Q2 2016 Earnings
Gener8 Maritime, Inc. Announces Second Quarter 2016 Financial Results

NEW YORK, July 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Gener8 Maritime, Inc. (NYSE: GNRT) ("Gener8 Maritime" or the "Company"), a leading U.S.-based provider of international seaborne crude oil transportation services, today announced its financial results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2016.

Highlights

  • Recorded net income of $38.0 million, or $0.46 basic and diluted earnings per share, for the three months ended June 30, 2016, a 91% increase compared to $19.9 million for the same period in the prior year. Recorded adjusted net income of $42.0 million, or $0.51 basic and diluted adjusted earnings per share, for the three months ended June 30, 2016, a 16.8% increase in adjusted net income compared to $35.9 million for the same period in the prior year.
  • Increased net voyage revenue (which are voyage revenues of $105.9 million less voyage expense of $4.2 million) by $22.1 million, or 27.7%, to $101.8 million for the three months ended June 30, 2016, compared to $79.7 million (representing voyage revenues of $116.5 million less voyage expense of $36.8 million) from the same period in the prior year.
  • Increased vessel operating days by 25.2% to 2,841 in the three months ended June 30, 2016 compared to 2,269 in the same period in the prior year.
  • Took delivery of three "ECO" newbuilding VLCCs, the Gener8 Nautilus, the Gener8 Andriotis and the Gener8 Constantine during the second quarter of 2016.
  • Entered into an amendment to the Sinosure Credit Facility to increase the total committed amount under the facility to up to $385.2 million which provides debt financing for the last two ECO VLCC newbuildings being built by Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding Co. ("SWS").
  • Entered into a memorandum of agreement in July 2016 for the sale of the 2001-built Genmar Vision for $28 million in gross proceeds.

"Following the deliveries of three 'ECO' VLCCs in the second quarter, more than half of our newbuilding fleet is now on the water.  Our earnings potential has increased significantly, which is evident in our financial results," said Peter Georgiopoulos, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Gener8 Maritime.  "We are pleased to have reached an agreement to sell the 15-year old Genmar Vision, particularly ahead of a drydocking that was scheduled to occur later this year.  The transaction is consistent with our strategy of fleet renewal and modernization and comes ahead of the eight 'ECO' VLCC newbuildings that are expected to be delivered to us during the remainder of this year.  Our fleet is also becoming younger, based on average age, and more efficient, based on the expected cost savings of our 'ECO' VLCCs.  This is important in a business that is both seasonal and cyclical in nature.  Following the completion of our newbuilding program, which is expected in early 2017, and the expected sale of the Genmar Vision, the DWT-weighted average age of our fleet will be 4.7 years, and our VLCCs will have an average age of just 2.6 years, giving us the youngest VLCC fleet among our public company peers.  We believe Gener8 Maritime will be well positioned to participate in what we expect will be a sustained period of strength in the tanker market." 

Leo Vrondissis, Chief Financial Officer, added, "We are also pleased to have amended our Sinosure Credit Facility, which together with our Korean Export Credit Facility, provide the requisite debt financing to fund the remainder of our newbuilding program.  In an industry where capital has been difficult to access, we believe this is a reflection of our strong financial profile as well as the depth of our relationships in the lending community."

 

Fleet Performance


The average TCE rates earned by Gener8 Maritime's vessels are detailed below:



Gener8 Maritime Average Daily TCE Rates(1)





Three Months Ended



Jun-16

Jun-15


VLCC




Average Spot TCE Rate

$44,806

$40,900


Average Time Charter Rate

$48,399

$37,440






SUEZMAX




Average Spot TCE Rate

$31,500

$36,945


Average Time Charter Rate

$0

$18,919






AFRAMAX




Average Spot TCE Rate

$20,477

$35,782






PANAMAX




Average Spot TCE Rate

$15,071

$21,807






HANDYMAX




Average Spot TCE Rate

$0

$20,868

 

(1) Time Charter Equivalent, or "TCE," is a measure of the average daily revenue performance of a vessel. The Company calculates TCE by dividing net voyage revenue by total operating days for its fleet. Net voyage revenues are voyage revenues minus voyage expenses. The Company evaluates its performance using net voyage revenues. The Company believes that presenting voyage revenues, net of voyage expenses, neutralizes the variability created by unique costs associated with particular voyages or deployment of vessels on time charter or on the spot market and presents a more accurate representation of the revenues generated by its vessels. Please refer to the tables at the end of this release for a reconciliation of TCE and net voyage revenues to voyage revenues.

