Media

Scorpio Bulkers Inc. Announces Financial Results for the Third Quarter of 2015

Nov 2, 2015

MONACO — (Marketwired) — 11/02/15 — Scorpio Bulkers Inc. (NYSE: SALT) (“Scorpio Bulkers,” or the “Company”) today reported its results for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2015.

Results for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2015 and 2014

For the three months ended September 30, 2015, the Company’s adjusted net loss was $16.3 million, or $0.05 adjusted loss per diluted share, which excludes (i) a loss / write down on assets held for sale of $0.3 million and (ii) the $1.4 million write off of a portion of the deferred financing costs of two credit facilities, or $0.01 loss per diluted share (see Non-GAAP Measures section below). For the three months ended September 30, 2015, the Company had a GAAP net loss of $18.1 million, or $0.06 loss per diluted share. This loss includes the loss / write down on assets held for sale, the write off of a portion of deferred financing costs accumulated on two credit facilities for which the commitments were reduced pursuant to the removal from the facilities of certain vessels that have been classified as held for sale, and the noncash amortization of stock-based compensation of $6.3 million.

For the three months ended September 30, 2014, the Company had a net loss of $18.9 million, or $0.14 loss per diluted share including noncash amortization of stock-based compensation of $6.3 million.

For the nine months ended September 30, 2015, the Company’s adjusted net loss was $49.7 million, or $0.22 adjusted loss per diluted share, which excludes (i) a loss / write down on assets held for sale of $151.7 million and (ii) the $7.3 million write off of a portion of the deferred financing costs of three credit facilities, or $0.68 loss per diluted share (see Non-GAAP Measures section below). For the nine months ended September 30, 2015, the Company had a GAAP net loss of $208.8 million, or $0.90 loss per diluted share. This loss includes the loss / write down on assets held for sale, the write off of a portion of deferred financing costs accumulated on three credit facilities for which the commitments were reduced pursuant to the removal from the facilities of certain vessels that have been classified as held for sale, and the noncash amortization of stock-based compensation of $18.5 million.

For the nine months ended September 30, 2014, the Company had a net loss of $44.6 million, or $0.34 loss per diluted share including noncash amortization of stock-based compensation of $17.6 million.

Recent Significant Events

Fleet Financing Update and Credit Facility Amendments

Including the credit facilities described below, the Company has now either signed credit facility agreements or received commitments for 59 of the 60 vessels in its fleet. In addition, the Company has received a proposal from a leading European financial institution to finance a portion of the cost of our one remaining unfinanced dry bulk vessel. The terms and conditions of this facility, for which commitment is expected during the fourth quarter of 2015, are consistent with those of the Company’s existing credit commitments. The closing of any resultant credit facilities would remain subject to credit approval and customary conditions precedent, including negotiation and execution of definitive documentation.

Between September 30, 2015 and October 30, 2015, the Company reached agreements to amend each of its loan agreements such that the interest coverage ratio, as defined in each agreement, will not be applicable until the first quarter of 2017, at which point the ratio will be 1.00 to 1.00 and will be calculated on a year-to-date basis for calendar year 2017. Prior to these amendments, the interest coverage ratio was applicable to the third quarter of 2015; however, because the Company has no consolidated net interest expense through September 30, 2015, this covenant would not have been applicable for the period ended September 30, 2015.

$411.3 Million Credit Facility

On July 14, 2015, the Company’s $411.3 million senior secured credit facility, which was expected to finance a portion of the purchase price of seven Capesize vessels under construction at Sungdong Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., Ltd., was further reduced by approximately $34 million pursuant to the sale of one Capesize vessel contract described below, and the facility will be used to finance a portion of the purchase price of six Capesize vessels, three of which have been delivered. Please refer to the table below which shows the amounts outstanding and amounts available on this credit facility as of October 29, 2015. As a result of this reduction, we wrote off approximately $0.9 million of deferred financing costs accumulated on this facility which represents the portion of the facility that can no longer be utilized. This write off is reflected in financial expense, net in the Consolidated Statement of Operations.

$330 Million Credit Facility

On August 4, 2015, our $330 Million Credit Facility, which was to finance a portion of the purchase price of 22 of our newbuilding vessels (consisting of 16 Ultramax vessels and six Kamsarmax vessels), was reduced by $15 million pursuant to the sale of one of the Ultramax vessel contracts. Please refer to the table below which shows the amounts outstanding and amounts available on this credit facility as of October 29, 2015. As a result of this reduction, we wrote off approximately $0.5 million of deferred financing costs accumulated on this facility which represents the portion of the facility that can no longer be utilized. This write off is reflected in financial expense, net in the Consolidated Statement of Operations.

$76.5 Million Credit Facility

On October 12, 2015, the Company entered into a $76.5 million credit agreement with ABN AMRO Bank N.V. and The Export-Import Bank of China for a senior secured loan facility. This facility was arranged by ABN AMRO Bank N.V., with insurance cover to be provided from China Export & Credit Insurance Corporation, or Sinosure. The insurance coverage has now recently been approved by Sinosure. This credit facility will be used to finance a portion of the purchase price of three Capesize vessels (of which one vessel has been delivered for which we borrowed $26 million in bridge financing, a second vessel delivered during Q4 2015 and one vessel is currently under construction at Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding Co., Ltd., China for delivering in Q4 2015). The terms and conditions of this facility, including covenants, are similar to those in the Company’s existing credit facilities and customary for financings of this type. This facility supplants the commitment for the $230.3 Million Credit Facility, described in prior press releases, which would have been used to finance a portion of the purchase price of seven Capesize vessels.

