Ardmore Shipping Corporation Announces Financial Results For Second Quarter 2013

Ardmore Shipping Corporation (NYSE: ASC) (“Ardmore” or the “Company) today announced results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2013. A summary of the recent and second quarter highlights are as follows:

Highlights
  • The Company raised $140 million of gross proceeds in its initial public offering (“IPO”) of common stock, par value $0.01, which closed on August 6, 2013. In connection with its IPO, the Company listed its common stock on the New York Stock Exchange and trading commenced on August 1, 2013.
  • Signed contracts for the construction of ten newbuildings at yards in South Korea and Japan which are expected to be delivered in 2014 and 2015 for a total of $319.8 million, increasing the Ardmore fleet to 20 ships consisting of eight vessels in operation and 12 vessels on order.
  • Entered into a commercial management arrangement with Mansel Limited, a subsidiary of the Vitol Group, for employment of six eco-design MR product tankers.
  • Accepted delivery of the Company’s second newbuilding, the Ardmore Seaventure from SPP Shipbuilding Co. Ltd, which commenced employment under a one year time charter with Cargill International S.A. (“Cargill”).
  • Renewed the time charter for the Ardmore Seafarer in July, for one year at an increased rate with Itochu Enex Co. Ltd.
  • Entered into a commercial management arrangement with Nordic Womar Pte Ltd to spot charter the Ardmore Centurion in chemical and product trades.
  • Reported adjusted EBITDA of $3.0 million (see Non-GAAP Measures section below) in the three months ended June 30, 2013, an increase of $0.9 million from the three months ended June 30, 2012. The Company reported an adjusted net loss of $0.7 million (see Non-GAAP Measures section below), or $0.04 basic and diluted adjusted loss per share, for the three months ended June 30, 2013. Including IPO related expenses and deferred finance fees written off in the period, the net loss was $1.2 million, or $0.07 basic and diluted loss per share, for the period.

Anthony Gurnee, the Company’s Chief Executive Officer commented:

“It is my pleasure to present Ardmore’s first earnings release as a public company and to outline a number of significant transactions concluded in the past few weeks. We are pleased with Ardmore’s successful listing on New York Stock Exchange on August 1, 2013 and the calibre of investors who chose to participate in the offering. We believe it is a highly opportune time to invest in our sectors and we look forward to building the value of Ardmore for our investors.

“As part of our expansion, we are pleased to announce a commercial management arrangement with Mansel Limited, the in-house shipping arm of Vitol SA. The arrangement is for the employment of six MR product tankers on a pooling and time charter basis. Ardmore’s chartering policy is to balance time charters and spot employment with customers having large cargo volumes in an effort to maximise commercial flexibility, manage cash flow visibility, and provide shareholders with upside in an improving market. The arrangement with Mansel is a significant step for Ardmore given Vitol’s strong position in the global oil market. We look forward to providing Vitol with high quality service with these brand new, fuel efficient vessels.”

Mr Gurnee continued : “We are very satisfied with Ardmore’s progress in furtherance of our business strategy by adding ten newbuildings to the fleet in recent weeks at attractive prices from high quality yards. Our recent orders increase our total fleet to 20 ships which consists of approximately 80% MR tankers by cargo capacity. As a consequence, we believe that Ardmore is well positioned to take advantage of improvements in the charter market for both products and chemicals.”

Summary of Recent and Second Quarter Events

Initial Public Offering

On August 6, 2013, the Company completed its IPO of 10,000,000 shares of its common stock, par value $0.01, at $14.00 per share. The gross proceeds to the Company from the IPO were $140 million before deducting underwriting discounts and commission and IPO related expenses. The underwriters have an over-allotment option to purchase up to an additional 1,500,000 shares at $14.00 per share which expires on August 30, 2013.

Commercial Arrangement with Vitol Group companies

In July 2013, Ardmore agreed to terms for a commercial arrangement for the employment of six MR product tankers with Mansel Limited. Two of the vessels will be employed on a time charter arrangement and four vessels will be employed under a commercial pooling arrangement. All six vessels will operate as part of Mansel’s MR product tanker fleet.

Mansel Limited is the commercial shipping arm of Vitol SA, one of the largest independent energy trading companies. Mansel’s activities complement the core cargo flows and it seeks to maximise utilization of its fleet through access to third party and internal cargos.

