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Ardmore Shipping Corporation Announces Financial Results For The Three And Six Months Ended June 30, 2020

Ardmore Shipping Corporation Announces Financial Results For The Three And Six Months Ended June 30, 2020

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HAMILTON, Bermuda, July 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Ardmore Shipping Corporation (NYSE: ASC) ("Ardmore", the "Company" or "we") today announced results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2020.

Highlights and Recent Activity

  • Reported net income of $13.6 million for the three months ended June 30, 2020, or $0.41 earnings per basic and diluted share, as compared to a net loss of $9.9 million, or $0.30 loss per basic and diluted share, for the three months ended June 30, 2019. Net loss for the three months ended June 30, 2019 includes the loss on sale of the Ardmore Seafarer of $6.6 million. Reported EBITDA (see Non-GAAP Measures section) of $27.9 million for the three months ended June 30, 2020 as compared to $5.7 million for the three months ended June 30, 2019.
     
  • Reported Adjusted earnings (see Non-GAAP Measures section) of $13.7 million for the three months ended June 30, 2020 or $0.41 Adjusted earnings per basic share and diluted share, as compared to Adjusted loss of $3.4 million, or $0.10 Adjusted loss per basic and diluted share, for the three months ended June 30, 2019. Reported Adjusted EBITDA (see Non-GAAP Measures section) of $27.9 million for the three months ended June 30, 2020, as compared to $12.3 million for the three months ended June 30, 2019.
     
  • Reported net income of $20.1 million for the six months ended June 30, 2020, or $0.61 earnings per basic and diluted share, as compared to a net loss of $19.1 million, or $0.58 loss per basic and diluted share, for the six months ended June 30, 2019. Net loss for the six months ended June 30, 2019 includes aggregate loss on the sales of the Ardmore Seamaster and Ardmore Seafarer of $13.2 million. Reported EBITDA (see Non-GAAP Measures section) of $48.9 million for the six months ended June 30, 2020, as compared to $12.7 million for the six months ended June 30, 2019.
     
  • Reported Adjusted earnings (see Non-GAAP Measures section) of $20.2 million for the six months ended June 30, 2020, or $0.61 Adjusted earnings per basic and diluted share, as compared to an Adjusted loss of $5.9 million, or $0.18 Adjusted loss per basic and diluted share, for the six months ended June 30, 2019. Reported adjusted EBITDA (see Non-GAAP Measures section) of $48.9 million for the six months ended June 30, 2020, as compared to $25.9 million for the six months ended June 30, 2019.
     
  • MR tankers earned an average TCE rate of $21,256 per day for the three months ended June 30, 2020 and $20,280 per day for the six months ended June 30, 2020. Chemical tankers earned an average TCE rate of $16,337 per day for the three months ended June 30, 2020, and an average of $17,864 per day for the six months ended June 30, 2020.
     
  • In May 2020, the Company entered floating-to-fixed interest rate swaps with a total notional amount of $324 million at an average fixed interest rate of 0.32% for a term of three years.
     
  • In July 2020, the Company completed its first sustainability-linked finance facility with ABN AMRO; the new $15 million receivables facility contains a pricing adjustment feature linked to Ardmore's performance on carbon emission reduction and other environmental and social initiatives. The facility's performance targets for carbon emission reduction align with International Maritime Organization's targets for GHG emissions reduction.
     
  • On July 21, 2020, the Company agreed to acquire a 50,093 Dwt 2010 Japanese-built MR product tanker for a purchase price of $16.7 million. The vessel completed second special survey and ballast water treatment installation in June and is expected to deliver to Ardmore in August 2020.
     
  • On July 23, 2020, the Company entered into an agreement to charter-in a 47,981 Dwt 2010 Japanese-built MR product tanker for one year at a rate of approximately $13,400 per day, plus a one-year extension option. Delivery is expected in September 2020.
     
  • On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization declared the recent novel coronavirus (COVID 19) outbreak a pandemic. In response to the outbreak, many countries, ports and organizations, including those where the Company conducts a large part of its operations, have implemented measures to combat the outbreak, such as quarantines and travel restrictions. Such measures have caused and will likely continue to cause sever trade disruptions. The extent to which COVID-19 will impact the Company's results of operations and financial condition, including possible impairments, will depend on future developments, which are highly uncertain and cannot be predicted, including new information which may emerge concerning the severity of the virus and the actions to contain or treat its impact, among others. Accordingly, an estimate of the impact cannot be made at this time.

Anthony Gurnee, the Company's Chief Executive Officer, commented:

"We are pleased to report a very profitable second quarter with 41 cents in earnings per share, reflecting solid Ardmore chartering performance on the back of strong trading conditions driven by volatility and market disruption. We have taken advantage of these conditions to build cash and strengthen our balance sheet: our leverage on a net debt basis is down to 48.5% and cash and undrawn lines as of now is $82 million, therefore our capital allocation policy and priorities are working as intended.

The more recent market weakness has also presented attractive opportunities, and we are pleased to announce the acquisition of a high-quality Japanese MR built 2010 for $16.7 million.  The ship completed its required second special survey and ballast water treatment system installation recently in June, saving us that cost and effectively reducing the price by $2 million in addition to enabling it to trade uninterrupted until its next docking in 2023.  We have also recently chartered-in another 2010-built Japanese MR for one year at a rate of $13,400 per day plus one option year with delivery expected in September.

Meanwhile, the charter market is playing out as expected in reaction to underlying macroeconomic and oil market conditions, with the earlier spikes in rates followed by lows in recent weeks, and now with signals emerging that we are coming off a bottom. The oil market itself remains in turmoil; inventory levels remain high, global oil consumption is recovering to differing degrees across geographies and oil production is set to increase in August under the existing OPEC+ agreement. 