Spot TCEs include all spot voyages for the Company's vessels, including those that were in Navig8 pools.

Summary Results for the Three Months Ended June 30, 2016

The Company's net income for the three months ended June 30, 2016 was $38.0 million, or $0.46 basic and diluted earnings per share, compared to net income of $19.9 million, or $0.38 basic and diluted earnings per share, for the same period in the prior year.

The Company recorded adjusted net income of $42.0 million, or $0.51 basic and diluted adjusted earnings per share, for the three months ended June 30, 2016, compared to adjusted net income of $35.9 million, or $0.68 basic and diluted adjusted earnings per share, for the same period in the prior year.  Please refer to the tables at the end of this release for a reconciliation of adjusted net income to net income.

Adjusted EBITDA for the three months ended June 30, 2016 increased by $20.5 million to $71.0 million compared to $50.5 million for the same period in the prior year. Please refer to the tables at the end of this release for a reconciliation of adjusted EBITDA to net income.

The average daily spot TCE rates obtained by the Company's VLCC fleet, including its vessels that were within Navig8 pools, was $44,806 for the three months ended June 30, 2016, an increase of $3,906, or 9.6%, from the same period in the prior year. The average daily TCE rate obtained by the company increased by $698, or 2.0%, to $35,825 for the three months ended June 30, 2016 compared to $35,127 for the prior year period.

Net Voyage Revenues
Voyage revenues decreased by $10.5 million, or 9.0%, to $105.9 million for the three months ended June 30, 2016, compared to $116.5 million for the prior year period. Voyage expenses decreased by $32.6 million, or 88.6%, to $4.2 million for the three months ended June 30, 2016 compared to $36.8 million for the prior year period.

The majority of the vessels in our fleet were deployed in pools managed by Navig8 Group during the three months ended June 30, 2016.  Revenues from these pools are distributed on a net basis after deduction of voyage expenses, which are the responsibility of the pools.  This reduces voyage revenues compared to spot charter revenues.  As of June 30, 2016, we had 31 owned vessels in the Navig8 pools, which includes three additional newbuilding vessels that were deployed into the Navig8 pools during the three months ended June 30, 2016.

Our vessel operating days attributable to the Navig8 pools increased to 2,454 days for the three months ended June 30, 2016 compared to 92 days during the same period in the prior year. As a result, our Navig8 pool revenues increased to $92.4 million for three months ended June 30, 2016 compared to $4.2 million during the three months ended June 30, 2015.

The decrease in our time charter and spot charter revenues of $6.6 million and $92.1 million, to $2.0 million and $11.5 million, respectively, for the three months ended June 30, 2016, compared to $8.7 million and $103.6 million, respectively, for the prior year period, were primarily the result of the transition of our vessels into the Navig8 pools.  In addition, the $32.6 million decrease in our voyage expenses to $4.2 million, compared to $36.8 million for the prior year period, was primarily the result of the transition of our vessels from the spot market into the Navig8 pools.

Net voyage revenues increased by $22.1 million, or 27.7%, to $101.8 million for the three months ended June 30, 2016 compared to $79.7 million for the prior year period.  The increase in net voyage revenues was primarily attributable to a 33.6% increase in our average owned fleet size to 33.4 vessels and higher charter rates for our VLCCs compared to the period year period as well as decreased fuel costs, offset by lower utilization for the fleet for the current period due to increased drydocks.  The increase in net voyage revenues was partially offset by the decrease in charter hire rates for the Suezmax and Aframax vessels during the three months ended June 30, 2016 compared to the prior year period.  Additionally, included in our net voyage revenues for the three months ended June 30, 2015 were pool revenues associated with the chartered-in vessel Nave Quasar, which was redelivered to the owner in March 2016.

