SALT
$14.12
Scorpio Bulkers
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(.35%)
Earnings Details
1st Quarter March 2020
Monday, May 11, 2020 8:10:00 AM
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Scorpio Bulkers (SALT) Recent Earnings

Scorpio Bulkers (SALT) reported a 1st Quarter March 2020 loss of $2.78 per share on revenue of $40.8 million. The consensus estimate was a loss of $3.10 per share on revenue of $43.7 million. Revenue fell 18.9% compared to the same quarter a year ago.

Scorpio Bulkers Inc is engaged in acquiring and operating newbuilding drybulk carriers with fuel-efficient specifications and carrying capacities of greater than 30,000 dwt in the international shipping markets.

Results
Reported Earnings
($2.78)
Earnings Whisper
-
Consensus Estimate
($3.10)
Reported Revenue
$40.8 Mil
Revenue Estimate
$43.7 Mil
Growth
Earnings Growth
Revenue Growth
Power Rating
Grade
Earnings Release

Scorpio Bulkers Inc. Announces Financial Results for the First Quarter of 2020 and Declares a Quarterly Cash Dividend

MONACO, May 11, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Scorpio Bulkers Inc. (NYSE: SALT) (“Scorpio Bulkers” or the “Company”), today reported its results for the three months ended March 31, 2020.

The Company also announced that on May 11, 2020, its Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.05 per share on the Company’s common shares.

Share and per share results included herein have been retroactively adjusted to reflect the one-for-ten reverse stock split of the Company’s common shares, which took effect on April 7, 2020.

Results for the Three Months Ended March 31, 2020 and 2019

For the first quarter of 2020, the Company’s GAAP net loss was $124.7 million, or $18.12 per diluted share, including:

  • a non-cash loss of approximately $89.1 million and cash dividend income of $0.4 million, or $12.88 loss per diluted share, from the Company’s equity investment in Scorpio Tankers Inc.; and
  • a write-down of assets held for sale of approximately $17.0 million, or $2.47 per diluted share, related to the classification of two Ultramax vessels and one Kamsarmax vessel as held for sale.

Emanuele A. Lauro, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, commented “Our first priority is to ensure the safety of our seafarers and shore staff during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Beyond that, we have strengthened our balance sheet by vessel sales and sale leasebacks, we have reduced our capital expenditures by adjusting our scrubber installation schedule, we have reduced our quarterly cash dividend, and we have sold a portion of our shareholding in Scorpio Tankers for net proceeds amounting to $42.7 million. At present, we do not expect to sell any more vessels beyond those assets previously announced as held for sale. We expect to retain our remaining holding of 2.16 million shares in Scorpio Tankers. While the dry bulk market is weak at present, we are confident that rates will strengthen over the remainder of the year and have not hedged or time chartered any of our forward days. We are optimistic about the future of our Company.”

For the same period in 2019, the Company’s GAAP net loss was $3.5 million, or $0.51 per diluted share. These results include a non-cash gain of approximately $15.0 million and cash dividend income of $0.5 million, or $2.30 per diluted share, from the Company’s equity investment in Scorpio Tankers Inc. and a write-down of assets held for sale of approximately $7.5 million, or $1.11 per diluted share.

Total vessel revenues for the first quarter of 2020 were $40.8 million, compared to $50.4 million for the same period in 2019. Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (“EBITDA”) for the first quarter of 2020 was a loss of $100.1 million and EBITDA for the first quarter of 2019 was $25.3 million, respectively (see Non-GAAP Financial Measures below).

For the first quarter of 2020, the Company’s adjusted net loss was $107.7 million, or $15.65 adjusted per diluted share, which excludes the impact of the write-down of assets held for sale of approximately $17.0 million relating to the classification of two Ultramax vessels and one Kamsarmax vessel as held for sale. Adjusted EBITDA for the first quarter of 2020 was a loss of $83.1 million (see Non-GAAP Financial Measures below).

For the first quarter of 2019, the Company’s adjusted net income was $4.0 million, or $0.60 adjusted per diluted share, which excludes the impact of the write-down of assets held for sale of $7.5 million. Adjusted EBITDA for the first quarter of 2019 was $32.8 million (see Non-GAAP Financial Measures below).

TCE Revenue

TCE Revenue Earned during the First Quarter of 2020 (see Non-GAAP Financial Measures)

  • Our Kamsarmax fleet (which includes both scrubber fitted and non-scrubber fitted vessels) earned an average of $9,316 revenue per day.
  • Our Ultramax fleet (which includes both scrubber fitted and non-scrubber fitted vessels) earned an average of $8,713 revenue per day.

Voyages Fixed thus far for the Second Quarter of 2020, as of the date hereof

  • Kamsarmax fleet (which includes both scrubber fitted and non-scrubber fitted vessels): approximately $7,149 revenue per day on average for 64% of the days.
  • Ultramax fleet (which includes both scrubber fitted and non-scrubber fitted vessels): approximately $4,076 revenue per day on average for 69% of the days.

Cash and Cash Equivalents

As of May 8, 2020, the Company had approximately $100.8 million in cash and cash equivalents, excluding proceeds from the sale of 0.5 million shares of Scorpio Tankers Inc. for which the trades are expected to settle on May 12, 2020.

