LONDON, August 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --
- Navigator Holdings Ltd. (NYSE: NVGS) (the "Company") reports revenue of $72.5 million for the three months ended June 30, 2016.
- Net income was $11.1 million for the three months ended June 30, 2016 with earnings per share of $0.20.
- EBITDA was $34.2 million for the three months ended June 30, 2016.
- During the second quarter, on April 14, 2016, we took delivery of a further newbuilding vessel, Navigator Copernico, taking our total fleet to 31 vessels on the water at June 30, 2016.
- On August 2, 2016 Navigator Aurora, the first of our midsize semi-refrigerated ethane vessels, was delivered. This vessel will commence a ten-year time charter in December 2016.
Since the end of the first quarter of 2016, the handysize LPG seaborne transportation market has seen a significant weakening, and we have been experiencing a reduction in both our vessels charter rates and our vessel utilization. The marketplace has been experiencing an increase in the supply of hydrocarbons, and LPG is competing for market share against both light and heavy hydrocarbons. In addition, the LPG market has been further weakened due to a challenging pricing environment for propane and butane that has narrowed the global arbitrage spread resulting in a reduction of the seaborne transportation of LPG. Three very large gas carriers ("VLGC") cargo stems originating from U.S. were cancelled during June 2016, seven in July 2016 and the same level of cancellations are expected for August 2016. It has been reported that several end users are renegotiating or reneging on their contracts, increasing uncertainty among the LPG participants. Marcus Hook NGL export terminal on the U.S. East Coast has commenced the export of significant amounts of ethane as well as adding fully-refrigerated capability when exporting propane, which has reduced cubic meter mile demand for the handysize semi-refrigerated vessels operating in the Atlantic basin. Our fleet loaded 5 cargos during the first six months of 2016 compared to 11 during first half of 2015. LPG still remains a supply driven product with a fundamental need to price to clear the market, particularly for production areas throughout the world with limited LPG storage capacity. By contrast, the U.S. has natural storage in the vast salt domes of Mont Belvieu, Texas, and producers and marketers face less pressure, in the short term, to reduce prices to export LPG. With U.S. LPG inventories on the rise, arbitrage opportunities may materialize, which we believe would encourage demand.
 EBITDA is a non-GAAP financial measure and represents net income before net interest expense, income taxes and depreciation and amortization. EBITDA does not represent and should not be considered as an alternative to consolidated net income or cash generated from operations, as determined by U.S. GAAP, and our calculation of EBITDA may not be comparable to that reported by other companies. EBITDA is not a recognized measurement under U.S. GAAP. See the table below for a reconciliation of EBITDA to net income, our most directly comparable financial measure calculated accordance with U.S. GAAP.
In January 2016 very large (84,000cbm) and medium size (38,000cbm) fully-refrigerated vessel market charter rates were being quoted at $1.6 million per calendar month ("pcm") and $1.1 million pcm respectively. At the end of the second quarter 2016, market charter rates for the same sized vessels were quoted at $640,000 and $650,000 pcm respectively. The handysize (22,000cbm) semi-refrigerated vessel market charter rates, by comparison were quoted at $920,000 pcm in January 2016 and are currently quoted at $625,000 pcm, resulting in all three segments converging at similar charter rate levels, despite the vast differences in size capacity. The market experienced a similar scenario during 2009/2010 when VLGC charter rates were quoted at levels less than handysize vessel rates. The parallels are evident in 2016; trading patterns for handysized vessels are shifting towards long haul transportation of petrochemical gases, predominantly ethylene and butadiene cargoes. Our capability to participate in petrochemical, LPG and ammonia trades creates more opportunities for us than if our vessels were only capable of trading in one of these three markets. We believe this is also a factor that may help explain why our relatively smaller vessels can earn similar or higher rates than the larger fully-refrigerated vessels. Given the forward curve of hydrocarbon market pricing and the additional vessels coming to the global fleet, however, we expect market softness to continue for the remainder of 2016.
