ATHENS, Greece, Nov. 10, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Diana Containerships Inc. (NASDAQ:DCIX), (the “Company”), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of containerships, today reported a net loss of $9.1 million for the third quarter of 2015, compared to net income of $1.4 million for the respective period of 2014. The loss for the third quarter was mainly the result of $8.3 million of direct sale and other charges associated with the disposal of the vessel Garnet, without which the result for the third quarter of 2015 would have been a net loss of $0.8 million.

Time charter revenues, net of prepaid charter revenue amortization, were $16.1 million for the third quarter of 2015, compared to $13.0 million for the same period of 2014, mainly due to the enlargement of our fleet resulting from the acquisition of six vessels from September 2014 to September 2015, partly offset by reduced time charter rates and increased off-hire days.

Net loss for the nine months ended September 30, 2015, amounted to $8.7 million, compared to net income of $2.4 million for the same period of 2014. The loss for the period ended September 30, 2015, was mainly the result of the direct sale and other charges of $8.3 million for the vessel Garnet, without which the result for the period would have been a net loss of $0.4 million. Time charter revenues, net of prepaid charter revenue amortization, for the nine months ended September 30, 2015, amounted to $47.3 million, compared to $39.0 million for the same period of 2014.

Dividend Declaration

The Company has declared a cash dividend on its common stock of $0.0025 per share with respect to the third quarter of 2015. The cash dividend will be payable on or around December 9, 2015 to all shareholders of record as at November 24, 2015. As of September 30, 2015, the Company had 73,890,581 shares of common stock issued and outstanding.

  
Fleet Employment Profile (As of November 10, 2015) 
Currently Diana Containerships Inc.’s fleet is employed as follows: 
        
VesselSister Ships*Gross Rate (USD Per Day)Com**CharterersDelivery Date to  Charterers***Redelivery Date to Owners****Notes
BUILT  TEU
9 Panamax Container Vessels
        
SAGITTAA$7,825  1.25%A.P. Møller - Maersk A/S14-Nov-1413-Nov-15 - 30-Nov-151,2,3,4
2010  3,426       
CENTAURUSA$7,650  5.00%Maersk Line A/S22-Feb-152-Oct-15 

  $10,875  5.00%2-Oct-152-Sep-16  2-Apr-17 
2010  3,426       
YM LOS ANGELESB$21,000 US$350 per dayYang Ming (UK) Ltd.9-Apr-1519-Oct-16 - 19-Feb-176,7
2006  4,923       
YM NEW JERSEYB$21,000 US$350 per dayYang Ming (UK) Ltd.22-Apr-1524-Sep-16 - 24-Jan-176,8
2006  4,923       
PAMINA $15,325  4.00%Zim Integrated Shipping Services Ltd21-May-1521-Mar-16 - 21-May-16 
(ex Santa Pamina)       
2005  5,042       
CAP DOMINGOC$9,900  3.75%Rudolf A. Oetker KG23-Dec-1424-Dec-15 - 8-Mar-16
(ex Cap San Marco)       
2001  3,739       
CAP DOUKATOC$9,900  3.75%Rudolf A. Oetker KG23-Dec-1423-Jan-16 - 23-Apr-16
(ex Cap San Raphael)       
2002  3,739       
GARNET $27,000  0%NOL Liner (Pte) Ltd.19-Nov-1231-Aug-156,10
(ex APL Garnet)       
1995  4,729       
HANJIN MALTA $25,550 US$150 per dayHanjin Shipping Co. Ltd.15-Mar-1330-Mar-16 - 15-May-16
1993  4,024       
        
6 Post - Panamax Container Vessels
        
PUELOD$27,900 US$150 per dayCSAV Valparaiso23-Aug-132-Aug-1511,12,13,14
2006  6,541       
PUCOND$27,900 US$150 per dayCSAV Valparaiso20-Sep-1319-Aug-15 

15,16,17
  $17,000  3.75%Hapag-Lloyd AG20-Aug-1510-May-16 - 20-Jul-16 
2006  6,541       
MARCHE$17,200  3.75%Yang Ming (UK) Ltd.16-May-1516-Sep-1518 
(ex YM March)       
  $9,250  5.00%Maersk Line A/S5-Oct-1512-Nov-1519 
      
