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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

FORM 6-K

REPORT OF FOREIGN PRIVATE ISSUER PURSUANT TO RULE 13a-16 OR

15d-16 UNDER THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the month of July 2021

SAFE BULKERS, INC.

(Translation of registrant’s name into English)

Apt. D11, Les Acanthes 6, Avenue des Citronniers, MC98000 Monaco

(Address of principal executive office)

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EXHIBIT INDEX


1. Press Release dated July 28, 2021: Safe Bulkers, Inc. Reports Second Quarter and Six Months 2021 Results.


SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.


Date: July 29, 2021

 

 

 

 

SAFE BULKERS, INC.

  

 

By:

/s/ Konstantinos Adamopoulos

 

Name:

Konstantinos Adamopoulos

 

Title:

Chief Financial Officer






 


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Safe Bulkers, Inc. Reports Second Quarter and Six Months 2021 Results


Monaco – July 28, 2021 -- Safe Bulkers, Inc. (the “Company”) (NYSE: SB), an international provider of marine drybulk transportation services, announced today its unaudited financial results for the three and six months periods ended June 30, 2021.

Financial highlights

 

 

 

 

 

 

In million U.S. Dollars except per share data

Q2 2021

Q1 2021

Q4 2020

Q3 2020

Q2 2020

Six Months 2021

Six Months 2020

Net Revenues

81.6

62.5 

 

52.2 

 

51.9 

 

48.3 

 

144.1 

 

94.0 

 

Net income/(loss)

32.4 

 

21.3 

 

7.6 

 

3.3 

 

(13.9)

 

53.8 

 

(23.8)

 

Adjusted Net income/(loss)1

36.3 

 

16.7 

 

7.7 

 

3.5 

 

(13.3)

 

52.9 

 

(23.5)

 

EBITDA2

50.2 

 

39.3 

 

26.2 

 

22.1 

 

5.7 

 

89.5 

 

15.4 

 

Adjusted EBITDA 2

54.1 

 

34.6 

 

26.3 

 

22.3 

 

6.3 

 

88.7 

 

15.7 

 

Earnings/(loss) per share basic and diluted3

0.27 

 

0.18 

 

0.04 

 

0.00 

 

(0.16)

 

0.45 

 

(0.29)

 

Adjusted earnings/(loss) per share basic and diluted 3

0.31 

 

0.14 

 

0.04 

 

0.00 

 

(0.16)

 

0.45 

 

(0.29)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Average Daily results in U.S. Dollars

 

 

 

 

 

 

Time charter equivalent rate4

21,098 

 

15,567 

 

12,319 

 

12,575 

 

8,094 

 

18,321 

 

8,585 

 

Daily vessel operating expenses5

4,874 

 

4,702 

 

3,978 

 

4,896 

 

4,729 

 

4,788 

 

4,750 

 

Daily vessel operating expenses excluding dry-docking and pre-delivery expenses6

4,568 

 

4,358 

 

3,955 

 

4,459 

 

4,207 

 

4,463 

 

4,246 

 

Daily general and administrative expenses7

1,488 

 

1,440 

 

1,469 

 

1,418 

 

1,374 

 

1,464 

 

1,373 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In million U.S. Dollars

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Cash8

127.4 

 

130.1 

 

124.0 

 

106.7 

 

118.8 

 

 

 

Revolving credit facilities9

67.0 

 

6.6 

 

1.0 

 

3.0 

 

1.0 

 

 

 

Financing Commitments10

54.7 

 

54.7 

 

46.2 

 

0.0 

 

0.0 

 

 

 

Total Debt11

491.4 

 

603.2 

 

607.7 

 

608.9 

 

625.4 

 

 

 


1 Adjusted Net income/(loss) is a non-GAAP measure. Adjusted Net income/(loss) represents Net income/(loss) before gain/(loss) on derivatives, early redelivery income, impairment and loss on assets, loss on inventory valuation and gain/(loss) on foreign currency. See Table 4.

2 EBITDA is a non-GAAP measure and represents Net income/(loss) plus net interest expense, tax, depreciation and amortization. See Table 4. Adjusted EBITDA is a non-GAAP measure and represents EBITDA before gain/(loss) on derivatives, early redelivery cost, loss on inventory valuation and, gain/(loss) on foreign currency. See Table 4.

3 Earnings/(loss) per share and Adjusted Earnings/(loss) per share represent Net Income and Adjusted Net income less preferred dividend and mezzanine equity measurement divided by the weighted average number of shares respectively. See Table 4.

4 Time charter equivalent rate, or TCE rate, represents charter revenues less commissions and voyage expenses divided by the number of available days. See Table 5.

5  Daily vessel operating expenses are calculated by dividing vessel operating expenses for the relevant period by ownership days for such period. See Table 5.

6 Daily vessel operating expenses excluding dry-docking and pre-delivery expenses are calculated by dividing vessel operating expenses excluding dry-docking and pre-delivery

expenses for the relevant period by ownership days for such period. See Table 5.

7  Daily general and administrative expenses are calculated by dividing general and administrative expenses for the relevant period by ownership days for such period. See Table 5.

8 Total Cash represents Cash and cash equivalents plus Time deposits and Restricted cash.

9 Undrawn borrowing capacity under revolving reducing credit facilities.

10 Secured financing commitments for loan and  sale and lease back financings.

11 Total Debt represents Long-term debt plus Current portion of long-term debt and Liability directly associated with assets held for sale, net of deferred financing costs.


Management Commentary


Dr. Loukas Barmparis, President of the Company, said: ''We are happy to present to our shareholders the financial results for the second quarter 2021, with strong profitability, reduced debt and substantial actions towards fleet renewal.''


Update on COVID-19, company's actions and status


There has been a negative effect from the COVID-19 pandemic on the Company's results of operations and financial condition during the second quarter, due to higher crew and related costs of about $1.1 million. Any future impact of COVID-19 on the Company’s results of operations and financial condition and any long-term impact of the pandemic on the dry bulk industry, will depend on future developments, which are highly uncertain and cannot be predicted, including new waves of the pandemic and any new potential restrictions imposed as a result of the virus, new information which may emerge concerning the severity of the virus and/or actions taken to contain or treat its impact, including distribution and effectiveness of the vaccines, as well as political implications that could further impact world trade and global growth.  


The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on the shipping industry and seafarers in general, as port lockdowns were imposed globally during 2020 and 2021. The Company has worked extensively to find solutions focusing on effectively managing crew changes despite the ongoing port closures and travel restrictions imposed by governments around the world. The Company has also taken measures to protect its seafarers' and shore employees' health and well-being, keep its vessels sailing with minimal disruption to their trading ability, service its charterers and mitigate and address the risks, effects and impact of COVID-19 on its operations and financial performance.


At-the-market equity offering program  

In August 2020, the Company filed a prospectus supplement with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), under which it could offer and sell shares of its common stock (“Shares”) from time to time up to aggregate sales proceeds of $23.5 million through an “at-the-market” equity offering program (the “ATM Program”).


