Euroseas Ltd. Reports Results for the Year and Quarter Ended December 31, 2013 and Announces Acquisition of Panamax Drybulk Vessel

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MAROUSSI, ATHENS, GREECE--(Marketwired - Feb 20, 2014) - Euroseas Ltd. ( NASDAQ : ESEA ), an owner and operator of drybulk and container carrier vessels and provider of seaborne transportation for drybulk and containerized cargoes, announced today its results for the three month period and full year ended December 31, 2013.

Fourth Quarter 2013 Highlights:

  • Net loss of $86.1 million or $1.89 loss per share basic and diluted on total net revenues of $9.7 million. The results include a $78.2 million impairment loss, or $1.71 loss per share basic and diluted. Adjusted net loss 1 for the period would have been $7.8 million or $0.17 loss per share basic and diluted.

  • Adjusted EBITDA 1 was ($0.1) million.

  • An average of 14.00 vessels were owned and operated during the fourth quarter of 2013 earning an average time charter equivalent rate of $7,923 per day.

  • Effective October 1, 2013, the Company changed its estimate of the useful life of its containerships to 25 years from 30 years. The effect of this change of estimates added $3.4 million to the Company's depreciation expenses during the fourth quarter of 2013, or, $0.08 loss per share, basic and diluted. In addition, as of December 31, 2013, the Company determined that the book values of nine of its containerships were not recoverable and, thus, a non-cash impairment loss of $78.2 million, or $1.71 loss per share basic and diluted, was recorded. The Company believes that the book values of its ships, following the impairment charge, provide a better estimation of the current values of its vessels. Taken together, the above two factors increased the Company's loss for the fourth quarter by $1.79 per share, basic and diluted. The Company's loss per share, with a depreciation similar to the one taken in the third quarter and excluding the impairment loss, would have been $0.10 per share, basic and diluted.

Full year 2013 Highlights:

  • Net loss of $103.4 million, or, $2.28 net loss per share basic and diluted on total net revenues of $39.2 million. The full year results include a $78.2 million impairment loss, or, $1.72 loss per share basic and diluted. Adjusted net loss 1 for the period would have been $23.1 million or $0.51 net loss per share basic and diluted.

  • Adjusted EBITDA 1 was $(1.7) million.

  • An average of 14.56 vessels were owned and operated during the twelve months of 2013 earning an average time charter equivalent rate of $7,945 per day.

Recent Developments:

  • In February 2014, the Company signed a memorandum of agreement to acquire a 76,000 dwt panamax drybulk vessel built in 2004, in Japan.

  • In January 2014, the Company raised approximately $29 million of net proceeds by selling 30,700 shares of its Series B Convertible Preferred stock

  • In November 2013, the Company ordered two ultramax drybulk vessel newbuildings with deliveries in late 2015 and early 2016 at a Chinese shipyard.

1 Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted net loss and Adjusted loss per share are not recognized measurements under GAAP. Refer to a subsequent section of the Press Release for the definitions and reconciliation of these measurements to the most directly comparable financial measures calculated and presented in accordance with U.S. GAAP.

Aristides Pittas, Chairman and CEO of Euroseas commented: "Containership rates improved marginally during the fourth quarter of 2013 but overall were very depressed in 2013 due to weak demand and significant supply. Drybulk rates exhibited increased volatility since late summer of 2013 reaching for short periods very satisfying rate levels. While our containerships roughly earned their operating costs and mortgage interest, a couple of drybulk vessel charters that we renewed were at higher levels. Looking forward, we remain cautiously optimistic for both sectors expecting rates to increase a bit in 2014 due to marginally improving demand/supply balance.

As a result of our near term outlook of both markets, we believe that 2014 would be a good time to invest in drybulk vessels, mainly, but also containerships, expanding and renewing our fleet. To that effect, we placed an order in November 2013 for two ultramax newbuildings with delivery at the end of 2015 and beginning of 2016, and earlier this week we agreed to acquire a panamax bulker built in 2004, in Japan. We continuously evaluate acquisition opportunities with the objective to invest in additional drybulk vessels, secondhand and/or additional newbuildings, or containerships. At the same time, within 2014 we raised approximately $29 million of net proceeds by issuing convertible preferred stock and welcoming as shareholder one institution with commitment to shipping who is supportive of our strategy.

