Danaos Corporation (“Danaos”) (NYSE:DAC), one of the world’s largest independent owners of containerships, today reported unaudited results for the quarter ended March 31, 2021.

Highlights for the First Quarter Ended March 31, 2021:

  • Adjusted net income1 of $58.0 million, or $2.83 per share, for the three months ended March 31, 2021 compared to $33.3 million, or $1.34 per share, for the three months ended March 31, 2020, an increase of 74.2%.
  • Operating revenues of $132.1 million for the three months ended March 31, 2021 compared to $106.2 million for the three months ended March 31, 2020, an increase of 24.4%.
  • Adjusted EBITDA1 of $96.3 million for the three months ended March 31, 2021 compared to $71.9 million for the three months ended March 31, 2020, an increase of 33.9%.
  • Total contracted operating revenues were $1.2 billion as of March 31, 2021, with charters extending through 2028 and remaining average contracted charter duration of 2.9 years, weighted by aggregate contracted charter hire.
  • Charter coverage of 91% for the next 12 months based on current operating revenues and 88% in terms of contracted operating days.
  • Initiated a regular quarterly dividend with a dividend of $0.50 per share of common stock for the first quarter of 2021. The dividend is payable on June 9, 2021 to stockholders of record as of May 27, 2021.

Three Months Ended March 31, 2021

Financial Summary - Unaudited

(Expressed in thousands of United States dollars, except per share amounts)

 

 

Three months ended

 

Three months ended

 

March 31,

March 31,

 

 

2021

 

2020

 

 

 

 

 

Operating revenues

 

$132,118

 

$106,196

Net income

 

$296,780

 

$29,089

Adjusted net income1

 

$58,011

 

$33,281

Earnings per share, diluted

 

$14.47

 

$1.17

Adjusted earnings per share, diluted1

 

$2.83

 

$1.34

Diluted weighted average number of shares (in thousands)

 

20,513

 

24,789

Adjusted EBITDA1

 

$96,282

 

$71,918

1 Adjusted net income, adjusted earnings per share and adjusted EBITDA are non-GAAP measures. Refer to the reconciliation of net income to adjusted net income and net income to adjusted EBITDA.

Danaos’ CEO Dr. John Coustas commented:

"The dramatic turnaround and strength of the market which we experienced in the beginning of the year continues unabated, if not stronger. The continuation of the pandemic and the ensuing slowdown in the terminal operations have exacerbated demand and the liner sector is at the limit of its capacity. The blockage of the Suez Canal further contributed to the disruption in the supply chain and conditions will likely not normalize before the end of the year, possibly after the peak season.

Liner companies are reporting record profits and, more importantly, are signing multi-year contracts at significantly higher levels which will keep their profitability at elevated levels. On the non-operating owners front, charter rates have skyrocketed to levels not seen for at least 10 years and what is more important duration has been significantly increased so that vessels over 4,000 TEU can secure 4+ years employment at very healthy levels.

This euphoria due to the sharp increase in rates and confidence that the market will remain strong has led to a dramatic increase in newbuilding ordering. As a result, the orderbook now stands at 17% of the existing fleet which is higher compared to the 9% nadir at the end of 2020 but still much lower than the 50% it reached in 2008.

Fortunately, the lack of shipyard capacity and the hesitance of many market participants to order vessels with conventional fuel propulsion both are inhibiting factors for new orders and are keeping a lid on excessive ordering. In any event, the recently ordered vessels will not deliver until at least 2023, and the next two years should be lean in terms of fleet supply growth. We believe that the expected strong demand growth post pandemic will comfortably absorb the existing orderbook.

As far as Danaos is concerned we are currently in the best ever position and reaping the benefits of the current market environment. On April 12th we completed our refinancing on very competitive terms and also positioned the company successfully in the US bond market, giving us access to a very significant pool of capital. The amortization profile of our debt is resulting in significant free cash flow for growth opportunities.

