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Global Ship Lease Reports Results for the Fourth Quarter of 2012
LONDON, March 11, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Global Ship Lease, Inc. (NYSE:GSL), a containership charter owner, announced today its unaudited results for the three months and year ended December 31, 2012.
Fourth Quarter and Year To Date Highlights
- Reported revenue of $36.2 million for the fourth quarter 2012 and $153.2 million for the full year
- Reported net income of $8.1 million for the fourth quarter 2012, after a $4.7 million non-cash interest rate derivative mark-to-market gain; net income for full year 2012 was $31.9 million, after a $9.7 million non-cash mark-to-market gain
- Normalized net income(1) was $3.5 million for the fourth quarter and $22.2 million for the full year 2012
- Generated $23.3 million of Adjusted EBITDA(1) for the fourth quarter 2012, and $102.2 million for the full year
- Agreed with lenders in November 2012 to waive the requirement to test the Leverage Ratio until December 1, 2014 and also to include all secured vessels in the test, whether subject to a charter or not
- Repaid $11.1 million of bank debt during the fourth quarter of 2012; repaid $57.9 million in the year ended December 31, 2012 and $173.4 million since the fourth quarter 2009
Ian Webber, Chief Executive Officer of Global Ship Lease, stated, "On the strength of our stable business model and a 99% utilization rate, we generated Adjusted EBITDA of $23.3 million for the fourth quarter and continued to de-lever our balance sheet, repaying an additional $11.1 million of debt. With all of our 17 vessels fully employed on time charters, we generated Adjusted EBITDA of $102.2 million during 2012 and utilized our sizeable cash flow to pay down a total of $57.9 million of debt."
Mr. Webber continued, "With an average remaining lease term of over seven years for our fleet and contracted revenue totaling $1 billion, we remain well insulated from the current charter rate environment. Further, with supportive credit markets and having secured relief from our loan-to-value test until December 2014, our top priority is to strengthen our capital structure and enhance our financial flexibility to create incremental value for our shareholders. In the meantime, we will continue to utilize our cash flow to further de-lever our balance sheet."
|SELECTED FINANCIAL DATA — UNAUDITED|
|(thousands of U.S. dollars)|
|Three months ended||Three months ended||Year ended||Year ended|
|December 31, 2012||December 31, 2011||December 31, 2012||December 31, 2011|
|Adjusted EBITDA (1)||23,315||26,579||102,175||103,703|
|Normalized Net Income (1)||3,471||6,811||22,203||23,597|
|(1) Adjusted EBITDA and Normalized net income are non-US Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (US GAAP) measures, as explained further in this press release, and are considered by Global Ship Lease to be useful measures of its performance. Reconciliations of such non-GAAP measures to the interim unaudited financial information are provided in this Earnings Release.|
Revenue and Utilization
The 17 vessel fleet generated revenue from fixed rate long-term time charters of $36.2 million in the three months ended December 31, 2012, down $3.5 million on revenue of $39.7 million for the comparative period in 2011 mainly due to lower levels of charterhire on two vessels for new charters which commenced in late September 2012. The new daily rate is $9,962 compared to $28,500 previously. There were 16 days offhire, including 10 for a scheduled drydocking, up four on the prior period. During the three months ended December 31, 2012, there were 1,564 ownership days, the same as the comparable period in 2011. The 16 days offhire in the three months ended December 31, 2012 gives a utilization of 99.0%. In the comparable period of 2011 utilization was 99.2%.
For the year ended December 31, 2012, revenue was $153.2 million, down $3.1 million on revenue of $156.3 million in the comparative period, mainly due to lower charter rates on two vessels as noted above. Offhire days were 98, including 82 for planned drydockings, 8 fewer days offhire than in 2011. There were 17 additional ownership days in 2012 due to the leap year.
