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Eagle Bulk Shipping Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2019 Results

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STAMFORD, Conn., July 29, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Eagle Bulk Shipping Inc. (EGLE) (“Eagle Bulk” or the “Company”), one of the world’s largest owner-operators within the Supramax / Ultramax segment, today reported financial results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2019.

Highlights for the Quarter:

  • Generated net revenues of $69.4 million, representing a decrease of $5.5 million or 7% compared to the same period in 2018.
    - TCE Revenue (1) for the quarter equated to $38.9 million, a decrease of 18% year-on-year.
    - Achieved a TCE (2) of $9,731 for the quarter, a decrease of 15% year-on-year.

  • Realized a net loss of $6.0 million or $0.08 per basic and diluted share, compared to a net income of $3.5 million or $0.05 per basic and diluted share in the second quarter 2018.

  • Adjusted EBITDA(3) of $10.4 million, representing a decrease of $10.8 million or 51% compared to the same period in 2018.

  • Looking ahead into the third quarter of 2019, the Company has attained a TCE of $10,285 with approximately 57% of the available days fixed for the period thus far.

Subsequent Events

  • Issued 5-year Senior Unsecured Convertible Bonds totaling $114.1 million in gross proceeds, including the greenshoe of $14.1 million
    - Coupon of 5% and conversion premium of +25% to July 24th 2019 closing price or $5.61 per share

  • Entered into two agreements to acquire a total of six high-specification SDARI-64 Ultramax vessels (the "Acquisition Vessels") for an aggregate purchase price of approximately $122.0 million, subject to final documentation and customary closing conditions
    - Average age of approximately 3.3 years
    - Four vessels are fitted with Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems ("scrubbers")

  • Reached an agreement to sell the Kestrel, a 15-year old Supramax, ahead of her statutory drydock for a gross price of $7.3 million

Gary Vogel, Eagle Bulk's CEO, commented, "Our results for the second quarter are reflective of the challenging freight environment in the first half of the year. Despite the headwinds, we continued to deliver strong TCE outperformance (relative to the the adjusted benchmark Baltic Supramax Index) of nearly $2,000 in the second quarter, marking our tenth consecutive quarter of outperformance.

"Our recently announced bond issuance and pending acquisition of six modern Ultramax vessels, four of which will be delivered to us with scrubbers, is an important step for Eagle, as we continue to renew and grow our fleet with larger, more efficient vessels. Coupled with our existing scrubber initiative, we believe these acquisitions increase our leverage to the opportunities IMO 2020 will present."

1 TCE revenue is a non-GAAP financial measure. See the reconciliation and table of net revenues to TCE later in this release for more information on non-GAAP measures.
2 TCE is a non-GAAP financial measure. See the reconciliation and the table of net revenues to TCE later in this release for more information on non-GAAP measures.
3 Adjusted EBITDA is a non-GAAP financial measure. See the reconciliation and table of net income/(loss) to EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA later in this release for more information on non-GAAP financial measures.

Fleet Operating Data

Three Months
Ended

Six Months
Ended

June 30, 2019

June 30, 2018

June 30, 2019

June 30, 2018

Ownership Days

4,169

4,294

8,329

8,606

Chartered in Days

970

867

2,006

1,811

Available Days

4,971

5,020

10,076

10,182

Operating Days

4,934

4,992

10,004

10,105

Fleet Utilization (%)

99.3

%

99.4

%

99.3

%

99.2

%

Fleet Development

Vessels sold

  • Thrasher (53k DWT / 2010-built) for gross proceeds of $10.1 million.

Results of Operations for the three and six months ended June 30, 2019 and 2018

For the three months ended June 30, 2019, the Company reported a net loss of $6.0 million, or basic and diluted loss of $0.08 per share. In the comparable quarter of 2018, the Company reported net income of $3.5 million, or basic and diluted income of $0.05 per share.

For the six months ended June 30, 2019, the Company reported a net loss of $6.0 million, or basic and diluted loss of $0.08 per share. In the comparable period of 2018, the Company reported net income of $3.5 million, or basic and diluted income of $0.05 per share.

Net time and voyage charter revenues

Net time and voyage charter revenues for the three months ended June 30, 2019 were $69.4 million compared with $74.9 million recorded in the comparable quarter in 2018.The decrease in revenue was primarily attributable to the decline in the dry bulk market resulting in lower charter rates as well as the decrease in available days. The lower ownership days in the current quarter was due to the sale of vessels Condor and Merlin in the first quarter of 2019 and the Thrasher in the second quarter of 2019, which was offset by an increase in chartered-in days.

