Costamare Inc. Reports Results for the Third Quarter and Nine-Month Period Ended September 30, 2013

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ATHENS, GREECE--(Marketwired - Oct 23, 2013) -  Costamare Inc. ("Costamare" or the "Company") (NYSE: CMRE) today reported unaudited financial results for the third quarter and nine months ended September 30, 2013.

  • Voyage revenues of $110.1 million and $301.7 million for the three and the nine months ended September 30, 2013, respectively.

  • Voyage revenues adjusted on a cash basis of $114.1 million and $312.4 million for the three and the nine months ended September 30, 2013, respectively.

  • Adjusted EBITDA of $77.9 million and $206.7 million for the three and the nine months ended September 30, 2013, respectively.

  • Net income of $20.9 million and $76.2 million for the three and the nine months ended September 30, 2013, respectively.

  • Net income available to common stockholders of $20.4 million or $0.27 per share and $75.7 million or $1.01 per share for the three and the nine months ended September 30, 2013, respectively.

  • Adjusted Net income available to common stockholders of $28.7 million or $0.38 per share and $78.4 million or $1.05 per share for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2013, respectively.

See "Financial Summary" and "Non-GAAP Measures" below for additional detail.

Business Developments

  • On August 5 and September 2, 2013, the Company took delivery of the 8,827 TEU newbuild containership vessels Valiant and Valence, respectively, which were both built by Sungdong Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering in South Korea. Upon delivery, both vessels commenced their long term charters with members of the Evergreen Group ("Evergreen").

  • In July 2013, pursuant to the Framework Agreement with York Capital Management ("York"), jointly-owned entities entered into two shipbuilding contracts for the construction of two container vessels of about 9,000 TEU capacity, subject to upgrade, to be delivered by the end of 2015. The Company agreed to participate in each of the newbuilding contracts by investing 49% of the share capital in the jointly-owned entities.

  • The Company sold the 1993-built, 3,883 TEU containership MSC Antwerp, for demolition for a sale price of approximately $7.8 million. The vessel was delivered to its buyers on September 9, 2013. The sale of the MSC Antwerp resulted in a book loss of $5.9 million.

Preferred Share Offering

  • On August 6, 2013, the Company completed a public offering of 2.0 million shares of its 7.625% Series B Cumulative Redeemable Perpetual Preferred Stock (the "Series B Preferred Stock"). The gross proceeds from the offering before the underwriting discount and other offering expenses were $50.0 million. We plan to use the net proceeds of this offering for general corporate purposes, including vessel acquisitions or investments under the Framework Agreement. 

Dividend Announcements

  • On October 1, 2013, the Company declared a cash dividend of $0.3654 per share on its 7.625% Series B Preferred Stock for the period from August 6, 2013 to October 14, 2013. The dividend was paid on October 15, 2013 to all Series B Preferred Stock holders of record as of October 11, 2013. This was the first cash dividend on its Series B Preferred Stock that the Company has declared since the commencement of trading of its Series B Preferred Stock on the New York Stock Exchange.

  • On October 8, 2013, the Company declared a common stock dividend for the third quarter ended September 30, 2013, of $0.27 per share, payable on November 6, 2013 to stockholders of record at the close of trading of the Company's common stock on the New York Stock Exchange on October 23, 2013. This will be the Company's twelfth consecutive quarterly common stock dividend since its common stock commenced trading on the New York Stock Exchange.

Mr. Gregory Zikos, Chief Financial Officer of Costamare Inc., commented:

"During the third quarter of the year, the Company delivered positive results.

In accordance with our newbuilding program, we accepted delivery of the fifth and sixth 9,000 TEU newbuild containership vessels out of a series of ten. Both vessels commenced their charters. This addition to the fleet, together with the newbuildings already delivered and the remaining four vessels currently on order and subject to charters, will contribute in excess of $1.3 billion of contracted revenues throughout the duration of their charters.

Regarding new transactions, together with our partners, York Capital, we ordered two vessels with a capacity of 9,000 TEU, subject to upgrade, to be delivered by the end of 2015. We are participating in each of the two contracts with a 49% stake.

Despite continuing challenging market conditions, our re-chartering risk is minimized. The charters for the vessels opening in 2014 account for approximately 3% of our 2014 contracted revenues.

Finally, on October 1 and on October 8 we declared a dividend of $ 0.3654 per share on the 7.625% Series B Redeemable Perpetual Preferred Stock and $ 0.27 per share on the Company's common stock respectively. Consistent with our dividend policy, we continue to offer an attractive dividend, which we consider to be sustainable based on the size of our contracted cash flows, the quality of our charterers and the prudent management of our balance sheet." 

 
Financial Summary
                 
    Nine-month period ended
September 30,
  Three-month period ended September 30,
(Expressed in thousands of U.S. dollars, except share and per share data):   2012   2013   2012   2013
     
                         
Voyage revenue   $ 290,962   $ 301,700   $ 94,886   $ 110,134
Accrued charter revenue (1)   $ 3,909   $ 10,673   $ 2,924   $ 4,039
Voyage revenue adjusted on a cash basis (2)   $ 294,871   $ 312,373   $ 97,810   $ 114,173
                         
Adjusted EBITDA (3)   $ 190,587   $ 206,722   $ 62,475   $ 77,870
                         
Adjusted Net Income available to common stockholders (3)   $ 67,721   $ 78,369   $ 20,947   $ 28,734
Weighted Average number of shares     65,582,847     74,800,000     67,800,000     74,800,000
Adjusted Earnings per share (3)   $ 1.03   $ 1.05   $ 0.31   $ 0.38
                         
EBITDA (3)   $ 181,064   $ 204,003   $ 54,045   $ 69,495
Net Income   $ 58,198   $ 76,235   $ 12,517   $ 20,944
Net Income available to common stockholders   $ 58,198   $ 75,650   $ 12,517   $ 20,359
Weighted Average number of shares     65,582,847     74,800,000     67,800,000     74,800,000
Earnings per share   $ 0.89   $ 1.01   $ 0.18   $ 0.27
                         

(1) Accrued charter revenue represents the difference between cash received during the period and revenue recognized on a straight-line basis. In the early years of a charter with escalating charter rates, voyage revenue will exceed cash received during the period, and during the last years of such charter cash received will exceed revenue recognized on a straight line basis

(2) Voyage revenue adjusted on a cash basis represents Voyage revenue after adjusting for non-cash "Accrued charter revenue" recorded under charters with escalating charter rates. However, Voyage revenue adjusted on a cash basis is not a recognized measurement under U.S. generally accepted accounting principles, or "GAAP." We believe that the presentation of Voyage revenue adjusted on a cash basis is useful to investors because it presents the charter revenue for the relevant period based on the then current daily charter rates. The increases or decreases in daily charter rates under our charter party agreements are described in the notes to the "Fleet List" below. 

(3) Adjusted net income, adjusted earnings per share, EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA are non-GAAP measures. Refer to the reconciliation of net income to adjusted net income and net income to EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA below.

