15-11-2016

Scorpio Tankers Inc. Announces Net Loss of $18.3 million

ScorpioTankers

 Scorpio Tankers Inc. (NYSE: STNG) ("Scorpio Tankers," or the "Company") today reported its results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2016 and declaration of a quarterly dividend.

Results for the three months ended June 30, 2016 and 2015

For the three months ended June 30, 2016, the Company's adjusted net income (see Non-IFRS Measures section below) was $6.6 million, or $0.04 basic and diluted earnings per share, which excludes from net income (i) a $3.7 million write-off of deferred financing fees, (ii) a $0.4 million unrealized gain on derivative financial instruments, (iii) a $0.4 million gain recorded on the repurchase of $5.0 million aggregate principal amount of the Company's Convertible Senior Notes due 2019 (the "Convertible Notes") and (iv) a $0.1 million gain on sales of vessels. The adjustments resulted in an aggregate increase of net income by $2.7 million or $0.02 basic and diluted earnings per share. For the three months ended June 30, 2016, the Company had net income of $3.8 million, or $0.02 basic and diluted earnings per share (see below for further information).

For the three months ended June 30, 2015, the Company's adjusted net income (see non-IFRS Measures section below) was $57.5 million, or $0.35 basic and $0.32 diluted earnings per share, which excludes an unrealized gain on derivative financial instruments of $0.1 million, or $0.00 per basic and diluted shares. For the three months ended June 30, 2015, the Company had net income of $57.6 million, or $0.35 basic and $0.32 diluted earnings per share.

Results for the six months ended June 30, 2016 and 2015

For the six months ended June 30, 2016, the Company's adjusted net income (see Non-IFRS Measures section below) was $37.0 million, or $0.23 basic and $0.22 diluted earnings per share, which excludes from net income (i) a $2.1 million loss on sales of vessels, (ii) a $5.5 million write-off of deferred financing fees, (iii) a $1.4 million unrealized gain on derivative financial instruments and (iv) a $1.0 million aggregate gain recorded on the repurchase of $10.0 million aggregate principal amount of the Company's Convertible Notes. The adjustments resulted in an aggregate increase of net income by $5.2 million or $0.03 basic and diluted earnings per share. For the six months ended June 30, 2016, the Company had net income of $31.9 million, or $0.20 basic and $0.19 diluted earnings per share.

For the six months ended June 30, 2015, the Company's adjusted net income (see non-IFRS Measures section below) was $96.8 million, or $0.62 basic and $0.55 diluted earnings per share, which excludes from net income a gain of $2.0 million related to the closing of the sales of three vessels and an unrealized loss on derivative financial instruments of $0.5 million. These adjustments aggregated to a decrease of net income by $1.5 million, or $0.01 per basic and diluted shares. For the six months ended June 30, 2015, the Company had net income of $98.3 million, or $0.63 basic and $0.56 diluted earnings per share.

Declaration of Dividend

On July 28, 2016, the Company's Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.125 per share, payable on September 29, 2016 to all shareholders as of September 15, 2016 (the record date). As of July 27, 2016, there were 172,378,640 shares outstanding.

Diluted Weighted Number of Shares

Diluted earnings per share is determined using the if-converted method. Under this method, the Company assumes that the Convertible Notes (which were issued in June 2014) are converted into common shares at the beginning of each period and the interest and non-cash amortization expense associated with these notes of $5.4 million and $10.8 million during the three and six months ended June 30, 2016, respectively, are not incurred. Conversion is not assumed if the results of this calculation are anti-dilutive.

For the three and six months ended June 30, 2016, the Company's basic weighted average number of shares were 161,381,900 and 160,931,752, respectively. The Company's diluted weighted average number of shares for those periods were 165,943,795 and 166,306,290, respectively which excludes the impact of the Convertible Notes since the if-converted method was anti-dilutive. As of the date hereof, the Convertible Notes are not eligible for conversion.