Our Board believes that 2014 will be a turning point for Euroseas both in terms of its fleet growth and renewal and its determined efforts in the capital markets to raise funds to further capitalize on the market opportunities."

Tasos Aslidis, Chief Financial Officer of Euroseas commented: "The operating results of the fourth quarter of 2013 reflect the continuing depressed state of the containership market which influenced the charter rates earned by our containership vessels. Additionally, increased operating expenses as compared to the fourth quarter of 2012 influenced our results.

Total daily vessel operating expenses, including management fees, general and administrative expenses, but excluding drydocking costs, increased approximately 10.3% during the fourth quarter of 2013 compared to the same quarter of last year while for the full year 2013 the increase was approximately 4.8% over 2012. The composition of our fleet during the compared periods is partly a contributing factor to the percent increase in the operating expenses as during 2013 we sold two vessels with streamlined operating expenses as result of our long period of ownership of them and we bought one which -- as any addition to our fleet -- initially requires higher expenses. As always, we want to emphasize that cost control remains a key component of our strategy, especially at depressed markets like at present.

As of December 31, 2013, our outstanding debt was $45.6 million versus restricted and unrestricted cash of approximately $19.3 million. Our scheduled debt repayments over the next 12 months amounted to about $12.9 million which includes approximately $4.6 million of a balloon repayment which we are considering refinancing. Since the end of the year, we have drawn an additional loan of $8 million against four early 1990's built unencumbered vessels maturing in three years. We were in compliance with all our debt covenants as of December 31, 2013."

Fourth Quarter 2013 Results:
For the fourth quarter of 2013, the Company reported total net revenues of $9.7 million representing a 22% decrease over total net revenues of $12.4 million during the fourth quarter of 2012. The Company reported a net loss for the period of $86.1 million as compared to net loss of $2.0 million for the fourth quarter of 2012. The results for the fourth quarter of 2013 include a $0.1 million net unrealized gain on derivatives, a $78.2 million impairment loss on vessels (or $1.71 loss per share, basic and diluted) and a $0.2 million net realized loss on derivatives as compared to $0.4 million net unrealized gain on derivatives and a $0.4 million net realized loss on derivatives for the same period of 2012.

Effective October 1, 2013, the Company changed its estimate for the useful life of its containerships to 25 years from 30 years based on certain industry developments. The effect of this change of estimate on the depreciation of the Company's vessels added an expense of $3.4 million or $0.08 loss per share, basic and diluted. Depreciation for the fourth quarter of 2013 (including the effect of the change of estimate on the depreciation) was $7.4 million as compared to a $4.0 million, if the estimated useful life of the Company's vessels remained unchanged and as compared to the $4.3 million of the same period of 2012. On average, 14.00 vessels were owned and operated during the fourth quarter of 2013 earning an average time charter equivalent rate of $7,923 per day compared to 15.00 vessels in the same period of 2012 earning an average time charter equivalent rate of $9,510 per day.

Furthermore, as a result of the reduced useful life of its containerships, the Company determined that the book values of nine of its container-carriers were not recoverable as of December 31, 2013 and, thus, a non-cash impairment loss of $78.2 million (or $1.71 loss per share, basic and diluted) was recorded. The Company believes that the book values of its ships, following the impairment, provide a better estimation of the current values of its assets consistent with market conditions.

Adjusted EBITDA for the fourth quarter of 2013 was ($0.1) million decreasing from the $2.5 million achieved during the fourth quarter of 2012. Basic and diluted loss per share for the fourth quarter of 2013 was $1.89, calculated on 45,617,130 basic and diluted weighted average number of shares outstanding, compared to $0.04 losses per share for the fourth quarter of 2012, calculated on 45,265,155 basic and diluted weighted average number of shares outstanding, respectively.

Excluding the effect on the loss for the quarter ended December 31, 2013 of the unrealized gain, the realized loss on derivatives and the impairment loss on vessels, the adjusted loss per share for the quarter would have been $0.17 per share, basic and diluted (and excluding the increase in depreciation $0.10 per share, basic and diluted) compared to a loss of $0.04 per share for the quarter ended December 31, 2012. Usually, security analysts do not include the above items in their published estimates of earnings per share.

