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Navios Maritime Midstream Partners L.P. Reports Financial Results for the First Quarter of 2017
  • Net Income: $4.5 million in Q1
  • EBITDA: $14.7 million in Q1
  • Operating Surplus: $9.5 million in Q1
  • Quarterly Cash Distribution of $0.4225 per unit; $1.69 per unit annualized
  • 100% of available days fixed through 2018
  • Strong Balance Sheet

MONACO, April 27, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Navios Maritime Midstream Partners L.P. (“Navios Midstream”) (NYSE:NAP), an owner and operator of tanker vessels, reported its financial results today for the first quarter of 2017. 

Angeliki Frangou, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Navios Midstream stated, “We are pleased with our results for the first quarter of 2017. We reported $14.7 million of EBITDA and $4.5 million of net income. We recently announced a distribution of $0.4225 per unit, providing an annual yield of about 14%.  Our total unit coverage ratio for the distribution was a healthy 1.1x for the quarter.”

Angeliki Frangou continued, “Investor sentiment in the MLP sector has materially improved since early 2016.  However, we have been experiencing uncertainty regarding the potential oversupply of VLCCs. We are being patient and cautiously reviewing market opportunities.  We believe that our patience and prudence will be rewarded. ”

RECENT DEVELOPMENTS    

Cash Distribution

The Board of Directors of Navios Midstream declared a cash distribution for the first quarter of 2017 of $0.4225 per unit. The cash distribution is payable on May 11, 2017 to unitholders of record as of May 5, 2017.  

Long – Term Cash Flow

Navios Midstream has entered into long-term charter-out agreements for its vessels, with a remaining average term of 4.1 years, which are expected to provide a stable base of revenue and distributable cash flow. Navios Midstream has currently contracted out 100% of its available days for 2017 and 2018 expecting to generate revenues, including the backstop commitment provided by Navios Maritime Acquisition Corporation (“Navios Acquisition”), of approximately $86.7 million and $86.6 million for 2017 and 2018, respectively. The average expected daily charter-out rate for the fleet is $39,580 and $39,559 for 2017 and 2018, respectively.

Continuous Offering Program

Pursuant to the Continuous Offering Program in place, Navios Midstream issued 315,846 common units in 2017 and received net proceeds of $3.8 million.  In connection with the issuance of the common units, Navios Midstream issued 6,446 general partnership units to its general partner in order for it to maintain its 2.0% general partner interest. The net proceeds from the issuance of the general partnership units were $0.1 million.

FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS

For the following results and the selected financial data presented herein, Navios Midstream has compiled condensed consolidated statements of operations for the three month periods ended March 31, 2017 and 2016. The quarterly 2017 and 2016 information was derived from the unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements for the respective periods. EBITDA and Operating Surplus are non-GAAP financial measures and should not be used in isolation or substitution for Navios Midstream’s results.

             
(in $‘000 except per unit data)   Three Month
 Period Ended
 March 31,
 2017
 (unaudited)
    Three Month
 Period Ended
 March 31,
 2016
 (unaudited)
 
Revenue   $ 21,100     $ 24,149  
Net income   $ 4,502     $ 7,495  
EBITDA   $ 14,700     $ 17,688  
Earnings per Common unit (basic and diluted)   $ 0.22     $ 0.36  
Operating Surplus   $ 9,469     $ 11,271  
Maintenance and Replacement Capital expenditure reserve   $ (2,461 )   $ (3,580 )
                 

Three month periods ended March 31, 2017 and 2016

Revenue for the three month period ended March 31, 2017 decreased by $3.0 million to $21.1 million, as compared to $24.1 million for the same period in 2016. Time Charter Equivalent (“TCE”) was $38,547 for the three month period ended March 31, 2017 and $43,476 for the three month period ended March 31, 2016. The decrease in the TCE was mainly attributable to the decrease in the market rates during the first quarter ended March 31, 2017, as compared to the same period in 2016.

EBITDA decreased by approximately $3.0 million to $14.7 million for the three month period ended March 31, 2017, as compared to $17.7 million for the same period in 2016. The decrease in EBITDA was due to a: (a) $3.0 million decrease in revenue; and (b) $0.2 million increase in other expense; partially mitigated by a: (i) $0.1 million decrease in time charter expenses; (ii) $0.1 million decrease in management fees; and (iii) $0.1 million decrease in general and administrative expenses.