The stellar performance of the liner sector had a number of significant consequences for us. First, our shareholding in ZIM is today valued at around $400 million. Secondly, the dramatic cash flow generation of Zim and HMM induced them to redeem early the bonds which we were holding so we will have a $75 million cash injection in the second quarter of 2021. Thirdly, the liner sector performance also eliminates counterparty risk for the foreseeable future.

On the chartering front every fixture we concluded was done at a new record level. These fixtures are beginning to take effect and we expect to see improved metrics for every single quarter for this year.

Our strong financial standing and optimistic view for the future has led the Board to decide to reinstate a fixed quarterly dividend of $0.50 per share. Danaos has been repositioned as a growth company and has handsomely rewarded its shareholders through a dramatic share appreciation of greater than 1,000% since our November 2019 equity offering. We believe that our new fixed dividend will both expand our shareholder base to a new group of yield driven institutional investors and also enhance liquidity of the stock.

All the right steps that the company has undertaken in the last couple of years have been greatly appreciated by the market and we will continue along the same path in the future."

Three months ended March 31, 2021 compared to the three months ended March 31, 2020

During the three months ended March 31, 2021, Danaos had an average of 60.0 containerships compared to 55.7 containerships during the three months ended March 31, 2020. Our fleet utilization for the three months ended March 31, 2021 was 98.6% compared to 91.3% for the three months ended March 31, 2020. Adjusted fleet utilization, excluding the effect of 188 days of incremental off-hire due to shipyard delays related to the COVID-19 pandemic, was 95% in the three months ended March 31, 2020.

Our adjusted net income amounted to $58.0 million, or $2.83 per share, for the three months ended March 31, 2021 compared to $33.3 million, or $1.34 per share, for the three months ended March 31, 2020. We have adjusted our net income in the three months ended March 31, 2021 for the change in fair value of our investment in ZIM of $247.9 million, a non-cash fees amortization and accrued finance fees charge of $5.0 million and stock-based compensation of $4.1 million. Please refer to the Adjusted Net Income reconciliation table, which appears later in this earnings release.

The increase of $24.7 million in adjusted net income for the three months ended March 31, 2021 compared to the three months ended March 31, 2020 is attributable mainly to a $25.9 million increase in operating revenues, a partial collection of common benefit claim of $3.9 million from Hanjin Shipping, a $2.5 million decrease in net finance expenses and a $0.3 million increase in the operating performance of our equity investment in Gemini Shipholdings Corporation (“Gemini”), which were partially offset by a $7.9 million increase in total operating expenses.

On a non-adjusted basis, our net income amounted to $296.8 million, or $14.47 earnings per diluted share, for the three months ended March 31, 2021 compared to net income of $29.1 million, or $1.17 earnings per diluted share, for the three months ended March 31, 2020.

Operating Revenues Operating revenues increased by 24.4%, or $25.9 million, to $132.1 million in the three months ended March 31, 2021 from $106.2 million in the three months ended March 31, 2020.

Operating revenues for the three months ended March 31, 2021 reflect:

  • a $10.5 million increase in revenues in the three months ended March 31, 2021 compared to the three months ended March 31, 2020 due to the incremental revenue generated by the newly-acquired vessels; and
  • a $15.4 million increase in revenues in the three months ended March 31, 2021 compared to the three months ended March 31, 2020 mainly as a result of higher charter rates and improved fleet utilization.

Vessel Operating Expenses Vessel operating expenses increased by $5.1 million to $31.1 million in the three months ended March 31, 2021 from $26.0 million in the three months ended March 31, 2020, primarily as a result of the increase in the average number of vessels in our fleet and by an increase in the average daily operating cost of $5,954 per vessel per day for vessels on time charter for the three months ended March 31, 2021 compared to $5,522 per vessel per day for the three months ended March 31, 2020. The average daily operating cost increased mainly due to the COVID-19 related increase in crew remuneration in the three months ended March 31, 2021. Management believes that our daily operating cost remains among the most competitive in the industry.

Depreciation & Amortization Depreciation & Amortization includes Depreciation and Amortization of Deferred Dry-docking and Special Survey Costs.