Full Year 2013 Results:
For the full year of 2013, the Company reported total net revenues of $39.2 million representing a 25.4% decrease over total net revenues of $52.5 million during the twelve months of 2012. The Company reported net loss for the period of $103.4 million as compared to net loss of $13.2 million for the twelve months of 2012. The results for the twelve months of 2013 include a $1.4 million net unrealized gain on derivatives, a $1.6 million net realized loss on derivatives, a $78.2 million impairment loss (or $1.72 loss per share, basic and diluted) and a $1.9 million net loss on sale of vessels, as compared to a $1.1 million net unrealized gain on derivatives and trading securities, a $1.7 million net realized loss on derivatives and $8.6 million loss on sale of a vessel for the same period of 2012.

Depreciation expense for 2013 was $20.0 million compared to $17.4 million during the same period of 2012. On average, 14.56 vessels were owned and operated during the twelve months of 2013 earning an average time charter equivalent rate of $7,945 per day compared to 15.21 vessels in the same period of 2012 earning an average time charter equivalent rate of $10,155 per day.

Adjusted EBITDA for 2013 was $(1.7) million decreasing from the $14.9 million achieved during the twelve months of 2012. Basic and diluted net loss per share for the twelve months of 2013 was $2.28, calculated on 45,442,841 basic and diluted weighted average number of shares outstanding, compared to a loss per share of $0.34, calculated on 38,950,100 basic and diluted weighted average number of shares outstanding, respectively.

Excluding the effect on the losses for 2013 of the net unrealized gain on derivatives, realized loss on derivatives, the net loss on sale of vessels and impairment loss, the adjusted loss per share for the year ended December 31, 2013 would have been $0.51 per share basic and diluted compared to losses of $0.10 per share for the year ended December 31, 2012. Usually, security analysts do not include the above items in their published estimates of earnings per share.

Fleet Profile:
The Euroseas Ltd. fleet profile, as of February the 20th is as follows:

                         
                         
Name   Type   Dwt   TEU   Year Built   Employment(*)   TCE
Rate ($/day)
Dry Bulk Vessels                        
PANTELIS   Panamax   74,020       2000   TC 'til Apr-14   $12,500
ELENI P   Panamax   72,119       1997   TC 'til Oct-14   Hire 97% of Average BPI 4TC
ARISTIDES N.P.   Panamax   69,268       1993   TC 'til May-14   $7,500
MONICA P   Handymax   46,667       1998   TC 'til Sep-14   $7,500
Hull Number DY 160   Ultramax   63,500       2015   N/A    
Hull Number DY 161   Ultramax   63,500       2016   N/A    
Total Dry Bulk Vessels   6   389,074                
Container Carriers                        
EVRIDIKI G (ex-MAERSK NOUMEA)   Intermediate   34,677   2,556   2001   TC 'til April-14   $8,000
TIGER BRIDGE   Intermediate   31,627   2,228   1990   TC till June-14
+6 months in Charterers Option
  $6,800

$9,500
AGGELIKI P   Intermediate   30,360   2,008   1998   TC 'til Sep-14   $6,950
DESPINA P   Handy size   33,667   1,932   1990   TC 'til Sep-14   $6,950
CAPTAIN COSTAS
(ex-OEL TRANSWORLD)
 
Handy size
 
30,007
 
1,742
 
1992
  TC 'til Mar-14
+12 months in Charterers Option
  $6,500

$11,500
MARINOS (ex-YM PORT KELANG, ex-MASTRO NICOS, ex- YM XINGANG I)   Handy size   23,596   1,599   1993   TC 'till Apr -14   $7,150
JOANNA   Handy size   22,301   1,732   1999   TC 'till April - 14   $7,500
MANOLIS P   Handy size   20,346   1,452   1995   TC 'til May-14   $7,200
NINOS   Feeder   18,253   1,169   1990   TC 'til Oct-14   $8,200
KUO HSIUNG   Feeder   18,154   1,169   1993   TC till Mar-14 +
12 months in Charterers Option
  $7,700

$11,500
Total Container Carriers   10   262,988   17,587            
Fleet Grand Total   16   652,062   17,587            
                         
                         

Summary Fleet Data:

...
                 