Non-GAAP Measures

The Company reports its financial results in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). However, management believes that certain non-GAAP financial measures used in managing the business may provide users of these financial measures additional meaningful comparisons between current results and results in prior operating periods. Management believes that these non-GAAP financial measures can provide additional meaningful reflection of underlying trends of the business because they provide a comparison of historical information that excludes certain items that impact the overall comparability. Management also uses these non-GAAP financial measures in making financial, operating and planning decisions and in evaluating the Company's performance. Tables below set out supplemental financial data and corresponding reconciliations to GAAP financial measures for the nine-month and three-month periods ended September 30, 2013 and September 30, 2012. Non-GAAP financial measures should be viewed in addition to, and not as an alternative for, the Company's reported results prepared in accordance with GAAP. Non-GAAP financial measures include (i) Voyage revenue adjusted on a cash basis (reconciled above), (ii) Adjusted Net Income, (iii) Adjusted earnings per share, (iv) EBITDA and (v) Adjusted EBITDA.

   
Reconciliation of Net Income to Adjusted Net Income available to common stockholders  
                       
    Nine-month period ended
September 30,
    Three-month period ended September 30,  
(Expressed in thousands of U.S. dollars, except share and per share data)   2012   2013     2012     2013  
       
Net Income   $ 58,198   $ 76,235     $ 12,517     $ 20,944  
Distributed earnings allocated to Preferred Stock     -     (585 )     -       (585 )
Net Income available to common stockholders     58,198     75,650       12,517       20,359  
Accrued charter revenue     3,909     10,673       2,924       4,039  
(Gain)/ Loss on sale/disposal of vessels     4,296     (518 )     5,599       5,942  
Realized (Gain)/ Loss on Euro/USD forward contracts     997     (615 )     265       (245 )
(Gain)/ Loss on derivative instruments     321     (6,821 )     (358 )     (1,361 )
                               
Adjusted Net income available to common stockholders   $ 67,721   $ 78,369     $ 20,947     $ 28,734  
Adjusted Earnings per Share   $ 1.03   $ 1.05     $ 0.31     $ 0.38  
Weighted average number of shares     65,582,847     74,800,000       67,800,000       74,800,000  
                               

Adjusted Net income and Adjusted Earnings per Share represent net income before non-cash "Accrued charter revenue" recorded under charters with escalating charter rates, gain/ (loss) on sale of vessels, realized (gain) /loss on Euro/USD forward contracts and non-cash changes in fair value of derivatives. "Accrued charter revenue" is attributed to the timing difference between the revenue recognition and the cash collection. However, Adjusted Net income and Adjusted Earnings per Share are not recognized measurements under U.S. generally accepted accounting principles, or "GAAP." We believe that the presentation of Adjusted Net income and Adjusted Earnings per Share are useful to investors because they are frequently used by securities analysts, investors and other interested parties in the evaluation of companies in our industry. We also believe that Adjusted Net income and Adjusted Earnings per Share are useful in evaluating our ability to service additional debt and make capital expenditures. In addition, we believe that Adjusted Net income and Adjusted Earnings per Share are useful in evaluating our operating performance and liquidity position compared to that of other companies in our industry because the calculation of Adjusted Net income and Adjusted Earnings per Share generally eliminates the effects of the accounting effects of capital expenditures and acquisitions, certain hedging instruments and other accounting treatments, items which may vary for different companies for reasons unrelated to overall operating performance and liquidity. In evaluating Adjusted Net income and Adjusted Earnings per Share, you should be aware that in the future we may incur expenses that are the same as or similar to some of the adjustments in this presentation. Our presentation of Adjusted Net income and Adjusted Earnings per Share should not be construed as an inference that our future results will be unaffected by unusual or non-recurring items.

   
Reconciliation of Net Income to Adjusted EBITDA  
                         
    Nine-month period ended
September 30,
    Three-month period ended September 30,  
(Expressed in thousands of U.S. dollars)   2012     2013     2012     2013  
         
                                 
Net Income   $ 58,198     $ 76,235     $ 12,517     $ 20,944  
Interest and finance costs     57,840       56,923       19,603       22,815  
Interest income     (1,173 )     (448 )     (457 )     (39 )
Depreciation     60,182       65,158       20,301       23,669  
Amortization of dry-docking and special survey costs     6,017       6,135       2,081       2,106  
EBITDA     181,064       204,003       54,045       69,495  
Accrued charter revenue     3,909       10,673       2,924       4,039  
(Gain)/ Loss on sale/disposal of vessels     4,296       (518 )     5,599       5,942  
Realized (Gain)/ Loss on Euro/USD forward contracts     997       (615 )     265       (245 )
Gain/ (Loss) on derivative instruments     321       (6,821 )     (358 )     (1,361 )
Adjusted EBITDA   $ 190,587     $ 206,722     $ 62,475     $ 77,870  
                                 

EBITDA represents net income before interest and finance costs, interest income, depreciation and amortization of deferred dry-docking and special survey costs. Adjusted EBITDA represents net income before interest and finance costs, interest income, depreciation, amortization of deferred dry-docking and special survey costs, non-cash "Accrued charter revenue" recorded under charters with escalating charter rates, gain/ (loss) on sale of vessels, realized gain/ (loss) on Euro/USD forward contracts and non-cash changes in fair value of derivatives. "Accrued charter revenue" is attributed to the time difference between the revenue recognition and the cash collection. However, EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA are not recognized measurements under U.S. generally accepted accounting principles, or "GAAP." We believe that the presentation of EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA are useful to investors because they are frequently used by securities analysts, investors and other interested parties in the evaluation of companies in our industry. We also believe that EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA are useful in evaluating our ability to service additional debt and make capital expenditures. In addition, we believe that EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA are useful in evaluating our operating performance and liquidity position compared to that of other companies in our industry because the calculation of EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA generally eliminates the effects of financings, income taxes and the accounting effects of capital expenditures and acquisitions, items which may vary for different companies for reasons unrelated to overall operating performance and liquidity. In evaluating EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA, you should be aware that in the future we may incur expenses that are the same as or similar to some of the adjustments in this presentation. Our presentation of EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA should not be construed as an inference that our future results will be unaffected by unusual or non-recurring items.

Note: Items to consider for comparability include gains and charges. Gains positively impacting net income are reflected as deductions to net income. Charges negatively impacting net income are reflected as increases to net income.

Results of Operations

Three-month period ended September 30, 2013 compared to the three-month period ended September 30, 2012

During the three-month periods ended September 30, 2013 and 2012, we had an average of 51.0 and 47.1 vessels, respectively, in our fleet. In the three-month period ended September 30, 2013, we accepted delivery of the newbuild vessels Valiant and Valence with an aggregate TEU capacity of 17,654, the secondhand vessel X-Press Padma with a TEU capacity of 1,645, which was acquired pursuant to the Framework Agreement with York, and we sold the vessel MSC Antwerp, with a TEU capacity of 3,883. Furthermore, pursuant to the Framework Agreement with York, we signed shipbuilding contracts with a shipyard for the construction of two container vessels of about 9,000 TEU capacity, subject to upgrade. In the three-month period ended September 30, 2012, we accepted delivery of the secondhand vessels Stadt Luebeck and Messini with an aggregate TEU capacity of 3,536, and we sold the secondhand vessel Horizon for scrap with a TEU capacity of 1,068. In the three-month periods ended September 30, 2013 and 2012, our fleet ownership days totaled 4,696 and 4,337 days, respectively. Ownership days are the primary driver of voyage revenue and vessels' operating expenses and represent the aggregate number of days in a period during which each vessel in our fleet is owned.

