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Global Ship Lease Reports Results for the First Quarter of 2020

Tue 12th May, 2020 1:30pm
Global Ship Lease Reports Results for the First Quarter of 2020

LONDON, May 12, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Global Ship Lease, Inc. (NYSE:GSL) (the “Company” or “Global Ship Lease”), a containership charter owner, announced today its unaudited results for the three months ended March 31, 2020.

First Quarter 2020

- Reported operating revenues(1) of $70.9 million for the first quarter 2020.

- Reported net income(2) of $0.6 million for the first quarter 2020 after a non-cash impairment charge of $7.6 million and $2.3 million premium paid following the redemption of $46.0 million of our 9.875% Senior Secured Notes due 2022 (“2022 Notes); resulting in a normalized net income(3) of $10.5 million.

- Generated $39.6 million of Adjusted EBITDA(3) for the first quarter 2020. 

- On February 13, 2020, our credit facility that matured on December 31, 2020 was fully refinanced through the utilization of the $38.0 million second tranche of our $268.0 million New Senior Loan, secured by Mary, and an additional facility of $9.0 million which we entered with an international bank, secured by Maira, Nikolas and Newyorker.

- On February 10, 2020, we redeemed $46.0 million principal amount of our 2022 Notes. During March 2020, we purchased $9.1 million of these notes in the open market at an average price of $0.9814.

- Between January 1, 2020 and March 31, 2020, a further $18.9 million net proceeds was raised under our ATM program for our 8.00% Senior Unsecured Notes due 2024 (“2024 Notes”) and a further $4.0 million net proceeds under our ATM program for our 8.75% Series B Preferred Shares (“Series B Preferred Shares”).

- Since January 1, 2020, up to May 11, 2020, we have agreed short charter extensions for nine of our smaller ships: Manet, Maira, Nikolas, Newyorker, Athena, GSL Valerie, Matisse, Utrillo and GSL Keta. The extensions are all at rates of between $8,000 and $9,000 per day and range in duration from a few months to a year. We have also agreed to extend the charter of one of our Post-Panamax ships (New Purchase One) for 70 – 90 days, from early April, at a charter rate expected to generate Adjusted EBITDA of around $1.2 million for the median extension period. 

George Youroukos, Executive Chairman of Global Ship Lease, stated, “Our extensive contract cover and high-quality fleet have largely insulated us from the coronavirus-related disruptions that have expanded to affect the global economy. During the first quarter, we generated strong, consistent earnings and took delivery of two new ships.  Our total contracted revenue is now around $696.0 million over a TEU-weighted average remaining duration of 2.3 years, with many of our charters extending for multiple years. The flexibility of our mid-sized and smaller containership fleet, as well as our low slot costs and high reefer capacity, enable us to support our liner partners with reliable, cost-efficient ships at a time when the industry is under pressure. We maintain close relationships with our customers, for whom we provide a vital service, and will continue to focus on providing them uninterrupted, best-in-class operations.”

“As the spread of COVID-19 has had an increasing impact on global supply chains, the containership industry is taking active measures to maintain market discipline and adapt to changing market conditions. During this time, Global Ship Lease’s highest priority remains the health and safety of our seafarers and staff on shore. While the full extent of the economic impact of the pandemic and the shape of the subsequent recovery remain to be seen, our strong contract cover, consistent operational excellence, and close relationships with our customers position us well to weather the current storm. Once the global economy turns the corner, we expect that the contraction in vessel supply of mid-sized and smaller vessels in recent years and the negligible order book moving forward will position Global Ship Lease to benefit in the medium and long term.”