Depreciation Depreciation expense increased by 4.9%, or $1.2 million, to $25.8 million in the three months ended March 31, 2021 from $24.6 million in the three months ended March 31, 2020 mainly due to the acquisition of five vessels and installation of scrubbers on nine of our vessels in the year ended December 31, 2020.

Amortization of Deferred Dry-docking and Special Survey Costs Amortization of deferred dry-docking and special survey costs increased by $0.2 million to $2.5 million in the three months ended March 31, 2021 from $2.3 million in the three months ended March 31, 2020.

General and Administrative Expenses General and administrative expenses increased by $5.1 million to $10.9 million in the three months ended March 31, 2021, from $5.8 million in the three months ended March 31, 2020. The increase was mainly due to a $4.6 million increase in stock-based compensation and increased management fees due to the increased size of our fleet.

Other Operating Expenses Other Operating Expenses include Voyage Expenses.

Voyage Expenses Voyage expenses increased by $0.2 million to $4.2 million in the three months ended March 31, 2021 from $4.0 million in the three months ended March 31, 2020 primarily as a result of the increase in the average number of vessels in our fleet.

Interest Expense and Interest Income Interest expense decreased by 7.4%, or $1.2 million, to $15.1 million in the three months ended March 31, 2021 from $16.3 million in the three months ended March 31, 2020. The decrease in interest expense is attributable to:

(i) a $2.0 million decrease in interest expense due to a decrease in average cost of debt service by approximately 1.5%, which was partially offset by a $70.3 million increase in our average debt (including leaseback obligations), to $1,614.5 million in the three months ended March 31, 2021, compared to $1,544.2 million in the three months ended March 31, 2020; and

(ii) a $0.8 million increase in the amortization of deferred finance costs and debt discount related to our debt.

Our total outstanding debt as of March 31, 2021, reflects an additional amount of $300 million relating to our Senior Notes issued in February 2021, with net proceeds of $294.4 million placed in an escrow account. These net proceeds were used, together with the net proceeds from a new $815 million senior secured credit facility and a new $135 million leaseback arrangement, each drawn in April 2021, to refinance a substantial majority of our outstanding senior secured indebtedness on April 12, 2021. See “Recent Developments”.

As of March 31, 2021, our outstanding debt, net of $294.4 million escrowed net cash proceeds from the Senior Notes and gross of deferred finance costs, was $1,306.8 million and our leaseback obligation was $117.5 million compared to our outstanding debt of $1,396.3 million and our leaseback obligation of $134.3 million as of March 31, 2020.

Interest income increased by $0.3 million to $2.0 million in the three months ended March 31, 2021 compared to $1.7 million in the three months ended March 31, 2020.

Change in fair value of investments The change in fair value of investments of $247.875 million relates to the change in fair value of our shareholding interest in ZIM, which completed its initial public offering and listing on the New York Stock Exchange of its ordinary shares on January 27, 2021. We currently own 10,186,950 ordinary shares of ZIM, which were valued at $247.95 million as of March 31, 2021 compared to the book value of these shares of $75 thousand as of December 31, 2020.

Other finance costs, net Other finance costs, net decreased by $0.2 million to $0.4 million in the three months ended March 31, 2021 compared to $0.6 million in the three months ended March 31, 2020.

Equity income on investments Equity income/(loss) on investments increased by $0.3 million to $1.8 million of income on investments in the three months ended March 31, 2021 compared to a $1.5 million income on investments in the three months ended March 31, 2020 due to the improved operating performance of Gemini, in which the Company has a 49% shareholding interest.

Loss on derivatives Amortization of deferred realized losses on interest rate swaps remained stable at $0.9 million in each of the three months ended March 31, 2021 and March 31, 2020.

Other income, net Other income, net was $4.0 million in income in the three months ended March 31, 2021 compared to $0.2 million in the three months ended March 31, 2020. The increase was mainly due to the collection from Hanjin Shipping of $3.9 million as a partial payment of common benefit claim and interest.