In May 2021, the Company filed a supplement to its prospectus supplement to increase the capacity under the ATM Program to allow for sales of Shares for aggregate gross offering proceeds of up to $100.0 million under the ATM Program. As of June 30, 2021, the Company had sold 17,271,006 shares of common stock under the ATM Program with aggregate net offering proceeds to the Company of $61.5 million. Shares of common stock with aggregate  sales proceeds of up to approximately $38.5 million remain available for sale.


Chartering our fleet

Our vessels are used to transport bulk cargoes, particularly coal, grain and iron ore, along worldwide shipping routes. We intend to employ our vessels on both period time charters and spot time charters, according to our assessment of market conditions. Our customers represent some of the world’s largest consumers of marine drybulk transportation services. The vessels we deploy on period time charters provide us with visible and relatively stable cash flow, while the vessels we deploy in the spot market allow us to maintain our flexibility in low charter market conditions and provide an opportunity for a potential upside in our revenue when charter market conditions improve.


During the second quarter of 2021, we operated 41.49 vessels on average earning a TCE12 of $21,098 compared to 41.82 vessels earning a TCE of $8,094 during the same period in 2020. Our contracted employment profile is presented below in Table 1.




Table 1: Contracted employment profile of fleet ownership days as of July 23, 2021


2021 (remaining)

75 

%

2021 (full year)

89 

%

2022

33 

%

2023

17 

%


The detailed employment profile of our fleet is presented in Table 6.



Fleet update


As of July 23, 2021, the orderbook of the Company consisted of eight Japanese, dry-bulk newbuilds of which five were Kamsarmax class vessels and three were Post-Panamax class vessels, with scheduled deliveries of two within 2022, four within 2023 and two within 2024. All eight newbuild vessels are designed to meet the Phase 3 requirements of Energy Efficiency Design Index related to the reduction of green house gas emissions (''GHG -EEDI Phase 3'') as adopted by the International Maritime Organization, ("IMO") and also comply with the latest NOx emissions regulation, NOx-Tier III (IMO, MARPOL Annex VI, reg. 13).


As of July 23, 2021 the Company had entered into agreements to acquire one second-hand Panamax class vessel and to sell six vessels, of which four were Panamax and two were Kamsarmax class vessels.  


12 Time Charter Equivalent (“TCE”) rate represents charter revenues net of commissions and voyage expenses divided by the number of available days.


In more detail:


Orderbook


In October 2020, the Company entered into an agreement for the acquisition of one 82,000 dwt, Kamsarmax class  newbuild vessel.


In December 2020, the Company entered into an agreement for the acquisition of one 87,000 dwt, Post-Panamax class newbuild vessel.


In May 2021, the Company entered into an agreement for the acquisition of two 87,000 dwt, Post-Panamax class newbuild vessels.


In June 2021, the Company entered into an agreement for the acquisition of one 82,000 dwt, Kamsarmax class newbuild vessel.


In July 2021, the Company entered into an agreement for the acquisition of three 82,000 dwt, Kamsarmax class newbuild vessels.


Second-hand acquisitions


In March 2021, the Company took delivery of MV Paraskevi 2, a 2011-built Japanese Panamax class vessel at a gross price of $14.1 million.


In June 2021, the Company entered into an agreement for the acquisition of the 2013-built Japanese Panamax class MV Koulitsa 2, at a gross price of $22.0 million which was delivered to us on July 26, 2021. The purchase was funded by the cash reserves of the Company.




Vessel sales


In January 2021, the Company entered into an agreement for the sale of the Panamax class MV Paraskevi, built 2003, at a gross sale price of $7.3 million. The vessel was delivered to her new owners in April 2021.


In January 2021, the Company entered into an agreement for the sale of the Panamax class MV Vassos, built 2004, at a gross sale price of $8.7 million. The vessel was delivered to her new owners in May 2021.


In May 2021, the Company entered into an agreement for the sale of the Kamsarmax class MV Pedhoulas Builder, built 2012, at a gross sale price of $22.5 million. The vessel was delivered to her new owners in in June 2021.


In May 2021, the Company entered into an agreement for the sale of the Kamsarmax class MV Pedhoulas Farmer, built 2012, at a gross sale price of $22.0 million. The sale is expected to be consummated in September 2021.


In May 2021, the Company entered into an agreement for the sale of the Panamax class MV Maria, built 2003, at a gross sale price of $12.0 million. The sale is expected to be consummated in August 2021.


In June 2021, the Company entered into an agreement for the sale of the Panamax class MV Koulitsa, built 2003, at a gross sale price of $13.6 million. The sale is expected to be consummated in October 2021.


New credit facility


In June 2021, the Company entered into a credit facility of $70.0 million with a five-year tenor, comprising of a term loan tranche of $30.0 million and a reducing revolving credit facility tranche providing for a draw down capacity of up to $40.0 million, with respect to seven vessels. The agreement contained financial covenants in line with the existing loan and credit facilities of the Company. The proceeds from the credit facility refinanced loan facilities of $64.3 million maturing in 2023, in respect of eight vessels, seven of which secure the new credit facility and one of which remained debt free. We do not intend to utilize the full capacity of the revolving credit facility tranche at this time. The refinancing transaction was evaluated and approved by the Board of Directors of the Company, excluding an independent member of the Board of the Company, who serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the financial institution that is the lender in the transaction.


Debt Profile


As of June 30, 2021, our consolidated debt before deferred financing costs was $496.1 million. The loan repayment schedule of the Company as of June 30, 2021, is presented below in Table 2.


During the second quarter of 2021, we voluntary prepaid debt in relation to vessels sales or debt refinancing in the aggregate amount of $182.3 million, made scheduled principal payments of $9.7 million and had loan drawdowns of $80.5 million.


Table 2: Loan repayment Schedule

(in USD millions)

Ending December 31,

2021

2022

2023

2024

2025

2026

2027

2028-2031

Total

June 30, 2021

31.3

46.2

76.0

168.0

62.9

56.9

43.5

11.3

496.1






 


Liquidity, capital expenditure requirements and debt as of June 30, 2021


We had $127.4 million in cash, cash equivalents, bank time deposits and restricted cash, $67.0 million in undrawn borrowing capacity available under revolving reducing credit facilities and $54.7 million in secured commitments for loan and sale and lease back agreements, in relation to two newbuild vessels and refinancing of one existing vessel. Furthermore, excluding the vessels committed for sale, we have additional borrowing capacity in relation to one unencumbered existing vessel and to three newbuilds upon their delivery.

We had a  fleet of 40 vessels, three of which have been committed to be sold but have not yet been delivered to their new owners. In addition, the Company had committed to the purchase of a second-hand Panamax, and had placed orders for five newbuild vessels.