Ian Webber, Chief Executive Officer of Global Ship Lease, commented, “We have always prioritized resilience and have focused on maintaining a strong balance sheet while building contract cover with market-leading charterers.  As a result of pro-actively refinancing our nearer term debt maturities over the last few months, we now have negligible debt maturities through 2020 and none in 2021.  Further, during the first quarter 2020, we took steps to reduce our cost of capital by opportunistically retiring $46.0 million of high-cost debt. We also put additional charters in place to further improve cash flow visibility over the coming months. We are minimizing discretionary spend without compromising safety or our ability to consistently service our charterers at a high level, and are likely to dispose of our two oldest vessels rather than invest in their upcoming drydocks. Our strong balance sheet and maturity profile, with extensive cash on hand, five unencumbered vessels, and only approximately $5.0 million of debt maturing between now and late 2022, ensures that we are well suited to endure a volatile global trade environment.”

SELECTED FINANCIAL DATA – UNAUDITED (thousands of U.S. dollars)

 ThreeThree
 months endedmonths ended
 March 31, 2020March 31, 2019
   
Operating Revenues (1) 70,94764,514
Operating Income20,39628,796
Net Income (2)6219,623
Adjusted EBITDA(3)39,55040,098
Normalized Net Income(3)10,4779,623
   

The results for the three months ended March 31, 2020 and 2019 include the results of the Poseidon Containers containerships acquired on November 15, 2018 (the “Poseidon Containers Fleet”).

(1) Operating Revenues are net of address commissions. Brokerage commissions are included in Time charter and voyage expenses.

(2) Net Income available to common shareholders.

(3) Adjusted EBITDA and Normalized Net Income are non-US Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (US GAAP) financial measures, as explained further in this press release, and are considered by Global Ship Lease to be a useful measure of its performance. For reconciliations of these non-GAAP financial measure to net income, the most directly comparable US GAAP financial measure, please see “Reconciliation of Non-U.S. GAAP Financial Measures” below.

Operating Revenues and Utilization

The fleet generated operating revenues from fixed-rate time charters of $70.9 million in the three months ended March 31, 2020, an increase of $6.4 million compared to $64.5 million for the first quarter of 2019, with the increase principally due to the addition of five vessels between April 1, 2019 and December 31, 2019 and two vessels during first quarter 2020. There were 4,016 ownership days in the quarter, an increase of 17% compared to 3,420 days in the first quarter of 2019, which was primarily due to the addition of the seven vessels noted above. In the first quarter of 2020, the time taken for scheduled drydockings and scrubber installations was adversely affected by congestion and slow down in workings or shutdowns in yards due to COVID-19 resulting in 224 days for planned offhire days. There were a further 39 days of unplanned offhire and 56 idle days, giving an overall utilization of 92.1%. There were five days of unplanned offhire in the first quarter of 2019, giving an overall utilization of 99.8%.

The table below shows our fleet utilization for the three months ended March 31, 2020 and 2019 and for the years ended December 31, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016 and 2015.

        
 Three months ended Year ended
 Mar 31,Mar 31,Dec 31,Dec 31,Dec 31,Dec 31,Dec 31,
Days2020201920192018201720162015
        
Ownership days4,0163,42014,3267,6756,5706,5886,893
Planned offhire - scheduled drydockings(224)0(537)(34)(62)(100)(9)
Unplanned offhire(39)(5)(105)(17)(40)(3)(7)
Idle time(56)0(164)(47)00(13)
Operating days3,6973,41513,5207,5776,4686,4856,864
        
Utilization92.1%99.8%94.4%98.7%98.4%98.4%99.6%

There were three regulatory drydockings in first quarter 2020 and two scrubber installations in progress and none in first quarter 2019. A further seven regulatory drydockings are due in 2020.

Vessel Operating Expenses

Vessel operating expenses, which include costs of crew, lubricating oil, repairs, maintenance, insurance and technical management fees, were $25.5 million for the three months ended March 31, 2020, compared to $21.0 million in the prior year period. The increase was mainly due to 596 additional ownership days (up 17%) as a result of the acquisition of the seven vessels noted above all of which are post-panamax with higher daily operating expenses. The average cost per ownership day in the quarter was $6,352, compared to $6,127 for the prior year period, up $225 per day.