                 
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FLEET DATA                        
Average number of vessels (1)   15.00     14.00     15.21     14.56  
Calendar days for fleet (2)   1,380.0     1,288.0     5,566.0    5,313.0  
Scheduled off-hire days incl. laid-up (3)   28.8     0.8     44.9     127.6  
Available days for fleet (4) = (2) - (3)   1,351.2     1287.2     5,521.1     5,185.4  
Commercial off-hire days (5)   2.6     0.6     208.4     167.8  
Operational off-hire days (6)   11.8     15.4     33.1     56.7  
Voyage days for fleet (7) = (4) - (5) - (6)   1,336.8     1271.2     5,279.7     4,960.8  
Fleet utilization (8) = (7) / (4)   98.9 %   98.8 %   95.6 %   95.7 %
Fleet utilization, commercial (9) = ((4) - (5)) / (4)   99.8 %   100.0 %   96.2 %   96.8 %
Fleet utilization, operational (10) = ((4) - (6)) / (4)   99.1 %   98.8 %   99.4 %   98.9 %
                         
AVERAGE DAILY RESULTS                        
Time charter equivalent rate (11)   9,510     7,923     10,155     7,945  
Vessel operating expenses excl. drydocking expenses (12)   5,381     5,934     5,401     5,665  
General and administrative expenses (13)   654     689     658     639  
Total vessel operating expenses (14)   6,035     6,623     6,058     6,304  
Drydocking expenses (15)   611     299     290     718  
                         
                         

(1) Average number of vessels is the number of vessels that constituted the Company's fleet for the relevant period, as measured by the sum of the number of calendar days each vessel was a part of the Company's fleet during the period divided by the number of calendar days in that period.

(2) Calendar days. The Company defines calendar days as the total number of days in a period during which each vessel in the Company's fleet was in its possession including off-hire days associated with major repairs, drydockings or special or intermediate surveys or days of vessels in lay-up. Calendar days are an indicator of the size of its fleet over a period and affect both the amount of revenues and the amount of expenses that the Company records during that period.

(3) The scheduled off-hire days including vessels laid-up are days associated with scheduled repairs, drydockings or special or intermediate surveys or days of vessels in lay-up. The Company uses available days to measure the number of days in a period during which vessels were available to generate revenues.

(4) Available days. The Company defines available days as the total number of days in a period during which each vessel in the Company's fleet was in its possession net of scheduled off-hire days including days of vessels laid-up.

(5) Commercial off-hire days. The Company defines commercial off-hire days as days waiting to find employment.

(6) Operational off-hire days. The Company defines operational off-hire days as days associated with unscheduled repairs or other off-hire time related to the operation of the vessels.

(7) Voyage days. The Company defines voyage days as the total number of days in a period during which each vessel in the Company's fleet was in its possession net of commercial and operational off-hire days. The Company uses voyage days to measure the number of days in a period during which vessels actually generate revenues.

(8) Fleet utilization. The Company calculates fleet utilization by dividing the number of the Company's voyage days during a period by the number of its available days during that period. The Company uses fleet utilization to measure a company's efficiency in finding suitable employment for its vessels and minimizing the amount of days that its vessels are off-hire for reasons such as unscheduled repairs or days waiting to find employment.

(9) Fleet utilization, commercial. The Company calculates commercial fleet utilization by dividing the Company's available days net of commercial off-hire days during a period by its available days during that period.

(10) Fleet utilization, operational. The Company calculates operational fleet utilization by dividing the Company's available days net of operational off-hire days during a period by its available days during that period.

(11) Time charter equivalent, or TCE, is a measure of the average daily revenue performance of a vessel on a per voyage basis. The Company's method of calculating TCE is determined by dividing Voyage revenue net of voyage expenses by voyage days for the relevant time period. Voyage expenses primarily consist of port, canal and fuel costs that are unique to a particular voyage, which would otherwise be paid by the charterer under a time charter contract. TCE is a standard shipping industry performance measure used primarily to compare period-to-period changes in a shipping company's performance despite changes in the mix of charter types (i.e., spot voyage charters, time charters and bareboat charters) under which the vessels may be employed between the periods.