A Form 6-K with more detailed information on our second quarter 2016 financial results is being filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission simultaneous with this release.
Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measure
The following table sets forth a reconciliation of net income to EBITDA for the three months ended June 30, 2016:
$'000's Net income $ 11,121 Net interest expense 7,611 Income taxes 202 Depreciation and amortization 15,275 EBITDA $ 34,209
Conference Call Details:
Tomorrow, Tuesday, August 9, 2016, at 9:00 A.M. ET, the Company's management team will host a conference call to discuss the financial results.
Participants should dial into the call 10 minutes before the scheduled time using the following numbers: 1 (866) 819-7111 (US Toll Free Dial In), 0(800) 953-0329 (UK Toll Free Dial In) or +44 (0)1452-542-301 (Standard International Dial In). Please quote "Navigator" to the operator.
A telephonic replay of the conference call will be available until Tuesday, August 16, 2016 by dialing 1(866) 247-4222 (US Toll Free Dial In), 0(800) 953-1533 (UK Toll Free Dial In) or +44 (0)1452 550-000 (Standard International Dial In). Access Code: 11870348#
There will also be a live, and then archived, webcast of the conference call, available through the Company's website (http://www.navigatorgas.com). Participants to the live webcast should register on the website approximately 10 minutes prior to the start of the webcast.
Navigator Gas is the owner and operator of the world's largest fleet of handysize liquefied gas carriers and provides international and regional seaborne transportation of liquefied petroleum gas, petrochemical gases and ammonia for energy companies, industrial users and commodity traders. Navigator's fleet consists of 38 semi- or fully-refrigerated liquefied gas carriers, including six newbuildings scheduled for delivery by July 2017.
FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS
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- future operating or financial results;
- pending acquisitions, business strategy and expected capital spending;
- operating expenses, availability of crew, number of off-hire days, drydocking requirements and insurance costs;
- fluctuations in currencies and interest rates;
- general market conditions and shipping market trends, including charter rates and factors affecting supply and demand;
- our financial condition and liquidity, including our ability to refinance our indebtedness that matures in 2017 or obtain additional financing in the future to fund capital expenditures, acquisitions and other corporate activities;
- estimated future capital expenditures needed to preserve our capital base;
- our expectations about the receipt of our six newbuildings and the timing of the receipt thereof;
- our expectations about the availability of vessels to purchase, the time that it may take to construct new vessels, or the useful lives of our vessels;
- our continued ability to enter into long-term, fixed-rate time charters with our customers;
- changes in governmental rules and regulations or actions taken by regulatory authorities;
- potential liability from future litigation;
- our expectations relating to the payment of dividends;
- our expectation that we will continue to provide in-house technical management for some vessels in our fleet and our success in providing such in-house technical management; and
- other factors detailed from time to time in other periodic reports we file with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
We expressly disclaim any obligation to update or revise any of these forward-looking statements, whether because of future events, new information, a change in our views or expectations, or otherwise. We make no prediction or statement about the performance of our common stock.