                         
(Expressed in millions of U.S. dollars,
except percentages)
  Three-month period ended
September 30,
             
2012     2013     Change     Percentage Change  
       
                               
Voyage revenue   $ 94.9     $ 110.1     $ 15.2     16.0 %
Voyage expenses     (1.7 )     (0.6 )     (1.1 )   (64.7 %)
Voyage expenses - related parties     (0.7 )     (0.8 )     0.1     14.3 %
Vessels operating expenses     (28.3 )     (29.6 )     1.3     4.6 %
General and administrative expenses     (1.0 )     (1.0 )     -     -  
Management fees - related parties     (3.8 )     (4.3 )     0.5     13.2 %
Amortization of dry-docking and special survey costs     (2.1 )     (2.1 )     -     -  
Depreciation     (20.3 )     (23.7 )     3.4     16.7 %
Loss on sale/disposal of vessels     (5.6 )     (5.9 )     0.3     5.4 %
Foreign exchange losses     (0.1 )     (0.1 )     -     -  
Interest income     0.4       -       (0.4 )   (100.0 %)
Interest and finance costs     (19.6 )     (22.8 )     3.2     16.3 %
Equity gain on investments     -       0.3       0.3     100.0 %
Gain on derivative instruments     0.4       1.4       1.0     250.0 %
Net Income   $ 12.5     $ 20.9                
                               
                               
                               
(Expressed in millions of U.S. dollars,
except percentages)
  Three-month period ended September 30,          
2012   2013   Change   Percentage
Change
 
                         
Voyage revenue   $ 94.9   $ 110.1   $ 15.2   16.0 %
Accrued charter revenue     2.9     4.0     1.1   37.9 %
Voyage revenue adjusted on a cash basis   $ 97.8   $ 114.1   $ 16.3   16.7 %
                         
                         
                         
Fleet operational data Three-month period ended September 30,        
2012 2013 Change   Percentage
Change
 
             
Average number of vessels 47.1 51.0 3.9   8.3 %
Ownership days 4,337 4,696 359   8.3 %
Number of vessels under dry-docking 4 2 (2 )    
             

Voyage Revenue

Voyage revenue increased by 16.0%, or $15.2 million, to $110.1 million during the three-month period ended September 30, 2013, from $94.9 million during the three-month period ended September 30, 2012. This increase is mainly due to (i) revenue earned by the newbuild vessels delivered to us during the nine month period ended September 30, 2013; partly offset by (ii) decreased charter rates in certain of our vessels during the three-month period ended September 30, 2013, compared to the three-month period ended September 30, 2012, and (iii) revenues not earned by vessels which were sold for scrap during the nine month period ended September 30, 2013.

 Voyage revenue adjusted on a cash basis (which eliminates non-cash "Accrued charter revenue"), increased by 16.7%, or $16.3 million, to $114.1 million during the three-month period ended September 30, 2013, from $97.8 million during the three-month period ended September 30, 2012. This increase is mainly due to (i) revenue earned by the newbuild vessels delivered to us during the nine month period ended September 30, 2013; partly offset by (ii) decreased charter rates in certain of our vessels during the three-month period ended September 30, 2013, compared to the three-month period ended September 30, 2012, and (iii) revenues not earned by vessels which were sold for scrap during the nine month period ended September 30, 2013.

Voyage Expenses

Voyage expenses decreased by 64.7% or $1.1 million, to $0.6 million during the three-month period ended September 30, 2013, from $1.7 million during the three-month period ended September 30, 2012. Voyage expenses mainly include (i) off-hire expenses of our fleet, mainly related to fuel consumption and (ii) third party commissions. The decrease during the three month period ended September 30, 2013, compared to the three month period ended September 30, 2012, is mainly attributable to the decreased off-hire expenses, mainly relating to bunkers consumption.

Voyage Expenses - related parties

Voyage expenses - related parties in the amount of $0.8 million during the three month period ended September 30, 2013 and in the amount of $0.7 million during the three-month period ended September 30, 2012, represent fees of 0.75% on voyage revenues charged to us by Costamare Shipping Company S.A. as provided under our group management agreement.

Vessels' Operating Expenses

Vessels' operating expenses, which also include the realized gain/ (loss) under derivative contracts entered into in relation to foreign currency exposure, increased by 4.6%, or $1.3 million, to $29.6 million during the three-month period ended September 30, 2013, from $28.3 million during the three-month period ended September 30, 2012. The increase was partly attributable to the increased ownership days of our fleet during the three-month period ended September 30, 2013 compared to the three-month period ended September 30, 2012.

General and Administrative Expenses

General and administrative expenses were $1.0 million during the three-month period ended September 30, 2013 and for the three-month period ended September 30, 2012. General and administrative expenses for the three-month periods ended September 30, 2013 and 2012, include $0.25 million, respectively, for the services of the Company's officers in aggregate charged to us by Costamare Shipping Company S.A. as provided under our group management agreement. 

Management Fees - related parties

Management fees paid to our managers increased by 13.2%, or $0.5 million, to $4.3 million during the three-month period ended September 30, 2013, from $3.8 million during the three-month period ended September 30, 2012. The increase was primarily attributable to (i) the inflation related upward adjustment by 4% of the management fee for each vessel (effective January 1, 2013), as provided under our group management agreement and (ii) the increased average number of vessels during the three month period ended September 30, 2013, compared to the three month period ended September 30, 2012.

Amortization of Dry-docking and Special Survey Costs

Amortization of deferred dry-docking and special survey costs was $2.1 million for the three-month period ended September 30, 2013 and $2.1 million for the three-month period ended September 30, 2012. During the three-month periods ended September 30, 2013 and 2012, two vessels and four vessels, respectively, underwent their special survey. During the three-month period ended September 30, 2013, three vessels (one of which was in process as at June 30, 2013) completed their respective works. During the three-month period ended September 30, 2012, four vessels completed their respective works.

Depreciation

Depreciation expense increased by 16.7%, or $3.4 million, to $23.7 million during the three-month period ended September 30, 2013, from $20.3 million during the three-month period ended September 30, 2012. The increase was mainly attributable to the depreciation expense charged for the six newbuilding vessels delivered to us during the nine month period ended September 30, 2013, partly offset by the depreciation expense not charged for the vessels sold for scrap during the nine month period ended September 30, 2013.

Loss on Sale/Disposal of Vessels

During the three-month period ended September 30, 2013, we recorded a loss of $5.9 million from the sale of one vessel. During the three-month period ended September 30, 2012, we recorded a net loss of $5.6 million from the sale of the vessel Horizon (including the effect of the partial reversal of a provision recorded in 2011 for costs associated with the grounding of the vessel Rena).

Foreign Exchange Losses

Foreign exchange losses were $0.1 million during the three-month period ended September 30, 2013 and $0.1 million during the three-month period ended September 30, 2012.

Interest Income

Interest income decreased by 100.0% or $0.4 million, to nil during the three-month period ended September 30, 2013, from $0.4 million during the three month period ended September 30, 2012. The decrease is mainly attributable to the decreased average cash balance during the three month period ended September 30, 2013, compared to the three month period ended September 30, 2012.

