Globus Maritime Limited Reports Financial Results for the Quarter Ended March 31, 2019

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Globus Maritime Limited Reports Financial Results for the Quarter Ended March 31, 2019

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Globus Maritime Limited ("Globus," the “Company,” “we,” or “our”) (NASDAQ: GLBS), a dry bulk shipping company, today reported its unaudited consolidated operating and financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2019.

  • In Q1 2019, Average operating expenses per vessel per day decreased by about 19% compared to Q1 2018
 
Financial Highlights
 
 Three months ended March 31, 
(Expressed in thousands of U.S dollars except for daily rates and per share data)2019 2018 
Total revenues3,543 3,938 
Adjusted (LBITDA)/EBITDA (1)374 387 
Total comprehensive loss(472)(1,535)
Basic loss per share (2)(0.15)(0.48)
Daily Time charter equivalent rate (“TCE”) (3)6,736 8,039 
Average operating expenses per vessel per day4,634 5,745 
Average number of vessels5.0 5.0 

(1) Adjusted EBITDA is a measure not in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”). See a later section of this press release for a reconciliation of EBITDA to total comprehensive (loss) and net cash (used in)/ generated from operating activities, which are the most directly comparable financial measures calculated and presented in accordance with the GAAP measures.
   
(2) The weighted average number of shares for the three month period ended March 31, 2019 was 3,209,604 compared to 3,189,678 shares for the three month period ended March 31, 2018.
   
(3) Daily Time charter equivalent rate (“TCE”) is a measure not in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”). See a later section of this press release for a reconciliation of Daily TCE to Voyage revenues.
   

Current Fleet ProfileAs of the date of this press release, Globus’ subsidiaries own and operate five dry bulk carriers, consisting of four Supramax and one Panamax.

       
VesselYear BuiltYardTypeMonth/Year DeliveredDWTFlag
Moon Globe2005Hudong-ZhonghuaPanamaxJune 201174,432Marshall Is.
Sun Globe2007Tsuneishi CebuSupramaxSept 201158,790Malta
River Globe2007Yangzhou DayangSupramaxDec 200753,627Marshall Is.
Sky Globe2009Taizhou KouanSupramaxMay 201056,855Marshall Is.
Star Globe2010Taizhou KouanSupramaxMay 201056,867Marshall Is.
Weighted Average Age: 11.1 Years as of March 31, 2019 300,571 
    

Current Fleet Deployment

All of our vessels are currently operating on short term time charters (“on spot”).

Management Commentary

Athanasios Feidakis, President, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Globus Maritime Limited, stated:

“We are pleased with our performance during the first quarter of 2019 despite the difficulties in the market this period we have managed to reduce our operating expenses while taking steps to strengthen our balance sheet.  This has been a very precarious first quarter where rates in the dry bulk sector have taken an unexpected dive.  We do see several factors that might have contributed to that, such as lower seasonal demand, weather disruptions in Australia and the Vale dam failure. Undoubtedly, weak rates have had a negative impact on the hiring of our vessels that were operating on the spot market during the quarter. However, the market is now at much better levels than what it was in the first two months of the year.

“Whilst we remain cautious, we are at the same time more optimistic about the latter part of the year where we expect rates to improve mainly due to continuous demand from China for dry bulk goods and the IMO 2020 regulations which we believe will have a positive impact on spot charter rates as the effective capacity of the fleet will be reduced since their owners in their efforts to comply with said regulations will try to burn more expensive compliant fuels more efficiently.

“At this time we are pleased to report our recent developments as follows:

  • On March 13, 2019, the Company signed a securities purchase agreement with a private investor and on March 13, 2019 issued,  for gross proceeds of $5 million, a senior convertible note may be  converted  into shares of the Company’s common stock, par value $0.004 per share. If not converted or redeemed beforehand pursuant to the terms of the Convertible Note, the Convertible Note matures upon the anniversary of its issue.
  • In May and June we have executed term sheets leading to the refinance of the entire fleet later in the month.

“We will continue to strive to keep our operational costs down and maximize shareholder value, we feel fortunate that at these difficult times we have the full support of our investors and financial institutions.”