The table below shows fleet utilization for the three months and year ended December 31, 2012 and 2011 and for the years ended December 31, 2011, 2010 and 2009.
|Three months ended||Year ended|
|Dec 31,||Dec 31,||Dec 31,||Dec 31,||Dec 31,||Dec 31,|
|Planned offhire - scheduled drydock||(10)||(7)||(82)||(95)||0||(32)|
The drydocking of six vessels was completed in the year ended December 31, 2012. Three drydockings are scheduled for 2013, two in 2014, and none in 2015.
Vessel Operating Expenses
Vessel operating expenses, which include costs of crew, lubricating oil, spares and insurance, were $11.5 million for the three months ended December 31, 2012. The average cost per ownership day was $7,363 up $44, or 0.6% on $7,319 for the rolling four quarters ended September 30, 2012. Increased spend on repairs, maintenance and supplies have been offset by a benefit from exchange rate movements on costs denominated in euros, fewer insurance deductibles and lower expenses from fewer drydockings. The fourth quarter 2012 average daily cost was up $30, or 0.4% from the average daily cost of $7,333 for the fourth quarter 2011 for mainly the same reasons.
For the year ended December 31, 2012 vessel operating expenses were essentially flat at $45.6 million or an average of $7,327 per day, compared to $45.5 million in the comparative period or $7,336 per day.
Depreciation for the three months ended December 31, 2012 was $10.1 million, the same as in the fourth quarter of 2011.
Depreciation for the year ended December 31, 2012 was $40.3 million, compared to $40.1 million in the comparative period of 2011.
General and Administrative Costs
General and administrative costs were $1.5 million in the three months ended December 31, 2012, compared to $1.8 million in the fourth quarter of 2011 with the reduction due mainly to lower legal and professional fees.
For the year ended December 31, 2012, general and administrative costs were $5.8 million compared to $7.4 million for 2011. The reduction is due mainly to lower legal and professional fees.
Impairment Charge — 2011
Purchase options in the Company's favor to purchase two 4,250 TEU newbuildings at the end of 2011 were to be declared by September 16, 2011 for one vessel and October 4, 2011 for the other. The purchase of these vessels was always predicated on achieving a strong return for shareholders by acquiring the vessels, which had time charters attached, at an attractive price and securing financing on favorable terms. As the Company was not able to obtain committed finance on acceptable terms, the purchase options were allowed to lapse and the intangible assets relating to the options were written off in the Second Quarter 2011.
Other Operating Income
Other operating income in the three months ended December 31, 2012 was $116,000, compared to $100,000 in the fourth quarter of 2011.
For the year ended December 31, 2012, other operating income was $0.3 million, the same as for the comparative period.
As a result of the above, Adjusted EBITDA was $23.3 million for the three months ended December 31, 2012 down $3.3 million from $26.6 million for the three months ended December 31, 2011.
Adjusted EBITDA for the year ended December 31, 2012 was $102.2 million, down $1.5 million from $103.7 million in 2011.
Interest expense, excluding the effect of interest rate derivatives, for the three months ended December 31, 2012 was $5.1 million. The Company's borrowings under its credit facility averaged $436.8 million during the three months ended December 31, 2012. The average amount of preferred shares outstanding throughout the three months ended December 31, 2012 was $45.0 million, giving total average borrowings through the period of $481.7 million. Interest expense of $5.1 million in the comparative period in 2011 was due to a lower applicable margin on higher average borrowings, including the preferred shares, of $547.0 million.
For the year ended December 31, 2012, interest expense, excluding the effect of interest rate derivatives, was $21.2 million. The Company's borrowings under its credit facility and including the preferred shares, averaged $509.6 million during the year ended December 31, 2012. Interest expense for the year ended December 31, 2011 was $20.6 million based on average borrowings in that period, including the preferred shares, of $562.8 million.
Interest income for the three months and year ended December 31, 2012 and 2011 was not material.