Interest and Finance Costs

Interest and finance costs increased by 16.3%, or $3.2 million, to $22.8 million during the three-month period ended September 30, 2013, from $19.6 million during the three-month period ended September 30, 2012. The increase is mainly attributable to the increased interest expense charged to the consolidated income statement in relation with the loan facilities of the six newbuild vessels which were delivered to us during the nine month period ended September 30, 2013.

Equity Gain on Investments

The equity gain on investments of $0.3 million represents our share of the net earnings of five jointly owned ship-owning companies acquired pursuant to the Framework Agreement with York. We hold 49% of the capital stock of each ship-owning company.

Gain on Derivative Instruments

The fair value of our 27 interest rate derivative instruments which were outstanding as of September 30, 2013, equates to the amount that would be paid by us or to us should those instruments be terminated. As of September 30, 2013, the fair value of these 27 interest rate derivative instruments in aggregate amounted to a liability of $114.7 million. Twenty-six of the 27 interest rate derivative instruments that were outstanding as at September 30, 2013, qualified for hedge accounting and the effective portion of the change in their fair value is recorded in "Other Comprehensive Income" ("OCI"). For the three-month period ended September 30, 2013, a net gain of $1.8 million has been included in "OCI" and a gain of $1.4 million has been included in "Gain/ (loss) on derivative instruments" in the consolidated statement of income, resulting from the fair market value change of the interest rate derivative instruments during the three-month period ended September 30, 2013.

Cash Flows

Three-month periods ended September 30, 2013 and 2012

             
Condensed cash flows   Three-month period ended
September 30,
 
(Expressed in millions of U.S. dollars)   2012     2013  
Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities   $ 39.4     $ 50.8  
Net Cash Used in Investing Activities   $ (55.3 )   $ (148.2 )
Net Cash Provided by (Used in) Financing Activities   $ (8.6 )   $ 105.4  
                 

Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities

Net cash flows provided by operating activities for the three-month period ended September 30, 2013, increased by $11.4 million to $50.8 million, compared to $39.4 million for the three-month period ended September 30, 2012. The increase was primarily attributable to increased cash from operations of $16.4 million due to cash generated from the charters of the six newbuild vessels delivered to us during the nine month period ended September 30, 2013 and to decreased dry-docking payments of $2.5 million, partly offset by unfavorable change in working capital position, excluding the current portion of long-term debt and the accrued charter revenue (representing the difference between cash received in that period and revenue recognized on a straight-line basis) of $3.3 million and increased payments for interest (including swap payments) of $4.3 million.

Net Cash Used in Investing Activities

Net cash used in investing activities was $ 148.2 million in the three-month period ended September 30, 2013, which consisted of (a) $158.4 million advance payments for the construction and purchase of three newbuild vessels, (b) $4.3 million in payments for the acquisition of one secondhand vessel, (c) $8.8 million in payments, pursuant to the Framework Agreement with York, to hold a 49% equity interest in jointly-owned companies, (d) $7.2 million net proceeds we received from the sale for scrap of MSC Antwerp and (e) $16.0 million received, pursuant to the Framework Agreement with York, for York's 51% equity interest in the ship-owning companies which own the vessels Petalidi, Ensenada Express and X-Press Padma and for initial working capital for such ship-owning companies.

Net cash used in investing activities was $55.3 million in the three-month period ended September 30, 2012, which consisted of (a) $39.9 million advance payments for the construction and purchase of four newbuild vessels, (b) $18.8 million in payments for the acquisition of two secondhand vessels and (c) $3.4 million we received from the sale of one vessel.

Net Cash Provided By (Used In) Financing Activities

Net cash provided by financing activities was $105.4 million in the three-month period ended September 30, 2013, which mainly consisted of (a) $46.3 million of indebtedness that we repaid, (b) $126.0 million we drew down from three of our credit facilities (c) $20.2 million we paid for dividends to our stockholders for the second quarter of 2013 and (d) $48.0 million net proceeds we received from our public offering in August 2013, of 2.0 million shares of our 7.625% Series B Cumulative Redeemable Perpetual Preferred Shares, net of underwriting discounts and expenses incurred in the offering.

Net cash used in financing activities was $8.6 million in the three month period ended September 30, 2012, which mainly consists of (a) $39.1 million of indebtedness that we repaid, (b) $41.9 million we drew down from three of our credit facilities, (c) $18.3 million we paid for dividends to our stockholders for the second quarter of the year 2012

Results of Operations

Nine-month period ended September 30, 2013 compared to the nine-month period ended September 30, 2012

During the nine month periods ended September 30, 2013 and 2012, we had an average of 49.0 and 46.7 vessels, respectively, in our fleet. In the nine-month period ended September 30, 2013, we accepted delivery of the newbuild vessels MSC Athens, MSC Athos, Valor, Value, Valiant and Valence with an aggregate TEU capacity of 52,962, the secondhand vessel Venetiko with a TEU capacity of 5,928, the secondhand vessels Petalidi, Ensenada Express and X-Press Padma, which were acquired pursuant to the Framework Agreement with York, with an aggregate TEU capacity of 8,383, and we sold three vessels MSC Washington, MSC Austria and MSC Antwerp with an aggregate TEU capacity of 11,343. Furthermore, pursuant to the Framework Agreement with York, we signed shipbuilding contracts with a shipyard for the construction of two container vessels of about 9,000 TEU, subject to upgrade. In the nine-month period ended September 30, 2012, we accepted delivery of five secondhand vessels MSC Ulsan, Koroni, Kyparissia, Stadt Luebeck and Messini with an aggregate TEU capacity of 15,352 and we sold four vessels Gather, Gifted, Genius I and Horizon with an aggregate TEU capacity of 9,834. In the nine-month periods ended September 30, 2013 and 2012, our fleet ownership days totaled 13,373 and 12,789 days, respectively. Ownership days are the primary driver of voyage revenue and vessels operating expenses and represent the aggregate number of days in a period during which each vessel in our fleet is owned.

                               
                               
(Expressed in millions of U.S. dollars,
except percentages)
  Nine-month period ended
September 30,
             
2012     2013     Change     Percentage
Change
 
         
                               
Voyage revenue   $ 291.0       301.7     $ 10.7     3.7 %
Voyage expenses     (4.0 )     (2.5 )     (1.5 )   (37.5 %)
Voyage expenses - related parties     (2.2 )     (2.3 )     0.1     4.5 %
Vessels operating expenses     (84.7 )     (85.9 )     1.2     1.4 %
General and administrative expenses     (3.1 )     (3.3 )     0.2     6.5 %
Management fees - related parties     (11.4 )     (12.3 )     0.9     7.9 %
Amortization of dry-docking and special survey costs     (6.0 )     (6.1 )     0.1     1.7 %
Depreciation     (60.2 )     (65.2 )     5.0     8.3 %
Gain/ (Loss) on sale/disposal of vessels     (4.3 )     0.5       4.8     111.6 %
Foreign exchange gains     0.2       0.2       -     -  
Interest income     1.1       0.4       (0.7 )   (63.6 %)
Interest and finance costs     (57.8 )     (56.9 )     (0.9 )   (1.6 %)
Equity gain on investments     -       0.3       0.3     100.0 %
Other     (0.1 )     0.8       0.9     900.0 %
Gain/ (loss) on derivative instruments     (0.3 )     6.8       7.1     2,366.7 %
Net Income   $ 58.2     $ 76.2                
                               