Summary of Recent and Second Quarter Significant Events:

  • Below is a summary of the average daily TCE revenue and duration for voyages fixed thus far in the third quarter of 2016:
    • For the LR2s in the pool: approximately $17,000 per day for 47% of the days
    • For the LR1 in the pool: approximately $13,000 per day for 42% of the days
    • For the MRs in the pool: approximately $14,000 per day for 38% of the days
    • For the Handymaxes in the pool: approximately $11,000 per day for 32% of the days
  • Below is a summary of the average daily TCE revenue earned during the second quarter of 2016:
    • For the LR2s in the pool: $20,402 per revenue day
    • For the LR1 in the pool: $19,149 per revenue day
    • For the MRs in the pool: $16,405 per revenue day
    • For the Handymaxes in the pool: $12,924 per revenue day
  • Reduced the Company's outstanding debt by $95.1 million between April 1, 2016 and July 27, 2016.
  • Received a commitment for a credit facility of up to $300 million from ABN AMRO Bank N.V, Nordea Bank Finland plc, acting through its New York branch, and Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB, the proceeds of which are expected to be used to refinance the existing indebtedness on 16 MR product tankers.
  • Executed a credit facility with NIBC Bank N.V. in June 2016 to refinance the existing indebtedness on two 2013 built MR product tankers; the loan was fully drawn in July 2016.
  • Took delivery of STI Jermyn, an LR2 product tanker that was under construction, from Daehan Shipbuilding Co., Ltd ("DHSC") in June 2016.
  • Agreed to time charter-in three MR product tankers consisting of a 2013 built MR product tanker for one year at $15,800 per day (delivered in July 2016) and two 2011 built MR product tankers, each for two years at $15,250 per day (expected to be delivered in August 2016).
  • Repurchased $5.0 million aggregate principal amount of the Convertible Notes for $847.50 per $1,000 aggregate principal amount in May 2016.
  • Repurchased 657,154 common shares at an average price of $4.26 per share in July 2016. The repurchased shares are being held as treasury shares.
  • Paid a quarterly cash dividend on the Company's common stock of $0.125 per share in June 2016.

$300 Million Credit Facility Commitment

In July 2016, the Company received a commitment for a loan facility of up to $300 million from ABN AMRO Bank N.V, Nordea Bank Finland plc, acting through its New York branch, and Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB. The borrowings under the loan facility are expected to be used to refinance the existing indebtedness relating to 16 MR product tankers, and the loan facility has a final maturity of five years from the first drawdown date, and bears interest at LIBOR plus a margin of 2.50% per annum. The loan facility is expected to be comprised of a term loan up to $200 million and a revolver up to $100 million, and the availability may be used to finance up to 60% of the fair market value of the respective vessels at the time of delivery. The loan facility is subject to customary conditions precedent and the execution of definitive documentation.

NIBC Credit Facility

In June 2016, the Company executed a loan facility with NIBC Bank N.V. This facility was fully drawn in July 2016, and the proceeds of $40.8 million were used to refinance the existing indebtedness on two 2013 built MR product tankers. The loan facility has a final maturity of five years from the signing date and bears interest at LIBOR plus a margin of 2.50% per annum.

Vessel deliveries

In June 2016, the Company took delivery of STI Jermyn, an LR2 product tanker from DHSC. The Company drew down $26.0 million under its ING Credit Facility to partially finance the purchase price of this vessel.

In April 2016, the Company took delivery of STI Lombard, an LR2 product tanker that was previously bareboat chartered-in, and paid the remaining 90% of the purchase price, or $53.1 million, upon delivery. The Company drew down $26.5 million from its ING Credit Facility to partially finance this transaction.

$250 Million Securities Repurchase Program

In May 2015, the Company's Board of Directors authorized a Securities Repurchase Program to purchase up to an aggregate of $250 million of the Company's securities, which currently consist of its (i) Convertible Notes, which were issued in June 2014, (ii) Unsecured Senior Notes Due 2020 (NYSE: SBNA), which were issued in May 2014, and (iii) Unsecured Senior Notes Due 2017 (NYSE: SBNB), which were issued in October 2014. As of the date hereof, the Company has the authority to purchase up to an additional $153.3 million of its securities under its Securities Repurchase Program. The Company expects to repurchase its securities in the open market, at times and prices that are considered to be appropriate by the Company, but is not obligated under the terms of the Securities Repurchase Program to repurchase any of its securities.