(12) Daily vessel operating expenses, which includes crew costs, provisions, deck and engine stores, lubricating oil, insurance, maintenance and repairs and management fees are calculated by dividing vessel operating expenses by fleet calendar days for the relevant time period. Drydocking expenses are reported separately.

(13) Daily general and administrative expense is calculated by dividing general and administrative expense by fleet calendar days for the relevant time period.

(14) Total vessel operating expenses, or TVOE, is a measure of the Company's total expenses associated with operating its vessels. TVOE is the sum of vessel operating expenses excluding drydocking expenses and general and administrative expenses. Daily TVOE is calculated by dividing TVOE by fleet calendar days for the relevant time period.

(15) Drydocking expenses, which include expenses during drydockings that would have been capitalized and amortized under the deferral method divided by the fleet calendar days for the relevant period. Drydocking expenses could vary substantially from period to period depending on how many vessels underwent drydocking during the period.

Conference Call and Webcast:
Tomorrow, Friday, February 21, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. EST, the company's management will host a conference call to discuss the results.

Conference Call details:
Participants should dial into the call 10 minutes before the scheduled time using the following numbers: 1 866 819 7111 (from the US), 0800 953 0329 (from the UK) or +44 (0)1452 542 301 (international standard dial in). Please quote "Euroseas".

A replay of the conference call will be available until February 28, 2014. The United States replay number is 1(866) 247-4222; from the UK 0(800) 953-1533; the standard international replay number is (+44) (0) 1452 550 000 and the access code required for the replay is: 6973591#.

Audio webcast - Slides Presentation:
There will be a live and then archived audio webcast of the conference call, via the internet through the Euroseas website (www.euroseas.gr). Participants to the live webcast should register on the website approximately 10 minutes prior to the start of the webcast. A slide presentation on the Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2013 results in PDF format will also be available 10 minutes prior to the conference call and webcast accessible on the company's website (www.euroseas.gr) on the webcast page. Participants to the webcast can download the PDF presentation.

 
 
Euroseas Ltd.
Unaudited Consolidated Condensed Statements of Operations
(All amounts expressed in U.S. Dollars - except share amounts)
 
    Three Months Ended
December 31,
  Three Months Ended
December 31,
  Year Ended
December 31,
  Year Ended
December 31,
    2012   2013   2012   2013
                         
Revenues                        
  Voyage revenue   12,942,762     10,126,346     54,921,697     40,850,051  
  Related party revenue   60,000     60,000     240,000     240,000  
  Commissions   (607,993 )   (513,207 )   (2,673,703 )   (1,936,381 )
                         
Net revenues   12,394,769     9,673,139     52,487,994     39,153,670  
                         
Operating expenses                        
  Voyage expenses   228,879     151,845     1,329,668     1,537,898  
  Vessel operating expenses   6,183,195     6,436,706     25,075,139     25,191,250  
  Drydocking expenses   845,777     385,048     1,616,425     3,816,699  
  Depreciation   4,283,094     7,433,670     17,385,608     19,983,772  
  Management fees   1,242,360     1,206,258     4,984,098     4,891,024  
  Other general and administrative expenses  
 902,232
   
 1,037,113
    3,661,426     3,542,619  
  Net loss on sale of vessels   -     -     8,568,234     1,935,019  
  Impairment loss   -     78,207,462     -     78,207,462  
  Other income   -     -     (254,604 )   -  
                         
Total operating expenses   13,685,537     94,858,102     62,365,994     139,105,743  
                         
Operating loss   (1,290,768 )   (85,184,963 )   (9,878,000 )   (99,952,073 )
                         
