July 31, 2017
Global Ship Lease Reports Results for the Second Quarter of 2017

LONDON, July 31, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Global Ship Lease, Inc. (NYSE:GSL), a containership charter owner, announced today its unaudited results for the three months and six months ended June 30, 2017.


Second Quarter and Year To Date Highlights

- Reported operating revenues of $40.3 million for the second quarter 2017. Revenue for the six months ended June 30, 2017 was $79.9 million

- Reported net income available to common shareholders of $6.8 million for the second quarter 2017.  For the six months ended June 30, 2017, net income was $13.6 million

- Generated $28.1 million of Adjusted EBITDA(1) for the second quarter 2017.  Adjusted EBITDA for the six months ended June 30, 2017 was $56.1 million

- Normalized net income(1) was $7.3 million for second quarter 2017. Normalized net income was $14.1 million for the six months ended June 30, 2017

- Purchased and cancelled on April 21, 2017, $19.5 million principal amount 10.0% First Priority Secured Notes due 2019.  Net debt to last 12 months Adjusted EBITDA was 3.1 times at June 30, 2017, down from 3.3 times at December 31, 2016

Ian Webber, Chief Executive Officer of Global Ship Lease, stated, "During the second quarter of 2017, we remained focused on generating strong cashflows from stable, fixed-rate contracts with industry-leading counterparties. The value and consistency of this core strategy was once again evident in our financial results for the quarter."

Mr. Webber added, "Looking forward, we expect continued firming in the charter market over time, driven by discipline in the placement of new orders, an orderbook heavily skewed towards the largest vessels, elevated scrapping consisting almost entirely of the mid-sized and smaller vessel classes where we focus, and better than expected demand growth.  We remain encouraged by the upward movement of the spot charter market throughout 2017 and believe that this should benefit those of our vessels due to become open later this year and early next. By continuing to maximize vessel utilization with top-tier counterparties, actively manage costs, and opportunistically pursue further deleveraging of our stable balance sheet, we believe that Global Ship Lease is well positioned to create long-term value for our shareholders amidst an improving market environment."

SELECTED FINANCIAL DATA — UNAUDITED

(thousands of U.S. dollars)

 ThreeThreeSixSix
 months
ended
months
ended
months
 ended
months
 ended
 June 30,
2017
June 30,
2016
June 30,
2017
June 30,
2016
     
Revenue40,25941,33379,90183,943
Operating Income18,53117,92136,96536,306
Net Income for Common Shareholders6,8246,04313,61810,600
Adjusted EBITDA (1)28,07228,79856,10658,118
Normalized Net Income (1)7,3445,63214,13811,061
     

 (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 18-vessel fleet generated revenue from fixed-rate, mainly long-term time, charters of $40.3 million in the three months ended June 30, 2017, down $1.0 million (or 2.6%) on revenue of $41.3 million for the comparative period in 2016, due mainly to reduced revenue as a consequence of the amendments to the charters of Marie Delmas and Kumasi effective August 1, 2016, offset by an overall reduction in offhire from a total of 53 days in the three months ended June 30, 2016 to 42 days in the 2017 period.  There were 1,638 ownership days in the quarter, the same as in the comparative period in 2016. The 42 days of offhire in the three months ended June 30, 2017 were attributable to 15 days for scheduled dry-dockings and 27 days unplanned offhire, primarily related to a vessel grounding in late March, giving an overall utilization of 97.4%. The affected vessel underwent repairs and was successfully returned to service. In the comparative period of 2016, there were 51 days of planned offhire for scheduled dry-dockings and two days of unplanned offhire, giving a utilization of 96.8%.

For the six months ended June 30, 2017, revenue was $79.9 million, down $4.0 million (or 4.8%) on revenue of $83.9 million in the comparative period, mainly due to the amendments to the charters of Marie Delmas and Kumasi effective August 1, 2016 and an increase in offhire to a total of 92 days in the six months ended June 30, 2017 from 53 in the comparative period.

The table below shows fleet utilization for the three and six months ended June 30, 2017 and 2016, and for the years ended December 31, 2016, 2015, 2014 and 2013.

          
 Three months endedSix months ended   
 June 30,June 30,June 30,June 30, Dec 31,Dec 31,Dec 31,Dec 31,
Days2017 2016 2017 2016  2016 2015 2014 2013 
          
Ownership days1,638 1,638 3,258 3,276  6,588 6,893 6,270 6,205 
Planned offhire - scheduled dry-dock(15)(51)(62)(51) (100)(9)(48)(21)
Unplanned offhire(27)(2)(30)(2) (3)(7)(12)(7)
Idle time0 0 0 0  0 (13)(64)0 
Operating days1,596 1,585 3,166 3,223  6,485 6,864 6,146 6,177 
          
Utilization97.4%96.8%97.2%98.4% 98.4%99.6%98.0%99.5%

In the three months ended June 30, 2017, we completed one regulatory dry-docking. There have been a total of four regulatory dry-dockings year to date. One further regulatory dry-docking is scheduled in 2017.  Two dry-dockings were completed in the three months ended June 30, 2016, and one further dry-docking was substantially completed.  There were a total of six dry-dockings in 2016.