Proposed $13.5 Million Upsize to the $42 Million Credit Facility

On September 30, 2015, we received a commitment from a leading European financial institution for a $13.5 million upsize to our original $42 million senior secured credit facility. The proceeds of the upsized commitment will finance a portion of the purchase price of one Ultramax vessel that was delivered to the Company in Q3 2015 from Imabari Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. This facility is expected to mature in September 2021. The terms and conditions of this facility, including covenants, are similar to those in the Company’s existing credit facilities and customary for facilities of this type. The closing of this loan facility is subject to customary conditions precedent, including the execution of definitive documentation.

Proposed $27.25 Million Credit Facility

On October 5, 2015, we received a commitment from ABN AMRO Bank N.V. for a $27.25 million senior secured loan facility. The proceeds of this facility are expected to finance a portion of the purchase price of two Ultramax vessels currently under construction at to Imabari Shipbuilding Co. Ltd., with expected deliveries in Q1 2016. This facility is expected to have two tranches, which are expected to mature 5 years from the date of drawdown of each vessel. The terms and conditions of this facility, including covenants, are similar to those in the Company’s existing credit facilities and customary for facilities of this type. The closing of this loan facility is subject to customary conditions precedent, including the execution of definitive documentation.

Summary of Voyages Fixed Thus Far in the Fourth Quarter of 2015

Below is a summary of the voyages fixed thus far in the fourth quarter of 2015:

  • For the Kamsarmax fleet: approximately $7,900 per day for 55% of the days
  • For the Ultramax fleet: approximately $7,900 per day for 56% of the days
  • For the Capesize fleet: approximately $11,900 per day for 81% of the days

Vessel Sale Program Update

During the three months ended September 30, 2015, we completed the sale of 11 newbuilding contracts that we had classified as assets held for sale at June 30, 2015, consisting of four LR2 newbuilding product tankers, two newbuilding Aframax tankers, three Capesize newbuilding vessels, one Kamsarmax newbuilding vessel and one Ultramax newbuilding vessel. This brings the total newbuilding contract sales to 20. We are no longer under any obligation for remaining contractual installments under those contracts.

Newbuilding Vessels Deliveries

Between July 1, 2015 and October 29, 2015 the Company has taken delivery from shipyards of the following newbuilding vessels:

  • SBI Echo, an Ultramax vessel, was delivered from Imabari Shipbuilding Co., Ltd.
  • SBI Montesino, a Capesize vessel, was delivered from Sungdong Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., Ltd.
  • SBI Lyra, an Ultramax vessel, was delivered from Dalian COSCO KHI Ship Engineering Co. Ltd.
  • SBI Rumba, a Kamsarmax vessel, was delivered from Imabari Shipbuilding Co., Ltd.
  • SBI Tango, an Ultramax vessel, was delivered from Imabari Shipbuilding Co., Ltd.
  • SBI Maia, an Ultramax vessel, was delivered from Nantong COSCO KHI Ship Engineering Co. Ltd.
  • SBI Subaru, an Ultramax vessel, was delivered from Dalian COSCO KHI Ship Engineering Co. Ltd.
  • SBI Hydra, an Ultramax vessel, was delivered from Nantong COSCO KHI Ship Engineering Co. Ltd.
  • SBI Capoeira, a Kamsarmax vessel, was delivered from Hudong-Zhonghua (Group) Co., Ltd.
  • SBI Electra, a Kamsarmax vessel, was delivered from Jiangsu Yangzijiang Shipbuilding Co., Ltd.
  • SBI Valrico, a Capesize vessel, was delivered from Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding Co., Ltd.
  • SBI Pegasus, an Ultramax vessel, was delivered from Chengxi Shipyard Co. Ltd.
  • SBI Carioca, an Ultramax vessel, was delivered from Hudong-Zhonghua (Group) Co., Ltd.
  • SBI Magnum, a Capesize vessel, was delivered from Sungdong Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., Ltd.
  • SBI Conga, a Kamsarmax vessel, was delivered from Hudong-Zhonghua (Group) Co., Ltd.
  • SBI Flamenco, a Kamsarmax vessel, was delivered from Jiangsu Yangzijiang Shipbuilding Co., Ltd.
  • SBI Ursa, an Ultramax vessel, was delivered from Dalian COSCO KHI Ship Engineering Co. Ltd.