                               
(Expressed in millions of U.S. dollars,
except percentages)
  Nine-month period ended
September 30,
             
2012     2013     Change     Percentage
Change
 
                               
Voyage revenue   $ 291.0     $ 301.7     $ 10.7     3.7 %
Accrued charter revenue     3.9       10.7       6.8     174.4 %
Voyage revenue adjusted on a cash basis   $ 294.9     $ 312.4     $ 17.5     5.9 %
                               
                               
Fleet operational data   Nine-month period ended
September 30,
         
2012   2013   Change   Percentage
Change
 
                   
Average number of vessels   46.7   49.0   2.3   4.9 %
Ownership days   12,789   13,373   584   4.6 %
Number of vessels under dry-docking   6   7   1      
                   

Voyage Revenue

Voyage revenue increased by 3.7%, or $10.7 million, to $301.7 million during the nine-month period ended September 30, 2013, from $291.0 million during the nine-month period ended September 30, 2012. The increase in Voyage revenue is mainly due to (i) the revenue earned by the six newbuild vessels delivered to us during the nine month period ended September 30, 2013; partly offset (ii) by decreased charter rates in certain of our vessels during the nine-month period ended September 30, 2013, compared to the nine-month period ended September 30, 2012, and (iii) revenues not earned by vessels which were sold for scrap during the nine month period ended September 30, 2013.

Voyage revenue adjusted on a cash basis (which eliminates non-cash "Accrued charter revenue"), increased by 5.9%, or $17.5 million, to $312.4 million during the nine-month period ended September 30, 2013, from $294.9 million during the nine-month period ended September 30, 2012. The increase is attributable to the cash revenue earned by the six newbuild vessels delivered to us during the nine month period ended September 30, 2013; partly offset by cash revenue not earned from vessels disposed during the nine month period ended September 30, 2013.

Voyage Expenses

Voyage expenses decreased by 37.5%, or $1.5 million, to $2.5 million during the nine-month period ended September 30, 2013, from $4.0 million during the nine-month period ended September 30, 2012. The decrease was primarily attributable to the decreased off-hire expenses of our fleet, mainly bunkers consumption and by the decreased third party commissions charged to us during the nine month period ended September 30, 2013, compared to the nine month period ended September 30, 2012.

Voyage Expenses - related parties

Voyage expenses - related parties increased by 4.5% or $0.1 to $2.3 million during the nine-month period ended September 30, 2013, from $2.2 million during the nine-month period ended September 30, 2012 and represent fees of 0.75% on voyage revenues charged to us by Costamare Shipping Company S.A. as provided under our group management agreement.

Vessels' Operating Expenses

Vessels' operating expenses, which also includes the realized gain /(loss) under derivative contracts entered into in relation to foreign currency exposure, increased by 1.4% or $1.2 million to $85.9 million during the nine-month period ended September 30, 2013, from $84.7 million during the nine-month period ended September 30, 2012. The increase was mainly attributable to the increased ownership days of our fleet during the nine-month period ended September 30, 2013 compared to the nine-month period ended September 30, 2012.

General and Administrative Expenses

General and administrative expenses increased by 6.5%, or $0.2 million, to $3.3 million during the nine-month period ended September 30, 2013, from $3.1 million during the nine-month period ended September 30, 2012. Furthermore, General and administrative expenses for the nine-month periods ended September 30, 2013 and September 30, 2012, include $0.75 million, respectively, for the services of the Company's officers in aggregate charged to us by Costamare Shipping Company S.A. as provided under our group management agreement. 

Management Fees - related parties

Management fees paid to our managers increased by 7.9%, or $0.9 million, to $12.3 million during the nine-month period ended September 30, 2013, from $11.4 million during the nine-month period ended September 30, 2012. The increase was primarily attributable to (i) the inflation related upward adjustment by 4% of the management fee for each vessel (effective January 1, 2013), as provided under our group management agreement and (ii) the increased average number of vessels during the nine month period ended September 30, 2013, compared to the nine month period ended September 30, 2012.

Amortization of Dry-docking and Special Survey Costs

Amortization of deferred dry-docking and special survey costs for the nine-month periods ended September 30, 2013 and 2012, was $6.1 million and $6.0 million, respectively. During the nine-month periods ended September 30, 2013 and 2012, seven vessels and six vessels, respectively, underwent their special surveys.

Depreciation

Depreciation expense increased by 8.3%, or $5.0 million, to $65.2 million during the nine-month period ended September 30, 2013, from $60.2 million during the nine-month period ended September 30, 2012. The increase was primarily attributable to the depreciation expense charged for the six newbuild vessels delivered to us during the nine month period ended September 30, 2013.

Gain/ (Loss) on Sale/Disposal of Vessels

During the nine-month period ended September 30, 2013, we recorded a net gain of $0.5 million from the sale of three vessels. During the nine-month period ended September 30, 2012, we recorded a net loss of $4.3 million mainly from the sale of four vessels (including the effect of the partial reversal of a provision recorded in 2011 for costs associated with the grounding of the vessel Rena).

Foreign Exchange Gains

Foreign exchange gains amounted to $0.2 million and $0.2 million during the nine-month periods ended September 30, 2013 and 2012, respectively.

Interest Income

During the nine-month period ended September 30, 2013, interest income decreased by 63.6%, or $0.7 million, to $0.4 million from $1.1 million during the nine-month period ended September 30, 2012.

Interest and Finance Costs

Interest and finance costs decreased by 1.6%, or $0.9 million, to $56.9 million during the nine-month period ended September 30, 2013, from $57.8 million during the nine-month period ended September 30, 2012. The decrease is mainly attributable to (i) the capitalized interest in relation with our newbuilding program, (ii) the decreased commitment fees charged to us, partly offset by the increased interest expense charged to our consolidated income statement in relation with the loan facilities of the six newbuild vessels which were delivered to us during the nine month period ended September 30, 2013.

Equity Gain on Investments

The equity gain on investments of $0.3 million represents our share of the net earnings of five jointly owned ship-owning companies acquired pursuant to the Framework Agreement with York. We hold 49% of the capital stock of each ship-owning company.

Gain/ (Loss) on Derivative Instruments

The fair value of our 27 interest rate derivative instruments which were outstanding as of September 30, 2013, equates to the amount that would be paid by us or to us should those instruments be terminated. As of September 30, 2013, the fair value of these 27 interest rate derivative instruments in aggregate amounted to a liability of $114.7 million. Twenty-six of the 27 interest rate derivative instruments that were outstanding as at September 30, 2013, qualified for hedge accounting and the effective portion of the change in their fair value is recorded in "Other Comprehensive Income" ("OCI"). For the nine-month period ended September 30, 2013, a gain of $59.1 million has been included in "OCI" and a gain of $7.0 million has been included in "Gain/ (loss) on derivative instruments" in the consolidated statement of income, resulting from the fair market value change of the interest rate derivative instruments during the nine-month period ended September 30, 2013.