Recent Significant Events

COVID-19

The outbreak of the novel COVID-19 virus (“coronavirus”) that originated in China in December 2019 and that has spread to most developed nations of the world has resulted in the implementation of numerous actions taken by governments and governmental agencies in an attempt to control or mitigate the spread of the virus. These measures have resulted in a significant reduction in global economic activity and extreme volatility in the global financial markets. A significant reduction in manufacturing and other economic activities has and is expected to continue to have a materially adverse impact on the global demand for raw materials, coal and other bulk cargoes that our customers transport on our vessels. This significant decline in the demand for dry bulk tonnage may materially and adversely impact our ability to profitably charter our vessels. When these measures and the resulting economic impact will end and what the long-term impact of such measures on the global economy will be are not known at this time. As a result, the extent to which Covid-19 will impact the Company’s results of operations and financial condition will depend on future developments, which are highly uncertain and cannot be predicted.

Quarterly Cash Dividend

In the first quarter of 2020, the Company’s Board of Directors declared and the Company paid a quarterly cash dividend of $0.20 per share totaling approximately $1.5 million.

On May 11, 2020, the Company’s Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.05 per share, payable on or about June 30, 2020, to all shareholders of record as of June 15, 2020. As of May 11, 2020, 7,247,580 shares were outstanding.

Reverse Stock Split

In April 2020, the Company effected a one-for-ten reverse stock split of the Company’s common shares, par value $0.01 per share, reducing the number of outstanding common shares from approximately 72.5 million shares to approximately 7.2 million shares.   The Company’s authorized common shares was approximately 31.9 million as of April 7, 2020.

IMO 2020

In April 2020, the Company reached an agreement with its counterparties to postpone the delivery of exhaust gas cleaning systems, or scrubbers, on thirteen of its vessels until at least 2021 at no additional cost to the Company. This is expected to delay the payment of between $20.0 million and $25.0 million of expenditures until 2021 at the earliest. Please see the revised estimated installation and payment schedules below.

Investment in Scorpio Tankers Inc.

In May 2020, the Company sold 2.25 million shares of Scorpio Tankers Inc. (NYSE: STNG) for aggregate net proceeds of approximately $42.7 million, of which the trades of 0.5 million shares are expected to settle on May 12, 2020. Following the completion of these sales, the Company will continue to own in aggregate approximately 2.16 million common shares of Scorpio Tankers Inc.

Vessel Sales

In March 2020, the Company entered into agreements with unaffiliated third parties to sell the SBI Jaguar and SBI Taurus, 2014 and 2015 built Ultramax vessels, respectively, and the SBI Bolero, a 2015 built Kamsarmax vessel, for approximately $53.5 million in aggregate. Delivery of the SBI Jaguar and SBI Taurus to their buyers took place in April 2020, while the delivery of the SBI Bolero is expected to take place in May 2020.

It is estimated that the Company’s liquidity will increase by approximately $18.3 million upon the completion of all three sales and after the repayment of associated outstanding debt. The Company recorded a loss of approximately $17.0 million in the first quarter of 2020 related to the sales and expects to write-off $0.3 million of deferred finance charges upon the repayment of the related debt in the second quarter of 2020.

$67.3 Million Lease Financing

During March 2020 and April 2020, the Company closed the transactions to sell and leaseback two Ultramax vessels (SBI Cronos and SBI Achilles) and one Kamsarmax vessel (SBI Lynx) to Ocean Yield ASA. As part of the transaction the Company agreed to bareboat charter-in the SBI Cronos for a period of nine years, the SBI Achilles for a period of ten years and the SBI Lynx for a period of 12 years. The Company has several purchase options during the charter period of each agreement, as well as a purchase option for each vessel upon the expiration of the relevant agreement.

$12.5 Million Credit Facility

This credit facility was repaid in full and terminated upon the closing of the sale and leaseback transaction concerning the SBI Cronos under the $67.3 Million Lease Financing in March 2020.

$27.3 Million Credit Facility

This credit facility was repaid in full and terminated upon the closing of the sale and leaseback transaction concerning the SBI Achilles under $67.3 Million Lease Financing in March 2020.

$12.8 Million Credit Facility

This credit facility was repaid in full and terminated upon the closing of the sale and leaseback transaction concerning the SBI Lynx under $67.3 Million Lease Financing in April 2020.

$38.7 Million Credit Facility

This credit facility was repaid in full and terminated in April 2020 due to the sale of the SBI Jaguar.

$85.5 Million Credit Facility

The Company repaid approximately $11.1 million of this credit facility in April 2020 due to the sale of the SBI Taurus.