Time Charter and Voyage Expenses

Time charter and voyage expenses comprise mainly commission paid to ship brokers, the cost of bunker fuel for owner’s account when a vessel is off-hire or idle and miscellaneous costs associated with a vessel’s voyage. Time charter and voyage expenses were $3.5 million for the three months ended March 31, 2020, compared to $1.6 million in the prior year period. The increase was mainly due to the addition of the seven vessels noted above and the re-chartering of a number of legacy vessels that did not previously incur brokerage commission.

Depreciation and amortization

Depreciation and amortization for the three months ended March 31, 2020 was $11.5 million, compared to $10.8 million in the prior year period; the increase was mainly due to the addition of the seven vessels noted above.

Vessel impairment losses

We approved a plan for the vessels Utrillo and GSL Matisse to be sold.  As of March 31, 2020, the vessels were not immediately available for sale and did not qualify as assets held for sale as of March 31, 2020. As of March 31, 2020, we had a current expectation that the vessels would be sold before the end of its previously estimated useful life, and as a result performed an impairment test of the specific asset group. An impairment loss of $7.6 million has been recognized for the three months ended March 31, 2020. No impairment charges were recognized in the prior year period.

General and Administrative Expenses

General and administrative expenses were $2.4 million in the three months ended March 31, 2020, compared to $2.5 million in the prior year period.

Adjusted EBITDA

As a result of the above, Adjusted EBITDA was $39.6 million for the three months ended March 31, 2020, a slight decrease from $40.1 million for the prior year period.

Interest and other finance expenses (including premium on 2022 Notes)

Debt at March 31, 2020 totaled $866.1 million, comprising $267.6 million of indebtedness on our 2022 Notes, $12.1 million of indebtedness under a secured term loan, both collateralized by 18 legacy vessels, $59.0 million of indebtedness on our 2024 Notes, and $527.5 million other debt collateralized by our other vessels.  Five vessels are unencumbered.

Debt at March 31, 2019 totaled $882.9 million, comprising $340.0 million of indebtedness on our 2022 Notes, $34.8 million of indebtedness under the secured term loan, and $508.1 million other debt collateralized by our other vessels.

Interest and other finance expenses for the three months ended March 31, 2020, were $19.6 million, an increase of $0.2 million, or 1%, on the interest and other finance expenses for the prior year period of $19.4 million. The increase is mainly due to $2.3 million premium paid on the optional redemption of the $46.0 million principal amount of our 2022 Notes in March 2020, offset by a reduction in interest cost.

Interest income for the three months ended March 31, 2020 was $0.6 million, an increase of $0.2 million on $0.4 million for the prior year period. The increase was mainly due to higher average cash balances and increased interest rates.

Other income, net

Other income, net is mainly comprised of gains in bunkers following deliveries and redeliveries of vessels from charterers and passenger income. Other income, net was $21,000 in the three months ended March 31, 2020, compared to $0.5 million in the prior year period.

Taxation

Taxation for the three months ended March 31, 2020 was $nil compared to $16,000 in the prior year period.

Earnings Allocated to Preferred Shares

The Series B Preferred Shares carry a coupon of 8.75%, the cost of which for the three months ended March 31, 2020 was $0.9 million, compared to $0.8 million in the prior year period, with the increase being due to the issuance of additional Series B Preferred Shares under our ATM program.

Net Income Available to Common Shareholders

Net income for the three months ended March 31, 2020 was $0.6 million, compared to $9.6 million in the prior year period.

Fleet

The following table provides information about our fleet of 45 ships. One ship was delivered in January 2020 and one in February 2020. The table includes charters agreed up to May 11, 2020.

