Q2 2017 Earnings
Gener8 Maritime, Inc. Announces Second Quarter 2017 Financial Results

NEW YORK, Aug. 1, 2017 /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 months and six ended June 30, 2017.

Highlights

  • Including a non-cash loss of $67.9 million due to ships held for sale, recorded net loss of $82.5 million, or $0.99 basic and diluted loss per share, for the three months ended June 30, 2017, compared to net income of $38.0 million, or $0.46 basic and diluted earnings per share for the same period in the prior year. 
  • Recorded adjusted net loss of $8.9 million, or $0.11 basic and diluted adjusted loss per share, for the three months ended June 30, 2017, compared to adjusted net income of $42.0 million or $0.51 basic and diluted adjusted earnings per share for the same period in the prior year.
  • Increased vessel operating days by 18.0% to 3,352 in the three months ended June 30, 2017 compared to 2,841 in the same period in the prior year.  Increased full fleet "ECO" operating days to 54.2% in the three months ended June 30, 2017, compared to 30.8% in the same period in the prior year. 
  • Entered into a series of transactions that are expected to increase cash on the balance sheet by more than $87 million and reduce total indebtedness by approximately $144 million.  These include:
    • Modified the Company's interest rate swap agreements, resulting in aggregate net cash proceeds of $18.2 million in April 2017.
    • Sold the following vessels for net cash proceeds of $65.4 million after debt repayment of $119.7 million:
      • A 2002-built Aframax (Gener8 Daphne), two 2016-built VLCCs (Gener8 Noble and Gener8 Theseus), and a 2002-built Suezmax (Gener8 Orion).
    • Entered into agreements in July 2017 to sell the following vessels for expected net cash proceeds of $3.4 million after debt repayment of $24.1 million:
      • Two 1999-built Suezmax tankers, Gener8 Horn and Gener8 Phoenix, for demolition prior to the vessels' special surveys, and the 2002-built Aframax Gener8 Elektra

"We continue to take important steps to strengthen our platform and balance sheet" said Peter Georgiopoulos, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Gener8 Maritime. "In this seasonally weaker rate environment, we remain focused on maximizing our financial flexibility in order to manage our business for the near- and long-term.  We continue to dispose of older vessels, streamlining our fleet and focusing on high quality tonnage with the best return profile.  This strengthens our competitive position in the market. We believe the strategy we are pursuing is prudent and reflects our approach to managing our balance sheet and market exposure."

Leo Vrondissis, Chief Financial Officer, added, "Our balance sheet is expected to be further strengthened during the second quarter, by our agreeing to transactions that are expected to provide over $87.0 million of additional liquidity. The sales of our older vessels have also been timely, as several have come before the vessels' 2017 special surveys, which according to budgeted amounts will preserve an additional $18 million of liquidity."

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-17


Jun-16


VLCC





Average Spot TCE Rate

$26,961


$44,806


Average Time Charter TC Rate

-


$48,399







SUEZMAX





Average Spot TCE Rate

$15,361


$31,500


Average Time Charter TC Rate

-


-







AFRAMAX





Average Spot TCE Rate

$9,858


$20,477


Average Time Charter TC Rate

-


-







PANAMAX





Average Spot TCE Rate

$4,647


$15,071


Average Time Charter TC Rate

-


-







FULL FLEET





Average Spot TCE Rate

$21,713


$35,635


Average Time Charter TC Rate

-


$48,399



(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.

 

Second Quarter 2017 Results Summary 

The Company recorded net loss for the three months ended June 30, 2017 of $82.5 million, or $0.99 basic and diluted loss per share, compared to net income of $38.0 million, or $0.46 basic and diluted earnings per share, for the prior year period.

Adjusted net loss was $8.9 million, or $0.11 basic and diluted adjusted loss per share, for the three months ended June 30, 2017, compared to adjusted net income of $42.0 million, or $0.51 basic and diluted adjusted earnings per share, for the prior year period.

Adjusted EBITDA for the three months ended June 30, 2017 was $38.2 million, compared to $71.0 million for the prior year period. Please refer to the tables at the end of this press release for a reconciliation of adjusted net income and adjusted EBITDA to net income.