Debt Overview

The Company’s outstanding debt balances, gross of unamortized deferred financing costs as of March 31, 2020 and May 8, 2020, are as follows (dollars in thousands):

  As of
March 31, 2020
 As of May 8, 2020 As of May 8, 2020
     
Credit Facility Amount Outstanding Amount Committed (1)
$85.5 Million Credit Facility $45,404  $37,044  $1,464 
$38.7 Million Credit Facility 9,900     
$12.8 Million Credit Facility 11,475     
$30.0 Million Credit Facility 26,642  26,642   
$60.0 Million Credit Facility 26,008  26,008  2,862 
$184.0 Million Credit Facility (2) 161,374  161,374  17,448 
$34.0 Million Credit Facility 33,714  33,714   
$90.0 Million Credit Facility 80,125  80,125  8,706 
$19.6 Million Lease Financing - SBI Rumba 16,570  16,464   
$19.0 Million Lease Financing - SBI Tango 17,008  16,908   
$19.0 Million Lease Financing - SBI Echo 17,116  17,021   
$20.5 Million Lease Financing - SBI Hermes 18,739  18,631   
$21.4 Million Lease Financing - SBI Samba 20,033  19,915   
CMBFL Lease Financing 110,325  110,325  11,842 
$45.0 Million Lease Financing - SBI Virgo & SBI Libra 39,279  39,033  3,000 
AVIC Lease Financing 109,077  107,931  8,200 
$67.3 Million Lease Financing 40,726  62,045  $4,500 
Total $783,515  $773,180  $58,022 
  1. Includes the maximum loan amount available for the installation of scrubbers, following upsizes of certain credit facilities and lease financing arrangements and may not be drawn down in full.
  2. Due to the sale of the SBI Bolero, which is expected to take place in May 2020, approximately $12.5 million of the $184.0 Million Credit Facility is expected to be repaid and the amount of financing committed for the installation of scrubbers is expected to be reduced by approximately $1.5 million.

The Company’s projected quarterly debt repayments on its bank loans and lease financing arrangements through 2021 are as follows (dollars in thousands):

  Principal on Bank Loans Principal on Lease Financing Arrangements Total (1)
Q2 2020 (2) (3) $21,182  $6,738  $27,920 
Q3 2020 8,805  9,611  18,416 
Q4 2020 9,066  9,630  18,696 
Q1 2021 9,066  9,619  18,685 
Q2 2021 9,066  9,653  18,719 
Q3 2021 8,884  9,801  18,685 
Q4 2021 9,486  10,026  19,512 
Total $75,555  $65,078  $140,633 
  1. Includes estimated repayments on the upsizings of certain credit facilities and lease financing arrangements for the installation of scrubbers, for which the timing of the drawdowns and repayment schedules set forth are estimates only and may vary as the timing of the related installations finalizes.
  2. Relates to payments expected to be made from May 9, 2020 to June 30, 2020.
  3. Includes the repayment of approximately $12.5 million of the $184.0 Million Credit Facility due to the sale of the SBI Bolero, which is expected to take place in May 2020.

IMO 2020

The Company’s projected schedule and estimated payments for the installation of scrubbers on all the owned and finance leased vessels in its fleet is as follows (dollars in thousands). Through May 8, 2020, the Company has completed the installation of scrubbers on 22 (including 9 Kamsarmax vessels and 13 Ultramax vessels) of its vessels.

  Completed Scrubber Installation by Vessel Type Estimated Payments (1)
  Ultramax Kamsarmax 
Q2 2020 (2) 4  1  14,115 
Q3 2020 1    7,631 
Q4 2020     2,126 
Q1 2021      
Q2 2021 2  1  9,145 
Q3 2021 2  3  8,613 
Q4 2021 3  2  5,113 
Total 12  7  $46,743 
  1. Includes estimated cash payments for scrubbers that are due in advance of the scheduled service and may be scheduled to occur in quarters prior to the actual installation. In addition to these installment payments, these amounts also include estimates of the installation costs of such systems. The timing of the payments set forth are estimates only and may vary as the timing of the related installations finalizes.
  2. Relates to installations expected to be completed and payments expected to be made from May 9, 2020 to June 30, 2020.

Financial Results for the Three Months Ended March 31, 2020 Compared to the Three Months Ended March 31, 2019

For the first quarter of 2020, the Company’s GAAP net loss was $124.7 million, or $18.12 per diluted share, compared to a net loss of $3.5 million, or $0.51 per diluted share, for the same period in 2019. Results for the first quarter of 2020 include: a non-cash loss of approximately $89.1 million and cash dividend income of $0.4 million, or $12.88 loss per diluted share, from the Company’s equity investment in Scorpio Tankers Inc., and charges of approximately $17.0 million, or $2.47 per diluted share, related to the classification of two Ultramax vessels and one Kamsarmax vessel as held for sale. Results for the first quarter of 2019 include non-cash gain of approximately $15.0 million and cash dividend income of $0.5 million, or $2.30 per diluted share, from the Company’s equity investment in Scorpio Tankers Inc. and a write-down of assets held for sale of approximately $7.5 million, or $1.11 per diluted share.

EBITDA for the first quarters of 2020 and 2019 were a loss of $100.1 million and a gain of $25.3 million, respectively (see Non-GAAP Financial Measures below).

For the first quarter of 2020, the Company’s adjusted net loss was $107.7 million, or $15.65 adjusted per diluted share, which excludes the impact of the write-down of assets held for sale of approximately $17.0 million. Adjusted EBITDA for the first quarter of 2020 was a loss of $83.1 million (see Non-GAAP Financial Measures below).

For the first quarter of 2019, the Company’s adjusted net income was $4.0 million, or $0.60 adjusted per diluted share, which excludes the impact of the write-down of assets held for sale of $7.5 million. Adjusted EBITDA for the first quarter of 2019 was $32.8 million (see Non-GAAP Financial Measures below).