Since April 1, 2016 through the date of this press release, the Company has repurchased its securities as follows:

  • an aggregate of 657,154 of its common shares at an average price of $4.26 per share; the repurchased shares are being held as treasury shares. There are 172,378,640 shares outstanding as of July 27, 2016.
  • $5.0 million aggregate principal amount of its Convertible Notes at an average price of $847.50 per $1,000 principal amount.

Time Charter-in Update

In July 2016, the Company agreed to time charter-in two 2011 built MR product tankers, each for two years at $15,250 per day. The Company also has an option to extend each charter for an additional year at $16,000 per day. These vessels are expected to be delivered in August 2016.

In July 2016, the Company time chartered-in a 2013 built MR product tanker for one year at $15,800 per day. The Company also has an option to extend the charter for an additional year at $17,000 per day. This vessel was delivered in July 2016.

In April 2016, the Company exercised its option to extend the charter on an MR product tanker that is currently time chartered-in for an additional year at $16,350 per day effective May 2016.

Conference Call

The Company will have a conference call on July 28, 2016 at 11:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time and 5:00 PM Central European Summer Time.

Participants should dial into the call 10 minutes before the scheduled time using the following numbers: 1 (888) 599-8658 (U.S.) or +1 (913) 312-0868 (International). The conference participant passcode is 2851242. The information provided on the teleconference is only accurate at the time of the conference call, and the Company will take no responsibility for providing updated information.

Slides and Audio Webcast:

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

Webcast URL: https://www.webcaster4.com/Webcast/Page/610/16297

Current Liquidity
As of July 27, 2016, the Company had $164.6 million in cash.

Debt 
Set forth below is a summary of the Company's outstanding indebtedness as of the dates presented:

                         
In millions of U.S. dollars   Outstanding as of March 31, 2016   Activity: Drawdowns and (repayments), net   Outstanding as of June 30, 2016   Activity: Drawdowns and (repayments), net   Outstanding as of July 27, 2016   Availability as of July 27, 2016
2011 Credit Facility   $ 99.0   $ (2.0 )   $ 97.0   $ -     $ 97.0   $ -
Newbuilding Credit Facility     70.3     (1.5 )     68.8     -       68.8     -
2013 Credit Facility (1)     385.0     (57.0 )     328.0     (36.9 )     291.1     -
K-Sure Credit Facility (2)     406.7     (58.4 )     348.3     (14.9 )     333.4     -
KEXIM Credit Facility     383.4     -       383.4     (4.3 )     379.1     -
ING Credit Facility (3)     60.1     68.6       128.7     (1.1 )     127.6     -
ABN AMRO Credit Facility     137.4     (2.4 )     135.0     (0.6 )     134.4     -
BNP Paribas Credit Facility     34.0     (0.6 )     33.4     -       33.4     -
Credit Suisse Credit Facility     -     -       -     -       -     61.2
Scotiabank Credit Facility (4)     -     33.3       33.3     -       33.3     -
NIBC Credit Facility (5)     -     -       -     40.8       40.8     -
Finance lease (6)     53.1     (53.1 )     -     -       -     -
2020 senior unsecured notes     53.8     -       53.8     -       53.8     -
2017 senior unsecured notes     51.8     -       51.8     -       51.8     -
Convertible Notes (7)     353.5     (5.0 )     348.5     -       348.5     -
2016 $300 million Credit Facility (8)     -     -       -     -       -     300.0
    $ 2,088.1   $ (78.1 )   $ 2,010.0   $ (17.0 )   $ 1,993.0   $ 361.2
(1)   Activity for the 2013 Credit Facility includes the following repayments in connection with the refinancing of outstanding borrowings thereunder (i) $18.3 million related to STI Osceola, which was refinanced in April 2016, (ii) $32.5 million related to STI Rose, which was refinanced in June 2016, (iii) $18.4 million related to STI Fontvieille, which was refinanced in July 2016, and (iv) $18.5 million related to STI Ville, which was refinanced in July 2016. The Company also made a scheduled principal repayment of $6.2 million in June 2016.
     
