Gener8 Maritime, Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2015 Financial Results

Mar 15, 2016, 17:05 ET from Gener8 Maritime, Inc.

NEW YORK, March 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Gener8 Maritime, Inc. (NYSE: GNRT) ("Gener8 Maritime" or the "Company"), a leading U.S.-based provider of international seaborne crude oil transportation services, today announced its financial results for the three months and full year ended December 31, 2015.

Highlights

  • Recorded adjusted net income of $50.1 million, or $0.61 basic and diluted adjusted earnings per share for the fourth quarter and adjusted net income of $155.5 million or $2.48 basic and $2.46 diluted adjusted earnings per share for the full year 2015.
  • Accepted delivery of two "ECO" newbuilding VLCCs, the Gener8 Athena and the Gener8 Strength in the fourth quarter and a further four "ECO" newbuilding VLCCs, the Gener8 Apollo, the Gener8 Supreme, the Gener8 Ares and the Gener8 Hera, in 2016 to date.
  • Entered into a senior secured credit facility for up to $259.6 million of debt financing for the first four of the Company's six newbuildings with Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding Co. ("SWS"). The first drawdown was used to refinance the October 21, 2015 term loan facility with Citibank for the Gener8 Strength, with the additional drawdowns occurring in connection with the deliveries of the Gener8 Supreme, Gener8 Success and Gener8 Andriotis.
  • Sold the Gener8 Consul, the sole Handymax tanker in the Company's fleet, in February 2016 for $17.5 million in gross proceeds.

"The Company achieved a number of important milestones in 2015," said Peter Georgiopoulos, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Gener8 Maritime.  "Following the merger between General Maritime and Navig8 Crude Tankers, Gener8 Maritime successfully completed its initial public offering in June.  We have since taken delivery of the first seven VLCCs from our 21 vessel newbuilding program.  Each of these vessels entered Navig8 Group's VL8 pool upon their respective deliveries.  As of the date of this release, we have 31 vessels on the water and are generating significant revenues in a strong tanker market. Our newbuilding delivery schedule remains on track, and we expect to take delivery of an additional 12 VLCCs in 2016.  The crude tanker market has seen both significant strength and volatility over the past several months, and we believe that Gener8 is well positioned to take advantage of current market conditions. We expect strong demand for crude oil driven by lower prices to continue to benefit the crude tanker market and help to absorb expected growth in the global tanker fleet. Our modern, high quality fleet of crude tankers, deployed in Navig8 Group's strong commercial platform, has Gener8 Maritime poised to drive future growth." 

Leo Vrondissis, Chief Financial Officer, added, "During the fourth quarter we also made significant progress towards completing the financing of our newbuilding program. We secured a $259.6 million debt facility to finance the first four of our six vessels being built at SWS and are focused on finalizing the financing for the remaining two vessels well ahead of scheduled deliveries."

Fleet Performance

The average TCE rates earned by Gener8 Maritime's vessels are detailed below:

Gener8 Maritime Average Daily TCE Revenues

Three Months Ended

Year Ended

Dec-15

Dec-14

Dec-15

Dec-14

VLCC

Average Spot TCE

$

57,637

$

22,237

$

50,953

$

17,255

Average Time Charter Rate

$

37,459

$

36,839

SUEZMAX

Average Spot TCE

$

36,861

$

16,959

$

35,964

$

16,843

Average Time Charter Rate

$

20,092

$

19,013

$

19,126

AFRAMAX

Average Spot TCE

$

32,227

$

16,423

$

30,428

$

19,634

PANAMAX

Average Spot TCE

$

23,146

$

16,983

$

22,464

$

17,235

HANDYMAX

Average Spot TCE

$

7,326

$

15,713

$

15,783

$

10,231

Please refer to the tables at the end of this report for a reconciliation of TCE to voyage revenues.

Our spot TCEs include all spot voyages for the Company's vessels, including those that were within the Navig8 Group pools.