Total vessel revenues have been negatively impacted by the significant decline in the demand for dry bulk tonnage and related volatility in dry bulk charter spot rates, resulting from the reduction in global economic activity and demand for raw materials that our customers transport on our vessels. This significant decline in the demand for dry bulk tonnage has resulted in a 19% decrease in the Company’s revenues for the first quarter of 2020 to $40.8 million from $50.4 million in the first quarter of 2019. The Company’s TCE revenue (see Non-GAAP Financial Measures below) for the first quarter of 2020 was $39.5 million, a decrease of $10.8 million from the prior year period.

Total operating expenses for the first quarter of 2020 were $66.6 million, including the charge related to the classification of vessels as held for sale of approximately $17.0 million, compared to $56.6 million in the first quarter of 2019, which also included a charge related to the classification of vessels as held for sale of $7.5 million.

Ultramax Operations

 Three Months Ended March 31,    
Dollars in thousands2020 2019 Change % Change
TCE Revenue:       
Vessel revenue$24,931  $31,282  $(6,351) (20)
Voyage expenses874  61  813  1,333 
TCE Revenue$24,057  $31,221  $(7,164) (23)
Operating expenses:       
Vessel operating costs16,624  17,637  (1,013) (6)
Charterhire expense1,137  870  267  31 
Vessel depreciation7,940  9,197  (1,257) (14)
General and administrative expense1,116  1,027  89  9 
Loss / write-down on assets held for sale7,615    7,615  NA
Total operating expenses$34,432  $28,731  $5,701  20 
Operating (loss) income$(10,375) $2,490  $(12,865) (517)

Vessel revenue for the Company’s Ultramax Operations decreased to $24.9 million for the first quarter of 2020 from $31.3 million in the prior year period.

TCE revenue (see Non-GAAP Financial Measures below) for the Company’s Ultramax Operations was $24.1 million for the first quarter of 2020 compared to $31.2 million for the prior year period.  The Company’s Ultramax fleet consisted of a day-weighted average of 35 vessels owned or finance leased and one vessel time chartered-in during the first quarter of 2020 and 37 vessels owned or finance leased and one vessel time chartered-in during the first quarter of 2019. TCE revenue per day was $8,713 and $9,177 for the first quarters of 2020 and 2019, respectively.

 Three Months Ended March 31,    
Ultramax Operations:2020 2019 Change % Change
TCE Revenue (in thousands)$24,057  $31,221  $(7,164) (23)
TCE Revenue / Day$8,713  $9,177  $(464) (5)
Revenue Days2,761  3,402  (641) (19)

The Company’s Ultramax Operations vessel operating costs were $16.6 million for the first quarter of 2020, including approximately $0.8 million of takeover costs and contingency expenses, compared with vessel operating costs of $17.6 million in the prior year period, relating to the 35 and 37 vessels owned or finance leased on average, respectively, during the periods. The year over year decrease is due to the reduction in fleet size. Daily operating costs excluding takeover costs and contingency expenses for the first quarter of 2020 decreased to $4,955 from $5,005 in the prior year period due primarily to the timing of certain crew costs.

Charterhire expense for the Company’s Ultramax Operations was approximately $1.1 million and $0.9 million for the first quarters of 2020 and 2019, respectively and relates to the vessel the Company time chartered-in at $10,125 per day until September 2019, when the Company exercised its option to extend the time charter for one year at $10,885 per day.

Ultramax Operations depreciation decreased from $9.2 million to $7.9 million as a total of six vessels were classified as held for sale or sold since the end of the first quarter of 2019.

General and administrative expense for the Company’s Ultramax Operations, which consists primarily of administrative service fees, which are incurred on a per vessel per day basis, and bank charges, which are incurred based on the number of transactions, was approximately $1.1 million for the first quarter of 2020 and $1.0 million in the prior year period.

During the first quarter of 2020, the Company recorded a write-down on assets held for sale of $7.6 million related to the classification of two Ultramax vessels, the SBI Jaguar and SBI Taurus, as held for sale.  The sales were completed in April 2020.

Kamsarmax Operations

 Three Months Ended March 31,    
Dollars in thousands2020 2019 Change % Change
TCE Revenue:       
Vessel revenue$15,894  $19,069  $(3,175) (17)
Voyage expenses486  47  439  934 
TCE Revenue$15,408  $19,022  $(3,614) (19)
Operating expenses:       
Vessel operating costs8,060  8,633  (573) (7)
Charterhire expense3,561  109  3,452  3,167 
Vessel depreciation4,403  4,722  (319) (7)
General and administrative expense549  288  261  91 
Loss / write-down on assets held for sale9,394  7,509  1,885  25 
Total operating expenses$25,967  $21,261  $4,706  22 
Operating loss$(10,559) $(2,239) $(8,320) (372)

Vessel revenue for the Company’s Kamsarmax Operations decreased to $15.9 million in the first quarter of 2020 from $19.1 million in the prior year period.