Direct Vessel Operating Expenses
Direct vessel operating expenses, which include crew costs, provisions, deck and engine stores, lubricating oil, insurance, maintenance and repairs for owned vessels increased by $4.4 million, or 20.7%, to $25.5 million for the three months ended June 30, 2016 compared to $21.1 million for the prior year period. The increase in direct vessel operating expenses for the three months ended June 30, 2016 was primarily due to increases in crew costs, insurance cost, lubrication oil and other costs, relating to an increase of 33.6% in the average size of our fleet during the three months ended June 30, 2016 as compared to the prior year period, partially offset by lower maintenance and repair costs for the three months ended June 30, 2016 as compared to the prior year period.

The increase in direct vessel operating expenses was partially offset by a decrease in daily direct vessel operating expenses per vessel of $887.0, or 9.5%, to $8,408 for the three months ended June 30, 2016 compared to $9,295 for the prior year period, primarily as a result of lower operating costs, including crew costs, insurance and other costs, associated with our newly delivered vessels. Additionally, during the three months ended June 30, 2015 we incurred severance charges related to a change in the vessel management of 7 vessels from our Portugal office to a third-party ship management company, which resulted in inclusion of a greater amount of third-party management fees in direct vessel operating expenses in the prior year period.

General and Administrative Expenses
General and administrative expenses decreased by $8.3 million, or 54.2%, to $7.0 million for the three months ended June 30, 2016 compared to $15.3 million for the three months ended June 30, 2015. The primary factor contributing to this was a decrease of $8.1 million, or 66.0%, to $4.2 million in employee compensation expense for the three months ended June 30, 2016 compared to $12.3 million in the prior year period. The decrease in employee compensation expense was primarily related to higher compensation costs of restricted stock units and option amortization in the prior year period. The decrease in general and administrative expenses was partially offset by an increase of $0.4 million in legal and professional expenses during the three months ended June 30, 2016 compared to the prior year period, primarily related to our debt financing and interest rate swaps, as well as other expenses associated with being a publicly traded company.

Also contributing to the decrease in general and administrative expenses was the dissolution of foreign subsidiaries and reduction in associated costs during the three months ended June 30, 2016 compared to the prior year period.

Depreciation and Amortization
Depreciation and amortization, which includes depreciation of vessels as well as amortization of drydock and special survey costs, increased by $9.0 million, or 81.8%, to $20.0 million for the three months ended June 31, 2016 compared to $11.0 million for the prior year period. Vessel depreciation increased by $8.4 million for the three months ended June 30, 2016, while amortization of drydocking costs increased by $0.5 million compared to $9.8 million and $1.1 million, respectively, for the prior year period. The increase in vessel depreciation and amortization of drydocking costs was primarily due to the increase in our fleet size and the additional drydocking costs incurred during the three months ended June 30, 2016 compared to the prior year period.

Interest Expense, net
Interest expense, net increased by $6.9 million, or 194.9%, to $10.4 million for the three months ended June 30, 2016 compared to $3.5 million for the prior year period. The increase was primarily attributable to the increase in our weighted average debt balance (excluding debt financing costs) of $468.0 million, or 58.3%, to $1,271.5 million for the three months ended June 30, 2016 compared to $803.5 million for the prior year period, primarily as a result of incurrence of additional debt relating to the delivery of our newbuilding vessels during the period and the accrual of payment-in-kind interest on our senior notes. The increase in interest expense was partially offset by increased capitalized interest of $3.7 million, or 91%, to $7.8 million for the three months ended June 30, 2016, as compared to $4.1 million for the three months ended June 30, 2015 related to the capitalization of interest expense associated with vessels under construction as a result of our acquisition of the 2014 and 2015 acquired VLCC newbuildings in the 2015 merger. During the three months ended June 30, 2016, we capitalized interest for both the 2014 and 2015 acquired VLCC newbuildings. We intend to cease capitalizing interest expense associated with the funding of the VLCC newbuildings after delivery of the vessels.

Subsequent events
On July 22, 2016, we entered into an agreement for the sale of the 2001-built VLCC tanker Genmar Vision for $28.0 million in gross proceeds, $19.4 million of which we intend to use to prepay a portion of the borrowings under the Refinancing Facility associated with the vessel. We intend to use the remaining net proceeds for general corporate purposes.