  $6,100  5.00%12-Nov-153-Dec-15 - 10-May-16
2004  5,576       
GREATE$17,475  2.50%Yang Ming (UK) Ltd.27-Mar-1514-Jul-1520 
(ex YM Great)       
  $14,750  5.00%Maersk Line A/S15-Aug-1515-Feb-16 - 15-May-1621 
2004  5,576       
HAMBURGF$14,000  3.75%MSC-Mediterranean Shipping Co. S.A., Geneva16-Nov-1513-Jan-16 - 13-Mar-16 
2009  6,494       
ROTTERDAMF -  - --- - -22 
2008  6,494       
* Each container vessel is a "sister ship", or closely similar, to other container vessels that have the same letter.
** Total commission paid to third parties.
*** In case of newly acquired vessel with time charter attached, this date refers to the expected/actual date of delivery of the vessel to the Company.
**** Range of redelivery dates, with the actual date of redelivery being at the Charterers’ option, but subject to the terms, conditions, and exceptions of the particular charterparty.
1 In October 2014, the Company agreed to extend as from November 14, 2014 the previous charter party with A. P. Møller - Maersk A/S for a period of minimum 10 months to maximum 12 months at a gross charter rate of US$7,825 per day.
2 As per Novation Agreement signed in January 2015, with effect from February 1, 2015, charterers have changed to Maersk Line A/S.
3 Charterers have exercised their right to add the off-hire days and therefore the optional period has been extended up to November 30, 2015.
4 Based on latest information.
5 In September 2015, the Company agreed to extend as from October 2, 2015 the previous charter party with Maersk Line A/S for a period of minimum 11 months to maximum 18 months at a gross charter rate of US$10,875 per day.
6 For financial reporting purposes, an asset is recognized upon the delivery of the vessel which represents the difference between the current fair market value of the charter and the net present value of future contractual cash flows. This asset is amortized over the period of the time charter agreement and is set off against the corresponding revenues during the same period.
7 The charterer has the option to employ the vessel for a further twenty-two (22) to twenty-six (26) month period at the same daily gross charter rate less US$350 per day commission paid to third parties. The optional period if exercised will start on December 19, 2016 and must be declared six (6) months prior to this date.
8 The charterer has the option to employ the vessel for a further twenty-two (22) to twenty-six (26) month period at the same daily gross charter rate less US$350 per day commission paid to third parties. The optional period if exercised will start on November 24, 2016 and must be declared six (6) months prior to this date.
9 Reederei Santa Containerschiffe GmbH & Co. KG has agreed to novate the time charter contract to Rudolf A. Oetker KG.
10 Vessel sold and delivered to its new owners on September 29, 2015.
11 Currently without an active charterparty.
12 Vessel on scheduled drydocking from September 3, 2015 to September 23, 2015.
13 The charterers will pay the owners a compensation for the early redelivery of the vessel equal to the amount of US$6,000 per day for the outstanding period between August 2, 2015 and up to February 23, 2016.
14 Charterers changed to Norasia Container Lines Limited, as per Novation Agreement signed in September 2014 with a retroactive effect from July 1, 2014. As per same Novation Agreement, with effect from February 1, 2015, charterers have changed to Hapag-Lloyd AG.
15 The charterers will pay the owners a compensation for the early redelivery of the vessel equal to the amount of US$6,000 per day for the outstanding period between August 20, 2015 and up to March 20, 2016.
16 Charterers changed to Norasia Container Lines Limited, as per Novation Agreement signed in September 2014 with a retroactive effect from July 1, 2014. As per same Novation Agreement, with effect from April 28, 2015, charterers have changed to Hapag-Lloyd AG.
17 In July 2015, the Company agreed to extend as from August 20, 2015 (00:01) the previous charter party with Hapag-Lloyd AG for a period of up to minimum May 10, 2016 to maximum July 20, 2016 at a gross charter rate of US$17,000 per day.
18 In April 2015, the Company agreed to extend as from May 16, 2015 (00:01) the previous charter party with Yang Ming (UK) Ltd. for a period of up to minimum August 15, 2015 to maximum October 15, 2015 at a gross charter rate of US$17,200 per day.
19 In November 2015, the Company agreed to extend as from November 12, 2015 the previous charter party with Maersk Line A/S for a period of minimum 21 days to maximum 180 days at a gross charter rate of US$6,100 per day.
20 In February 2015, the Company agreed to extend as from March 27, 2015 the previous charter party with Yang Ming (UK) Ltd. for a period of minimum 3 months to maximum 5 months at a gross charter rate of US$17,475 per day.
21 The charterer has the option to employ the vessel for a further nine (9) month period  plus or minus thirty (30) days, at a gross daily rate of US$21,000 minus a 5% commission paid to third parties. The optional period if exercised will start nine (9) months after the delivery of the vessel to the charterers and must be declared five (5) months after this date.
22 Vessel delivered to the Company on September 10, 2015. Currently without an active charterparty.
 