The reserve for estimated maintenance and replacement capital expenditures for the three month period ended March 31, 2017 was $2.5 million (please see Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures in Exhibit 3).

Navios Midstream generated an Operating Surplus for the three month period ended March 31, 2017 of $9.5 million. Operating Surplus is a non-GAAP financial measure used by certain investors to assist in evaluating a partnership’s ability to make quarterly cash distributions (please see Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures in Exhibit 3).

Net income for the three month period ended March 31, 2017 was $4.5 million compared to $7.5 million for the three month period ended March 31, 2016. The decrease in net income of $3.0 million was due to a: (a) $3.0 million decrease in EBITDA; and (b) $0.1 million increase in direct vessel expenses; partially mitigated by a $0.1 million increase in depreciation and amortization.

Earnings per common unit for the three month period ended March 31, 2017 were $0.22.

Fleet Employment Profile

The following table reflects certain key indicators of Navios Midstream’s core fleet performance for the three month periods ended March 31, 2017 and 2016.

                 
    Three Month
Period
Ended
March 31,
2017
(unaudited)
    Three Month
Period
Ended
March 31,
2016
(unaudited)
 
FLEET DATA                
Available days(1)     540       546  
Operating days(2)     537       545  
Fleet utilization(3)     99.5 %     99.8 %
Vessels operating at period end     6       6  
AVERAGE DAILY RESULTS                
Time Charter Equivalent per day(4)   $ 38,547     $ 43,476  


(1 ) Available days for the fleet represent total calendar days the vessels were in Navios Midstream’s possession for the relevant period after subtracting off-hire days associated with scheduled repairs, dry dockings or special surveys. The shipping industry uses available days to measure the number of days in a relevant period during which a vessel is capable of generating revenues.

(2 ) Operating days is the number of available days in the relevant period less the aggregate number of days that the vessels are off-hire due to any reason, including unforeseen circumstances. The shipping industry uses operating days to measure the aggregate number of days in a relevant period during which vessels actually generate revenues.

(3 ) Fleet utilization is the percentage of time that Navios Midstream’s vessels were available for revenue generating available days, and is determined by dividing the number of operating days during a relevant period by the number of available days during that period. The shipping industry uses fleet utilization to measure efficiency in finding employment for vessels and minimizing the amount of days that its vessels are off-hire for reasons other than scheduled repairs, drydockings or special surveys.

(4 ) Time Charter Equivalent (“TCE”) rates: TCE rates are defined as voyage and time charter revenues less voyage expenses during a period divided by the number of available days during the period. The TCE rate is a standard shipping industry performance measure used primarily to present the actual daily earnings generated by vessels on various types of charter contracts for the number of available days of the fleet.
     

Conference Call details:

Navios Midstream's management will host a conference call today, Thursday, April 27, 2017 to discuss the results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2017.

Conference Call details:

Call Date/Time: Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 8:30 am ET
Call Title: Navios Midstream Q1 2017 Financial Results Conference Call
US Dial In: +1.866.703.4207
International Dial In: +1.636.692.6440
Conference ID: 2535 3934

The conference call replay will be available two hours after the live call and remain available for one week at the following numbers:

US Replay Dial In: +1.800.585.8367
International Replay Dial In: +1.404.537.3406
Conference ID: 2535 3934

Slides and audio webcast:
There will also be a live webcast of the conference call, through the Navios Midstream’s website (www.navios-midstream.com) under “Investors”. Participants to the live webcast should register on the website approximately 10 minutes prior to the start of the webcast.

A supplemental slide presentation will be available on the Navios Midstream’s website under the "Investors" section by 8:00 am ET on the day of the call.

About Navios Maritime Midstream Partners L.P.