Other income/(expenses)                        
  Interest and finance cost   (473,124 )   (426,247 )   (1,977,226 )   (1,845,776 )
  Loss on derivatives, net   (1,262 )   (68,990 )   (637,403 )   (177,132 )
  Gain on trading securities   -     -     20,373     -  
  Foreign exchange (loss) / gain   (2,058 )   (12,742 )   8,321     (10,143 )
  Other income   -     196,196     -     196,196  
  Interest income   192,490     76,611     484,886     387,292  
  Other expenses, net   (283,954 )   (235,172 )   (2,101,049 )   (1,449,563 )
  Equity loss in joint venture   (443,281 )   (695,167 )   (1,219,692 )   (2,023,191 )
Net loss  
(2,018,003
)  
(86,115,302
)   (13,198,741 )   (103,424,827 )
Loss, per share, basic and diluted   (0.04 )   (1.89 )   (0.34 )   (2.28 )
Weighted average number of shares, basic and diluted   45,265,155     45,617,130     38,950,100     45,442,841  
                         
                         
   
   
Euroseas Ltd.  
Unaudited Consolidated Condensed Balance Sheets  
(All amounts expressed in U.S. Dollars - except share amounts)  
   
    December 31,
 2012
    December 31,
2013
 
             
ASSETS            
Current Assets:            
  Cash and cash equivalents   33,374,960     11,400,237  
  Trade accounts receivable   1,425,171     1,879,151  
  Other receivables, net   2,310,111     1,440,833  
  Inventories   1,812,636     1,474,114  
  Due from related party   4,948,443     -  
  Restricted cash   926,011     462,415  
  Prepaid expenses   273,080     295,248  
Total current assets   45,070,412     16,951,998  
             
Fixed assets:            
  Vessels, net   206,934,746     105,463,737  
  Advances for vessels under construction   -     50,122  
Long-term assets:            
  Restricted cash   9,000,000     7,400,000  
  Deferred charges, net   318,578     172,753  
  Deferred assets   -     165,678  
    Other invetsments   -     5,196,196  
    Investment in joint venture   16,989,061     21,215,870  
Total long-term assets   233,242,385     139,664,356  
Total assets   278,312,797     156,616,354  
             
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY            
Current liabilities:            
  Long term debt, current portion   15,937,000     12,862,000  
  Trade accounts payable   2,438,716     2,336,952  
  Accrued expenses   1,143,626     1,002,445  
  Accrued dividends   36,424     13,050  
  Deferred revenue   1,093,317     996,599  
  Due to related company   -     903,478  
  Derivatives   1,718,438     697,889  
Total current liabilities   22,367,521     18,812,413  
             
Long-term liabilities:            
  Long term debt, net of current portion   45,644,000     32,782,000  
  Derivatives   675,130     319,859  
Total long-term liabilities   46,319,130     33,101,859  
Total liabilities   68,686,651     51,914,272  
             
Shareholders' equity:            
  Common stock (par value $0.03, 200,000,000 shares authorized, 45,319,605 and 45,723,255, respectively, issued and outstanding)    1,359,588
    1,371,698
 
  Preferred shares (par value $0.01, 20,000,000 shares authorized, no shares issued and outstanding)    -      -  
  Additional paid-in capital   251,758,459     252,314,683  
  Accumulated deficit   (43,491,901 )   (148,984,299 )
Total shareholders' equity   209,626,146     104,702,082  
Total liabilities and shareholders' equity   278,312,797     156,616,354  
             
             
   
   
Euroseas Ltd.  
Unaudited Consolidated Condensed Statements of Cash Flows  
(All amounts expressed in U.S. Dollars)  
   
    Year Ended December 31,     Year Ended December 31,  
2012     2013  
             
Cash flows from operating activities:            
Net loss   (13,198,741 )   (103,424,827 )
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash provided by operating activities:            
Depreciation of vessels   17,385,608     19,983,772  
Impairment loss   -     78,207,462  
Amortization of deferred charges   135,981     145,825  
Loss in investment in joint venture   1,219,692     2,023,191  
Share-based compensation   671,381     568,334  
Loss on sale of vessels   8,568,234     1,935,019  
Unrealized gain on derivatives, net   (1,057,929 )   (1,375,820 )
Gain on trading securities   (20,373 )   -  
Other income accrued   -     (196,196 )
Proceeds from the sale of trading securities   47,846     -  
Changes in operating assets and liabilities   (5,238,593 )   6,165,129  
Net cash provided by operating activities   8,513,106     4,031,889  
             
