Globus Maritime Reports Financial Results for the Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2011 and Declares Quarterly Dividend of $0.16 per Share

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ATHENS, GREECE--(Marketwire -02/28/12)- Globus Maritime Limited ("Globus," the "Company," "we," or "our") (NASDAQ: GLBS - News), a dry bulk shipping company, announced today its unaudited consolidated operating and financial results for the fourth quarter ("Q4-11") and the year ended December 31, 2011. The Company's Board of Directors also declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.16 per share for Q4-11.

Summary of Fourth Quarter 2011 Results versus Fourth Quarter 2010

  • Revenue increased by 20% to $10.1 million;
  • Net Revenue increased by 19% to $9.5 million;
  • Adjusted EBITDA increased by 25% to $6.4 million; adjusted EBITDA is a measure not in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP"). See a later section of this press release for a reconciliation of non-GAAP financial measures;
  • Total comprehensive income decreased by 12% to $2.3 million;
  • Basic earnings per share of $0.23, calculated on 10,059,497 weighted average number of shares compared to $0.36, calculated on 7,253,265 weighted average number of shares during the same period in 2010;
  • An average of 7.0 vessels were owned and operated during Q4-11, earning an average time Charter Equivalent ("TCE") rate of $14,987 per day, versus an average of 5.0 vessels during the same period in 2010 earning an average TCE rate of $18,209 per day. A calculation of the TCE is provided in a later section of this press release;
  • Fleet utilization was 100% versus 98.3%; fleet utilization is further defined in a later section below.

Summary of Full Year 2011 Results versus Full Year 2010

  • Revenue increased by 23% to $35.6 million;
  • Net Revenue increased by 21% to $32.3 million;
  • Adjusted EBITDA increased by 20% to of $20.6 million;
  • Total comprehensive income increased by 15% to $6.9 million;
  • Basic earnings per share of $0.80 calculated on 8,688,543 weighted average number of shares compared to $0.83 calculated on 7,243,340 weighted average number of shares for the full year 2010;
  • An average of 5.8 vessels were owned and operated during 2011 earning an average TCE rate of $15,619 per day, versus an average of 4.0 vessels during 2010 earning an average TCE rate of $18,996 per day;
  • Fleet utilization was 98.7% versus 98.8% during 2010.

Dividend Declaration

For Q4-11, the Company's Board of Directors declared a cash dividend of $0.16 per common share, payable on or about March 22, 2012 to shareholders of record on March 14, 2012. The Company has 10,139,605 common shares issued and outstanding as of today.

The Company is continuing the policy of paying a variable quarterly dividend in excess of 50% of the net income of the previous quarter, subject to any reserves the board of directors may from time to time determine are required. The declaration and payment of dividends, if any, will always be subject to the discretion of the board of directors of the Company, and the amount of dividends paid in any period is not indicative of the amount that may be paid in the future. The timing and amount of any dividends declared will depend on, among other things: our earnings, financial condition and anticipated cash requirements and availability, additional acquisitions of vessels, restrictions in our debt arrangements, the provisions of Marshall Islands law affecting the payment of distributions to shareholders, required capital and drydocking expenditures, reserves established by our board of directors, increased or unanticipated expenses, a change in our dividend policy, additional borrowings or future issuances of securities and other factors, many of which will be beyond our control. We can give no assurance that dividends will be paid in the future.

Liquidity and Capital Resources

During the fourth quarter of 2011 we repaid the following principal amounts to our banks:

1) a regular installment of $0.5 million to Deutsche Schiffsbank, and

2) two regular installments totaling $0.8 million to DVB Bank.

On December 31, 2011:

A) our cash and bank balances and bank deposits were $9.3 million;

B) our outstanding bank debt was $111.4 million while an amount up to $10.0 million remained undrawn and available under the Credit Suisse revolving facility;

C) we were in compliance with our loan covenants.

Net cash used in investing activities during 2011 included the $30.3 million paid for the acquisition of the "Sun Globe" and the $31.4 million paid for the "Moon Globe."