Gener8 Fleet
As of July 27, 2016, Gener8 Maritime has a fleet of 45 wholly-owned vessels, including its expected newbuilding deliveries. The Company's fleet is comprised of 10 VLCC newbuildings and 35 vessels on the water consisting of 18 VLCC, 11 Suezmax, four Aframax, and two Panamax tankers, with a total carrying capacity of approximately 10.8 million deadweight tons ("DWT") and average age on a DWT basis of 4.7 years upon delivery of the newbuildings and the expected closing of the sale of the Genmar Vision.

The Company has agreed to deploy each of its newbuilding VLCCs into the VL8 Pool managed by Navig8 Group upon their respective deliveries.

 

Gener8 Maritime Fleet Profile


Vessels on the Water







Type

Vessel Name

DWT

Year Built

Employment


1

VLCC

Gener8 Andriotis

301,014

2016

VL8 Pool


2

VLCC

Gener8 Apollo

301,417

2016

VL8 Pool


3

VLCC

Gener8 Ares

301,587

2016

VL8 Pool


4

VLCC

Gener8 Constantine

299,011

2016

VL8 Pool


5

VLCC

Gener8 Hera

301,619

2016

VL8 Pool


6

VLCC

Gener8 Nautilus

298,991

2016

VL8 Pool


7

VLCC

Gener8 Success

300,932

2016

VL8 Pool


8

VLCC

Gener8 Supreme

300,933

2016

VL8 Pool


9

VLCC

Gener8 Athena

299,999

2015

VL8 Pool


10

VLCC

Gener8 Neptune

299,999

2015

VL8 Pool


11

VLCC

Gener8 Strength

300,960

2015

VL8 Pool


12

VLCC

Genmar Zeus

318,325

2010

VL8 Pool


13

VLCC

Gener8 Atlas

306,005

2007

VL8 Pool


14

VLCC

Gener8 Hercules

306,543

2007

VL8 Pool


15

VLCC

Gener8 Ulysses

318,695

2003

VL8 Pool


16

VLCC

Gener8 Poseidon

305,795

2002

VL8 Pool


17

VLCC

Gener8 Victory

312,640

2001

Time Charter (1)


18

VLCC

Genmar Vision

312,679

2001

Spot (2)


19

Suezmax

Gener8 Spartiate

164,925

2011

Suez8 Pool


20

Suezmax

Gener8 Maniate

164,715

2010

Suez8 Pool


21

Suezmax

Gener8 Argus

159,999

2000

Suez8 Pool


22

Suezmax

Gener8 Spyridon

159,999

2000

Suez8 Pool


23

Suezmax

Gener8 Orion

159,992

2002

Suez8 Pool


24

Suezmax

Gener8 Horn

159,475

1999

Suez8 Pool


25

Suezmax

Gener8 Phoenix

153,015

1999

Suez8 Pool


26

Suezmax

Gener8 Harriet G

150,296

2006

Suez8 Pool


27

Suezmax

Gener8 Kara G

150,296

2007

Suez8 Pool


28

Suezmax

Gener8 St. Nikolas

149,876

2008

Suez8 Pool


29

Suezmax

Gener8 George T

149,847

2007

Suez8 Pool


30

Aframax

Gener8 Daphne

106,560

2002

V8 Pool


31

Aframax

Gener8 Elektra

106,560

2002

V8 Pool


32

Aframax

Gener8 Pericles

105,674

2003

V8 Pool


33

Aframax

Gener8 Defiance

105,538

2002

V8 Pool


34

Panamax

Gener8 Companion

72,749

2004

Spot


35

Panamax

Genmar Compatriot

72,749

2004

Spot



Vessels on the Water Total

7,779,409












(1)

Gener8 Victory on time charter through August 2016 at approximately $46,000/day gross TCE, with
the charterer having the option to extend the period for an additional six months at a gross rate of
approximately $53,750/day gross TCE.

(2)

Expected to be sold in Q3 2016.

