Gener8 Maritime, Inc. Announces Third Quarter 2015 Financial Results

09 Nov, 2015, 20:28 ET from Gener8 Maritime, Inc.

NEW YORK, Nov. 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Gener8 Maritime, Inc. (NYSE: GNRT) ("Gener8 Maritime"), a leading U.S.-based provider of international seaborne crude oil transportation services, today announced its financial results for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2015.

Highlights – Third Quarter and October 2015

  • As of October 29, 2015, took delivery of the first three vessels under our VLCC newbuilding program, the Gener8 Neptune, Gener8 Athena, & Gener8 Strength
  • Closed over $1.6 billion in financing for the Company's fleet & newbuilding program
  • Closed the issuance of the underwriters' IPO over-allotment option to purchase 1,882,223 shares of common stock, resulting in net proceeds of $24.6 million

Third Quarter 2015 Results Summary

The Company recorded adjusted net income of $36.5 million or $0.45 basic and $0.44 diluted earnings per share for the three months ended September 30, 2015. This excludes the following: $1.5 million relating to stock-based compensation expense, $1.4 million relating to transaction-based professional fees unable to be capitalized, $0.1 million relating to loss on disposal of vessels and vessel equipment, $0.1 million related to the closing of the Company's office in Portugal, and $0.1 million relating to non-cash G&A expenses other than stock-based compensation. The Company recorded an adjusted net loss of ($13.3) million or ($0.40) basic and diluted loss per share for the three months ended September 30, 2014. This excludes $0.2 million relating to stock-based compensation expense, $0.3 million relating to vessel impairment and loss on disposal of vessels and vessel equipment, $0.5 million related to the closing of the Company's office in Portugal, and a gain of $0.1 million relating to non-cash G&A expenses other than stock-based compensation. The increase in adjusted net income was primarily due to an increase in the Company's net voyage revenue, which are voyage revenues minus voyage expenses, resulting from an increase in rates and a decrease in fuel costs compared to the prior year period.  Please see below for a reconciliation of net income / (loss) to adjusted net income / (loss).

Net income for the three months ended September 30, 2015 was $33.2 million or $0.41 basic and $0.40 diluted earnings per share compared to a net loss of $(14.3) million or $(0.43) basic and diluted loss per share for the prior year period.

Peter Georgiopoulos, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Gener8 Maritime, commented, "We are pleased with our operating and financial results for the third quarter of 2015, as we delivered a strong financial performance.  During the quarter, we took delivery of our first "eco" VLCC vessel in our newbuilding program, the Gener8 Neptune, which entered the Navig8 VL8 Pool.  In addition, as of November 1, 2015, we took delivery of both the Gener8 Strength and the Gener8 Athena, which also have entered the Navig8 VL8 Pool. We continue to deliver on our growth plan as stated during our IPO. With our modern, high quality fleet of crude tankers utilizing Navig8 Group's strong commercial platform, we remain poised to drive future growth through multiple avenues."

On July 17, 2015, following the exercise by the underwriters of the IPO of their over-allotment option to purchase 1,882,223 shares of common stock at the public offering price of $14.00 per share, the Company closed the issuance and sale of such shares, resulting in additional gross proceeds of $26.4 million and net proceeds of $24.6 million after underwriting commissions and other registration expenses.

Net Voyage Revenue increased by $47.0 million, or 147.8%, to $78.8 million for the three months ended September 30, 2015, compared to $31.8 million from the prior year period. The increase was primarily attributable to the increase in hire rates during the three months ended September 30, 2015 compared to the prior year period, as well as lower fuel prices during the period compared to the prior year period. Offsetting the increase in Net Voyage Revenue was a decrease in utilization to 92.5% for the three months ended September 30, 2015, compared to 95.6% for the prior year period. This decrease was primarily due to scheduled drydocking of two of our Suezmax vessels that were unexpectedly extended due to a typhoon that hit in the area of the shipyard.

The Company evaluates its performance using net voyage revenues. Net voyage revenues are voyage revenues minus voyage expenses. The Company believes 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, on the spot market, or through vessel pools and presents a more accurate representation of the revenues generated by its vessels.

Direct vessel operating expenses, which include crew costs, provisions, deck and engine stores, lubricating oil, insurance, maintenance and repairs decreased by $0.3 million, or 1.6%, to $20.5 million for the three months ended September 30, 2015 compared to $20.9 million for the prior year period.

