November 7, 2017 - Athens, Greece - Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp. (the “Company”) (NASDAQ:SHIP) announced today its financial results for the third quarter and nine months of 2017.
For the quarter ended September 30, 2017, the Company generated net revenues of $18.9 million, a 119% increase compared to the third quarter of 2016. For the nine month period ended September 30, 2017, net revenues were equal to $50.5 million, up 112% compared to the same period of 2016. As of September 30, 2017, stockholders’ equity was $41.4 million and cash and cash equivalents, including restricted cash, was $10.9 million.
Stamatis Tsantanis, the Company’s Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, stated:
“During the third quarter of 2017, the Capesize market continued its improving course that commenced in the beginning of the year. Our fleet benefited significantly from the stronger Capesize rates. In particular, in the third quarter of 2017, the daily Time Charter Equivalent (TCE) rate1 of our Capesize fleet was $11,678, increased by 149% as compared to the same period last year. For the nine months ended September 30, 2017, the daily TCE rate of our Capesize fleet was $11,017, increased by 153% as compared to the same period last year.
“This was reflected in our operating results where our adjusted EBITDA1 was $2.8 million and $6.3 million for the third quarter and nine months of 2017, respectively. In regards to our profitability in the third quarter of 2017, net income stood at $6.5 million, as compared to a net loss of $5.9 million in the same period of 2016.
“In addition, we completed the previously-announced refinancing of one of our Capesize vessels, generating a $11.4 million gain and equity accretion. This transaction resulted in a material increase of about 38% of the Company’s total equity value.
“Turning to market fundamentals, in 2017 dry bulk charter rates have stabilized at higher levels than in previous years, as the Baltic Capesize Index (BCI) has averaged about 1,839 points year to date, which is 112% higher than the 868 average level recorded in the same period of 2016. Furthermore, the expected annual growth in seaborne transportation of Capesize commodities is estimated at 6% for the years 2017 and 2018 while the Capesize orderbook currently stands at 3% of the existing fleet, which is the lowest point of the last 15 years.
“In the fourth quarter of 2017, 63% of our Capesize operating days are fixed at an average daily rate of approximately $15,720 and 65% of our total operating days are fixed at an average daily rate of approximately $14,890 as of the date of this release.