Liquidity and Debt

We made the following drawdowns from our credit facilities during the three months ended September 30, 2015:

 

                                               Drawdown
                                               amount ($
                   Credit facility            thousands)   Collateral
        ------------------------------------ ----------- --------------
     1  $409 Million Credit Facility         $    14,988    SBI Echo
     2  $330 Million Credit Facility              15,000    SBI Lyra
     3  $411.3 Million Credit Facility            27,750  SBI Montesino
     4  $330 Million Credit Facility              15,000   SBI Subaru
     5  $330 Million Credit Facility              15,000    SBI Maia
     6  $330 Million Credit Facility              15,000  SBI Capoeira
     7  $330 Million Credit Facility              15,000    SBI Hydra
     8  $330 Million Credit Facility              15,000   SBI Pegasus
     9  $330 Million Credit Facility              15,000   SBI Carioca
     10 $42 Million Credit Facility               17,595    SBI Rumba

 

As of October 29, 2015, the Company had $237.6 million in cash and cash equivalents. As of October 29, 2015, the Company’s outstanding debt balance, and amount available to draw is as follows (dollars in thousands):

 

                                          As of
                                      September 30,
                                           2015      As of October 29, 2015
------------------------------------- ------------- -----------------------
                                          Amount       Amount      Amount
           Credit facility             outstanding  outstanding available *
------------------------------------- ------------- ----------- -----------
Senior Notes                          $      73,625$    73,625 $         -
$39.6 Million Credit Facility                31,453      31,453           -
$409 Million Credit Facility (1)             29,473      78,901     254,187
$330 Million Credit Facility (2)            148,125     163,125     150,000
$42 Million Credit Facility                  37,214      37,214           -
$67.5 Million Credit Facility (3)                 -      29,666      32,700
$411.3 Million Credit Facility (4)           56,325      84,225     102,420
$76.5 Million Credit Facility (5)                 -           -      76,500
$26 Million Credit Facility (6)              26,000      26,000           -
                                      ------------- ----------- -----------
Total available                       $     402,215$   524,209$   615,807
                                      ============= ===========
  Repayment of $26 Million Senior
   Secured Credit Facility                                          (26,000)
                                                                -----------
Total available                                                 $   589,807
                                                                ===========


*  Reflects the maximum loan amount available on undrawn vessels.
   (1) This credit facility was previously reduced by $73 million due to the
       sale of three Capesize vessels that were serving as partial security
       under the facility, and the addition of one Ultramax vessel to the
       security package under the facility.
   (2) As described above in this press release, one of the Ultramax vessels
       that was to collateralize this facility has been sold, and the credit
       facility was reduced by $15 million.
   (3) The amount available to the Company was and will continue to be
       reduced by the advance payment of principal installments to be made
       during 2016 on amounts borrowed currently expected to be
       approximately $1.1 million.
   (4) As described above in this press release, one of the Capesize vessels
       that was to collateralize this facility has been sold, and the credit
       facility was reduced by $34 million. The credit facility was
       previously reduced by $171 million due to the removal from financing
       under this facility of five Capesize newbuilding vessels that we had
       agreed to convert into product tankers.
   (5) As described above in this press release.
   (6) This is a credit facility which matures on October 30, 2015. This
       financing is short-term in nature and must be repaid to draw down on
       the $76.5 Million Credit Facility.

 

Newbuilding Program

Our Newbuilding Program consists of contracts for the construction of 60 dry bulk vessels, comprised of 28 Ultramax newbuildings, 21 Kamsarmax newbuilding and 11 Capesize newbuildings. Of this total, through October 29, 2015, we have taken delivery of five Capesize, nine Kamsarmax and 12 Ultramax vessels. The aggregate construction price for the remaining 34 dry bulk vessels is $1,163.6 million. Of this amount, $645.7 million remains unpaid as of October 29, 2015 and is scheduled to be paid in installments through the delivery dates of each vessel. The estimated future payment dates and amounts are as follows (dollars in millions) (1):

 

                           Q4 2015      $     119.8 (2)
                           Q1 2016            293.0
                           Q2 2016            153.3
                           Q3 2016             79.6
                                        -----------
                                        $     645.7
                                        ===========

(1) These are estimates only and are subject to change as construction
    progresses.
(2) Relates to payments expected to be made from October 29, 2015 to
    December 31, 2015. This excludes $145.9 million paid from October 1 to
    October 29, 2015.

 

Explanation of Components of Financial Results for the three months ended September 30, 2015 and 2014

For the three months ended September 30, 2015 and 2014, the Company recorded a net loss of $18.1 million and $18.9 million, respectively.

Time charter equivalent, or TCE revenue, a Non-GAAP measure, is vessel revenues less voyage expenses (including bunkers and port charges). TCE revenue is included herein because it is a standard shipping industry performance measure used primarily to compare period-to-period changes in a shipping company’s performance irrespective of changes in the mix of charter types (i.e., spot charters, time charters, and pool charters), and it provides useful information to investors and management.

TCE revenue was $15.2 million for the three months ended September 30, 2015, associated with 12 vessels time chartered-in and 16 vessels owned comprised of four Kamsarmax vessels, nine Ultramax vessels and three Capesize vessels, compared to TCE revenue of $12.4 million during the three months ended September 30, 2014, associated with chartering in 22 vessels and one owned vessel. TCE revenue per day was $7,875 and $6,941 for the three months ended September 30, 2015 and 2014, respectively (see the breakdown of daily TCE averages below). The increase in TCE revenue during the three months ended September 30, 2015 compared to the prior year period is primarily attributable to increases in daily TCE rates and revenue days associated with the increase in vessels during the three months ended September 30, 2015 compared to the three months ended September 30, 2014.

Vessel operating costs for the three months ended September 30, 2015 were $7.3 million related to 16 vessels owned during the three months ended September 30, 2015. Vessel operating costs for the three months ended September 30, 2014 were $0.4 million related to two Kamsarmax vessels owned during the three months ended September 30, 2014.