General and administrative expenses increased by $3.2 million, to $8.2 million during the three months ended September 30, 2015 compared to the prior year period, primarily due to an increase in the compensation costs of restricted stock units of $1.5 million for the three months ended September 30, 2015 as compared to the prior year period. 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 (which the Company calculated in accordance with the methodology set forth in the reconciliation tables below), for the three months ended September 30, 2015 increased by $42.2 million to $48.3 million compared to $6.1 million for the prior year period. Please see below for a reconciliation of net income / (loss) to adjusted EBITDA.

Depreciation and amortization expenses decreased by $0.1 million, or 0.6%, to $11.6 million during the three months ended September 30, 2015 compared to $11.7 million for the prior year period.

Net interest expense decreased by $7.6 million, or 97.5%, to $0.2 million for the three months ended September 30, 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 $9.2 million, to $12.4 million for the three months ended September 30, 2015 compared to $3.2 million for the prior year period as a result of the Company's acquisition of the 14 VLCC newbuildings acquired in connection with the 2015 merger.

As of September 30, 2015, the Company's cash balance was $244.6 million, compared to $147.3 million as of December 31, 2014.

As of September 30, 2015, the Company's net debt (calculated as total debt less cash) was $546.1 million.

As of September 30, 2015, there were 82,105,376 shares of the Company's common stock outstanding.

Nine Months Ended September 30, 2015 Results Summary

The Company recorded adjusted net income of $104.8 million or $1.86 basic and diluted earnings per share for the nine months ended September 30, 2015. This excludes the following: $11.6 million relating to stock-based compensation, $0.2 million relating to vessel impairment and loss on disposal of vessels and vessel equipment, $0.5 million related to the closing of the Company's office in Portugal, $6.0 million in one-time financing costs primarily 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 the merger with Navig8 Crude Tankers and the subsequent termination of such agreement upon the IPO, $1.0 million relating to non-cash G&A expenses other than stock-based compensation, and $1.3 million in transaction-based professional fees unable to be capitalized. The Company recorded an adjusted net loss of $(24.5) million or $(0.83) basic and diluted loss per share for the nine months ended September 30, 2014. This excludes the following: $1.2 million of goodwill impairment, $1.0 million relating to stock-based compensation expense, $8.3 million relating to vessel impairment and loss on disposal of vessels and vessel equipment, $4.8 million related to the closing of the Company's office in Portugal, and $0.4 million relating to non-cash G&A expenses other than stock-based compensation. The increase in adjusted net income was primarily due to an increase in the Company's net voyage revenue due to increased rates and lower fuel costs compared to the prior year period. Please see below for a reconciliation of net income / (loss) to adjusted net income / (loss).

Net income for the nine months ended September 30, 2015 was $84.0 million or $1.50 basic and $1.49 diluted earnings per share compared to a net loss of $(40.1) million or $(1.36) basic and diluted loss per share for the prior year period.

Net Voyage Revenue increased by $122.5 million, or 109.8%, to $234.0 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2015 compared to $111.5 million for the prior year period. The increase was primarily attributable to the increase in hire rates during the nine months ended September 30, 2015 compared to the prior year period, as well as lower fuel prices for the nine months ended September 30, 2015 compared to the prior year period.

Direct vessel operating expenses decreased by $1.5 million, or 2.3%, to $62.6 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2015 compared to $64.1 million for the prior year period.

General and administrative expenses increased by $11.3 million, or 67.4%, to $28.1 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2015 compared to $16.8 million for the prior year period. The primary factors contributing to this increase were an increase in the compensation costs of restricted stock units of $10.4 million during the nine months ended September 30, 2015 compared to the prior year period.

Adjusted EBITDA (which the Company calculates in accordance with the methodology set forth in the reconciliation tables below), for the nine months ended September 30, 2015 increased $83.9 million to $116.0 million compared to $32.0 million for the prior year period. Please see below for a reconciliation of net income / (loss) to adjusted EBITDA.

Depreciation and amortization expenses decreased by $0.7 million, or 2.1%, to $33.6 million during the nine months ended September 30, 2015 compared to $34.3 million for the prior year period. This decrease was primarily due to the change in our scrap rate to $325/ton from $265/ton, which more accurately reflects market prices. 