Management Discussion and Analysis of the Results of Operations

First Quarter of the Year 2019 compared to the First Quarter of the Year 2018Total comprehensive loss for the first quarter of the year 2019 amounted to $0.5 million or $0.15 basic loss per share based on 3,209,604 weighted average number of shares, compared to total comprehensive loss of $1.5 million for the same period last year or $0.48 basic loss per share based on 3,189,678 weighted average number of shares.   

The following table corresponds to the breakdown of the factors that led to the decrease in total comprehensive loss during the first quarter of 2019 compared to the first quarter of 2018 (expressed in $000’s):

     
 1st Quarter of 2019 vs 1st quarter of 2018 
     
 Net loss for the 1st Quarter of 2018(1,535) 
 Decrease in voyage revenues(395) 
 Increase in Voyage expenses(93) 
 Decrease in Vessels operating expenses500  
 Increase in Depreciation(5) 
 Increase in Depreciation of dry docking costs(241) 
 Increase in Total administrative expenses(58) 
 Increase in Other income, net34  
 Increase in Interest expense and finance costs(221) 
 Increase in Gain on derivative financial instruments1,424  
 Increase in Foreign exchange gains118  
 Net loss for the 1st Quarter of 2019(472) 
     

Voyage revenuesDuring the three-month period ended March 31, 2019 and 2018, our Voyage revenues reached $3.5 million and $3.9 million respectively. The 10% decrease in Voyage revenues was mainly attributed to the decrease in the average time charter rates achieved by our vessels during the first quarter of 2019 compared to the same period in 2018. Daily Time Charter Equivalent rate (“TCE”) for the first quarter of 2019 was $6,736 per vessel per day versus $8,039 per vessel per day during the same period in 2018 corresponding to a decrease of 16%.

Voyage expensesVoyage expenses reached $0.5 million during the first quarter of 2019 compared to $0.4 million during the same period last year. Voyage expenses include commissions on revenues, port and other voyage expenses and bunker expenses. Bunker expenses mainly refer to the cost of bunkers consumed during periods that our vessels are travelling seeking employment. Voyage expenses for the first quarter of 2019 and 2018 are analyzed as follows:  

     
 In $000’s 2019 2018 
     
 Commissions4659 
 Bunkers expenses412277 
 Other voyage expenses5483 
 Total512419 
     

Vessel operating expensesVessel operating expenses, which include crew costs, provisions, deck and engine stores, lubricating oils, insurance, maintenance and repairs, decreased by $0.5 million or 19% to $2.1 million during the three month period ended March 31, 2019 compared to $2.6 million during the same period in 2018. The breakdown of our operating expenses for the three month period ended March 31, 2019 and 2018 is as follows:

       
   2019 2018  
 Crew expenses55%47% 
 Repairs and spares18%25% 
 Insurance8%6% 
 Stores9%15% 
 Lubricants6%5% 
 Other4%2% 
       

Average daily operating expenses during the three month period ended March 31, 2019 and 2018 were $4,634 per vessel per day and $5,745 per vessel per day respectively, corresponding to a decrease of 19%. This is attributed to the efforts of the Company to keep the costs down while maintaining high utilization performance.

Depreciation of dry docking costsDepreciation charge of dry docking costs during the first quarter of 2019 reached $0.5 million compared to $0.2 million during the same period in 2018. This is due to the increased cost of dry dockings that 3 of our vessels underwent during 2018 and subsequently resulted to a higher depreciation charge in the first quarter of 2019.

Interest expense and finance costsInterest expense and finance costs for the first quarter of 2019 reached $0.7 million compared to $0.5 million for the same quarter of 2018 and are analyzed as follows:

     
 In $000’s 2019 2018 
     
 Interest payable on long-term borrowings621463 
 Bank charges88 
 Amortization of debt discount2919 
 Other finance expenses541 
 Total712491 
     

Gain on derivative financial instrumentsThe gain on the derivative financial instruments is mainly attributed to the valuation of the “New Convertible Note” as of March 31, 2019, which is discussed further in a following section of this Press Release.