Vessel Acquisitions

SPP Shipbuilding Co. Ltd – Four Newbuildings

On July 16, 2013, Ardmore agreed to acquire two 50,300 Dwt IMO 3 eco-design product tankers ordered from SPP Shipbuilding Co. Ltd, South Korea. (“SPP”). On August 8, 2013, the Company exercised options on two additional 50,300 Dwt IMO 3 eco-design product tankers. The four vessels have a total contract cost of approximately $136,400,000 inclusive of ballast water treatment systems. Ardmore expects to take delivery of these vessels from SPP commencing in the first quarter 2015.

Hyundai Mipo Dockyard Co. Ltd – Two Newbuildings

On August 14, 2013, Ardmore executed contracts for the construction of two 37,000 Dwt IMO 2 eco-design chemical tankers ordered from Hyundai Mipo Dockyard Co. Ltd, South Korea (“HMD”) for approximately $32.7 million each with options for further equipment upgrades. As part of the contracts, Ardmore has also negotiated fixed price options for additional vessels. Ardmore expects to take delivery of the contracted vessels in the fourth quarter 2014 or in the first quarter 2015.

Fukuoka Shipbuilding Co. Ltd – Four Newbuildings

On August 21, 2013, Ardmore executed contracts for the construction of four 25,000 Dwt IMO 2 eco-design chemical tankers ordered from Fukuoka Shipbuilding Co. Ltd., Japan (“Fukuoka”) for a total contract price of approximately $118,000,000. As part of the contracts, Ardmore has also negotiated fixed price options for additional vessels. Ardmore expects to take delivery of the contracted vessels between fourth quarter 2014 and fourth quarter 2015.

Vessel Deliveries

On June 7, 2013, the Company took delivery of the Ardmore Seaventure. This vessel is built to the latest eco-design and includes upgrades for further improvements to enhance fuel efficiency. The Ardmore Seaventure began employment on a one-year time charter with Cargill at a rate of $19,500 per day for the first 60 days and $15,100 thereafter. Cargill is an international producer and marketer of food, agricultural, financial and industrial products and services.

Vessel Employment

In July 2013, the Company renewed the time charter for the Ardmore Seafarer at an improved rate of $13,750 per day. In addition, the charter rate includes a performance bonus of up to $250 per day. The new charter is scheduled to expire in July 2014.

On August 3, 2013 following redelivery of the Ardmore Centurion from previous charterers, the Company delivered the vessel to Nordic Womar Pte Ltd to operate it under a third party spot chartering arrangement. The third party spot chartering arrangement does not have a fixed expiration period.

Financing

On April 2, 2013, Ardmore entered into a capital lease agreement (bareboat charter) for the Ardmore Calypso and Ardmore Capella. In connection with the transaction, $17.9 million of outstanding senior debt was repaid in full. The capital lease is scheduled to expire in 2018 and includes a mandatory purchase obligation. The total amount financed under the capital lease arrangement was $31.5 million.

Results for the six months ended June 30, 2013 and 2012

For the six months ended June 30, 2013, the Company had an adjusted EBITDA (see Non-GAAP Measures section below) of $5.5 million, an increase of $2.2 million from the six months ended June 30, 2012. The Company had an adjusted net loss (see Non-GAAP Measures section below) of $0.7 million, or $0.04 basic and diluted loss per share, excluding $0.4 million of fees and expenses incurred in connection with our IPO and $0.2 million of deferred finances fees written off in relation to the repayment of senior loan facilities on two vessels. This compared to an adjusted net loss of $1.7 million for the six months ended June 30, 2012 or $0.10 basic and diluted loss per share.

On an unadjusted basis, the Company reported a net loss of $1.2 million, or $0.07 basic and diluted loss per share, for the six months ended June 30, 2013, as compared to a net loss of $1.7 million, or $0.10 basic and diluted loss per share, for the six months ended June 30, 2012.

