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Aegean Marine Petroleum Network Inc. Announces Second Quarter 2013 Financial Results

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PIRAEUS, Greece, Aug. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Aegean Marine Petroleum Network Inc. (NYSE: ANW) ("Aegean" or the "Company") today announced financial and operating results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2013.

Second Quarter Highlights

  • Sales volumes of 2,693,151 metric tons. 
  • Gross profit of $69.5 million.
  • Operating income of $12.7 million.
    • Operating income adjusted for the sale of non-core assets was $13.2 million
  • Net income attributable to Aegean shareholders of $5.5 million or $0.12 basic and diluted earnings per share.
    • Net income attributable to Aegean shareholders adjusted for the sale of non-core assets was $6.1 million or $0.13 basic and diluted earnings per share.
  • EBITDA of $19.7 million. [1]
    • EBITDA adjusted for the sale of non-core assets was $20.2 million.

[1] Please see below for a reconciliation of EBITDA, a non-GAAP measure, to net income.

E. Nikolas Tavlarios, President, commented, "We extended our track record of operational excellence and strong financial performance in the second quarter, which represented Aegean's tenth consecutive quarter of profitability.  During the quarter we entered new markets to strengthen our revenue base, strategically positioning Aegean for continued success as the market emerges from the current shipping cycle."

Mr. Tavlarios continued, "We are taking the right steps to sustain growth and position Aegean for opportunities as they emerge. Our expansion into the Port of Algeciras will increase our presence in the rapidly growing Western Mediterranean market, further diversify our revenue base and improve our fleet utilization. During the quarter we also announced a cooperation agreement with SK Lubricants, which will expand our operations in Asia and increase volumes in our marine lubricants business. As we move into the second half of the fiscal year, we will continue to execute our strategy of strengthening our industry leadership and enhancing shareholder value."

The Company achieved net income attributable to Aegean shareholders for the three months ended June 30, 2013 of $5.5 million, or $0.12 basic and diluted earnings per share.  Net income attributable to Aegean shareholders excluding a loss from the sale of non-core assets was $6.1 million or $0.13 basic and diluted earnings per share.  For the three months ended June 30, 2012 the Company recorded net income attributable to AMPNI shareholders of $2.7 million, or $0.06 basic and diluted earnings per share. Net income for the three months ended June 30, 2012 adjusted for the sale of non-core assets was $6.9 million or $0.15 basic and diluted earnings per share.

Total revenues for the three months ended June 30, 2013, decreased by 10.4% to $1,691.8 million as compared to $1,888.1 million reported for the same period in 2012. For the three months ended June 30, 2013, sales of marine petroleum products decreased by 10.3% to $1,680.9 million compared to $1,874.6 million for the same period in 2012. Gross profit, which equals total revenue less directly attributable cost of revenue decreased by 13.1% to $69.5 million in the second quarter of 2013 compared to $80.0 million in the same period in 2012.

For the three months ended June 30, 2013, the volume of marine fuel sold by the Company decreased by 0.8% to 2,693,151 metric tons compared to 2,714,176 metric tons in the same period in 2012.

Operating income excluding a non-cash loss from the sale of an older, non-core vessel for the second quarter of 2013 amounted to $13.2 million compared to $19.5 million for the same period in 2012. Operating expenses excluding the non-cash loss from the sale of vessels decreased by $4.2 million, or 6.9%, to $56.3 million for the three months ended June 30, 2013, compared to $60.5 million for the same period in 2012.

Liquidity and Capital Resources

Net cash used in operating activities was $66.4 million for the three months ended June 30, 2013. Net income, as adjusted for non-cash items (as defined in Note 9) was $14.7 million for the period.

Net cash used in investing activities was $20.3 million for the three months ended June 30, 2013, largely due to the advances for other fixed assets under construction.

Net cash provided by financing activities was $87.5 million for the three months ended June 30, 2013, primarily driven by the net change in short term borrowings.

As of June 30, 2013, the Company had cash and cash equivalents of $62.9 million and working capital of $36.1 million. Non-cash working capital, or working capital excluding cash and debt, was $481.0 million.  

As of June 30, 2013, the Company had $376.3 million in available liquidity, which includes unrestricted cash and cash equivalents of $62.9 million and available undrawn amounts under the Company's working capital facilities of $265.7 million, to finance working capital requirements.

The weighted average basic and diluted shares outstanding for the three months ended June 30, 2013 were 45,681,518. The weighted average basic and diluted shares outstanding for the three months ended June 30, 2012 were 45,465,514.