Liquidity and capital resourcesAs of March 31, 2019 and 2018 our cash and cash equivalents were $3.0 million and $2.1 million respectively.

Net cash used in operating activities for the three-month period ended March 31, 2019 was $1.1 million compared to Net cash generated from operating activities of $0.1 million during the respective period in 2018. The decrease in our cash from operations was mainly attributed to the increase in prepayments and other assets from $0.8 million during the first quarter of 2018 to $1.8 million during the three-month period under consideration.   

Net cash used in financing activities during the three-month period ended March 31, 2019 and 2018 were as follows:

    
  Three months ended  
  March 31,  
 In $000’s2019 2018  
 Repayment of long term debt(1,136)(694) 
 Proceeds from issuance of Convertible Note5,000 -  
 Net proceeds from shareholders loan (Firment Shipping)900 -  
 Proceeds from issuance of share capital- 600  
 Restricted cash(150)(140) 
 Interest paid(580)(528) 
 Net cash generated from / (used in) financing activities4,034 (762) 
       

As of March 31, 2019, we and our vessel-owning subsidiaries had outstanding borrowings under our loan agreements of an aggregate of $42.6 million compared to $41 million as of March 31, 2018, gross of unamortized debt discount.

New Convertible NoteOn March 13, 2019, the Company signed a securities purchase agreement with a private investor and on March 13, 2019 issued,  for gross proceeds of $5 million, a senior convertible note (the “Convertible Note”) that is convertible into shares of the Company’s common stock, par value $0.004 per share. If not converted or redeemed beforehand pursuant to the terms of the Convertible Note, the Convertible Note matures upon the anniversary of its issue. We will use part of the proceeds from the Convertible Note for general corporate purposes and working capital including repayment of debt. The Convertible Note was issued in a transaction exempt from registration under the Securities Act. As of the date hereof, no conversion of the Convertible Note has occurred.

The Convertible Note provides for interest to accrue at 10% annually, which interest shall be paid on the first anniversary of the Convertible Note’s issuance unless the Convertible Note is converted or redeemed pursuant to its terms beforehand. The interest may be paid in common shares of the Company, if certain conditions described within the Convertible Note are met.

As per the conversion clause included in this agreement, the Company has recognized it as a hybrid agreement which includes an embedded derivative. This embedded derivative was separated to the derivative component and the non-derivative host. The derivative component is shown separately from the non-derivative host at fair value. The changes in the fair value of the derivative financial instrument are recognized in the consolidated statement of comprehensive loss. For the period ended March 31, 2019, the Company recognized a gain on this derivative financial instrument amounting to $1.4 million, which was classified under “Gain on derivative financial instruments” in the consolidated statement of comprehensive loss.

Subsequent Events

Conversion of Debt and Issuance of SharesOn May 2, 2019, Globus announced that, in accordance with the terms and provisions of the revolving credit facility, dated November 21, 2018, between the Company and Firment Shipping Inc., an entity deemed as an affiliated party through common control, the Company has elected to convert the aggregate outstanding principal balance and accrued interest of $3,170,136 into 1,132,191 shares of common stock of the Company.

Amended agreement with the bankIn May 2019 the Company agreed under a supplemental agreement with Hamburg Commercial Bank AG (formerly known as HSH Nordbank AG) on waivers and relaxations of its loan covenants.

Loan Refinancing

In May and June, the Company signed term sheets for the refinance of the entire fleet. The new loan provides 75% financing on the assets at a rate of LIBOR +8.5%. The term of the new loan is 3 years. There is no fixed loan amortization for the first 18 months, but rather a cash sweep that takes effect after all costs are paid plus $1,000 per day. We expect to close the loan within the month of June.