Results for the three months ended June 30, 2013 and 2012

For the three months ended June 30, 2013, the Company had an adjusted EBITDA (see Non-GAAP Measures section below) of $3.0 million, an increase of $0.9 million from the three months ended June 30, 2012. The Company had an adjusted net loss (see Non-GAAP Measures section below) of $0.7 million, or $0.04 basic and diluted loss per share, excluding $0.4 million of non-recurring fees and expenses incurred in connection with our initial public offering (“IPO”) and $0.2 million of deferred finances fees written off in relation to the repayment of senior loan facilities on two vessels. This compared to an adjusted net loss of $0.5 million for the three months ended June 30, 2012, or $0.03 basic and diluted loss per share.

On an unadjusted basis, the Company reported a net loss of $1.2 million, or $0.07 basic and diluted loss per share, for the three months ended June 30, 2013 as compared to a net loss of $0.5 million, or $0.03 basic and diluted loss per share, for the three months ended June 30, 2012.

Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Results

Revenue for the three months ended June 30, 2013 was $8.3 million, an increase of $1.3 million, or 18.6%, from $7.0 million for the three months ended June 30, 2012. Product tanker revenue was $5.6 million for the three months ended June 30, 2013, an increase of $2.1 million, or 61.6%, from $3.5 million for the three months ended June 30, 2012. The increase primarily relates to additional revenue attributable to the Ardmore Seavaliant and Ardmore Seaventure, which were delivered to us on February 27, 2013 and June 7, 2013, respectively. Chemical tanker revenue on owned vessels was $2.8 million for the three months ended June 30, 2013, as compared to $2.8 million for the three months ended June 30, 2012. Ardmore previously chartered-in two chemical tankers, the Hellespont Crusader and the Hellespont Commander, commencing on May 12, 2011 and July 17, 2011, respectively. These vessels were redelivered to the owner on May 29, 2012 and June 23, 2012. These chartered-in vessels contributed $0 to revenue for the three months ended June 30, 2013 and contributed $0.8 million to revenue for the three months ended June 30, 2012.

Commissions and voyage related costs were $0.15 million for the three months ended June 30, 2013, a decrease of $0.02 million, or 12%, from $0.17 million for the three months ended June 30, 2012.

Vessel operating expenses were $4.4 million for the three months ended June 30, 2013, an increase of $1.0 million, or 29.2%, from $3.4 million for the three months ended June 30, 2012. Fleet operating costs per day (defined under Unaudited Other Operating Data below) were $6,443 for the three months ended June 30, 2013, an increase of $458, or 7.7%, from $5,985 for the three months ended June 30, 2012. The increase in vessel operating expenses primarily relates to additional vessels in operation and timing of vessel expenses.

We did not incur any charter hire costs during the three months ended June 30, 2013 as we redelivered our chartered-in vessels on May 29, 2012 and June 23, 2012, respectively. Charter hire costs were $0.8 million in the three months ended June 30, 2012.

Depreciation expense for the three months ended June 30, 2013 was $2.0 million, an increase of $0.4 million, or 25% from $1.6 million for the three months ended June 30, 2012. The increase is due to an increase in the average number of owned vessels to 7.2 from 6.0 for the three months ended June 30, 2013 and 2012, respectively, as a result of the delivery of the Ardmore Seavaliant and Ardmore Seaventure. Amortization of deferred drydock expenditure for the three months ended June 30, 2013 was $0.4 million, an increase of $0.4 million from $0 for the three months ended June 30, 2012. There were no vessels drydocked by Ardmore prior to June 30, 2012.

General and administrative expenses for the three months ended June 30, 2013 were $1.2 million, an increase of $0.5 million, or 71% from $0.7 million for the three months ended June 30, 2012. The increase is primarily due to IPO-related costs of approximately $0.4 million incurred in the three months ended June 30, 2013.

Interest expense and finance costs, which include loan interest, capital lease interest and amortization of deferred financing fees, were $1.4 million for the three months ended June 30, 2013, an increase of $0.4 million, or 40% from $1.0 million for the three months ended June 30, 2012. The variance was driven by an increase in our average debt balance due to the delivery of two vessels (the Ardmore Seavaliant and Ardmore Seaventure), additional interest costs associated with the capital lease facility for the Ardmore Calypso and Ardmore Capella executed in April 2013 and a write-off of $0.2 million of deferred financing fees upon the repayment of senior debt in connection with the capital lease. These increases were partially offset by a decrease in interest costs associated with our revolving credit facility and an increase in the amount of capitalized interest.