TCE revenue (see Non-GAAP Financial Measures) for the Company’s Kamsarmax Operations was $15.4 million for the first quarter of 2020 associated with a day-weighted average of 17 vessels owned or finance leased and five vessels time chartered-in, compared to $19.0 million for the prior year period associated with a day-weighted average of 19 vessels owned or finance leased. TCE revenue per day was $9,316 and $11,176 for the first quarters of 2020 and 2019, respectively.

 Three Months Ended March 31,    
Kamsarmax Operations:2020 2019 Change % Change
TCE Revenue (in thousands)$15,408  $19,022  $(3,614) (19)
TCE Revenue / Day$9,316  $11,176  $(1,860) (17)
Revenue Days1,654  1,702  (48) (3)

Kamsarmax Operations vessel operating costs were $8.1 million for the first quarter of 2020, including approximately $0.2 million of takeover costs and contingency expenses, compared with vessel operating costs of $8.6 million in the prior year period, relating to 17 and 19 vessels owned or finance leased on average, respectively, during the periods. The year over year decrease is due to the reduction in fleet size. Daily operating costs excluding takeover costs and contingency expenses for the first quarter of 2020 decreased to $5,047 from $5,111 in the prior year period due primarily to the timing of certain crew costs.

Kamsarmax Operations charterhire expense was $3.6 million in the first quarter of 2020, relating to five vessels the Company has time chartered-in, the first of which was time chartered-in at the end of the first quarter of 2019.

Kamsarmax Operations depreciation was $4.4 million and $4.7 million in the first quarters of 2020 and 2019, respectively, as the number of vessels owned or finance leased on average decreased to 17 in the first quarter of 2020 from 19 in the first quarter of 2019 due to the sale of two vessels in the third quarter of 2019.

General and administrative expense for the Company’s Kamsarmax Operations was $0.5 million for the first quarter of 2020 and $0.3 million in the first quarter of 2019.  The expense consists primarily of administrative services fees, which are incurred on a per vessel per day basis, and bank charges, which are incurred based on the number of transactions.

During the first quarter of 2020, the Company recorded a write down on assets held for sale of $9.4 million related to the classification of the SBI Bolero as held for sale.  In the first quarter of 2019, $7.5 million was written down related to the sale of the SBI Electra and SBI Flamenco.

Corporate

Certain general and administrative expenses the Company incurs, as well as all of its financial expenses and investment income or losses, are not attributable to a specific segment. Accordingly, these costs are not allocated to the Company’s segments. These general and administrative expenses, including compensation, audit, legal and other professional fees, as well as the costs of being a public company, such as director fees, were $4.9 million and $6.5 million in the first quarters of 2020 and 2019, respectively. The decrease from the prior year is due primarily to a reduction in compensation costs.

The Company recorded a non-cash loss of approximately $89.1 million for the first quarter of 2020 and received cash dividend income of $0.4 million from its equity investment in Scorpio Tankers Inc. During the first quarter of 2019, the Company recorded a non-cash gain of approximately $15.0 million as well as cash dividend income of $0.5 million also related to its equity investment in Scorpio Tankers Inc.

Financial expenses, net of interest income decreased to $10.2 million in the first quarter of 2020 from $12.7 million in the prior year period due to lower LIBOR rates and the redemption of our 7.50% Senior Unsecured Notes during the third quarter of 2019. The Company expects to write-off $0.3 million of deferred finance charges upon the repayment of the debt related to vessel sales in the second quarter of 2020.


Scorpio Bulkers Inc. and Subsidiaries
Consolidated Statements of Operations
(Amounts in thousands, except per share data)

  Unaudited
  Three Months Ended March 31,
  2020 2019
Revenue:    
Vessel revenue $40,824  $50,351 
Operating expenses:    
Voyage expenses 1,360  108 
Vessel operating costs 24,684  26,270 
Charterhire expense 4,698  979 
Vessel depreciation 12,343  13,919 
General and administrative expenses 6,528  7,829 
Loss / write-down on assets sold or held for sale 17,009  7,509 
Total operating expenses 66,622  56,614 
Operating loss (25,798) (6,263)
Other income (expense):    
Interest income 123  344 
Income from equity investments (88,631) 15,503 
Foreign exchange loss (54) (4)
Financial expense, net (10,343) (13,049)
Total other (expense) income (98,905) 2,794 
Net loss $(124,703) $(3,469)
     
Loss per share:    
Basic $(18.12) $(0.51)
Diluted $(18.12) $(0.51)
     
Basic weighted average number of common shares outstanding 6,883  6,746 
Diluted weighted average number of common shares outstanding 6,883  6,746 


Scorpio Bulkers Inc. and Subsidiaries
Consolidated Balance Sheets
(Dollars in thousands)

  Unaudited  
  March 31, 2020 December 31, 2019
Assets    
Current assets    
Cash and cash equivalents $50,209  $42,530 
Accounts receivable 21,940  13,209 
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 9,290  9,547 
Total current assets 81,439  65,286 
Non-current assets    
Vessels, net 1,208,105  1,271,993 
Assets held for sale 130,054  77,536 
Equity investments 84,226  173,298 
Deferred financing costs, net 2,781  2,982 
Other assets 67,502  74,464 
Total non-current assets 1,492,668  1,600,273 
Total assets $1,574,107  $1,665,559 
     