In November 2011 Globus paid the dividend for the third quarter 2011, amounting to $1.6 million, to shareholders on record on October 31, 2011.

In June 2011 Globus completed a follow-on offering of 2,750,000 common shares, raising $22 million in gross proceeds which enabled us to fund our fleet expansion program. During 2011 we issued and delivered 7,800 new common shares to two of our non-executive directors as per the terms of their appointments. In December 2011, being the second anniversary (of three) of the 2009 Award under our Long Term Incentive Plan, we issued and delivered 52,989 new common shares to our executive directors and staff. In February 2012 as a bonus for 2011, we issued and delivered 39,128 new common shares to our executive directors. The Company has 10,139,605 common shares with a par value of $0.004 each issued and outstanding as of today. The Company does not hold any shares in treasury.

Fleet Development

On December 31, 2010, Globus' fleet comprised of five dry bulk carriers, consisting of three Supramaxes, one Panamax, and one Kamsarmax, with a total carrying capacity of 319,664 DWT.

In March 2011 the Company purchased from an unaffiliated third party a 2007-built Supramax vessel for $30.3 million. The vessel was delivered in September 2011 and was named "Sun Globe."

In May 2011 the Company purchased from an unaffiliated third party a 2005-built Panamax vessel for $31.4 million. The vessel was delivered in June 2011 and was named "Moon Globe."

On the date of this press release Globus' subsidiaries own seven dry bulk carriers, consisting of four Supramaxes, two Panamaxes and one Kamsarmax, with a weighted average age of approximately 5.1 years (as at December 31, 2011) and a total carrying capacity of 452,886 DWT.

Current Fleet Profile

 
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             Year                         Month/Yr
  Vessel    Built     Yard       Type     Delivered     DWT         FLAG
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Tiara                  Hudong
 Globe       1998    Zhonghua    Panamax   Dec 2007     72,928  Marshall Is.
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River                Yangzhou
 Globe       2007      Dayang   Supramax   Dec 2007     53,627  Marshall Is.
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                      Taizhou
Sky Globe    2009       Kouan   Supramax   May 2010     56,855  Marshall Is.
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                      Taizhou
Star Globe   2010       Kouan   Supramax   May 2010     56,867  Marshall Is.
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                      Jiangsu
Jin Star     2010     Eastern  Kamsarmax  June 2010     79,387        Panama
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                      Hudong-
Moon Globe   2005    Zhonghua    Panamax  June 2011     74,432  Marshall Is.
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                    Tsuneishi
Sun Globe    2007        Cebu   Supramax  Sept 2011     58,790         Malta
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Weighted Average Age: 5.1 Years at 12/31/2011          452,886
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Current Fleet Deployment
The "Tiara Globe" is on a time charter ("T/C") with Transgrain Shipping that began in February 2010 and is scheduled to expire in early March 2012, at $20,000 per day gross.

The "River Globe" is on a T/C with Allied Maritime that began in May 2011 and is scheduled to expire in early March 2012, at $14,500 per day gross.

The "Star Globe" completed her employment at $15,600 per day gross with Allied Maritime Inc. ("Allied") in February 2012. As already announced, Allied delivered the vessel in a location outside the redelivery area required under the charter, and did not replenish the quantity of bunkers required under the charter. Furthermore, the vessel was arrested in Panama by a bunker supplier who had not been paid by Allied. To secure the vessel's release from arrest, the Company had to pay the bunker supplier's invoice in full, plus legal costs, as well as an overdue invoice, plus legal costs, of a second bunker supplier, who had also not been paid by Allied. Following these payments, amounting to $593,537 in total, the arrest of the vessel was lifted on February 22, 2012. The Company is considering its legal options to recover the amounts paid, in addition to all other amounts owed by Allied. The vessel is currently on a short time charter to Pacific Basin that began in February 2012 and is scheduled to expire in a minimum 65 days (maximum 110 days) at $13,000 per day gross.