(2)   Activity for the K-Sure Credit Facility includes the aggregate repayment of $55.1 million in connection with the sales of STI ChelseaSTI Olivia and STI Powai in April 2016, April 2016 and May 2016, respectively. The Company also made a scheduled principal repayments of $3.3 million in June 2016 and $14.9 million in July 2016.
     
(3)   Activity for the ING Credit Facility includes drawdowns of (i) $26.5 million to partially finance the purchase price of STI Lombard in April 2016, (ii) $17.1 million as part of the refinancing of the amounts borrowed for STI Osceolain April 2016 and (iii) $26.0 million to partially finance the purchase price of STI Jermyn in June 2016. These drawdowns were offset by scheduled principal repayments of $1.0 million during the second quarter of 2016 and $1.1 million in July 2016.
     
(4)   Activity for the Scotiabank Credit Facility includes the drawdown of $33.3 millionwhich was used to refinance the outstanding borrowings relating to STI Rose in June 2016.
     
(5)   The Company executed a loan facility with NIBC Bank N.V. in June 2016. The facility has a maturity of five years from the agreement date and bears interest at LIBOR plus a margin of 2.50% per annum. This facility was fully drawn in July 2016, and the proceeds were used to refinance the existing indebtedness on STI Ville and STI Fontvieille, which were previously financed under the 2013 Credit Facility.
     
(6)   In April 2016, the Company took delivery of STI Lombard from its previously announced bareboat charter-in agreement and paid the remaining 90% of the purchase price, or $53.1 million, as part of this transaction.
     
(7)   In May 2016, the Company repurchased $5.0 million aggregate principal amount of the Convertible Notes for $847.50 per $1,000 principal amount. $37.8 million and $41.2 million of the amounts outstanding have been attributed to the conversion feature of the Convertible Notes and recorded within additional paid in capital on the unaudited condensed consolidated balance sheet as of June 30, 2016 and March 31, 2016, respectively.
     
(8)   In July 2016, the Company received a commitment for a loan facility of up to $300 million from ABN AMRO Bank N.V, Nordea Bank Finland plc, acting through its New York branch, and Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB. The borrowings under the loan facility are expected to be used to refinance the existing indebtedness on 16 MR product tankers and the loan facility bears interest at LIBOR plus a margin of 2.50% per annum. The loan facility is subject to customary conditions precedent and the execution of definitive documentation.
     

Newbuilding Program

During the second quarter of 2016, the Company made installment payments of $77.0 million relating to vessels under its Newbuilding Program.

The Company currently has 10 newbuilding vessel orders (eight MRs and two LR2s) with Hyundai Mipo Dockyard Co., Ltd. ("HMD") and Sungdong Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering Co., Ltd. ("SSME"). Set forth below are the installment payments that have been made and are expected to be made in the third quarter of 2016 and future installment payments *:

     
    In millions of U.S. dollars
Q3 2016 - installment payment made   $ 3.6
Q3 2016 - remaining installment payments     33.2
Q4 2016     42.0
Q1 2017     32.3
Q2 2017     50.2
Q3 2017     50.3
Q4 2017     46.9
Q1 2018     21.6
       
Total   $ 280.1
*These are estimates only and are subject to change as construction progresses.
 

Explanation of Variances on the Second Quarter of 2016 Financial Results Compared to the Second Quarter of 2015

For the three months ended June 30, 2016, the Company recorded net income of $3.8 million compared to net income of $57.6 million for the three months ended June 30, 2015. The following were the significant changes between the two periods:

  • Time charter equivalent, or TCE revenue, a Non-IFRS measure, is vessel revenues less voyage expenses (including bunkers and port charges). TCE revenue is included herein because 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 pool charters), and it provides useful information to investors and management. The following table depicts TCE revenue for the three months ended June 30, 2016 and 2015:
     