Charterhire expense was $11.3 million and $22.9 million for the three months ended September 30, 2015 and 2014, respectively, relating to the time chartered-in vessels including those described below. Such decrease during the three months ended September 30, 2015 compared to the prior year period relates to a fewer number of vessels time chartered-in during the current year. See the Company’s Fleet List below for the terms of these agreements.

Depreciation for the three months ended September 30, 2015 was $3.5 million and relates to 16 vessels owned. Depreciation for the three months ended September 30, 2014 was $0.1 million and relates to two vessels owned during the three months ended September 30, 2014.

General and administrative expense was $8.9 million for the three months ended September 30, 2015. Such amount included $6.3 million restricted stock amortization and the balance primarily related to payroll, directors’ fees, professional fees and insurance. General and administrative expense was $8.0 million for the three months ended September 30, 2014, which included $6.3 million of noncash restricted stock amortization.

During the three months ended September 30, 2015 the Company recorded a loss of $0.3 million associated with the incremental write downs and sale of certain construction contracts classified as held for sale at June 30, 2015. The 11 contracts to construct vessels classified as assets held for sale as of June were sold during the three months ended September 30, 2015.

During the three months ended September 30, 2015, the Company recorded a $1.4 million loss associated with writing off a portion of deferred financing costs accumulated on two credit facilities for which the commitments were reduced pursuant to the removal from the facilities of certain vessels that have been sold.

Explanation of Components of Financial Results for the nine months ended September 30, 2015 and 2014

For the nine months ended September 30, 2015 and 2014, the Company recorded a net loss of $208.8 million and $44.6 million, respectively.

TCE revenue was $40.5 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2015, associated with 20 vessels time chartered-in and 16 vessels owned compared to TCE revenue of $27.8 million during the nine months ended September 30, 2014, associated with 24 time chartered-in vessels and one owned vessel. TCE revenue per day was $7,145 and $7,570 for the nine months ended September 30, 2015 and 2014, respectively (see the breakdown of daily TCE averages below). The decrease in TCE revenue per day is due to the weakness in the dry bulk market. The increase in TCE revenue during the nine months ended September 30, 2015 compared to the prior year period is primarily attributable to the increase in the number of revenue days associated with the increase in vessels, which increased to 5,669 days during the nine months ended September 30, 2015 compared to 3,677 days during the prior year period.

Vessel operating costs for the nine months ended September 30, 2015 was $14.8 million related to 16 vessels owned. Vessel operating costs for the nine months ended September 30, 2014 were $0.4 million related to two vessels owned during the nine months ended September 30, 2014.

Charterhire expense was $41.1 million and $49.5 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2015 and 2014, respectively, relating to the time chartered-in vessels including those described below. This decrease is due to fewer f days for which vessels were chartered-in during the 2015 period compared to the 2014 period. See the Company’s Fleet List below for the terms of these agreements.

Depreciation for the nine months ended September 30, 2015 was $7.7 million and 16 vessels owned. Depreciation for the nine months ended September 30, 2014 was $0.1 million relates to two vessels owned during the nine months ended September 30, 2014.

General and administrative expense was $25.8 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2015. Such amount included $18.5 million of noncash restricted stock amortization and the balance primarily related to payroll, directors’ fees, professional fees and insurance. General and administrative expense was $23.4 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2014. Such amount included $17.6 million of noncash restricted stock amortization and the balance primarily related to payroll, directors’ fees, professional fees and insurance.

During the nine months ended September 30, 2015, the Company recorded a loss of $151.7 million associated with writing down 13 contracts to construct vessels that the Company has classified as held for sale during the nine months ended September 30, 2015, as well as incremental write downs of certain construction contracts classified as held for sale at December 31, 2014.

During the nine months ended September 30, 2015, the Company recorded a $7.3 million loss associated with writing off a portion of deferred financing costs accumulated on four credit facilities for which the commitments were reduced pursuant to the removal from the facility of certain vessels that have sold.

 

                   Scorpio Bulkers Inc. and Subsidiaries
             Consolidated Statements of Operations (unaudited)
               (Dollars in thousands, except per share data)

                     Three Months  Three Months   Nine months   Nine months
                         Ended         Ended         ended         ended
                     September 30, September 30, September 30, September 30,
                         2015          2014          2015          2014
                     ------------  ------------  ------------  ------------
Revenue:
  Vessel revenue     $     15,182$     12,608$     40,504$     31,255
                     ------------  ------------  ------------  ------------
Operating expenses:
  Voyage expenses               -           238             -         3,418
  Vessel operating
   costs                    7,306           382        14,788           382
  Charterhire
   expense                 11,348        22,906        41,077        49,468
  Vessel
   depreciation             3,535           117         7,665           117
  General and
   administrative
   expenses                 8,894         8,034        25,776        23,385
  Loss / write down
   on assets held
   for sale                   324             -       151,679             -
                     ------------  ------------  ------------  ------------
Total operating
 expenses                  31,407        31,677       240,985        76,770
                     ------------  ------------  ------------  ------------
Operating loss            (16,225)      (19,069)     (200,481)      (45,515)
                     ------------  ------------  ------------  ------------
Other (expense)
 income:
  Interest income             148           129           277           922
  Foreign exchange
   (loss) gain                (26)            5             6             -
  Financial expense,
   net                     (1,949)           26        (8,565)           26
                     ------------  ------------  ------------  ------------
Total other
 (expense) income          (1,827)          160        (8,282)          948
                     ------------  ------------  ------------  ------------
Net loss             $    (18,052)$    (18,909)$   (208,763)$    (44,567)
                     ============  ============  ============  ============

Loss per common
 share- basic and
 diluted (1)         $      (0.06)$      (0.14)$      (0.90)$      (0.34)
Weighted-average
 shares outstanding-
 basic and diluted
 (1)                  327,327,681   133,248,016   232,703,180   133,034,280

(1) Diluted weighted average shares outstanding excludes the impact of
    restricted shares for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2015
    and 2014, as the impact would be anti-dilutive since the company is in a
    net loss position.


