Navios Maritime Partners L.P. Reports Financial Results for the Fourth Quarter and Year Ended December 31, 2012

114.4% Increase in Quarterly Net Income to $40.1 Million 73.2% Increase in Quarterly Operating Surplus to $54.2 Million 58.8% Increase in Quarterly EBITDA to $61.3 Million Cash Distribution $0.4425 per Unit for Q4 2012

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PIRAEUS, GREECE--(Marketwire - Jan 24, 2013) -  Navios Maritime Partners L.P. ("Navios Partners") (NYSE: NMM), an owner and operator of dry cargo vessels, today reported its financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2012. 

Ms. Angeliki Frangou, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Navios Partners, stated: "I am pleased with the fourth quarter results of 2012. Net income increased by 114% and EBITDA by almost 59%. We recently announced a quarterly distribution of $0.4425 per unit, providing an annual distribution of $1.77 and a current yield of about 12%."

Ms. Frangou continued: "2012 was another difficult year in shipping, as the industry was buffeted by macro headwinds and global uncertainty. As a result, the Baltic Dry Index recorded a 20-year low. However, 2013 began with a number of favorable resolutions globally, including the ECB's strength of action, the US legislative action, a proactive Japanese administration and the new, pro-growth, Chinese regime. Looking forward, there is a new optimism building, which should lend support to a recovery in the shipping industry. Navios Partners is uniquely positioned to take advantage of this recovery."

RECENT DEVELOPMENTS

Cash Distribution

The Board of Directors of Navios Partners declared a cash distribution for the fourth quarter of 2012 of $0.4425 per unit. The cash distribution is payable on February 14, 2013 to unitholders of record on February 8, 2013. 

Loan Prepayment

In December 2012, Navios Partners used $24.6 million from the lump sum cash payment, received from the credit default insurer, to repay debt of $10.8 million due in 2013, $4.9 million due in 2014 and $8.9 million due in 2015 and beyond. This had an effect of reducing the cash breakeven for 2013 by $1,409 per day.

Credit Default Insurance

In November 2012, Navios Partners agreed to restructure its credit default insurance.

In connection with this restructuring, Navios Partners received:

  • $24.6 million lump sum cash payment of which $9.8 million was attributable to defaulted charters. The remaining $14.8 million was not attributable to any charter and represented excess cash compensation; 

  • $175.9 million of revenue covered under the restructured credit default insurance policy for a maximum cash payment of $120.0 million; and

  • $76.7 million revenue covered under its sponsor, Navios Maritime Holdings Inc. ("Navios Holdings"), supplemental credit default insurance with a maximum cash payment of $20 million.

Long-Term and Insured Cash Flow
Navios Partners has entered into medium to long-term time charter-out agreements for its vessels with a remaining average term of 3.1 years, providing a stable base of revenue and distributable cash flow. Navios Partners has currently contracted out 87.6% of its available days for 2013, 48.3% for 2014 and 40.3% for 2015, generating revenues of approximately $173.9 million, $113.8 million and $97.1 million, respectively. The average contractual daily charter-out rate for the fleet is $25,897, $30,766 and $31,452 for 2013, 2014 and 2015, respectively. The average daily charter-in rate for the active long-term charter-in vessels is $13,513 for 2013.

FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS

For the following results and the selected financial data presented herein, Navios Partners has compiled consolidated statements of income for the three months and the years ended December 31, 2012 and 2011. The quarterly 2012 and 2011 information was derived from the unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements for the respective periods. EBITDA and Operating Surplus are non-GAAP financial measures and should not be used in isolation or substitution for Navios Partners' results.

                         
    Three Month     Three Month              
    Period Ended     Period Ended     Year Ended     Year Ended  
(in $'000 except   December 31, 2012     December 31, 2011     December 31, 2012     December 31, 2011  
per unit data)   (unaudited)     (unaudited)     (unaudited)     (unaudited)  
Revenue   $ 52,786     $ 50,464     $ 205,435     $ 186,953  
Net income   $ 40,137 *   $ 18,661     $ 95,898 *   $ 65,335  
EBITDA   $ 61,251 *   $ 38,588     $ 177,443 *   $ 137,790  
Earnings per Common unit (basic and diluted)   $ 0.65     $ 0.35     $ 1.61     $ 1.33  
Operating Surplus   $ 54,150     $ 31,332     $ 148,879     $ 115,870  
Maintenance and Replacement Capital expenditures   $ (4,942 )   $ (4,828 )   $ (18,869 )   $ (18,569 )

* Positively affected by $22.5 million accounting effect from the restructuring of credit default insurance.