Net time and voyage charter revenues for the six months ended June 30, 2019 and 2018 were $146.8 million and $154.3 million, respectively. The decrease in revenue was primarily due to lower charter rates and a decrease in available days due to lower ownership days offset by an increase in chartered-in days.

Voyage expenses

Voyage expenses for the three months ended June 30, 2019 were $20.9 million compared to $17.2 million in the comparable quarter in 2018. The increase was mainly attributable to an increase in bunker prices year over year.

Voyage expenses for the six months ended June 30, 2019 were $46.8 million compared to $39.7 million in the comparable period in 2018. The increase was mainly attributable to an increase in bunker prices year over year.

Vessel expenses

Vessel expenses for the three months ended June 30, 2019 were $20.0 million compared to $20.6 million in the comparable quarter in 2018. The decrease in vessel expenses was attributable to a decrease in ownership days after the sale of vessels Condor and Merlin in the first quarter of 2019 and the vessel Thrasher in the second quarter of 2019 compared to the comparable period in the prior year. The ownership days for the three months ended June 30, 2019 and 2018 were 4,169 and 4,294, respectively.

Average daily vessel operating expenses for our fleet for the three months ended June 30, 2019 and 2018 were $4,787 and $4,792, respectively.

Vessel expenses for the six months ended June 30, 2019 and 2018 were $40.1 million and $41.7 million, respectively. The decrease in vessel expenses is primarily attributable to a decrease in ownership days subsequent to the sale of three vessels during the six months ended June 30, 2019. The ownership days for the six months ended June 30, 2019 and 2018 were 8,329 and 8,606, respectively.

Average daily vessel operating expenses for our fleet for the six months ended June 30, 2019 and 2018 were $4,809 and $4,840, respectively.

Charter hire expenses

Charter hire expenses for the three months ended June 30, 2019 were $11.2 million compared to $10.1 million in the comparable quarter in 2018. The increase in charter hire expenses was principally due to an increase in the number of chartered in vessels on a short-term basis. The total chartered in days for the three months ended June 30, 2019 were 970 compared to 867 for the comparable quarter in the prior year. The Company currently charters-in three Ultramax vessels on long term basis with lease terms ranging from one to three years.

Charter hire expenses for the six months ended June 30, 2019 were $22.7 million compared to $20.4 million in the comparable period in 2018. The increase in charter hire expenses was primarily due to an increase in the number of chartered in vessels. The total chartered in days for the six months ended June 30, 2019 and 2018 were 2,006 and 1,811, respectively.

Depreciation and amortization

Depreciation and amortization expense for the three months ended June 30, 2019 and 2018 was $9.8 million and $9.3 million, respectively. Total depreciation and amortization expense for the three months ended June 30, 2019 includes $8.3 million of vessel and other fixed asset depreciation and $1.5 million relating to the amortization of deferred drydocking costs. Comparable amounts for the three months ended June 30, 2018 were $8.0 million of vessel and other fixed asset depreciation and $1.3 million of amortization of deferred drydocking costs.

Depreciation and amortization expense for the six months ended June 30, 2019 and 2018 was $19.2 million and $18.5 million, respectively. Total depreciation and amortization expense for the six months ended June 30, 2019 includes $16.4 million of vessel and other fixed asset depreciation and $2.7 million relating to the amortization of deferred drydocking costs. Comparable amounts for the six months ended June 30, 2018 were $16.0 million of vessel and other fixed asset depreciation and $2.5 million of amortization of deferred drydocking costs.

General and administrative expenses

General and administrative expenses for the three months ended June 30, 2019 and 2018 were $8.0 million and $8.9 million, respectively. General and administrative expenses included stock-based compensation of $1.2 million and $2.4 million for the three months ended June 30, 2019 and 2018, respectively. The decrease in the general and administrative expenses was mainly due to a decrease in stock-based compensation expense.

General and administrative expenses for the six months ended June 30, 2019 and 2018 were $16.5 million and $18.8 million, respectively. General and administrative expenses included stock-based compensation of $2.7 million and $5.9 million for the six months ended June 30, 2019 and 2018, respectively. The decrease in the general and administrative expenses was mainly due to a decrease in stock-based compensation expense offset by an increase in payroll and office expenses.