The remaining capital expenditure requirements were $151.0 million in aggregate, consisting of $130.9 million in relation to the five newbuild vessels, $17.6 million in relation to the second-hand acquisition and $2.5 million in relation to one exhaust gas cleaning device (‘Scrubber’) and ballast water treatment systems (‘BWTS’) retrofits. The schedule of payments of the remaining capital expenditure requirements is $19.4 million in 2021, $57.4 million in 2022, and $74.2 million in 2023.

The remaining proceeds in relation to committed sale of the three vessels were $47.6 million.

We had $496.1 million of outstanding consolidated debt before deferred financing costs, reduced from $607.6 million as of March 31, 2021.


Liquidity, capital expenditure requirements and debt as of July 23, 2021


We had $115.6 million in cash, cash equivalents, bank time deposits, restricted cash, $67.0 million in undrawn borrowing capacity available under revolving credit facilities and $54.7 million in secured commitments for loan and sale and lease back agreements, in relation to two newbuild vessels and refinancing of one existing vessel. Furthermore, excluding the vessels committed for sale, we have additional borrowing capacity in relation to one unencumbered existing vessel and to six newbuilds upon their delivery.


We had a fleet of 40 vessels, three of which have been committed to be sold but have not yet been delivered to their new owners. In addition, the Company had committed the purchase of one second-hand Panamax vessel, and had placed orders for eight newbuild vessels.


The remaining capital expenditure requirements were $230.0 million in aggregate, consisting of $210.0 million in relation to the eight newbuild vessels, $17.6 million in relation to the second-hand acquisition and $2.4 million in relation to one exhaust gas cleaning device (‘Scrubber’) and ballast water treatment systems (‘BWTS’) retrofits. The schedule of payments of the remaining capital expenditure requirements is $19.3 million were payable in 2021, $57.4 million in 2022, and $107.1 million in 2023 and $46.2 million in 2024.

The remaining proceeds in relation to committed sale of the three vessels were $47.6 million.

We had $482.2 million of outstanding consolidated debt before deferred financing costs, reduced from $496.1 million as of June 30, 2021.


Derivatives

In May 2021, the Company entered into a pay-fixed, receive-variable interest rate derivative contract commencing in May 2021 and maturing in May 2026, at a fixed rate of 0.95% and for a notional amount of $50.0 million. As of June 30, 2021, the aggregate notional amount of outstanding interest rate derivative contracts was $323.0 million or about 65% of the aggregate debt outstanding at that date.


During the second quarter the Company entered into forward freight agreements on the Panamax index for 90 days in aggregate for the period to June 2022, with the objective of reducing the risk arising from the volatility in the charter rates.


Subsequently, in July 2021, the Company entered into two pay-fixed, receive-variable interest rate derivative contracts commencing July 2021 and maturing July 2026: i) at a fixed rate of 0.829%  for a notional amount of $10.0 million and ii) at a fixed rate of 0.77%  for a notional amount of $20.0 million. As of July 23, 2021, the aggregate notional amount of outstanding interest rate derivative contracts was $353.0 million or about 73% of the aggregate debt outstanding at that date.



Environmental Social Responsibility - Environmental investments - Dry-dockings


The Company continues the retrofit of its vessels with ballast water treatment systems, having installed such systems on 31 of its vessels as of June 30, 2021.  In February 2021, the Company entered into an agreement for an additional scrubber installation in one of its Capesize class vessels, during the fourth quarter of 2021.


The Company has not scheduled dry-dockings for the third quarter of 2021 and has scheduled five dry-dockings for the fourth quarter 2021 with an estimated number of 120 down-time days.


Dividend Policy


The Company has not declared a dividend on the Company’s common stock for the second quarter of 2021. The Company had 119,488,328 shares of common stock issued and outstanding as of July 23, 2021.


The Company declared a cash dividend of $0.50 per share on each of its 8.00% Series C Cumulative Redeemable Perpetual Preferred Shares (NYSE: SB.PR.C) and 8.00% Series D Cumulative Redeemable Perpetual Preferred Shares (NYSE: SB.PR.D) for the period from April 20, 2021 to July 29, 2021, which is scheduled to be paid on July 30, 2021 to the respective shareholders of record as of July 23, 2021.


The declaration and payment of dividends, if any, will always be subject to the discretion of the Board of Directors of the Company. The timing and amount of any dividends declared will depend on, among other things: (i) the Company’s earnings, financial condition and cash requirements and available sources of liquidity; (ii) decisions in relation to the Company’s growth and leverage strategies; (iii) provisions of Marshall Islands and Liberian law governing the payment of dividends; (iv) restrictive covenants in the Company’s existing and future debt instruments; and (v) global economic and financial conditions.

Conference Call


On Thursday, July 29, 2021 at 9:30 A.M. Eastern Time, the Company’s management team will host a conference call to discuss the Company’s financial results.


A telephonic replay of the conference and accompanying slides will be available following the completion of the call and will remain available until Wednesday, August 4, 2021. To listen to the archived audio file, visit our website www.safebulkers.com and click on Events & Presentations.


Slides and Audio Webcast


There will also be a live, and then archived, webcast of the conference call, available through the Company’s website (www.safebulkers.com). Participants in the live webcast should register on the website approximately 10 minutes prior to the start of the webcast.

Management Discussion of Second Quarter 2021 Results


During the second quarter of 2021, we operated in an improved charter market environment compared to the first quarter of 2021, with lower interest expenses, while our net revenues of $81.6 million during the second quarter of 2021, compared to $48.3 million for the same period in 2020,  were further increased by the earnings from scrubber fitted vessels and the reduced voyage expenses. During the second quarter of 2021, we had a TCE of $21,098 compared to a TCE of $8,094 during the same period in 2020. The net income for the second quarter of 2021, reached $32.4 million compared to net loss of $13.9 million during the same period in 2020. In more detail the change in net income resulted from the following main factors:


Net revenues: Net revenues increased by 69% to $81.6 million for the second quarter of 2021, compared to $48.3 million for the same period in 2020, mainly due to the increased TCE rate as a result of the improved market, assisted by the additional revenues earned by our scrubber fitted vessels.


Voyage expenses: Voyage expenses decreased to $3.4 million for the second quarter of 2021 compared to $18.6 million for the same period in 2020, as a net effect of decreased vessel repositioning expenses, lower loss on bunkers sales and reduced bunker consumption costs for scrubber fitted vessels under charter agreements which provide for variable consideration based on the bunker consumption.