Vessel NameCapacity
in TEUs
Lightweight
(tons)
Year
Built
ChartererEarliest Charter
Expiry Date
Latest Charter
Expiry Date
Daily Charter
Rate $
        
CMA CGM Thalassa11,04038,5772008CMA CGM4Q251Q2647,200
UASC Al Khor(1)9,11531,7642015Hapag-Lloyd1Q222Q2234,000
Anthea Y(1)9,11531,8902015COSCO2Q202Q2039,200
Maira XL(1)9,11531,8202015COSCO3Q203Q2039,200
MSC Tianjin (2)8,60334,3252005MSC2Q243Q24Confidential
MSC Qingdao (2)8,60334,3052004MSC2Q243Q24Confidential
GSL Ningbo8,60334,3402004Maersk3Q204Q2018,000
GSL Eleni7,84729,2612004Maersk3Q244Q24(3)Confidential
GSL Kalliopi7,84729,1052004Maersk4Q224Q24(3)Confidential
GSL Grania7,84729,1902004Maersk3Q224Q24(3)Confidential
Mary(1)6,92723,4242013CMA CGM3Q234Q2325,910
Kristina(1)6,92723,4212013CMA CGM2Q243Q2425,910
Katherine (1)6,92723,4032013CMA CGM1Q242Q2425,910
Alexandra (1)6,92723,3482013CMA CGM1Q242Q2425,910
Alexis (1)6,88223,9192015CMA CGM1Q242Q2425,910
Olivia I (1)6,88223,8642015CMA CGM1Q242Q2425,910
CMA CGM Berlioz6,62126,7762001CMA CGM2Q214Q2134,000
Agios Dimitrios6,57224,7462011MSC4Q231Q2420,000
New Purchase One6,42227,9542002Confidential2Q203Q20Confidential (4)
New Purchase Two6,42228,0702002Confidential2Q204Q20Confidential (4)
GSL Vinia6,08023,7372004Confidential2Q241Q25Confidential (5)
GSL Christel Elisabeth6,08023,7452004Confidential2Q241Q25Confidential (5)
Tasman5,93625,0102000Maersk2Q223Q23(6)12,500(6)
Dimitris Y5,93625,0102000ZIM2Q213Q2114,500
Ian H5,93625,1282000ZIM1Q212Q2114,500
Dolphin II5,09520,5962007Feedertech3Q204Q2012,500
Orca I5,09520,6332006Maersk2Q20(7)2Q21(7)9,000(7)
CMA CGM Alcazar5,08920,0872007CMA CGM4Q202Q2133,750
CMA CGM Château d’If5,08919,9942007CMA CGM4Q202Q2133,750
CMA CGM Jamaica4,29817,2722006CMA CGM3Q221Q2325,350
CMA CGM Sambhar4,04517,4292006CMA CGM3Q221Q2325,350
CMA CGM America4,04517,4282006CMA CGM3Q221Q2325,350
GSL Valerie2,82411,9712005MSC3Q203Q209,000
Athena2,76213,5382003MSC1Q211Q219,000
Maira2,50611,4532000MSC3Q203Q208,250 (8)
Nikolas2,50611,3702000MSC3Q203Q209,000
Newyorker2,50611,4632001MSC4Q201Q219,000
La Tour2,27211,7422001MSC4Q204Q208,800
Manet2,27211,7272001COSCO2Q202Q209,900
GSL Matisse2,26211,6761999Confidential2Q202Q20Confidential (9)
Utrillo2,26211,6761999CMA CGM1Q201Q208,500 (10)
GSL Keta2,20711,7312003OOCL3Q203Q209,400 (11)
Julie2,20711,7312002CMA CGM2Q202Q208,500
Kumasi2,20711,7912002CMA CGM4Q201Q219,800
Marie Delmas2,20711,7312002CMA CGM4Q201Q219,800


(1) Modern design, high reefer capacity fuel efficient vessel
 
(2) Five-year charters which commenced 2Q2019. Approximately $44 million of Adjusted EBITDA, aggregate across the two ships, is expected to be generated for the median period remaining on the charters, from March 31, 2020.
 
