Navigator Holdings Posts Net Loss for Third Quarter

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Navigator Holdings Ltd. reported operating revenue of $70.2 million for the three months ended September 30, 2017.

EBITDA(1) was $27.1 million for the three months ended September 30, 2017.

Earnings were a net loss of $1.1 million for the three months ended September 30, 2017, or $0.02 loss per share.

Took delivery of Navigator Jorf, a 38,000 cbm fully-refrigerated vessel from HMD on July 20, 2017. The vessel commenced a ten year time charter on August 22, 2017.

Earlier , we took delivery of Navigator Prominence, a 37,300 cubic meter semi-refrigerated gas carrier and our final newbuilding. We drew down $51.2 million from a bank loan facility to partially finance the delivery installment.

We continue to see strong demand for the proposed ethylene marine export terminal on the Houston Ship Channel, the proposed joint venture with Enterprise Product Partners L.P. announced in July.

Charter revenue from spot voyages remained significantly focused on the petrochemical sector, with the transportation of petrochemicals accounting for 96% of our spot revenue for the three months ended September 30, 2017. Typically, the summer months offer fewer opportunities in the LPG freight markets as was the case during the summer of 2017, which reflect a continuing lack of LPG and petrochemical arbitrage between producing and consuming areas. Our charter rates achieved during the quarter reflect a premium to those available to the general market as a result of our strategic positioning of seeking a mixed portfolio of customers and charter durations across the gas spectrum of LPG, petrochemicals and ammonia.

We delivered our first 38,000 cbm fully-refrigerated ammonia carrier to our partner, Office Cherifien des Phosphates (“OCP”) on August 22, 2017, commencing a ten year time charter facilitating the transportation of ammonia from Europe and the U.S. to Morocco. We are also now discussing charter and contract of affreightment renewals with a number of charterers for at least eight vessels with contracts maturing over the coming months.

Navigator Gas is the owner and operator of the world’s largest fleet of handysize liquefied gas carriers and provides international and regional seaborne transportation services of liquefied petroleum gas, petrochemical gases and ammonia for energy companies, industrial users and commodity traders. Navigator’s fleet consists of 38 semi- or fully-refrigerated liquefied gas carriers.

Source: Navigator Holdings

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