Vessel operating expenses: Vessel operating expenses increased by 2% to $18.4 million for the second quarter of 2021 compared to $18.0 million for the same period in 2020, as a result of the combined effect of reduced dry-dockings and provision of technical services and increased crew repatriation expenses due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In more detail: i) spares decreased to $2.2 million for the second quarter of 2021, compared to $2.3 million for the same period in 2020, ii) repairs and maintenance decreased to $2.3 million compared to $3.5 million for the same period in 2020, iii) dry docking expense decreased to $1.2 million related to two fully and one partially completed drydockings during the second quarter of 2021, compared to $1.8 million related to two fully and two partially completed dry dockings for the same period of 2020, iv) crew wages, repatriation and related costs increased to $9.3 million for the second quarter of 2021 compared to $7.9 million for the same period in 2020 and v) stores and provisions increased to $1.9 million for the second quarter of 2021, compared to $1.6 million for the same period in 2020. The Company expenses dry-docking and pre-delivery costs as incurred, which costs may vary from period to period. Excluding dry-docking and pre-delivery costs of $1.1 million and $2.0 million for the second quarter of 2021 and 2020, respectively, vessel operating expenses increased to $17.2 million for the second quarter of 2021 compared to $16.0 million for the same period in 2020, mainly as a result of the increased crew repatriation expenses due to the COVID-19 restrictions. Dry-docking expense is related to the number of dry-dockings in each period and pre-delivery expenses to the number of vessel deliveries and second hand acquisitions in each period. Certain other shipping companies may defer and amortize dry-docking expense and many do not include dry-docking expenses within vessel operating expenses costs and present these separately.


Depreciation: Depreciation decreased by 3% to $13.0 million for the second quarter of 2021, compared to $13.5 million for the same period in 2020, as a result of the cessation of depreciation for the vessels Paraskevi and Vassos which were classified as assets held for sale during the fourth quarter of 2020 and during the first quarter of 2021, respectively, and a result of the cessation of depreciation for the vessels Pedhoulas Builder, Pedhoulas Farmer, Koulitsa and Maria which were all classified as assets held for sale during the second quarter of  2021, partially offset by the acquisition of the MV Paraskevi 2 during the first quarter of 2021 .


Interest expense: Interest expense decreased to $4.1 million in the second quarter of 2021 compared to $5.9 million for the same period in 2020, as a result of the reduction of the outstanding loans as well as the decreased USD LIBOR affecting the weighted average interest rate of our loans and credit facilities.


Impairment and loss on assets: Loss on sale of assets for the second quarter of 2021 amounted to $2.0 million, compared to zero for the same period in 2020, as a result of a non-cash loss of $1.8 million from the sale of MV Pedhoulas Builder, of $0.1 million from the sale of MV Vassos and of $0.1 million from the sale of MV Paraskevi.


Daily vessel operating expenses: Daily vessel operating expenses, calculated by dividing vessel operating expenses by the ownership days of the relevant period, increased by 3% to $4,874 for the second quarter of 2021 compared to $4,729 for the same period in 2020. Daily vessel operating expenses excluding dry-docking and pre-delivery expenses increased by 9% to $4,568 for the second quarter of 2021 compared to $4,207 for the same period in 2020.


Daily general and administrative expenses14: Daily general and administrative expenses, which include management fees payable to our Managers and daily company administrations expenses, increased by 8% to $1,488 for the second quarter of 2021, compared to $1,374 for the same period in 2020, as a result of strengthened exchange rate of Euro versus USD affecting our management fees which are denominated in Euro, partly offset by the decreased company administration expenses.


Balance sheet


Assets held for sale/Liabilities directly associated with assets held for sale: As of June 30, 2021, we had classified the assets and liabilities directly associated with the vessels Maria, Koulitsa and Pedhoulas Farmer as assets held for sale and presented them on the balance sheet separately under (a) current assets in the amount of $38.0 million, which represents the net book value of the vessels and their inventories, and (b) liabilities directly associated with assets held for sale of $17.2 million, representing the outstanding balance of the credit facility relating to the vessel Pedhoulas Farmer net of deferred finance charges.





 


Unaudited Interim Financial Information and Other Data


SAFE BULKERS, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (UNAUDITED)

(In thousands of U.S. Dollars except for share and per share data)

 

Three-Months Period Ended
June 30,

 

Six-Months Period Ended
June 30,

 

2020

 

2021

 

2020

 

2021

REVENUES:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenues

50,054 

 

 

84,963 

 

 

97,640 

 

 

150,185 

 

Commissions

(1,773)

 

 

(3,385)

 

 

(3,644)

 

 

(6,089)

 

Net revenues

48,281 

 

 

81,578 

 

 

93,996 

 

 

144,096 

 

EXPENSES:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Voyage expenses

(18,583)

 

 

(3,430)

 

 

(31,787)

 

 

(7,806)

 

Vessel operating expenses

(18,000)

 

 

(18,406)

 

 

(35,799)

 

 

(36,294)

 

Depreciation

(13,459)

 

 

(13,006)

 

 

(26,565)

 

 

(26,330)

 

General and administrative expenses

(5,230)

 

 

(5,618)

 

 

(10,345)

 

 

(11,097)

 

Impairment and loss on assets

— 

 

 

(1,973)

 

 

— 

 

 

(3,393)

 

Early redelivery income

— 

 

 

— 

 

 

— 

 

 

7,555 

 

Operating (loss)/income

(6,991)

 

 

39,145 

 

 

(10,500)

 

 

66,731 

 

OTHER (EXPENSE) / INCOME:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest expense

(5,868)

 

 

(4,062)

 

 

(12,292)

 

 

(8,314)

 

Other finance cost

(206)

 

 

(73)

 

 

(359)

 

 

(224)

 

Interest income

135 

 

 

19 

 

 

519 

 

 

52 

 

Loss on derivatives

(783)

 

 

(2,266)

 

 

(736)

 

 

(3,162)

 

Foreign currency gain/(loss)

233 

 

 

407 

 

 

434 

 

 

(175)

 

Amortization and write-off of deferred finance charges

(401)

 

 

(724)

 

 

(896)

 

 

(1,144)

 

Net (loss)/income

(13,881)

 

 

32,446 

 

 

(23,830)

 

 

53,764 

 

Less Preferred dividend

2,874 

 

 

2,746 

 

 

5,746 

 

 

5,571 

 

Less/(Plus) Mezzanine equity measurement

53 

 

 

— 

 

 

135 

 

 

(271)

 

Net (loss)/income available to common shareholders

(16,808)

 

 

29,700 

 

 

(29,711)

 

 

48,464 

 

(Loss)/earnings per share basic and diluted

(0.16)

 

 

0.27 

 

 

(0.29)

 

 

0.45 

 

Weighted average number of shares

102,726,265 

 

 

109,696,378 

 

 

103,067,556 

 

 

106,547,372 

 


 

 

Six-Months Period Ended
June 30,

 

 

2020

 

2021

 (In millions of U.S. Dollars)

 

 

 

 

CASH FLOW DATA

 

 

 

 

Net cash provided by operating activities

 

20.4 

 

 

85.9 

 

Net cash (used in)/provided by investing activities

 

(40.9)

 

 

11.7 

 

Net cash provided by/(used in) financing activities

 

11.4 

 

 

(83.2)

 

Net (decrease)/increase in cash and cash equivalents

 

(9.1)

 

 

14.4 

 






 


SAFE BULKERS, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (UNAUDITED)

(In thousands of U.S. Dollars)

 

 

December 31, 2020

 

June 30, 2021

ASSETS

 

 

 

 

Cash, time deposits, and restricted cash

 