Overall, we are very satisfied with the Company's performance throughout the first half of the year in which we have earned 61 cents per share. While the near-term outlook remains uncertain and market conditions are highly volatile, we maintain our long-term positive view and will continue with our capital allocation priorities while also sustaining our spot-market earnings power and seeking opportunities to build long-term value for our shareholders."    

Summary of Recent and Second Quarter 2020 Events

Fleet

Fleet Operations and Employment

As at June 30, 2020, the Company had 25 vessels in operation, including 19 Eco MR tankers ranging from 45,000 deadweight tonnes (Dwt) to 49,999 Dwt (15 Eco-Design and four Eco-Mod) and six Eco-Design IMO 2 product / chemical tankers ranging from 25,000 Dwt to 37,800 Dwt.

MR Tankers (45,000 Dwt – 49,999 Dwt)

At the end of the second quarter of 2020, the Company had 19 Eco MR tankers trading in the spot market. The Eco MR tankers earned an average TCE rate of $21,256 per day in the second quarter of 2020. The Company's 15 Eco-Design MR tankers earned an average TCE rate of $21,539 per day in the second quarter of 2020, and the Company's four Eco-Mod MR tankers earned an average TCE rate of $20,192 per day.

In the third quarter of 2020, the Company expects to have all revenue days for its MR Eco-Design and MR Eco-Mod tankers employed in the spot market or on short-term time charter. As of July 28, 2020, the Company had fixed approximately 50% of its total MR revenue days for the third quarter of 2020 at an average TCE rate of approximately $13,800 per day in line with market conditions but not reflective of potentially stronger rates in the back half of the quarter.

Product / Chemical Tankers (IMO 2: 25,000 Dwt – 37,800 Dwt)

At the end of the second quarter of 2020, the Company had six Eco-Design IMO 2 product / chemical tankers in operation, all of which were trading in the spot market. During the second quarter of 2020, the Company's six Eco-Design product / chemical vessels earned an average TCE rate of $16,337 per day.

In the third quarter of 2020, the Company expects to have all revenue days for its Eco-Design IMO 2 product / chemical tankers employed in the spot market. As of July 28, 2020, the Company had fixed approximately 45% of its Eco-Design IMO 2 product / chemical tankers spot revenue days for the third quarter of 2020 at an average TCE rate of approximately $11,200 per day also in line with market conditions but not reflective of potentially stronger rates in the back half of the quarter.

Drydocking

The Company had no drydock or repositioning days in the second quarter of 2020. The Company does not expect to have any drydock days in the third quarter of 2020.

Capital Allocation Policy

Consistent with the Company's capital allocation policy, the Company is not declaring a dividend for the second quarter of 2020.

Financing

In May 2020, the Company entered floating-to-fixed interest rate swaps with a total notional amount of $324 million at an average fixed interest rate of 0.32% for a term of three years.

In July 2020, the Company completed its first sustainability-linked finance facility with ABN AMRO; the new $15 million receivables facility replaces Ardmore's existing receivables facility and contains pricing adjustment feature linked to Ardmore's performance on carbon emission reduction and other environmental and social initiatives. The facility's targets for carbon emission reduction align with International Maritime Organization's targets for GHG emissions reduction. The facility recognises Ardmore's current strong performance on Environmental Social and Governance ("ESG") initiatives including, carbon emission levels which significantly outperform the targets set out under the Poseidon Principles, and a very diverse organisation with employees representing 10 nationalities of which 59% are female.  The pricing structure in the new facility will reward the Company for maintaining its carbon emission reduction trajectory and overall performance on ESG. The other commercial terms and conditions are improved from the prior receivables' facility and the new facility will mature in July 2022 with options to extend.

Vessel Additions

On July 21, 2020, Ardmore agreed to acquire a 50,093 Dwt, 2010 Japanese-built MR product tanker for a purchase price of $16.7 million. The vessel has recently completed its required special survey and ballast water treatment system installation enabling it to trade uninterrupted until its next docking in 2023. The vessel is scheduled to be delivered to Ardmore in late August, bringing the Company's fleet of MR product and chemical tankers to 26 vessels.

On July 23, 2020, the Company entered into an agreement to charter-in a 47,981 Dwt 2010 Japanese-built MR product tanker for one year at a rate of approximately $13,400 per day, plus a one-year extension option. Delivery is expected in September 2020.

Results for the Three Months Ended June 30, 2020 and 2019

The Company reported net income of $13.6 million for the three months ended June 30, 2020, or $0.41 earnings per basic and diluted share, as compared to a net loss of $9.9 million, or $0.30 loss per basic and diluted share, for the three months ended June 30, 2019. Net loss for the three months ended June 30, 2019 includes the loss on sale of the Ardmore Seafarer of $6.6 million. The Company reported EBITDA (see Non-GAAP Measures section) of $27.9 million for the three months ended June 30, 2020 as compared to $5.7 million for the three months ended June 30, 2019.

The Company reported Adjusted earnings (see Non-GAAP Measures section) of $13.7 million for the three months ended June 30, 2020 or $0.41 Adjusted earnings per basic share and diluted share, as compared to Adjusted loss of $3.4 million, or $0.10 Adjusted loss per basic and diluted share, for the three months ended June 30, 2019. The Company reported Adjusted EBITDA (see Non-GAAP Measures section) of $27.9 million for the three months ended June 30, 2020, as compared to $12.3 million for the three months ended June 30, 2019.

Results for the Six Months Ended June 30, 2020 and 2019

The Company reported net income of $20.1 million for the six months ended June 30, 2020, or $0.61 earnings per basic and diluted share, as compared to a net loss of $19.1 million, or $0.58 loss per basic and diluted share, for the six months ended June 30, 2019. Net loss for the six months ended June 30, 2019 includes the aggregated loss on the sales of the Ardmore Seamaster and Ardmore Seafarer of $13.2 million. The Company reported EBITDA (see Non-GAAP Measures section) of $48.9 million for the six months ended June 30, 2020 as compared to $12.7 million for the six months ended June 30, 2019.