  
Selected Consolidated Financial & Operating Data 
   
 Three months ended 
 March 31, 
 2019 2018 
(in thousands of U.S. dollars, except per share data)(unaudited)
Consolidated statement of comprehensive loss data:  
Voyage revenues3,543 3,938 
Total Revenues3,543 3,938 
   
Voyage expenses(512)(419)
Vessel operating expenses(2,085)(2,585)
Depreciation (1,139)(1,134)
Depreciation of dry docking costs(454)(213)
Administrative expenses(463)(397)
Administrative expenses payable to related parties(128)(136)
Share-based payments(10)(10)
Other (expenses)/income, net30 (4)
Operating (loss)/profit before financing activities(1,218)(960)
Interest expense and finance costs(712)(491)
Gain on derivative financial instruments1,424 - 
Foreign exchange (losses)/gains, net34 (84)
   
Total comprehensive loss for the period(472)(1,535)
   
Basic & diluted loss per share for the period(1)(0.15)(0.48)
Adjusted EBITDA (2)374 387 

(1) The weighted average number of shares for the three month period ended March 31, 2019 was 3,209,604, compared to 3,189,678 shares for the three month period ended March 31, 2018.

(2) Adjusted EBITDA represents net earnings before interest and finance costs net, gains or losses from the change in fair value of derivative financial instruments, foreign exchange gains or losses, income taxes, depreciation, depreciation of dry-docking costs, amortization of fair value of time charter acquired, impairment and gains or losses on sale of vessels. Adjusted EBITDA does not represent and should not be considered as an alternative to total comprehensive income/(loss) or cash generated from operations, as determined by IFRS, and our calculation of Adjusted EBITDA may not be comparable to that reported by other companies. Adjusted EBITDA is not a recognized measurement under IFRS.

Adjusted EBITDA is included herein because it is a basis upon which we assess our financial performance and because we believe that it presents useful information to investors regarding a company’s ability to service and/or incur indebtedness and it is frequently used by securities analysts, investors and other interested parties in the evaluation of companies in our industry.

Adjusted EBITDA has limitations as an analytical tool, and you should not consider it in isolation, or as a substitute for analysis of our results as reported under IFRS. Some of these limitations are:

  • Adjusted EBITDA does not reflect our cash expenditures or future requirements for capital expenditures or contractual commitments;
  • Adjusted EBITDA does not reflect the interest expense or the cash requirements necessary to service interest or principal payments on our debt;
  • Adjusted EBITDA does not reflect changes in or cash requirements for our working capital needs; and
  • Other companies in our industry may calculate Adjusted EBITDA differently than we do, limiting its usefulness as a comparative measure.

Because of these limitations, Adjusted EBITDA should not be considered a measure of discretionary cash available to us to invest in the growth of our business.

The following table sets forth a reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA to total comprehensive loss and net cash (used in)/ generated from operating activities for the periods presented:

  
 Three months ended 
 March 31, 
(Expressed in thousands of U.S. dollars)2019 2018 
 (Unaudited)
   
Total comprehensive loss for the period(472)(1,535)
Interest and finance costs, net712 491 
Foreign exchange losses/(gains) net,(35)84 
Depreciation1,139 1,134 
Depreciation of dry docking costs454 213 
Gain on derivative financial instruments(1,424)- 
Adjusted EBITDA374 387 
Share-based payments10 20 
Payment of deferred dry docking costs(353)(120)
Net (increase)/decrease in operating assets(1,135)(819)
Net (decrease)/increase in operating liabilities(19)651 
Provision for staff retirement indemnities1 1 
Foreign exchange gains/(losses) net, not attributed to cash and cash equivalents(1)(20)
Net cash generated from/(used in) operating activities (1,123)100 

 Three months ended 
 March 31, 
(Expressed in thousands of U.S. dollars)2019 2018 
   (Unaudited)
Statement of cash flow data: 
Net cash (used in)/generated from operating activities(1,123)100 
Net cash (used in)/generated from investing activities  -   (26)
Net cash (used in)/generated from financing activities4,034 (762)

 As of March 31,As of December 31,
(Expressed in thousands of U.S. Dollars)20192018
   (Unaudited)
Consolidated condensed statement of financial position:  
Vessels, net82,17683,750
Other non-current assets654130
Total non-current assets82,83083,880
Cash and cash equivalents2,95746
Other current assets4,1452,748
Total current assets7,1022,794
Total assets  89,93286,674
Total equity 40,58841,050
Total debt net of unamortized debt discount41,06836,868
Other liabilities8,2768,756
Total liabilities49,34445,624
Total equity and liabilities89,93286,674