The average daily spot TCE rate obtained by the Company's VLCC fleet, including its vessels that were deployed in the Navig8 pools, was $26,961 for the three months ended June 30, 2017. During the three months ended June 30, 2017, the Company's "ECO" VLCC fleet earned an average daily TCE rate of $27,920, and the Company's non-"ECO" VLCC fleet earned an average daily TCE rate of $20,670.  The average daily TCE rate obtained by the Company on a full-fleet basis was $21,713 during the three months ended June 30, 2017, compared to $35,825 for the prior year period. 

Net voyage revenues decreased by $29.0 million, or 28.5%, to $72.8 million for the three months ended June 30, 2017 compared to $101.8 million dollars for the prior year period. The decrease in net voyage revenues was primarily attributable to the decrease in the Company's average daily fleet TCE rate by $14,112, or 39.4%, to $21,713 for the three months ended June 30, 2017 compared to $35,825 for the prior year period.  The decrease in the Company's average daily fleet TCE rate resulted in a decrease in net voyage revenue of approximately $40.1 million during the three months ended June 30, 2017 compared to the prior year period. The decrease in net voyage revenues was partially offset by an increase in the Company's vessel operating days of 512 days, or 18.0%, to 3,352 days, for the three months ended June 30, 2017 compared to 2,841 days for the prior year period.  The increase in the Company's vessel operating days resulted in an increase in net voyage revenue of approximately $11.1 million for the three months ended June 30, 2017 compared to the prior year period. The increase in the Company's vessel operating days was primarily the result of the deployment of 9 additional VLCC newbuilding vessels since the end of the prior year period.  

Direct vessel operating expenses, which include crew costs, provisions, deck and engine stores, lubricating oil, insurance, and maintenance and repairs for owned vessels increased by $2.4 million, or 9.2%, to $27.9 million for the three months ended June 30, 2017 compared to $25.5 million for the prior year period. The increase was primarily due to increases in the Company's average fleet size to 39.2 vessels for the three months ended June 30, 2017 from 33.4 vessels for the prior year period and associated increases in crew costs and other costs.  The increase in direct vessel operating expenses was partially offset by a decrease in daily direct vessel operating expenses per vessel of $601, or 7.1%, to $7,807 per day for the three months ended June 30, 2017 compared to $8,408 per day for the prior year period, primarily as a result of lower operating costs, including crew cost, repair and maintenance and other costs, associated with the Company's newly delivered vessels.

General and administrative expenses increased by $2.6 million, or 37.0%, to $9.6 million for the three months ended June 30, 2017, compared to $7.0 million in the prior year period. During the three months ended June 30, 2017, we recorded as general and administrative expenses a write-off of assets of $1.5 million and litigation loss of $0.4 million, both of which are related to a May 2017 arbitration tribunal decision regarding a 2013 charter dispute submitted by a vessel owning subsidiary of the Company.

Depreciation and amortization increased by $6.7 million, or 33.8%, to $26.7 million for the three months ended June 30, 2017 compared to $20.0 million for the prior year period. The increase in depreciation and amortization was primarily due to an increase in vessel depreciation of $6.7 million, or 37.3%, to $25.0 million for the three months ended June 30, 2017 compared to $18.3 million in the prior year period. The increase in vessel depreciation was primarily due to an increase in the Company's fleet size during the three months ended June 30, 2017 compared to the prior year period.

Loss on disposal of vessels, net increased by $68.6 million, to $67.9 million for the three months ended June 30, 2017 compared to a gain of $0.7 million for the prior year period. The increase in loss on disposal of vessels, net was primarily due to non-cash losses associated with the disposal of vessels and certain vessel equipment of $66.8 million related to the potential sale of the Gener8 Noble and Gener8 Theseus, which were moved to assets held for sale, and the sale of the Gener8 Orion, which was completed in June 2017.