(3) GSL Eleni delivered 3Q2019 and is chartered for five years; GSL Kalliopi (delivered 4Q2019) and GSL Grania (delivered 3Q2019) are chartered for three years plus two successive periods of one year at the option of the charterer. Approximately $29 million of Adjusted EBITDA, aggregate across the three ships, is expected to be generated for the median firm period remaining on the charters, from March 31, 2020. This increases by approximately $16 million if all options are exercised by the Charterer. 
 
(4) New Purchase One was delivered in late January 2020 and New Purchase Two was delivered in February 2020. The initial charter of New Purchase One was extended by 70 - 90 days and, if not extended further, will now expire in 2Q2020 or 3Q2020. Approximately $1.2 million of Adjusted EBITDA is expected to be generated during the median extension period.
 
(5) GSL Vinia and GSL Christel Elisabeth delivered in December 2019, and are contracted on 52 – 60 months charters. Approximately $20 million of Adjusted EBITDA, aggregate across the two ships, is expected to be generated for the median period remaining on the charters, from March 31, 2020.
 
(6) 12-month extension at charterer’s option callable in 2Q2022, at an increased rate of $20,000 per day.
 
(7) 12-24 month charter (which commenced in June 2019), at charterer’s option. Rate increases to $10,000 per day from September 1, 2020
 
(8) Rate increases to $9,000 per day from April 1, 2020;
 
(9) A new short-term charter, on confidential terms, commenced on April 4, 2020, and concluded on April 25, 2020;
 
(10) Charter with CMA CGM expired February 16, 2020; a new short-term charter, to a different counterparty and on confidential terms, commenced February 29, 2020 and concluded March 27, 2020.
 
(11) Charter extended from April 9, 2020, at a rate of $8,000 per day
 


Conference Call and Webcast

Global Ship Lease will hold a conference call to discuss the Company's results for the three months ended March 31, 2020 today, Tuesday May 12, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. Eastern Time. There are two ways to access the conference call:

    (1) Dial-in: (877) 445-2556 or (908) 982-4670; Passcode: 9988266
        Please dial in at least 10 minutes prior to 10:30 a.m. Eastern Time to ensure a prompt start to the call.

    (2) Live Internet webcast and slide presentation: http://www.globalshiplease.com

If you are unable to participate at this time, a replay of the call will be available through Saturday, May 28, 2020 at (855) 859-2056 or (404) 537-3406. Enter the code 9988266 to access the audio replay. The webcast will also be archived on the Company’s website: http://www.globalshiplease.com.

Annual Report on Form 20-F

The Company’s Annual Report for 2019 is on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission. A copy of the report can be found under the Investor Relations section (Annual Reports) of the Company’s website at http://www.globalshiplease.com   Shareholders may request a hard copy of the audited financial statements free of charge by contacting the Company at info@globalshiplease.com or by writing to Global Ship Lease, Inc, care of Global Ship Lease Services Limited, 25 Wilton Road, London SW1V ILW or by telephoning +44 (0) 203 998 0063.

About Global Ship Lease

Global Ship Lease is a leading independent owner of containerships with a diversified fleet of mid-sized and smaller containerships. Incorporated in the Marshall Islands, Global Ship Lease commenced operations in December 2007 with a business of owning and chartering out containerships under fixed-rate charters to top tier container liner companies. On November 15, 2018, it completed a strategic combination with Poseidon Containers.

Global Ship Lease owns 45 ships, ranging from 2,207 to 11,040 TEU, of which nine are fuel-efficient new-design wide-beam, with a total capacity of 248,968 TEU and an average age, weighted by TEU capacity, of 13.1 years as at March 31, 2020.

Adjusted to include all charters agreed up to May 11, 2020, the average remaining term of the Company’s charters at March 31, 2020, to the mid-point of redelivery, including options under the Company’s control, was 2.3 years on a TEU-weighted basis. Contracted revenue on the same basis was $696.0 million. Contracted revenue was $777.0 million, including options under charterers’ control and with latest redelivery date, representing a weighted average remaining term of 2.6 years.