Vessel Operating Expenses

Vessel operating expenses, which include costs of crew, lubricating oil, spares and insurance, as well as bunker fuel when a vessel is offhire or without a charter, were $10.9 million for the three months ended June 30, 2017.  The average cost per ownership day in the quarter was $6,635, compared to $6,909 for the comparative period, down $274 or 4.0%.  The reductions occurred across several cost categories, most prominently from lower consumption of lubricating oil, reduced insurance costs on renewals and lower expenditure on repairs and maintenance.

For the six months ended June 30, 2017, vessel operating expenses were $21.3 million, or an average of $6,531 per day, compared to $22.7 million in the comparative period, or $6,935 per day.

Depreciation

Depreciation for the three months ended June 30, 2017 was $9.5 million, compared to $10.9 million in the second quarter 2016, with the reduction being due to the effect of lower book values for a number of vessels following impairment write downs taken in the third and fourth quarters 2016.

Depreciation for the six months ended June 30, 2017 was $19.1 million, compared to $21.8 million in the comparative period, with the reduction being due to the reason noted above.

General and Administrative Costs

General and administrative costs were $1.3 million in the three months ended June 30, 2017, the same as in the second quarter of 2016.       

For the six months ended June 30, 2017, general and administrative costs were $2.6 million, compared to $3.3 million in the comparative period in 2016, which includes higher legal and professional fees in the three months ended March 31, 2016.

Other Operating Income

Other operating income in the three months ended June 30, 2017 was $6,000, compared to $63,000 in the second quarter of 2016.

For the six months ended June 30, 2017, other operating income was $48,000, compared to $144,000 in the comparative period. 

Adjusted EBITDA

As a result of the above, Adjusted EBITDA was $28.1 million for the three months ended June 30, 2017, down from $28.8 million for the three months ended June 30, 2016.

Adjusted EBITDA for the six months ended June 30, 2017 was $56.1 million, compared to $58.1 million for the comparative period.

Interest Expense

Debt at June 30, 2017 comprised amounts outstanding on our Notes, the revolving credit facility and the secured term loan.

Interest expense for the three months ended June 30, 2017, was $11.0 million, compared to $11.1 million for the three months ended June 30, 2016.  The reduction of $1.0 million interest paid on our 10.0% Notes on lower amounts outstanding was offset by $0.5 million charges, including premium paid, associated with the excess cashflow offer which retired $19.5 million principal amount of our 10% Notes on April 21, 2017, whereas second quarter 2016 included a $0.5 million gain realized in May 2016 on the purchase in the open market of $4.2 million principal amount of the Notes.  

For the six months ended June 30, 2017, interest expense was $22.0 million, compared to $24.2 million for the six months ended June 30, 2016.  The reduction is mainly due to lower interest on the lower amount outstanding of our 10% Notes.

Interest income for the three months ended June 30, 2017 was $0.1 million, compared to $38,000 in the comparative quarter in 2016.

Interest income for the six months ended June 30, 2017 was $0.2 million, compared to $0.1 million in the comparative period in 2016.

Taxation

Taxation for the three months ended June 30, 2017 was $6,000, compared to $9,000 in the second quarter of 2016.

Taxation for the six months ended June 30, 2017 was $16,000, compared to $15,000 for the comparative period in 2016. 

Earnings Allocated to Preferred Shares

The Series B preferred shares, issued on August 20, 2014, carry a coupon of 8.75%, the cost of which for the three months ended June 30, 2017 was $0.8 million, the same as in the comparative period.  The cost was $1.5 million in the six months ended June 30, 2017, again the same as in the comparative period. 

Net Income Available to Common Shareholders

Net income available to common shareholders for the three months ended June 30, 2017 was $6.8 million, compared to $6.0 million in the second quarter 2016.

Normalized net income, which excludes the premium paid on the purchase of our 10% Notes in April 2017 under the excess cashflow offer and associated charges, was $7.3 million for the three months ended June 30, 2017, compared to $5.6 million in the second quarter of 2016.