Navios Maritime Midstream Partners L.P. is a publicly traded master limited partnership which owns and operates crude oil tankers under long-term employment contracts. For more information, please visit our website at www.navios-midstream.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements (as defined in Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended) concerning future events and expectations, including with respect to Navios Midstream’s future dividends and Navios Midstream's growth strategy and measures to implement such strategy; including expected vessel acquisitions and entering into further time charters. Words such as "may", "expects", "intends", "plans", "believes", "anticipates", "hopes", "estimates", and variations of such words and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Such statements include comments regarding expected revenue and time charters. These forward-looking statements are based on the information available to, and the expectations and assumptions deemed reasonable by, Navios Midstream at the time these statements were made. Although Navios Midstream believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, no assurance can be given that such expectations will prove to have been correct. These statements involve known and unknown risks and are based upon a number of assumptions and estimates which are inherently subject to significant uncertainties and contingencies, many of which are beyond the control of Navios Midstream. Actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include, but are not limited to, the creditworthiness of our charterers and the ability of our contract counterparties to fulfill their obligations to us, tanker industry trends, including charter rates and vessel values and factors affecting vessel supply and demand, the aging of our vessels and resultant increases in operation and drydocking costs, the loss of any customer or charter or vessel, our ability to repay outstanding indebtedness, to obtain additional financing and to obtain replacement charters for our vessels, in each case, at commercially acceptable rates or at all, increases in costs and expenses, including but not limited to: crew wages, insurance, provisions, port expenses, lube oil, bunkers, repairs, maintenance and general and administrative expenses, the expected cost of, and our ability to comply with, governmental regulations and maritime self-regulatory organization standards, as well as standard regulations imposed by our charterers applicable to our business, potential liability from litigation and our vessel operations, including discharge of pollutants, general domestic and international political conditions, competitive factors in the market in which Navios Midstream operates; risks associated with operations outside the United States; and other factors listed from time to time in the Navios Midstream's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission including its Form 20-Fs and Form 6-Ks. Navios Midstream expressly disclaims any obligations or undertaking to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect any change in Navios Midstream's expectations with respect thereto or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any statement is based. Navios Midstream makes no prediction or statement about the performance of its common units.

EXHIBIT 1

   
NAVIOS MARITIME MIDSTREAM PARTNERS L.P.    
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
 
(Expressed in thousands of U.S. Dollars)  
                     
        March 31,
2017
    December 31,
2016
 
ASSETS                    
Current assets                    
Cash and cash equivalents       $ 38,262     $ 52,791  
Restricted cash         10,000       —   
Accounts receivable, net         3,804       2,264  
Prepaid expenses and other current assets         3,357       1,168  
Due from related parties         11,368       4,864  
Total current assets         66,791       61,087  
Vessels, net         372,888       378,444  
Intangible assets         24,427       25,164  
Deferred dry dock and special survey costs, net         10,306       11,086  
Total non-current assets         407,621       414,694  
Total assets       $    474,412     $ 475,781  
LIABILITIES AND PARTNERS’ CAPITAL                    
Current liabilities                    
Accounts payable       $ 2,620     $ 2,386  
Accrued expenses         592       602  
Deferred revenue         1,731       2,494  
Current portion of long-term debt, net of deferred finance costs and discount         665       661  
Total current liabilities         5,608       6,143  
Long-term debt, net of deferred finance costs and discount         196,342       196,515  
Total non-current liabilities         196,342       196,515  
Total liabilities       $ 201,950     $ 202,658  
Commitments and contingencies         —        —   
Total Partners’ capital                    
Common Unitholders (9,991,641 units and 9,675,795 units issued and outstanding at March 31, 2017 and December 31, 2016, respectively)         127,299       125,635  
Subordinated Series A Unitholders (1,592,920 units issued and outstanding at March 31, 2017 and none at December 31, 2016)         26,256       26,593  
Subordinated Unitholders (9,342,692 units issued and outstanding at March 31, 2017 and December 31, 2016)         113,576       115,552  
General Partner (427,087 units issued and outstanding at March 31, 2017 and 420,641 issued and outstanding at December 31, 2016)         5,331       5,343  
Partners’ capital         272,462       273,123  
Total liabilities and Partners’ capital       $ 474,412     $ 475,781  
                     


   
NAVIOS MARITIME MIDSTREAM PARTNERS L.P.
 