                   Scorpio Bulkers Inc. and Subsidiaries
                  Consolidated Balance Sheets (unaudited)
               (Dollars in thousands, except per share data)

                                               September 30,   December 31,
                                                    2015           2014
                                               -------------  -------------
Current assets
  Cash and cash equivalents                    $     274,089$     272,673
  Due from charterers                                  4,152         11,096
  Due from related party                                   -         31,277
  Prepaid expenses and other current assets            4,923          3,872
  Assets held for sale                                     -         43,781
                                               -------------  -------------
Total current assets                                 283,164        362,699
                                               -------------  -------------
Non-current assets
  Vessels, net                                       577,226         66,633
  Vessels under construction                         747,511        866,844
  Deferred financing costs, net                       11,170          3,181
  Other assets                                        32,324         24,848
                                               -------------  -------------
  Total non-current assets                         1,368,231        961,506
                                               -------------  -------------
Total assets                                   $   1,651,395$   1,324,205
                                               =============  =============

Liabilities and shareholders' equity
Current liabilities
  Bank loans                                   $      49,355$       3,300
  Accounts payable and accrued expenses               19,425         17,042
                                               -------------  -------------
Total current liabilities                             68,780         20,342
                                               -------------  -------------
Non-current liabilities
  Bank loans                                         279,235         30,250
  Senior Notes                                        73,625         73,625
                                               -------------  -------------
Total non-current liabilities                        352,860        103,875
                                               -------------  -------------
Total liabilities                                    421,640        124,217
                                               -------------  -------------
Shareholders' equity
  Common stock, $0.01 par value per share;
   authorized 450,000,000 shares; issued and
   outstanding 343,962,937 and 180,299,695
   shares as of September 30, 2015 and
   December 31, 2014, respectively                     3,440          1,803
  Paid-in capital                                  1,557,950      1,321,057
  Accumulated deficit                               (331,635)      (122,872)
                                               -------------  -------------
Total shareholders' equity                         1,229,755      1,199,988
                                               -------------  -------------
Total liabilities and shareholders' equity     $   1,651,395$   1,324,205
                                               =============  =============


                   Scorpio Bulkers Inc. and Subsidiaries
                    Statements of Cash Flows (unaudited)
                           (Dollars in thousands)

                                                Nine months    Nine months
                                                   ended          ended
                                               September 30,  September 30,
                                                    2015           2014
                                               -------------  -------------
Operating activities
Net loss                                       $    (208,763)$     (44,567)
Adjustment to reconcile net loss to net cash
 used by operating activities:
  Restricted stock amortization                       18,514         17,579
  Vessel depreciation                                  7,665            117
  Amortization of deferred financing costs             1,095             10
  Write off of deferred financing costs                7,348              -
  Loss / write down on assets held for sale          151,679              -
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:
  Decrease (increase) in amounts due from
   charterers                                          2,494        (22,081)
  Increase in prepaid expenses and other
   current assets                                     (1,051)        (2,756)
  Increase in accounts payable and accrued
   expenses                                            3,634          2,642
                                               -------------  -------------
Net cash used in operating activities                (17,385)       (49,056)
                                               -------------  -------------
Investing activities
  Security deposit refunded on assets held for
   sale                                               31,277              -
  Proceed from sale of assets held for sale          171,093              -
  Payments on assets held for sale                   (52,883)             -
  Payments for vessels and vessels under
   construction                                     (623,903)      (562,781)
                                               -------------  -------------
Net cash used in investing activities               (474,416)      (562,781)
                                               -------------  -------------
Financing activities
  Proceeds from issuance of common stock             218,156         42,345
  Proceeds from issuance of long-term debt           300,295              -
  Proceeds from Senior Notes offering                      -         65,000
  Repayments of long-term debt                        (5,255)             -
  Debt issue costs paid                              (19,979)       (10,819)
                                               -------------  -------------
Net cash provided by financing activities            493,217         96,526
                                               -------------  -------------
Increase (decrease) in cash and cash
 equivalents                                           1,416       (515,311)
Cash at cash equivalents, beginning of period        272,673        733,596
                                               -------------  -------------
Cash and cash equivalents, end of period       $     274,089$     218,285
                                               =============  =============


                    Scorpio Bulkers Inc. and Subsidiaries
                      Other Operating Data (unaudited)
                           (Dollars in thousands)