As of the day of this press release, we have secured under fixed employment 60% of our fleet days for the rest of 2012, and 45% for 2013.

Employment Profile

 
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                                     Expiration
                                        Date
     Vessel           Charterer      (Earliest)    Type     Gross Daily rate
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                                                      Time
Tiara Globe     Transgrain Shipping  March 2012    charter           $20,000
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                Allied Maritime,                      Time
River Globe     Inc.                 March 2012    charter           $14,500
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                                                               $12,000 - 1st
                                                      Time              year
Sky Globe       HMM                   Aug. 2013    charter     $12,500 - 2nd
                                                                        year
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                                                      Time
Star Globe      Pacific Basin          May 2012    charter           $13,000
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                Eastern Media
                International - Far
Jin Star        Eastern Silo &         Jan 2015   Bareboat
                Shipping                                             $14,250
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                Guaranteed nominee
Moon Globe      of Gleamray Maritime  June 2013       Time
                Inc.                               charter     $18,000 (net)
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                                                      Time
Sun Globe       Cosco Qingdao         Jan. 2015    charter           $16,000
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Management Commentary

George Karageorgiou, Chief Executive Officer of Globus, stated:

"Despite a challenging environment, 2011 was an important year for Globus. We successfully completed a follow-on offering in June, raising funds from a new investor base and increasing the liquidity in our stock. This offering allowed us to expand the fleet by 42% in terms of carrying capacity.

"The Company maintained profitability throughout every quarter of 2011, which enabled us to reward our shareholders with over $5.1 million in dividends.

"A few days ago we issued a statement regarding the situation with the 'Star Globe' and her previous charterer, Allied Maritime Inc. We are taking proper action and remain vigilant to safeguard our interests.

"Demand for dry bulk commodities remains strong but may not be able to absorb the continued entrance of new tonnage into the market in 2012, despite the significant slippage due to delays, non-deliveries and high scrapping levels.

"In this volatile and uncertain environment, we are confident that we are well placed to navigate through the storm, with 60% of the remaining operating days in 2012 and 45% in 2013 already secured under fixed employment. In the current market conditions we will remain opportunistic in terms of fleet deployment until charter rates recover. We take confidence in our competitive advantages which include a modern fleet, tested management, efficient in-house technical and commercial management, a strong balance sheet and sufficient charter cover."

Elias Deftereos, Chief Financial Officer of Globus, added:

"Our results for the fourth quarter and year 2011 reflect the bigger size of our fleet, as well as the continued softness of charter rates.

"Despite the difficult condition in the financial markets, we agreed to a new loan with DVB Bank in June 2011, which helped us fund our latest acquisitions. Throughout 2011 we made regular principal payments on our three loan facilities. At the end of December 2011, our Net Debt to Total Capitalization (Net Debt plus Total Equity) stood at 42.2%, a moderate figure for our industry.

"Today, our outstanding debt amounts to $111.4 million. Furthermore, unless we re-draw funds under the Credit Suisse revolving facility, our scheduled principal debt repayments for the remainder of 2012 and 2013 are $5.4 and $13.4 million respectively.

"I must highlight that, at a time when many of our peers are renegotiating or restructuring their debt facilities, Globus is in compliance with all the loan covenants. As we continue to expand the Company's future earnings power, we remain dedicated to maintaining an appropriate capital structure for the benefit of our shareholders."

MANAGEMENT DISCUSSION OF THE FOURTH QUARTER 2011 RESULTS

The Company recorded total comprehensive income for Q4-11 of $2.3 million, or $0.23 basic earnings per share, from $2.6 million and $0.36 basic earnings per share for Q4-10.

During Q4-11, we had an average of 7.0 dry bulk vessels in our fleet and 644 ownership days, compared to an average of 5.0 dry bulk vessels and 460 ownership days in Q4-10.

