Diana Containerships Inc. Reports Financial Results For The First Quarter Ended March 31, 2018

ATHENS, Greece, May 09, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Diana Containerships Inc. (NASDAQ:DCIX), (the “Company”), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of containerships, today reported a net loss of $3.9 million for the first quarter of 2018, compared to a net loss of $7.4 million for the respective period of 2017.  

Time charter revenues were $8.0 million for the first quarter of 2018, compared to $3.8 million for the same period of 2017. This increase was mainly the result of increased revenues generated by the improvement of the Company’s fleet utilization and increased time charter rates achieved.

As of May 8, 2018, the Company had 7,220,136 shares of common stock issued and outstanding.

Fleet Employment Profile (As of May 8, 2018)  
Diana Containerships Inc.’s fleet is employed as follows:  
Vessel Sister Ships* Gross Rate (USD Per Day) Com** Charterers Delivery Date to  Charterers*** Redelivery Date to Owners**** Notes
2 Panamax Container Vessels
SAGITTA A $8,400 1.25 % Hapag-Lloyd AG 15-Aug-17 15-Feb-18
    $8,400 1.25 % 15-Feb-18 27-Apr-18
2010  3,426              
CENTAURUS A $7,950 3.50 % CMA CGM 23-Aug-17 2-May-18
2010  3,426              
NEW JERSEY    - - - - - - 3,4
(ex YM New Jersey)              
2006  4,923              
PAMINA   $9,500 3.75 % Orient Overseas
Container Line Ltd.
12-Sep-17 17-May-18 - 12-Sep-18
(ex Santa Pamina)            
2005  5,042              
DOMINGO   $8,500 3.50 % CMA CGM 14-Sep-17 19-May-18 - 14-Aug-18
(ex Cap Domingo)              
2001  3,739              
4 Post - Panamax Container Vessels
PUELO B $10,600/$12,000 5.00 % Maersk Lines A/S 1-Aug-17 18-May-18 - 1-Feb-19 5,6
2006  6,541              
PUCON B $10,750 3.75 % Orient Overseas
Container Line Ltd.
27-Apr-17 18-May-18 - 26-Jun-18
2006  6,541            
MARCH C $6,850 1.25 % Hapag-Lloyd AG 15-Feb-17 19-Mar-18 7,8
(ex YM March)              
2004  5,576              
GREAT C $7,300 3.75 % Orient Overseas
Container Line Ltd.
8-Apr-17 16-Mar-18
(ex YM Great)            
2004  5,576              
HAMBURG D $11,000 3.75 % Wan Hai Lines
(Singapore) Pte Ltd.
1-Dec-17 19-May-18 - 9-Jul-18
2009  6,494            
ROTTERDAM D $6,890 3.50 % CMA CGM 7-Mar-17 7-Jan-18  
    $13,150 3.75 % Wan Hai Lines
(Singapore) Pte
25-Jan-18 25-May-18 - 14-Jul-18  
2008  6,494            
* Each container vessel is a "sister ship", or closely similar, to other container vessels that have the same letter. 
** Total commission paid to third parties.
*** In case of newly acquired vessel with time charter attached, this date refers to the expected/actual date of delivery of the vessel to the Company.
**** Range of redelivery dates, with the actual date of redelivery being at the Charterers’ option, but subject to the terms, conditions, and exceptions of the particular charterparty.
1 "Sagitta" sold and delivered to her new owners on April 27, 2018.
2 "Centaurus" sold and delivered to her new owners on May 2, 2018.
3 As of October 11, 2016, vessel was placed into lay-up, in Malaysia.
4 "New Jersey" sold and delivered to her new owners on March 12, 2018.
5 Based on the latest information.
6 The gross charter rate is US$10,600 per day for the first eight (8) months of the charter period and US$12,000 per day for the balance period of the time charter. The charterer has the option to redeliver the vessel any time between April 1, 2018 and February 1, 2019.
7 Charterers will pay US$1 per day for the first 15 days of the charter period.
8 "March" sold and delivered to her new owners on March 19, 2018.
9 "Great" sold and delivered to her new owners on March 22, 2018.

Summary of Selected Financial & Other Data
      For the three months ended March 31,
      2018     2017   
      (unaudited)   (unaudited)
STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS DATA (in thousands of US Dollars):
  Time charter revenues $  7,991    $  3,775   
  Voyage expenses    380       463   
  Vessel operating expenses    5,625       5,201   
  Net  loss    (3,945 )    (7,393 )
  Average number of vessels    10.5       12.0   
  Number of vessels    8.0       12.0   
  Ownership days    948       1,080   
  Available days    948       1,080   
  Operating days    854       652   
  Fleet utilization   90.1 %   60.4 %
  Time charter equivalent (TCE) rate (1) $ 8,028    $ 3,067   
  Daily vessel operating expenses (2) $ 5,934    $ 4,816   


(1) Time charter equivalent rates, or TCE rates, are defined as our time charter revenues, net, less voyage expenses during a period divided by the number of our available days during the period, which is consistent with industry standards.  Voyage expenses include port charges, bunker (fuel) expenses, canal charges and commissions.  TCE is a non-GAAP measure.  TCE rate is a standard shipping industry performance measure used 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 are generally expressed in such amounts.