                      Three Months  Three Months  Nine months   Nine months
                         Ended         Ended         ended         ended
                     September 30, September 30, September 30, September 30,
                          2015          2014          2015          2014
                     ------------- ------------- ------------- -------------
Time Charter
 Equivalent Revenue
 (1):
  Vessel revenue     $      15,182$      12,608$      40,504$      31,255
  Voyage expenses                -           238             -         3,418
                     ------------- ------------- ------------- -------------
  Time charter
   equivalent
   revenue           $      15,182$      12,370$      40,504$      27,837
                     ============= ============= ============= =============
Time charter
 equivalent revenue
 attributable to:
  Kamsarmax          $       6,006$       9,459$      19,335$      21,486
  Ultramax                   6,459         2,911        16,240         6,351
  Capesize                   2,717             -         4,929             -
                     ------------- ------------- ------------- -------------
                     $      15,182$      12,370$      40,504$      27,837
                     ============= ============= ============= =============
Revenue days:
  Kamsarmax                    754         1,397         2,861         2,957
  Ultramax                     923           385         2,363           720
  Capesize                     251             -           445             -
                     ------------- ------------- ------------- -------------
Combined                     1,928         1,782         5,669         3,677
                     ============= ============= ============= =============
TCE per revenue day
 (1):
  Kamsarmax          $       7,966$       6,771$       6,758$       7,266
  Ultramax           $       6,996$       7,561$       6,874$       8,816
  Capesize           $      10,825 $           - $      11,071 $           -
  Combined           $       7,875$       6,941$       7,145$       7,570

(1) We define Time Charter Equivalent (TCE) revenue as voyage revenues less
    voyage expenses. Such TCE revenue, divided by the number of our
    available days during the period, or revenue days, is TCE per revenue
    day, which is consistent with industry standards. TCE per revenue day is
    a common shipping industry performance measure used primarily to compare
    daily earnings generated by vessels on time charters with daily earnings
    generated by vessels on voyage charters, because charter hire rates for
    vessels on voyage charters are generally not expressed in per-day
    amounts while charter hire rates for vessels on time charters generally
    are expressed in such amounts.

 

Fleet List as of October 29, 2015

Newbuilding Program

Owned vessels delivered from shipyards

 

          Vessel Name           Year Built        DWT  Vessel Type
------------------------------ ------------ --------- ------------
SBI Puro                           2015       180,000   Capesize
SBI Camacho                        2015       180,000   Capesize
SBI Montesino                      2015       180,000   Capesize
SBI Valrico                        2015       180,000   Capesize
SBI Magnum                         2015       180,000   Capesize
                                            ---------
        Total Capesize                        900,000
SBI Cakewalk                       2014        82,000   Kamsarmax
SBI Charleston                     2014        82,000   Kamsarmax
SBI Samba                          2015        84,000   Kamsarmax
SBI Rumba                          2015        84,000   Kamsarmax
SBI Capoeira                       2015        82,000   Kamsarmax
SBI Electra                        2015        82,000   Kamsarmax
SBI Carioca                        2015        82,000   Kamsarmax
SBI Conga                          2015        82,000   Kamsarmax
SBI Flamenco                       2015        82,000   Kamsarmax
                                            ---------
        Total Kamsarmax                       742,000
SBI Antares                        2015        61,000   Ultramax
SBI Athena                         2015        64,000   Ultramax
SBI Bravo                          2015        61,000   Ultramax
SBI Leo                            2015        61,000   Ultramax
SBI Echo                           2015        61,000   Ultramax
SBI Lyra                           2015        61,000   Ultramax
SBI Tango                          2015        61,000   Ultramax
SBI Maia                           2015        61,000   Ultramax
SBI Hydra                          2015        61,000   Ultramax
SBI Subaru                         2015        61,000   Ultramax
SBI Pegasus                        2015        64,000   Ultramax
SBI Ursa                           2015        61,000   Ultramax
                                            ---------
        Total Ultramax                        738,000
                                            ---------
Total Owned Vessels DWT                     2,380,000
                                            =========

 

Vessels under construction

 

Capesize
                                           Expected
                Vessel Name              Delivery (1)       DWT   Shipyard
   ------------------------------------- ------------ --------- ------------
 1 Hull H1311 - TBN SBI Maduro               Q4-15      180,000  Waigaoqiao
 2 Hull S1212 - TBN SBI Montecristo          Q1-16      180,000   Sungdong
 3 Hull S1213 - TBN SBI Aroma                Q1-16      180,000   Sungdong
 4 Hull S1214 - TBN SBI Cohiba               Q1-16      180,000   Sungdong
 5 Hull HN1058 - TBN SBI Behike              Q1-16      180,000    Daehan
 6 Hull HN1059 - TBN SBI Monterrey           Q1-16      180,000    Daehan
                                                      ---------
   Capesize NB DWT                                    1,080,000
                                                      ---------

Kamsarmax

                                           Expected
                Vessel Name              Delivery (1)       DWT   Shipyard
   ------------------------------------- ------------ --------- ------------
 1 Hull 1092 - TBN SBI Rock                  Q4-15       82,000  Yangzijiang
 2 Hull 1093 - TBN SBI Twist                 Q1-16       82,000  Yangzijiang
 3 Hull S1723A - TBN SBI Bolero              Q4-15       82,000    Hudong
 4 Hull S1724A - TBN SBI Sousta              Q4-15       82,000    Hudong
 5 Hull S1725A - TBN SBI Reggae              Q1-16       82,000    Hudong
 6 Hull S1726A - TBN SBI Zumba               Q1-16       82,000    Hudong
 7 Hull S1231 - TBN SBI Macarena             Q2-16       82,000    Hudong
 8 Hull S1735A - TBN SBI Parapara            Q1-16       82,000    Hudong
 9 Hull S1736A - TBN SBI Mazurka             Q2-16       82,000    Hudong
10 Hull S1230 - TBN SBI Lambada              Q1-16       82,000    Hudong
11 Hull S1232 - TBN SBI Swing                Q3-16       82,000    Hudong
12 Hull S1233 - TBN SBI Jive                 Q3-16       82,000    Hudong
                                                      ---------
   Kamsarmax NB DWT                                     984,000
                                                      ---------