Three month periods ended December 31, 2012 and 2011

Time charter revenues for the three month period ended December 31, 2012 increased by $2.3 million or 4.6% to $52.8 million, as compared to $50.5 million for the same period in 2011. The increase was mainly attributable to the acquisition of the Navios Buena Ventura on June 15, 2012, the acquisition of the Navios Soleil on July 24, 2012 and the acquisition of the Navios Helios on July 27, 2012. As a result of these vessel acquisitions, available days of the fleet increased to 1,914 days for the three month period ended December 31, 2012, as compared to 1,647 days for the three month period ended December 31, 2011. The time charter equivalent ("TCE") decreased to $27,297 for the three month period ended December 31, 2012, from $30,646 for the three month period ended December 31, 2011.

EBITDA increased by $22.7 million to $61.3 million for the three month period ended December 31, 2012, as compared to $38.6 million for the same period of 2011. The increase in EBITDA was mainly due to: (i) a $2.3 million increase in revenue following the acquisition of the Navios Buena Ventura on June 15, 2012, the acquisition of the Navios Soleil on July 24, 2012 and the acquisition of the Navios Helios on July 27, 2012; (ii) a $0.8 million decrease in time charter expenses; and (iii) a $22.0 million increase in other income from the credit default insurance settlement. The above increase was partially offset by a $2.0 million increase in management fees, a $0.3 million increase in general and administrative expenses and a $0.1 million increase in other expenses.

The reserve for estimated maintenance and replacement capital expenditures for the three month periods ended December 31, 2012 and 2011 was $4.9 million and $4.8 million, respectively (please see Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures in Exhibit 3).

Navios Partners generated an Operating Surplus for the three month period ended December 31, 2012 of $54.2 million, as compared to $31.3 million for the three month period ended December 31, 2011. Operating Surplus is a non-GAAP financial measure used by certain investors to assist in evaluating a partnership's ability to make quarterly cash distributions (please see Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures in Exhibit 3).

Net income for the three months ended December 31, 2012 amounted to $40.1 million compared to $18.7 million for the three months ended December 31, 2011. The increase in net income of $21.4 million was due to a $22.7 million increase in EBITDA and a $0.3 million decrease in interest expense and finance cost, net. The increase was partially offset by a $1.5 million increase in depreciation and amortization expense due to the acquisition of the Navios Buena Ventura, and the favorable lease terms recognized in relation to this acquisition, as well as the acquisitions of the Navios Soleil and the Navios Helios.

Years ended December 31, 2012 and 2011

Time charter revenues for the year ended December 31, 2012 increased by $18.4 million or 9.8% to $205.4 million, as compared to $187.0 million for the same period in 2011. The increase was mainly attributable to the acquisitions of the Navios Luz and the Navios Orbiter on May 19, 2011, the acquisition of the Navios Buena Ventura on June 15, 2012, the acquisition of the Navios Soleil on July 24, 2012 and the acquisition of the Navios Helios on July 27, 2012. As a result of these vessel acquisitions, available days of the fleet increased to 7,002 days for the year ended December 31, 2012, as compared to 6,251 days the year ended December 31, 2011. TCE decreased to $28,907 for the year ended December 31, 2012, from $29,909 for the year ended December 31, 2011.

EBITDA increased by $39.6 million to $177.4 million for the year ended December 31, 2012, as compared to $137.8 million for the same period of 2011. The increase in EBITDA was mainly due to: (i) a $18.4 million increase in revenue following the acquisitions of the five vessels at various times through July 2012 the Navios Luz, the Navios Orbiter, the Navios Buena Ventura, the Navios Soleil and the Navios Helios; (ii) a $4.0 million non-cash charge for the write-off of intangible assets associated with the Navios Apollon charter-out contract incurred in the year ended December 31, 2011; (iii) a $0.6 million decrease in time charter expenses; (iv) a $22.3 million increase in other income mainly from the credit default insurance settlement; and (v) a $0.3 million decrease in other expense. The above increase was partially offset by a $5.4 million increase in management fees and a $0.6 million increase in general and administrative expenses.

The reserve for estimated maintenance and replacement capital expenditures for the year ended December 31, 2012 and 2011 was $18.9 million and $18.6 million, respectively (please see Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures in Exhibit 3).