 

Fourth Quarter 2015 Results Summary

The Company recorded adjusted net income of $50.1 million, or $0.61 basic and diluted adjusted earnings per share, for the three months ended December 31, 2015, compared to an adjusted net loss of ($2.8) million, or ($0.08) basic and diluted adjusted loss per share, for the three months ended December 31, 2014. The increase in adjusted net income was primarily due to increases in hire rates as the market improved. The large decrease in voyage expenses for the three months ended December 31, 2015, compared to the prior year period is the result of the Company having transitioned the majority of its vessels into the Navig8 pools where voyage expenses are borne by the pool and netted out of monthly distributions.  Please refer to the tables at the end of this report for a reconciliation of adjusted net income / (loss) to net income / (loss).

Net income for the three months ended December 31, 2015 was $45.5 million, or $0.55 basic and diluted earnings per share, compared to a net loss of $(7.0) million, or $(0.21) basic and diluted loss per share, for the prior year period.

The average daily spot TCE rates obtained by the Company's VLCC fleet, including our vessels that were within the Navig8 pools, was $57,637 for the three months ended December 31, 2015 and $50,953 for the twelve months ended December 31, 2015. Please refer to the tables at the end of this report for a reconciliation of operating days and spot charter revenues.

Net voyage revenue increased by $59.7 million, or 145.6%, to $100.7 million for the three months ended December 31, 2015, compared to $41.0 million from the prior year period. The increase was primarily attributable to the increase in hire charter rates during the three months ended December 31, 2015 compared to the prior year period, as well as lower fuel prices during the period compared to the prior year period.

Direct vessel operating expenses, which include crew costs, provisions, deck and engine stores, lubricating oil, insurance, and maintenance and repairs, increased by $2.8 million, or 13.9%, to $22.9 million for the three months ended December 31, 2015 compared to $20.1 million for the prior year period. The increase in direct vessel operating expenses was primarily due to the increase in average size of our fleet and the increase in vessel management expenses during the fourth quarter 2015 as compared to the fourth quarter 2014.

Navig8 charterhire expenses increased by $4.0 million, to $4.0 million for the three months ended December 31, 2015 compared to $0 for the three months ended December 31, 2014, due to the assumption of the time charter commitment of the Nave Quasar in connection with our merger with Navig8 Crude Tankers.

General and administrative expenses increased by $2.6 million, to $8.2 million during the three months ended December 31, 2015 compared to $5.6 million for the prior year period, primarily due to $1.4 million of legal and other professional fees related to refinancing activities which were not incurred in the prior year period as well as other professional matters and $1.5 million of amortization of restricted stock units, partially offset by a decrease of $0.5 million in the Portugal office's expenses during the three months ended December 31, 2014. The Portugal office was officially closed in the fourth quarter of 2015. The restricted stock units were granted in connection with the pricing of our initial public offering and we recognized compensation expense upon the immediate vesting of a portion of the restricted stock units upon grant and the vesting of an additional portion upon the consummation of our initial public offering.

Adjusted EBITDA for the three months ended December 31, 2015 increased by $50.2 million, or 298.8%, to $67.0 million compared to $16.8 million for the prior year period. Please refer to the tables at the end of this report for a reconciliation of adjusted EBITDA to net income / (loss).

Depreciation and amortization expenses increased by $2.2 million, or 18.6%, to $14.0 million during the three months ended December 31, 2015 compared to $11.8 million for the prior year period. This increase is primarily due to the increase in fleet size as our newbuilding vessels are delivered, partially offset by a change in the estimated residual scrap value from $265/LWT to $325/LWT.

Net interest expense decreased by $3.0 million, or 38.5%, to $4.8 million for the three months ended December 31, 2015 compared to $7.8 million for the prior year period. Such decrease was primarily attributable to the increase in the capitalization of interest expense associated with vessel construction of $7.8 million, or by 236.4%, to $11.1 million for the fourth quarter 2015 compared to $3.3 million for fourth quarter 2014 as a result of our acquisition of the fourteen 2015 acquired VLCC newbuildings in connection with the 2015 merger.  The decrease in net interest expense was partially offset by an increase in our weighted average debt balance due to the incurrence of new debt, and an increase in our payment-in-kind interest.