Revenues
Revenues during Q4-11 reached $10.1 million, compared to $8.4 million in Q4-10, an increase of $1.7 million. The 20% increase is primarily attributable to the 42% increase in the number of operating days (from 452 in Q4-10 to 644 in Q4-11) which was partially offset by the 18% decrease in the average TCE rate: during Q4-11 the vessels earned an average TCE of $14,987 as opposed to Q4-10 during which they earned an average TCE of $18,209. The decrease in TCE rates resulted from lower charter rates achieved in the fourth quarter of 2011 versus the same period last year for some vessels in our fleet. For the same reasons, net revenues during Q4-11 increased by $1.5 million and reached $9.5 million compared to $8.0 million during the last quarter of 2010.

Vessel Operating Expenses
Vessel operating expenses, which include crew costs, provisions, deck and engine stores, lubricating oils, insurance, maintenance, and repairs, increased in Q4-11 to $2.2 million from $1.8 million during Q4-10. This 22% increase is largely attributable to the increase in the fleet size. Average daily operating expenses were $4,031 during Q4-11, compared to $4,791 during the same quarter of 2010, representing a 16% decrease.

Gain/Loss on Derivative Financial Instruments
The valuation of our two interest rate swaps at the end of each quarter is affected by the prevailing interest rates at that time. On December 31, 2011, the two interest rate SWAP agreements (for $25 million in total, or 22% of our total debt outstanding of $111.4 million) were recorded at fair market value, which is the amount that would be paid by us or to us should those instruments be terminated. A non-cash unrealized gain of $0.3 million was recorded in Q4-11, compared to a $0.4 million non-cash unrealized gain in Q4-10, a result of the change in the fair market value of the interest rate swaps.

MANAGEMENT DISCUSSION OF THE FISCAL YEAR 2011 RESULTS

We started the year 2011 with five vessels with a total capacity of 319,664 DWT. During 2011 we acquired the "Sun Globe" and the "Moon Globe." At the end of 2011 we owned seven vessels with a weighted average age of approximately 5.1 years and a total carrying capacity of 452,886 DWT.

As a result, during 2011 we owned an average of 5.8 dry bulk vessels for 2,125 ownership days, while during 2010 we had owned an average of 4.0 vessels for 1,458 ownership days.

Revenues
As a result of the prevailing charter rates and the increase in the number of vessels in the fleet, gross revenue increased by $6.7 million to $35.6 million for 2011, from $28.9 million in 2010. Net revenues increased by $5.6 million to $32.3 million in 2011, from $26.7 million in 2010. The increase is primarily attributable to the 45% increase in the operating days (to 2,083 from 1,441), a result of the higher average number of vessels in the fleet. The increase is partially offset by the 18% decrease in the average time charter rates earned by some of our vessels. During 2011 our vessels earned an average TCE rate of $15,619 per day, against an average TCE rate of $18,996 per day during 2010.

Vessel Operating Expenses
Vessel operating expenses increased by $2.1 million to $8.0 million in 2011, compared to $5.9 million in 2010. The 36% increase in operating expenses is mainly attributable to the increase in ownership days. The breakdown of our operating expenses for the years 2011 and 2010 was as follows:

 
                                         2011    2010
                     Crew expenses          52%     52%
                     Repairs and spares     17%     17%
                     Insurance              11%     10%
                     Stores                 12%     12%
                     Lubricants              6%      7%
                     Other                   2%      2%

Daily operating expenses averaged $4,527 in 2011 compared to $4,628 in 2010, representing a decrease of 2%.

Depreciation
Depreciation increased by $2.8 million to $10.2 million for 2011, compared to $7.4 million for 2010. This 38% increase is directly the result of the increase in ownership days. The Company continues the policy to depreciate vessels over a useful life of 25 years, on a straight line basis down to their scrap value calculated at their lightweight at $200 per tonne.

Amortization of fair value of time charter attached to vessels
Amortization for 2011 was 0.8 million compared to $nil for 2010. Amortization refers to the fair value of above market time charters attached to the two vessels acquired in 2011, which is amortized on a straight line basis over the remaining period of the time charters.