Adjusted EBITDA Adjusted EBITDA increased by 33.9%, or $24.4 million, to $96.3 million in the three months ended March 31, 2021 from $71.9 million in the three months ended March 31, 2020. As outlined above, the increase is mainly attributable to a $25.9 million increase in operating revenues, a partial collection of common benefit claim of $3.9 million from Hanjin Shipping and a $0.3 million increase in the operating performance of our equity investees, which were partially offset by a $5.7 million increase in total operating expenses. Adjusted EBITDA for the three months ended March 31, 2021 is adjusted for change in fair value of investments of $247.9 million and stock based compensation of $4.9 million. Tables reconciling Adjusted EBITDA to Net Income can be found at the end of this earnings release.

Dividend Payment

On May 10, 2021 we declared a dividend of $0.50 per share of common stock for the first quarter of 2021, which is payable on June 9, 2021 to stockholders of record as of May 27, 2021. We intend to pay regular quarterly dividends on our common stock. Payments of dividends are subject to the discretion of our board of directors, provisions of Marshall Islands law affecting the payment of distributions to stockholders and the terms of our credit facilities, which permit the payment of dividends so long as there has been no event of default thereunder nor would occur as a result of such dividend payment, and will be subject to conditions in the container shipping industry, our financial performance and us having sufficient available excess cash and distributable reserves.

Recent Developments

On April 12, 2021, the Company refinanced a substantial majority of its outstanding senior secured indebtedness with the proceeds from a $815 million senior secured credit facility with Citibank N.A. and National Westminster Bank plc, a $135 million sale leaseback agreement with Oriental Fleet International Company Limited, an affiliate of COSCO Shipping Lease Co., Ltd., with respect to five vessels, and the net proceeds of the Company’s February 2021 offering of $300 million of 8.500% Senior Notes due 2028.

Conference Call and Webcast

On Tuesday, May 11, 2021 at 9:00 A.M. ET, the Company's management will host a conference call to discuss the results.

Participants should dial into the call 10 minutes before the scheduled time using the following numbers: 1 844 802 2437 (US Toll Free Dial In), 0800 279 9489 (UK Toll Free Dial In) or +44 (0) 2075 441 375 (Standard International Dial In). Please indicate to the operator that you wish to join the Danaos Corporation earnings call.

A telephonic replay of the conference call will be available until May 18, 2021 by dialing 1 877 344 7529 (US Toll Free Dial In) or 1-412-317-0088 (Standard International Dial In) and using 10156175# as the access code.

Audio Webcast There will also be a live and then archived webcast of the conference call on the Danaos website (www.danaos.com). Participants of the live webcast should register on the website approximately 10 minutes prior to the start of the webcast.

Slide Presentation A slide presentation regarding the Company and the containership industry will also be available on the Danaos website (www.danaos.com).

About Danaos Corporation

Danaos Corporation is one of the largest independent owners of modern, large-size containerships. Our current fleet of 65 containerships aggregating 403,793 TEUs, including five vessels owned by Gemini Shipholdings Corporation, a joint venture, ranks Danaos among the largest containership charter owners in the world based on total TEU capacity. Our fleet is chartered to many of the world's largest liner companies on fixed-rate charters. Our long track record of success is predicated on our efficient and rigorous operational standards and environmental controls. Danaos Corporation's shares trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "DAC".

Forward-Looking Statements

Matters discussed in this release may constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Forward-looking statements reflect our current views with respect to future events and financial performance and may 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 forward-looking statements in this release are based upon various assumptions. Although Danaos Corporation believes 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, Danaos Corporation cannot assure you that it will achieve or accomplish these expectations, beliefs or projections. Important factors that, in our view, could cause actual results to differ materially from those discussed in the forward-looking statements include the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and efforts throughout the world to contain its spread, including effects on global economic activity, demand for seaborne transportation of containerized cargo, the ability and willingness of charterers to perform their obligations to us, charter rates for containerships, shipyards performing scrubber installations, drydocking and repairs, changing vessel crews and availability of financing; Danaos’ ability to achieve the expected benefits of the 2021 debt refinancing and comply with the terms of its new credit facilities and other financing agreements; the strength of world economies and currencies, general market conditions, including changes in charter hire rates and vessel values, charter counterparty performance, changes in demand that may affect attitudes of time charterers to scheduled and unscheduled dry-docking, changes in Danaos Corporation's operating expenses, including bunker prices, dry-docking and insurance costs, ability to obtain financing and comply with covenants in our financing arrangements, actions taken by regulatory authorities, potential liability from pending or future litigation, domestic and international political conditions, potential disruption of shipping routes due to accidents and political events or acts by terrorists.