As of December 31, 2015, the Company's cash balance was $157.5 million, compared to $147.3 million as of December 31, 2014. As of December 31, 2015, the Company's net debt (calculated as total debt less cash, discounts and deferred financing costs) was $750.6 million.

As of December 31, 2015, there were 82,679,922 shares of the Company's common stock outstanding.

Full Year 2015 Results Summary

The Company recorded adjusted net income of $155.5 million, or $2.48 basic and $2.46 diluted adjusted earnings per share for the full year ended December 31, 2015, compared to an adjusted net loss of $(27.2) million or $(0.89) basic and diluted adjusted loss per share, for the full year 2014. The large decrease in voyage expenses for the year ended December 31, 2015, compared to the prior year period is primarily resulted from the Company having transitioned the majority of its vessels into the Navig8 pools where voyage expenses are borne by the pool and netted out of monthly distributions. Please refer to the tables at the end of this report for a reconciliation of adjusted net income / (loss) to net income / (loss).

Net income for the full year ended December 31, 2015 was $129.6 million, or $2.06 basic and $2.05 diluted earnings per share, compared to a net loss of $(47.1) million, or $(1.54) basic and diluted loss per share, for the prior year period.

Net voyage revenue increased by $182.1 million, or 119.4%, to $334.6 million for the full year ended December 31, 2015 compared to $152.5 million for the prior year period. The increase in net voyage revenues was primarily attributable to higher TCE rates earned during fiscal 2015 compared to the prior year period, primarily resulting from a higher charter rate environment, combined with lower fuel costs.

Direct vessel operating expenses remained substantially flat, increasing by $1.3 million, or 1.5%, to $85.5 million for the full year ended December 31, 2015 compared to $84.2 million for the prior year period.

Navig8 charterhire expenses increased by $11.3 million, to $11.3 million for the full year ended December 31, 2015 compared to $0 for the full year ended December 31, 2014, due to the assumption of the time charter commitment of the Nave Quasar in connection with our merger with Navig8 Crude Tankers.

General and administrative expenses increased by $14.0 million, or 62.5%, to $36.4 million for the full year ended December 31, 2015 compared to $22.4 million for the prior year period. The primary factors contributing to this increase were an increase in stock-based compensation from the prior year due to the issuance of RSUs in conjunction with the IPO and legal fees and professional fees related to refinancing activities which were not incurred in the prior year period as well as other matters.

Adjusted EBITDA for the full year ended December 31, 2015 increased $167.7 million, or 343.6%, to $216.5 million compared to $48.8 million for the prior year period. Please refer to the tables at the end of this report for a reconciliation of adjusted EBITDA to net income / (loss).

Depreciation and amortization expenses increased by $1.5 million, or 3.3%, to $47.6 million for the full year ended December 31, 2015 compared to $46.1 million for the prior year period. Amortization of drydocking costs increased $2.3 million while vessel depreciation decreased $0.8 million during the full year ended December 31, 2015 compared to the prior year period. The increase in the amortization of drydocking costs was primarily due to additional drydocking costs incurred during fiscal 2015. The increase in depreciation and amortization was partially offset by the decrease in vessel depreciation primarily due to the increase in our estimated residual scrap value of the vessels to $325/LWT from $265/LWT effective January 1, 2015.

Net interest expense decreased by $13.8 million, or 46.6%, to $16.0 million for the full year ended December 31, 2015 compared to $29.8 million for the prior year period. This decrease was primarily attributable to the increase in the capitalization of interest expense associated with vessel construction of $26.2 million, or by 291.2%, to $35.2 million for the full year ended December 31, 2015 compared to $9.0 million for the prior year period as a result of our acquisition of the 2015 acquired VLCC newbuildings in connection with the 2015 merger. The increase in capitalized interest was offset by an increase in our weighted average debt balance, new debt, and an increase in our payment-in-kind interest.