Liquidity

As of June 30, 2013, the Company had $9.9 million in cash and $50.0 million available to draw down from its revolving credit facility. Following completion of the IPO, the Company had approximately $138.3 million in cash as at August 6, 2013. The revolving credit facility was repaid and discontinued in conjunction with the IPO.

The following debt and capital lease liabilities were outstanding as of June 30, 2013:
                    As at
Jun 30, 2013       Dec 31, 2012
Debt $ 93,410,000 67,100,000
Capital Leases 31,140,399 -
Revolving Credit Facility - -
Total $ 124,550,399 67,100,000

Dividend Policy

Ardmore currently intends to pay our stockholders quarterly dividends of $0.10 per share, or $0.40 per share per year. The Company expects to pay an initial dividend of $0.066 per share commencing in November 2013.

Conference Call

The Company will have a conference call on Monday August 26, 2013 at 11.00 AM Eastern Daylight Time. Participants should dial into the call 10 minutes before the scheduled time using the following numbers: 888-539-3678 (U.S.) or 719-457-2648 (International). The conference participant passcode is 8898817. To access the live webcast please visit: www.ardmoreshipping.com. If you are unable to participate at this time, a replay of the call will be available for two weeks at 888-203-1112 or 719-457-0820. Enter the passcode 8898817 to access the audio replay.

The information provided on the teleconference is only accurate at the time of the conference call, and the Company will take no responsibility for providing updated information.

About Ardmore Shipping Corporation

Ardmore Shipping Corporation, a company incorporated in the Republic of the Marshall Islands, provides seaborne transportation of petroleum products and chemicals worldwide to oil majors, national oil companies, oil and chemical traders, and chemical companies, with our modern, fuel-efficient fleet of mid-size product and chemical tankers. Our fleet consists of 20 vessels including eight in operation and 12 on order with deliveries expected to begin in January 2014. We are strategically focused on modern, fuel-efficient mid-size product and chemical tankers. Our fuel-efficient operations are designed to enhance our investment returns and provide value-added service to our customers.

Ardmore Shipping LLC Predecessor to Ardmore Shipping Corporation Unaudited Condensed Interim Consolidated Balance Sheet (Expressed in U.S. Dollars, unless otherwise stated)
                                                        As at
ASSETS Jun 30, 2013       Dec 31, 2012
Current assets
Cash and cash equivalents $ 9,855,950 15,334,123
Receivables, trade 874,991 864,386
Working capital advances 939,119 1,573,955
Prepayments 372,336 223,471
Advances and deposits 987,595 423,703
Other receivables 198,491 498,259
Amounts due from related parties - -
Inventories 977,694 666,240
Total current assets 14,206,176 19,584,137
 
Non-current assets
Vessels and vessel equipment, net 201,614,852 125,478,619
Deferred dry dock expenditure, net 2,054,425 2,517,789
Vessels under construction 16,518,150 29,012,560
Other non-current assets, net 589,555 133,147
Deferred finance charges, net 3,975,959 3,234,216
Total non-current assets 224,752,941 160,376,331
   
TOTAL ASSETS 238,959,117 179,960,468
 
LIABILITIES AND EQUITY
Current liabilities
Payables, trade 4,340,317 2,514,052
Charter revenue received in advance 1,241,426 851,045
Other payables 466,249 1,867
Amounts due to related parties 600,000 600,000
Accrued interest on loans 594,004 502,515
Short-term revolving credit facility - -
Current portion of long-term debt 9,100,000 6,819,918
Current portion of capital lease obligations 1,519,486 -
Total current liabilities 17,861,482 11,289,397
 
Non-current liabilities
Non-current portion of long-term debt 84,310,000 60,280,082
Non-current portion of capital lease obligations 29,620,913 -
Total non-current liabilities 113,930,913 60,280,082
 
Equity
Share capital 100 100
Additional paid in capital 117,078,877 117,073,252
Accumulated deficit (9,912,255) (8,682,363)
Total equity 107,166,722 108,390,989
   
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND EQUITY $ 238,959,117 179,960,468

Ardmore Shipping LLC Predecessor to Ardmore Shipping Corporation Unaudited Condensed Interim Statement of Comprehensive Income (Expressed in U.S. Dollars, unless otherwise stated)