 

 

 

 

Newbuildings












Type

Vessel Name

DWT

Yard

Delivery Date

1

VLCC

Gener8 Chiotis

300,000

SWS

Aug-16

2

VLCC

Gener8 Macedon

300,000

HHI

Aug-16

3

VLCC

Gener8 Hector

300,000

HAN

Sep-16

4

VLCC

Gener8 Perseus

300,000

HHI

Sep-16

5

VLCC

Gener8 Oceanus

300,000

HHI

Sep-16

6

VLCC

Gener8 Noble

300,000

HHI

Oct-16

7

VLCC

Gener8 Theseus

300,000

HHI

Oct-16

8

VLCC

Gener8 Miltiades

300,000

SWS

Oct-16

9

VLCC

Gener8 Nestor

300,000

HAN

Jan-17

10

VLCC

Gener8 Ethos

300,000

HHI

Feb-17


Newbuildings Total


3,000,000









 

 

Financial Information


Consolidated Statement of Operations for the Three and Six Months ended June 30, 2016 and 2015




For the Three Months


For the Six Months



Ended June 30,


 Ended June  30,



2016


2015


2016


2015

(Dollars in thousands, except per share data)








VOYAGE REVENUES








Navig8 pool revenues

$          92,400


$            4,212


$       205,431


$            4,212

Time charter revenues

2,047


8,686


9,278


14,716

Spot charter revenues

11,511


103,582


15,293


218,954

Total voyage revenues

105,958


116,480


230,002


237,882


Voyage expenses

4,194


36,782


6,551


82,676

NET VOYAGE REVENUE

101,764


79,698


223,451


155,206










Direct vessel operating expenses

25,532


21,147


50,061


42,044

Navig8 charterhire expenses

(49)


2,599


3,221


2,599

General and administrative

7,024


15,320


15,112


19,944

Depreciation and amortization

20,023


11,011


37,504


22,010

(Gain) / Loss on disposal

(714)


16


(579)


147

Closing of Portugal office

-


169


-


361


Total operating expenses

51,816


50,262


105,319


87,105










OPERATING INCOME

49,948


29,436


118,132


68,101










Interest expense, net

(10,361)


(3,513)


(17,656)


(10,940)

Other financing costs

(4)


(6,040)


(6)


(6,040)

Other (expense) income, net

(1,588)


18


(1,617)


(301)


Total other expenses

(11,953)


(9,535)


(19,279)


(17,281)

NET INCOME

$     37,995


$     19,901


$     98,853


$     50,820










INCOME PER COMMON SHARE:









Basic

$              0.46


$              0.38


$              1.20


$              1.18


Diluted

$              0.46


$              0.38


$              1.20


$              1.18

 

 

Selected Balance Sheet Data






June 30,



December 31,

BALANCE SHEET DATA, at end of period

2016



2015

(Dollars in thousands)





Cash & cash equivalents

$              123,069



$              157,535

Current assets, including cash

200,141



258,128

Total assets

2,752,519



2,389,746


Current liabilities, including current portion of long-term debt

223,282



268,615


Current portion of long-term debt

164,650



135,367

Total long-term debt, including current portion, excluding discount

1,306,396



957,054

and deferred financing costs (1)



Shareholders' equity

1,434,880



1,347,761





(1)

  Please refer to the tables at the end of this release for a reconciliation to total long-term debt

 

Reconciliation Tables

EBITDA represents net income plus net interest expense and depreciation and amortization. Adjusted EBITDA represents EBITDA adjusted to exclude the items set forth in the table below, which represent certain non-cash, one-time, and other items that the Company's believes are not indicative of the ongoing performance of its core operations. Adjusted Net Income represents Net Income adjusted to exclude the same non-cash, one-time, and other items. EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted Net Income are included in this presentation because they are used by management and certain investors as measures of operating performance. EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted Net Income are used by analysts in the shipping industry as common performance measures to compare results across peers. The Company's management uses EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted Net Income as performance measures and they are also presented for review at the Company's board meetings. EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted Net Income are not items recognized by accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America ("GAAP"), and should not be considered as alternatives to net income, operating income, cash flow from operating activity or any other indicator of a company's operating performance or liquidity calculated under GAAP. The definitions of EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted Net Income used here may not be comparable to those used by other companies. These definitions are also not the same as the definition of EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted Net Income used in the financial covenants in the Company's debt instruments. Set forth below is the EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted Net Income reconciliation:

Please see below for a reconciliation of the following adjusted amounts to Net Income (dollars in thousands)

 


Three Months Ended


Six Months Ended


Jun-16


Jun-15


Jun-16


Jun-15

Net Income

$    37,995


$    19,901


$    98,853


$    50,820

+ Stock-based compensation expense

1,427


9,822


2,855


10,065

+ (Gain) / Loss on disposal

(714)