Spyros Gianniotis, Chief Financial Officer, stated, "Our second quarter results demonstrate Aegean's ability to operate safely and profitably while establishing additional revenue streams and adapting to fluctuating industry conditions.  As part of our commitment to strengthen our financial flexibility, we have launched the syndication of our $800 million multicurrency credit facilities during the quarter, a significant milestone for our company. Combined with supplier credit, our new multicurrency credit facilities will allow Aegean to continue to manage volatile marine fuel prices and to further improve its supply and trading performance. We appreciate the support of our lenders and their confidence in our ability to continue delivering profitable revenue growth."

Summary Consolidated Financial and Other Data (Unaudited)







For the Three Months
Ended June 30,

For the Six Months
Ended 
June 30,



2012


2013



2012


2013



(in thousands of U.S. dollars, unless otherwise stated)

Income Statement Data:










Revenues - third parties

$

1,871,757

$

1,682,076


$

3,664,682

$

3,245,978

Revenues - related companies


16,303


9,748



34,293


16,337

Total revenues


1,888,060


1,691,824



3,698,975


3,262,315

Cost of revenues  - third parties


1,651,477


1,583,580



3,299,798


3,000,061

Cost of revenues– related companies


156,573


38,762



242,766


122,049

Total cost of revenues


1,808,050


1,622,342



3,542,564


3,122,110

Gross profit


80,010


69,482



156,411


140,205

Operating expenses:










Selling and distribution


52,780


48,622



108,340


99,578

General and administrative


7,360


7,275



14,420


14,240

Amortization of intangible assets


375


374



751


750

Loss on sale of vessels, net


4,218


512



4,218


3,780

Operating income


15,277


12,699



28,682


21,857

Net financing cost


8,501


7,083



17,054


13,236

Gain on sale of subsidiary, net


-


-



-


(4,174)

Foreign exchange (gains) losses, net


953


70



(701)


(329)

Income taxes expense / (income)


2,048


(15)



2,273


396

Net income


3,775


5,561



10,056


12,728

Less income attributable to non-controlling interest


1,065


21



1,341


2

Net income attributable to AMPNI shareholders

$

2,710

$

5,540


$

8,715

$

12,726

Basic earnings per share (U.S. dollars)

$

0.06

$

0.12


$

0.19

$

$0.27

Diluted earnings per share (U.S. dollars)

$

0.06

$

0.12


$

0.19

$

$0.27











EBITDA(1)

$

21,007

$

19,719


$

43,539

$

40,740











Other Financial Data:










Gross spread on marine petroleum products(2)

$

71,281

$

63,262


$

140,208

$

126,446

Gross spread on lubricants(2)


545


1,096



1,291


2,155

Gross spread on marine fuel(2)


70,736


62,166



138,917


124,291

Gross spread per metric ton of marine

fuel sold (U.S. dollars) (2)


26.1


23.1



26.8


24.6

Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities

$

86,301

$

(66,365)


$

57,643

$

(24,184)

Net cash used in investing activities


(7,661)


(20,341)



(18,639)


(23,361)

Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities


(21,572)


87,524



(21,269)


33,393











Sales Volume Data (Metric Tons): (3)










Total sales volumes


2,714,176


2,693,151



5,175,406


5,060,228











Other Operating Data:










Number of owned bunkering tankers, end of period(4)


57.0


54.0



57.0


54.0

Average number of owned bunkering tankers(4)(5)


57.4


54.2



57.7


54.8

Special Purpose Vessels, end of period(6)


1.0


1.0



1.0


1.0

Number of owned storage facilities, end of period(7)


7.0


5.0



7.0


5.0

 

 

Summary Consolidated Financial and Other Data (Unaudited)







As of

December 31,

2012

As of

June 30,

2013







(in thousands of U.S. dollars,

unless otherwise stated)

Balance Sheet Data:



Cash and cash equivalents


77,246

62,875

Gross trade receivables


477,738

500,332

Allowance for doubtful accounts


(3,503)

(3,072)

Inventories


180,826

200,747

Current assets


786,795

815,539

Total assets


1,431,843

1,474,895

Trade payables


242,899

239,085

Current liabilities (including current portion of long-term debt)


734,751

779,398

Total debt


653,286

690,788

Total liabilities


927,325

960,184

Total stockholder's equity


504,518

514,711





Working Capital Data:




Working capital(8)


51,853

36,141

Working capital excluding cash and debt(8)


433,484

480,975





Notes:

1. EBITDA represents net income before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization. EBITDA does not represent and should not be considered as an alternative to net income or cash flow from operations, as determined by United States generally accepted accounting principles, or U.S. GAAP, and our calculation of EBITDA may not be comparable to that recorded by other companies. EBITDA is included herein because it is a basis upon which the Company assesses its operating performance and because the Company believes that it presents useful information to investors regarding a company's ability to service and/or incur indebtedness. The following table reconciles net income to EBITDA for the periods presented:


For the Three Months
Ended June 30,


2012

2013


(in thousands of U.S. dollars,

unless otherwise stated)