Net interest expense increased by $10.0 million to $20.4 million for the three months ended June 30, 2017 compared to $10.4 million for the prior year period.  The increase was primarily attributable to the decrease in capitalized interest of $7.0 million, or 89.1%, to $0.8 million for the three months ended June 30, 2017 compared to $7.8 million in the prior year period related to the capitalization of interest expense associated with vessels under construction as a result of the funding of the acquisition of the Company's VLCC newbuildings. Also contributing to the increase during the three months ended June 30, 2017, was an increase in interest expense associated with the Company's senior secured credit facilities of $3.5 million, or 37.4%, to $12.8 million compared to $9.3 in the prior year period due to an increase in the Company's outstanding borrowings under its senior secured credit facilities and senior notes, which totaled $1.6 billion and $1.3 billion as of June 30, 2017 and 2016, respectively.  The increase in net interest expense was partially offset by a reduction in net interest expense of $1.1 million related to the modification of the interest rate swaps agreements that were entered into on April 10, 2017, which included changes to the notional amounts, maturity dates, and an increase in the fixed rates payable under the interest rate swaps.

During the three months ended June 30, 2017, the Company's interest rate swap agreements were ineffective, and the Company recorded $2.8 million of expenses related to the impact of the interest rate swap agreements.

As of June 30, 2017, the Company's cash balance was $160.1 million, compared to $94.7 million as of December 31, 2016. As of June 30, 2017, the Company's total debt was $1.6 billion and net debt was $1.4 billion.

As of June 30, 2017, there were 82,988,946 shares of the Company's common stock outstanding. 

Gener8 Maritime Fleet Profile (as of July 31, 2017)

Vessels on the Water






Type

Vessel Name

DWT

Year Built

Employment







1

VLCC

Gener8 Ethos

298,991

2017

VL8 Pool

2

VLCC

Gener8 Hector

297,363

2017

VL8 Pool

3

VLCC

Gener8 Theseus(1)

299,392

2016

VL8 Pool

4

VLCC

Gener8 Noble(1)

298,991

2016

VL8 Pool

5

VLCC

Gener8 Miltiades

301,038

2016

VL8 Pool

6

VLCC

Gener8 Oceanus

299,011

2016

VL8 Pool

7

VLCC

Gener8 Perseus

299,392

2016

VL8 Pool

8

VLCC

Gener8 Macedon

298,991

2016

VL8 Pool

9

VLCC

Gener8 Chiotis

300,973

2016

VL8 Pool

10

VLCC

Gener8 Constantine

299,011

2016

VL8 Pool

11

VLCC

Gener8 Andriotis

301,014

2016

VL8 Pool

12

VLCC

Gener8 Apollo

301,417

2016

VL8 Pool

13

VLCC

Gener8 Ares

301,587

2016

VL8 Pool

14

VLCC

Gener8 Hera

301,619

2016

VL8 Pool

15

VLCC

Gener8 Nautilus

298,991

2016

VL8 Pool

16

VLCC

Gener8 Success

300,932

2016

VL8 Pool

17

VLCC

Gener8 Supreme

300,933

2016

VL8 Pool

18

VLCC

Gener8 Athena

299,999

2015

VL8 Pool

19

VLCC

Gener8 Strength

300,960

2015

VL8 Pool

20

VLCC

Gener8 Neptune

299,999

2015

VL8 Pool

21

VLCC

Genmar Zeus

318,325

2010

VL8 Pool

22

VLCC

Gener8 Atlas

306,005

2007

VL8 Pool

23

VLCC

Gener8 Hercules

306,543

2007

VL8 Pool

24

VLCC

Gener8 Poseidon

305,795

2002

VL8 Pool

25

Suezmax

Gener8 Spartiate

164,925

2011

Suez8 Pool

26

Suezmax

Gener8 Maniate

164,715

2010

Suez8 Pool

27

Suezmax

Gener8 St. Nikolas

149,876

2008

Suez8 Pool

28

Suezmax

Gener8 Kara G

150,296

2007

Suez8 Pool

29

Suezmax

Gener8 George T

149,847

2007

Suez8 Pool

30

Suezmax

Gener8 Harriet G

150,296

2006

Suez8 Pool

31

Suezmax

Gener8 Argus

159,999

2000

Suez8 Pool

32

Suezmax

Gener8 Horn(1)