 
Summary of Selected Financial & Other Data
   For the three months ended
September 30,
 For the nine months ended
September 30,
    2015   2014    2015   2014  
   (unaudited) (unaudited) (unaudited) (unaudited)
STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS DATA (in thousands of US Dollars):
 Time charter revenues, net of prepaid charter revenue amortization$  16,071  $  13,043  $  47,289  $  39,030  
 Voyage expenses   949     74     1,566     235  
 Vessel operating expenses   8,887     5,958     26,880     18,791  
 Net income / (loss)   (9,096)   1,434     (8,708)   2,369  
FLEET DATA
 Average number of vessels   13.2     8.2     12.3     8.3  
 Number of vessels   13.0     9.0     13.0     9.0  
 Ownership days   1,215     755     3,358     2,254  
 Available days   1,195     755     3,273     2,254  
 Operating days   1,058     755     3,117     2,246  
 Fleet utilization  88.5%  100.0%  95.2%  99.6%
AVERAGE DAILY RESULTS
 Time charter equivalent (TCE) rate (1)$ 12,654  $ 17,177  $ 13,970  $ 17,212  
 Daily vessel operating expenses (2)$ 7,314  $ 7,891  $ 8,005  $ 8,337  

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(1) Time charter equivalent rates, or TCE rates, are defined as our time charter revenues, net, less voyage expenses during a period divided by the number of our available days during the period, which is consistent with industry standards.  Voyage expenses include port charges, bunker (fuel) expenses, canal charges and commissions.  TCE is a non-GAAP measure.  TCE rate is a standard shipping industry performance measure used primarily to compare daily earnings generated by vessels on time charters with daily earnings generated by vessels on voyage charters, because charter hire rates for vessels on voyage charters are generally not expressed in per day amounts while charter hire rates for vessels on time charters are generally expressed in such amounts.

(2) Daily vessel operating expenses, which include crew wages and related costs, the cost of insurance and vessel registry, expenses relating to repairs and maintenance, the costs of spares and consumable stores, lubricant costs, tonnage taxes, regulatory fees, environmental costs and other miscellaneous expenses, are calculated by dividing vessel operating expenses by ownership days for the relevant period.

Conference Call and Webcast Information

The Company’s management will conduct a conference call and simultaneous Internet webcast to review these results at 9:00 A.M. (Eastern Time) on Tuesday, November 10, 2015.

Investors may access the webcast by visiting the Company’s website at www.dcontainerships.com, and clicking on the webcast link. The conference call also may be accessed by telephone by dialing 1-877-407-8029 (for U.S.-based callers) or 1-201-689-8029 (for international callers), and asking the operator for the Diana Containerships Inc. conference call.

A replay of the webcast will be available soon after the completion of the call and will be accessible for 30 days on www.dcontainerships.com. A telephone replay also will be available for 30 days by dialing 1-877-660-6853 (for U.S.-based callers) or 1-201-612-7415 (for international callers), and providing the Replay ID number 13624230.

About the Company

Diana Containerships Inc. is a global provider of shipping transportation services through its ownership of containerships. The Company’s vessels are employed primarily on time charters with leading liner companies carrying containerized cargo along worldwide shipping routes. 

Cautionary Statement Regarding 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. The words "believe," "anticipate," "intends," "estimate," "forecast," "project," "plan," "potential," "may," "should," "expect," "pending" and similar expressions identify forward-looking statements.

The forward-looking statements in this press release are based upon various assumptions, many of which are based, in turn, upon further assumptions, including without limitation, our management's examination of historical operating trends, data contained in our records and other data available from third parties. Although we believe 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 our control, we cannot assure you that we will achieve or accomplish these expectations, beliefs or projections.