    For the three months ended June 30,
In thousands of U.S. dollars   2016   2015
  Vessel revenue   $ 137,214     $ 188,464  
  Voyage expenses     (472 )     (1,112 )
  TCE revenue   $ 136,742     $ 187,352  
                   
  • TCE revenue decreased $50.6 million to $136.7 million from $187.4 million for the three months ended June 30, 2016 and 2015, respectively. This decrease was driven by a decrease in time charter equivalent revenue per day to $16,903 per day from $23,469 per day for the three months ended June 30, 2016 and 2015, respectively (see the breakdown of daily TCE below). TCE revenue per day decreased across all of our operating segments. Global refining margins were robust in 2015, which led to a build-up of product inventories and the deferral of refinery maintenance. As a result, refinery utilization in the second quarter of 2016 decreased as overdue maintenance was performed, thus dampening global demand for product tankers.
  • Vessel operating costs increased $5.1 million to $46.2 million from $41.1 million for the three months ended June 30, 2016 and 2015, respectively. This increase was primarily driven by an increase in the Company's owned fleet to an average of 77.2 vessels from 69.6 vessels for the three months ended June 30, 2016 and 2015, respectively. Overall vessel operating costs per day remained consistent, increasing slightly to $6,585 per day from $6,487 per day for the three months ended June 30, 2016 and 2015, respectively (see the breakdown of daily vessel operating costs below).
  • Charterhire expense decreased $7.2 million to $18.7 million from $25.9 million for the three months ended June 30, 2016 and 2015, respectively. This decrease was primarily driven by a decrease in the Company's time chartered-in fleet to an average of 11.7 vessels from 18.6 vessels for the three months ended June 30, 2016 and 2015, respectively.
  • Depreciation expense increased $4.3 million to $29.9 million from $25.6 million for the three months ended June 30, 2016 and 2015, respectively. This increase was the result of an increase in the average number of owned vessels to 77.2 from 69.6 for the three months ended June 30, 2016 and 2015, respectively.
  • General and administrative expenses decreased $2.4 million to $13.1 million from $15.5 million for the three months ended June 30, 2016 and 2015, respectively. This decrease was primarily driven by reductions in compensation expense (which includes a reduction in restricted stock amortization), and legal and professional fees.
  • Financial expenses increased $4.2 million to $26.0 million from $21.8 million primarily as a result of:
    • an increase in average debt outstanding to $1.98 billion from $1.90 billion for the three months ended June 30, 2016 and 2015, respectively, accompanied by an increase in LIBOR rates over those same periods
    • an aggregate write-off of $3.7 million of deferred financing fees as a result of (i) the sales, and corresponding debt repayments on the amounts borrowed for STI Chelsea, STI Olivia and STI Powai, (ii) the refinancing of the amounts borrowed for STI Rose and STI Osceola and (iii) the repurchase of $5 million aggregate principal amount of the Convertible Notes in May 2016.
  • These increases were offset by an increase in the amount of interest capitalized of $0.5 million.
  • Unrealized gains and losses on derivative financial instruments relate to the change in the fair value of the profit or loss agreement on one of the Company's time chartered-in vessels with a third party who neither owns nor operates the vessel.
  • Financial income for the three months ended June 30, 2016 primarily consists of the gain recorded when the Company repurchased $5.0 million aggregate principal amount of the Company's Convertible Notes for $847.50 per $1,000 principal amount in May 2016.
 
Scorpio Tankers Inc. and Subsidiaries
Condensed Consolidated Statement of Income
(unaudited)
 
    For the three months ended June 30,   For the six months ended June 30,
In thousands of U.S. dollars except per share and share data   2016   2015   2016   2015
Revenue                
  Vessel revenue   $ 137,214   $ 188,464   $ 302,342   $ 349,170
                         