Interest expense

Interest expense for the three months ended June 30, 2019 and 2018 was $6.7 million and $6.4 million, respectively. The increase in interest expense is primarily due to an increase in our outstanding debt as a result of the purchase of two new Ultramax vessels, one in the fourth quarter of 2018 and one in the first quarter of 2019.

Interest expense for the six months ended June 30, 2019 and 2018 was $13.5 million and $12.6 million respectively. The increase in interest expense is primarily due to an increase in our outstanding debt as a result of the purchase of two new Ultramax vessels, one in the fourth quarter of 2018 and one in the first quarter of 2019.

Loss on debt extinguishment

On January 25, 2019, the Company repaid the outstanding debt together with accrued interest as on that date under the New First Lien Facility and Original Ultraco Debt Facility and discharged the debt in full from the proceeds of the New Ultraco Debt Facility. The Company accounted for the above transaction as a debt extinguishment. As a result, the Company recognized $2.3 million, representing the outstanding balance of debt issuance costs as a loss on debt extinguishment in the Condensed Consolidated Statement of Operations for the six months ended June 30, 2019.

Liquidity and Capital Resources

Net cash provided by operating activities for the six months ended June 30, 2019 was $8.5 million, compared with $23.6 million in the comparable period in 2018. The cash flows from operating activities decreased over the prior year primarily due to a decrease in the charter hire rates achieved in the current year.

Net cash used in investing activities for the six months ended June 30, 2019 was $18.6 million, compared to $4.9 million in the comparable period in the prior year. The Company purchased one Ultramax vessel for $20.4 million, out of which $2.0 million was paid as an advance as of December 31, 2018 offset by the proceeds from the sale of three vessels for $22.6 million. Additionally, the Company paid $23.9 million for the purchase and installation of scrubbers and ballast water treatment systems on our fleet. The Company also received insurance proceeds of $1.3 million for hull and machinery claims. During 2018, the Company purchased one Ultramax vessel for $19.3 million and redeemed a short-term certificate of deposit amounting to $4.5 million. The Company sold the vessel Avocet in the second quarter of 2018 for net proceeds of $9.7 million after brokerage commission and selling expenses. The Company also received insurance proceeds of $1.2 million for hull and machinery claims.

Net cash used in financing activities for the six months ended June 30, 2019 was $2.5 million compared with net cash provided by financing activities of $2.0 million in the comparable period in 2018. On January 25, 2019, the Company completed a debt refinancing transaction by entering into new term and revolver loan facilities under the New Ultraco Debt Facility of up to $208.4 million and repaid all outstanding debt under the Original Ultraco Debt Facility and New First Lien Facility of $82.6 million and $65.0 million, respectively. The Company paid $3.2 million as debt issuance costs to the lenders. The Company repaid $4.0 million of the Norwegian Bond Debt and $5.0 million under the New Ultraco Debt Facility in the second quarter of 2019. Additionally, the Company paid $0.9 million towards shares withheld for taxes due to the vesting of restricted shares. For the six months ended June 30, 2018, the Company drew down $8.6 million under the Original Ultraco Debt Facility in connection with the purchase of one Ultramax vessel, offset by repayment of $5.0 million of the revolver loan under the New First Lien Facility. The Company paid $1.2 million of debt issuance costs on the debt facilities and $0.3 million towards shares withheld for taxes due to vesting of restricted shares.

As of June 30, 2019, our cash and cash equivalents balance including restricted cash was $65.5 million compared to a cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash balance of $78.2 million as of December 31, 2018.

As of June 30, 2019, the total availability under the New Ultraco Debt Facility revolving credit facility is $55.0 million and $15.0 million under the Super Senior Facility.

As of June 30, 2019, the Company’s outstanding debt consisted of the $192.0 million Norwegian Bond and the $148.4 million New Ultraco Debt Facility.

Capital Expenditures and Drydocking

Our capital expenditures relate to the purchase of vessels and capital improvements to our vessels, which are expected to enhance the revenue earning capabilities and safety of the vessels.

In addition to acquisitions that we may undertake in future periods, the Company's other major capital expenditures include funding the Company's program of regularly scheduled drydocking necessary to comply with international shipping standards and environmental laws and regulations. Although the Company has some flexibility regarding the timing of its drydocking, the costs are relatively predictable. Management anticipates that vessels are to be drydocked every two and a half years for vessels older than 15 years and five years for vessels younger than 15 years. Funding of these requirements is anticipated to be met with cash from operations. We anticipate that this process of recertification will require us to reposition these vessels from a discharge port to shipyard facilities, which will reduce our available days and operating days during that period.