Navigator Holdings Ltd. Consolidated Balance Sheets December 31, June 30, 2015 2016 (Unaudited) Assets (in thousands except share data) Current assets Cash and cash equivalents $ 87,779 $ 66,863 Accounts receivable, net 9,050 9,293 Accrued income 5,647 13,218 Prepaid expenses and other current assets 8,754 10,857 Inventories 3,480 5,814 Insurance recoverable 10,289 5,881 Total current assets 124,999 111,926 Non-current assets Vessels in operation, net 1,264,451 1,345,010 Vessels under construction 170,776 162,283 Property, plant and equipment, net 279 216 Total non-current assets 1,435,506 1,507,509 Total assets $ 1,560,505 $ 1,619,435 Liabilities and stockholders' equity Current liabilities Current portion of long-term debt, net of deferred financing costs $ 59,024 $ 186,236 Accounts payable 11,471 6,458 Accrued expenses and other liabilities 9,065 12,117 Accrued interest 3,117 3,543 Deferred income 6,606 4,804 Total current liabilities 89,283 213,158 Non-current liabilities Secured term loan facilities, net of current portion and deferred financing costs 436,131 339,877 Senior unsecured bond 125,000 125,000 Total non-current liabilities 561,131 464,877 Total liabilities 650,414 678,035 Commitments and contingencies Stockholders' equity Common stock - $.01 par value; 400,000,000 shares authorized; 55,437,695 shares issued and outstanding, (2015: 55,363,467) 554 554 Additional paid-in capital 586,451 587,238 Accumulated other comprehensive loss (465) (458) Retained earnings 323,551 354,066 Total stockholders' equity 910,091 941,400 Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $ 1,560,505 $ 1,619,435
Navigator Holdings Ltd. Consolidated Statements of Income (Unaudited) Three months ended Six months ended June 30, June 30, (in thousands except (in thousands except share data) share data) 2015 2016 2015 2016 Revenues Operating revenue $ 84,140 $ 72,541 $ 158,338 $ 148,916 Expenses Brokerage commissions 1,906 1,508 3,536 3,009 Voyage expenses 11,304 9,326 18,175 16,419 Vessel operating expenses 19,342 23,712 37,312 46,117 Depreciation and amortization 13,110 15,275 25,911 29,851 General and administrative costs 2,700 3,103 5,354 6,060 Other corporate expenses 1,170 683 1,533 1,233 Total operating expenses 49,532 53,607 91,821 102,689 Operating income 34,608 18,934 66,517 46,227 Other income/(expense) Interest expense (7,000) (7,702) (13,796) (15,485) Write off of deferred financing costs - - (1,797) - Interest income 27 91 30 169 Income before income taxes 27,635 11,323 50,954 30,911 Income taxes (215) (202) (450) (396) Net income $ 27,420 $ 11,121 $ 50,504 $ 30,515 Earnings per share: Basic: $ 0.50 $ 0.20 $ 0.91 $ 0.55 Diluted: $ 0.49 $ 0.20 $ 0.91 $ 0.55 Weighted average number of shares outstanding: Basic: 55,363,467 55,437,695 55,356,483 55,401,805 Diluted: 55,741,907 55,812,935 55,669,709 55,778,768
Navigator Holdings Ltd. Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (Unaudited) June 30, June 30, 2015 2016 (in thousands) (in thousands) Cash flows from operating activities Net income $ 50,504 $ 30,515 Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities Depreciation and amortization 25,911 29,851 Payment of drydocking costs (4,539) (7,309) Insurance claim debtor - (292) Amortization of share-based compensation 790 787 Amortization of deferred financing costs 3,232 1,471 Unrealized foreign exchange 69 25 Changes in operating assets and liabilities Accounts receivable (3,444) (243) Inventories (1,139) (2,334) Accrued income and prepaid expenses and other current assets (7,168) (10,092) Accounts payable, accrued interest and other liabilities 3,414 (3,336) Net cash provided by operating activities 67,630 39,043 Cash flows from investing activities Payment to acquire vessels (1,868) (1,141) Payment for vessels under construction (124,991) (84,665) Purchase of other property, plant and equipment (40) (25) Receipt of shipyard penalty payments 634 417 Insurance recoveries 391 4,700 Capitalized costs for the repairs of Navigator Aries - (8,732) Net cash used in investing activities (125,874) (89,446) Cash flows from financing activities Proceeds from secured term loan facilities 95,400 62,300 Direct financing costs of secured term loan facilities (2,400) (155) Repayment of secured term loan facilities (31,057) (32,658) Net cash provided by financing activities 61,943 29,487 Net increase/(decrease) in cash and cash equivalents 3,699 (20,916) Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period 62,526 87,779 Cash and cash equivalents at end of period $ 66,225 $ 66,863 Supplemental Information Total interest paid during the period, net of amounts capitalized $ 14,336 $ 16,193 Total tax paid during the period $ 402 $ 370
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