Interest Expenses and Finance Costs
Interest expenses increased by $0.7 million to $2.8 million for 2011, compared to $2.1 million for 2010, mainly due to the higher average debt balances.

Gain/(loss) on Derivative Financial Instruments
The change in the valuation of the SWAP agreements between December 31, 2010 and December 31, 2011 was recorded as a $0.4 million non-cash unrealized gain for 2011, compared to a $0.6 million non-cash unrealized loss for 2010.

Scheduled Vessel Repairs

Three vessels are scheduled for dry docking in 2012. We budget 20 days per dry docking per vessel. Actual length will vary based on the condition of the vessel, yard schedules, and other factors.

Conference Call details

The Company's management team will host a conference call and simultaneous internet webcast to discuss these results on February 28, 2012, at 10:00 am Eastern Time (5:00 pm Greek time).

Investors may access the webcast by visiting the Company's website at www.globusmaritime.gr and clicking on the webcast link. Participants may also dial into the call 10 minutes prior to the scheduled time using the following numbers: 0800-953-0329 (from the UK), 1-866-819-7111 (from the US), 00800-4413-1378 (from Greece), or +44 (0) 1452-542-301 (all other callers). Please quote "Globus Maritime."

A replay of the conference call will also be available until March 6, 2012 by dialing 1-866-247-4222 (from the US), 0800-953-1533 (from the UK), or +44(0)1452 550-000 (all other callers). Access Code: 36407079#. In addition, a replay of the webcast will be available on the Company's website at www.globusmaritime.gr.

 
SELECTED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL & OPERATING DATA

                                  Three months ended    For the year ended
                                     December 31,          December 31,
                                 --------------------  --------------------
(in thousands of U.S. dollars,
 except per share data)               2011       2010       2011       2010
                                 ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------
                                      (Unaudited)           (Unaudited)
Statement of comprehensive
 income data:
Revenue                             10,136      8,414     35,559     28.860
Voyage expenses                       (601)      (451)    (3,283)    (2,152)
                                 ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------
Net Revenue (1)                      9,535      7,963     32,276     26,708
Vessels operating expenses          (2,225)    (1,763)    (7,967)    (5,887)
Depreciation                        (2,935)    (2,288)   (10,180)    (7,367)
Depreciation of dry docking
 costs                                (160)       (18)      (318)      (410)
Amortization of fair value of
 time charter attached to
 vessels                              (460)         -       (779)         -
Administrative expenses               (500)      (723)    (2,078)    (2,310)
Administrative expenses payable
 to related parties                   (292)      (281)    (1,150)    (1,066)
Share-based payments                   (88)       (80)      (364)      (311)
Gain on sale of vessels                  -          -          -          7
Other expenses, net                    (59)       (16)      (124)       (35)
                                 ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------
Operating profit before
 financing activities                2,816      2,794      9,316      9,329
Interest income from bank
 balances & deposits                    14         15         52        247
Interest expense and finance
 costs                                (846)      (564)    (2,821)    (2,133)
Gain/(loss) on derivative
 financial instruments                 344        389        369       (570)
Foreign exchange gains/(losses),
 net                                     9        (10)         9       (870)
                                 ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------
Total finance costs, net              (479)      (170)    (2,391)    (3,326)
                                 ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------
Total comprehensive income for
 the period/year                     2,337      2,624      6,925      6,003
                                 ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------

  Basic earnings per share for
   the period/year                    0.23       0.36       0.80       0.83
  Diluted earnings per share for
   the period/year                    0.23       0.36       0.79       0.82
  Adjusted EBITDA (2)                6,371      5,100     20,593     17,099



(1) Net Revenue is computed by subtracting voyage expenses from revenue. Net Revenue is not a recognized measurement under international financial reporting standards ("IFRS") and should not be considered as an alternative or comparable to net income.