Navios Partners generated an Operating Surplus for the year ended December 31, 2012 of $148.9 million, as compared to $115.9 million for the year ended December 31, 2011. Operating Surplus is a non-GAAP financial measure used by certain investors to assist in evaluating a partnership's ability to make quarterly cash distributions (please see Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures in Exhibit 3).

Net income for the year ended December 31, 2012 amounted to $95.9 million compared to $65.3 million for the year ended December 31, 2011. The increase in net income of $30.6 million was due to a $39.6 million increase in EBITDA partially offset by: (i) a $7.6 million increase in depreciation and amortization expense due to the acquisitions of the Navios Orbiter, the Navios Luz, the Buena Ventura and the favorable lease terms recognized in relation to these acquisitions and the acquisitions of the Navios Soleil and the Navios Helios; (ii) a $0.9 million increase in interest expense and finance cost, net; and (iii) a $0.5 million decrease in interest income.

Fleet Employment Profile

The following table reflects certain key indicators of Navios Partners' core fleet performance for the three months and the year ended December 31, 2012 and 2011.

                         
    Three Month     Three Month              
    Period Ended     Period Ended     Year Ended     Year Ended  
    December 31, 2012     December 31, 2011     December 31, 2012     December 31, 2011  
    (unaudited)     (unaudited)     (unaudited)     (unaudited)  
                                 
Available Days (1)     1,914       1,647       7,002       6,251  
Operating Days (2)     1,912       1,633       6,984       5,950  
Fleet Utilization (3)     99.9 %     99.2 %     99.8 %     95.2 %
Time Charter Equivalent (per day) (4)   $ 27,297     $ 30,646     $ 28,907     $ 29,909  
Vessels operating at period end     21       18       21       18  

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

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

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

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

Conference Call details:

Navios Partners' management will host a conference call today, Thursday, January 24, 2013 to discuss the results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2012.

Conference Call details:

Call Date/Time: Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 08:30 am ET
Call Title: Navios Partners Q4 & FY 2012 Financial Results Conference Call
US Dial In: +1.866.394.0817
International Dial In: +1.706.679.9759
Conference ID: 8954 0899

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

US Replay Dial In: +1.800.585.8367
International Replay Dial In: +1.404.537.3406
Conference ID: 8954 0899

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

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

About Navios Maritime Partners L.P.

Navios Partners (NYSE: NMM) is a publicly traded master limited partnership which owns and operates dry cargo vessels. For more information, please visit our website at www.navios-mlp.com

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements (as defined in Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended) concerning future events and Navios Partners' growth strategy and measures to implement such strategy; including expected vessel acquisitions and entering into further time charters. Words such as "may", "expects", "intends", "plans", "believes", "anticipates", "hopes", "estimates", and variations of such words and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Such statements include comments regarding expected revenue and time charters. Although the Navios Partners believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, no assurance can be given that such expectations will prove to have been correct. These statements involve known and unknown risks and are based upon a number of assumptions and estimates which are inherently subject to significant uncertainties and contingencies, many of which are beyond the control of Navios Partners. 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 drybulk vessels; competitive factors in the market in which Navios Partners operates; risks associated with operations outside the United States; and other factors listed from time to time in the Navios Partners' filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Navios Partners expressly disclaims any obligations or undertaking to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect any change in Navios Partners' expectations with respect thereto or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any statement is based.

           
   
EXHIBIT 1  
NAVIOS MARITIME PARTNERS L.P.  
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET  
(Expressed in thousands of U.S. Dollars except unit data)  
   
    December 31,
 2012
  December 31,
 2011
 
    (unaudited)      
ASSETS              
Current assets              
Cash and cash equivalents   $ 32,132   $ 48,078  
Restricted cash     29,529     8,468  
Accounts receivable, net     7,778     4,835  
Prepaid expenses and other current assets     594     2,177  
               
Total current assets     70,033     63,558  
               
Vessels, net     721,391     667,213  
Deferred financing costs, net     2,767     2,466  
Other long term assets     282     106  
Intangible assets     160,479     176,581  
               
Total non-current assets     884,919     846,366  
               
Total assets   $ 954,952   $ 909,924  
               
               
LIABILITIES AND PARTNERS' CAPITAL              
Current liabilities              
Accounts payable   $ 2,090   $ 2,022  
Accrued expenses     3,599     2,986  
Deferred voyage revenue     9,112     10,920  
Current portion of long-term debt     23,727     36,700  
Amounts due to related parties     21,748     4,077  
               
Total current liabilities     60,276     56,705  
               
Long-term debt     275,982     289,350  
Deferred voyage revenue     --     4,230  
               