Change in Fair Value of Financial Instruments
The Company hedges its interest rate exposure by entering into derivatives that swap floating rate debt for fixed rate debt to provide long-term stability and predictability to cash flows. As these hedges do not qualify for hedge accounting under US GAAP, the outstanding hedges are marked-to-market at each period end with any change in the fair value being booked to the income and expenditure account. The Company's derivative hedging instruments gave a realized loss of $4.7 million in the three months ended December 31, 2012 for settlements of swaps in the period, as current LIBOR rates are lower than the average fixed rates. Further, there was a $4.7 million unrealized gain for revaluation of the balance sheet position given current LIBOR and movements in the forward curve for interest rates. This compares to a realized loss of $4.8 million for the settlement of swaps and an unrealized mark-to-market gain of $4.0 million in the three months ended December 31, 2011.
For the year ended December 31, 2012, the realized loss from hedges was $18.4 million and the unrealized gain was $9.7 million. This compares to a realized loss of $19.4 million and an unrealized loss of $0.9 million in the year ended December 31, 2011.
At December 31, 2012, interest rate derivatives totaled $580.0 million against floating rate debt of $470.7 million, including the preferred shares. As a consequence, the Company is over hedged. This arises from accelerated amortization of the credit facility debt and not incurring additional floating rate debt anticipated to be drawn in connection with the originally intended purchases of the two 4,250 TEU vessels at the end of 2011. $253.0 million of the interest rate derivatives at a fixed rate of 3.40% expire mid March 2013. The total mark-to-market unrealized loss recognized as a liability on the balance sheet at December 31, 2012 was $35.6 million.
Unrealized mark-to-market adjustments have no impact on operating performance or cash generation in the period reported.
Taxation for the three months ended December 31, 2012 was a charge of $38,000, compared to a credit of $212,000 in the fourth quarter of 2011, mainly for movements in the deferred tax balance.
Taxation for the year ended December 31, 2012 was a charge of $0.1 million, the same as for 2011.
Net income for the three months ended December 31, 2012 was $8.1 million after a $4.7 million non-cash interest rate derivative mark-to-market gain. For the three months ended December 31, 2011 net income was $10.9 million, after $4.0 million non-cash interest rate derivative mark-to-market gain. Normalized net income was $3.5 million for the three months ended December 31, 2012 and $6.8 million for the three months ended December 31, 2011, which excludes the effect of the non-cash interest rate derivative mark-to-market gains.
Net income was $31.9 million for the year ended December 31, 2012 after a $9.7 million non-cash interest rate derivative mark-to-market gain. For the year ended December 31, 2011, net income was $9.1 million after the $13.6 million non-cash impairment charge and a $0.9 million non-cash interest rate derivative mark-to-market loss. Normalized net income was $22.2 million for the year ended December 31, 2012, and $23.6 million for the year ended December 31, 2011.
While the Company's stable business model largely insulates it from volatility in the freight and charter markets, a covenant in the credit facility with respect to the Leverage Ratio, which is the ratio of outstanding drawings under the credit facility and the aggregate charter free market value of the secured vessels, causes the Company to be sensitive to significant declines in vessel values. Under the terms of the credit facility, the Leverage Ratio cannot exceed 75%. The Leverage Ratio has little impact on the Company's operating performance as cash flow is largely predictable under its business model.
Due to the continuing excess supply of capacity, there has been a decline in charter free market values of containerships in recent months. The Company anticipated that the Leverage Ratio as at November 30, 2012 would, if tested, exceed 75%. Therefore, it has agreed with its lenders a further waiver for two years of the requirement to perform the Leverage Ratio test. The next scheduled test will be as at December 1, 2014. During the waiver period, the fixed interest margin to be paid over LIBOR is 3.75%, prepayments are based on cash flow, subject to a minimum of $40 million on a rolling 12 month basis, rather than a fixed amount, and dividends on common shares cannot be paid. It has also been agreed that all secured vessels will be included in the Leverage Ratio test, whether they are subject to a charter or not.
In the three months ended December 31, 2012, a total of $11.1 million of debt was prepaid leaving a balance outstanding of $425.7 million. In the year ended December 31, 2012, a total of $57.9 million of debt was prepaid.