Net interest expense decreased by $11.0 million, or 49.6%, to $11.1 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2015 compared to $22.1 million for the prior year period. Such decrease was primarily attributable to the increase in capitalization of interest expense associated with vessel construction of $18.3 million, or by 326.1%, to $23.9 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2015 compared to $5.6 million for the prior year period as a result of the Company's acquisition of the 14 VLCC newbuildings in connection with the 2015 merger.

Other financing costs increased by $6.0 million, to $6.0 million during the nine months ended September 30, 2015 compared to $0 for the prior year period, primarily 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 the merger with Navig8 Crude Tankers and the subsequent termination of such agreement upon the IPO, resulting in financing costs of approximately $6.0 million.

Leo Vrondissis, Chief Financial Officer, commented, "We continue to take advantage of what we believe to be a tightly balanced tanker market resulting in strong spot rates.  We are excited to have closed over $1.6 billion in financing, encompassing a refinanced facility for our fleet on the water, a Korean ECA facility for the Korean newbuildings, and a bilateral loan for the first Chinese newbuilding. We look forward to utilizing our dynamic platform and balance sheet to grow our Company and maximize shareholder value in the future."

Gener8 Fleet

As of November 1, 2015, Gener8 Maritime's fleet was comprised of 47 tankers, including one time chartered-in VLCC and 46 owned vessels comprised of 28 vessels on the water, consisting of 10 VLCC's 11 Suezmax vessels, 4 Aframax vessels, 2 Panamax vessels and 1 Handymax product carrier, with an aggregate carrying capacity of 5.7 million deadweight tons ("DWT"), and 18 "eco" VLCC newbuildings with expected deliveries through February 2017. These newbuildings are expected to more than double the Company's owned fleet capacity to 10.8 million DWT, based on the contractually-guaranteed minimum DWT of newbuild vessels. As of November 1, 2015, nine of the Company's VLCC vessels (including a time chartered-in vessel) were deployed in Navig8 Group's VL8 Pool, all 11 of the Company's Suezmax vessels were deployed in Navig8 Group's Suez8 Pool and all four of the Company's Aframax vessels were deployed in the Navig8 Group's V8 Pool.

The Company expects to deliver into the VL8 Pool each of the newbuilding VLCC's as they deliver.

The TCE revenues for our vessels are outlined in the chart below:

Gener8 Maritime Average TCE Revenues

Nine Months Ended

Q3 2015

Q3 2014

9/30/2015

9/30/2014

VLCC

Average Spot TCE (1)

$55,847

$16,021

$47,590

$20,902

Average Time Charter Rate

$36,154

-

$36,910

-

SUEZMAX

Average Spot TCE (1)

$32,497

$21,660

$35,616

$17,925

Average Time Charter Rate

$18,983

-

$19,014

-

AFRAMAX

Average Spot TCE (1)

$25,742

$20,952

$29,789

$22,015

PANAMAX

Average Spot TCE

$17,386

$18,877

$22,231

$16,533

HANDYMAX

Average Spot TCE

$15,647

$6,503

$18,642

$8,894

(1) Includes our vessels in Navig8 Pools

The average daily spot TCE rates obtained by the Company's VLCC fleet was $55,847 for the three months ended September 30, 2015 and $47,590 for the nine months ended September 30, 2015. The Spot TCEs in the table above include all spot voyages for the Company's vessels, including those that were within the Navig8 Pools.

During the three months ended September 30, 2015, we had three vessels on time charter contracts, two VLCCs and one Suezmax, as outlined in the Fleet Profile table below.

Fleet Update

The following table provides information regarding the Company's vessels on the water:

Gener8 Maritime Fleet Profile (as of November 1, 2015)

Gener8 Maritime Fleet Profile

Type

Vessel Name

DWT

Employment

VLCC

Gener8 Ulysses

318,695

VL8 Pool

VLCC

Gener8 Zeus

318,325

VL8 Pool

VLCC

Gener8 Vision

312,679

Time Charter (1)

VLCC

Gener8 Victory

312,640

Time Charter (1)