Liabilities and shareholders’ equity    
Current liabilities    
Bank loans, net $36,634  $44,956 
Capital lease obligations 32,779  29,159 
Accounts payable and accrued expenses 43,230  49,718 
Total current liabilities 112,643  123,833 
Non-current liabilities    
Bank loans, net 352,943  332,613 
Capital lease obligations 351,207  321,646 
Other liabilities 6,418  12,500 
Total non-current liabilities 710,568  666,759 
Total liabilities 823,211  790,592 
Shareholders’ equity    
Preferred shares, $0.01 par value per share; 50,000,000 shares authorized; no shares issued or outstanding    
Common shares, $0.01 par value per share; authorized 21,250,000 shares as of March 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019; outstanding 7,247,580 shares as of March 31, 2020 and 7,248,180 as of December 31, 2019 809  809 
Paid-in capital 1,717,776  1,717,144 
Common shares held in treasury, at cost; 856,785 shares at March 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019 (56,720) (56,720)
Accumulated deficit (910,969) (786,266)
Total shareholders’ equity 750,896  874,967 
Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity $1,574,107  $1,665,559 


Scorpio Bulkers Inc. and Subsidiaries
Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (unaudited)
(Amounts in thousands)

  Three Months Ended March 31,
  2020 2019
Operating activities    
Net loss $(124,703) $(3,469)
Adjustment to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash provided by    
operating activities:    
Restricted share amortization 2,082  2,175 
Vessel depreciation 12,343  13,919 
Amortization of deferred financing costs 1,013  1,270 
Write-off of deferred financing costs    
Loss / write-down on assets held for sale 16,077  6,649 
Net unrealized (gains) losses on investments 89,072  (14,962)
Dividend income on equity investment (441) (541)
Drydocking expenditure (2,207)  
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:    
(Decrease) increase in accounts receivable (8,731) 1,770 
Decrease in prepaid expenses and other assets 5,877  50 
Decrease in accounts payable and accrued expenses (11,638) (2,316)
Net cash (used in) provided by operating activities (21,256) 4,545 
Investing activities    
Dividend income on equity investment 441  541 
Scrubber payments (14,874) (4,325)
Net cash used in investing activities (14,433) (3,784)
Financing activities    
Proceeds from issuance of long-term debt 79,000   
Repayments of long-term debt (34,182) (16,011)
Dividends paid (1,450) (1,424)
Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities 43,368  (17,435)
Increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents 7,679  (16,674)
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period 42,530  67,495 
Cash and cash equivalents, end of period $50,209  $50,821 


Scorpio Bulkers Inc. and Subsidiaries
Other Operating Data (unaudited)

  Three Months Ended March 31,
  2020 2019
Time charter equivalent revenue ($000’s) (1):    
Vessel revenue $40,824  $50,351 
Voyage expenses (1,360) (108)
Time charter equivalent revenue $39,464  $50,243 
Time charter equivalent revenue attributable to:    
Kamsarmax $15,408  $19,022 
Ultramax 24,057  31,221 
  $39,465  $50,243 
Revenue days:    
Kamsarmax 1,654  1,702 
Ultramax 2,761  3,402 
Combined 4,415  5,104 
TCE per revenue day (1):    
Kamsarmax $9,316  $11,176 
Ultramax $8,713  $9,177 
Combined $8,939  $9,844 
  1. The Company defines Time Charter Equivalent (TCE) revenue as vessel revenues less voyage expenses.  Such TCE revenue, divided by the number of the Company’s available days during the period, or revenue days, is TCE per revenue day, which is consistent with industry standards.  TCE per revenue day is a common shipping industry performance measure used primarily to compare daily earnings generated by vessels on time charters with daily earnings generated by vessels on voyage charters, because charter hire rates for vessels on voyage charters are generally not expressed in per-day amounts while charter hire rates for vessels on time charters generally are expressed in such amounts.

The Company reports TCE revenue, a non-GAAP financial measure, because (i) the Company believes it provides additional meaningful information in conjunction with vessel revenues and voyage expenses, the most directly comparable U.S. GAAP measures, (ii) it assists the Company’s management in making decisions regarding the deployment and use of its vessels and in evaluating their financial performance, (iii) it is a standard shipping industry performance measure used primarily to compare period-to-period changes in a shipping company’s performance irrespective of changes in the mix of charter types (i.e., spot charters, time charters and bareboat charters) under which the vessels may be employed between the periods, and (iv) the Company believes that it presents useful information to investors. See Non-GAAP Financial Measures below.