In connection with the agreement with CMA CGM in July 2012, granting the Company the right but not the obligation to enter new charters for Ville d'Orion and Ville d'Aquarius on the expiry of the then current charters, the Company redeemed $3.0 million of preferred shares held by CMA CGM, out of restricted cash received from the exercise of warrants in 2008 and for which the sole use is the redemption of these preferred shares. The remaining balance outstanding of preferred shares is $45.0 million.
Under the terms of the waiver of the requirement to perform the Leverage Ratio test, Global Ship Lease is not currently able to pay a dividend on common shares.
Change in Board of Directors
As of March 8, 2013, Jeffrey Pribor stepped down as a Director of the Company in order to dedicate his time and attention to his new role at Jefferies & Co. as Global Head of Maritime Investment Banking. Global Ship Lease's Board of Directors now consists of four members, the majority of whom are independent.
Michael Gross, Chairman of the Company's board of Directors, commented, "We would like to thank Jeff for his years of service and contribution as a member of Global Ship Lease's Board of Directors. We wish him the best in his future endeavors."
The following table provides information, as at December 31, 2012, about the fleet of 17 vessels chartered to CMA CGM.
|Name||in TEUs (1)||Built||by GSL||(years)||Date||$|
|Ville d'Orion||4,113||1997||Dec 2007||0.4||May 1, 2013||9,962|
|Ville d'Aquarius||4,113||1996||Dec 2007||0.4||May 1, 2013||9,962|
|CMA CGM Matisse||2,262||1999||Dec 2007||4.0||Sept 21, 2016||18,465|
|CMA CGM Utrillo||2,262||1999||Dec 2007||4.0||Sept 11, 2016||18,465|
|Delmas Keta||2,207||2003||Dec 2007||5.0||Sept 20, 2017||18,465|
|Julie Delmas||2,207||2002||Dec 2007||5.0||Sept 11, 2017||18,465|
|Kumasi||2,207||2002||Dec 2007||5.0||Sept 21, 2017||18,465|
|Marie Delmas||2,207||2002||Dec 2007||5.0||Sept 14, 2017||18,465|
|CMA CGM La Tour||2,272||2001||Dec 2007||4.0||Sept 20, 2016||18,465|
|CMA CGM Manet||2,272||2001||Dec 2007||4.0||Sept 7, 2016||18,465|
|CMA CGM Alcazar||5,089||2007||Jan 2008||8.0||Oct 18, 2020||33,750|
|CMA CGM Château d'If||5,089||2007||Jan 2008||8.0||Oct 11, 2020||33,750|
|CMA CGM Thalassa||11,040||2008||Dec 2008||13.0||Oct 1, 2025||47,200|
|CMA CGM Jamaica||4,298||2006||Dec 2008||10.0||Sept 17, 2022||25,350|
|CMA CGM Sambhar||4,045||2006||Dec 2008||10.0||Sept 16, 2022||25,350|
|CMA CGM America||4,045||2006||Dec 2008||10.0||Sept 19, 2022||25,350|
|CMA CGM Berlioz||6,621||2011||Aug 2009||8.8||May 28, 2021||34,000|
|(1) Twenty-foot Equivalent Units.|
|(2) As at December 31, 2012. Plus or minus 90 days (22 days for Ville d'Orion & Ville d'Aquarius) at charterer's option.|
New charters came into effect in September 2012 for Ville d'Aquarius and Ville d'Orion. They expire May 23, 2013 plus or minus 22 days at charterer's option and are at a rate of $9,962 per vessel 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 December 31, 2012 today, Monday, March 11, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. Eastern Time. There are two ways to access the conference call:
(1) Dial-in: (866) 682-8490 or (631) 621-5256; Passcode: 14137489
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 Monday, March 25, 2013 at (866) 247-4222 or (631) 510-7499. Enter the code 14137489 to access the audio replay. The webcast will also be archived on the Company's website: http://www.globalshiplease.com.
Annual Report on Form 20F
Global Ship Lease, Inc has filed its Annual Report for 2011 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 email@example.com or by writing to Global Ship Lease, Inc, care of Global Ship Lease Services Limited, Portland House, Stag Place, London SW1E 5RS or by telephoning +44 (0) 207 869 8806.