Other financing costs increased by $6.0 million, to $6.0 million for the full year ended December 31, 2015 compared to $0 for the prior year, due to the issuance of common shares as a commitment premium pursuant to a commitment agreement for the purchase and sale of common shares entered into in connection with our merger with Navig8 Crude Tankers and the subsequent termination of such agreement upon the IPO.

Gener8 Fleet

As of March 15, 2016, Gener8 Maritime has a fleet of 45 wholly-owned vessels on a fully-delivered basis. The Company's fleet is comprised of 14 VLCC newbuildings and 31 vessels on the water consisting of 14 VLCCs, 11 Suezmaxes, four Aframaxes, and two Panamax tankers, with a total expected carrying capacity of approximately 10.8 million deadweight tons ("DWT") and average age on a DWT basis of less than 6 years upon delivery of the newbuildings. The Company has agreed to deliver each of its newbuilding VLCCs into the VL8 Pool managed by Navig8 Group upon their respective deliveries.

Gener8 Maritime Fleet Profile

Vessels on the Water

Type

Vessel Name

DWT

Year Built

Employment

1

VLCC

Gener8 Apollo

301,417

2016

VL8 Pool

2

VLCC

Gener8 Supreme

300,933

2016

VL8 Pool

3

VLCC

Gener8 Ares

301,587

2016

VL8 Pool

4

VLCC

Gener8 Hera

301,619

2016

VL8 Pool

5

VLCC

Gener8 Neptune

299,999

2015

VL8 Pool

6

VLCC

Gener8 Athena

299,999

2015

VL8 Pool

7

VLCC

Gener8 Strength

300,960

2015

VL8 Pool

8

VLCC

Gener8 Zeus

318,325

2010

VL8 Pool

9

VLCC

Gener8 Hercules

306,543

2007

VL8 Pool

10

VLCC

Gener8 Atlas

306,005

2007

VL8 Pool

11

VLCC

Gener8 Ulysses

318,695

2003

VL8 Pool

12

VLCC

Gener8 Poseidon

305,795

2002

VL8 Pool

13

VLCC

Gener8 Vision

312,679

2001

Time Charter

(1)

14

VLCC

Gener8 Victory

312,640

2001

Time Charter

(2)

15

Suezmax

Gener8 Spartiate

164,925

2011

Suez8 Pool

16

Suezmax

Gener8 Maniate

164,715

2010

Suez8 Pool

17

Suezmax

Gener8 St. Nikolas

149,876

2008

Suez8 Pool

18

Suezmax

Gener8 Kara G

150,296

2007

Suez8 Pool

19

Suezmax

Gener8 George T

149,847

2007

Suez8 Pool

20

Suezmax

Gener8 Harriet G

150,296

2006

Suez8 Pool

21

Suezmax

Gener8 Orion

159,992

2002

Suez8 Pool

22

Suezmax

Gener8 Argus

159,999

2000

Suez8 Pool

23

Suezmax

Gener8 Spyridon

159,999

2000

Suez8 Pool

24

Suezmax

Gener8 Horn

159,475

1999

Suez8 Pool

25

Suezmax

Gener8 Phoenix

153,015

1999

Suez8 Pool

26

Aframax

Gener8 Pericles

105,674

2003

V8 Pool

27

Aframax

Gener8 Daphne

106,560

2002

V8 Pool

28

Aframax

Gener8 Elektra

106,560

2002

V8 Pool

29

Aframax

Gener8 Defiance

105,538

2002

V8 Pool

30

Panamax

Gener8 Companion

72,749

2004

Spot

31

Panamax

Gener8 Compatriot

72,749

2004

Spot

Vessels on the Water Total

6,579,461

 

 