VLCC

Gener8 Hercules

306,543

VL8 Pool

VLCC

Gener8 Atlas

306,005

VL8 Pool

VLCC

Gener8 Poseidon

305,795

VL8 Pool

VLCC

Gener8 Neptune

299,999

VL8 Pool

VLCC

Gener8 Athena

299,999

VL8 Pool

VLCC

Gener8 Strength

300,960

VL8 Pool

Suezmax

Gener8 Spartiate

164,925

Suez8 Pool

Suezmax

Gener8 Maniate

164,715

Suez8 Pool

Suezmax

Gener8 Argus

159,999

Suez8 Pool

Suezmax

Gener8 Spyridon

159,999

Suez8 Pool

Suezmax

Gener8 Orion

159,992

Suez8 Pool

Suezmax

Gener8 Horn

159,475

Suez8 Pool

Suezmax

Gener8 Phoenix

153,015

Suez8 Pool

Suezmax

Gener8 Harriet G

150,296

Suez8 Pool

Suezmax

Gener8 Kara G

150,296

Suez8 Pool

Suezmax

Gener8 St. Nikolas

149,876

Suez8 Pool

Suezmax

Gener8 George T

149,847

Suez8 Pool

Panamax

Gener8 Companion

72,749

Spot

Panamax

Gener8 Compatriot

72,749

Spot

Handymax

Gener8 Consul

47,400

Spot

Aframax

Gener8 Daphne

106,560

V8 Pool

Aframax

Gener8 Elektra

106,560

V8 Pool

Aframax

Gener8 Pericles

105,674

V8 Pool

Aframax

Gener8 Defiance

105,538

V8 Pool

VLCC

Nave Quasar

297,376

VL8 Pool (2)

Vessels on the Water Total

5,718,681

(1) Gener8 Victory and Vision on Time charter through January and February 2016,

respectively, at $38,000/day gross TCE with an option year at $46,000/day gross TCE

(2) Nave Quasar is a TC-in acquired through the May 7, 2015 merger. It's TC-in rate is $26,330/day

plus a 50/50 profit share over $30,000/day on net pool earnings

The Company believes it is uniquely positioned to benefit from the near-term delivery of its VLCC newbuildings shown in the table below.

Gener8 Maritime Newbuilding VLCC Details

Vessel Name

Yard

Delivery Date

Gener8 Neptune

DSME

11-Sep-15

Delivered

Gener8 Athena

DSME

28-Oct-15

Gener8 Strength

SWS

29-Oct-15

Gener8 Apollo

DSME

5-Jan-16

Gener8 Supreme

SWS

6-Jan-16

Gener8 Ares

DSME

15-Jan-16

Gener8 Hera

DSME

12-Feb-16

Gener8 Nautilus

HHI

15-Mar-16

Gener8 Success

SWS

30-Mar-16

Gener8 Andriotis

SWS

30-Apr-16

Gener8 Constantine

HHI

17-Jun-16

Not Yet Delivered

Gener8 Macedon

HHI

25-Jul-16

Gener8 Hector

HAN

29-Jul-16

Gener8 Chiotis

SWS

30-Aug-16

Gener8 Perseus

HHI

9-Sep-16

Gener8 Oceanus

HHI

13-Sep-16

Gener8 Noble

HHI

20-Oct-16

Gener8 Theseus

HHI

15-Nov-16

Gener8 Miltiades

SWS

30-Dec-16

Gener8 Nestor

HAN

23-Jan-17

Gener8 Ethos

HHI

20-Feb-17

Financial Information

Selected Balance Sheet Data

September 30,

December 31,

BALANCE SHEET DATA, at end of period

2015

2014

(Dollars in thousands)

Cash

$                 244,598

$                 147,303

Current assets, including cash

308,149

230,662

Total assets

2,125,248

1,360,925

Current liabilities, including current portion of long-term debt

153,890

52,770

Current portion of long-term debt

121,248

-

Total long-term debt, including current portion

790,674

790,835

Shareholders' equity

1,301,635

517,149

    

For the Three Months Ended September 30, 

2015

2014

Time charter revenues

$                   6,932

$                    3,655

Spot charter revenues

26,358

89,318

Navig8 pool revenues

56,001

-

Total voyage revenues

89,291

92,973

Voyage expenses

10,527

61,186

Net Voyage Revenue

78,764

31,787

Direct vessel operating expenses

20,539

20,866

Navig8 charterhire expenses

4,688

-

General and administrative

8,200

5,044

Depreciation and amortization

11,600

11,665

Loss on disposal of vessel equipment

101

274

Closing of Portugal office

146

536

Total operating expenses (Excl. Voyage Expenses)

45,274

38,385

OPERATING INCOME (LOSS)

33,490

(6,598)

Interest expense, net

(193)

(7,816)

Other income (expense), net

(69)

132

Total other expenses

(262)

(7,684)

NET INCOME (LOSS)

$                 33,228

$                (14,282)