105,218 

 

 

115,211 

 

Other current assets

 

21,459 

 

 

18,323 

 

Assets held for sale

 

8,057 

 

 

37,981 

 

Vessels, net

 

942,164 

 

 

859,960 

 

Advances for vessels

 

9,126 

 

 

31,205 

 

Restricted cash non-current

 

18,754 

 

 

12,150 

 

Other non-current assets

 

851 

 

 

2,630 

 

Total assets

 

1,105,629 

 

 

1,077,459 

 

LIABILITIES AND EQUITY

 

 

 

 

Current portion of long-term debt

 

75,784 

 

 

27,270 

 

Liabilities directly associated with assets held for sale

 

3,983 

 

 

17,235 

 

Other current liabilities

 

24,948 

 

 

23,256 

 

Long-term debt, net of current portion

 

531,883 

 

 

446,923 

 

Other non-current liabilities

 

6,172 

 

 

8,485 

 

Mezzanine equity

 

18,112 

 

 

— 

 

Shareholders’ equity

 

444,747 

 

 

554,290 

 

Total liabilities and equity

 

1,105,629 

 

 

1,077,459 

 








 


TABLE 4

RECONCILIATION OF ADJUSTED NET (LOSS)/INCOME, EBITDA, ADJUSTED EBITDA AND ADJUSTED (LOSS)/EARNINGS PER SHARE

 

 

Three-Months Period Ended
June 30,

 

Six-Months Period Ended
June 30,

(In thousands of U.S. Dollars except for share and per share data)

 

2020

 

2021

 

2020

 

2021

Adjusted Net Income/(Loss)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net (Loss)/Income

 

(13,881)

 

 

32,446 

 

 

(23,830)

 

 

53,764 

 

Plus Impairment and loss on assets

 

— 

 

 

1,973 

 

 

— 

 

 

3,393 

 

Plus Loss on derivatives

 

783 

 

 

2,266 

 

 

736 

 

 

3,162 

 

Plus Foreign currency (gain)/loss

 

(233)

 

 

(407)

 

 

(434)

 

 

175 

 

Less Early Redelivery Income

 

— 

 

 

— 

 

 

— 

 

 

(7,555)

 

Adjusted net (loss)/income

 

(13,331)

 

 

36,278 

 

 

(23,528)

 

 

52,939 

 

EBITDA - Adjusted EBITDA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net (loss)/income

 

(13,881)

 

 

32,446 

 

 

(23,830)

 

 

53,764 

 

Plus Net Interest expense

 

5,733 

 

 

4,043 

 

 

11,773 

 

 

8,262 

 

Plus Depreciation

 

13,459 

 

 

13,006 

 

 

26,565 

 

 

26,330 

 

Plus Amortization and write-off of deferred finance charges

 

401 

 

 

724 

 

 

896 

 

 

1,144 

 

EBITDA

 

5,712 

 

 

50,219 

 

 

15,404 

 

 

89,500 

 

Plus Impairment and loss on assets

 

— 

 

 

1,973 

 

 

— 

 

 

3,393 

 

Less Early Redelivery Income

 

— 

 

 

— 

 

 

— 

 

 

(7,555)

 

Plus Loss on derivatives

 

783 

 

 

2,266 

 

 

736 

 

 

3,162 

 

Plus Foreign currency (gain)/loss

 

(233)

 

 

(407)

 

 

(434)

 

 

175 

 

ADJUSTED EBITDA

 

6,262 

 

 

54,051 

 

 

15,706 

 

 

88,675 

 

Earnings  per share

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net (loss)/income

 

(13,881)

 

 

32,446 

 

 

(23,830)

 

 

53,764 

 

Less Preferred dividend

 

2,874 

 

 

2,746 

 

 

5,746 

 

 

5,571 

 

Less/(Plus) Mezzanine equity measurement

 

53 

 

 

— 

 

 

135 

 

 

(271)

 

Net (loss)/income available to common shareholders

 

(16,808)

 

 

29,700 

 

 

(29,711)

 

 

48,464 

 

Weighted average number of shares

 

102,726,265 

 

 

109,696,378 

 

 

103,067,556 

 

 

106,547,372 

 

(Loss)/Earnings per share

 

(0.16)

 

 

0.27 

 

 

(0.29)

 

 

0.45 

 

Adjusted (Loss)/Earnings per share

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adjusted Net (Loss)/Income

 

(13,331)

 

 

36,278 

 

 

(23,528)

 

 

52,939 

 

Less Preferred dividend

 

2,874 

 

 

2,746 

 

 

5,746 

 

 

5,571 

 

Less/(Plus) Mezzanine equity measurement

 

53 

 

 

— 

 

 

135 

 

 

(271)

 

Adjusted Net (loss)/income available to common shareholders

 

(16,258)

 

 

33,532 

 

 

(29,409)

 

 

47,639 

 

Weighted average number of shares

 

102,726,265 

 

 

109,696,378 

 

 

103,067,556 

 

 

106,547,372 

 

Adjusted (Loss)/Earnings per share

 

(0.16)

 

 

0.31 

 

 

(0.29)

 

 

0.45 

 



EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted Net income/(loss) and Adjusted earnings/(loss) per share are not recognized measurements under US

GAAP.

- EBITDA represents Net income before interest, income tax expense, depreciation and amortization.

- Adjusted EBITDA represents EBITDA before loss on sale of assets, loss on derivatives, early redelivery income and gain/(loss) on

foreign currency.

- Adjusted Net income/(loss) represents Net income/(loss) before impairment and loss on assets, loss on derivatives, early redelivery income

and gain/(loss) on foreign currency.

- Adjusted earnings/(loss) per share represents Adjusted Net income/(loss) less preferred dividend and mezzanine equity measurement divided by the weighted average number of shares.

- EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted Net income/(loss) and Adjusted earnings per share are used as supplemental financial measures by

management and external users of financial statements, such as investors, to assess our financial and operating performance. The Company

believes that these non-GAAP financial measures assist our management and investors by increasing the comparability of our performance

from period to period. The Company believes that including these supplemental financial measures assists our management and investors in

(i) understanding and analyzing the results of our operating and business performance, (ii) selecting between investing in us and other

investment alternatives and (iii) monitoring our financial and operational performance in assessing whether to continue investing in us. The

Company believes that EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted Net income/(loss) and Adjusted earnings/(loss) per share are useful in

evaluating the Company’s operating performance from period to period because the calculation of EBITDA generally eliminates the effects of

financings, income taxes and the accounting effects of capital expenditures and acquisitions, the calculation of Adjusted EBITDA and

Adjusted Net Income/Loss generally further eliminates from EBITDA and Net Income/(Loss) respectively the effects from impairment and loss on assets, loss on derivatives, early redelivery income and gain/(loss) on foreign currency and loss on inventory valuation, items which may vary from year to year and for different companies for reasons unrelated to overall operating performance. EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA,

Adjusted Net income and Adjusted earnings per share have limitations as analytical tools, and should not be considered in isolation, or as a

substitute for analysis of the Company’s results as reported under US GAAP. While EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted Net

income/(loss) and Adjusted earnings/(loss) per share, are frequently used as measures of operating results and performance, they are not

necessarily comparable to other similarly titled captions of other companies due to differences in methods of calculation. In evaluating

Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted Net income/(loss) and Adjusted earnings/(loss) per share, you should be aware that in the future we may incur

expenses that are the same as or similar to some of the adjustments in this presentation. Our presentation of Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted Net

income/(loss) and Adjusted earnings/(loss) per share should not be construed as an inference that our future results will be unaffected by the

excluded items.