The Company reported Adjusted earnings (see Non-GAAP Measures section) of $20.2 million for the six months ended June 30, 2020 or $0.61 earnings per basic and diluted share, as compared to an Adjusted loss of $5.9 million, or $0.18 Adjusted loss per basic and diluted share, for the six months ended June 30, 2019. The Company reported Adjusted EBITDA (see Non-GAAP Measures section) of $48.9 million for the six months ended June 30, 2020, as compared to $25.9 million for the six months ended June 30, 2019.

Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Results for the Three Months Ended June 30, 2020 and 2019

Revenue. Revenue for the three months ended June 30, 2020 was $68.0 million, an increase of $13.0 million from $55.0 million for the three months ended June 30, 2019.

The Company's average number of owned vessels decreased to 25.0 for the three months ended June 30, 2020, from 25.6 for the three months ended June 30, 2019, resulting in revenue days of 2,269 for the three months ended June 30, 2020, as compared to 2,285 for the three months ended June 30, 2019. The Company had 25 vessels employed directly in the spot market as at June 30, 2020 and 2019, respectively. The decrease in revenue days resulted in a decrease in revenue of $0.4 million, while changes in spot rates resulted in an increase in revenue of $13.4 million for the three months ended June 30, 2020.

Voyage Expenses. Voyage expenses were $20.9 million for the three months ended June 30, 2020, a decrease of $2.4 million from $23.3 million for the three months ended June 30, 2019. Voyage expenses decreased primarily due to the decrease in bunker prices for the three months ended June 30, 2020, compared to the three months ended June 30, 2019.

TCE Rate. The average TCE rate for our fleet was $20,072 per day for the three months ended June 30, 2020, an increase of $5,697 per day from $14,375 per day for the three months ended June 30, 2019. The increase in average TCE rate was the result of higher spot rates and lower voyage expenses, for the three months ended June 30, 2020. TCE rates represent net revenues (or revenue less voyage expenses) divided by revenue days.

Vessel Operating Expenses. Vessel operating expenses were $14.3 million for the three months ended June 30, 2020, a decrease of $0.6 million from $14.9 million for the three months ended June 30, 2019. This decrease is due to a decrease in the average number of vessels in operation for the three months ended June 30, 2020, as well as the impact of less crew changes due to COVID-19 and the timing of vessel operating expenses between quarters. Vessel operating expenses, by their nature, are prone to fluctuations between periods. Average fleet operating expenses per day, including technical management fees, were $6,325 per vessel for the three months ended June 30, 2020, as compared to $6,393 per vessel for the three months ended June 30, 2019.

Depreciation. Depreciation expense for the three months ended June 30, 2020 was $7.9 million, a decrease of $0.1 million from $8.0 million for the three months ended June 30, 2019. This decrease is primarily due to a decrease in the average number of owned vessels for the three months ended June 30, 2020.

Amortization of Deferred Drydock Expenditures. Amortization of deferred drydock expenditures for the three months ended June 30, 2020 was $1.5 million, an increase of $0.4 million from $1.1 million for the three months ended June 30, 2019. The increase is primarily due to an increased number of drydockings as the Company's fleet ages. The deferred costs of drydockings for a given vessel are amortized on a straight-line basis to the next scheduled drydocking of the vessel.

General and Administrative Expenses: Corporate. Corporate-related general and administrative expenses for the three months ended June 30, 2020 were $4.0 million, consistent with $3.9 million for the three months ended June 30, 2019.

General and Administrative Expenses: Commercial and Chartering. Commercial and chartering expenses are the expenses attributable to the Company's chartering and commercial operations departments in connection with the Company's spot trading activities. Commercial and chartering expenses for the three months ended June 30, 2020 were $0.9 million, an increase of $0.3 million from $0.6 million for the three months ended June 30, 2019. This increase is as a result of higher staff costs in the three months ended June 30, 2020.

Unrealized losses on derivatives. Unrealized losses on derivatives for the three months ended June 30, 2020 was $0.1 million compared to no unrealized losses for the three months ended June 30, 2019. The loss for the three months ended June 30, 2020 relates to derivatives entered into in May 2020 that are not designated as hedging instruments. 

Loss on Sale of Vessel. No loss on sale of vessel was recognized for the three months ended June 30, 2020 compared to $6.6 million for the three months ended June 30, 2019 in relation to the sale of the Ardmore Seafarer.

Interest Expense and Finance Costs. Interest expense and finance costs include loan interest, finance lease interest, and amortization of deferred finance fees. Interest expense and finance costs for the three months ended June 30, 2020 were $4.8 million, a decrease of $2.0 million from $6.8 million for the three months ended June 30, 2019. Cash interest expense decreased by $1.9 million to $4.4 million for the three months ended June 30, 2020, from $6.3 million for the three months ended June 30, 2019, primarily due to a decreased average LIBOR during the three months ended June 30, 2020, compared to the three months ended June 30, 2019. Amortization of deferred finance fees for the three months ended June 30, 2020 were $0.4 million, a decrease of $0.1 million from $0.5 million for the three months ended June 30, 2019.

Liquidity

As at June 30, 2020, the Company had $72.9 million (December 31, 2019: $51.7 million) available in cash and cash equivalents. The Company drew down an additional $10.9 million from its revolving credit facilities in the first quarter, in order to maintain a strong liquidity position and financial flexibility resulting in an increase in amounts outstanding on these facilities. The following debt and lease liabilities (net of deferred finance fees) were outstanding as at the dates indicated:


As at


June 30, 2020


December 31, 2019

Cash

$ 72,913,274


$ 51,723,107





Finance leases

203,879,326


212,799,694

Senior Debt

156,758,389


163,264,006

Revolving Credit Facilities

54,197,108


44,019,007

Total gross debt

414,843,823


420,082,707





Total net debt

$ 341,921,549


$ 368,359,600

 

Conference Call                                                   

The Company plans to have a conference call on July 28, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time to discuss its results for the quarter ended June 30, 2020. All interested parties are invited to listen to the live conference call and slide presentation by choosing from the following options:

  1. By dialing 844-492-3728 (U.S.) or 412-542-4189 (International) and referencing "Ardmore Shipping."
  2. By accessing the live webcast at Ardmore Shipping's website at www.ardmoreshipping.com.