               
Total non-current liabilities     275,982     293,580  
               
Total liabilities     336,258     350,285  
               
Commitments and contingencies     --     --  
Partners' capital:              
Common Unitholders (60,109,163 and 46,887,320 units issued and outstanding at December 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011, respectively)     612,222     729,550  
Subordinated Unitholders (0 and 7,621,843 units issued and outstanding at December 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011, respectively)     --     (177,969 )
General Partner (1,226,721 and 1,132,843 units issued and outstanding at December 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011, respectively)     6,472     1,976  
Subordinated Series A Unitholders (0 and 1,000,000 units issued and outstanding at December 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011, respectively)     --     6,082  
               
Total partners' capital     618,694     559,639  
               
Total liabilities and partners' capital   $ 954,952   $ 909,924  
               
               
               
NAVIOS MARITIME PARTNERS L.P.  
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME  
(Expressed in thousands of U.S. Dollars except unit and per unit amounts)  
   
    Three Month     Three Month              
    Period Ended     Period Ended     Year Ended     Year Ended  
    December 31, 2012     December 31, 2011     December 31, 2012     December 31, 2011  
    ($ '000)     ($ '000)     ($ '000)     ($ '000)  
    (unaudited)     (unaudited)     (unaudited)        
Time charter revenues   $ 52,786     $ 50,464     $ 205,435     $ 186,953  
Time charter expenses     (3,027 )     (3,801 )     (12,937 )     (13,473 )
Direct vessel expenses     --       (13 )     (25 )     (61 )
Management fees     (8,680 )     (6,736 )     (31,689 )     (26,343 )
General and administrative expenses     (1,681 )     (1,387 )     (5,555 )     (4,965 )
Depreciation and amortization     (18,648 )     (17,150 )     (71,622 )     (63,971 )
Write-off of intangible asset     --       --       --       (3,979 )
Interest expense and finance cost, net     (2,516 )     (2,830 )     (10,127 )     (9,244 )
Interest income     50       66       229       821  
Other income     22,196       235       22,598       272  
Other expense     (343 )     (187 )     (409 )     (675 )
Net income   $ 40,137     $ 18,661     $ 95,898     $ 65,335  
                                 
                                 
Earnings per unit:
                 
                 
    Three Month   Three Month        
    Period Ended   Period Ended   Year Ended   Year Ended
    December 31, 2012   December 31, 2011   December 31, 2012   December 31, 2011
    (unaudited)   (unaudited)   (unaudited)    
Net income   $ 40,137   $ 18,661   $ 95,898   $ 65,335
Earnings attributable to:                        
  Common unit holders     38,920     16,411     93,566     60,506
  Subordinated unit holders     --     1,877     --     3,522
  General partner unit holders     1,217     373     2,332     1,307
  Subordinated Series A unit holders     --     --     --     --
                         
Weighted average units outstanding (basic and diluted)                        
  Common unit holders     60,109,163     46,887,320     58,008,617     45,409,807
  Subordinated unit holders     --     7,621,843     --     7,621,843
  General partner unit holders     1,226,721     1,132,843     1,193,889     1,102,689
  Subordinated Series A unit holders     --     1,000,000     --     1,000,000
Earnings per unit- overall (basic and diluted):                        
  Common unit holders   $ 0.65   $ 0.35   $ 1.61   $ 1.33
  Subordinated unit holders   $ --   $ 0.25   $ --   $ 0.46
  General partner unit holders   $ 0.99   $ 0.33   $ 1.95   $ 1.19
                           
                           
                           
NAVIOS MARITIME PARTNERS L.P.  
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS  
(Expressed in thousands of U.S. Dollars)  
   
    Year Ended
 December 31,
 2012
    Year Ended
 December 31,
 2011
    Year Ended
 December 31,
 2010
 
    (unaudited)              
OPERATING ACTIVITIES                        
Net income   $ 95,898     $ 65,335     $ 60,511  
                         
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:                        
Depreciation and amortization     71,622       63,971       41,174  
Write-off of intangible asset     --       3,979       --  
Amortization and write-off of deferred financing cost     787       530       415  
Amortization of deferred dry dock costs     25       61       92  
                         
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:                        
Increase in restricted cash     (3 )     (2 )     (2 )
Increase in accounts receivable     (2,943 )     (3,899 )     (334 )
Decrease/(increase) in prepaid expenses and other current assets     1,583       396       (1,797 )
(Increase)/decrease in other long term assets     (202 )     75       (154 )
Increase in accounts payable     68       946       558  
Increase in accrued expenses     613       1,045       97  
Decrease in deferred voyage revenue     (6,038 )     (6,417 )     (5,211 )
Increase in amounts due to related parties     17,671       1,444       669  
                         