(2) Daily vessel operating expenses, which include crew wages and related costs, the cost of insurance and vessel registry, expenses relating to repairs and maintenance, the costs of spares and consumable stores, lubricant costs, tonnage taxes, regulatory fees, environmental costs, lay-up expenses and other miscellaneous expenses, are calculated by dividing vessel operating expenses by ownership days for the relevant period.

About the Company

Diana Containerships Inc. is a global provider of shipping transportation services through its ownership of containerships. The Company’s vessels are employed primarily on time charters with leading liner companies carrying containerized cargo along worldwide shipping routes. 

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

Matters discussed in this press release may constitute forward-looking statements. The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 provides safe harbor protections for forward-looking statements in order to encourage companies to provide prospective information about their business. Forward-looking statements 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.

The Company desires to take advantage of the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and is including this cautionary statement in connection with this safe harbor legislation. The words "believe," "anticipate," "intends," "estimate," "forecast," "project," "plan," "potential," "may," "should," "expect," "pending" and similar expressions identify forward-looking statements.

The forward-looking statements in this press release are based upon various assumptions, many of which are based, in turn, upon further assumptions, including without limitation, our management's examination of historical operating trends, data contained in our records and other data available from third parties. Although we believe 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, we cannot assure you that we will achieve or accomplish these expectations, beliefs or projections.

In addition to these important factors, other 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 fluctuations in charter rates and vessel values, changes in demand for containership capacity, changes in our operating expenses, including bunker prices, drydocking and insurance costs, the market for our vessels, availability of financing and refinancing, changes in governmental rules and regulations or actions taken by regulatory authorities, potential liability from pending or future litigation, general domestic and international political conditions, potential disruption of shipping routes due to accidents or political events, vessel breakdowns and instances of off-hires and other factors. Please see our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission for a more complete discussion of these and other risks and uncertainties.

(See financial tables attached)

Expressed in thousands of U.S. Dollars, except for share and per share data
      For the three months ended March 31,
      2018     2017   
REVENUES:   (unaudited)   (unaudited)
  Time charter revenues $  7,991    $  3,775   
  Voyage expenses    380       463   
  Vessel operating expenses    5,625       5,201   
  Depreciation and amortization of deferred charges    1,825       1,994   
  General and administrative expenses    1,945       1,640   
  Gain on vessels' sale    (2,289 )    -   
  Foreign currency losses    8       8   
  Operating gain / (loss)    497       (5,531 )
  Interest and finance costs    (4,457 )    (1,877 )
  Interest income    15       15   
  Total other expenses, net    (4,442 )    (1,862 )
Net loss $  (3,945 ) $  (7,393 )
Loss per common share, basic and diluted * $  (0.67 ) $  (4,968.41 )
Weighted average number of common shares, basic and diluted*   5,927,964      1,488  
  * Adjusted to give effect to the reverse stock splits that became effective in 2017.
      For the three months ended March 31,
      2018     2017   
      (unaudited)   (unaudited)
Net loss $ (3,945 ) $ (7,393 )
Comprehensive loss $ (3,945 ) $ (7,393 )

(Expressed in thousands of US Dollars)    
      March 31, 2018   December 31, 2017**
ASSETS   (unaudited)    
Cash and cash equivalents $ 5,079 $ 6,444
Vessels held for sale   21,151   18,378
Vessels' net book value   168,586   201,308
Other fixed assets, net   908   911
Other assets   4,123   5,266
  Total assets $ 199,847 $ 232,307
Unrelated party financing, net of unamortized deferred financing costs $ 5,478 $ 12,119
Related party financing, net of unamortized deferred financing costs   55,137   84,832
Other liabilities   4,792   4,584
Total stockholders' equity   134,440   130,772
  Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $ 199,847 $ 232,307
** The balance sheet data as of December 31, 2017 has been derived from the audited consolidated financial statements at that date.

      For the three months ended March 31,
      2018      2017   
      (unaudited)   (unaudited)
Net Cash used in Operating Activities $ (21 ) $ (3,681 )
Net Cash provided by Investing Activities   30,606     785  
Net Cash provided by / (used in) Financing Activities   (31,950 )   4,632  

Corporate Contact: Ioannis Zafirakis Director, Chief Operating Officer and Secretary Telephone: + 30-216-600-2400 Email: izafirakis@dcontainerships.com Website: www.dcontainerships.com Investor and Media Relations: Edward Nebb Comm-Counsellors, LLC Telephone: + 1-203-972-8350 Email: enebb@optonline.net

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