In addition to these important factors, other important factors that, in our view, could cause actual results to differ materially from those discussed in the forward-looking statements include the strength of world economies and currencies, general market conditions, including fluctuations in charter rates and vessel values, changes in demand for containership capacity, changes in our operating expenses, including bunker prices, drydocking and insurance costs, the market for our vessels, availability of financing and refinancing, changes in governmental rules and regulations or actions taken by regulatory authorities, potential liability from pending or future litigation, general domestic and international political conditions, potential disruption of shipping routes due to accidents or political events, vessel breakdowns and instances of off-hires and other factors. Please see our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission for a more complete discussion of these and other risks and uncertainties.

(See financial tables attached)



DIANA CONTAINERSHIPS INC.
FINANCIAL TABLES
Expressed in thousands of U.S. Dollars, except for share and per share data
          
UNAUDITED INTERIM CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
          
   For the three months ended
September 30,
 For the nine months ended
September 30,
    2015   2014    2015   2014  
REVENUES: (unaudited) (unaudited) (unaudited) (unaudited)
 Time charter revenues$  18,430  $  15,984  $  54,130  $  47,795  
 Prepaid charter revenue amortization   (2,359)   (2,941)   (6,841)   (8,765)
 Time charter revenues, net   16,071     13,043     47,289     39,030  
          
EXPENSES:        
 Voyage expenses   949     74     1,566     235  
 Vessel operating expenses   8,887     5,958     26,880     18,791  
 Depreciation and amortization of deferred charges   3,376     2,526     9,521     7,441  
 General and administrative expenses   1,535     1,393     4,386     4,521  
 Loss on vessels' sale   8,300     -     8,300     695  
 Foreign currency losses / (gains)   (32)   13     (87)   17  
 Operating income / (loss)   (6,944)   3,079     (3,277)   7,330  
          
OTHER INCOME / (EXPENSES):        
 Interest and finance costs   (2,176)   (1,696)   (5,522)   (5,054)
 Interest income   24     51     91     93  
 Total other expenses, net   (2,152)   (1,645)   (5,431)   (4,961)
          
Net income / (loss)$  (9,096)$  1,434  $  (8,708)$  2,369  
          
Earnings / (loss) per common share, basic and diluted$  (0.12)$  0.02  $  (0.12)$  0.05  
         
Weighted average number of common shares, basic and diluted  72,918,032    61,642,173    72,862,425    44,516,763  
          
          
UNAUDITED INTERIM CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME / (LOSS)
          
   For the three months ended
September 30,
 For the nine months ended
September 30,
    2015   2014    2015   2014  
   (unaudited) (unaudited) (unaudited) (unaudited)
Net income / (loss)$ (9,096)$ 1,434  $ (8,708)$ 2,369  
          
Comprehensive income / (loss)$ (9,096)$ 1,434  $ (8,708)$ 2,369  
          


   
UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET DATA  
(Expressed in thousands of US Dollars)  
   September 30, 2015 December 31, 2014
ASSETS    
      
 Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash$47,912 $91,873 
 Advances for vessel acquisitions and other vessel costs 3,870  
 Vessels' net book value 355,956  306,094 
 Other fixed assets, net 1,015  1,089 
 Prepaid charter revenue 5,523  6,364 
 Other assets 9,094  3,843 
 Total assets $423,370 $409,263 
      
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY    
      
 Bank debt, net of unamortized deferred financing costs$120,381 $98,298 
 Related party financing 50,200  50,867 
 Other liabilities 4,934  3,655 
 Total stockholders' equity 247,855  256,443 
 Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $423,370 $409,263 


     
OTHER FINANCIAL DATA    
          
   For the three months ended
September 30,
 For the nine months ended
September 30,
    2015    2014    2015    2014  
   (unaudited) (unaudited) (unaudited) (unaudited)
 Net Cash provided by Operating Activities$  3,882  $  7,289  $  12,945  $  18,829  
 Net Cash used in Investing Activities   (33,995)   (26,509)   (76,974)   (17,157)
 Net Cash provided by Financing Activities   21,307     91,166     20,938     88,650  

 

Corporate Contact:
Ioannis Zafirakis
Director, Chief Operating Officer and Secretary
Telephone: + 30-216-600-2400
Email: izafirakis@dcontainerships.com
Website: www.dcontainerships.com

Investor and Media Relations:
Edward Nebb
Comm-Counsellors, LLC
Telephone: + 1-203-972-8350
Email: enebb@optonline.net