Operating expenses                        
  Vessel operating costs     (46,237)     (41,147)     (94,272)     (78,622)
  Voyage expenses     (472)     (1,112)     (828)     (3,206)
  Charterhire     (18,685)     (25,915)     (34,330)     (54,646)
  Depreciation     (29,885)     (25,550)     (60,089)     (46,958)
  General and administrative expenses     (13,085)     (15,451)     (30,102)     (29,153)
  Gain / (loss) on sales of vessels     137     11     (2,078)     2,019
  Total operating expenses     (108,227)     (109,164)     (221,699)     (210,566)
Operating income     28,987     79,300     80,643     138,604
Other (expense) and income, net                        
  Financial expenses     (26,010)     (21,840)     (51,231)     (39,898)
  Realized gain on derivative financial instruments     -     15     -     55
  Unrealized gain / (loss) on derivative financial instruments     429     64     1,431     (542)
  Financial income     489     53     1,104     78
  Other income (expenses), net     (49)     (4)     (70)     (14)
  Total other expense, net     (25,141)     (21,712)     (48,766)     (40,321)
Net income   $ 3,846   $ 57,588   $ 31,877   $ 98,283
                         
                         
Earnings per share                        
                         
  Basic   $ 0.02   $ 0.35   $ 0.20   $ 0.63
  Diluted   $ 0.02   $ 0.32   $ 0.19   $ 0.56
  Basic weighted average shares outstanding     161,381,900     162,457,319     160,931,752     157,177,056
  Diluted weighted average shares outstanding (1)     165,943,795     199,202,256     166,306,290     193,533,559
(1)   Diluted weighted average shares outstanding, assuming conversion of the Company's Convertible Notes, were 198,076,053 and 198,342,263 for the three and six months ended June 30, 2016, respectively. Earnings per share for these periods did not consider the effect of the Convertible Notes because the if-converted method was anti-dilutive.
     
Scorpio Tankers Inc. and Subsidiaries
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(unaudited)
 
    As of
In thousands of U.S. dollars   June 30, 2016   December 31, 2015
Assets        
Current assets        
Cash and cash equivalents   $ 183,855   $ 200,970
Accounts receivable     53,812     69,017
Prepaid expenses and other current assets     8,399     3,585
Derivative financial instruments     175     -
Inventories     6,187     6,575
Total current assets     252,428     280,147
Non-current assets            
Vessels and drydock     2,974,596     3,087,753
Vessels under construction     113,921     132,218
Other assets     22,937     23,337
Total non-current assets     3,111,454     3,243,308
Total assets   $ 3,363,882   $ 3,523,455
Current liabilities            
Current portion of long-term debt   $ 217,287   $ 124,503
Finance lease liability     -     53,372
Accounts payable     10,941     25,683
Accrued expenses     22,848     32,643
Derivative financial instruments     -     1,175
Total current liabilities     251,076     237,376
Non-current liabilities            
Long-term debt     1,709,084     1,872,114
Derivative financial instruments     -     80
Total non-current liabilities     1,709,084     1,872,194
Total liabilities     1,960,160     2,109,570
Shareholders' equity            
Issued, authorized and fully paid-in share capital:            
Share capital     2,224     2,224
Additional paid-in capital     1,744,240     1,729,314
Treasury shares     (441,018)     (427,311)
Retained earnings     98,276     109,658
Total shareholders' equity     1,403,722     1,413,885
Total liabilities and shareholders' equity   $ 3,363,882   $ 3,523,455
             
Scorpio Tankers Inc. and Subsidiaries
Condensed Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows
(unaudited)
 
    For the six months ended June 30,
In thousands of U.S. dollars   2016   2015
Operating activities        
Net income   $ 31,877   $ 98,283
Loss / (gain) on sales of vessels     2,078     (2,019)
Depreciation     60,089     46,958
Amortization of restricted stock     15,488     15,140
Amortization of deferred financing fees     12,967     7,088
Unrealized (gain) / loss on derivative financial instruments     (1,431)     542
Amortization of acquired time charter contracts     65     346
Accretion of Convertible Notes     5,740     5,471
Gain on repurchase of Convertible Notes     (994)     -
      125,879     171,809
Changes in assets and liabilities:            
Drydock payments     -     -
Decrease / (increase) in inventories     498     (1,075)
Decrease / (increase) in accounts receivable     15,205  
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