159,475

1999

Suez8 Pool

33

Suezmax

Gener8 Phoenix(1)

153,015

1999

Suez8 Pool

34

Aframax

Gener8 Pericles

105,674

2003

V8 Pool

35

Aframax

Gener8 Elektra(1)

106,560

2002

Spot

36

Aframax

Gener8 Defiance

105,538

2002

Spot

37

Panamax

Gener8 Companion

72,749

2004

Spot

38

Panamax

Genmar Compatriot

72,749

2004

Spot


Vessels on the Water Total

9,102,986









Newbuildings






Type

Vessel Name

DWT

Yard

Delivery Date


VLCC

Gener8 Nestor

300,000

HAN

Sep-17







(1)

Subject to contract for sale


 

Financial Information

Consolidated Statements of Operations for the Three and Six Months ended June 30, 2017


For the Three Months


For the Six Months

(Dollars in thousands, except per share data)

Ended June 30,


Ended June 30,


2017


2016


2017


2016

VOYAGE REVENUES:








Navig8 pool revenues

$          72,317


$          92,400


$        190,686


$        205,431

Time charter revenues

-


2,047


-


9,278

Spot charter revenues

2,628


11,511


7,275


15,293

Total voyage revenues 

74,945


105,958


197,961


230,002

Voyage expenses 

2,152


4,194


3,854


6,551

Net voyage revenues

72,793


101,764


194,107


223,451









OPERATING EXPENSES:








Direct vessel operating expenses 

27,881


25,532


56,901


50,061

Navig8 charterhire expenses

(6)


(49)


-


3,221

General and administrative 

9,626


7,024


18,052


15,112

Depreciation and amortization 

26,780


20,023


54,474


37,504

Loss (gain) on disposal of vessels, net

67,860


(714)


77,703


(579)

Total operating expenses 

132,141


51,816


207,130


105,319









OPERATING (LOSS) INCOME

$          (59,348)


$          49,948


$          (13,023)


$          118,132









OTHER EXPENSES:








Interest expense, net 

(20,447)


(10,361)


(40,498)


(17,656)

Other financing costs 

(3)


(4)


(55)


(6)

Other income (expense), net 

(2,747)


(1,588)


(2,105)


(1,617)

Total other expenses 

(23,197)


(11,953)


(42,658)


(19,279)

NET (LOSS) INCOME

$          (82,545)


$          37,995


$          (55,681)


$          98,853









(LOSS) INCOME PER COMMON SHARE








Basic

$              (0.99)


$                0.46


$              (0.67)


$                1.20

Diluted

$              (0.99)


$                0.46


$              (0.67)


$                1.20

 

Selected Balance Sheet Data





June 30,


December 31,

BALANCE SHEET DATA, at end of period

2017


2016

(Dollars in thousands)




     Cash & cash equivalents

$              160,146


$                 94,681

     Current assets, including cash

403,228


215,285

Total assets

2,938,234


2,992,669

     Current liabilities, incl. current portion of LTD

197,850


216,566

     Current portion of LTD

160,446


181,023

Total LTD, incl. current portion & discount

1,576,212


1,581,951

Shareholders' equity

1,381,118


1,437,411

 

Reconciliation Tables

EBITDA represents net income (loss) 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, as well as commitment fees. 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. 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 in isolation or used as alternatives to net income, operating income, cash flow from operating activity or any other indicator of the Company's operating performance or liquidity required by GAAP. The Company's presentation of EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted Net Income is intended to supplement investors' understanding of its operating performance by providing information regarding its ongoing performance that exclude items the Company believes do not directly affect its core operations and enhancing the comparability of its ongoing performance across periods. The Company presents Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted Net Income in addition to EBITDA and Net Income because Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted Net Income eliminate the impact of additional non-cash, one-time and other items not associated with the ongoing performance of its core operations, including charges associated with stock-based compensation, gains and losses on the sale of vessels and costs associated with its financing activities, that the Company believes further reduce the comparability of the ongoing performance of its core operations across periods. The Company's management considers EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted Net Income to be useful to investors because such performance measures provide information regarding the profitability of its core operations and facilitate comparison of its operating performance to the operating performance of the Company's peers. Additionally, 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. While the Company believes these measures are useful to investors, the definitions of EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted Net Income used here may not be comparable to similar measures used by other companies. In addition, 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. During the three and six months ended June 30, 2017 we included in Adjusted EBITDA Loss on litigation due to a May 2017 arbitration tribunal decision regarding a 2013 charter dispute submitted by a vessel owning subsidiary of the Company.