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME
 
(Expressed in thousands of U.S. Dollars, except per unit amounts)  
                     
        Three Month
Period ended
March 31,
2017
(unaudited)
    Three Month
Period ended
March 31,
2016
(unaudited)
 
Revenue (includes related party revenue of $1,155 and $0 for the three months ended March 31, 2017 and 2016, respectively)       $ 21,100     $ 24,149  
Time charter expenses         (285 )     (411
Direct vessel expenses         (780 )     (636
Management fees (entirely through related party transactions)         (5,130 )     (5,187
General and administrative expenses         (724 )     (826
Depreciation and amortization         (6,293 )     (6,401
Interest expenses and finance cost         (3,131 )     (3,156
Interest income         6       —   
Other expense, net         (261 )     (37
Net income       $ 4,502     $ 7,495  
Earnings attributable to:                    
Common unit holders       $ 2,108     $ 3,384  
Subordinated Series A unit holders       $ 336     $ 577  
Subordinated unit holders       $ 1,971     $ 3,384  
General Partner       $ 87     $ 150  
Earnings per unit (basic and diluted)                    
Common unitholders:       $ 0.22     $ 0.36  
Subordinated Series A unitholders:       $ 0.21     $ 0.36  
Subordinated unitholders:       $ 0.19     $ 0.36  
General Partner:       $ 0.21     $ 0.36  
                     


   
NAVIOS MARITIME MIDSTREAM PARTNERS L.P.  
 
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
 
(Expressed in thousands of U.S. Dollars)  
                       
          Three Month
Period ended
March 31,
2017
(unaudited)
    Three Month
Period ended
March 31,
2016
(unaudited)
 
OPERATING ACTIVITIES                      
Net income         $ 4,502     $ 7,495  
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:                      
Depreciation and amortization           6,293       6,401  
Amortization of deferred finance fees           344       351  
Amortization of dry dock and special survey costs           780       636  
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:                      
(Increase)/ decrease in prepaid expenses and other current assets           (2,189 )     35  
Increase in accounts receivable           (1,540 )     (379
Increase in accounts payable           234       1,404  
(Decrease)/ increase in accrued expenses           (10 )     12  
Increase in due from/ to related parties           (6,504 )     (6,588
(Decrease)/ increase in deferred revenue           (763 )     563  
Net cash provided by operating activities         $ 1,147     $ 9,930  
INVESTING ACTIVITIES                      
Acquisition of vessels           —        (500
Net cash used in investing activities         $ —      $ (500
FINANCING ACTIVITIES                      
Loan repayment           (513 )     (513
Dividend paid           (9,019 )     (8,742
Proceeds from issuance of general partner units           79       —   
Proceeds from issuance of common units           3,777       —   
Increase in restricted cash           (10,000 )     —   
Net cash used in financing activities         $ (15,676 )   $ (9,255
Net (decrease)/ increase in cash and cash equivalents           (14,529 )     175  
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of year         $ 52,791     $ 37,834  
Cash and cash equivalents, end of year         $ 38,262     $ 38,009  
Supplemental disclosures of cash flow information                      
Cash interest paid         $ 2,777     $ 2,837  
                       

EXHIBIT 2

Owned Vessels    Type     Built     Capacity
(DWT)
 
Shinyo Kieran   VLCC   2011     297,066  
Shinyo Saowalak   VLCC   2010     298,000  
Nave Celeste   VLCC   2003     298,717  
Shinyo Kannika   VLCC   2001     287,175  
Shinyo Ocean   VLCC   2001     281,395  
C. Dream   VLCC   2000     298,570  
                 


Option Vessels(1)    Type     Built     Capacity
(DWT)
 

Expiration date
 
Nave Buena Suerte   VLCC   2011       297,491   November 18, 2018  
Nave Neutrino   VLCC   2003     298,287   November 18, 2018  
Nave Electron   VLCC   2002     305,178   November 18, 2018  
                     

(1) Navios Midstream has options, to acquire up to three VLCCs at fair market value from Navios Maritime Acquisition Corporation until November 18, 2018.