    Three months ended       Six months ended
Jun 30, 2013       Jun 30, 2012 Jun 30, 2013       Jun 30, 2012
REVENUE      
Revenue $ 8,345,281 7,034,352 15,620,366 13,813,091
 
OPERATING EXPENSES
Commissions and voyage related costs 148,346 166,157 324,082 329,048
Vessel operating expenses 4,353,343 3,368,285 8,230,152 7,038,831
Charter hire costs - 790,553 - 1,699,942
Depreciation 2,024,909 1,552,632 3,728,926 3,103,688
Amortization of deferred dry dock expenditure 365,526 - 714,422 -
General and administrative expenses 1,235,520 685,270 1,897,536 1,406,475
Total operating expenses 8,127,644 6,562,897 14,895,118 13,577,984
       
Profit from operations 217,637 471,455 725,248 235,107
 
Interest expense and finance costs (1,400,413) (963,585) (1,942,949) (1,959,998)
Interest income 1,310 838 2,191 1,666
       
Loss before taxes (1,181,466) (491,292) (1,215,510) (1,723,225)
 
Income tax (7,734) (7,769) (14,382) (15,541)
       
Net loss (1,189,200) (499,061) (1,229,892) (1,738,766)
 
Other comprehensive income - - - -
       
Comprehensive loss $ (1,189,200) (499,061) (1,229,892) (1,738,766)
 
Loss per share, basic and diluted $ (0.15) (0.06) (0.15) (0.22)
Weighted average number of shares, basic and diluted (Pro forma giving effect to the pre-IPO reorganisation) 8,050,000 8,050,000 8,050,000 8,050,000
 
Loss per share, basic and diluted $ (0.07) (0.03) (0.07) (0.10)
Weighted average number of shares, basic and diluted (Pro forma post completion of the IPO) 18,050,000 18,050,000 18,050,000 18,050,000

Ardmore Shipping LLC Predecessor to Ardmore Shipping Corporation Unaudited Condensed Interim Statement of Cash Flows (Expressed in U.S. Dollars, unless otherwise stated)

                                                Six months ended
Jun 30, 2013   Jun 30, 2012
OPERATING ACTIVITIES
Net loss $ (1,229,892) (1,738,766)
Non-cash items:
Share based compensation 5,625 5,625
Depreciation 3,728,926 3,103,688
Amortization of deferred dry dock expenditure 714,422 -
Amortization of deferred finance charges 420,882 149,270
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:
Receivables, trade (10,605) (87,928)
Working capital advances 634,836 553,842
Prepayments (148,865) (701,533)
Advances and deposits (563,892) (139,861)
Other receivables 299,768 253,166
Inventories (311,454) 43,535
Payables, trade 1,826,265 424,655
Charter revenue received in advance 390,381 19,096
Other payables 14,382 (34,800)
Amounts due to related parties - (149,700)
Accrued interest on loans 91,489 96,413
Deferred dry dock expenditure (251,058) (405,538)
Net cash provided by operating activities 5,611,210 1,391,164
 
INVESTING ACTIVITIES
Payments for vessels and equipment (59,097,783) (65,625)
Payments for vessels under construction (8,253,266) (8,264,884)
Payments for other non-current assets (26,108) (50,247)
Net cash used in investing activities (67,377,157) (8,380,756)
 
FINANCING ACTIVITIES
Short-term revolving credit facility - 9,900,000
Proceeds from long-term debt 47,030,000 -
Repayments of long term debt (20,720,000) (2,800,000)
Proceeds from capital leases 31,500,000 -
Repayments of capital leases (359,601) -
Payments for deferred finance charges (1,162,625) (334,474)
Additional paid in capital - -
Net cash provided by financing activities 56,287,774 6,765,526
   
Net movement in cash and cash equivalents (5,478,173) (224,066)
 
Cash and cash equivalents at the beginning of the period 15,334,123 5,460,304
   
Cash and cash equivalents at the end of the period $ 9,855,950 5,236,238

Ardmore Shipping LLC Predecessor to Ardmore Shipping Corporation Unaudited Other Operating Data (Expressed in U.S. Dollars, unless otherwise stated)

    Three months ended       Six months ended
Jun 30, 2013       Jun 30, 2012 Jun 30, 2013       Jun 30, 2012
 