 



TABLE 5: FLEET DATA, AVERAGE DAILY INDICATORS RECONCILIATION

 

Three-Months Period Ended
June 30,

 

Six-Months Period Ended
June 30,

 

2020

 

2021

 

2020

 

2021

FLEET DATA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Number of vessels at period’s end

42 

 

 

40 

 

 

42 

 

 

40 

 

Average age of fleet (in years)

9.60 

 

 

10.27 

 

 

9.60 

 

 

10.27 

 

Ownership days (1)

3,806 

 

 

3,776 

 

 

7,537 

 

 

7,580 

 

Available days (2)

3,669 

 

 

3,704 

 

 

7,246 

 

 

7,439 

 

Average number of vessels in the period (3)

41.82 

 

 

41.49 

 

 

41.41 

 

 

41.88 

 

AVERAGE DAILY RESULTS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Time charter equivalent rate (4)

$

8,094 

 

 

$

21,098 

 

 

$

8,585 

 

 

$

18,321 

 

Daily vessel operating expenses (5)

$

4,729 

 

 

$

4,874 

 

 

$

4,750 

 

 

$

4,788 

 

Daily vessel operating expenses excluding dry-docking and pre-delivery expenses (6)

$

4,207 

 

 

$

4,568 

 

 

$

4,246 

 

 

$

4,463 

 

Daily general and administrative expenses (7)

$

1,374 

 

 

$

1,488 

 

 

$

1,373 

 

 

$

1,464 

 

TIME CHARTER EQUIVALENT RATE RECONCILIATION

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(In thousands of U.S. Dollars except for available days and Time charter equivalent rate)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenues

$

50,054 

 

 

$

84,963 

 

 

$

97,640 

 

 

$

150,185 

 

Less commissions

(1,773)

 

 

(3,385)

 

 

(3,644)

 

 

(6,089)

 

Less voyage expenses

(18,583)

 

 

(3,430)

 

 

(31,787)

 

 

(7,806)

 

Time charter equivalent revenue

$

29,698 

 

 

$

78,148 

 

 

$

62,209 

 

 

$

136,290 

 

Available days (2)

3,669 

 

 

3,704 

 

 

7,246 

 

 

7,439 

 

Time charter equivalent rate (4)

$

8,094 

 

 

$

21,098 

 

 

$

8,585 

 

 

$

18,321 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

_____________

(1) Ownership days represent the aggregate number of days in a period during which each vessel in our fleet has been owned by us.

(2) Available days represent the total number of days in a period during which each vessel in our fleet was in our possession, net of off-hire days associated with scheduled maintenance, which includes major repairs, drydockings, vessel upgrades or special or intermediate surveys.

(3) Average number of vessels in the period is calculated by dividing ownership days in the period by the number of days in that period.

(4) Time charter equivalent rate, or TCE rate, represents our charter revenues less commissions and voyage expenses during a period divided by the number of available days during such period. TCE rate is a standard shipping industry performance measure used primarily to compare daily earnings generated by vessels on period time charters and spot time charters with daily earnings generated by vessels on voyage charters, because charter rates for vessels on voyage charters are generally not expressed in per day amounts, while charter rates for vessels on period time charters and spot time charters generally are expressed in such amounts. We have only rarely employed our vessels on voyage charters and, as a result, generally our TCE rates approximate our time charter rates.

(5) Daily vessel operating expenses are calculated by dividing vessel operating expenses for the relevant period by ownership days for such period. Vessel operating expenses include crewing, insurance, lubricants, spare parts, provisions, stores, repairs, maintenance including dry-docking, statutory and classification expenses and other miscellaneous items.

(6) Daily vessel operating expenses excluding dry-docking and pre-delivery expenses are calculated by dividing vessel operating expenses excluding dry-docking and pre-delivery expenses for the relevant period by ownership days for such period. Dry-docking expenses include costs of shipyard, paints and agent expenses and pre-delivery expenses include initially supplied spare parts, stores, provisions and other miscellaneous items provided to a newbuild or second hand acquisition prior to their operation.

(7) Daily general and administrative expenses are calculated by dividing general and administrative expenses for the relevant period by ownership days for such period. Daily general and administrative expenses include daily management fees payable to our Managers and daily company administration expenses.




Table 6: Detailed fleet and employment profile as of July 23, 2021

Vessel Name

 

Dwt

 

Year

Built 1

 

Country of

Construction

 

Charter

Type

 

Charter

Rate 2

 

Commissions 3

 

Charter Period 4

CURRENT FLEET

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Panamax

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maria 19

 

76,000

 

2003

 

Japan

 

Spot

 

$

25,000 

 

 

3.75 

%

 

June 2021

August 2021

Koulitsa 20

 

76,900

 

2003

 

Japan

 

Period

 

$

19,000 

 

 

5.00 

%

 

April 2021

September 2021

Katerina

 

76,000

 

2004

 

Japan

 

Period

 

97.5% BPI 74

 

5.00 

%

 

December 2020

October 2021

 

 

 

 

Period

 

$

23,000 

 

 

5.00 

%

 

October 2021

March 2022

Maritsa

 

76,000

 

2005

 

Japan

 

Period

 

97.5% BPI 74

 

3.75 

%

 

December 2020

October 2021

Paraskevi2

 

75,000

 

2011

 

Japan

 

Period

 

$

13,800 

 

 

5.00 

%

 

April 2021

July 2022

Efrossini

 

75,000

 

2012

 

Japan

 

Period

 

101.5% BPI 74

 

5.00 

%

 

December 2020

October 2021

Zoe 11

 

75,000

 

2013

 

Japan

 

Period

 

$

11,650 

 

 

5.00 

%

 

September 2020

July 2021

 

 

 

 

Period

 

104.25% BPI 74

 

5.00 

%

 

August 2021

May 2022

Kypros Land 11 , 15

 

77,100

 

2014

 

Japan

 

Period

 

$

13,800 

 

 

3.75 

%

 

August 2020

August 2022

 

 

 

 

 

BPI 82 5TC * 97%  - $2,150

 

3.75 

%

 

August 2022

August 2025

Kypros Sea 15

 

77,100

 

2014

 

Japan

 

Period

 

$

13,800 

 

 

3.75 

%

 

July 2020

July 2022

 

 

 

 

 

BPI 82 5TC * 97%  - $2,150

 