Risks and uncertainties are further described in reports filed by Danaos Corporation with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Visit our website at www.danaos.com.

Appendix

Fleet Utilization

Danaos had 51 unscheduled off-hire days in the three months ended March 31, 2021. The following table summarizes vessel utilization and the impact of the off-hire days on the Company’s revenue.

Vessel Utilization (No. of Days)

 

First Quarter

First Quarter

 

2021

2020

Ownership Days

 

5,400

5,073

Less Off-hire Days:

 

Scheduled Off-hire Days

 

(22)

(336)

Other Off-hire Days

 

(51)

(104)

Operating Days

 

5,327

4,633

Vessel Utilization

 

98.6%

91.3%

 

 

Operating Revenues (in '000s of US Dollars)

 

$132,118

$106,196

Average Gross Daily Charter Rate

 

$24,802

$22,922

Fleet List

The following table describes in detail our fleet deployment profile as of May 10, 2021:

Vessel Name

 

Vessel Size

(TEU)

 

Year Built

 

Expiration of Charter(1)

Hyundai Ambition

 

13,100

 

2012

 

June 2024

Hyundai Speed

 

13,100

 

2012

 

June 2024

Hyundai Smart

 

13,100

 

2012

 

May 2024

Hyundai Respect

 

13,100

 

2012

 

March 2024

Hyundai Honour

 

13,100

 

2012

 

February 2024

Express Rome

 

10,100

 

2011

 

February 2022

Express Berlin

 

10,100

 

2011

 

April 2022

Express Athens

 

10,100

 

2011

 

February 2022

Le Havre

 

9,580

 

2006

 

April 2023

Pusan C

 

9,580

 

2006

 

March 2023

Bremen

 

9,012

 

2009

 

December 2022

C Hamburg

 

9,012

 

2009

 

January 2023

Niledutch Lion

 

8,626

 

2008

 

February 2022

Charleston

 

8,533

 

2005

 

December 2021

CMA CGM Melisande

 

8,530

 

2012

 

May 2024

CMA CGM Attila

 

8,530

 

2011

 

October 2023

CMA CGM Tancredi

 

8,530

 

2011

 

November 2023

CMA CGM Bianca

 

8,530

 

2011

 

January 2024

CMA CGM Samson

 

8,530

 

2011

 

March 2024

America

 

8,468

 

2004

 

February 2023

Europe

 

8,468

 

2004

 

March 2023

Phoebe

 

8,463

 

2005

 

April 2022

CMA CGM Moliere

 

6,500

 

2009

 

February 2022

CMA CGM Musset

 

6,500

 

2010

 

August 2022

CMA CGM Nerval

 

6,500

 

2010

 

October 2022

CMA CGM Rabelais

 

6,500

 

2010

 

December 2022

CMA CGM Racine

 

6,500

 

2010

 

January 2023

YM Mandate

 

6,500

 

2010

 

January 2028

YM Maturity

 

6,500

 

2010

 

April 2028

Performance

 

6,402

 

2002

 

May 2024

Dimitra C

 

6,402

 

2002

 

January 2023

Seattle C

 

4,253

 

2007

 

September 2021

Vancouver

 

4,253

 

2007

 

December 2021

Derby D

 

4,253

 

2004

 

January 2022

ANL Tongala

 

4,253

 

2004

 

January 2023

Rio Grande

 

4,253

 

2008

 

December 2021

ZIM Sao Paolo

 

4,253

 

2008

 

February 2023

ZIM Kingston

 

4,253

 

2008

 