Net income available to common shareholders was $13.6 million for the six months ended June 30, 2017, compared to $10.6 million in the comparative period.  Normalized net income for the six months ended June 30, 2017, was $14.1 million. Normalized net income for the six months ended June 30, 2016 which excludes the gain on the purchase of 10% Notes in May 2016 and the premium associated with the tender offer for 10% Notes completed in March 2016, and associated charges, was $11.1 million.

Fleet

The following table provides information about the on-the-water fleet of 18 vessels as at June 30, 2017. 15 vessels are chartered to CMA CGM, and three are chartered to OOCL.

    RemainingEarliestDaily
    CharterCharterCharter
VesselCapacityYearPurchaseTerm (2)ExpiryRate
Name in TEUs (1)Builtby GSL (years)Date$
CMA CGM Matisse2,2621999Dec 20072.50Sept 21, 201915,300
CMA CGM Utrillo2,2621999Dec 20072.50Sept 11, 201915,300
Delmas Keta2,2072003Dec 20070.50Sept 20, 201718,465
Julie Delmas2,2072002Dec 20070.50Sept 11, 201718,465
Kumasi2,2072002Dec 20071.50 - 3.50(3)Nov 16, 201813,000(3)
Marie Delmas2,2072002Dec 20071.50 - 3.50(3)Nov 16, 201813,000(3)
CMA CGM La Tour2,2722001Dec 20072.50Sept 20, 201915,300
CMA CGM Manet2,2722001Dec 20072.50Sept 7, 201915,300
CMA CGM Alcazar5,0892007Jan 20083.50Oct 18, 202033,750
CMA CGM Château d'If5,0892007Jan 20083.50Oct 11, 202033,750
CMA CGM Thalassa11,0402008Dec 20088.50Oct 1, 202547,200
CMA CGM Jamaica4,2982006Dec 20085.50Sept 17, 202225,350
CMA CGM Sambhar4,0452006Dec 20085.50Sept 16, 202225,350
CMA CGM America4,0452006Dec 20085.50Sept 19, 202225,350
CMA CGM Berlioz6,6212001Aug 20094.25May 28, 202134,000
OOCL Tianjin8,0632005Oct 20140.50Oct 28, 201734,500
OOCL Qingdao8,0632004Mar 20150.75Mar 11, 201834,500
OOCL Ningbo8,0632004Sep 20151.25Sep 17, 201834,500
 
(1)  Twenty-foot Equivalent Units.
     
(2)  As at June 30, 2017. Plus or minus 90 days, other than (i) OOCL Tianjin which is between October 28, 2017 and January 28, 2018, (ii) OOCL Qingdao which is between March 11, 2018 and June 11, 2018, and (iii) OOCL Ningbo which is between September 17, 2018 and December 17, 2018, all at charterer's option.
(3)  The charters for Kumasi and Marie Delmas were amended in July 2016.  The charter rate is $13,000 per day until September 14, 2017 for Marie Delmas and September 21, 2017 for Kumasi.  Thereafter, the daily rate is $9,800.  The earliest possible re-delivery date is shown in the table, taking account of the Company exercising its option to extend the charters through December 31, 2018 plus or minus 45 days.  The Company has two further consecutive options to extend the charters, at $9,800 per day, which, if exercised, would extend the earliest re-delivery date to October 2, 2020.

                                                       

Conference Call and Webcast

Global Ship Lease will hold a conference call to discuss the Company's results for the three months ended June 30, 2017 today, Monday July 31, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. Eastern Time. There are two ways to access the conference call:

 (1) Dial-in: (877) 445-2556 or (908) 982-4670; Passcode: 56081709


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 Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at (855) 859-2056 or (404) 537-3406. Enter the code 56081709 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 2016 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 info@globalshiplease.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 mainly long-term, fixed-rate charters to top tier container liner companies.

Global Ship Lease owns 18 vessels with a total capacity of 82,312 TEU and an average age, weighted by TEU capacity, at June 30, 2017 of 12.5 years. All 18 vessels are currently fixed on time charters, 15 of which are with CMA CGM. The average remaining term of the charters at June 30, 2017 is 3.1 years or 3.5 years on a weighted basis.


Reconciliation of Non-U.S. GAAP Financial Measures

A. Adjusted EBITDA

Adjusted EBITDA represents net income before interest income and expense including amortization of deferred finance costs, realized and unrealized gain (loss) on derivatives, income taxes, depreciation and amortization.  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 or any other financial metric required by such accounting principles.