Drydocking costs incurred are deferred and amortized to expense on a straight-line basis over the period through the date of the next scheduled drydocking for those vessels. In the six months ended June 30, 2019, four of our vessels completed drydocking and we incurred $4.5 million in drydocking related costs. In the six months ended June 30, 2018, six vessels were drydocked and two vessels were still in drydock and we incurred expenditures of $4.6 million in drydocking related costs.

The following table represents certain information about the estimated costs for anticipated vessel drydockings, Ballast water treatment systems ("BWTS"), and Scrubber installations in the next four quarters, along with the anticipated off-hire days:

Projected Costs(2) (in millions)

Quarter Ending

Off-hire Days(1)

BWTS

Scrubbers

Drydocks

September 30, 2019

287

$

2.1

$

32.7

$

4.4

December 31, 2019

191

$

2.0

$

14.1

$

3.8

March 31, 2020

31

$

1.4

$

3.4

$

June 30, 2020

86

$

2.3

$

0.7

$

3.2

(1) Actual duration of off-hire days will vary based on the condition of the vessel, yard schedules and other factors.
(2) Actual costs will vary based on various factors, including where the drydockings are actually performed.

SUMMARY CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL AND OTHER DATA

The following table summarizes the Company’s selected condensed consolidated financial and other data for the periods indicated below.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

Three Months Ended

Six Months Ended

June 30, 2019

June 30, 2018

June 30, 2019

June 30, 2018

Revenues, net

$

69,391,315

$

74,938,700

$

146,780,912

$

154,309,309

Voyage expenses

20,907,155

17,204,964

46,813,295

39,719,556

Vessel expenses

19,958,408

20,577,116

40,052,114

41,655,773

Charter hire expenses

11,179,480

10,108,258

22,671,386

20,376,322

Depreciation and amortization

9,761,322

9,272,460

19,168,430

18,548,875

General and administrative expenses

8,040,811

8,895,505

16,450,730

18,809,469

Gain on sale of vessels

(966,802

)

(105,073

)

(5,073,349

)

(105,073

)

Total operating expenses

68,880,374

65,953,230

140,082,606

139,004,922

Operating income

510,941

8,985,470

6,698,306

15,304,387

Interest expense

6,733,156

6,387,011

13,495,159

12,648,080

Interest income

(393,164

)

(111,952

)

(827,482

)

(207,228

)

Loss on debt extinguishment

2,268,452

Other expense/(income)

163,105

(740,356

)

(2,275,150

)

(639,977

)

Total other expense, net

6,503,097

5,534,703

12,660,979

11,800,875

Net (loss)/income

$

(5,992,156

)

$

3,450,767

$

(5,962,673

)

$

3,503,512

Weighted average shares outstanding:

Basic

71,348,524

70,515,320

71,316,093

70,484,240

Diluted

71,348,524

72,086,980

71,316,093

71,560,775

Per share amounts:

Basic net (loss)/income

$

(0.08

)

$

0.05

$

(0.08

)

$

0.05

Diluted net (loss)/income

$

(0.08

)

$

0.05

$

(0.08

)

$

0.05

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

June 30, 2019

December 31, 2018

ASSETS:

Current assets:

Cash and cash equivalents

$

38,598,904

$

67,209,753

Accounts receivable, net of a reserve of $1,754,604 and $2,073,616, respectively

17,736,491

19,785,582

Prepaid expenses

3,978,119

4,635,879

Inventories

12,994,459

16,137,785

Vessels held for sale

8,458,444

Other current assets

2,435,994

2,246,740

Total current assets

75,743,967

118,474,183

Noncurrent assets:

Vessels and vessel improvements, at cost, net of accumulated depreciation of $135,392,581 and $124,907,998, respectively

678,421,137

682,944,936

Advance for vessel purchase

2,040,000

Operating lease right-of-use assets (1)

22,462,057

Other fixed assets, net of accumulated depreciation of $655,102 and $547,452, respectively

768,078

692,803

Restricted cash

26,863,979

10,953,885

Deferred drydock costs, net

13,591,833

12,186,356

Deferred financing costs - Super Senior Facility

194,864

285,342

Other assets

45,712,265

18,631,655

Total noncurrent assets

788,014,213

727,734,977

Total assets

$

863,758,180

$

846,209,160

LIABILITIES & STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY

Current liabilities:

Accounts payable

$

6,196,328

$

14,161,169

Accrued interest

2,759,451

1,735,631

Other accrued liabilities

20,502,093

10,064,017

Fair value of derivatives

65,850

929,313

Current portion of operating lease liabilities (1)

13,994,770

Unearned charter hire revenue

2,430,654

6,926,839

Current portion of long-term debt

29,679,587

29,176,230

Total current liabilities

75,628,733

62,993,199

Noncurrent liabilities:

Norwegian Bond Debt, net of debt discount and debt issuance costs

179,151,901

182,469,155

New First Lien Facility, net of debt discount and debt issuance costs

48,189,307

Original Ultraco Debt Facility, net of debt discount and debt issuance costs

70,924,885

New Ultraco Debt Facility, net of debt issuance costs

123,589,834

Operating lease liabilities (1)

9,949,554

Other liabilities

208,651

Fair value below contract value of time charters acquired

1,818,114

Total noncurrent liabilities

312,691,289

303,610,112

Total liabilities

388,320,022

366,603,311

Commitments and contingencies

Stockholders' equity:

Preferred stock, $.01 par value, 25,000,000 shares authorized, none issued as of June 30, 2019 and December 31, 2018

Common stock, $.01 par value, 700,000,000 shares authorized, 71,348,524 and 71,055,400 shares issued and outstanding as of June 30, 2019 and December 31, 2018, respectively

713,485

710,555

Additional paid-in capital

896,064,585

894,272,533

Accumulated deficit

(421,339,912

)

(415,377,239

)

Total stockholders' equity

475,438,158

479,605,849

Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$

863,758,180

$

846,209,160

(1) We adopted the Financial Accounting Standards Board's ("FASB") Accounting Standards Update ("ASU") 2016-02, Leases (Topic 842) as of January 1, 2019 and recognized operating right-of-use assets related to time charter in contracts over 12 months and the office leases the Company is currently leasing in Stamford, Connecticut and Singapore. The Company recognized operating right-of-use assets of $28.7 million and operating liabilities of $30.5 million as of January 1, 2019, and operating right of use assets of $22.5 million and operating liabilities of $23.9 million as of June 30, 2019.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

Six Months Ended

June 30, 2019

June 30, 2018

Cash flows from operating activities:

Net (loss)/income

$

(5,962,673

)

$

3,503,512

Adjustments to reconcile net (loss)/income to net cash provided by operating activities:

Depreciation

16,434,358

16,049,334

Amortization of operating lease right-of-use asset

6,242,947

Amortization of deferred drydocking costs

2,734,071

2,499,541

Amortization of debt discount and debt issuance costs

1,128,929

970,352

Amortization of fair value below contract value of time charter acquired

(340,950

)

Loss on debt extinguishment

2,268,452

Gain on sale of vessels, net

(5,073,349

)

(105,073

)

Net unrealized (gain)/loss on fair value of derivatives

(1,951,420

)

(234,988

)

Stock-based compensation expense

2,672,679

5,920,510

Drydocking expenditures

(4,506,257

)

(4,632,000

)

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:

Accounts payable

(4,411,836

)

652,934

Accounts receivable

747,545

2,968,581

Accrued interest

1,023,820

(57,037

)

Inventories

3,143,326

2,201,681

Operating lease liabilities short and long-term

(6,616,844

)

Other current and non-current assets

885,451

(333,715

)

Other accrued liabilities and other liabilities

3,540,177

(3,332,732

)

Prepaid expenses

657,760

213,117

Unearned revenue

(4,496,185

)

(2,360,838

)

Net cash provided by operating activities

8,460,951

23,582,229

Cash flows from investing activities:

Purchase of vessel and vessel improvements

(18,477,740

)

Proceeds from redemption of short-term investment

4,500,000

Proceeds from sale of vessels

22,631,367

9,719,013

Proceeds from hull and machinery insurance claims

1,301,546

1,205,268

Purchase of other fixed assets

(200,959

)

(50,933

)

Purchase of scrubbers

(23,893,065

)

(20,301,806

)

Net cash used in investing activities

(18,638,851

)

(4,928,458

)

Cash flows from financing activities:

Repayment of revolver loan under New First Lien Facility

(5,000,000

)

(5,000,000

)

Proceeds from the revolver loan under New First Lien Facility

5,000,000

Proceeds from Original Ultraco Debt Facility

8,600,000

Repayment of Original Ultraco Debt Facility

(82,600,000

)

Repayment of Norwegian Bond Debt

(4,000,000

)

Repayment of term loan under New Ultraco Debt Facility

(5,048,671

)