Newbuilding

Expected

Fleet List

Type

Vessel Name

DWT

Yard

Delivery Date

1

VLCC

Gener8 Success

300,000

SWS

Mar-16

2

VLCC

Gener8 Nautilus

300,000

HHI

Apr-16

3

VLCC

Gener8 Andriotis

300,000

SWS

May-16

4

VLCC

Gener8 Constantine

300,000

HHI

Jun-16

5

VLCC

Gener8 Perseus

300,000

HHI

Aug-16

6

VLCC

Gener8 Macedon

300,000

HHI

Aug-16

7

VLCC

Gener8 Hector

300,000

HAN

Aug-16

8

VLCC

Gener8 Chiotis

300,000

SWS

Aug-16

9

VLCC

Gener8 Oceanus

300,000

HHI

Sep-16

10

VLCC

Gener8 Noble

300,000

HHI

Oct-16

11

VLCC

Gener8 Theseus

300,000

HHI

Oct-16

12

VLCC

Gener8 Miltiades

300,000

SWS

Nov-16

13

VLCC

Gener8 Nestor

300,000

HAN

Jan-17

14

VLCC

Gener8 Ethos

300,000

HHI

Feb-17

Newbuildings Total

4,200,000

(1)     Gener8 Vision on time charter through March 2016 at approximately $38,000/day gross TCE.

(2)     Gener8 Victory on time charter through August 2016 at approximately $47,600/day gross TCE with an option to extend for six months at $53,750/day gross TCE.

 

 

Financial Information

Selected Balance Sheet Data

December 31,

December 31,

BALANCE SHEET DATA, at end of period

2015

2014

(Dollars in thousands)

Cash & cash equivalents

$

157,535

$

147,303

Current assets, including cash

258,128

230,662

Total assets

2,389,746

1,359,120

Current liabilities, including current portion of long-term debt

268,615

52,770

Current portion of long-term debt

135,367

Total long-term debt, including current portion, excluding discount and deferred financing costs

908,090

789,030

Shareholders' equity

1,347,761

517,149

 

 

Consolidated Statement of Operations for the Three Months ended December 31, 2015 and 2014

For the Three Months

Ended December 31,

(Dollars in thousands excepet per share data)

2015

2014

VOYAGE REVENUES

Time charter revenues

$

7,059

$

3,076

Spot charter revenues

6,272

89,753

Navig8 pool revenues

89,429

Total voyage revenues

102,760

92,829

OPERATING EXPENSES

Voyage expenses

2,103

51,845

Direct vessel operating expenses

22,938

20,148

Navig8 charterhire expenses

4,037

General and administrative

8,235

5,601

Depreciation and amortization

13,962

11,777

Goodwill Impairment

2,099

Goodwill write-off for sales of vessels

Loss on impairment of vessels held for sale

520

Loss on disposal of vessels & vessel equipment

557

420

Closing of Portugal office

366

Total operating expenses

52,352

92,256

OPERATING INCOME (LOSS)

50,408

573

Interest expense, net

(4,849)

(7,759)

Other financing costs

(4)

Other (expense) income, net

(34)

207

Total other expenses

(4,887)

(7,552)

NET INCOME/ (LOSS)

$

45,521

$

(6,979)

INCOME (LOSS) PER COMMON SHARE:

Basic

$

0.55

$

(0.21)

Diluted

$

0.55

$

(0.21)

 

 

Consolidated Statement of Operations for the Full Year ended December 31, 2015 and 2014

For the Year

Ended December 31,

(Dollars in thousands excepet per share data)

2015

2014

VOYAGE REVENUES

Time charter revenues

$

28,707

$

10,894

Spot charter revenues

251,584

381,515

Navig8 pool revenues

149,642

Total voyage revenues

429,933

392,409

OPERATING EXPENSES

Voyage expenses

95,306

239,906

Direct vessel operating expenses

85,521

84,209

Navig8 charterhire expenses

11,324

General and administrative

36,379

22,418

Depreciation and amortization

47,572

46,118

Goodwill Impairment

2,099

Goodwill write-off for sales of vessels

1,249

Loss on impairment of vessels held for sale

520

Loss on disposal of vessels & vessel equipment

805

8,729

Closing of Portugal office

507

5,123

Total operating expenses

277,934

409,851

OPERATING INCOME (LOSS)