Cash Flows

Nine-month periods ended September 30, 2013 and 2012

             
             
Condensed cash flows   Nine-month periods ended September 30,  
(Expressed in millions of U.S. dollars)   2012     2013  
Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities   $ 123.4     $ 128.9  
Net Cash Used in Investing Activities   $ (162.0 )   $ (513.1 )
Net Cash Provided by Financing Activities   $ 157.7     $ 237.3  
                 

Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities

Net cash flows provided by operating activities for the nine-month period ended September 30, 2013, increased by $5.5 million to $128.9 million, compared to $123.4 million for the nine-month period ended September 30, 2012. The increase was primarily attributable to increased cash from operations of $17.5 million due to cash generated from the charters of the six newbuild vessels delivered to us during the nine month period ended September 30, 2013 and to decreased dry-docking payments of $2.7 million, partly offset by unfavorable change in working capital position, excluding the current portion of long-term debt and the accrued charter revenue (representing the difference between cash received in that period and revenue recognized on a straight-line basis) of $15.0 million and increased payments for interest (including swap payments) of $2.8 million.

Net Cash Used in Investing Activities

Net cash used in investing activities was $513.1 million in the nine-month period ended September 30, 2013, which consisted primarily of (a) $482.4 million advance payments for the construction and purchase of ten newbuild vessels, (b) $51.9 million in payments for the acquisition of four secondhand vessels, (c) $8.8 million in payments, pursuant to the Framework Agreement with York, to hold a 49% equity interest in jointly-owned companies, (d) $13.9 million net proceeds we received from the sale for scrap of MSC Antwerp and MSC Austria (including $0.6 million in payments for expenses related to the sale of MSC Washington) and (e) $16.0 million we received, pursuant with the Framework Agreement with York, for York's 51% equity interest in the ship-owning companies of the vessels Petalidi, Ensenada Express and X-Press Padma and for initial working capital for such ship-owning companies.

Net cash used in investing activities was $162.0 million in the nine-month period ended September 30, 2012, which primarily consisted of (a) $109.0 million advance payments for the construction and purchase of seven newbuild vessels, (b) $73.7 million in payments for the acquisition of five secondhand vessels, and (c) $20.8 million we received from the sale of four vessels.

Net Cash Provided By Financing Activities

Net cash provided by financing activities was $237.3 million in the nine-month period ended September 30, 2013, which mainly consisted of (a) $120.5 million of indebtedness that we repaid, (b) $ 377.8 million we drew down from four of our credit facilities, (c) $60.6 million we paid for dividends to our stockholders for the fourth quarter of the year ended December 31, 2012, and the first and second quarters of 2013 and (d) $48.0 million net proceeds we received from our public offering in August 2013 of 2.0 million shares of our 7.625% Series B Cumulative Redeemable Perpetual Preferred Shares, net of underwriting discounts and expenses incurred in the offering.

Net cash provided by financing activities was $157.7 million in the nine-month period ended September 30, 2012, which mainly consisted of (a) $129.3 million of indebtedness that we repaid, (b) $241.2 million we drew down from five of our credit facilities, (c) $52.9 million, we paid for dividends to our stockholders for the fourth quarter of the year ended December 31, 2011, and the first and second quarters of 2012 and (d) $100.6 million net proceeds we received from our follow-on offering in March 2012, net of underwriting discounts and expenses incurred in the offering.

Liquidity and Capital Expenditures

Cash and cash equivalents

As of September 30, 2013, we had a total cash liquidity of $ 175.1 million, consisting of cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash.

Debt-free vessels

As of October 23, 2013, the following vessels were free of debt.

Unencumbered Vessels in the water(*)
(refer to fleet list on page 18 for full charter details)
 
Vessel Name   Year
Built
  TEU
Capacity
NAVARINO   2010   8,531
VENETIKO   2003   5,928
MESSINI   1997   2,458
         

(*) Does not include three secondhand vessels acquired and two newbuild vessels ordered pursuant to the Framework Agreement with York, which are also free of debt. 

Capital commitments

As of October 23, 2013, we had outstanding commitments relating to our contracted newbuilds aggregating approximately $200.0 million payable in installments until the vessels are delivered.

Conference Call details:

On Thursday, October 24, 2013 at 8:30 a.m., EDT, Costamare's management team will hold a conference call to discuss the financial results.

Participants should dial into the call 10 minutes before the scheduled time using the following numbers: 1-866-524-3160 (from the US), 0808 238 9064 (from the UK) or +1-412-317-6760 (from outside the US). Please quote "Costamare".

A replay of the conference call will be available until November 25, 2013. The United States replay number is +1-877-344-7529; the standard international replay number is +1-412-317-0088, and the access code required for the replay is: 10035479.

Live webcast:

There will also be a simultaneous live webcast over the Internet, through the Costamare Inc. website (www.costamare.com) under the "Investors" section. Participants to the live webcast should register on the website approximately 10 minutes prior to the start of the webcast.

About Costamare Inc.

Costamare Inc. is one of the world's leading owners and providers of containerships for charter. The Company has 38 years of history in the international shipping industry and a fleet of 60 containerships, with a total capacity in excess of 350,000 TEU, including six newbuild containerships on order. Five of our containerships, including two newbuilds, have been acquired pursuant to the Framework Agreement with York Capital Management LLC by vessel-owning joint venture entities in which we hold a 49% equity interest. The Company's common stock and Series B Preferred Stock trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbols "CMRE" and "CMRE PR B", respectively.

Forward-Looking Statements

This earnings release contains "forward-looking statements". In some cases, you can identify these statements by forward-looking words such as "believe", "intend", "anticipate", "estimate", "project", "forecast", "plan", "potential", "may", "should", "could" and "expect" and similar expressions. These statements are not historical facts but instead represent only Costamare's belief regarding future results, many of which, by their nature, are inherently uncertain and outside of Costamare's control. It is possible that actual results may differ, possibly materially, from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements. For a discussion of some of the risks and important factors that could affect future results, see the discussion in Costamare Inc.'s Annual Report on Form 20-F (File No. 001-34934) under the caption "Risk Factors".

Fleet List

The tables below provide additional information, as of October 23, 2013, about our fleet of 60 containerships, including our newbuilds on order and the vessels acquired pursuant to the Framework Agreement with York. Each vessel is a cellular containership, meaning it is a dedicated container vessel.