Reconciliation of Non-U.S. GAAP Financial Measure

A.    Adjusted EBITDA

Adjusted EBITDA represents net income before interest income and expense, earnings allocated to preferred shares, income taxes, depreciation and amortization of drydocking costs and impairment losses.  Adjusted EBITDA is a non-US GAAP quantitative measure used to assist in the assessment of the Company's ability to generate cash from its operations.  We believe that the presentation of Adjusted EBITDA is useful to investors because it is frequently used by securities analysts, investors and other interested parties in the evaluation of companies in our industry. Adjusted EBITDA is not defined in US GAAP and should not be considered to be an alternate to Net income or any other financial metric required by such accounting principles. Our use of Adjusted EBITDA may vary from the use of similarly titled measures by others in our industry.

ADJUSTED EBITDA - UNAUDITED

 

(thousands of U.S. dollars)

  ThreeThree
  monthsmonths
  endedended
  Mar 31,Mar 31,
  20202019
    
Net income available to common shareholders621 9,623 
    
Adjust:Depreciation and amortization11,548 10,758 
 Vessel impairment losses7,585 - 
 Interest income(638)(417)
 Interest expense19,555 19,352 
 Income taxes- 16 
 Earnings allocated to preferred shares879 766 
    
Adjusted EBITDA39,550 40,098 

B.    Normalized net income

Normalized net income represents net income adjusted for impairment charges and the premium paid on redemption of 2022 notes. Normalized net income is a non-GAAP quantitative measure which we believe will assist investors and analysts who often adjust reported net loss for items that do not affect operating performance or operating cash generated. Normalized net income is not defined in US GAAP and should not be considered to be an alternate to net income or any other financial metric required by such accounting principles. Our use of Normalized net income may vary from the use of similarly titled measures by others in our industry.

NORMALIZED NET INCOME – UNAUDITED

(thousands of U.S. dollars)
  
  ThreeThree
  monthsmonths
  endedended
  Mar 31,Mar 31,
  20202019
    
Net income available to common shareholders6219,623
    
Adjust:Impairment charges7,585-
 Premium paid on redemption of 2022 Notes2,271-
Normalized net income10,4779,623


Safe Harbor Statement

This communication contains forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements provide Global Ship Lease's current expectations or forecasts of future events. Forward-looking statements include statements about Global Ship Lease's expectations, beliefs, plans, objectives, intentions, assumptions and other statements that are not historical facts. Words or phrases such as "anticipate," "believe," "continue," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "may," "ongoing," "plan," "potential," "predict," "project," "will" or similar words or phrases, or the negatives of those words or phrases, may identify forward-looking statements, but the absence of these words does not necessarily mean that a statement is not forward-looking. These forward-looking statements are based on assumptions that may be incorrect, and Global Ship Lease cannot assure you that these projections included in these forward-looking statements will come to pass. Actual results could differ materially from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements as a result of various factors.

The risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to:

  • future operating or financial results;

  • expectations regarding the future growth of the container shipping industry, including the rates of annual demand and supply growth;

  • the financial condition of our charterers, particularly CMA CGM, our principal charterer and main source of operating revenue, and their ability to pay charterhire in accordance with the charters;

  • Global Ship Lease’s financial condition and liquidity, including its level of indebtedness or ability to obtain additional financing to fund capital expenditures, vessel acquisitions and other general corporate purposes;

  • Global Ship Lease’s ability to meet its financial covenants and repay its credit facilities;

  • Global Ship Lease’s expectations relating to dividend payments and forecasts of its ability to make such payments including the availability of cash and the impact of constraints under its credit facility;

  • risks relating to the acquisition of Poseidon Containers and Global Ship Lease’s ability to realize the anticipated benefits of the acquisition;

  • future acquisitions, business strategy and expected capital spending;

  • operating expenses, availability of crew, number of off-hire days, drydocking and survey requirements and insurance costs;