Cash flows from investing activities:            
Proceeds from sale of vessels   4,250,843     7,322,818  
Contribution to joint venture   (3,750,000 )   (6,250,000 )
Purchase of a vessel   -     (5,978,062 )
Advances for vessels under construction   -     (37,820 )
Other investments   -     (5,000,000 )
Change in restricted cash   (4,005,900 )   2,063,596  
Net cash used ininvesting activities   (3,505,057 )   (7,879,468 )
             
Cash flows from financing activities:            
Dividends paid   (4,447,522 )   (2,090,944 )
Offering expenses paid   (295,733 )   (99,200 )
Proceeds from shares issued   15,237,303     -  
Repayment of long-term debt   (13,332,000 )   (15,937,000 )
Net cash used in financing activities   (2,837,952 )   (18,127,144 )
             
Net increase / (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents  
2,170,097
   
(21,974,723
)
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of year  
31,204,863
   
33,374,960
 
Cash and cash equivalents at end of year   33,374,960     11,400,237  
             
             
 
 
Euroseas Ltd.
Reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA to
Net loss and Cash Flow Provided By Operating Activities
(All amounts expressed in U.S. Dollars)
 
    Three Months Ended
December 31, 2012
  Three Months Ended
December 31, 2013
  Year Ended
December 31, 2012
  Year Ended
December 31, 2013
Net loss   (2,018,003 )   (86,115,302 )   (13,198,741 )   (103,424,827 )
Interest and finance costs, net (incl. interest income)   280,634     349,636     1,492,340     1,458,484  
Depreciation   4,283,094     7,433,670     17,385,608     19,983,772  
Net loss on sale of vessels   -     -     8,568,234     1,935,019  
Loss on derivatives, net   1,262     68,990     637,403     177,132  
Impairment loss   -     78,207,462     -     78,207,462  
Adjusted EBITDA   2,546,987     (55,544 )   14,884,844     (1,662,958 )
                         
                 
    Three Months Ended
December 31, 2012
  Three Months Ended
December 31, 2013
  Year Ended
December 31, 2012
  Year Ended
December 31, 2013
Net cash flow provided by operating activities   2,097,348     1,461,541     8,513,106     4,031,889  
Changes in operating assets / liabilities   372,697     (1,462,105 )   5,238,593     (6,165,129 )
Realized loss on derivatives, net   424,771     217,850     1,695,331     1,552,953  
Proceeds from sale of trading securities, gain on trading securities and equity loss in joint venture net   (443,281 )   (498,971 )   (1,247,165 )   (1,826,996 )
Share-based compensation   (153,650 )   (93,414 )   (671,381 )   (568,334 )
Interest, net   249,102     319,555     1,356,360     1,312,659  
Adjusted EBITDA   2,546,987     (55,544 )   14,884,844     (1,662,958 )
                         
                         

Adjusted EBITDA Reconciliation:
Euroseas Ltd. considers Adjusted EBITDA to represent net earnings / (loss) before interest, income taxes, depreciation, amortization, gain / loss in derivatives, net loss on sale of vessels and impairment loss. Adjusted EBITDA does not represent and should not be considered as an alternative to net income /(loss) or cash flow from operations, as determined by United States generally accepted accounting principles, or U.S. GAAP, and the Company's calculation of Adjusted EBITDA may not be comparable to that reported by other companies. Adjusted EBITDA is included herein because it is a basis upon which the Company assesses its financial performance and liquidity position and because the Company believes that it presents useful information to investors regarding a company's ability to service and/or incur indebtedness. The Company's definition of Adjusted EBITDA may not be the same as that used by other companies in the shipping or other industries.

 
 
Euroseas Ltd.
Reconciliation of Net loss to Adjusted net loss
(All amounts expressed in U.S. Dollars - except share data and per share amounts)
                 
   
Three Months Ended
December 31, 2012
 
Three Months Ended
December 31, 2013
 
Year Ended
December 31, 2012
 
Year Ended
December 31, 2013
Net loss   (2,018,003 )   (86,115,302 )   (13,198,741 )   (103,424,827 )
Unrealized gain on derivatives, net   (423,509 )   (148,860 )   (1,057,929 )   (1,375,820 )
Realized gain on trading securities   -     -     (20,373 )   -  
Realized loss on derivatives, net   424,771     217,850     1,695,331     1,552,953  
Loss on sale of vessels, net   -     -     8,568,234     1,935,019  
Impairment loss   -     78,207,462     -     78,207,462  
Adjusted net loss   (2,016,741 )   (7,838,850 )   (4,013,478 )   (23,105,213 )
Adjusted loss per share, basic and diluted   (0.04 )   (0.17 )   (0.10 )   (0.51 )
Weighted average number of shares, basic and diluted   45,265,155     45,617,130     38,950,100     45,442,841  
                         