About Global Ship Lease
Global Ship Lease is a containership charter owner. Incorporated in the Marshall Islands, Global Ship Lease commenced operations in December 2007 with a business of owning and chartering out containerships under long-term, fixed rate charters to top tier container liner companies.
Global Ship Lease owns 17 vessels with a total capacity of 66,349 TEU with an average age, weighted by TEU capacity, at December 31, 2012 of 8.8 years. All of the current vessels are fixed on charters to CMA CGM with an average remaining term of 6.1 years, or 7.4 years on a weighted basis.
Reconciliation of Non-U.S. GAAP Financial Measures
A. Adjusted EBITDA
Adjusted EBITDA represents Net income (loss) before interest income and expense including amortization of deferred finance costs, realized and unrealized gain (loss) on derivatives, income taxes, depreciation, amortization and impairment charges. 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 (loss) or any other financial metric required by such accounting principles.
|ADJUSTED EBITDA - UNAUDITED|
|(thousands of U.S. dollars)|
|Dec 31,||Dec 31,||Dec 31,||Dec 31,|
|Realized loss on interest rate derivatives||4,663||4,788||18,402||19,393|
Unrealized (gain) loss on interest|
B. Normalized net income
Normalized net income represents Net income (loss) adjusted for the unrealized gain (loss) on derivatives, the accelerated write off of a portion of deferred financing costs and impairment charges. Normalized net income is a non-GAAP quantitative measure which we believe will assist investors and analysts who often adjust reported net income for non-operating items such as change in fair value of derivatives to eliminate the effect of non cash non-operating items that do not affect operating performance or cash generated. Normalized net income is not defined in US GAAP and should not be considered to be an alternate to Net income (loss) or any other financial metric required by such accounting principles.
|NORMALIZED NET INCOME -- UNAUDITED|
|(thousands of U.S. dollars)|
|Dec 31,||Dec 31,||Dec 31,||Dec 31,|
|Adjust:||Change in value of derivatives||(4,650)||(4,049)||(9,725)||881|
|Normalized net income||3,471||6,811||22,203||23,597|
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 CMA CGM, our sole charterer and only source of operating revenue, and its ability to pay charterhire in accordance with the charters;
- Global Ship Lease's financial condition and liquidity, including its ability to obtain additional waivers which might be necessary under the existing credit facility or 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 facility;
- 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;
- 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;
- 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 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 ConsolidatedStatements of Income|
|(Expressed in thousands of U.S. dollars except share data)|
|Three months ended December 31,||Year ended December 31,|
|Time charter revenue||$ 36,168||$ 39,714||$ 153,205||$ 156,268|
Vessel operating expenses
|General and administrative||1,454||1,765||5,784||7,384|
|Other operating (income)||(116)||(100)||(342)||(336)|
|Total operating expenses||22,919||23,211||91,373||106,341|
|Non Operating Income (Expense)|
|Realized loss on interest rate derivatives||(4,663)||(4,788)||(18,402)||(19,393)|
|Unrealized gain (loss) on interest rate derivatives||4,650||4,049||9,725||(881)|
|Income before Income Taxes||8,159||10,648||32,056||9,145|
|Net Income||$ 8,121||$ 10,860||$ 31,928||$ 9,071|
|Earnings per Share|
|Weighted average number of Class A common shares outstanding|
|Net income in $ per Class A common share|
|Basic||$ 0.17||$ 0.23||$ 0.67||$ 0.19|
|Diluted||$ 0.17||$ 0.23||$ 0.67||$ 0.19|
|Weighted average number of Class B common shares outstanding||