  • general market conditions and shipping industry trends, including charter rates and factors affecting supply and demand;

  • assumptions regarding interest rates and inflation;

  • changes in the rate of growth of global and various regional economies;

  • risks incidental to vessel operation, including piracy, discharge of pollutants and vessel accidents and damage including total or constructive total loss;

  • estimated future capital expenditures needed to preserve its capital base;

  • Global Ship Lease’s expectations about the availability of ships to purchase, the time that it may take to construct new ships, or the useful lives of its ships;

  • Global Ship Lease’s continued ability to enter into or renew long-term, fixed-rate charters or other vessel employment arrangements;

  • the continued performance of existing long-term, fixed-rate time charters;

  • Global Ship Lease’s ability to capitalize on its management’s and board of directors’ relationships and reputations in the containership industry to its advantage;

  • changes in governmental and classification societies’ rules and regulations or actions taken by regulatory authorities;

  • expectations about the availability of insurance on commercially reasonable terms;

  • unanticipated changes in laws and regulations including taxation;

  • potential liability from future litigation.

Forward-looking statements are subject to known and unknown risks and uncertainties and are based on potentially inaccurate assumptions that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expected or implied by the forward-looking statements. Global Ship Lease's actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in forward-looking statements for many reasons specifically as described in Global Ship Lease's filings with the U.S Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). Accordingly, you should not unduly rely on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this communication. Global Ship Lease undertakes no obligation to publicly revise any forward-looking statement to reflect circumstances or events after the date of this communication or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events. You should, however, review the factors and risks Global Ship Lease describes in the reports it will file from time to time with the SEC after the date of this communication.



Global Ship Lease, Inc.

Interim Unaudited Consolidated Balance Sheets

(Expressed in thousands of U.S dollars)

   
 As of,
 March 31, 2020 December 31, 2019
ASSETS     
CURRENT ASSETS     
Cash and cash equivalents$86,961  $138,024 
Restricted cash 4,569   3,909 
Accounts receivable, net 2,252   2,350 
Inventories 5,991   5,595 
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 8,438   8,132 
Due from related parties 6,018   3,860 
Total current assets$114,229  $161,870 
NON - CURRENT ASSETS     
Vessels in operation$1,165,052  $1,155,586 
Advances for vessels acquisitions and other additions 9,620   10,791 
Intangible assets - charter agreements 486   1,467 
Deferred charges, net 17,576   16,408 
Restricted cash, net of current portion 6,204   5,703 
Total non - current assets 1,198,938   1,189,955 
TOTAL ASSETS$1,313,167  $1,351,825 
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY     
CURRENT LIABILITIES     
Accounts payable$10,672  $9,052 
Accrued liabilities 27,847   22,916 
Current portion of long - term debt 89,841   87,532 
Deferred revenue 6,678   9,987 
Due to related parties 333   109 
Total current liabilities$135,371  $129,596 
LONG-TERM LIABILITIES     
Long - term debt, net of current portion and deferred financing costs$760,412  $809,357 
Intangible liability-charter agreements 5,968   6,470 
Total non - current liabilities 766,380   815,827 
Total liabilities  901,751   945,423 
Commitments and Contingencies      
SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY     
Class A common shares - authorized
214,000,000 shares with a $0.01 par value
17,556,738 shares issued and outstanding (2019 – 17,556,738 shares)
 175   175 
Series B Preferred Shares - authorized
44,000 shares with a $0.01 par value
16,074 shares issued and outstanding (2019 – 14,428 shares)
 -   - 
Series C Preferred Shares - authorized
250,000 shares with a $0.01 par value
250,000 shares issued and outstanding (2019 - 250,000 shares)
 3   3 
Additional paid in capital 569,979   565,586 
Accumulated deficit (158,741)  (159,362)
Total shareholders' equity 411,416   406,402 
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY 1,313,167   1,351,825 
      



Global Ship Lease, Inc.