  Ultramax

                                           Expected
                Vessel Name              Delivery (1)       DWT   Shipyard
   ------------------------------------- ------------ --------- ------------
 1 Hull 1907 - TBN SBI Hera                  Q2-16       60,200    Mitsui
 2 Hull 1906 - TBN SBI Zeus                  Q2-16       60,200    Mitsui
 3 Hull 1911 - TBN SBI Poseidon              Q2-16       60,200    Mitsui
 4 Hull 1912 - TBN SBI Apollo                Q2-16       60,200    Mitsui
 5 Hull S-A098 - TBN SBI Achilles            Q1-16       61,000    Imabari
 6 Hull S-A089 - TBN SBI Cronos              Q4-15       61,000    Imabari
 7 Hull S-A090 - TBN SBI Hermes              Q1-16       61,000    Imabari
 8 Hull NE194 - TBN SBI Hyperion             Q2-16       61,000     Nacks
 9 Hull NE195 - TBN SBI Tethys               Q2-16       61,000     Nacks
10 Hull CX0612 - TBN SBI Thalia              Q4-15       64,000    Chengxi
11 Hull CX0653 - TBN SBI Hercules            Q1-16       64,000    Chengxi
12 Hull CX0627 - TBN SBI Perseus             Q1-16       64,000    Chengxi
13 Hull CX0655 - TBN SBI Samson              Q2-16       64,000    Chengxi
14 Hull CX0613 - TBN SBI Phoebe              Q3-16       64,000    Chengxi
15 Hull CX0656 - TBN SBI Phoenix             Q3-16       64,000    Chengxi
16 Hull CX0652 - TBN SBI Orion               Q4-15       64,000    Chengxi
                                                      ---------
   Ultramax NB DWT                                      993,800
                                                      ---------
   Total Newbuild DWT                                 3,057,800
                                                      =========

 

As used in this earnings release “Daehan” refers to Daehan Shipbuilding Co., Ltd., “Chengxi” refers to Chengxi Shipyard Co., Ltd., “Hudong” refers to Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding (Group) Co., Inc., “Imabari” refers to Imabari Shipbuilding Co. Ltd., “Mitsui” refers to Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co. Ltd., “Nacks” refers to Nantong COSCO KHI Ship Engineering Co., Ltd., “Sungdong” refers to Sungdong Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., Ltd., “Waigaoqiao” refers to Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding Co., Ltd., and “Yangzijiang” refers to Jiangsu Yangzijiang Shipbuilding Co. Ltd.

 

(1) Expected delivery date relates to the quarter during which each vessel
    is currently expected to be delivered from the shipyard.

 

Time chartered-in vessels

The Company has time chartered-in 10 dry bulk vessels. The terms of the time charter-in contracts are summarized as follows:

 

                     Year                         Daily Base     Earliest
    Vessel Type     Built    DWT    Where Built      Rate         Expiry
------------------ ------- ------- ------------ ------------- --------------
Post-Panamax         2012   98,700     China    $      13,000 22-Dec-16 (1)
Post-Panamax         2009   93,000     China     See Note (2) 01-Jul-16 (2)
Kamsarmax            2012   82,000  South Korea $      15,500 30-Jul-17 (3)
Kamsarmax            2011   81,500  South Korea $      15,000 14-Jan-16 (4)
Panamax              2004   77,500     China    $      14,000 03-Jan-17 (5)
Ultramax             2010   61,000     Japan    $      14,200 29-Jan-17 (6)
Supramax             2010   58,000     China    $      14,250 02-Dec-15 (7)
Supramax             2008   58,000     China    $      12,250 12-Jun-16 (8)
Supramax             2015   55,000     Japan    $      14,000 01-Dec-17 (9)
Handymax             2002   48,500     Japan    $      12,000 16-Mar-17 (10)
                           -------
      Total TC DWT         713,200
                           =======