INCOME (LOSS) PER COMMON SHARE:

Basic

$                     0.41

$                    (0.43)

Diluted

$                     0.40

$                    (0.43)

 

For the Nine Months Ended September 30, 

2015

2014

Time charter revenues

$                  21,648

$                     7,818

Spot charter revenues

245,312

291,762

Navig8 pool revenues

60,213

-

Total voyage revenues

327,173

299,580

Voyage expenses

93,203

188,061

Net Voyage Revenue

233,970

111,519

Direct vessel operating expenses

62,583

64,061

Navig8 charterhire expenses

7,287

-

General and administrative

28,144

16,817

Depreciation and amortization

33,610

34,341

Goodwill Impariment

-

1,249

Loss on disposal of vessel equipment

248

8,309

Closing of Portugal office

507

4,757

Total operating expenses (Excl. Voyage Expenses)

132,379

129,534

OPERATING INCOME (LOSS)

101,591

(18,015)

Interest expense, net

(11,133)

(22,090)

Other financing costs

(6,040)

-

Other income (expense), net

(370)

-

Total other expenses

(17,543)

(22,090)

NET INCOME (LOSS)

$                   84,048

$                  (40,105)

INCOME (LOSS) PER COMMON SHARE:

Basic

$                       1.50

$                      (1.36)

Diluted

$                       1.49

$                      (1.36)

 

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 below, which represent certain non-cash items, one-time items that the Company's believes are not indicative of the ongoing performance of its core operations, or strategic / financial transactional professional fees. Adjusted Net Income represents Net Income adjusted to exclude the same non-cash, one-time items, or strategic / financial transactional professional fees. EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted Net Income are included in this press release 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 required by 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)

Three Months Ended

Nine Months Ended

Sep-15

Sep-14

Sep-15

Sep-14

Net Income / (Loss)

$        33,228

$      (14,282)

$        84,048

$      (40,105)

+ Goodwill Impairment 

-

-

-

1,249

+ Stock-based compensation expense

1,543

247

11,607

968

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

101

274

248

8,309

+ Closing of Portugal office

146

536

507

4,757

+ Other financing costs

-

-

6,040

-

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

78

(115)

1,004

362

+ Transactional professional fees unable to be capitalized

1,419

-

1,309

-

Net Income / (Loss), adjusted

$        36,515

$      (13,340)

$      104,764

$      (24,460)

Weighted average shares outstanding, basic, in thousands

81,757

33,273

56,207

29,556

Weighted average shares outstanding, diluted, in thousands

82,479

33,273

56,448

29,556

Basic net income / (loss) per share, adjusted

$            0.45

$          (0.40)

$            1.86

$          (0.83)

Diluted net income / (loss) per share, adjusted

$            0.44

$          (0.40)

$          (0.83)

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

Three Months Ended

Nine Months Ended

Sep-15

Sep-14

Sep-15

Sep-14

Net Income / (Loss)

$        33,228

$       (14,282)

$        84,048

$      (40,105)

+ Interest expense, net

193

7,816

11,133

22,090

+ Depreciation and amortization

11,600

11,665

-

34,341

EBITDA

$        45,021

$          5,199

$        95,181

$        16,326

+ Goodwill Impairment 

$                  -

$                  -

$                  -

$          1,249

+ Stock-based compensation expense

1,543

247

11,607

968

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

101

274

248

8,309

+ Closing of Portugal office

146

536

507

4,757

+ Other financing costs

-

-

6,040

-

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

78

(115)

1,004

362

+ Transactional professional fees unable to be capitalized

1,419

-

1,309

-

EBITDA, adjusted

$        48,307

$          6,141

$      115,896

$       31,971

 

Conference Call Information

A conference call to discuss the results will be held tomorrow, November 10, 2015 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 13622795. The replay will be available until November 17, 2015.

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 November 1, 2015, Gener8 Maritime has a fully-delivered fleet of 47 vessels, including one time-chartered-in VLCC. Gener8's owned fleet is comprised of 18 VLCC newbuildings and 28 vessels on the water consisting of 10 VLCCs, 11 Suezmaxes, four Aframaxes, two Panamax tankers, and one Handymax tanker, with a total carrying capacity of over 11.1 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.

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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, which are accessible on the SEC's website at www.sec.gov and which may be obtained by contacting the Company's investor relations department via the Company's website www.gener8maritime.com; 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 as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

 

SOURCE Gener8 Maritime, Inc.



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