16


(579)


147

+ Closing of Portugal office

-


169


-


361

+ Other financing costs

4


6,040


6


6,040

+ One-time professional fee associated with interest rate swaps

327


-


327


-

+ Commitment Fees

1,391


-


3,312


-

+ Ineffective portion of interest rate swaps

1,560


-


1,560


-

Net Income, adjusted

$    41,990


$    35,948


$  106,334


$    67,433









Weighted average shares outstanding, basic, in thousands

82,681


52,919


82,681


43,150

Weighted average shares outstanding, diluted, in thousands

82,681


52,941


82,681


43,161









Basic net income per share, adjusted

$           0.51


$           0.68


$           1.29


$           1.56

Diluted net income per share, adjusted

$           0.51


$           0.68


$           1.29


$           1.56










Three Months Ended


Six Months Ended


Jun-16


Jun-15


Jun-16


Jun-15

Net Income

$      37,995


$      19,901


$      98,853


$      50,820

+ Interest expense, net

10,361


3,513


17,656


10,940

+ Depreciation and amortization

20,023


11,011


37,504


22,010

EBITDA

$    68,379


$    34,425


$  154,013


$    83,770









+ Stock-based compensation expense

1,427


9,822


2,855


10,065

+ (Gain) / Loss on disposal

(714)


16


(579)


147

+ Closing of Portugal office

-


169


-


361

+ Other financing costs

4


6,040


6


6,040

+ One-time professional fee associated with interest rate swaps

327


-


327


-

+ Ineffective portion of interest rate swaps

1,560


-


1,560


-

EBITDA, adjusted

$    70,983


$    50,472


$  158,182


$  100,383

 

Long-term debt reconciliation table

Please see below for a reconciliation of the following adjusted amounts to long-term debt (dollars in thousands)

 


June 30,


December 31,

2016


2015


Long-term debt

$         1,141,746


$             821,687


Current portion of long-term debt

164,650


135,367

Total long-term debt, incl. current portion,

$     1,306,396


$        957,054

 excl. discount and deferred financing costs


 

Net Voyage Revenue & Operating Days Reconciliation Tables

 

Gener8 Maritime Net Voyage Revenue & Operating Days


(Dollars in thousands, except Operating Days data)

Three Months Ended



Jun-16

Jun-15


VLCC




Spot Charter & Navig8 Pool Net Voyage Revenues

$         61,698

$         20,018


Spot Charter & Navig8 Pool Operating Days

1,378

489






Time Charter Revenue

$           2,047

$           6,778


Time Charter Operating Days

42

181






SUEZMAX




Spot Charter & Navig8 Pool Net Voyage Revenues

$         28,293

$         33,033


Spot Charter & Navig8 Pool Operating Days

898

895






Time Charter Revenue

$                   -

$           1,721


Time Charter Operating Days

-

91






AFRAMAX




Spot Charter & Navig8 Pool Net Voyage Revenues

$           6,984

$         12,443


Spot Charter & Navig8 Pool Operating Days

341

348






PANAMAX




Spot Charter Revenue

$           2,743

$           3,806


Spot Operating Days

182

175






HANDYMAX




Spot Charter Revenue

$                   -

$           1,899


Spot Operating Days

-

91





Gener8 Maritime Full Fleet Net Voyage Revenues



(Dollars in thousands)

Three Months Ended



Jun-16

Jun-15


Total Voyage Revenues

$       105,958

$       116,480


Total Voyage Expenses

4,194

36,782


Total Net Voyage Revenues

$     101,764

$       79,698

 

Conference Call Information

A conference call to discuss the results will be held tomorrow, July 28, 2016 at 8:00 a.m. ET. The conference call can be accessed live by dialing 1-844-802-2435, or for international callers, 1-412-317-5128, and requesting to join the Gener8 Maritime call. A replay will be available at 11:00 a.m. ET and can be accessed by dialing 1-877-344-7529 or for international callers, 1-412-317-0088. The pass code for the replay is 10089256. The replay will be available until August 4, 2016.

A live webcast of the conference call will also be available under the Investor Relations section at www.gener8maritime.com. The Company plans to place additional materials related to the earnings announcement, including a slide presentation, on its website prior to the conference call.