Consolidated statement of changes in equity:
(Expressed in thousands of U.S. Dollars)Issued shareShare(Accumulated Total 
 CapitalPremiumDeficit) Equity 
As at December 31, 201813140,334(99,297)41,050 
Loss for the period--(472)(472)
Share-based payments-10- 10 
As at March 31, 201913140,344(99,769)40,588 

 Three months ended March 31, 
 2019 2018 
     
Ownership days (1)450 450 
Available days (2)450 438 
Operating days (3)448 429 
Fleet utilization (4)99.6%98.1%
Average number of vessels (5)5 5 
Daily time charter equivalent (“TCE”) rate (6)6,736 8,039 
Daily operating expenses (7)4,634 5,745 

Notes:
   
(1) Ownership days are the aggregate number of days in a period during which each vessel in our fleet has been owned by us.
(2) Available days are the number of ownership days less the aggregate number of days that our vessels are off-hire due to scheduled repairs or repairs under guarantee, vessel upgrades or special surveys.
(3) Operating days are the number of available days less the aggregate number of days that the vessels are off-hire due to any reason, including unforeseen circumstances but excluding days during which vessels are seeking employment.
(4) We calculate fleet utilization by dividing the number of operating days during a period by the number of available days during the period.
(5) Average number of vessels is measured by the sum of the number of days each vessel was part of our fleet during a relevant period divided by the number of calendar days in such period.
(6) TCE rates are our voyage revenues less net revenues from our bareboat charters less voyage expenses during a period divided by the number of our available days during the period excluding bareboat charter days, which is consistent with industry standards. TCE is a measure not in accordance with GAAP.
(7) We calculate daily vessel operating expenses by dividing vessel operating expenses by ownership days for the relevant time period excluding bareboat charter days.

  
Voyage Revenues to Daily Time Charter Equivalent (“TCE”) Reconciliation
   
  Three months
  ended March 31,
  20192018
    (Unaudited)
 Voyage revenues3,5433,938
 Less: Voyage expenses512419
 Net revenues excluding bareboat charter revenues3,0313,519
 Available days net of bareboat charter days450438
 Daily TCE rate*6,7368,039
    
*Subject to rounding.
    

About Globus Maritime LimitedGlobus is an integrated dry bulk shipping company that provides marine transportation services worldwide and presently owns, operates and manages a fleet of five dry bulk vessels that transport iron ore, coal, grain, steel products, cement, alumina and other dry bulk cargoes internationally. Globus’ subsidiaries own and operate five vessels with a total carrying capacity of 300,571 Dwt and a weighted average age of 11.1 years as of March 31, 2019.

Safe Harbor StatementThis communication contains “forward-looking statements” as defined under U.S. federal securities laws. Forward-looking statements provide the Company’s current expectations or forecasts of future events. Forward-looking statements include statements about the Company’s expectations, beliefs, plans, objectives, intentions, assumptions and other statements that are not historical facts or that are not present facts or conditions. Words or phrases such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “continue,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intend,” “may,” “ongoing,” “plan,” “potential,” “predict,” “project,” “will” or similar words or phrases, or the negatives of those words or phrases, may identify forward-looking statements, but the absence of these words does not necessarily mean that a statement is not forward-looking. Forward-looking statements are subject to known and unknown risks and uncertainties and are based on potentially inaccurate assumptions that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expected or implied by the forward-looking statements. The Company’s actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in forward-looking statements for many reasons specifically as described in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Accordingly, you should not unduly rely on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this communication. Globus undertakes no obligation to publicly revise any forward-looking statement to reflect circumstances or events after the date of this communication or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events. You should, however, review the factors and risks Globus describes in the reports it will file from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission after the date of this communication.

            
For further information please contact:
            
Globus Maritime Limited          +30 210 960 8300
Athanasios Feidakis, CEO          a.g.feidakis@globusmaritime.gr
            
Capital Link – New York          +1 212 661 7566
Nicolas Bornozis          globus@capitallink.com

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