                         

Adjusted net loss and Adjusted net loss per share Reconciliation:

Euroseas Ltd. considers Adjusted net loss to represent net loss before gain / loss in derivatives, realized gain on trading securities, net loss / (gain) on sale of vessels and impairment loss. Adjusted net loss and Adjusted net loss per share is included herein because the Company believes it assists its management and investors by increasing the comparability of the Company's fundamental performance from period to period by excluding the potentially disparate effects between periods of gain / loss in derivatives, realized gain on trading securities, net (gain) / loss on sale of vessels and impairment loss, which items may significantly affect results of operations between periods.

Adjusted net loss and Adjusted net loss per share do not represent and should not be considered as an alternative to net loss or loss per share, as determined by U.S. GAAP, The Company's definition of Adjusted net loss and Adjusted net loss per share may not be the same as that used by other companies in the shipping or other industries.

About Euroseas Ltd.
Euroseas Ltd. was formed on May 5, 2005 under the laws of the Republic of the Marshall Islands to consolidate the ship owning interests of the Pittas family of Athens, Greece, which has been in the shipping business over the past 136 years. Euroseas trades on the NASDAQ Global Market under the ticker ESEA since January 31, 2007.

Euroseas operates in the dry cargo, drybulk and container shipping markets. Euroseas' operations are managed by Eurobulk Ltd., an ISO 9001:2008 certified affiliated ship management company, which is responsible for the day-to-day commercial and technical management and operations of the vessels. Euroseas employs its vessels on spot and period charters and through pool arrangements.

The Company has a fleet of 14 vessels, including 3 Panamax drybulk carriers and 1 Handymax drybulk carrier, 3 Intermediate containership, 5 Handysize containerships, 2 Feeder containerships. Euroseas` 4 drybulk carriers have a total cargo capacity of 262,074 dwt, its 10 containerships have a cargo capacity of 17,587 teu. The Company has also signed a contract for the construction of two Ultramax fuel efficient drybulk carriers. The vessels will have a carrying capacity of 63,500 dwt each and will be built at Yangzhou Dayang Shipbuilding Co., Ltd., member of Sinopacific Shipbuilding Group. Delivery of the vessels is scheduled during the fourth quarter of 2015 and the first quarter of 2016, respectively. Including the two new-building vessels the total cargo capacity of the Company's drybulk vessels will be 389,074 dwt.

Forward Looking Statement
This press release contains forward-looking statements (as defined in Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended) concerning future events and the Company's growth strategy and measures to implement such strategy; including expected vessel acquisitions and entering into further time charters. Words such as "expects," "intends," "plans," "believes," "anticipates," "hopes," "estimates," and variations of such words and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, no assurance can be given that such expectations will prove to have been correct. These statements involve known and unknown risks and are based upon a number of assumptions and estimates that are inherently subject to significant uncertainties and contingencies, many of which are beyond the control of the Company. Actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include, but are not limited to changes in the demand for dry bulk vessels and container ships, competitive factors in the market in which the Company operates; risks associated with operations outside the United States; and other factors listed from time to time in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company expressly disclaims any obligations or undertaking to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect any change in the Company's expectations with respect thereto or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any statement is based.

Visit the Company's website www.euroseas.gr

Contact:
Company Contact
Tasos Aslidis
Chief Financial Officer
Euroseas Ltd.
11 Canterbury Lane,
Watchung, NJ 07069
Tel. (908) 301-9091
E-mail: aha@euroseas.gr

Investor Relations / Financial Media
Nicolas Bornozis
President
Capital Link, Inc.
230 Park Avenue, Suite 1536
New York, NY 10169
Tel. (212) 661-7566
E-mail: euroseas@capitallink.com
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