Net cash provided by operating activities     179,081       127,464       96,018  
                         
                         
INVESTING ACTIVITIES:                        
Acquisition of vessels     (88,505 )     (76,220 )     (291,591 )
Acquisition of intangibles     (21,193 )     (43,780 )     (156,166 )
                         
Net cash used in investing activities     (109,698 )     (120,000 )     (447,757 )
                         
                         
FINANCING ACTIVITIES:                        
Cash distributions paid     (106,878 )     (95,499 )     (72,316 )
Net proceeds from issuance of general partner units     1,472       2,052       6,150  
Proceeds from issuance of common units, net of offering costs     68,563       86,288       253,871  
Proceeds from long term debt     44,000       35,000       139,000  
(Increase)/decrease in restricted cash     (21,058 )     (7,642 )     12,500  
Repayment of long-term debt and payment of principal     (70,340 )     (30,450 )     (12,500 )
Debt issuance costs     (1,088 )     (413 )     (1,566 )
                         
Net cash (used in)/provided by financing activities     (85,329 )     (10,664 )     325,139  
                         
Decrease in cash and cash equivalents     (15,946 )     (3,200 )     (26,600 )
                         
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period     48,078       51,278       77,878  
                         
Cash and cash equivalents, end of period   $ 32,132     $ 48,078     $ 51,278  
                         
                         
                         
EXHIBIT 2
                       
Owned Vessels   Type   Built   Capacity (DWT)   Charter Expiration Date   Charter-Out Rate (1)  
Navios Apollon   Ultra-Handymax   2000   52,073   February 2013   $ 12,500 (2)
                February 2014   $ 13,500 (2)
Navios Soleil   Ultra-Handymax   2009   57,337   December 2013   $ 8,906  
Navios Gemini S   Panamax   1994   68,636   February 2014   $ 24,225  
Navios Libra II   Panamax   1995   70,136   September 2015   $ 12,000 (2)
Navios Felicity   Panamax   1997   73,867   June 2013   $ 26,169  
Navios Galaxy I   Panamax   2001   74,195   February 2018   $ 21,937  
Navios Helios   Panamax   2005   77,075   September 2013   $ 9,738  
Navios Hyperion   Panamax   2004   75,707   April 2014   $ 37,953  
Navios Alegria   Panamax   2004   76,466   February 2014   $ 16,984 (3)
Navios Orbiter   Panamax   2004   76,602   April 2014   $ 38,052  
Navios Hope   Panamax   2005   75,397   August 2013   $ 17,562  
Navios Sagittarius   Panamax   2006   75,756   November 2018   $ 26,125  
Navios Fantastiks   Capesize   2005   180,265   March 2014   $ 14,678 (4)
Navios Aurora II   Capesize   2009   169,031   November 2019   $ 41,325  
Navios Pollux   Capesize   2009   180,727   July 2019   $ 42,250  
Navios Fulvia   Capesize   2010   179,263   September 2015   $ 50,588  
Navios Melodia(5)   Capesize   2010   179,132   September 2022   $ 29,356 (6)
Navios Luz   Capesize   2010   179,144   November 2020   $ 29,356 (7)
Navios Buena Ventura   Capesize   2010   179,259   October 2020   $ 29,356 (7)
                         

 Long-term Chartered-in Vessels

Navios Prosperity (8)   Panamax   2007   82,535   June 2013   $ 12,000 (10)
Navios Aldebaran (9)   Panamax   2008   76,500   March 2013   $ 28,391  
                         
                         
(1) Net time charter-out rate per day (net of commissions).These rates do not include insurance proceeds received upfront in December 2012.
   
(2) Profit sharing 50% on the actual results above the period rates.
   
(3) Profit sharing 50% above $16,984/ day based on Baltic Exchange Panamax TC Average.
   
(4) Amount represents daily rate of mitigation proceeds following the default of the original charterer.
   
(5) In January 2011, Korea Line Corporation ("KLC") filed for receivership. The charter was affirmed and will be performed by KLC on its original terms, provided that during an interim suspension period the sub-charterer pays Navios Partners directly.
   
(6) Profit sharing 50% above $37,500/ day based on Baltic Exchange Capesize TC Average.
   
