Castor Maritime Inc. Reports Net income of $27.8 Million for the Three Months Ended June 30, 2022 and $47.7 Million Net income for the Six Months Ended June 30, 2022.

Limassol, Cyprus - August 9, 2022

Castor Maritime Inc. (NASDAQ: CTRM) (“Castor” or the “Company”), a diversified global shipping company, today announced its results for the three months and six months ended June 30, 2022.

Highlights of the Second Quarter Ended June 30, 2022:

• Revenues, net: $67.5 million for the three months ended June 30, 2022, as compared to $21.8 million for the three months ended June 30, 2021, or a 209.6% increase;

• Net income: $27.8 million for the three months ended June 30, 2022, as compared to $6.5 million for the three months ended June 30, 2021, or a 327.7% increase;

• Earnings per common share: $0.29 earnings per share for the three months ended June 30, 2022, as compared to earnings per share of $0.07 for the three months ended June 30, 2021;

• EBITDA(1): $36.0 million for the three months ended June 30, 2022, as compared to $10.0 million for the three months ended June 30, 2021;

• Cash and restricted cash of $115.3 million as of June 30, 2022, as compared to $43.4 million as of December 31, 2021; and

• Delivery of the M/T Wonder Arcturus to its new owners on July 15, 2022, after entering into an agreement to sell the vessel on May 9, 2022 for $13.15 million, resulting in an expected capital gain of $3.7 million before expenses in the third quarter of 2022.

Earnings Highlights of the Six Months Ended June 30, 2022:

• Revenues, net: $122.1 million for the six months ended June 30, 2022, as compared to $28.8 million for the six months ended June 30, 2021, or a 324.0% increase;

• Net income: Net income of $47.7 million for the six months ended June 30, 2022, as compared to net income of $7.6 million for the six months ended June 30, 2021, or a 527.6% increase;

• Earnings per common share: $0.50 earnings per share for the six months ended June 30, 2022, as compared to earnings per share of $0.10 for the six months ended June 30, 2021; and

• EBITDA(1): $63.9 million for the six months ended June 30, 2022, as compared to $12.6 million for the six months ended June 30, 2021.

(1) EBITDA is not a recognized measure under United States generally accepted accounting principles (“U.S. GAAP”). Please refer to Appendix B for the definition and reconciliation of this measure to the most directly comparable financial measure calculated and presented in accordance with U.S. GAAP.

Management Commentary:

Mr. Petros Panagiotidis, Chief Executive Officer of Castor commented:
"In the second quarter of 2022, we enjoyed the improvement of the Aframax and Handysize tanker segments earnings along with another robust quarter in the dry cargo market, with the result of Castor reporting a record net income of approximately $28 million. Our balance sheet is strong with a healthy liquidity position and low leverage. As of June 30, 2022, our free cash was approximately $104 million, which compares with total assets of $552.4 million and the Company’s market capitalization of approximately $126.8 million as of end of the first half of 2022. We continue to generate healthy cash flows, with $52.8 million of cash generated from our operations in the first half of 2022.

We did not sell any common shares under the ATM Program, which expired in June 2022, during the second quarter of 2022 and up to the date of this release. We will continue to seek attractive acquisition opportunities across the shipping space to further pursue Castor’s growth trajectory."

Earnings Commentary:

Second Quarter ended June 30, 2022, and 2021 Results
Vessel revenues, net of charterers’ commissions, for the three months ended June 30, 2022, increased to $67.5 million from $21.8 million in the same period of 2021. This increase was largely driven by the increase in our Available Days (defined below) from 1,420 in the three months ended June 30, 2021, to 2,565 in the three months ended June 30, 2022, following the increase in the size of our fleet. The increase in vessel revenues during the three months ended June 30, 2022, as compared with the same period of 2021, was further underpinned by the continuing solid performance of the dry bulk shipping market and the improved Aframax and Handysize tanker vessel earnings as compared to the same period of 2021.

The increase in voyage expenses, to $11.8 million in the three months ended June 30, 2022, from $1.4 million in the same period of 2021, is mainly associated with the expansion of our tanker fleet. The expansion of our tanker fleet resulted in: (i) increased bunkers consumption and port expenses during the three months ended June 30, 2022, as our larger tanker fleet operated mostly under voyage charters (under which we bear such expenses) during the three months ended June 30, 2022, compared to the three months ended June 30, 2021 when our tankers were primarily employed under time charter contracts (under which case such expenses are borne by our charterers), and (ii) increased brokerage commission expenses, corresponding to the increase in vessel revenues discussed above.

The increase in vessel operating expenses by $8.4 million, from $8.0 million in the three months ended June 30, 2021 to $16.4 million in the same period of 2022, as well as the increase in vessels’ depreciation and amortization costs by $3.1 million, from $3.0 million in the three months ended June 30, 2021 to $6.1 million in the same period of 2022, mainly reflect the increase in our Ownership Days following the expansion of our fleet and increased maintenance and insurance costs for certain of our vessels.

General and administrative expenses in the three months ended June 30, 2022, amounted to $1.1 million, whereas, in the same period of 2021 general and administrative expenses totaled $0.7 million. This increase stemmed from higher corporate fees primarily due to the growth of our company.

Management fees in the three months ended June 30, 2022, amounted to $2.2 million, whereas, in the same period of 2021 management fees totaled $1.8 million. This increase in management fees is due to the substantial increase in our Ownership Days for which our managers charge us with a daily management fee, following the acquisitions discussed above.

During the three months ended June 30, 2022, we incurred net interest costs and finance costs amounting to $1.7 million compared to $0.5 million during the same period in 2021. The increase is due to our higher level of weighted average indebtedness during the three months ended June 30, 2022, as compared with the same period of 2021.



Recent Financial and Business Developments Commentary:

Equity update
On June 15, 2022, the amended and restated equity distribution agreement with the agent under our at-the-market common stock offering program (“ATM Program”) expired. From January 1, 2022 to date, no sales of common shares took place under the ATM Program and there have been no warrant exercises under our outstanding warrant schemes. As of August 5, 2022, we had issued and outstanding 94,610,088 common shares.

Liquidity/ Financing/ Cash flow update
Our consolidated cash position as of June 30, 2022, increased by $71.9 million, to $115.3 million, as compared with our cash position on December 31, 2021. During the six-month period ended June 30, 2022, our cash position improved mainly as a result of: (i) $52.8 million of net operating cash flows generated, and (ii) net financing cash inflows of approximately $54.3 million following our entry into one secured loan facility in January 2022. From these amounts, during the six months ended June 30, 2022, we used $23.1 million to fund the acquisition of the M/V Magic Callisto and other capital expenditures of our fleet, whereas $12.1 million were used for scheduled principal repayments of our debt.

As of June 30, 2022, our total debt, gross of unamortized deferred loan fees, was $146.7 million of which $30.3 million is repayable within one year, as compared to $103.8 million of gross total debt as of December 31, 2021.

Completion of sale of the M/T Wonder Arcturus
On July 15, 2022, we completed the previously announced sale of the M/T Wonder Arcturus by delivering the vessel to its new owners. The Company expects to record during the third quarter of 2022 a gain on the sale of the subject vessel of approximately $3.7 million, excluding any transaction related costs.

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