Participants should dial into the call 10 minutes before the scheduled time.

If you are unable to participate at this time, an audio replay of the call will be available through August 4, 2020 at 877-344-7529 or 412-317-0088. Enter the passcode 10145250 to access the audio replay. A recording of the webcast, with associated slides, will also be available on the Company's website. 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.

About Ardmore Shipping Corporation

Ardmore owns and operates a fleet of MR product and chemical tankers ranging from 25,000 to 50,000 deadweight tonnes. Ardmore provides seaborne transportation of petroleum products and chemicals worldwide to oil majors, national oil companies, oil and chemical traders, and chemical companies, with its modern, fuel-efficient fleet of mid-size product and chemical tankers.

We are strategically focused on modern, fuel-efficient, mid-size product and chemical tankers. We actively pursue opportunities to exploit the overlap we believe exists between the clean petroleum product ("CPP") and chemical sectors in order to enhance earnings, and also seek to engage in more complex CPP trades, such as multi-grade and multi-port loading and discharging operations, where our knowledge of chemical operations is beneficial to our CPP customers. Our fuel-efficient operations are designed to enhance our investment returns and provide value-added service to our customers. We believe we are at the forefront of fuel efficiency and emissions reduction trends and are well positioned to capitalize on these developments with our fleet of Eco-design and Eco-mod vessels. Our acquisition strategy is to continue to build our fleet with Eco-design newbuildings and modern second-hand vessels that can be upgraded to Eco-mod. We have a resolute focus on both high-quality service and efficient operations, and we believe that our corporate overhead and operating expenses are among the lowest of our peers.

 

Ardmore Shipping Corporation

Unaudited Interim Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

(Expressed in U.S. Dollars)




As at

ASSETS

June 30, 2020


December 31, 2019

Current assets




Cash and cash equivalents

72,913,274


51,723,107

Receivables, net of allowance for bad debts of $0.9 million (2019: $0.9 million)

33,247,982


30,083,358

Prepaid expenses and other assets

1,655,611


1,940,030

Advances and deposits

4,757,881


4,114,065

Inventories

6,571,304


10,158,735

Total current assets

119,146,052


98,019,295





Non-current assets




Vessels and vessel equipment, net

645,937,320


660,823,330

Deferred drydock expenditures, net

8,773,038


7,668,711

Ballast water treatment systems, installation in progress

750,120


384,408

Other non-current assets, net

812,447


917,222

Amount receivable in respect of finance leases

2,880,000


2,880,000

Operating lease, right of use asset

1,859,284


1,745,464

Total non-current assets

661,012,209


674,419,135





TOTAL ASSETS

780,158,261


772,438,430





LIABILITIES AND EQUITY




Current liabilities




Accounts payable

3,373,587


4,789,935

Accrued expenses

11,462,985


16,278,084

Accrued interest on debt and finance leases

685,316


880,183

Current portion of long-term debt

17,695,140


20,216,171

Current portion of finance lease obligations 

18,189,498


17,975,322

Current portion of derivative liabilities

169,473


-

Current portion of operating lease obligations

430,272


289,231

Total current liabilities

52,006,271


60,428,926





Non-current liabilities




Non-current portion of long-term debt

192,387,568


187,066,842

Non-current portion of finance lease obligations

188,569,828


197,704,372

Non-current portion of derivative liabilities

703,316


-

Non-current portion of operating lease obligations

1,135,330


1,182,522

Total non-current liabilities

382,796,042


385,953,736





Stockholders' equity




Common stock

352,067


350,192

Additional paid in capital

416,811,014


416,841,494

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

(773,419)


-

Treasury stock

(15,348,909)


(15,348,909)

Accumulated deficit

(55,684,805)


(75,787,009)

Total stockholders' equity

345,355,948


326,055,768





TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY

780,158,261


772,438,430


 

Ardmore Shipping Corporation

Unaudited Interim Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations

(Expressed in U.S. Dollars, except for shares)




Three months ended


Six months ended


June 30, 2020


June 30, 2019


June 30, 2020


June 30, 2019









Revenue, net

67,932,494


54,992,101


133,126,009


117,258,488









Commissions and voyage expenses

(20,871,765)


(23,279,177)


(44,534,157)


(50,529,301)

Vessel operating expenses

(14,313,236)


(14,878,738)


(29,999,390)


(31,717,026)

Depreciation

(7,945,434)


(8,032,393)


(15,800,393)


(16,262,885)

Amortization of deferred drydock expenditure

(1,492,328)


(1,114,880)


(2,777,670)


(2,253,643)

General and administrative expenses








Corporate

(3,987,796)


(3,909,557)


(7,973,474)


(7,492,730)

Commercial and chartering

(852,364)


(593,059)


(1,719,751)


(1,649,680)

Unrealized losses on derivatives

(99,292)


-


(99,292)


-

Loss on sale of vessels

-


(6,592,429)


-


(13,162,192)

Interest expense and finance costs

(4,782,484)


(6,805,234)


(10,229,105)


(13,762,894)

Interest income

73,988


318,661


218,190


556,999









Income / (loss) before taxes

13,661,783


(9,894,705)


20,210,967


(19,014,864)









Income tax

(78,260)


(48,300)


(108,763)


(81,920)









Net income / (loss)

13,583,523


(9,943,005)


20,102,204


(19,096,784)









Earnings / (loss) per share, basic

0.41


(0.30)


0.61


(0.58)

Earnings / (loss) per share, diluted

0.41


(0.30)


0.61


(0.58)









ADJUSTED EARNINGS / LOSS (1)















Adjusted earnings / (loss)

13,682,815


(3,350,576)


20,201,496


(5,934,592)

Adjusted earnings / (loss) per share, basic

0.41


(0.10)


0.61


(0.18)

Adjusted earnings / (loss) per share, diluted

0.41


(0.10)


0.61


(0.18)









Weighted average number of shares outstanding, basic

33,247,848


33,097,831


33,222,383


33,097,831

Weighted average number of shares outstanding, diluted

33,356,978


33,097,831


33,357,635


33,097,831



(1)

Adjusted earnings / (loss) is a non-GAAP measure and is defined and reconciled under the "Non-GAAP Measures" section. Adjusted earnings / (loss) has been calculated as Earnings per share reported under US GAAP as adjusted for unrealized and realized gains and losses and extraordinary items.