ADJUSTED EBITDA 1 $ 2,960,572 2,024,386 5,521,096 3,338,795
 
AVERAGE DAILY DATA
Fleet time charter equivalent per day 12,706 11,141 12,932 10,918
Fleet operating costs per day 6,443 5,985 6,471 6,276
 
MR Tankers “Eco-design”
TCE 2 per day 16,417 - 16,556 -
Vessel operating costs 3 per day 6,079 - 6,049 -
 
MR Tankers “Eco-Mod"
TCE 2 per day 13,698 13,119 13,726 13,300
Vessel operating costs 3 per day 6,789 6,243 6,654 6,400
 
Chemical Tankers “Eco-Mod”
TCE 2 per day 10,183 9,777 11,170 9,335
Vessel operating costs 3 per day 6,248 5,728 6,400 6,152
 
FLEET
Average number of owned vessels 7.2 6.0 6.8 6.0
Average number of chartered vessels - 1.4 - 1.5

(1) Adjusted EBITDA is reconciled under the “Non-GAAP Measures” section below.

(2) Time Charter Equivalent (“TCE”) daily rate is the gross charter rate or gross pool rate, as appropriate, per revenue day plus CVE.

(3) Vessel operating costs per day are routine operating expenses and comprise, crewing, repairs and maintenance, insurance, stores, lube oils, communication costs and technical management fees. They do not include additional costs related to upgrading or enhancement of the vessels that are not capitalized.

Ardmore Shipping Corporation Fleet List as of August 26th, 2013
VESSEL NAME   TYPE   DWT   IMO   DELIVERY   BUILT   FLAG   EMPLOYMENT   SPECIFICATION
In Operation
Ardmore Seavaliant 1 Product 49,999 3 Feb-13 Korea MI Time Charter Eco-Design
Ardmore Seaventure 2 Product 49,999 3 Jun-13 Korea MI Time Charter Eco-Design
Ardmore Seamaster 3 Product 45,840 - Sep-04 Japan MI Time Charter Eco-Mod
Ardmore Seafarer 4 Product 45,744 - Aug-04 Japan MI Time Charter Eco-Mod
Ardmore Seatrader 5 Product 47,141 - Dec-02 Japan MI Time Charter Eco-Mod
Ardmore Centurion 6 Chemical 29,006 2 Nov-05 Korea MI Time Charter Eco-Mod
Ardmore Calypso 7 Chemical 17,589 2 Jan-10 Korea MI Pool Eco-Mod
Ardmore Capella 7 Chemical 17,567 2 Jan-10 Korea MI Pool Eco-Mod
 
On Order
SPP Hull S-5118 8 Product 49,999 3 1Q14 Korea MI Time Charter Eco-Design
SPP Hull S-5119 8 Product 49,999 3 1Q14 Korea MI Time Charter Eco-Design
SPP Hull TBA #1 9 Product 50,300 3 1Q15 Korea MI TBD Eco-Design
SPP Hull TBA #2 9 Product 50,300 3 2Q15 Korea MI TBD Eco-Design
SPP Hull TBA #3 9 Product 50,300 3 3Q15 Korea MI TBD Eco-Design
SPP Hull TBA #4 9 Product 50,300 3 3Q15 Korea MI TBD Eco-Design
HMD Hull 2480 10 Chemical 37,000 2 4Q14 Korea MI TBD Eco-Design
HMD Hull 2481 10 Chemical 37,000 2 4Q14 Korea MI TBD Eco-Design
FKA Hull 2062 11 Chemical 25,000 2 4Q14 Japan MI TBD Eco-Design
FKA Hull 2063 11 Chemical 25,000 2 1Q15 Japan MI TBD Eco-Design
FKA Hull 2065 11 Chemical 25,000 2 3Q15 Japan MI TBD Eco-Design
FKA Hull 2067 11 Chemical 25,000 2 4Q15 Japan MI TBD Eco-Design
 
