSE: DAC), aninternational owner of containerships, announced that it received written commitments from all 14 of its bank lenders agreeing to the terms of Danaos’ previously announced arrangement with its lenders to modify its existing debt obligations and provide new credit facilities. Under the agreed terms, which are subject to final documentation and other conditions, Danaos will receive $426.0 million of new debt financing from existing bank lenders as funding toward its current newbuilding orderbook. Additionally, under Danaos' existing bank debt facilities, representing approximately $3.0 billion of indebtedness…

30 Apr 2009

Danaos Corp 1Q Report

Danaos Corporation (NYSE: DAC), an international owner of containerships, reported unaudited results for the period ended March 31, 2009. •    Net earnings on a comparable basis of $20.0 million or $0.37 per share for the quarter ended March 31, 2009 compared to $25.9 million or $0.48 per share for the respective period of 2008, adjusted for a gain on sale of vessels of $5.6 million recorded during the first quarter of 2008. •    Operating revenues of $75.3 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2009 compared to $69.9 million for the respective period of 2008. •    EBITDA on a comparable basis of $47.9 million for the quarter ended March 31…

12 Mar 2009

Danaos Corp 4Q & 2008 Results

Danaos Corporation (NYSE: DAC), international owner of containerships, reported unaudited results for the fourth quarter and the full year ended December 31, 2008. •    Net earnings on a comparable basis1 from continuing operations of $25.5 million or $0.47 per share and $118.7 million or $2.18 per share for the quarter and the year ended December 31, 2008, respectively, compared to $25.5 million or $0.47 per share and $107.2 million or $1.96 per share for the respective periods of 2007. •    Net earnings on a reported basis from continuing operations of $23.8 million or $0.44 per share and $117.1 million or $2.15 for the quarter and the year ended December 31…

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