(7) Profit sharing 50% above $38,500/ day based on Baltic Exchange Capesize TC Average.
   
(8) The Navios Prosperity is chartered-in for seven years until June 2014 and we have options to extend for two one-year periods. We have the option to purchase the vessel after June 2012 at a purchase price that is initially 3.8 billion Yen declining each year by 145 million Yen.
   
(9) The Navios Aldebaran is chartered-in for seven years until March 2015 and we have options to extend for two one-year periods. We have the option to purchase the vessel after March 2013 at a purchase price that is initially 3.6 billion Yen declining each year by 150 million Yen.
   
(10) Profit sharing: The owners will receive 100% of the first $1,500 in profits above the base rate and thereafter all profits will be split 50% to each party.

EXHIBIT 3

Disclosure of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

1. EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA

EBITDA represents net income plus interest and finance costs plus depreciation and amortization and income taxes.

Adjusted EBITDA represents EBITDA plus the non-cash charge for the write-off of the intangible asset associated with the Navios Apollon charter-out contract.

EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA are presented because Navios Partners believes that EBITDA is a basis upon which liquidity can be assessed and present useful information to investors regarding Navios Partners' ability to service and/or incur indebtedness, pay capital expenditures, meet working capital requirements and pay dividends. EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA are "non-GAAP financial measures" and should not be considered a substitute for net income, cash flow from operating activities and other operations or cash flow statement data prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States or as a measure of profitability or liquidity.

While EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA are frequently used as a measure of operating results and the ability to meet debt service requirements, the definition of EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA used here may not be comparable to that used by other companies due to differences in methods of calculation.

2. Operating Surplus

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

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

3. Available Cash

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

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

    • provide for the proper conduct of Navios Partners' business (including reserve for maintenance and replacement capital expenditures);

    • comply with applicable law, any of Navios Partners' debt instruments, or other agreements; or

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

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

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

4. Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

                         
    Three Month     Three Month              
    Period ended     Period ended     Year Ended     Year Ended  
    December 31, 2012     December 31, 2011     December 31, 2012     December 31, 2011  
    ($ '000)     ($ '000)     ($ '000)     ($ '000)  
    (unaudited)     (unaudited)     (unaudited)     (unaudited)  
Net Cash from Operating Activities   $ 63,624     $ 31,331     $ 179,081     $ 127,464  
Net (decrease)/increase in operating assets     (623 )     (1,005 )     1,565       3,430  
Net (increase)/decrease in operating liabilities     (3,849 )     5,634       (12,314 )     2,982  
Net interest cost     2,466       2,764       9,898       8,423  
Write-off of intangible asset     --       --       --       (3,979 )
Deferred finance charges     (367 )     (136 )     (787 )     (530 )
                                 
EBITDA(1)   $ 61,251     $ 38,588     $ 177,443     $ 137,790  
Write-off of intangible asset     --       --       --       3,979  
                                 
Adjusted EBITDA   $ 61,251     $ 38,588     $ 177,443     $ 141,769  
Cash interest income     66       107       262       801  
Cash interest paid     (2,225 )     (2,535 )     (9,957 )     (8,131 )
Maintenance and replacement capital expenditures     (4,942 )     (4,828 )     (18,869 )     (18,569 )
                                 
Operating Surplus   $ 54,150     $ 31,332     $ 148,879     $ 115,870  
Cash distribution paid relating to the first three quarters of the year     --       --       (82,050 )     (73,597 )
                                 
Cash reserves     (26,587 )     (6,503 )     (39,266 )     (17,444 )
                                 
Available cash for distribution   $ 27,563     $ 24,829     $ 27,563     $ 24,829  
                                 
                                 
(1)  
                         
    Three Month     Three Month              
    Period ended     Period ended     Year Ended     Year Ended  
    December 31, 2012     December 31, 2011     December 31, 2012     December 31, 2011  
    ($ '000)     ($ '000)     ($ '000)     ($ '000)  
    (unaudited)     (unaudited)     (unaudited)        
Net cash provided by operating activities   $ 63,624     $ 31,331     $ 179,081     $ 127,464  
Net cash used in investing activities   $ --     $ --       (109,698 )   $ (120,000 )
Net cash used in financing activities   $ (55,157 )   $ (32,754 )     (85,329 )   $ (10,664 )
                                 
Contact:
Contacts
Navios Maritime Partners L.P.
+1 (212) 906 8645
Investors@navios-mlp.com

Nicolas Bornozis
Capital Link, Inc.
naviospartners@capitallink.com
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