Stamford, Conn. - March 4, 2021
Eagle Bulk Shipping Inc. (NASDAQ: EGLE) (“Eagle Bulk” or the “Company”), one of the world’s largest owner-operators within the Supramax/Ultramax drybulk segment, today reported financial results for the three months and year ended December 31, 2020.
Highlights for the Quarter:
• Revenues, net of $75.2 million
◦ TCE revenues (1) for the quarter equated to $47.9 million.
◦ Achieved TCE (1) of $11,190/day for the quarter versus the Adjusted net BSI (2) at $10,229/day
• Realized a net income of $0.1 million, or $0.01 per basic and diluted share
• Adjusted EBITDA(1) of $22.0 million
• Raised $23.5 million, net, in new equity on December 18, 2020
• Executed agreements to purchase three modern scrubber-fitted SDARI-64 Ultramax bulkcarriers constructed at Chengxi Shipyard Co. Ltd. for a total purchase price of $50.2 million
• Executed agreements to purchase four additional vessels:
◦ One 2017-built scrubber-fitted SDARI-64 Ultramax bulkcarrier constructed at Chengxi Shipyard Co. Ltd. for $15.0 million in cash and a warrant for 212,315 EGLE shares (January 28, 2021)
◦ Three 2011-built CROWN-58 Supramax bulkcarriers constructed at Yangzhou Dayang Shipbuilding Co., Ltd for $21.2 million in cash and a warrant for 329,583 EGLE shares (February 11, 2021)
• Looking ahead, fixed 93% of Q1 2021 available days at an average TCE of $15,085 as of March 4, 2021
Gary Vogel, Eagle Bulk’s CEO, commented, “On the back of an improving macroeconomic landscape and our positive drybulk market outlook, we acquired a total of seven vessels over the past few months, bringing our proforma fleet to 52 ships, the highest in Eagle’s history. We have purchased 27 vessels and sold 19 since we began our fleet renewal and growth initiative. The result is a fleet with significantly increased earnings potential, as well as a lower emissions profile. Importantly, 45 of our vessels, or 87% of our fleet, are fitted with scrubbers, giving us exposure to recently widening fuel spreads.
Looking ahead, we entered the first quarter of 2021 well positioned to take advantage of the rising market with the majority of our vessels operating in the Atlantic Basin. As of today, we have fixed about 93% of our available days for the quarter at a net TCE of $15,085 per day, representing what will likely be the highest TCE the Company has achieved in more than 9 years.
As the world continues to come back online and stimulus measures are enacted, demand for drybulk commodities has increased accordingly. The freight market has been reflecting this trend, and the Baltic Supramax Index is currently trading at a 10-yr high. While risks remain to the global recovery, we believe the positive growth trend will continue, helping to sustain demand for drybulk commodities. This, coupled with a historically low orderbook, supports our optimism on both rates and asset prices.”
1 These are non-GAAP financial measures. A reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP financial measures has been provided in the financial tables included in this press release. An explanation of these measures and how they are calculated are also included below under the heading "Supplemental Information - Non-GAAP Financial Measures" 2 Baltic Supramax Index ("BSI") is a benchmark index published by Baltic Exchange which tracks the gross time charter spot value for a 58,000 dwt, non-scrubber fitted Supramax and average of 10 trade routes across the world. The average BSI was $10,778/day for the three months ended December 31, 2020. We track our TCE performance using the Adjusted net BSI which is BSI adjusted for commissions and our owned fleet makeup ("Adjusted net BSI").
About Eagle Bulk Shipping Inc.
Eagle Bulk Shipping Inc. (“Eagle” or the “Company”) is a U.S. based fully integrated shipowner-operator providing global transportation solutions to a diverse group of customers including miners, producers, traders, and end users. Headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut, with offices in Singapore and Copenhagen, Eagle focuses exclusively on the versatile mid-size drybulk vessel segment and owns one of the largest fleets of Supramax/Ultramax vessels in the world. The Company performs all management services in-house (including: strategic, commercial, operational, technical, and administrative) and employs an active management approach to fleet trading with the objective of optimizing revenue performance and maximizing earnings on a risk-managed basis. For further information, please visit our website: www.eagleships.com.
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