 

Ardmore Shipping Corporation

Unaudited Interim Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(Expressed in U.S. Dollars)




Six months ended


June 30, 2020


June 30, 2019

CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES




Net income / (loss)

20,102,204


(19,096,784)

Adjustments to reconcile net income / (loss) to net cash provided by

operating activities:




Depreciation

15,800,393


16,262,885

Amortization of deferred drydock expenditures

2,777,670


2,253,643

Share-based compensation

1,630,702


1,007,626

Loss on sale of vessel

-


13,162,192

Amortization of deferred finance fees

867,309


1,022,394

Unrealized losses on derivatives

99,292



Foreign exchange

(19,971)


(38,379)

Deferred drydock expenditures

(3,566,595)


(3,664,595)

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:




Receivables

(3,164,624)


3,257,864

Prepaid expenses and other assets

284,417


524,251

Advances and deposits

(643,816)


(680,954)

Inventories

3,587,431


3,064,005

Accounts payable

(1,902,923)


(3,412,629)

Accrued expenses and other liabilities

(4,536,813)


(2,708,301)

Accrued interest on debt and finance leases

(189,254)


224,919

Net cash provided by operating activities

31,125,422


11,178,137





CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES




Proceeds from sale of vessels

-


26,557,707

Payments for acquisition of vessels and vessel equipment

(860,418)


(948,732)

Ballast water treatment systems, installation in progress

(365,712)


(285,668)

Payments for other non-current assets

(61,836)


(140,635)

Net cash (used in) / provided by investing activities

(1,287,966)


25,182,672





CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES




Proceeds from long-term debt

10,178,101


-

Repayments of long-term debt

(7,904,486)


(21,087,685)

Repayments of finance leases

(9,261,596)


(17,334,150)

Payment of dividend

(1,659,308)


-

Net cash (used in) financing activities

(8,647,289)


(38,421,835)





Net increase / (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

21,190,167


(2,061,026)





Cash and cash equivalents at the beginning of the year

51,723,107


56,903,038





Cash and cash equivalents at the end of the period

72,913,274


54,842,012

 

Ardmore Shipping Corporation

Unaudited Other Operating Data

(Expressed in U.S. Dollars, unless otherwise stated)




Three months ended


Six months ended


June 30, 2020


June 30, 2019


June 30, 2020


June 30, 2019









ADJUSTED EBITDA (1)

27,907,333


12,331,570


48,899,237


25,869,751









AVERAGE DAILY DATA
















MR Tankers Spot & Pool TCE per day (2)

21,256


14,892


20,280


15,306









Fleet TCE per day (2)

20,072


14,375


19,738


14,663









Fleet operating expenses per day (3)

5,864


5,936


5,946


6,213

Technical management fees per day (4)

461


457


459


458


6,325


6,393


6,405


6,671









MR Tankers Eco-Design








TCE per day (2)

21,539


14,945


20,551


15,418

Vessel operating expenses per day (5)

6,293


6,306


6,327


6,593









MR Tankers Eco-Mod








TCE per day (2)

20,192


14,681


19,266


14,916

Vessel operating expenses per day (5)

6,463


6,872


6,511


6,879









Prod/Chem Tankers Eco-Design (25k - 38k Dwt)








TCE per day (2)

16,337


12,830


17,864


12,529

Vessel operating expenses per day (5)

6,313


6,143


6,528


6,437









FLEET








Average number of owned operating vessels

25.0


25.6


25.0


26.1













(1)

Adjusted EBITDA is a non-GAAP measure and is defined and reconciled to the most directly comparable U.S. GAAP measure under the "Non-GAAP Measures" section.

(2)

Time Charter Equivalent ("TCE") rate, a non-GAAP measure, represents net revenues (revenues less voyage expenses) divided by revenue days. Revenue days are the total number of calendar days the vessels are in the Company's possession less off-hire days generally associated with drydocking or repairs, and idle days associated with repositioning of vessels held for sale. Net revenue utilized to calculate TCE is determined on a discharge to discharge basis, which is different from how the Company records revenue under U.S. GAAP. Under discharge to discharge, revenues are recognized beginning from the discharge of cargo from the prior voyage to the anticipated discharge of cargo in the current voyage, and voyage expenses are recognized as incurred.

(3)

Fleet operating expenses per day are routine operating expenses and comprise crewing, repairs and maintenance, insurance, stores, lube oils and communication expenses. Amounts do not relate to expenditures related to upgradings and enhancements or other non-routine expenditures which were expensed during the period.

(4)

Technical management fees are fees paid to third-party technical managers.

(5)

Vessel operating expenses per day include technical management fees.