(2) Adjusted EBITDA represents net earnings before interest and finance costs net, gains or losses from the change in fair value of derivative financial instruments, foreign exchange gains or losses, income taxes, depreciation, depreciation of drydocking costs, amortization of fair value of time charter attached to vessels, impairment and gains or losses on sale of vessels. Adjusted EBITDA does not represent and should not be considered as an alternative to total comprehensive income/(loss) or cash generated from operations, as determined by IFRS, and our calculation of Adjusted EBITDA may not be comparable to that reported by other companies. Adjusted EBITDA is not a recognized measurement under IFRS.

Adjusted EBITDA is included herein because it is a basis upon which we assess our financial performance and because we believe that it presents useful information to investors regarding a company's ability to service and/or incur indebtedness and it is frequently used by securities analysts, investors and other interested parties in the evaluation of companies in our industry.

Adjusted EBITDA has limitations as an analytical tool, and you should not consider it in isolation, or as a substitute for analysis of our results as reported under IFRS. Some of these limitations are:

  • Adjusted EBITDA does not reflect our cash expenditures or future requirements for capital expenditures or contractual commitments;
  • Adjusted EBITDA does not reflect the interest expense or the cash requirements necessary to service interest or principal payments on our debt;
  • Adjusted EBITDA does not reflect changes in or cash requirements for our working capital needs; and
  • other companies in our industry may calculate Adjusted EBITDA differently than we do, limiting its usefulness as a comparative measure.

Because of these limitations, Adjusted EBITDA should not be considered a measure of discretionary cash available to us to invest in the growth of our business.

The following table sets forth a reconciliation of total comprehensive income to Adjusted EBITDA for the periods presented:

 
                                  Three months ended    For the year ended
                                     December 31,          December 31,
                                 --------------------  --------------------
(Expressed in thousands of U.S.
 dollars)                             2011       2010       2011       2010
                                 ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------
                                      (Unaudited)           (Unaudited)

Total comprehensive income for
 the period                          2,337      2,624      6,925      6,003
Interest and finance costs, net        832        549      2,769      1,886
(Gain)/loss on derivative
 financial instruments                (344)      (389)      (369)       570
Foreign exchange (gains)/losses
 net,                                   (9)        10         (9)       870
Depreciation                         2,935      2,288     10,180      7,367
Depreciation of drydocking costs       160         18        318        410
Amortization of fair value of
 time charter attached to
 vessels                               460          -        779          -
Gain on sale of vessels                  -          -          -         (7)
                                 ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------
Adjusted EBITDA (unaudited)          6,371      5,100     20,593     17,099
                                 =========  =========  =========  =========



                                       As of December 31, As of December 31,
                                       ------------------ ------------------
  (Expressed in thousands of U.S.
   dollars)                                          2011               2010
                                       ------------------ ------------------
                                              (Unaudited)
  Consolidated Statement of financial
   position
  Vessels, net                                    242,507            191,506
  Office furniture and equipment                       75                 40
  Other non-current assets                             10                 10
  Total non-current assets                        242,592            191,556
  Cash and bank balances and bank
   deposits                                         9,301             24,618
  Trade receivables, net                            1,386                281
  Inventories                                         554                467
  Prepayments and other assets                      2,226              1,530
  Total current assets                             13,467             26,896
  Total assets                                    256,059            218,452
  Share capital                                        40                 29
  Share premium                                   109,229             88,817
  Retained earnings                                30,750             28,942
  Total equity                                    140,019            117,788
  Long-term borrowings, net of current
   portion                                        105,518             85,332
  Provision for staff retirement
   indemnities                                         66                 56
  Total non-current liabilities                   105,584             85,388
  Current portion of long-term
   borrowings                                       5,297             10,906
  Trade accounts payable                              945              1,346
  Accrued liabilities and other
   payables                                         1,206                698
  Derivative financial instruments                  1,431              1,800
  Deferred revenue                                  1,577                526
  Total current liabilities                        10,456             15,276
  Total Liabilities                               116,040            100,664
  Total equity and liabilities                    256,059            218,452