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


Three Months Ended


Six Months Ended


Jun-17


Jun-16


Jun-17


Jun-16

Net (Loss) Income

$          (82,545)


$          37,995


$  (55,681)


$          98,853









+ Stock-based compensation expense

758


1,427


2,835


2,855

+ Loss on disposal of vessels, net

67,860


(714)


77,703


(579)

+ Other financing costs

3


4


55


6

+ Professional fees related to interest rate swaps

-


327


260


327

+ Commitment Fees

175


1,391


450


3,312

+ Impact of interest rate swaps fair value

2,771


1,560


2,109


1,560

+ Non-cash G&A expenses, excluding stock-based compensation

1,711


-


1,488


-

+ Loss on litigation

400


-


400


-

Net (Loss) Income, adjusted

$          (8,867)


$         41,990


$         29,619


$       106,334









Weighted average shares outstanding, basic, in thousands

82,979


82,681


82,970


82,681

Weighted average shares outstanding, diluted, in thousands

82,979


82,681


82,970


82,681









Basic net (loss) income per share, adjusted

$           (0.11)


$             0.51


$             0.36


$             1.29

Diluted net (loss) income per share, adjusted

$           (0.11)


$             0.51


$             0.36


$             1.29


























Three Months Ended


Six Months Ended


Jun-17


Jun-16


Jun-17


Jun-16

Net (Loss) Income

$       (82,545)


$        37,995


$       (55,681)


$        98,853

+ Interest expense, net

20,447


10,361


40,498


17,656

+ Depreciation and amortization

26,780


20,023


54,474


37,504

EBITDA

$       (35,318)


$        68,379


$         39,291


$     154,013









+ Stock-based compensation expense

758


1,427


2,835


2,855

+ Loss on disposal of vessels, net

67,860


(714)


77,703


(579)

+ Other financing costs

3


4


55


6

+ Professional fees related to interest rate swaps

-


327


260


327

+ Impact of interest rate swaps fair value

2,771


1,560


2,109


1,560

+ Non-cash G&A expenses, excluding stock-based compensation

1,711


-


1,488


-

+ Loss on litigation

400


-


400


-

EBITDA, adjusted

$       38,185


$       70,983


$     124,141


$     158,182



(1)

Non-cash G&A expenses, excluding stock-based compensation expense, include accounts receivable reserves (including revenue offsets), amortization of lease assets that were recorded in connection with fresh start accounting and amortization of straight line rent expense.  The presentation of prior year amounts have been conformed to the current year presentation.

 

Net debt represents total debt less cash, discounts and deferred financing costs.  Net debt is included is this presentation because it is used by management and certain investors as a measure of the Company's overall liquidity, financial flexibility and leverage. Furthermore, certain investors, creditors, and credit analysts monitor the Company's net debt as part of their assessments of its business.  Net debt is not recognized by GAAP, and should not be considered in isolation or used as alternatives financial condition or liquidity required by GAAP. In particular, the Company typically needs a portion of its cash for purposes other than debt reduction. The deduction of these items from total debt in the calculation of net debt should thus not be understood to mean that any of these items are available exclusively for debt reduction at any given time.

