Teekay Tankers reported the Company’s results for the quarter ended June 30, 2020.
- Reported GAAP net income of $98.2 million, or $2.91 per share, and adjusted net income(1) of $80.7 million, or $2.39 per share, in the second quarter of 2020 (excluding items listed in Appendix A to this release).
Total Adjusted EBITDA(1) of $124.2 million in the second quarter of 2020.
- Generated approximately $126 million of free cash flow(1) and received proceeds from the sale of a portion of its ship-to-ship transfer support services in the second quarter of 2020, contributing to over a $180 million reduction in net debt(2) and increasing liquidity to approximately $468 million as of June 30, 2020.
- Delivered nine vessels into previously announced time charter-out contracts, increasing the percentage of the fleet on fixed-rate charters to approximately 23 percent and reducing the fleet free cash flow breakeven to approximately $12,700 per day(1)(5) through to mid-2021.
- In early-August 2020, secured a new 3-year, $67 million term loan to refinance an existing debt facility secured by four Suezmax tankers that was scheduled to mature in 2021; Teekay Tankers now has no debt maturities until 2023.
“Teekay Tankers reported another profitable quarter in the second quarter of 2020, generating adjusted net income of approximately $80.7 million, or $2.39 per share,” commented Kevin Mackay, Teekay Tankers’ President and Chief Executive Officer. “The unprecedented impact of COVID-19 continues to be a major area of focus for us, but we have thus far successfully navigated the evolving logistical and regulatory challenges with minimal impact on our operations. As a result of the pandemic, the overall maritime industry has experienced significant challenges related to crew changes, but I am pleased to report that we have safely changed-out a number of crew members on effectively all of our vessels. We continue to work hard with both the industry and inter-governmental organizations to tackle this challenge and bring our remaining overdue colleagues home safely as soon as possible. I am truly proud of how our seafarers and onshore colleagues have responded to ensure crew rotations are completed safely and seamlessly, with no reported COVID-19 cases or interrupted service for our customers.”
“We continue to increase our financial strength, which is one of our strategic priorities,” continued Mr. Mackay. “During the second quarter alone, we generated free cash flow of approximately $126 million and opportunistically sold non-core assets, contributing to a net debt reduction of over $180 million, or approximately 25 percent, to $549 million and increasing our liquidity to $468 million at June 30th. Over the past year, we have transformed our balance sheet, reducing our net debt by approximately $445 million, or 45 percent, and increasing our liquidity by $348 million. In addition, we secured a new 3-year term loan to refinance our last 2021 debt maturity, eliminating any debt maturities until 2023 and further improving our financial flexibility.”
Mr. Mackay added, “We experienced our third straight quarter of strong spot tanker rates and earnings; however, spot tanker rates have come under pressure since mid-May 2020 as a result of the unwinding of floating storage and record OPEC+ production cuts, in addition to lower non-OPEC production, which reduced crude exports. At this point, the near-term outlook is uncertain, but we are pleased to have significantly reduced our effective free cash flow breakevens and near-term spot exposure by locking-in 23 percent of the tanker fleet on fixed-rate contracts at attractive rates, and we are encouraged by fleet supply fundamentals which are markedly more favourable relative to prior market cycles. With a low free cash flow breakeven of approximately $12,700 per day(1) through to mid-2021 as a result of recent well-timed fixed-rate charter contracts, a strong liquidity position, low balance sheet leverage and no debt maturities until 2023, we believe that Teekay Tankers is financially well-positioned to continue creating shareholder value throughout a wide range of possible near-term market conditions.”
(1) Includes expenditures for drydock and ballast water treatment system installation.