Interim Unaudited Consolidated Statements of Operations

 

(Expressed in thousands of U.S dollars except share data)

  Three months ended
March 31,
  2020   2019 
OPERATING REVENUES     
      
Time charter revenues (include related party revenues of $37,676 and $34,633 for each of the period ended March 31, 2020 and 2019, respectively) $70,947  $64,514 
      
OPERATING EXPENSES:     
Vessels operating expenses (include related party vessels operating expenses of $3,037 and $1,805 for each of the period ended March 31, 2020 and 2019, respectively) 25,512   20,955 
Time charter and voyage expenses (include related party time charter and voyage expenses of $610 and $430 for each of the period ended March 31, 2020 and 2019, respectively) 3,469   1,551 
Depreciation and amortization 11,548   10,758 
Vessel impairment losses 7,585    
General and administrative expenses 2,437   2,454 
Operating Income 20,396   28,796 
      
Interest income 638   417 
Interest and other financial expense (including premium on 2022 Notes) (19,555)  (19,352)
Other income, net 21   544 
Total non-operating expense (18,896)  (18,391)
Income before income taxes 1,500   10,405 
Income taxes    (16)
Net Income$1,500  $10,389 
Earnings allocated to Series B Preferred Shares (879)  (766)
        
Net Income available to Common Shareholders$621  $9,623 
      
Earnings per Share     
      
Weighted average number of Class A common shares outstanding     
Basic 17,556,738   9,932,664 
Diluted 17,682,453   10,022,041 
      
Net Earnings per Class A common share     
Basic$0.02  $0.42 
Diluted$0.02  $0.42 
        


Global Ship Lease, Inc.

Interim Unaudited Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(Expressed in thousands of U.S dollars)

  Three months ended March 31,
  2020   2019 
Cash flows from operating activities:     
Net income$1,500  $10,389 
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:     
Depreciation and amortization$11,548  $10,758 
Vessel Impairment losses 7,585   - 
Amortization of deferred financing costs 927   745 
Amortization of original issue discount/premium on repurchase of notes 2,139   202 
Amortization of intangible liability/asset-charter agreements 479   468 
Share based compensation 429   429 
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:     
Increase in accounts receivable and other assets$(208) $(94)
(Increase)/decrease in inventories (396)  442 
Increase in accounts payable and other liabilities 6,595   3,719 
Decrease in related parties' balances, net (1,934)  (2,038)
Decrease in deferred revenue (3,309)  (481)
Unrealized foreign exchange gain -   (5)
Net cash provided by operating activities$25,355  $24,534 
Cash flows from investing activities:     
Acquisition of vessels$(23,060) $- 
Cash paid for vessel expenditure (1,108)  (637)
Advances for vessel acquisitions and other additions (200)  - 
Cash paid for drydockings (4,072)  (50)
Net cash used in investing activities$(28,440) $(687)
Cash flows from financing activities:     
Proceeds from issuance of 2024 Notes$19,193  $- 
Repurchase of 2022 Notes, including premium (57,197)   - 
Proceeds from drawdown of credit facilities 47,000   - 
Repayment of credit facilities (13,452)  (6,226)
Repayment of refinanced debt (44,366)  - 
Deferred financing costs paid (880)   - 
Proceeds from offering of Class A common shares, net of offering costs (39)  - 
Proceeds from offering of Series B preferred shares, net of offering costs 3,803    - 
Series B Preferred Shares-dividends paid (879)  (766)
Net cash used in financing activities$(46,817) $(6,992)
Net (decrease)/increase in cash and cash equivalents and restricted cash (49,902)  16,855 
Cash and cash equivalents and restricted cash at beginning of the period 147,636   90,072 
Cash and cash equivalents and restricted cash at end of the period$97,734  $106,927 
      
Supplementary Cash Flow Information:     
Cash paid for interest 11,189   9,563 
Non-cash Investing activities:     
Unpaid drydocking expenses 2,037   - 
Unpaid vessel additions 3,436   - 
      



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