Net income attributable to AMPNI shareholders

2,710

5,540




Add: Net financing cost including amortization
   of financing costs

8,501

7,083

  Add/ (Less): Income tax expense/ (income)

2,048

(15)

  Add: Depreciation and amortization excluding
   amortization of financing costs

7,748

7,111




EBITDA

21,007

19,719

2. Gross spread on marine petroleum products represents the margin the Company generates on sales of marine fuel and lubricants.  Gross spread on marine fuel represents the margin that the Company generates on sales of various classifications of marine fuel oil ("MFO") or marine gas oil ("MGO"). Gross spread on lubricants represents the margin that the Company generates on sales of lubricants. Gross spread on marine petroleum products, gross spread of MFO and gross spread on lubricants are not items recognized by U.S. GAAP and should not be considered as an alternative to gross profit or any other indicator of a Company's operating performance required by U.S. GAAP. The Company's definition of gross spread may not be the same as that used by other companies in the same or other industries.  The Company calculates the above-mentioned gross spreads by subtracting from the sales of the respective marine petroleum product the cost of the respective marine petroleum product sold and cargo transportation costs. For arrangements in which the Company physically supplies the respective marine petroleum product using its bunkering tankers, costs of the respective marine petroleum products sold represents amounts paid by the Company for the respective marine petroleum product sold in the relevant reporting period. For arrangements in which the respective marine petroleum product is purchased from the Company's related company, Aegean Oil S.A., or Aegean Oil, cost of the respective marine petroleum products sold represents the total amount paid by the Company to the physical supplier for the respective marine petroleum product and its delivery to the custom arrangements in which the Company purchases cargos of marine fuel for its floating storage facilities, transportation costs may be included in the purchase price of marine fuels from the supplier or may be incurred separately from a transportation provider. Gross spread per metric ton of marine fuel sold represents the margin the Company generates per metric ton of marine fuel sold. The Company calculates gross spread per metric ton of marine fuel sold by dividing the gross spread on marine fuel by the sales volume of marine fuel. Marine fuel sales do not include sales of lubricants. The following table reflects the calculation of gross spread per metric ton of marine fuel sold for the periods presented:

 


For the Three Months
Ended June 30,


2012


2013



Sales of marine petroleum products

1,874,552


1,680,923

Less: Cost of marine petroleum products sold

(1,803,271)


(1,617,661)

Gross spread on marine petroleum products

71,281


63,262

Less: Gross spread on lubricants

(545)


(1,096)

Gross spread on marine fuel

70,736


62,166





Sales volume of marine fuel (metric tons)

2,714,176


2,693,151





Gross spread per metric ton of marine

  fuel sold (U.S. dollars)

26.1


23.1

3. Sales volume of marine fuel is the volume of sales of various classifications of MFO and MGO for the relevant period and is denominated in metric tons. The Company does not use the sales volume of lubricants as an indicator.

The Company's markets include its physical supply operations in the United Arab Emirates, Gibraltar, Jamaica, Singapore, Northern Europe, Vancouver, Montreal, Mexico, Portland (U.K.), Trinidad and Tobago (Southern Caribbean), Tangiers (Morocco), Las Palmas, Tenerife, Panama, Hong Kong, Barcelona and Greece, where the Company conducts operations through its related company, Aegean Oil. 

4. Bunkering fleet comprises both bunkering vessels and barges. 

5. Figure represents average bunkering fleet number for the relevant period, as measured by the sum of the number of days each bunkering tanker or barge was used as part of the fleet during the period divided by the cumulative number of calendar days in the period multiplied by the number of bunkering tankers at the end of the period.   This figure does not take into account non-operating days due to either scheduled or unscheduled maintenance.

6. Special Purpose Vessels consists of the Orion, a 550 dwt tanker which is based in our Greek market. 

7. As of June 30, 2013, the Company owned one Aframax tanker, the Leader as a floating storage facility in the United Arab Emirates. Additionally, the Company operates a barge, the Mediterranean, as a floating storage facility in Greece and a small tanker, the Tapuit, as a floating storage facility in Northern Europe.  The Company also has on-land storage facilities in Portland, Las Palmas, Tangiers, Panama, Barcelona and Algeciras.

The ownership of storage facilities allows the Company to mitigate its risk of supply shortages. Generally, storage costs are included in the price of refined marine fuel quoted by local suppliers. The Company expects that the ownership of storage facilities will allow it to convert the variable costs of this storage fee mark-up per metric ton quoted by suppliers into fixed costs of operating its owned storage facilities, thus enabling the Company to spread larger sales volumes over a fixed cost base and to decrease its refined fuel costs.

8. Working capital is defined as current assets minus current liabilities. Working capital excluding cash and debt is defined as current assets minus cash and cash equivalents minus restricted cash minus current liabilities plus short-term borrowings plus current portion of long-term debt.