EXHIBIT 3

Disclosure of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

1. EBITDA

EBITDA represents net income before interest and finance costs, before depreciation and amortization and income taxes. We use EBITDA as a liquidity measure and reconcile EBITDA to net cash provided by/(used in) operating activities, the most comparable U.S. GAAP liquidity measure. EBITDA in this document is calculated as follows: net cash provided by/(used in) operating activities adding back, when applicable and as the case may be, the effect of: (i) net increase/(decrease) in operating assets; (ii) net (increase)/decrease in operating liabilities; (iii) net interest cost; (iv) amortization of deferred finance charges and other related expenses; (v) provision for losses on accounts receivable; (vi) equity in affiliates, net of dividends received; (vii) payments for drydock and special survey costs; (viii) gain/(loss) on sale of assets/subsidiaries; and (ix) impairment charges. Navios Midstream believes that EBITDA is the basis upon which liquidity can be assessed and presents useful information to investors regarding Navios Midstream’s ability to service and/or incur indebtedness, pay capital expenditures, meet working capital requirements and make cash distributions. Navios Midstream also believes that EBITDA is used (i) by potential lenders to evaluate potential transactions; (ii) to evaluate and price potential acquisition candidates; and (iii) by securities analysts, investors and other interested parties in the evaluation of companies in our industry.

EBITDA has limitations as an analytical tool, and should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for the analysis of Navios Midstream’s results as reported under U.S. GAAP. Some of these limitations are: (i) EBITDA does not reflect changes in, or cash requirements for, working capital needs; and (ii) although depreciation and amortization are non-cash charges, the assets being depreciated and amortized may have to be replaced in the future. EBITDA does not reflect any cash requirements for such capital expenditures. As a result of these limitations, EBITDA should not be considered as a principal indicator of Navios Midstream’s performance. Furthermore, our calculation of EBITDA may not be comparable to that reported by other companies due to differences in methods of calculation.

2. Operating Surplus

Operating Surplus represents net income adjusted for depreciation and amortization expense, non-cash interest expense and estimated maintenance and replacement capital expenditures. Maintenance and replacement capital expenditures are those capital expenditures required to maintain over the long term the operating capacity of, or the revenue generated by, Navios Midstream’s capital assets.

Operating Surplus is a quantitative measure used in the publicly-traded partnership investment community to assist in evaluating a partnership’s ability to make quarterly cash distributions. Operating Surplus is not required by accounting principles generally accepted in the United States and should not be considered a substitute for net income, cash flow from operating activities and other operations or cash flow statement data prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States or as a measure of profitability or liquidity.

3. Available Cash   

Available Cash generally means for each fiscal quarter, all cash on hand at the end of the quarter:

• less the amount of cash reserves established by the Board of Directors to:

  • provide for the proper conduct of Navios Midstream’s business (including reserve for maintenance and replacement capital expenditures);

  • comply with applicable law, any of Navios Midstream’s debt instruments, or other agreements; or

  • provide funds for distributions to the unitholders and to the general partner for any one or more of the next four quarters;

• plus all cash on hand on the date of determination of available cash for the quarter resulting from working capital borrowings made after the end of the quarter. Working capital borrowings are generally borrowings that are made under any revolving credit or similar agreement used solely for working capital purposes or to pay distributions to partners.

Available Cash is a quantitative measure used in the publicly-traded partnership investment community to assist in evaluating a partnership’s ability to make quarterly cash distributions. Available cash is not required by accounting principles generally accepted in the United States and should not be considered a substitute for net income, cash flow from operating activities and other operations or cash flow statement data prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States or as a measure of profitability or liquidity.

4. Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

               
    Three Month
Period ended
March 31,
2017
($’000)
(unaudited)
    Three Month
Period ended
March 31,
2016
($’000)
(unaudited)
   
Net cash provided by operating activities   $ 1,147     $ 9,930    
Net increase in operating assets     3,729       344    
Net decrease in operating liabilities     7,043       4,609    
Net interest cost     3,125       3,156    
Amortization of deferred finance cost and bond premium     (344 )     (351 )  
EBITDA   $ 14,700     $ 17,688    
Cash interest paid   $ (2,777 )   $ (2,837 )  
Cash interest income     7       —     
Maintenance and replacement capital expenditures   $ (2,461 )   $ (3,580 )  
Operating Surplus   $ 9,469     $ 11,271    
Cash reserves   $ (447 )   $ (2,529 )  
Available cash for distribution   $ 9,022     $ 8,742    
                   


                 
    Three Month
Period ended
March 31,
2017
($’000)
(unaudited)
    Three Month
Period ended
March 31,
2016
($’000)
(unaudited)
 
Net cash provided by operating activities   $ 1,147     $ 9,930  
Net cash used in investing activities   $ —      $ (500 )
Net cash used in financing activities   $ (15,676 )   $ (9,255 )
                 

 

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