Total 20 778,083
    (1)   On charter for one year at a rate of $17,000 per day for the first 60 days plus $15,000 per day thereafter, expiring in February 2014. CVE income is $1,500 per month.
(2) On charter for one year at a rate of $19,500 per day for the first 60 days plus $15,100 per day thereafter, expiring in June 2014. CVE income is $1,500 per month.
(3) On charter for three years at a rate of $14,175 per day, expiring October 2013. CVE income is $1,500 per month.
(4) On charter for one year at a rate of $13,750 per day plus a performance bonus of up to $250 per day, expiring July 2014. CVE income is $1,000 per month.
(5) On charter for ten months at a rate of $13,500 per day, expiring in December 2013 with an option to extend for a further eight months at a rate of $14,250 per day. CVE income is $1,500 per month.
(6) Employed under a third party spot chartering arrangement.
(7) Employed in a third party commercial pool for chemical tankers.
(8) SPP Shipbuilding Hull S-5118 / S-5119 are due to deliver from SPP Shipbuilding Co. Ltd in January 2014 and following delivery they will be employed on a one year time charter with Mansel Ltd at a rate of $15,600 per day with charterers options for years two and years three, at rates to be agreed.
(9) SPP Hull #1, #2, #3 and #4 are due commence delivery from SPP Shipbuilding Co. Ltd, in April 2015 and following delivery they will be employed under a third party spot chartering arrangement with Mansel Ltd as part of Mansel’s pooling operations.
(10) HMD Hull 2480 and Hull 2481 are due commence delivery from Hyundai Mipo Dockyard Co. Ltd, South Korea in the fourth quarter of 2014 or in the first quarter of 2015 and following delivery it is envisioned they will be deployed on a one year time charter or in the spot market.
(11) FKA Hull 2062, Hull 2063, Hull 2065 and Hull 2067 are due to commence delivery from Fukuoka Shipbuilding Co. Ltd, Japan in November 2014 and following delivery it is envisioned they will be deployed on a one year time charter or in the spot market.

Non-GAAP Measures

This press release describes adjusted net loss and adjusted EBITDA which are not measures prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP. These Non-GAAP measures are presented in this press release as we believe that they provide investors with a means of evaluating and understanding how the Company's management evaluates operating performance. These Non-GAAP measures should not be considered in isolation from, as substitutes for, or superior to financial measures prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP.

Adjusted net loss:

    Three months ended       Six months ended
Jun 30, 2013       Jun 30, 2012 Jun 30, 2013       Jun 30, 2012
Net loss $ (1,189,200) (498,763) (1,229,892) (1,738,766)
IPO related fees and expenses 352,500 - 352,500 -
Deferred finance fee write off 179,816 - 179,816 -
Adjusted net loss (656,884) (498,763) (697,576) (1,738,766)
 
Adjusted loss per share, basic and diluted (0.04) (0.03) (0.04) (0.10)
Weighted average number of shares, basic and diluted ( Pro forma post completion of the IPO) 18,050,000 18,050,000 18,050,000 18,050,000

Adjusted EBITDA:
                              Three months ended               Six months ended    
Jun 30, 2013               Jun 30, 2012 Jun 30, 2013               Jun 30, 2012
Net loss $ (1,189,200) (498,763) (1,229,892) (1,738,766)
Interest income (1,310) (838) (2,191) (1,666)
Interest expense and finance costs 1,400,413 963,586 1,942,949 1,959,998
Income tax 7,734 7,769 14,382 15,541
Depreciation 2,024,909 1,552,632 3,728,926 3,103,688
Amortization of deferred dry dock expenditure 365,526 - 714,422 -
IPO related fees and expenses 352,500 - 352,500 -
Adjusted EBITDA $ 2,960,572 2,024,386 5,521,096 3,338,795

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,” “anticipate,” “intends,” “estimate,” “forecast,” “project,” “plan,” “potential,” “may,” “should,” “expect,” “pending” 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 the failure of counterparties to fully perform their contracts with us, the strength of world economies and currencies, general market conditions, including fluctuations in charter rates and vessel values, changes in demand for tanker vessel capacity, changes in our operating expenses, including bunker prices, drydocking and insurance costs, the market for our vessels, competition in the tanker industry, availability of financing and refinancing, charter counterparty performance, ability to obtain financing and comply with covenants in such financing arrangements, changes in governmental rules and regulations or actions taken by regulatory authorities, potential liability from pending or future litigation, general domestic and international political conditions, potential disruption of shipping routes due to accidents, piracy or political events, vessels breakdowns and instances of off-hires 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.

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