151,999

(17,442)

Interest expense, net

(15,982)

(29,849)

Other financing costs

(6,044)

Other (expense) income, net

(404)

207

Total other expenses

(22,430)

(29,642)

NET INCOME/ (LOSS)

$

129,569

$

(47,084)

INCOME (LOSS) PER COMMON SHARE:

Basic

$

2.06

$

(1.54)

Diluted

$

2.05

$

(1.54)

 

Reconciliation Tables

EBITDA represents net income (loss) plus net interest expense and depreciation and amortization. Adjusted EBITDA represents EBITDA adjusted to exclude the items set forth in the table above, which represent certain non-cash, one-time, and other items that the Company's believes are not indicative of the ongoing performance of its core operations. Adjusted Net Income represents Net Income adjusted to exclude the same non-cash, one-time, and other items. EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted Net Income are included in this presentation because they are used by management and certain investors as measures of operating performance. EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted Net Income are used by analysts in the shipping industry as common performance measures to compare results across peers. The Company's management uses EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted Net Income as performance measures and they are also presented for review at the Company's board meetings. EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted Net Income are not items recognized by accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (GAAP), and should not be considered as alternatives to net income, operating income, cash flow from operating activity or any other indicator of a company's operating performance or liquidity calculated under GAAP. The definitions of EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted Net Income used here may not be comparable to those used by other companies. These definitions are also not the same as the definition of EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted Net Income used in the financial covenants in the Company's debt instruments. Set forth below is the EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted Net Income reconciliation:

 

 

Reconciliation Tables

Please see below for a reconciliation of the following adjusted amounts to Net Income / (Loss)

(Dollars in thousands excepet per share data)

Three Months Ended

Year Ended

Dec-15

Dec-14

Dec-15

Dec-14

Net Income / (Loss)

$

45,521

$

(6,979)

$

129,569

$

(47,084)

+ Goodwill Impairment

2,099

2,099

+ Goodwill write-off for sales of vessels

1,249

+ Loss on impairment of vessels held for sale

520

520

+ Stock-based compensation expense

1,450

247

12,243

1,215

+ Vessel Impairment & Loss on disposal of vessels and vessel equipment

557

420

805

8,729

+ Closing of Portugal office

366

507

5,123

+ Other financing costs

4

6,044

+ Non-cash G&A expenses, excluding stock-based compensation expense

162

1,084

1,980

1,484

+ Transactional professional fees unable to be capitalized

1,309

+ Commitment Fees

1,905

2,556

Net Income / (Loss), adjusted

$

50,119

$

(2,763)

$

155,533

$

(27,185)

Weighted average shares outstanding, basic, in thousands

82,280

33,273

62,779

30,493

Weighted average shares outstanding, diluted, in thousands

82,778

33,273

63,113

30,493

Basic net income / (loss) per share, adjusted

$

0.61

$

(0.08)

$

2.48

$

(0.89)

Diluted net income / (loss) per share, adjusted

$

0.61

$

(0.08)

$

2.46

$

(0.89)

 

 

Please see below for a reconciliation of the following adjusted amounts to EBITDA

(Dollars in thousands excepet per share data)

Three Months Ended

Year Ended

Dec-15

Dec-14

Dec-15

Dec-14

Net Income / (Loss)

$

45,521

$

(6,979)

$

129,569

$

(47,084)