(1)  This vessel has been time chartered-in for 21 to 25 months at the
     Company's option at $13,000 per day. The Company has the option to
     extend this time charter for one year at $14,000 per day. The vessel
     was delivered February 22, 2015.
(2)  This vessel has been time chartered-in for ten to 14 months at the
     Company's option at a rate of 90% of the Baltic Panamax 4TC Index. The
     Company has the option to extend this time charter for an additional
     ten to 14 months at the same rate of hire. The vessel was delivered on
     July 9, 2014.
(3)  This vessel has been time chartered-in for 39 to 44 months at the
     Company's option at $15,500 per day. The Company has the option to
     extend this time charter for one year at $16,300 per day. The vessel
     was delivered on April 23, 2014.
(4)  This vessel has been time chartered-in for 23 to 28 months at the
     Company's option at $15,000 per day. The Company has the option to
     extend the charter for an additional 11 to 13 months at $16,000 per
     day. The vessel was delivered on February 15, 2014.
(5)  This vessel has been time chartered-in for 32 to 38 months at the
     Company's option at $14,000 per day. The vessel was delivered on May 3,
     2014.
(6)  This vessel has been time chartered-in for three years at $14,200 per
     day. The Company has options to extend the charter for up to three
     consecutive one year periods at $15,200 per day, $16,200 per day and
     $17,200 per day, respectively. The vessel was delivered on April 13,
     2014.
(7)  This vessel has been time chartered-in for 20 to 24 months at the
     Company's option at $14,250 per day. The Company has the option to
     extend the charter for an additional ten to 12 months at $14,850 per
     day. The vessel was delivered on April 12, 2014.
(8)  This vessel has been time chartered-in for 21 to 25 months at the
     Company's option at $12,250 per day. The Company has the option to
     extend this time charter for one year at $13,000 per day. The vessel
     was delivered on September 13, 2014.
(9)  This vessel has been time chartered-in for three years at $14,000 per
     day. The Company has options to extend the charter for up to two
     consecutive one year periods at $15,000 per day and $16,000 per day,
     respectively. The vessel was delivered January 27, 2015.
(10) This vessel has been time chartered-in for 34 to 37 months at the
     Company's option at $12,000 per day. The Company has options to extend
     the charter for up to three consecutive one year periods at $12,750 per
     day, $13,600 per day and $14,800 per day, respectively. The vessel was
     delivered on March 31, 2014.

 

Conference Call Details:

Monday, November 2, 2015 at 10:00 AM, Eastern Standard Time and 4:00 PM Central European Time.

Participants should dial into the call 10 minutes before the scheduled time using the following numbers: 1 (888)-791-4319 (U.S.) or 1 (913)-312-1422 (International). The conference participant passcode is 4691785. 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.

Slides and Audio Webcast:
There will also be a simultaneous live webcast over the internet, through the Scorpio Bulkers Inc. website www.scorpiobulkers.com. Participants to the live webcast should register on the website approximately 10 minutes prior to the start of the webcast.

Webcast URL: http://www.visualwebcaster.com/event.asp?id=102923

About Scorpio Bulkers Inc.
Scorpio Bulkers Inc. is a provider of marine transportation of dry bulk commodities. Scorpio Bulkers Inc. currently owns 26 vessels, consisting of five Capesize, nine Kamsarmax vessels and 12 Ultramax vessels. The Company also time charters-in ten dry bulk vessels (consisting of one Handymax, one Ultramax, three Supramax, one Panamax, two Kamsarmax and two Post-Panamax vessels) and has contracted for 34 dry bulk vessels consisting of six Capesize vessels, 12 Kamsarmax and 16 Ultramax), from shipyards in Japan, South Korea and China. Upon final delivery of all of the vessels the owned fleet is expected to have a total carrying capacity of approximately 5.4 million deadweight tonnes. Additional information about the Company is available on the Company’s website www.scorpiobulkers.com, which is not a part of this press release.

Non-GAAP Measures

This press release describes adjusted net loss and related per share amounts, which is not a measure prepared in accordance with GAAP. We believe the non-GAAP measure presented in this press release provides investors with a means of evaluating and understanding how the Company’s management evaluates the Company’s 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 GAAP.

Adjusted net loss

In thousands, except per share data

 

                              For the three months ended September 30,
                                   2015                      2014
                         ------------------------  ------------------------
                            Amount     Per share      Amount     Per share
                         (unaudited)  (unaudited)  (unaudited)  (unaudited)
                         -----------  -----------  -----------  -----------
Net loss                 $   (18,052)$     (0.06)$   (18,909)$     (0.14)
Adjustments:
  Loss / write down on
   assets held for sale          324            -            -            -
  Write down of deferred
   financing cost              1,380         0.01            -            -
                         -----------  -----------  -----------  -----------
Total adjustments              1,704         0.01            -            -
                         -----------  -----------  -----------  -----------
Adjusted net loss        $   (16,348)$     (0.05)$   (18,909)$     (0.14)
                         ===========  ===========  ===========  ===========

                               For the nine months ended September 30,
                                   2015                      2014
                         ------------------------  ------------------------
                            Amount     Per share      Amount     Per share
                         (unaudited)  (unaudited)  (unaudited)  (unaudited)
                         -----------  -----------  -----------  -----------
Net loss                 $  (208,763)$     (0.90)$   (44,567)$     (0.34)
Adjustments:
  Loss / write down on
   assets held for sale      151,679         0.65            -            -
  Write down of deferred
   financing cost              7,348         0.03            -            -
                         -----------  -----------  -----------  -----------
Total adjustments            159,027         0.68            -            -
                         -----------  -----------  -----------  -----------
Adjusted net loss        $   (49,736)$     (0.22)$   (44,567)$     (0.34)
                         ===========  ===========  ===========  ===========

 

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,” “intend,” “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 dry bulk vessel capacity, changes in our operating expenses, including bunker prices, drydocking and insurance costs, the market for our vessels, 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 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.

Contact:

Scorpio Bulkers Inc.
+377-9798-5715 (Monaco)
+1-646-432-1675 (New York)

Source: Scorpio Bulkers Inc.