Fleet List as of May 8, 2020

Vessel Name Year Built  DWT  Vessel Type Scrubber Installed ?
SBI Samba 2015 84,000  Kamsarmax Yes
SBI Rumba 2015 84,000  Kamsarmax No
SBI Capoeira 2015 82,000  Kamsarmax No
SBI Carioca 2015 82,000  Kamsarmax Yes
SBI Conga 2015 82,000  Kamsarmax No
SBI Bolero 2015 82,000  Kamsarmax No
SBI Sousta 2016 82,000  Kamsarmax No
SBI Rock 2016 82,000  Kamsarmax No
SBI Lambada 2016 82,000  Kamsarmax No
SBI Reggae 2016 82,000  Kamsarmax No
SBI Zumba 2016 82,000  Kamsarmax Yes
SBI Macarena 2016 82,000  Kamsarmax Yes
SBI Parapara 2017 82,000  Kamsarmax Yes
SBI Mazurka 2017 82,000  Kamsarmax Yes
SBI Swing 2017 82,000  Kamsarmax Yes
SBI Jive 2017 82,000  Kamsarmax Yes
SBI Lynx 2018 82,000  Kamsarmax Yes
Total Kamsarmax   1,398,000     
         
SBI Antares 2015 61,000  Ultramax Yes
SBI Athena 2015 64,000  Ultramax Yes
SBI Bravo 2015 61,000  Ultramax Yes
SBI Leo 2015 61,000  Ultramax Yes
SBI Echo 2015 61,000  Ultramax Yes
SBI Lyra 2015 61,000  Ultramax No
SBI Tango 2015 61,000  Ultramax No
SBI Maia 2015 61,000  Ultramax No
SBI Hydra 2015 61,000  Ultramax No
SBI Subaru 2015 61,000  Ultramax No
SBI Pegasus 2015 64,000  Ultramax No
SBI Ursa 2015 61,000  Ultramax No
SBI Thalia 2015 64,000  Ultramax No
SBI Cronos 2015 61,000  Ultramax No
SBI Orion 2015 64,000  Ultramax No
SBI Achilles 2016 61,000  Ultramax No
SBI Hercules 2016 64,000  Ultramax No
SBI Perseus 2016 64,000  Ultramax No
SBI Hermes 2016 61,000  Ultramax No
SBI Zeus 2016 60,200  Ultramax No
SBI Hera 2016 60,200  Ultramax No
SBI Hyperion 2016 61,000  Ultramax No
SBI Tethys 2016 61,000  Ultramax Yes
SBI Phoebe 2016 64,000  Ultramax Yes
SBI Poseidon 2016 60,200  Ultramax Yes
SBI Apollo 2016 60,200  Ultramax Yes
SBI Samson 2017 64,000  Ultramax No
SBI Phoenix 2017 64,000  Ultramax No
SBI Gemini 2015 64,000  Ultramax Yes
SBI Libra 2017 64,000  Ultramax Yes
SBI Aries 2015 64,000  Ultramax Yes
SBI Pisces 2016 64,000  Ultramax No
SBI Virgo 2017 64,000  Ultramax Yes
Total Ultramax   2,051,800     
Total Owned or Finance Leased Vessels DWT 3,449,800     

Time chartered-in vessels

The Company currently time charters-in one Ultramax vessel and five Kamsarmax vessels. The terms of the contracts are summarized as follows:

Vessel Type Year Built DWT Country of Build Daily Base Rate Earliest Expiry
Ultramax 2017 62,100  Japan $10,885  30-Sep-20 (1)
Kamsarmax 2019 81,100  China Variable 10-Mar-21 (2)
Kamsarmax 2019 81,100  China Variable 7-Apr-21 (3)
Kamsarmax 2018 82,000  China $12,000  25-June-21 (4)
Kamsarmax 2018 81,100  China Variable 13-Jul-21 (5)
Kamsarmax 2015 81,100  China Variable 22-Jul-21 (6)
Total TC DWT   468,500         
  1. This vessel was originally time chartered-in for 22 to 24 months at the Company’s option at $10,125 per day.  In September 2019, the Company exercised its option to extend the time charter for one year at $10,885 per day. The vessel was delivered to the Company in September 2017.
  2. This vessel has been time chartered-in for 24 to 27 months at the Company’s option at 118% of the Baltic Exchange’s 74,000 DWT Panamax Index, or the BPI. The vessel was delivered to the Company in March 2019.
  3. This vessel has been time chartered-in for 24 to 27 months at the Company’s option at 118% of the BPI. The vessel was delivered to the Company in May 2019.
  4. This vessel has been time chartered-in for 24 months at $12,000 per day for the first 12 months and at $12,500 per day for the second 12 months.  The Company has the option to extend this time charter for 12 months at $13,000 per day and an additional 12 months at $14,500 per day.  The vessel was delivered to the Company in July 2019.
  5. This vessel has been time chartered-in for 24 to 27 months at the Company’s option at 118% of the BPI. The vessel was delivered to the Company in July 2019.
  6. This vessel has been time chartered-in for 24 to 27 months at the Company’s option at 118% of the BPI.  The vessel was delivered to the Company in August 2019.


Conference Call on Results:

A conference call to discuss the Company’s results will be held today, May 11, 2020, at 9:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time / 3:00 PM Central European Summer Time.  Those wishing to listen to the call should dial 1 (866) 219-5268 (U.S.) or 1 (703) 736-7424 (International) at least 10 minutes prior to the start of the call to ensure connection. The conference participant passcode is 3965438.

There will also be a simultaneous live webcast over the internet, through the Scorpio Bulkers Inc. website www.scorpiobulkers.com.  Participants to the live webcast should register on the website approximately 10 minutes prior to the start of the webcast.

Webcast URL: https://edge.media-server.com/mmc/p/uydsfgt8

About Scorpio Bulkers Inc.