Proceeds from New Ultraco Debt Facility

153,440,000

Repayment of New First Lien Facility - term loan

(60,000,000

)

Debt issuance costs paid to lenders on New Ultraco Debt Facility

(3,156,250

)

Cash used to settle net share equity awards

(877,697

)

(255,114

)

Cash received from exercise of stock options

4,865

Other financing costs

(280,237

)

(1,373,449

)

Net cash (used)/provided by financing activities

(2,522,855

)

1,976,302

Net (decrease)/increase in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash

(12,700,755

)

20,630,073

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at beginning of period

78,163,638

56,325,961

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at end of period

$

65,462,883

$

76,956,034

SUPPLEMENTAL CASH FLOW INFORMATION

Cash paid during the period for interest

$

11,028,514

$

11,734,765

Accruals for Scrubbers and ballast water treatment systems included in Accounts payable and Other accrued liabilities

$

8,976,160

$

Reconciliation of Net income/(loss) to EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA

In addition to the Company’s financial results reported in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“GAAP”) included in this press release, the Company has provided certain financial measures that are not calculated according to GAAP, including EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA. We define EBITDA as net income under GAAP adjusted for interest, income taxes, depreciation and amortization.

Adjusted EBITDA is a non-GAAP financial measure that is used as a supplemental financial measure by our management and by external users of our financial statements, such as investors, commercial banks and others, to assess our operating performance as compared to that of other companies in our industry, without regard to financing methods, capital structure or historical costs basis. Our Adjusted EBITDA should not be considered an alternative to net income/(loss), operating income/(loss), cash flows provided by/(used in) operating activities or any other measure of financial performance or liquidity presented in accordance with U.S. GAAP. Our Adjusted EBITDA may not be comparable to similarly titled measures of another company because all companies may not calculate Adjusted EBITDA in the same manner. Adjusted EBITDA represents EBITDA adjusted to exclude the items which represent certain non-cash, one-time and other items such as vessel impairment, gain /(loss) on sale of vessels, restructuring expenses, loss on debt extinguishment and stock-based compensation expenses that the Company believes are not indicative of the ongoing performance of its core operations. The following table presents a reconciliation of our net income to EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA.

Three Months Ended

Six Months Ended

June 30, 2019

June 30, 2018

June 30, 2019

June 30, 2018

Net income/(loss)

$

(5,992,156

)

$

3,450,767

$

(5,962,673

)

$

3,503,512

Adjustments to reconcile net income/(loss) to EBITDA:

Interest expense

6,733,156

6,387,011

13,495,159

12,648,080

Interest income

(393,164

)

(111,952

)

(827,482

)

(207,228

)

Income taxes

EBIT

347,836

9,725,826

6,705,004

15,944,364

Depreciation and amortization

9,761,321

9,272,460

19,168,430

18,548,875

EBITDA

10,109,157

18,998,286

25,873,434

34,493,239

Non-cash, one-time and other adjustments to EBITDA(1)

260,408

2,134,051

(132,218

)

5,474,487

Adjusted EBITDA

$

10,369,565

$

21,132,337

$

25,741,216

$

39,967,726

(1) One-time and other adjustments to EBITDA for the three and six months ended June 30, 2019 includes stock-based compensation, (gain)/loss on sale of vessels and loss on debt extinguishment. One-time and other adjustments to EBITDA for the three and six months ended June 30, 2018 includes stock-based compensation, (gain)/loss on sale of vessels, and amortization of fair value below contract value of time charter acquired.

Reconciliation of net revenues to TCE

Time charter equivalent ("TCE") is a non-GAAP financial measure that is commonly used in the shipping industry primarily to compare daily earnings generated by vessels on time charters with daily earnings generated by vessels on voyage charters, because charter hire rates for vessels on voyage charters are generally not expressed in per-day amounts while charter hire rates for vessels on time charters generally are expressed in such amounts. The Company defines TCE as shipping revenues less voyage expenses and charter hire expenses, adjusted for the impact of one legacy time charter and realized gains/(losses) on FFAs and bunker swaps, divided by the number of owned available days. TCE provides additional meaningful information in conjunction with shipping revenues, the most directly comparable GAAP measure, because it assists Company management in making decisions regarding the deployment and use of its vessels and in evaluating their financial performance. The Company's calculation of TCE may not be comparable to that reported by other companies. The Company calculates relative performance by comparing TCE against the Baltic Supramax Index ("BSI") adjusted for commissions and fleet makeup. Owned available days is the number of our ownership days less the aggregate number of days that our vessels are off-hire due to vessel familiarization upon acquisition, repairs, vessel upgrades or special surveys. The shipping industry uses available days to measure the number of days in a period during which vessels should be capable of generating revenues.