                                  Three months ended    For the year ended
                                     December 31,          December 31,
                                 --------------------  --------------------
  (Expressed in thousands of
   U.S. dollars)                      2011       2010       2011       2010
                                 ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------
                                      (Unaudited)           (Unaudited)
  Statement of cash flow data:
  Net cash generated from
   operating activities              5,177      4,494     19,774     16,182
  Net cash used in investing
   activities                       (2,802)        (5)   (65,589)   (72,719)
  Net cash (used in)/generated
   from financing activities        (3,916)    (6,655)    25,681     27,034
 

                               Three months ended      For the year ended
                                  December 31,            December 31,
                             ----------------------  ----------------------
                                   2011        2010        2011        2010
                             ----------  ----------  ----------  ----------
Ownership days (1)                  644         460       2,125       1,458
Available days (2)                  644         460       2,111       1,458
Operating days (3)                  644         452       2,083       1,441
Bareboat charter days (4)            92          92         365         186
Fleet utilization (5)               100%       98.3%       98.7%       98.8%
Average number of vessels
 (6)                                7.0         5.0         5.8         4.0
Daily time charter
 equivalent (TCE) rate (7)   $   14,987  $   18,209  $   15,619  $   18,996
Daily operating expenses (8) $    4,031  $    4,791  $    4,527  $    4,628



(1) Ownership days are the aggregate number of days in a period during which each vessel in our fleet has been owned by us.

(2) Available days are the number of ownership days less the aggregate number of days that our vessels are off-hire due to scheduled repairs or repairs under guarantee, vessel upgrades or special surveys.

(3) Operating days are the number of available days less the aggregate number of days that the vessels are off-hire due to any reason, including unforeseen circumstances.

(4) Bareboat charter days are the aggregate number of days during which the vessels in our fleet are subject to a bareboat charter.

(5) We calculate fleet utilization by dividing the number of operating days during a period by the number of available days during the period.

(6) Average number of vessels is measured by the sum of the number of days each vessel was part of our fleet during a relevant period divided by the number of calendar days in such period.

(7) TCE rates are our revenue less net revenue from our bareboat charters less voyage expenses during a period divided by the number of our available days during the period excluding bareboat charter days, which is consistent with industry standards. TCE is a measure not in accordance with GAAP.

(8) We calculate daily vessel operating expenses by dividing vessel operating expenses by ownership days for the relevant time period excluding bareboat charter days.

The following table reflects the calculation of our daily TCE rates for the periods presented.

 
                                   Three months ended    For the year ended
                                      December 31,          December 31,
                                 --------------------- ---------------------
(Expressed in thousands of U.S.
 dollars, except number of days
 and TCE rates)                        2011       2010       2011       2010
                                 ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------
                                      (Unaudited)           (Unaudited)

Revenue                          $   10,136 $    8,414 $   35,559 $   28,860
Less: Voyage expenses            $      601 $      451 $    3,283 $    2,152
Less: bareboat charter net
 revenue                         $    1,262 $    1,262 $    5,006 $    2,545
                                 ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------
Net revenue excluding bareboat
 charter revenue                 $    8,273 $    6,701 $   27,270 $   24,163
Available days net of bareboat
 charter days                           552        368      1,746      1,272
Daily TCE rate                   $   14,987 $   18,209 $   15,619 $   18,996

About Globus Maritime Limited

Globus is an integrated dry bulk shipping company that provides marine transportation services worldwide and presently owns, operates and manages a fleet of dry bulk vessels that transport iron ore, coal, grain, steel products, cement, alumina and other dry bulk cargoes internationally. Globus' subsidiaries own and operate seven vessels with a total carrying capacity of 452,886 DWT and a weighted average age of 5.1 years as of December 31, 2011.

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Contact:
For further information please contact:
Globus Maritime Limited
+30 210 960 8300
Elias Deftereos
CFO
deftereos@globusmaritime.gr
Capital Link - New York
+1 212 661 7566
Matthew Abenante
globus@capitallink.com

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