About Gener8 Maritime
As of July 27, 2016, Gener8 Maritime has a fleet of 45 wholly-owned vessels on a fully-delivered basis. Gener8 Maritime's fleet is comprised of 10 VLCC newbuildings and 35 vessels on the water consisting of 18 VLCC, 11 Suezmax, four Aframax and two Panamax tankers with a total carrying capacity of over 10.8 million deadweight tons ("DWT"), and an average age on a DWT basis of less than 5 years upon delivery of the newbuildings. Gener8 Maritime is incorporated under the laws of the Marshall Islands and headquartered in New York.

Website Information
The Company intends to use its website, www.gener8maritime.com, as a means of disclosing material non-public information and for complying with its disclosure obligations under Regulation FD. Such disclosures will be included in its website's Investor Relations section. Accordingly, investors should monitor the Investor Relations portion of the Company's website, in addition to following its press releases, filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"), public conference calls, and webcasts. To subscribe to the Company's e-mail alert service, please click the "Investor Alerts" link in the Investors section of the Company's website and submit your email address. The information contained in, or that may be accessed through, the Company's website is not incorporated by reference into or a part of this document or any other report or document the Company files with or furnish to the SEC, and any references to the Company's website are intended to be inactive textual references only.

Safe Harbor Statement Under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995
This press release contains forward-looking statements, made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, Such forward-looking statements are not historical facts and are based on management's current beliefs, expectations, estimates and projections about future events, many of which, by their nature, are inherently uncertain and beyond the Company's control. Included among the factors that, in the Company's view, could cause actual results to differ materially from the forward looking statements contained in this press release are the following: (i) loss or reduction in business from the Company's significant customers; (ii) changes in the values of the Company's vessels, newbuildings or other assets; (iii) the failure of the Company's significant customers, pool managers or technical managers to perform their obligations owed to the Company; (iv) the loss or material downtime of significant vendors and service providers; (v) the Company's failure, or the failure of the commercial managers of any pools in which the Company's vessels participate, to successfully implement a profitable chartering strategy; (vi) changes in demand; (vii) a material decline or prolonged weakness in rates in the tanker market; (viii) changes in production of or demand for oil and petroleum products, generally or in particular regions; (ix) greater than anticipated levels of tanker newbuilding orders or lower than anticipated rates of tanker scrapping; (x) changes in rules and regulations applicable to the tanker industry, including, without limitation, legislation adopted by international organizations such as the International Maritime Organization and the European Union or by individual countries; (xi) actions taken by regulatory authorities; (xii) actions by the courts, the U.S. Coast Guard, the U.S. Department of Justice or other governmental authorities and the results of the legal proceedings to which the Company or any of its vessels may be subject; (xiii) changes in trading patterns significantly impacting overall tanker tonnage requirements; (xiv) changes in the typical seasonal variations in tanker charter rates; (xv) changes in the cost of other modes of oil transportation; (xvi) changes in oil transportation technology; (xvii) increases in costs including without limitation: crew wages, insurance, provisions, repairs and maintenance; (xviii) changes in general political conditions; (xix) changes in the condition of the Company's vessels or applicable maintenance or regulatory standards (which may affect, among other things, the Company's anticipated drydocking or maintenance and repair costs); (xx) changes in the itineraries of the Company's vessels; (xxi) adverse changes in foreign currency exchange rates affecting the Company's expenses; (xxii) the fulfillment of the closing conditions under, or the execution of customary additional documentation for, the Company's agreements to acquire vessels and borrow under its existing financing arrangements; (xxiii) financial market conditions; (xxiv) sourcing, completion and funding of financing on acceptable terms; (xxv) the Company's ability to comply with the covenants and conditions under the Company's debt obligations; (xxvi) the impact of electing to take advantage of certain exemptions applicable to emerging growth companies; and (xxvii) other factors listed from time to time in the Company's filings with SEC, including, without limitation, the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2015 and its subsequent reports on Form 10-Q and Form 8-K. Accordingly the reader is cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date on which they are made. The Company does not undertake any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

SOURCE Gener8 Maritime, Inc.

For further information: Leonidas J. Vrondissis, Gener8 Maritime, Inc., +1 (212) 763-5633, ir@gener8maritime.com
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