The following table presents the reconciliation of revenues, net to TCE:

Three Months Ended

Six Months Ended

June 30, 2019

June 30, 2018

June 30, 2019

June 30, 2018

Revenues, net

$

69,391,315

$

74,938,700

$

146,780,912

$

154,309,309

Less:

Voyage expenses

(20,907,155

)

(17,204,964

)

(46,813,295

)

(39,719,556

)

Charter hire expenses

(11,179,480

)

(10,108,258

)

(22,671,386

)

(20,376,322

)

Reversal of one legacy time charter

766,934

(404,343

)

352,794

(490,830

)

Realized gain on FFAs and bunker swaps

861,130

344,522

385,607

461,504

TCE revenue

$

38,932,744

$

47,565,657

$

78,034,632

$

94,184,105

Owned available days

4,001

4,153

8,071

8,371

TCE

$

9,731

$

11,453

$

9,669

$

11,251

Glossary of Terms:

Ownership days: We define ownership days as the aggregate number of days in a period during which each vessel in our fleet has been owned by us. Ownership days are an indicator of the size of our fleet over a period and affect both the amount of revenues and the amount of expenses that we recorded during a period.

Chartered-in under operating lease days: We define chartered-in under operating lease days as the aggregate number of days in a period during which we chartered-in vessels. Periodically, the Company charters in vessels on a single trip basis.

Available days: We define available days as the number of our ownership days and chartered-in days less the aggregate number of days that our vessels are off-hire due to vessel familiarization upon acquisition, repairs, vessel upgrades or special surveys. The shipping industry uses available days to measure the number of days in a period during which vessels should be capable of generating revenues.

Operating days: We define operating days as the number of available days in a period less the aggregate number of days that our 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 period during which vessels actually generate revenues.

Fleet utilization: We calculate fleet utilization by dividing the number of our operating days during a period by the number of our available days during the period. The shipping industry 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 other than scheduled repairs or repairs under guarantee, vessel upgrades, special surveys or vessel positioning. Our fleet continues to perform at high utilization rates.

Definitions of capitalized terms related to our Indebtedness

Norwegian Bond Debt: Norwegian Bond Debt refers to the Senior Secured Bonds issued by Eagle Bulk Shipco LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company ("Shipco"), as borrower, certain wholly-owned vessel-owning subsidiaries of Shipco, as guarantors ("Shipco Vessels"), on November 28, 2017 for $200.0 million, pursuant to those certain Bond Terms, dated as of November 22, 2017, by and between Shipco, as issuer, and Nordic Trustee AS, a company existing under the laws of Norway (the “Bond Trustee”). The bonds, currently at $192.0 million, are secured by 24 vessels.

New Ultraco Debt Facility: New Ultraco Debt Facility refers to senior secured credit facility for $208.4 million entered into by Ultraco Shipping LLC ("Ultraco"), a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company, as the borrower (the "New Ultraco Debt Facility"), with the Company and certain of its indirectly vessel-owning subsidiaries, as guarantors (the “Guarantors”), the lenders party thereto, the swap banks party thereto, ABN AMRO Capital USA LLC ("ABN AMRO"), Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank, Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB ( PUBL) and DNB Markets Inc., as mandated lead arrangers and bookrunners, and ABNAMRO, as arranger, security trustee and facility agent. The New Ultraco Debt Facility provides for an aggregate principal amount of $208.4 million, which consists of (i) a term loan facility of $153.4 million and (ii) a revolving credit facility of $55.0 million. As of June 30, 2019, the $55.0 million revolving credit facility remains undrawn and the Company repaid $5.0 million.The New Ultraco Debt Facility is secured by 21 vessels.

New First Lien Facility: New First Lien Facility refers to the credit facility for $65.0 million (term loan and revolver) entered into by and among Eagle Shipping LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company ("Eagle Shipping"), as borrower, certain wholly-owned vessel-owning subsidiaries of Eagle Shipping, as guarantors, the lenders thereunder, the swap banks party thereto, ABN AMRO Capital USA LLC, as facility agent and security trustee for the Lenders, ABN AMRO Capital USA LLC, Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank and Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB (publ), as mandated lead arrangers, and ABN AMRO Capital USA LLC, as arranger and bookrunner on December 8, 2017. The outstanding debt under the New First Lien Facility was repaid in full in the first quarter of 2019 with proceeds from the New Ultraco Debt Facility.