                               
    Vessel
Name
  Charterer   Year Built   Capacity (TEU)   Time Charter Term(1)   Current Daily Charter Rate (U.S. dollars)   Expiration of Charter(1) Average Daily Charter Rate Until Earliest Expiry of Charter (U.S. dollars)(2)
1   COSCO GUANGZHOU   COSCO   2006   9,469   12 years   36,400   December 2017 36,400
2   COSCO NINGBO   COSCO   2006   9,469   12 years   36,400   January 2018 36,400
3   COSCO YANTIAN   COSCO   2006   9,469   12 years   36,400   February 2018 36,400
4   COSCO BEIJING   COSCO   2006   9,469   12 years   36,400   April 2018 36,400
5   COSCO HELLAS   COSCO   2006   9,469   12 years   37,519   May 2018 37,519
6   MSC ATHENS   MSC   2013   8,827   10 years   42,000   January 2023 42,000
7   MSC ATHOS   MSC   2013   8,827   10 years   42,000   February 2023 42,000
8   VALOR   Evergreen   2013   8,827   7 years
(i)
  41,700   April 2020
(i)
41,700
9   VALUE   Evergreen   2013   8,827   7 years
(i)
  41,700   April 2020(i) 41,700
10   VALIANT   Evergreen   2013   8,827   7 years
(i)
  41,700   June 2020(i) 41,700
11   VALENCE   Evergreen   2013   8,827   7 years
(i)
  41,700   July 2020(i) 41,700
12   NAVARINO       2010   8,531              
13   MAERSK KAWASAKI
(ii)
  A.P. Moller-Maersk   1997   7,403   10 years   37,000   December 2017 37,000
14   MAERSK KURE(ii)   A.P. Moller-Maersk   1996   7,403   10 years   37,000   December 2017 37,000
15   MAERSK KOKURA(ii)   A.P. Moller-Maersk   1997   7,403   10 years   37,000   February 2018 37,000
16   MSC METHONI   MSC   2003   6,724   10 years   29,000   September 2021 29,000
17   SEALAND NEW YORK   A.P. Moller-Maersk   2000   6,648   11 years   30,375
(3)
  March 2018 26,627
18   MAERSK KOBE   A.P. Moller-Maersk   2000   6,648   11 years   38,179
(4)
  May 2018 27,929
19   SEALAND WASHINGTON   A.P. Moller-Maersk   2000   6,648   11 years   30,375
(5)
  June 2018 26,864
20   SEALAND MICHIGAN   A.P. Moller-Maersk   2000   6,648   11 years   25,375
(6)
  August 2018 25,951
21   SEALAND ILLINOIS   A.P. Moller-Maersk   2000   6,648   11 years   30,375
(7)
  October 2018 27,602
22   MAERSK KOLKATA   A.P. Moller-Maersk   2003   6,644   11 years   38,865
(8)
  November 2019 30,346
23   MAERSK KINGSTON   A.P. Moller-Maersk   2003   6,644   11 years   38,461
(9)
  February 2020 30,993
24   MAERSK KALAMATA   A.P. Moller-Maersk   2003   6,644   11 years   38,418
(10)
  April 2020 31,115
25   VENETIKO (iii)   PIL   2003   5,928   1.0 year   14,500   March 2014 14,500
26   ENSENADA EXPRESS(*)   Hapag Lloyd   2001   5,576   2.0 years   19,000   May 2015 19,000
27   MSC ROMANOS   MSC   2003   5,050   5.3 years   28,000   November 2016 28,000
28   ZIM NEW YORK   ZIM   2002   4,992   13 years   23,150
(11)
  September 2015 23,150
29   ZIM SHANGHAI   ZIM   2002   4,992   13 years   23,150
(11)
  September 2015 23,150
30   ZIM PIRAEUS
(iv)
  ZIM   2004   4,992   10 years   22,150
(12)
  September 2015 24,463
31   OAKLAND EXPRESS   Hapag Lloyd   2000   4,890   8 years   30,500   September 2016 30,500
32   HALIFAX EXPRESS   Hapag Lloyd   2000   4,890   8 years   30,500   October 2016 30,500
33   SINGAPORE EXPRESS   Hapag Lloyd   2000   4,890   8 years   30,500   July 2016 30,500
34   MSC MANDRAKI   MSC   1988   4,828   7.8 years   20,000   August 2017 20,000
35   MSC MYKONOS   MSC   1988   4,828   8.2 years   20,000   September 2017 20,000
36   MSC ULSAN   MSC   2002   4,132   5.3 years   16,500   March 2017 16,500
37   MSC KYOTO   MSC   1981   3,876   9.5 years   13,500
(13)
  September 2018 13,500
38   KORONI   Evergreen   1998   3,842   2 years   11,500   April 2014 11,500
39   KYPARISSIA   Evergreen   1998   3,842   2 years   11,500   May 2014 11,500
40   KARMEN   Sea Consortium   1991   3,351   1.7 years   6,750   November 2013 6,750
41   MARINA   Evergreen   1992   3,351   1.8 years   7,000   February 2014 7,000
42   KONSTANTINA   Evergreen   1992   3,351   1.0 year   7,550   October 2013 7,550
43   AKRITAS   Hapag Lloyd   1987   3,152   4 years   12,500   August 2014 12,500
44   MSC CHALLENGER   MSC   1986   2,633   4.8 years   10,000   July 2015 10,000
45   MESSINI   Evergreen   1997   2,458   1.5 years   8,100   February 2014 8,100
46   MSC REUNION(v)   MSC   1992   2,024   6 years   11,500   June 2014 11,500
47   MSC NAMIBIA II(v)   MSC   1991   2,023   6.8 years   11,500   July 2014 11,500
48   MSC SIERRA II(v)   MSC   1991   2,023   5.7 years   11,500   June 2014 11,500
49   MSC PYLOS(v)   MSC   1991   2,020   3 years   11,500   January 2014 11,500
50   X-PRESS PADMA(*)   Sea Consortium   1998   1,645   2.0 years   7,650
(14)
  June 2015 7,965
51   PROSPER   COSCO   1996   1,504   1.0 year   7,350   March 2014 7,350
52   ZAGORA   MSC   1995   1,162   3.7 years   5,700   April 2015 5,700
53   PETALIDI
(*)
  CMA CGM   1994   1,162   1.0 years   6,300   June 2014 6,300
54   STADT LUEBECK   CMA CGM   2001   1.078   1.7 years   6,400
(15)
  July 2014 6,400
                               
                               

Newbuilds

                     
   
Vessel Name
 
Shipyard
 
Charterer
  Expected Delivery
(
based on latest shipyard schedule)
  Capacity
(TEU)
(16)
1   Hull S4024   Sungdong Shipbuilding   Evergreen   November 2013   8,827
2   H1068A   Jiangnan Changxing   MSC   December 2013   9,403
3   H1069A   Jiangnan Changxing   MSC   January 2014   9,403
4   H1070A   Jiangnan Changxing   MSC   March 2014   9,403
5   NCP0113(*)   Hanjin Subic Bay       4th Quarter 2015   9,000(17)
6   NCP0114(*)   Hanjin Subic Bay       4th Quarter 2015   9,000(17)
                     
