Seanergy reports loss in the 3rd quarter

Seanergy-Maritime-Capesize

Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp. announced its financial results for the third quarter and nine months ended September 30, 2015.

For the three months ended September 30, 2015, the Company generated net revenues of $2.6 million. Total equity as of September 30, 2015 was $16.9 million.

Stamatis Tsantanis, the Company’s Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, stated:

“In the third quarter of 2015, we focused in the execution of the $183 million fleet acquisition that we signed in August of 2015. Since the beginning of September 2015, we have seamlessly taken delivery of all seven vessels. As a result, our fleet currently consists of 6 Capesize and 2 Supramax vessels with a carrying capacity in excess of 1.1 million DWT. At the current state of the freight market, our priority will continue to be the efficient operation of our fleet, emphasizing further in cost control for the lowest possible daily break-even of our vessels.

“The dry bulk market is experiencing one of the worst crises of the last 25 years. However, the depressed markets usually represent unique opportunities for acquisitions of quality tonnage. We strongly believe that our fleet expansion represents an opportunity to participate in a market recovery. Our acquisition cost, which is among the lowest of our peers, together with our financing arrangements provide significant potential for our investors. We will continue to cautiously pursue acquisition opportunities that we believe can further enhance value for our shareholders.”

Third Quarter of 2015 & Subsequent Developments:

Agreement to Acquire Seven Dry Bulk Carriers

On August 25, 2015, Seanergy announced that it entered into a purchase agreement with entities affiliated with certain of the Company’s major shareholders to acquire seven secondhand dry bulk vessels, consisting of five Capesize and two Supramax vessels, for a gross purchase price of approximately $183 million. The transactions were approved by both an independent committee of the Company’s Board of Directors and the Company’s Board of Directors.

Delivery of Seven Vessels

1. On September 11, 2015, Seanergy took delivery of the Capesize M/V Premiership.
2. On September 29, 2015, Seanergy took delivery of the Supramax M/V Gladiatorship.
3. On October 13, 2015 Seanergy took delivery of the Capesize M/V Geniuship.
4. On October 21, 2015, Seanergy took delivery of the Supramax M/V Guardianship.
5. On November 3, 2015, Seanergy took delivery of the Capesize M/V Gloriuship.
6. On November 10, 2015, Seanergy took delivery of the Capesize M/V Squireship.
7. On December 7, 2015, Seanergy took delivery of the Capesize M/V Championship.

Agreement for New Loan Facilities

The Company partly financed all seven vessels from four international financial institutions.

On September 1, 2015, the Company entered into an approximately $44.4 million bank loan facility to finance the acquisition of M/V Geniuship and M/V Gloriuship. The loan facility is secured by a first priority mortgage over each of the two vessels.

On September 11, 2015, the Company entered into an approximately $52.7 million bank loan facility to partly finance the acquisition of M/V Premiership, M/V Gladiatorship and M/V Guardianship. The loan facility is secured by a first priority mortgage over each of the three vessels.

On November 4, 2015, the Company entered into an approximately $33.8 million bank loan facility to partly finance the acquisition of M/V Squireship. The loan facility is secured by a first priority mortgage over the vessel.

On December 2, 2015, the Company entered into an approximately $39.4 million bank loan facility to partly finance the acquisition of M/V Championship. The loan facility is secured by a first priority mortgage over the vessel.

Share Purchase Agreement

On September 7, 2015, the Company entered into a share purchase agreement to raise additional equity capital with an entity affiliated with the Company’s Sponsor for an equity contribution of $9.0 million in three tranches, to partly finance the acquisition of three of the seven vessels. All three tranches were contributed by October 21, 2015 in exchange for 50,111,200 common shares of the Company. The purchaser of the newly issued shares has received customary registration rights. The transaction was approved by an independent committee of the Company’s Board of Directors.

Revolving Convertible Promissory Note

On September 7, 2015, the Company issued an unsecured revolving convertible promissory note of approximately up to $6.8 million (the “Applicable Limit”) to an entity affiliated with the Company’s Sponsor for general corporate purposes. From December 14, 2015, and following two amendments on this note, the Applicable Limit has been raised to approximately $11.8 million. To date, the Company has proceeded with drawdowns of approximately $9.8 million.

The revolving convertible promissory note has a tenor of up to five years after the first drawdown and the Applicable Limit is reduced by $2 million each year after the second year following first drawdown. The note bears interest of 3 months Libor plus a margin. At the Sponsor’s option, the Company’s obligations under this note may be paid in common shares of Seanergy.

Filing of F-3 with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”)

The Company filed with the SEC a universal shelf registration statement on Form F-3 pursuant to Rule 415 under the Securities Act of 1933 for the registration of up to $200,000,000 in securities, which was declared effective on August 14, 2015.

Extension to Regain Compliance with Nasdaq Listing Rule 5550(a)(2)

On July 28, 2015, the Company received a notice from Nasdaq, granting the Company an extension of time until January 25, 2016, to regain compliance with Nasdaq Listing Rule 5550(a)(2) that is minimum $1.00 per share bid price requirement. Under the terms of the extension, if compliance cannot be demonstrated by January 25, 2016, the staff of the SEC, or the Staff, will provide written notification that the Company’s securities will be delisted. At that time, the Company may appeal the Staff’s determination to a Hearings Panel. The Company intends to cure the deficiency within the prescribed grace period. During this time the Company’s common stock will continue to be listed and trade on NASDAQ and its business operations are not affected by the receipt of the notification.

LEAVE A COMMENT

×

Comments are closed.