Original Ultraco Debt Facility: Original Ultraco Debt Facility refers to the credit facility for $82.6 million entered into by and among Eagle Bulk Ultraco LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company ("Ultraco"), as borrower, certain wholly-owned vessel-owning subsidiaries of Ultraco, as guarantors, the lenders thereunder, the swap banks party thereto, ABN AMRO Capital USA LLC (“ ABN AMRO”), as facility agent and security trustee for the Ultraco Lenders, ABN AMRO, DVB Bank SE and Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB (publ), as mandated lead arrangers, and ABN AMRO, as arranger and bookrunner on June 28, 2017. The proceeds were used to finance the acquisition of nine Ultramax vessels during 2017 and two Ultramax vessels during 2018. The Original Ultraco Debt Facility was repaid in full in the first quarter of 2019 with proceeds from the New Ultraco Debt Facility.

Conference Call Information

As previously announced, members of Eagle Bulk's senior management team will host a teleconference and webcast at 8:00 a.m. ET on Tuesday, July 30, 2019, to discuss the second quarter results.

To participate in the teleconference, investors and analysts are invited to call 1 844-282-4411 in the U.S., or 1 512-900-2336 outside of the U.S., and reference participant code 6173884. A simultaneous webcast of the call, including a slide presentation for interested investors and others, may be accessed by visiting http://www.eagleships.com.

A replay will be available following the call from 11:00 AM ET on July 30, 2019 until 11:00 AM ET on August 8, 2019. To access the replay, call +1 855-859-2056 in the U.S., or +1 404-537-3406 outside of the U.S., and reference passcode 6173884.

About Eagle Bulk Shipping Inc.

Eagle Bulk Shipping Inc. (“Eagle” or the “Company”) is a US-based fully integrated shipowner-operator providing global transportation solutions to a diverse group of customers including miners, producers, traders, and end users. Headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut, with offices in Singapore and Hamburg, Eagle focuses exclusively on the versatile mid-size drybulk vessel segment and owns one of the largest fleets of Supramax/Ultramax vessels in the world. The Company performs all management services in-house (including: strategic, commercial, operational, technical, and administrative) and employs an active management approach to fleet trading with the objective of optimizing revenue performance and maximizing earnings on a risk-managed basis. For further information, please visit our website: www.eagleships.com.

Website Information

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Disclaimer: Forward-Looking Statements

Matters discussed in this release may constitute forward-looking statements that may be deemed to be “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Forward-looking statements reflect current views with respect to future events and financial performance and may include statements concerning plans, objectives, goals, strategies, future events or performance, and underlying assumptions and other statements, which are other than statements of historical facts. These statements may include words such as “believe,” “estimate,” “project,” “intend,” “expect,” “plan,” “anticipate,” and similar expressions in connection with any discussion of the timing or nature of future operating or financial performance or other events.

The forward-looking statements in this release are based upon various assumptions, many of which are based, in turn, upon further assumptions, including without limitation, examination of historical operating trends, data contained in our records and other data available from third parties. Although Eagle Bulk Shipping Inc. believes that these assumptions were reasonable when made, because these assumptions are inherently subject to significant uncertainties and contingencies which are difficult or impossible to predict and are beyond our control, Eagle Bulk Shipping Inc. cannot assure you that it will achieve or accomplish these expectations, beliefs or projections.

Important factors that, in our view, could cause actual results to differ materially from those discussed in the forward-looking statements include the strength of world economies and currencies, general market conditions, including changes in charter hire rates and vessel values, changes in demand that may affect attitudes of time charterers to scheduled and unscheduled drydocking, changes in vessel operating expenses, including drydocking and insurance costs, or actions taken by regulatory authorities, ability of our counterparties to perform their obligations under sales agreements, charter contracts, and other agreements on a timely basis, potential liability from future litigation, domestic and international political conditions, potential disruption of shipping routes due to accidents and political events or acts by terrorists.

Risks and uncertainties are further described in reports filed by Eagle Bulk Shipping Inc. with the SEC.

CONTACT

Company Contact:
Frank De Costanzo
Chief Financial Officer
Eagle Bulk Shipping Inc.
Tel. +1 203-276-8100
Email: investor@eagleships.com

Media:
Rose and Company
Tel. +1 212-359-2228
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