 

Ardmore Shipping Corporation

Fleet Details at June 30, 2020

(Expressed in Millions of U.S. Dollars, other than per share amount)



Vessel

IMO

Built

Country

DWT

Cargo

Engine Type

Cargo

Inerting

Eco

Estimated Resale
Newbuilding


Estimated
Depreciated






Capacity (m3)


Segregations

System

Specification

Price (1)


Replacement











June 30, 2020


Value (2)

Seavaliant

IMO2/3

Feb-13

S. Korea

49,998

53,361

6S50 ME-C8.2

6

IG Plant

Eco-Design

$36.00


$26.37

Seaventure

IMO2/3

Jun-13

S. Korea

49,998

53,375

6S50 ME-C8.2

6

IG Plant

Eco-Design

$36.00


$26.73

Seavantage

IMO2/3

Jan-14

S. Korea

49,997

53,288

6S50 ME-B9.2

6

IG Plant

Eco-Design

$36.00


$27.54

Seavanguard

IMO2/3

Feb-14

S. Korea

49,998

53,287

6S50 ME-B9.2

6

IG Plant

Eco-Design

$36.00


$27.64

Sealion

IMO2/3

May-15

S. Korea

49,999

52,928

6S50 ME-B9.2

6

IG Plant

Eco-Design

$36.00


$29.32

Seafox

IMO2/3

Jun-15

S. Korea

49,999

52,930

6S50 ME-B9.2

6

IG Plant

Eco-Design

$36.00


$29.42

Seawolf

IMO2/3

Aug-15

S. Korea

49,999

52,931

6S50 ME-B9.2

6

IG Plant

Eco-Design

$36.00


$29.60

Seahawk

IMO2/3

Nov-15

S. Korea

49,999

52,931

6S50 ME-B9.2

6

IG Plant

Eco-Design

$36.00


$29.88

Endeavour

IMO2/3

Jul-13

S. Korea

49,997

53,637

6S50 ME-C8.2

6

IG Plant

Eco-Design

$36.00


$26.89

Enterprise

IMO2/3

Sep-13

S. Korea

49,453

52,774

6S50 ME-B9.2

6

IG Plant

Eco-Design

$36.00


$27.10

Endurance

IMO2/3

Dec-13

S. Korea

49,466

52,770

6S50 ME-B9.2

6

IG Plant

Eco-Design

$36.00


$27.41

Encounter

IMO2/3

Jan-14

S. Korea

49,494

52,776

6S50 ME-B9.2

6

IG Plant

Eco-Design

$36.00


$27.47

Explorer

IMO2/3

Jan-14

S. Korea

49,478

52,775

6S50 ME-B9.2

6

IG Plant

Eco-Design

$36.00


$27.56

Exporter

IMO2/3

Feb-14

S. Korea

49,466

52,770

6S50 ME-B9.2

6

IG Plant

Eco-Design

$36.00


$27.66

Engineer

IMO2/3

Mar-14

S. Korea

49,420

52,789

6S50 ME-B9.2

6

IG Plant

Eco-Design

$36.00


$27.75

Seamariner

IMO3

Oct-06

Japan

45,726

52,280

6S50MC-6.1

3

Flue Gas

Eco-Mod

$36.00


$17.78

Sealeader

IMO3

Jun-08

Japan

47,451

52,527

6S50MC-6.1

3

Flue Gas

Eco-Mod

$36.00


$19.90

Sealifter

IMO3

Aug-08

Japan

47,463

52,534

6S50MC-6.1

3

Flue Gas

Eco-Mod

$36.00


$20.17

Sealancer

IMO3

Jul-08

Japan

47,472

52,467

6S50MC-6.1

3

Flue Gas

Eco-Mod

$36.00


$20.02

Dauntless

IMO2

Feb-15

S. Korea

37,764

41,620

6S50 ME-B9.2

14

Nitrogen

Eco-Design

$33.50


$26.87

Defender

IMO2

Feb-15

S. Korea

37,791

41,620

6S50 ME-B9.2

14

Nitrogen

Eco-Design

$33.50


$26.91

Cherokee

IMO2

Jan-15

Japan

25,215

28,475

6S46 ME-B8.3

12

Nitrogen

Eco-Design

$30.00


$23.84

Cheyenne

IMO2

Mar-15

Japan

25,217

28,490

6S46 ME-B8.3

12

Nitrogen

Eco-Design

$30.00


$24.09

Chinook

IMO2

Jul-15

Japan

25,217

28,483

6S46 ME-B8.3

12

Nitrogen

Eco-Design

$30.00


$24.43

Chippewa

IMO2

Nov-15

Japan

25,217

28,493

6S46 ME-B8.3

12

Nitrogen

Eco-Design

$30.00


$24.76













$647.12






















Cash / Debt / Working Capital / Other Assets


($316.21)









Total Asset Value (Assets) (5)


$330.91









DRV / Share (3)(5)


$9.94






















Ardmore Commercial Management (4)


$25.13









Total Asset Value (Assets & Commercial Mgt.) (5)


$356.05









DRV / Share (3)(5)


$10.70
















1.

Based on the average of two broker estimates of prompt resale for a newbuild vessel of equivalent deadweight tonne at a yard in South Korea as at June 30, 2020.

2.

Depreciated Replacement Value ("DRV") is based on estimated resale price for a newbuild vessel depreciated for the age of each vessel (assuming an estimated useful life of 25 years on a straight-line basis and assuming a residual scrap value of $300 per tonne which is in line with Ardmore's depreciation policy). The Company's estimates of DRV assume that its vessels are all in good and seaworthy condition without the need for repair and, if inspected, that they would be certified in class without notations of any kind. Vessel values are highly volatile and, as such, the Company's estimates of DRV may not be indicative of the current or future value of its vessels, or prices that the Company could achieve if it were to sell them.

3.

DRV / Share calculated using 33,285,255 shares outstanding as at June 30, 2020.

4.

Ardmore Commercial Management is management's estimate of the value of Ardmore's commercial management and pooling business. The estimate is based on industry standard commercial management and pooling fees in determining revenue less Ardmore's commercial and chartering overhead (as stated in Ardmore's Statement of Operations) and applying an illustrative multiple to the resulting net earnings of 7x. The multiple is illustrative only and may not be indicative of the valuation multiple the Company could achieve if it were to sell its commercial management and pooling business. Revenue of this business is comprised of (i) commission (1.25% for standard product tankers and 2.5% for chemical tankers) on gross freight based on estimated current TCE rates grossed up for voyage expenses and (ii) administration fee of $300 per vessel per day. These rates may vary over time.