3.75 

%

 

July 2022

July 2025

Kypros Bravery 14

 

78,000

 

2015

 

Japan

 

Period

 

$

11,750 

 

 

3.75 

%

 

August 2020

August 2022

 

 

 

 

 

BPI 82 5TC * 97%  - $2,150

 

3.75 

%

 

August 2022

August 2025

Kypros Sky 9 , 14

 

77,100

 

2015

 

Japan

 

Period

 

$

11,750 

 

 

3.75 

%

 

August 2020

August 2022

 

 

 

 

 

BPI 82 5TC * 97%  - $2,150

 

3.75 

%

 

August 2022

August 2025

Kypros Loyalty 14

 

78,000

 

2015

 

Japan

 

Period

 

$

11,750 

 

 

3.75 

%

 

July 2020

July 2022

 

 

 

 

 

BPI 82 5TC * 97%  - $2,150

 

3.75 

%

 

July 2022

July 2025

Kypros Spirit 9, 15

 

78,000

 

2016

 

Japan

 

Period

 

$

13,800 

 

 

3.75 

%

 

July 2020

July 2022

 

 

 

 

 

BPI 82 5TC * 97%  - $2,150

 

3.75 

%

 

July 2022

July 2025

Kamsarmax

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pedhoulas Merchant

 

82,300

 

2006

 

Japan

 

Period

 

$

25,250 

 

 

5.00 

%

 

June 2021

October 2021

Pedhoulas Trader

 

82,300

 

2006

 

Japan

 

Period

 

98% BPI 82

 

5.00 

%

 

February 2021

December 2021

Pedhoulas Leader

 

82,300

 

2007

 

Japan

 

Period

 

98% BPI 82

 

5.00 

%

 

December 2020

August 2021

Pedhoulas Commander

 

83,700

 

2008

 

Japan

 

Period

 

$

9,950 

 

 

5.00 

%

 

June 2020

August 2021

 

 

 

 

Period

 

$

20,500 

 

 

5.00 

%

 

August 2021

July 2022

Pedhoulas Fighter

 

81,600

 

2012

 

China

 

Period 12

 

$

19,700 

 

 

5.00 

%

 

April 2021

November 2021

Pedhoulas Farmer 5

 

81,600

 

2012

 

China

 

Spot

 

$

23,000 

 

 

5.00 

%

 

April 2021

July 2021

Pedhoulas Cherry

 

82,000

 

2015

 

China

 

Period 13

 

$

23,000 

 

 

5.00 

%

 

June 2021

March 2022

Pedhoulas Rose 6

 

82,000

 

2017

 

China

 

Period 13

 

$

13,750 

 

 

5.00 

%

 

December 2020

September 2021

Pedhoulas Cedrus18

 

82,000

 

2017

 

China

 

Period

 

$

27,800 

 

 

3.75 

%

 

July 2021

May 2022

Post-Panamax

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marina

 

87,000

 

2006

 

Japan

 

Spot12

 

$

34,000 

 

 

5.00 

%

 

July 2021

August 2021

Xenia

 

87,000

 

2006

 

Japan

 

Period 12

 

$

20,750 

 

 

5.00 

%

 

March 2021

September 2021

 

 

 

 

Period

 

$

24,200 

 

 

5.00 

%

 

September 2021

June 2022

Sophia

 

87,000

 

2,007

 

Japan

 

Spot

 

$

27,250 

 

 

5.00 

%

 

June 2021

July 2021

 

 

 

 

Spot

 

$

25,000 

 

 

5.00 

%

 

July 2021

September 2021

Eleni

 

87,000

 

2008

 

Japan

 

Spot12

 

$

27,850 

 

 

5.00 

%

 

June 2021

August 2021

Martine

 

87,000

 

2009

 

Japan

 

Period13

 

$

15,100 

 

 

5.00 

%

 

June 2021

August 2022

Andreas K

 

92,000

 

2009

 

South Korea

 

Spot

 

$

29,000 

 

 

5.00 

%

 

June 2021

July 2021

 

 

 

 

Spot

 

$

30,000 

 

 

5.00 

%

 

July 2021

September 2021

Panayiota K 10

 

92,000

 

2010

 

South Korea

 

Spot 13

 

$

34,500 

 

 

5.00 

%

 

July 2021

August 2021

Agios Spyridonas 10

 

92,000

 

2010

 

South Korea

 

Spot

 

$

30,850 

 

 

3.75 

%

 

June 2021

August 2021

 

 

 

 

Spot

 

$

31,500 

 

 

3.75 

%

 

August 2021

September 2021

Venus Heritage 11

 

95,800

 

2010

 

Japan

 

Spot 12

 

$

32,000 

 

 

4.50 

%

 

June 2021

August 2021

Venus History 11

 

95,800

 

2011

 

Japan

 

Spot13

 

$

32,500 

 

 

5.00 

%

 

June 2021

August 2021

Venus Horizon

 

95,800

 

2012

 

Japan

 

Spot13

 

$

35,500 

 

 

5.00 

%

 

July 2021

August 2021

Troodos Sun

 

85,000

 

2016

 

Japan

 

Spot

 

BPI 82 5TC * 114%

 

5.00 

%

 

June 2021

March 2023

Troodos Air

 

85,000

 

2016

 

Japan

 

Spot13

 

$

16,350 

 

 

5.00 

%

 

March 2021

May 2022

Troodos Oak

 

85,000

 

2020

 

Japan

 

Spot

 

$

29,400 

 

 

3.75 

%

 

July 2021

May 2022

Capesize

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mount Troodos 16

 

181,400

 

2009

 

Japan

 

Period 12

 

$

26,600 

 

 

5.00 

%

 

April 2021

January 2022

Kanaris

 

178,100

 

2010

 

China

 

Period 7

 

$

25,928 

 

 

2.50 

%

 

September 2011

September 2031

Pelopidas

 

176,000

 

2011

 

China

 

Period

 

$

38,000 

 

 

5.00 

%

 

January 2012

January 2022

Lake Despina 21

 

181,400

 

2014

 

Japan

 

Period 8

 

BCI * 119%

 

5.00 

%

 

February 2021

January 2022

TOTAL

 

3,705,100

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Orderbook and Second-hand acquisition

Koulitsa2 22

 

78,100

 

2013

 

Japan

 

Period

 

$

24,000 

 

 

3.75 

%

 

July 2021

June 2022

TBN17

 

82,000

 

Q2 2022

 

Japan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TBN

 

82,000

 

Q4 2023

 

Japan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TBN

 

82,000

 

Q4 2023

 

Japan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TBN

 

82,000

 

Q1 2024

 

Japan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TBN

 

82,000

 

Q1 2024

 

Japan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TBN

 

87,000

 

Q3 2022

 

Japan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TBN

 

87,000

 

Q1 2023

 

Japan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TBN

 

87,000

 

Q2 2023

 

Japan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(1) For existing vessels, the year represents the year built. For any newbuilds, the date shown reflects the expected delivery dates.