April 2023

ZIM Monaco

 

4,253

 

2009

 

July 2022

ZIM Dalian

 

4,253

 

2009

 

November 2022

ZIM Luanda

 

4,253

 

2009

 

August 2025

Dimitris C

 

3,430

 

2001

 

January 2022

Express Black Sea

 

3,400

 

2011

 

January 2022

Express Spain

 

3,400

 

2011

 

January 2022

Express Argentina

 

3,400

 

2010

 

May 2023

Express Brazil

 

3,400

 

2010

 

September 2021

Express France

 

3,400

 

2010

 

October 2021

Singapore

 

3,314

 

2004

 

October 2021

Colombo

 

3,314

 

2004

 

December 2021

Zebra

 

2,602

 

2001

 

August 2021

Amalia C

 

2,452

 

1998

 

January 2023

Artotina (ex Danae C)

 

2,524

 

2001

 

February 2022

Advance

 

2,200

 

1997

 

January 2022

Future

 

2,200

 

1997

 

November 2021

Sprinter

 

2,200

 

1997

 

December 2021

Stride

 

2,200

 

1997

 

February 2022

Progress C

 

2,200

 

1998

 

December 2021

Bridge

 

2,200

 

1998

 

April 2022

Highway

 

2,200

 

1998

 

August 2022

Vladivostok

 

2,200

 

1997

 

October 2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Belita ľ2)

 

8,533

 

2006

 

September 2021

Catherine C (2)

 

6,422

 

2001

 

January 2023

Leo C (2)

 

6,422

 

2002

 

August 2022

Suez Canal(2)

 

5,610

 

2002

 

March 2023

Genoaľ2)

 

5,544

 

2002

 

November 2024   

__________________________

(1)

 

Earliest date charters could expire. Some charters include options to extend their terms.

(2)

 

Vessels acquired by Gemini Shipholdings Corporation, in which Danaos holds a 49% equity interest.

DANAOS CORPORATION

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income - Unaudited

(Expressed in thousands of United States dollars, except per share amounts)

 

 

Three months ended

 

Three months ended

 

March 31,

 

March 31,

 

 

2021

 

2020

 

 

 

 

 

OPERATING REVENUES

 

$132,118

 

$106,196

 

 

 

 

 

OPERATING EXPENSES

 

 

 

 

Vessel operating expenses

 

(31,078)

 

(26,002)

Depreciation & amortization

 

(28,308)

 

(26,891)

General & administrative

 

(10,895)

 

(5,840)

Other operating expenses

 

(4,228)

 

(4,046)

Income From Operations

 

57,609

 

43,417

 

 

 

 

 

OTHER INCOME/(EXPENSES)

 

 

 

 

Interest income

 

1,978

 

1,714

Interest expense

 

(15,111)

 

(16,313)

Change in fair value of investments

 

247,875

 

-

Other finance expenses

 

(452)

 

(622)

Equity income on investments

 

1,803

 

1,545

Other income, net

 

3,971

 

251

Realized loss on derivatives

 

(893)

 

(903)

Total Other Income/(Expenses), net

 

239,171

 

(14,328)

 

 

 

 

 

Net Income

 

$296,780

 

$29,089

 

 

 

 

 

EARNINGS PER SHARE

 

 

 

 

Basic earnings per share

 

$14.62

 

$1.18

Diluted earnings per share

 

$14.47

 

$1.17

Basic weighted average number of common shares (in thousands of shares)

 

20,293

 

24,573

Diluted weighted average number of common shares (in thousands of shares)

 

20,513

 

24,789

Non-GAAP Measures1

Reconciliation of Net Income to Adjusted Net Income – Unaudited

 

 

Three months ended

 

Three months ended

 

March 31,

March 31,

 

 

2021

 

2020

Net income

 

$296,780

 

$29,089

Change in fair value of investments

 

(247,875)

 

-

Amortization of financing fees, debt discount & finance fees accrued

 

5,028

 

4,192

Stock-based compensation

 

4,078

 

-

Adjusted Net Income

 

$58,011

 