Long-term debt reconciliation table

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

Reconciliation of total long-term debt

June 30,


December 31,

2017


2016

 

     Long-term debt

$           1,415,766


$           1,400,928

     Current portion of long-term debt

160,446


181,023

Total long-term debt, incl. current portion,

$     1,576,212


$     1,581,951

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-17


Jun-16


VLCC





ECO Fleet Net Voyage Revenue (1)

$          50,762


$          39,450


ECO Fleet Operating Days (1)

1,818


852


Non-ECO Fleet Net Voyage Revenue (1)

$            5,680


$          22,248


Non-ECO Fleet Operating Days (1)

275


526


Spot Charter & Navig8 Pool Net Voyage Revenues

$          56,442


$          61,698


Spot Charter & Navig8 Pool Operating Days

2,093


1,378


Time Charter Revenue

$                     -


$            2,047


Time Charter Operating Days

-


42







SUEZMAX





Spot Charter & Navig8 Pool Net Voyage Revenues

$          12,826


$          28,293


Spot Charter & Navig8 Pool Operating Days

835


898


Time Charter Revenue

$                    -


$                     -


Time Charter Operating Days

-


-







AFRAMAX





Spot Charter & Navig8 Pool Net Voyage Revenues

$            2,963


$            6,984


Spot Charter & Navig8 Pool Operating Days

301


341







PANAMAX





Spot Charter Revenue

$               576


$            2,743


Spot Operating Days

123


182











Gener8 Maritime Full Fleet Net Voyage Revenues



(Dollars in thousands)

Three Months Ended



Jun-17


Jun-16


Total Voyage Revenues

$          74,945


$       105,958


Total Voyage Expenses

2,152


4,194


Total Net Voyage Revenues

$          72,793


$        101,764



(1)

Includes all spot voyages for the Company's vessels, including those that were in the Navig8 Pools.

 

Conference Call Information

A conference call to discuss the results will be held today, August 1, 2017 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 be joined into 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 10110903. The replay will be available until August 8, 2017.

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 31, 2017, Gener8 Maritime has a fleet of 39 wholly-owned vessels comprised of 25 VLCCs, including one newbuilding, 9 Suezmaxes, three Aframaxes, and two Panamax tankers.  On a fully-delivered basis, Gener8 Maritime's fleet has a total carrying capacity of approximately 9.4 million deadweight tons ("DWT") and an average age of approximately 4.5 years on a DWT basis. Gener8 Maritime is incorporated under the laws of the Marshall Islands and headquartered in New York.

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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 significant customers of the Company's or of the commercial pools in which the Company participates; (ii) changes in the values of the Company's vessels, newbuildings or other assets; (iii) the failure of the Company's significant customers, shipyards, 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) termination or change in the nature of the Company's relationship with any of the commercial pools in which it participates; (vii) changes in demand for the Company's services; (viii) a material decline or prolonged weakness in rates in the tanker market; (ix) changes in production of or demand for oil and petroleum products, generally or in particular regions; (x) greater than anticipated levels of tanker newbuilding orders or lower than anticipated rates of tanker scrapping; (xi) adverse weather and natural disasters, acts of piracy, terrorist attacks and international hostilities and instability; (xii) 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; (xiii) actions taken by regulatory authorities; (xiv) 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; (xv) changes in trading patterns significantly impacting overall tanker tonnage requirements; (xvi) any non-compliance with the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977 or other applicable regulations relating to bribery; (xvii) the highly cyclical nature of the oil-shipping industry; (xviii) changes in the typical seasonal variations in tanker charter rates; (xix) changes in the cost of other modes of oil transportation; (xx) changes in oil transportation technology; (xxi) increases in costs including without limitation: crew wages, insurance, provisions, repairs and maintenance; (xxii) changes in general political conditions; (xxiii) the adequacy of insurance to cover the Company's losses, including in connection with maritime accidents or spill events; (xxiv) 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); (xxv) changes in the itineraries of the Company's vessels; (xxvi) adverse changes in foreign currency exchange rates affecting the Company's expenses; (xxvii) the fulfillment of the closing conditions under, or the execution of customary additional documentation for, the Company's agreements to acquire or sell vessels and borrow under its existing financing arrangements; (xxviii) the effect of the Company's indebtedness on its ability to finance operations, pursue desirable business operations and successfully run its business in the future; (xxix) financial market conditions; (xxx) sourcing, completion and funding of financing on acceptable terms; (xxxi) the Company's ability to generate sufficient cash to service its indebtedness and comply with the covenants and conditions under the Company's debt obligations; (xxxii) the impact of electing to take advantage of certain exemptions applicable to emerging growth companies; and (xxxiii) 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, 2016 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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