|Basic and diluted||7,405,956||7,405,956||7,405,956||7,405,956|
|Net income in $ per Class B common share|
|Basic and diluted||$ nil||$ nil||$ nil||$ nil|
|Global Ship Lease, Inc.|
|Interim Unaudited ConsolidatedBalance Sheets|
|(Expressed in thousands of U.S. dollars)|
|Cash and cash equivalents||$ 26,145||$ 25,814|
|Deferred financing costs||1,493||1,168|
|Total current assets||44,018||45,504|
|Vessels in operation||856,394||890,249|
|Other fixed assets||29||54|
|Intangible assets - other||73||92|
|Deferred financing costs||3,166||3,626|
|Total non-current assets||859,662||894,031|
|Total Assets||$ 903,680||$ 939,535|
|Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity|
|Current portion of long term debt||$ 50,572||$ 46,000|
|Intangible liability — charter agreements||2,119||2,119|
|Total current liabilities||75,688||70,278|
|Long term debt||375,104||437,612|
|Intangible liability — charter agreements||17,931||20,050|
|Deferred tax liability||27|
|Total long-term liabilities||461,404||535,057|
|Total Liabilities||$ 537,092||$ 605,335|
|Class A Common stock — authorized|
|214,000,000 shares with a $0.01 par value;|
|47,481,864 shares issued and outstanding (2011 — 47,463,978)||$ 475||$ 475|
|Class B Common stock — authorized|
|20,000,000 shares with a $0.01 par value;|
|7,405,956 shares issued and outstanding (2011 — 7,405,956)||74||74|
|Additional paid in capital||352,316||351,856|
|Retained earnings (accumulated deficit)||13,723||(18,205)|
|Total Stockholders' Equity||366,588||334,200|
|Total Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity||$ 903,680||$ 939,535|
|Global Ship Lease, Inc.|
|Interim Unaudited Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows|
|(Expressed in thousands of U.S. dollars)|
|Three months ended December 31,||Year ended December 31,|
|Cash Flows from Operating Activities|
|Net income||$ 8,121||$ 10,860||$ 31,928||$ 9,071|
|Adjustments to Reconcile Net Income to Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities|
|Amortization of deferred financing costs||337||313||1,250||1,101|
|Change in fair value of certain derivative instruments||(4,650)||(4,049)||(9,725)||881|
|Amortization of intangible liability||(530)||(530)||(2,119)||(2,119)|
|Settlements of hedges which do not qualify for hedge accounting||4,663||4,788||18,402||19,393|
|Share based compensation||82||109||460||565|
|Increase in other receivables and other assets||(7,282)||(7,365)||(810)||(6,952)|
|Increase (decrease) in accounts payable and other liabilities||4,063||(3,124)||3,958||(823)|
|Unrealized foreign exchange (gain) loss||(1)||(14)||11||(21)|
|Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities||14,869||11,064||83,698||74,872|
|Cash Flows from Investing Activities|
|Settlements of hedges which do not qualify for hedge accounting||(4,663)||(4,788)||(18,402)||(19,393)|
|Cash paid for other fixed assets||--||(2)||--||(59)|
|Cash paid to acquire intangible assets||--||--||--||(97)|
|Costs relating to drydockings||(1,184)||(2,666)||(5,914)||(7,705)|
|Net Cash Used in Investing Activities||(5,847)||(7,456)||(24,316)||(27,254)|
|Cash Flows from Financing Activities|
|Repayments of debt||(11,080)||(15,341)||(57,936)||(49,157)|
|Issuance costs of debt||(1,115)||(1,007)||(1,115)||(1,007)|
|Variation in restricted cash||--||--||3,024||--|
|Repayment of preferred shares||--||--||(3,024)||--|
|Net Cash Used in Financing Activities||(12,195)||(16,348)||(59,051)||(50,164)|
|Net (Decrease) Increase in Cash and Cash Equivalents||(3,173)||(12,740)||331||(2,546)|
|Cash and Cash Equivalents at start of Period||29,318||38,554||25,814||28,360|
|Cash and Cash Equivalents at end of Period||$ 26,145||$ 25,814||$ 26,145||$ 25,814|
|Total interest paid||$ 4,691||$ 4,673||$ 20,105||$ 19,518|
|Income tax paid||$ 19||$ 13||$ 69||$ 144|
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