Scorpio Bulkers Inc. is a provider of marine transportation of dry bulk commodities. The Company currently has five vessels held for sale. Upon the completion of the sale of the five vessels, Scorpio Bulkers Inc. will have an operating fleet of 51 vessels consisting of 45 wholly-owned or finance leased drybulk vessels (including 16 Kamsarmax vessels and 29 Ultramax vessels), and six time chartered-in vessels (including five Kamsarmax vessels and one Ultramax vessel). The Company’s owned and finance leased fleet will have a total carrying capacity of approximately 3.1 million dwt and all of the Company’s owned vessels will have carrying capacities of greater than 60,000 dwt. Additional information about the Company is available on the Company’s website www.scorpiobulkers.com, which is not a part of this press release.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

To supplement the Company’s financial information presented in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the U.S. (“GAAP”) management uses certain “non-GAAP financial measures” as such term is defined in Regulation G promulgated by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). Generally, a non-GAAP financial measure is a numerical measure of a company’s operating performance, financial position or cash flows that excludes or includes amounts that are included in, or excluded from, the most directly comparable measure calculated and presented in accordance with GAAP. Management believes the presentation of these measures provides investors with greater transparency and supplemental data relating to the Company’s financial condition and results of operations, and therefore a more complete understanding of factors affecting its business than GAAP measures alone. In addition, management believes the presentation of these matters is useful to investors for period-to-period comparison of results as the items may reflect certain unique and/or non-operating items such as asset sales, write-offs, contract termination costs or items outside of management’s control.

Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (“EBITDA”), adjusted net income (loss) and related per share amounts, as well as adjusted EBITDA and TCE Revenue are non-GAAP financial measures that the Company believes provide investors with a means of evaluating and understanding how the Company’s management evaluates the Company’s operating performance.  These non-GAAP financial measures should not be considered in isolation from, as substitutes for, nor superior to financial measures prepared in accordance with GAAP.  Please see below for reconciliations of EBITDA, adjusted net income (loss) and related per share amounts, and adjusted EBITDA.  Please see “Other Operating Data” for a reconciliation of TCE revenue.

EBITDA (unaudited)

 Three Months Ended March 31,
In thousands2020 2019
Net loss$(124,703) (3,469)
Add Back:   
Net interest expense9,206  11,436 
Depreciation and amortization (1)15,438  17,363 
EBITDA$(100,059) 25,330 
  1. Includes depreciation, amortization of deferred financing costs and restricted share amortization.

Adjusted net income (loss) (unaudited)

  Three Months Ended March 31, Three Months Ended March 31,
In thousands, except per share data 2020 2019
  Amount Per share Amount Per share
Net loss $(124,703) $(18.12) $(3,469) $(0.51)
Adjustments:        
Loss / write-down on assets sold or held for sale 17,009  2.47  7,509  1.11 
Total adjustments $17,009  $2.47  $7,509  $1.11 
Adjusted net (loss) income $(107,694) $(15.65) $4,040  $0.60 

Adjusted EBITDA (unaudited)

  Three Months Ended March 31, Three Months Ended March 31,
In thousands 2020 2019
Net loss $(124,703) $(3,469)
Impact of adjustments 17,009  7,509 
Adjusted net (loss) income (107,694) 4,040 
Add Back:    
Net interest expense 9,206  11,436 
Depreciation and amortization (1) 15,438  17,363 
Adjusted EBITDA $(83,050) $32,839 
  1. Includes depreciation, amortization of deferred financing costs and restricted share amortization.


Forward-Looking Statements

Matters discussed in this press release may constitute forward-looking statements.  The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 provides safe harbor protections for forward-looking statements in order to encourage companies to provide prospective information about their business. Forward-looking statements 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 Company desires to take advantage of the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and is including this cautionary statement in connection with this safe harbor legislation. The words “believe,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “estimate,” “forecast,” “project,” “plan,” “potential,” “may,” “should,” “expect,” “pending” and similar expressions identify forward-looking statements.

The forward-looking statements in this press release are based upon various assumptions, many of which are based, in turn, upon further assumptions, including without limitation, our management’s examination of historical operating trends, data contained in our records and other data available from third parties. Although we believe 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, we cannot assure you that we will achieve or accomplish these expectations, beliefs or projections.

In addition to these important factors, other important factors that, in our view, could cause actual results to differ materially from those discussed in the forward-looking statements include the failure of counterparties to fully perform their contracts with us, the strength of world economies and currencies, general market conditions, including fluctuations in charter rates and vessel values, changes in demand for dry bulk vessel capacity, the length and severity of the recent novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, changes in our operating expenses, including bunker prices, drydocking and insurance costs, the market for our vessels, availability of financing and refinancing, counterparty performance, ability to obtain financing (including for capital expenditures) and comply with covenants in such financing arrangements, fluctuations in the value of our investments, changes in governmental rules and regulations or actions taken by regulatory authorities, potential liability from pending or future litigation, general domestic and international political conditions, potential disruption of shipping routes due to accidents or political events, vessels breakdowns and instances of off-hires and other factors.  Please see our filings with the SEC for a more complete discussion of these and other risks and uncertainties.

 

Contact:Scorpio Bulkers Inc.+377-9798-5715 (Monaco)+1-646-432-1675 (New York)

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