(2) Quoted charter rates are the recognized daily gross charter rates. For charter parties with variable rates among periods or consecutive charter parties with the same charterer, the recognized gross daily charter rate represents the weighted average gross daily charter rate over the duration of the applicable charter period or series of charter periods, as applicable. In the case of a charter agreement that provides for additional payments, namely ballast bonus to compensate for vessel repositioning, the gross daily charter rate presented has been adjusted to reflect estimated vessel repositioning expenses. Gross charter rates are inclusive of commissions. Net charter rates are charter rates after the payment of commissions. In the case of voyage charters, the charter rate represents revenue recognized on a pro rata basis over the duration of the voyage from load to discharge port less related voyage expenses.  

(3) Commissions reflect payments made to third-party brokers or our charterers.

(4) The start dates listed reflect either actual start dates or, in the case of contracted charters that had not commenced as of July 23, 2021, the scheduled start dates. Actual start dates and redelivery dates may differ from the referenced scheduled start and redelivery dates depending on the terms of the charter and market conditions and does not reflect the options to extend the period time charter.

(5) MV Pedhoulas Farmer was sold and leased back in 2015 on a bareboat charter basis for a period of 10 years, with a purchase obligation at the end of the bareboat charter period and purchase options in favor of the Company after the second year of the bareboat charter, at annual intervals and predetermined purchase prices. On May 7, 2021, the Company entered into an agreement for the sale of  MV Pedhoulas Farmer which sale is expected to be consummated in September 2021.

(6) MV Pedhoulas Rose was sold and leased back, in 2017 on a bareboat charter basis for a period of 10 years, with a purchase obligation at the end of the bareboat charter period and purchase options in favor of the Company after the second year of the bareboat charter, at annual intervals and predetermined purchase prices.

(7) Charterer agreed to reimburse us for part of the cost of the scrubbers and BWTS to be installed on the vessel, which is recorded by increasing the recognized daily charter rate by $634 over the remaining tenor of the time charter party.

(8) A period time charter of 11 to 13 months at a gross daily charter rate linked to the Baltic Exchange Capesize Index (“BCI'') times 119%.

(9) MV Kypros Sky and MV Kypros Spirit were sold and leased back in December 2019 on a bareboat charter basis for a period of eight years, with purchase options in favor of the Company commencing three years following the commencement of the bareboat charter period and a purchase obligation at the end of the bareboat charter period, all at predetermined purchase prices.

(10) MV Panayiota K and MV Agios Spyridonas were sold and leased back in January 2020 on a bareboat charter basis for a period of six years, with purchase options in favor of the Company commencing three years following the commencement of the bareboat charter period and a purchase obligation at the end of the bareboat charter period, all at predetermined purchase prices.

(11) MV Zoe, MV Kypros Land, MV Venus Heritage and MV Venus History were sold and leased back in November 2019, on a bareboat charter basis, one for a period of eight years and three for a period of seven and a half years, with a purchase option in favor of the Company five years and nine months following the commencement of the bareboat charter period at a predetermined purchase price.

(12) Scrubber benefit was agreed on the basis of fuel consumption of heavy fuel oil and the price differential between the heavy fuel oil and the compliant fuel cost for the voyage and is included on the daily gross charter rate presented.

(13) Scrubber benefit was agreed on the basis of fuel consumption of heavy fuel oil and the price differential between the heavy fuel oil and the compliant fuel cost for the voyage and is not included on the daily gross charter rate presented.

(14) A period time charter of 5 years at a daily gross charter rate of $11,750 for the first two years and a gross daily charter rate linked to the BPI-82 5TC times 97% minus $2,150, for the remaining period.

(15) A period time charter of 5 years at a daily gross charter rate of $13,800 for the first two years and a gross daily charter rate linked to the BPI-82 5TC times 97% minus $2,150, for the remaining period.

(16) A period time charter at a gross daily charter rate linked to the BCI' times 103.5% plus 80% of scrubber benefit.

(17) The newbuild vessel will be sold and leased back upon delivery in 1H 2022, on a bareboat charter basis for a period of ten years with a purchase option in favor of the Company three years following the commencement of the bareboat charter period and a purchase obligation at the end of the bareboat charter period, all at predetermined purchase prices.

(18) MV Pedhoulas Cedrus was sold and leased back in February 2021 on a bareboat charter basis for a period of ten years with a purchase option in favor of the Company three years following the commencement of the bareboat charter period and a purchase obligation at the end of the bareboat charter period, all at predetermined purchase prices.

(19) The Company has entered an agreement to sell the vessel with expected delivery to her new owners in August 2021.

(20) The Company has entered an agreement to sell the vessel with expected delivery to her new owners in October 2021.

(21) MV Lake Despina was sold and leased back in April 2021 on a bareboat charter basis for a period of seven years with a purchase option in favor of the Company.five years and six months following the commencement of the bareboat charter period at a predetermined purchase price.

(22) On June 16, 2021, the Company entered into an agreement for the acquisition of the 2013-built Japanese Panamax class MV Koulitsa 2. The vessel was delivered to the Company on July 26, 2021 and chartered for 11 to 14 months at a gross daily charter rate of $24,000.








 



About Safe Bulkers, Inc.

The Company is an international provider of marine drybulk transportation services, transporting bulk cargoes, particularly coal, grain and iron ore, along worldwide shipping routes for some of the world’s largest users of marine drybulk transportation services. The Company’s common stock, series C preferred stock and series D preferred stock are listed on the NYSE, and trade under the symbols “SB”, “SB.PR.C”, and “SB.PR.D”, respectively.


Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements (as defined in Section 27A of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and in Section 21E of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended) concerning future events, the Company’s growth strategy and measures to implement such strategy, including expected vessel acquisitions and entering into further time charters. Words such as “expects,” “intends,” “plans,” “believes,” “anticipates,” “hopes,” “estimates” and variations of such words and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, no assurance can be given that such expectations will prove to have been correct. These statements involve known and unknown risks and are based upon a number of assumptions and estimates that are inherently subject to significant uncertainties and contingencies, business disruptions due to natural disasters or other events, such as the recent COVID-19 pandemic, many of which are beyond the control of the Company. Actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include, but are not limited to, changes in the demand for drybulk vessels, competitive factors in the market in which the Company operates, risks associated with operations outside the United States and other factors listed from time to time in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company expressly disclaims any obligations or undertaking to release any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect any change in the Company’s expectations with respect thereto or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any statement is based.


For further information please contact:

Company Contact:

Dr. Loukas Barmparis

President

Safe Bulkers, Inc.

Tel.: +30 21 11888400

+357 25 887200

E-Mail:directors@safebulkers.com  



Investor Relations / Media Contact:

Nicolas Bornozis, President

Capital Link, Inc.

230 Park Avenue, Suite 1536

New York, N.Y. 10169

Tel.: (212) 661-7566

Fax: (212) 661-7526

E-Mail:safebulkers@capitallink.com