+ Interest expense, net

4,849

7,759

15,982

29,849

+ Depreciation and amortization

13,962

11,777

47,572

46,118

EBITDA

$

64,332

$

12,557

$

193,123

$

28,883

+ Goodwill Impairment

2,099

2,099

+ Goodwill write-off for sales of vessels

1,249

+ Loss on impairment of vessels held for sale

520

520

+ Stock-based compensation expense

1,450

247

12,243

1,215

+ Vessel Impairment & Loss on disposal of vessels and vessel equipment

557

420

805

8,729

+ Closing of Portugal office

366

507

5,123

+ Other financing costs

4

6,044

+ Non-cash G&A expenses, excluding stock-based compensation expense

162

1,084

1,980

1,484

+ Transactional professional fees unable to be capitalized

1,309

EBITDA, adjusted

$

67,025

$

16,773

$

216,531

$

48,782

 

Net Voyage Revenue & Operating Days Reconciliation Table

Time Charter Equivalent, or TCE, is a measure of the average daily revenue performance of a vessel. We calculate TCE by dividing net voyage revenue by total operating days for fleet. Net voyage revenues are voyage revenues minus voyage expenses. We evaluate our performance using net voyage revenues. We believe that presenting voyage revenues, net of voyage expenses, neutralizes the variability created by unique costs associated with particular voyages or deployment of vessels on time charter or on the spot market and presents a more accurate representation of the revenues generated by our vessels.  Total operating days for fleet are the total days our vessels were in our possession for the relevant period net of off hire days associated with major repairs, drydockings or special or intermediate surveys.

 

Gener8 Maritime Net Voyage Revenue & Operating Days

Three Months Ended

Year Ended

(Dollars in thousands excepet Operating Days data)

Dec-15

Dec-14

Dec-15

Dec-14

VLCC

Spot Charter & Navig8 Pool Net Voyage Revenues

$

42,378

$

14,280

$

114,167

$

43,227

Spot Charter & Navig8 Pool Operating Days

735

642

2,241

2,505

Time Charter Revenue

$

6,857

$

$

23,929

$

Time Charter Operating Days

183

650

SUEZMAX

Spot Charter & Navig8 Pool Net Voyage Revenues

$

34,657

$

13,351

$

127,939

$

57,154

Spot Charter & Navig8 Pool Operating Days

940

787

3,557

3,393

Time Charter Revenue

$

$

2,988

$

4,024

$

10,528

Time Charter Operating Days

149

212

550

AFRAMAX

Spot Charter & Navig8 Pool Net Voyage Revenues

$

11,833

$

5,827

$

42,612

$

28,291

Spot Charter & Navig8 Pool Operating Days

367

355

1,400

1,441

PANAMAX

Spot Charter Net Voyage Revenue

$

4,259

$

3,114

$

16,209

$

9,798

Spot Operating Days

184

183

722

569

HANDYMAX

Spot Charter Net Voyage Revenue

$

674

$

1,425

$

5,747

$

3,505

Spot Operating Days

92

91

364

343

Gener8 Maritime Full Fleet Net Voyage Revenues

Three Months Ended

Year Ended

(Dollars in thousands)

Dec-15

Dec-14

Dec-15

Dec-14

Total Voyage Revenues

$

102,760

$

92,829

$

429,933

$

392,409

Total Voyage Expenses

2,103

51,845

95,306

239,906

Total Net Voyage Revenues

$

100,657

$

40,984

$

334,627

$

152,503

 

Conference Call Information

A conference call to discuss the results will be held tomorrow, March 16, 2016 at 8:00 a.m. ET. The conference call can be accessed live by dialing 1-877-407-3982, or for international callers, 1-201-493-6780, and requesting to be joined into the Gener8 Maritime call. A replay will be available at 11:00 a.m. ET and can be accessed by dialing 1-877-870-5176 or for international callers, 1-858-384-5517. The pass code for the replay is 13631240. The replay will be available until March 23, 2016.

A live webcast of the conference call will also be available under the Investor Relations section at www.gener8maritime.com. The Company plans to place additional materials related to the earnings announcement, including a slide presentation, on its website prior to the conference call.