                     
(1) Charter terms and expiration dates are based on the earliest date charters could expire. Amounts set out for current daily charter rate are the amounts contained in the charter contracts.
(2) This average rate is calculated based on contracted charter rates for the days remaining between October 23, 2013 and the earliest expiration of each charter. Certain of our charter rates change until their earliest expiration dates, as indicated in the footnotes below.
(3) This charter rate changes on May 8, 2014 to $26,100 per day until the earliest redelivery date.
(4) This charter rate changes on June 30, 2014 to $26,100 per day until the earliest redelivery date.
(5) This charter rate changes on August 24, 2014 to $26,100 per day until the earliest redelivery date.
(6) This charter rate changes on October 20, 2014 to $26,100 per day until the earliest redelivery date.
(7) This charter rate changes on December 4, 2014 to $26,100 per day until the earliest redelivery date.
(8) This charter rate changes on January 13, 2016 to $26,100 per day until the earliest redelivery date.
(9) This charter rate changes on April 28, 2016 to $26,100 per day until the earliest redelivery date.
(10) This charter rate changes on June 11, 2016 to $26,100 per day until the earliest redelivery date.
(11) We have agreed to defer payment of 30% of the daily charter rate under our charter agreements until December 31, 2013, which the charterer is required to pay to us no later than July 2015. The charterer has the option to terminate the charter by giving six months' notice, in which case they will have to make a one-time payment which shall be the $6.9 million reduced proportionately by the amount of time by which the original 3-year extension period is shortened.
(12) This charter rate changes on May 9, 2014 to $15,000 per day until the earliest redelivery date. We have agreed to defer payment of 17.5% of the daily charter rate under our charter agreements until December 31, 2013, which the charterer is required to pay to us no later than July 2015. The charterer is required to pay approximately $5.0 million no later than July 2016, representing accrued charter hire, the payment of which was deferred during the period July 2009 to December 2012.
(13) As from December 1, 2012 until redelivery, the charter rate is to be a minimum of $13,500 per day plus 50% of the difference between the market rate and the charter rate of $13,500. The market rate is to be determined annually based on the Hamburg ConTex type 3500 TEU index published on October 1 of each year until redelivery.
(14) This charter rate changes on July 27, 2014 to $8,225 per day until the earliest redelivery date.
(15) The charterer has a unilateral option to extend the charter of the vessel for a period of six months at a rate of $8,500 per day.
(16) Based on updated vessel specifications.
(17) Subject to upgrade.
   
   
(i) Assumes exercise of Owners unilateral options to extend the charter of these vessels for two one year periods.
(ii) The charterer has a unilateral option to extend the charter of the vessel for two periods of 30 months each +/-90 days on the final period performed, at a rate of $41,700 per day.
(iii) The charterer has a unilateral option to extend the charter of the vessel for a period of 12 months at a rate of $28,000 per day.
(iv) The charterer has a unilateral option to extend the charter of the vessel for a period of 12 months +/-60 days at a rate of $27,500 per day.
(v) Owners have a unilateral option to extend the charters of the vessels for an additional period of two years at market rate, to be defined annually, based on the closest category on the Contex index.
(*) Denotes vessels acquired pursuant to the Framework Agreement with York. The Company holds a 49% equity interest in each of the vessel-owning entities.
   
   
   
COSTAMARE INC.  
Consolidated Statements of Income  
   
    Nine-months ended September 30,     Three-months ended September 30,  
(Expressed in thousands of U.S. dollars, except share and per share amounts)   2012     2013     2012     2013  
    (Unaudited)  
                         
REVENUES:                                
Voyage revenue   $ 290,962     $ 301,700     $ 94,886     $ 110,134  
                                 
EXPENSES:                                
Voyage expenses     (3,990 )     (2,520 )     (1,707 )     (643 )
Voyage expenses - related parties     (2,161 )     (2,283 )     (709 )     (834 )
Vessels' operating expenses     (84,700 )     (85,904 )     (28,335 )     (29,552 )
General and administrative expenses     (3,086 )     (3,283 )     (987 )     (1,040 )
Management fees - related parties     (11,418 )     (12,303 )     (3,845 )     (4,313 )
Amortization of dry-docking and special survey costs     (6,017 )     (6,135 )     (2,081 )     (2,106 )
Depreciation     (60,182 )     (65,158 )     (20,301 )     (23,669 )
Gain/ (Loss) on sale/disposals of vessels     (4,296 )     518       (5,599 )     (5,942 )
Foreign exchange gains (losses)     167       118       (25 )     32  
Operating income   $ 115,279     $ 124,750     $ 31,297     $ 42,067  
                                 
OTHER INCOME (EXPENSES):                                
Interest income   $ 1,173     $ 448     $ 457     $ 39  
Interest and finance costs     (57,840 )     (56,923 )     (19,603 )     (22,815 )
Equity gain on investments     -       295       -       295  
Other     (93 )     844       8       (3 )
Gain/ (Loss) on derivative instruments     (321 )     6,821       358       1,361  
Total other income (expenses)   $ (57,081 )   $ (48,515 )   $ (18,780 )   $ (21,123 )
Net Income   $ 58,198     $ 76,235     $ 12,517     $ 20,944  
Distributed earnings allocated to Preferred Stock     -       (585 )     -       (585 )
Net Income available to common stockholders   $ 58,198     $ 75,650     $ 12,517     $ 20,359  
                                 
                                 
Earnings per common share, basic and diluted   $ 0.89     $ 1.01     $ 0.18     $ 0.27  
Weighted average number of shares, basic and diluted     65,582,847       74,800,000       67,800,000       74,800,000  
                                 
                                 
                                 
COSTAMARE INC.
Consolidated Balance Sheets
 
    As of December 31,     As of September 30,  
(Expressed in thousands of U.S. dollars)   2012     2013  
    (Audited)     (Unaudited)  
ASSETS                
CURRENT ASSETS:                
Cash and cash equivalents   $ 267,321     $ 120,371  
Restricted cash     5,330       6,165  
Accounts receivable     2,237       11,840  
Inventories     9,398       13,318  
Due from related parties     2,616       2,431  
Fair value of derivatives     165       -  
Insurance claims receivable     1,454       1,651  
Accrued charter revenue     5,100       5,028  
Prepayments and other     1,862       3,155  
Vessels held for sale     4,441       -  
Total current assets   $ 299,924     $ 163,959  
FIXED ASSETS, NET:                
Advances for vessels acquisitions   $ 339,552     $ 231,134  
Vessels, net     1,582,345       2,113,826  
Total fixed assets, net   $ 1,921,897     $ 2,344,960  
NON-CURRENT ASSETS:                
Investment in affiliates   $ -     $ 23,470  
Deferred charges, net     34,099       31,457  
Accounts receivable, non current     -       6,735  
Restricted cash     41,992       48,533  
Accrued charter revenue     13,422       9,555  
Total assets   $ 2,311,334     $ 2,628,669  
                 
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY                
CURRENT LIABILITIES:                
Current portion of long-term debt   $ 162,169     $ 201,532  
Accounts payable     5,882       7,675  
Accrued liabilities     9,292       14,326  
Unearned revenue     5,595       7,128  
Fair value of derivatives     55,701       52,895  
Other current liabilities     10,772       2,207  
Total current liabilities   $ 249,411     $ 285,763  
NON-CURRENT LIABILITIES                
Long-term debt, net of current portion   $ 1,399,720     $ 1,617,751  
Fair value of derivatives, net of current portion     125,110       61,808  
Unearned revenue, net of current portion     16,641       23,424  
Total non-current liabilities   $ 1,541,471     $ 1,702,983  
COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES                
STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY:                
Common stock   $ 8     $ 8  
Additional paid-in capital     714,100       762,142  
Accumulated deficit     (40,814 )     (25,752 )
Accumulated other comprehensive loss     (152,842 )     (96,475 )
Total stockholders' equity   $ 520,452     $ 639,923  
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity   $ 2,311,334     $ 2,628,669  
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Gregory Zikos
Chief Financial Officer
Konstantinos Tsakalidis
Business Development
Costamare Inc., Athens, Greece
Tel: (+30) 210-949-0050
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Gus Okwu
Allison & Partners, New York
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