5.

Depreciated Asset Value ("DRV") and DRV per share are non-GAAP measures. Management believes that many investors use DRV as a reference point in assessing valuation of fleets of ships and similar assets.


 

CO2 Emissions Reporting (1)

In April 2018, the International Maritime Organization's ("IMO") Marine Environment Protection Committee ("MEPC") adopted an initial strategy for the reduction of greenhouse gas ("GHG") emissions from ships, setting out a vision to reduce GHG emissions from international shipping and phase them out as soon as possible. Ardmore is committed to transparency and contributing to the reduction of CO2 emissions in the Company's industry.  Ardmore's reporting methodology is in line with the framework set out within the IMO's Data Collection System ("DCS") initiated in 2019.



Three months ended


Twelve months ended



June 30, 2020

March 31, 2020

December 31, 2019

September 30, 2019


June 30, 2020

Number of Vessels in Operation (at period end)


25

25

25

25


25

Fleet Average Age


6.9

6.7

6.4

6.2


6.9

CO2 Emissions Generated in Metric Tonnes (Quarterly)


96,825

96,940

98,650

115,169


-

CO2 Emissions Generated in Metric Tonnes (Annual)


-

-

-

-


405,655









Annual Efficiency Ratio (AER) for the period (2)








Fleet


5.89 g / tm

6.07 g / tm

6.46 g / tm

6.24 g / tm


6.16 g / tm

MR Eco-Design


5.67 g / tm

5.51 g / tm

6.20 g / tm

5.72 g / tm


5.76 g / tm

MR Eco-Mod


6.00 g / tm

6.56 g / tm

6.05 g / tm

6.90 g / tm


6.34 g / tm

Chemical


6.95 g / tm

8.25 g / tm

8.08 g / tm

8.46 g / tm


7.92 g / tm









Energy Efficiency Operational Indicator (EEOI) for the period (3)








Fleet


10.82 g / ctm

12.03 g / ctm

12.92 g / ctm

12.57 g / ctm


12.00 g / ctm

MR Eco-Design


10.73 g / ctm

11.15 g / ctm

13.33 g / ctm

11.37 g / ctm


11.55 g / ctm

MR Eco-Mod


10.08 g / ctm

12.28 g / ctm

12.96 g / ctm

12.24 g / ctm


11.76 g / ctm

Chemical


11.91 g / ctm

16.26 g / ctm

11.84 g / ctm

16.48 g / ctm


13.86 g / ctm









tm = tonne-mile








ctm = cargo tonne-mile








 

Ardmore Performance

Ardmore is continuing to perform well both AER and EEOI.  The results vary quarter to quarter depending on ship activity, ballast / laden ratio, cargo carried, waiting time and time in port; however, on a trailing four quarter basis the results are more stable and reflect a continued improved in Ardmore's performance in reducing carbon emissions. This is attributable to continued investment in fuel efficiency technologies for the fleet and focus on operating performance. Overall, Ardmore's AER result for the fleet is 6.16 g/tm for the last four quarters to June 30, 2020 which is meaningfully below the Poseidon Principles AER target for 2020 of 6.8 g / tm.









1

Ardmore's emissions data is based on the reporting tools and information reasonably available to Ardmore and its applicable third-party technical managers. Management assesses such data and may adjust and restate the data to reflect latest information. It is expected that the shipping industry will continue to refine the performance measures for emissions and efficiency over time.  AER and EEOI metrics are impacted by external factors such as charter speed, vessel orders and weather, in conjunction with overall market factors such as cargo load sizes and fleet utilization rate. As such, variance in performance can be found in the reported emissions between two periods for the same vessel and between vessels of a similar size and type. Furthermore, other companies may report slight variations (e.g. Some shipping companies report CO2 in tonnes per kilometre as opposed to CO2 in tonnes per nautical mile) and consequently it is not always practical to directly compare emissions from different companies. The figures reported above represent Ardmore's initial findings; the Company is committed to improving the methodology and transparency of its emissions reporting in line with industry best practices. Accordingly, the above results may vary as the methodology and performance measures set out by the industry evolve.

Annual Efficiency Ratio ("AER") is a measure of carbon efficiency using the parameters of fuel consumption, distance travelled, and design deadweight tonnage ("DWT"). AER is reported in unit grams of CO2 per ton-mile (gCO2/dwt-nm). It is calculated by dividing (i) mass of fuel consumed by type converted to metric tonnes of CO2 by (ii) DWT multiplied by distance travelled in nautical miles

3 

Energy Efficiency Operational Indicator ("EEOI") is a tool for measuring CO2 gas emissions in a given time period per unit of transport work performed. It is calculated by dividing (i) mass of fuel consumed by type converted to metric tonnes of CO2 by (ii) cargo carried in tonnes multiplied by laden voyage distance in nautical miles. This calculation is performed as per IMO MEPC.1/Circ684

 

Non-GAAP Measures

This press release describes EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted earnings / (loss), which are not measures prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP and are defined and reconciled below. EBITDA is defined as earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization. Adjusted EBITDA is defined as EBITDA before certain items that Ardmore believes are not representative of its operating performance, including gain or loss on sale of vessels. Adjusted earnings / (loss) excludes certain items from net income / (loss), including gain or loss on sale of vessels and write-off of deferred finance fees, because they are considered to be not representative of its operating performance.