About Gener8 Maritime

As of March 15, 2016, Gener8 Maritime has a fleet of 45 wholly-owned vessels on a fully-delivered basis. Gener8's fleet is comprised of 14 VLCC newbuildings and 31 vessels on the water consisting of 14 VLCCs, 11 Suezmaxes, four Aframaxes, and two Panamax tankers, with a total expected carrying capacity of approximately 10.8 million deadweight tons ("DWT"), and average age on a DWT basis of less than 6 years upon delivery of the newbuildings. Gener8 Maritime is incorporated under the laws of the Marshall Islands and headquartered in New York.

Website Information

The Company intends to use its website, www.gener8maritime.com, as a means of disclosing material non-public information and for complying with its disclosure obligations under Regulation FD. Such disclosures will be included in its website's Investor Relations section. Accordingly, investors should monitor the Investor Relations portion of the Company's website, in addition to following its press releases, filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"), public conference calls, and webcasts. To subscribe to the Company's e-mail alert service, please click the "Investor Alerts" link in the Investors section of the Company's website and submit your email address. The information contained in, or that may be accessed through, the Company's website is not incorporated by reference into or a part of this document or any other report or document the Company files with or furnish to the SEC, and any references to the Company's website are intended to be inactive textual references only.

Safe Harbor Statement Under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995

This press release contains forward-looking statements, which are based on management's current expectations and observations. Included among the factors that, in the Company's view, could cause actual results to differ materially from the forward looking statements contained in this press release are the following: (i) loss or reduction in business from the Company's significant customers; (ii) the failure of the Company's significant customers, pool managers or technical managers to perform their obligations owed to the Company; (iii) the loss or material downtime of significant vendors and service providers; (iv) the Company's failure, or the failure of the commercial managers of any pools in which the Company's vessels participate, to successfully implement a profitable chartering strategy; (v) changes in demand; (vi) a material decline or prolonged weakness in rates in the tanker market; (vii) changes in production of or demand for oil and petroleum products, generally or in particular regions; (viii) greater than anticipated levels of tanker newbuilding orders or lower than anticipated rates of tanker scrapping; (ix) changes in rules and regulations applicable to the tanker industry, including, without limitation, legislation adopted by international organizations such as the International Maritime Organization and the European Union or by individual countries; (x) actions taken by regulatory authorities; (xi) actions by the courts, the U.S. Coast Guard, the U.S. Department of Justice or other governmental authorities and the results of the legal proceedings to which the Company or any of its vessels may be subject; (xii) changes in trading patterns significantly impacting overall tanker tonnage requirements; (xiii) changes in the typical seasonal variations in tanker charter rates; (xiv) changes in the cost of other modes of oil transportation; (xv) changes in oil transportation technology; (xvi) increases in costs including without limitation: crew wages, insurance, provisions, repairs and maintenance; (xvii) changes in general political conditions; (xviii) changes in the condition of the Company's vessels or applicable maintenance or regulatory standards (which may affect, among other things, the Company's anticipated drydocking or maintenance and repair costs); (xix) changes in the itineraries of the Company's vessels; (xx) adverse changes in foreign currency exchange rates affecting the Company's expenses; (xxi) the fulfillment of the closing conditions under, or the execution of customary additional documentation for, the Company's agreements to acquire vessels and contemplated financing arrangements; (xxii) financial market conditions; (xxiii) sourcing, completion and funding of financing on acceptable terms; (xxiv) the Company's ability to comply with the covenants and conditions under the Company's debt obligations; (xxv) any negative perception of the Company's Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization in 2012 by investors, customers or other counterparties; (xxvi) other factors listed from time to time in the Company's filings with SEC, including, without limitation, the Company's prospectus dated June 24, 2015, filed with the SEC pursuant to rule 424(b) of the Securities Act on June 25, 2015, and its subsequent reports on Form 10-Q and Form 8-K; and (xxvii) the impact of electing to take advantage of certain exemptions applicable to emerging growth companies. Gener8 Maritime, Inc. does not undertake any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

 

SOURCE Gener8 Maritime, Inc.