9. Net income as adjusted for non-cash items, such as depreciation, provision for doubtful accounts, restricted stock, amortization, deferred income taxes, loss on sale of vessels, net, unrealized loss/(gain) on derivatives and unrealized foreign exchange loss/(gain), net, is an industry standard used to assist in evaluating a company's ability to make quarterly cash distributions. Net income as adjusted for non-cash items is not recognized by accounting principles generally accepted in the United States and should not be considered as an alternative to net income or any other indicator of the Company's performance required by accounting principles generally accepted in the United States.

Second Quarter 2013 Dividend Announcement
On August 19, 2013, the Company's Board of Directors declared a second quarter 2013 dividend of $0.01 per share payable on September 16, 2013 to shareholders of record as of September 2, 2013. The dividend amount was determined in accordance with the Company's dividend policy of paying cash dividends on a quarterly basis subject to factors including the requirements of Marshall Islands law, future earnings, capital requirements, financial condition, future prospects and such other factors as are determined by the Company's Board of Directors. The Company anticipates retaining most of its future earnings, if any, for use in operations and business expansion.

Conference Call and Webcast Information
Aegean Marine Petroleum Network Inc. will conduct a conference call and simultaneous Internet webcast on Tuesday, August 20, 2013 at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time, to discuss its second quarter results.  Investors may access the webcast and related slide presentation, by visiting the Company's website at www.ampni.com, and clicking on the webcast link.  The conference call also may be accessed via telephone by dialing (888) 455-2260 (for U.S.-based callers) or (719) 325-2463 (for international callers) and enter the passcode: 8677165. 

A replay of the webcast will be available soon after the completion of the call and will be accessible on www.ampni.com.  A telephone replay will be available through September 3, 2013 by dialing (888) 203-1112 or (for U.S.-based callers) or (719) 457-0820 (for international callers) and enter the passcode: 8677165.

About Aegean Marine Petroleum Network Inc.
Aegean Marine Petroleum Network Inc. is an international marine fuel logistics company that markets and physically supplies refined marine fuel and lubricants to ships in port and at sea. The Company procures product from various sources (such as refineries, oil producers, and traders) and resells it to a diverse group of customers across all major commercial shipping sectors and leading cruise lines. Currently, Aegean has a global presence in 21 markets, including Vancouver, Montreal, Mexico, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, Gibraltar, U.K., Northern Europe, Piraeus, Patras, the United Arab Emirates, Singapore, Morocco, the Antwerp-Rotterdam-Amsterdam (ARA) region, Las Palmas, Tenerife, Panama, Hong Kong, Barcelona and Algeciras. The Company has also entered into a strategic alliance to extend its global reach to China. To learn more about Aegean, visit http://www.ampni.com.

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
Matters discussed in this press release may constitute forward-looking statements.  The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 provides safe harbor protections for forward-looking statements in order to encourage companies to provide prospective information about their business.  Forward-looking statements include statements concerning plans, objectives, goals, strategies, future events or performance, and underlying assumptions and other statements, which are other than statements of historical facts.

The Company desires to take advantage of the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and is including this cautionary statement in connection with this safe harbor legislation. The words "believe," "intend," "anticipate," "estimate," "project," "forecast," "plan," "potential," "may," "should," "expect" and similar expressions identify forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements in this press release are based upon various assumptions, many of which are based, in turn, upon further assumptions, including without limitation, our management's examination of historical operating trends, data contained in our records and other data available from third parties. Although we believe that these assumptions were reasonable when made, because these assumptions are inherently subject to significant uncertainties and contingencies which are difficult or impossible to predict and are beyond our control, we cannot assure you that we will achieve or accomplish these expectations, beliefs or projections.

In addition to these important factors, other important factors that, in our view, could cause actual results to differ materially from those discussed in the forward-looking statements include our ability to manage growth, our ability to maintain our business in light of our proposed business and location expansion, our ability to obtain double hull secondhand bunkering tankers, the outcome of legal, tax or regulatory proceedings to which we may become a party, adverse conditions in the shipping or the marine fuel supply industries, our ability to retain our key suppliers and key customers, material disruptions in the availability or supply of crude oil or refined petroleum products, changes in the market price of petroleum, including the volatility of spot pricing, increased levels of competition, compliance or lack of compliance with various environmental and other applicable laws and regulations, our ability to collect accounts receivable, changes in the political, economic or regulatory conditions in the markets in which we operate, and the world in general, our failure to hedge certain financial risks associated with our business, our ability to maintain our current tax treatments and our failure to comply with restrictions in our credit agreements and other factors.  Please see our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission for a more complete discussion of these and other risks and uncertainties.

SOURCE Aegean Marine Petroleum Network Inc.



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