These non-GAAP measures are presented in this press release as the Company believes that they provide investors with a means of evaluating and understanding how Ardmore's management evaluates operating performance. EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA increase the comparability of the Company's fundamental performance from period to period. This increased comparability is achieved by excluding the potentially disparate effects between periods of interest expense, taxes, depreciation or amortization, which items are affected by various and possibly changing financing methods, capital structure and historical cost basis and which items may significantly affect net income between periods.  The Company believes that including EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted earnings / (loss) as financial and operating measures assists investors in making investment decisions regarding the Company and its common stock.

These non-GAAP measures should not be considered in isolation from, as a substitute for, or superior to, financial measures prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP. In addition, these non-GAAP measures may not have a standardized meaning and therefore may not be comparable to similar measures presented by other companies. All amounts in the tables below are expressed in U.S. dollars, unless otherwise stated.

Reconciliation of net loss to EBITDA and

Adjusted EBITDA

Three months ended


Six months ended


June 30, 2020


June 30, 2019


June 30, 2020


June 30, 2019









Net income/ loss

13,583,523


(9,943,005)


20,102,204


(19,096,784)

Interest income

(73,988)


(318,661)


(218,190)


(556,999)

Interest expense and finance costs

4,782,484


6,805,234


10,229,105


13,762,894

Income tax

78,260


48,300


108,763


81,920

Unrealized losses on derivatives

99,292


-


99,292


-

Depreciation

7,945,434


8,032,393


15,800,393


16,262,885

Amortization of deferred drydock expenditure

1,492,328


1,114,880


2,777,670


2,253,643

EBITDA

27,907,333


5,739,141


48,899,237


12,707,559

Loss on sale of vessel

-


6,592,429


-


13,162,192

ADJUSTED EBITDA

27,907,333


12,331,570


48,899,237


25,869,751



Reconciliation of net income / (loss) to

Adjusted earnings / (loss) 

Three months ended


Six months ended


June 30, 2020


June 30, 2019


June 30, 2020


June 30, 2019









Net income/ loss

13,583,523


(9,943,005)


20,102,204


(19,096,784)

Loss on sale of vessel

-


6,592,429


-


13,162,192

Unrealized losses on derivatives

99,292


-


99,292


-

Adjusted earnings / (loss) (1)

13,682,815


(3,350,576)


20,201,496


(5,934,592)









Adjusted earnings / (loss) per share, basic

0.41


(0.10)


0.61


(0.18)

Adjusted earnings / (loss) per share, diluted

0.41


(0.10)


0.61


(0.18)









Weighted average number of shares, basic

33,247,848


33,097,831


33,222,383


33,097,831

Weighted average number of shares, diluted

33,356,978


33,097,831


33,357,635


33,097,831









1

Adjusted earnings / (loss) has been calculated as Earnings per share reported under US GAAP as adjusted for realized and unrealized gains and losses and extraordinary items.  

 

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. In some cases, you can identify the forward-looking statements by the use of words such as "believe", "anticipate", "intends", "estimate", "forecast", "plan", "potential", "may", "expect", and similar expressions.

Forward looking statements in this press release include, among others, the following statements: future operating or financial results; global and regional economic conditions and trends; shipping market trends and market fundamentals, including expected tanker demand and scrapping levels, the use of tankers for storage purposes and the sustainability of current market improvement; the Company's liquidity, financial flexibility and strength; the Company's capital allocation policy and intended actions; the effect of the novel coronavirus pandemic on the Company's business, financial condition and the results of operation; the effect on tanker demand of the IMO 2020 regulations; expected global oil consumption and refinery capacity growth; the effects and expected duration of regulatory uncertainty on the global maritime industry regarding greenhouse gas emissions; the time it will take for new technologies addressing greenhouse gas emissions to emerge; expected employment of the Company's vessels during the third quarter of 2020; expected drydocking days in the third quarter of 2020; management's estimate of the value of the Company's commercial management and pooling business; the benefits of the Company's commitment to transparency regarding emissions; and expected continuation of refinement by the shipping industry of performance measures for emissions and efficiency. The forward-looking statements in this press release are based upon various assumptions, including, without limitation, Ardmore management's examination of historical operating trends, data contained in the Company's records and other data available from third parties. Although the Company believes 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 the Company's control, the Company cannot assure you that it will achieve or accomplish these expectations, beliefs or projections. The Company cautions readers of this release not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of their dates. The Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of the Company's future performance, and actual results and future developments may vary materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements.

In addition to these important factors, other important factors that, in the Company's view, could cause actual results to differ materially from those discussed in the forward-looking statements include: the amount of the world tanker fleet used for storage purposes; current expected spot rates compared with current and expected charter rates; the failure of counterparties to fully perform their contracts with the Company; the strength of world economies and currencies; general market conditions, including fluctuations in charter rates and vessel values; changes in demand for and the supply of tanker vessel capacity; changes in the projections of spot and time charter or pool trading of the Company's vessels; the effect of the novel coronavirus pandemic on, among others, oil demand, the Company's business, financial condition and results of operation, including our liquidity; changes in the Company's operating expenses, including bunker prices, drydocking and insurance costs; general domestic and international political conditions; potential disruption of shipping routes due to accidents, piracy or political events; the market for the Company's vessels; competition in the tanker industry; availability of financing and refinancing; charter counterparty performance; changes in governmental rules and regulations or actions taken by regulatory authorities; the Company's ability to charter vessels for all remaining revenue days during the third quarter of 2020 in the spot market; vessels breakdowns and instances of off-hire; and other factors. Please see the Company's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including the Company's Form 20-F for the year ended December 31, 2019, for a more complete discussion of these and other risks and uncertainties.

 

Investor Relations Enquiries:


Mr. Leon Berman     

Mr. Bryan Degnan

The IGB Group      

The IGB Group

45 Broadway, Suite 1150  

45 Broadway, Suite 1150

New York, NY 10006      

 New York, NY 10006

Tel: 212-477-8438  

Tel: 646-673-9701

Fax: 212-477-8636    

Fax: 212-477-8636

Email: lberman@igbir.com       

Email: bdegnan@igbir.com

 

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