$33,281

Adjusted Earnings Per Share, diluted

 

$2.83

 

$1.34

Diluted weighted average number of shares (in thousands)

 

20,513

 

24,789

1

 

The Company reports its financial results in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). However, management believes that certain non-GAAP financial measures used in managing the business may provide users of this financial information additional meaningful comparisons between current results and results in prior operating periods. Management believes that these non-GAAP financial measures can provide additional meaningful reflection of underlying trends of the business because they provide a comparison of historical information that excludes certain items that impact the overall comparability. Management also uses these non-GAAP financial measures in making financial, operating and planning decisions and in evaluating the Company's performance. See the Table above for supplemental financial data and corresponding reconciliations to GAAP financial measures for the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020. Non-GAAP financial measures should be viewed in addition to, and not as an alternative for, the Company’s reported results prepared in accordance with GAAP.

DANAOS CORPORATION

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets - Unaudited

(Expressed in thousands of United States dollars)

 

 

As of

 

As of

March 31,

December 31,

 

 

2021

 

2020

ASSETS

 

 

 

 

CURRENT ASSETS

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

 

$68,104

 

$65,663

Accounts receivable, net

 

7,343

 

7,556

Other current assets

 

121,349

 

45,229

 

 

196,796

 

118,448

NON-CURRENT ASSETS

 

 

 

 

Fixed assets, net

 

2,455,171

 

2,479,937

Deferred charges, net

 

15,737

 

17,339

Restricted cash

 

294,404

 

-

Investments in affiliates

 

17,076

 

15,273

Other non-current assets

 

275,378

 

83,383

 

 

3,057,766

 

2,595,932

TOTAL ASSETS

 

$3,254,562

 

$2,714,380

 

 

 

 

 

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY

 

 

 

 

CURRENT LIABILITIES

 

 

 

 

Long-term debt, current portion

 

$111,130

 

$155,662

Accumulated accrued interest, current portion

 

7,169

 

18,036

Long-term leaseback obligations, current portion

 

24,862

 

24,515

Accounts payable, accrued liabilities & other current liabilities

 

47,459

 

41,472

 

 

190,620

 

239,685

LONG-TERM LIABILITIES

 

 

 

 

Long-term debt, net

 

1,458,947

 

1,187,345

Accumulated accrued interest, net of current portion

 

140,037

 

136,433

Long-term leaseback obligations, net

 

89,673

 

95,585

Other long-term liabilities

 

17,539

 

19,755

 

 

1,706,196

 

1,439,118

 

 

 

 

 

STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY

 

 

 

 

Common stock

 

206

 

204

Additional paid-in capital

 

760,297

 

755,390

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

 

(66,189)

 

(86,669)

Retained earnings

 

663,432

 

366,652

 

 

1,357,746

 

1,035,577

TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY

 

$3,254,562

 

$2,714,380

DANAOS CORPORATION

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows - Unaudited

(Expressed in thousands of United States dollars)

 

 

Three months ended

 

Three months ended

 

March 31,

March 31,

 

 

2021

 

2020

Operating Activities:

 

 

 

 

Net income

 

$296,780

 

$29,089

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:

 

 

 

 

Depreciation

 

25,799

 

24,581

Amortization of deferred drydocking & special survey costs, finance cost, debt discount and other finance fees accrued

 

7,537

 

6,502

PIK interest

 

642

 

807

Change in fair value of investments

 

(247,875)

 

-

Payments for drydocking/special survey

 

(907)

 

(4,850)

Amortization of deferred realized losses on cash flow interest rate swaps

 

893

 

903

Equity (income)/loss on investments

 

(1,803)

 

(1,545)

Stock based compensation

 

4,909

 

298

Accounts receivable

 

213

 

(776)

Other assets, current and non-current

 

1,002

 

(1,889)

Accounts payable and accrued liabilities

 

3,278

 

5,343

Other liabilities, current and long-term

 

(2,210)

 

(3,036)

Net Cash provided by Operating Activities

 

88,258

 

55,427

 

 

 

 

 

Investing Activities:

 

 

 

 

Vessel additions and advances

 

(1,236)

 

(42,246)

Investments

 

2,392

 

(75)

Net Cash provided by/(used in) Investing Activities

 

1,156

 

(42,321)

 

 

 

 

 

Financing Activities:

 

 

 

 

Proceeds from long-term debt

 

294,386

 

-

Debt repayment

 

(71,849)

 

(32,637)

Payments of leaseback obligations

 

(5,916)

 

(3,876)

Payments of accumulated accrued interest

 

(4,702)

 

(8,329)

Finance costs

 

(4,488)

 

(10,415)

Net Cash provided by/(used in) Financing Activities

 

207,431

 

(55,257)

Net Increase/(Decrease) in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash

 

296,845

 

(42,151)

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash, beginning of period

 

65,663

 

139,170

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash, end of period

 

$362,508

 

$97,019

DANAOS CORPORATION

Reconciliation of Net Income to Adjusted EBITDA - Unaudited

(Expressed in thousands of United States dollars)

 

 

Three months ended

 

Three months ended

 

March 31,

March 31,

 

 

2021

 

2020

Net income

 

$296,780

 

$29,089

Depreciation

 

25,799

 

24,581

Amortization of deferred drydocking & special survey costs

 

2,509

 

2,310

Amortization of deferred finance costs, debt discount and other finance fees accrued

 

5,028

 

4,192

Amortization of deferred realized losses on interest rate swaps

 

893

 

903

Interest income

 

(1,978)

 

(1,714)

Interest expense

 

10,217

 

12,259

Change in fair value of investments

 

(247,875)

-

Stock based compensation

 

4,909

 

298

Adjusted EBITDA(1)

 

$96,282

 

$71,918

1)

  Adjusted EBITDA represents net income before interest income and expense, depreciation, amortization of deferred drydocking & special survey costs, amortization of deferred finance costs, debt discount and other finance fees accrued, amortization of deferred realized losses on interest rate swaps, change in fair value of investments and stock based compensation. However, Adjusted EBITDA is not a recognized measurement under U.S. generally accepted accounting principles, or “GAAP.” We believe that the presentation of Adjusted EBITDA is useful to investors because it is frequently used by securities analysts, investors and other interested parties in the evaluation of companies in our industry. We also believe that Adjusted EBITDA is useful in evaluating our operating performance compared to that of other companies in our industry because the calculation of Adjusted EBITDA generally eliminates the effects of financings, income taxes and the accounting effects of capital expenditures and acquisitions, items which may vary for different companies for reasons unrelated to overall operating performance. In evaluating Adjusted EBITDA, you should be aware that in the future we may incur expenses that are the same as or similar to some of the adjustments in this presentation. Our presentation of Adjusted EBITDA should not be construed as an inference that our future results will be unaffected by unusual or non-recurring items.           

Note: Items to consider for comparability include gains and charges. Gains positively impacting net income are reflected as deductions to net income. Charges negatively impacting net income are reflected as increases to net income.

         

The Company reports its financial results in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). However, management believes that certain non-GAAP financial measures used in managing the business may provide users of these financial information additional meaningful comparisons between current results and results in prior operating periods. Management believes that these non-GAAP financial measures can provide additional meaningful reflection of underlying trends of the business because they provide a comparison of historical information that excludes certain items that impact the overall comparability. Management also uses these non-GAAP financial measures in making financial, operating and planning decisions and in evaluating the Company's performance. See the Tables above for supplemental financial data and corresponding reconciliations to GAAP financial measures for the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020. Non-GAAP financial measures should be viewed in addition to, and not as an alternative for, the Company’s reported results prepared in accordance with GAAP.

 

Evangelos Chatzis Chief Financial Officer Danaos Corporation Athens, Greece +30 210 419 6480 cfo@danaos.com

Iraklis Prokopakis Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Danaos Corporation Athens, Greece +30 210 419 6400 coo@danaos.com

Investor Relations and Financial Media Rose & Company New York 212-359-2228 danaos@rosecoglobal.com

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