ADJUSTED EBITDA - UNAUDITED

(thousands of U.S. dollars) 


  ThreeThreeSixSix
  monthsmonthsmonthsmonths
  endedendedendedended
  June 30,June 30,June 30,June 30,
  2017 2016 2017 2016 
      
Net income available to Common Shareholders6,824 6,043 13,618 10,600 
      
Adjust:Depreciation9,541 10,877 19,141 21,812 
 Interest income(90)(38)(183)(82)
 Interest expense11,026 11,142 21,983 24,242 
 Income tax6 9 16 15 
 Earnings allocated to preferred shares765 765 1,531 1,531 
      
Adjusted EBITDA28,072 28,798 56,106 58,118 


B. Normalized net income


Normalized net income represents net income adjusted for the premium paid on the tender offer together with the related accelerated amortization of deferred financing costs and original issue discount. 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 that do not affect operating performance or operating cash generated. Normalized net income is not defined in US GAAP and should not be considered to be an alternate to net income or any other financial metric required by such accounting principles.

NORMALIZED NET INCOME -  UNAUDITED   
(thousands of U.S. dollars) 


  ThreeThreeSixSix
  monthsmonthsmonthsmonths
  endedendedendedended
  June 30,June 30,June 30,June 30,
  20172016 20172016 
      
Net income available to Common Shareholders6,8246,043 13,61810,600 
      
Adjust:Gain on purchase of Notes---(452)---(452)
 Premium paid on tender offer for Notes390--- 390533 
 Accelerated write off of deferred financing charges related to purchase and tender offer6110 6190 
 Accelerated write off of original issue discount related to purchase and tender offer6931 69290 
      
Normalized net income7,3445,632 14,13811,061 


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 strength of future growth of the container shipping industry, including the rates of annual demand and supply growth;
•  the financial condition of CMA CGM (the company's principal charterer and main source of operating revenue) and other charterers and their ability to pay charterhire in accordance with the charters;
•  the overall health and condition of the U.S. and global financial markets;
•  Global Ship Lease's financial condition and liquidity, including its ability to obtain additional financing to fund capital expenditures, vessel acquisitions and for other general corporate purposes and its ability to meet its financial covenants and repay its borrowings;
•  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 first priority secured notes;
•  future acquisitions, business strategy and expected capital spending;
•  operating expenses, availability of key employees, crew, number of off-hire days, dry-docking and survey requirements, costs of regulatory compliance, insurance costs and general and administrative costs;
•  general market conditions and shipping industry trends, including charter rates and factors affecting supply and demand;
•  assumptions regarding interest rates and inflation;
•  change 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 Global Ship Lease's capital base;
•  Global Ship Lease's expectations about the availability of vessels to purchase, the time that it may take to construct new vessels, or the useful lives of its vessels;
•  Global Ship Lease's continued ability to enter into or renew charters including the re-chartering of vessels on the expiry of existing charters, or to secure profitable employment for its vessels in the spot market;
•  the continued performance of existing charters;
•  Global Ship Lease's ability to capitalize on management's and 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; and
•  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 Consolidated Statements of Income
 
(Expressed in thousands of U.S. dollars except share data)
 
  Three months ended June 30,Six months ended June 30,
   2017   2016   2017   2016 
      
      
Operating Revenues     
Time charter revenue $  9,341  $  9,341  $  18,578  $  18,678 
Time charter revenue — related party  30,918   31,992   61,323   65,265 
              
   40,259   41,333   79,901   83,943 
              
      
Operating Expenses
Vessel operating expenses
  10,468   10,917   20,478   21,919 
Vessel operating expenses — related party  400   400   800   800 
Depreciation  9,541   10,877   19,141   21,812 
General and administrative  1,325   1,281   2,565   3,250 
Other operating income  (6)  (63)  (48)  (144)
              
Total operating expenses  21,728   23,412   42,936   47,637 
              
      
Operating Income  18,531   17,921   36,965   36,306 
      
Non Operating Income (Expense)     
Interest income  90   38   183   82 
Interest expense  (11,026)  (11,142)  (21,983)  (24,242)
              
      
Income before Income Taxes  7,595   6,817   15,165   12,146 
      
Income taxes  (6)  (9)  (16)  (15)
              
Net Income  $  7,589  $  6,808  $  15,149  $  12,131 
      
Earnings allocated to Series B Preferred Shares  (765)  (765)  (1,531)  (1,531)
              
Net Income available to Common Shareholders $  6,824  $  6,043  $  13,618  $  10,600 


Earnings per Share

     
Weighted average number of Class A common shares
outstanding
     
Basic (including RSUs without service conditions)
Diluted
  47,975,609
47,975,609
 47,850,107
47,956,959
 47,975,609
47,975,609
 47,845,842
47,888,279
Net income per Class A common share     
Basic (including RSUs without service conditions) $  0.14$
  0.13
$
  0.28
$
  0.22
Diluted $
0.14
$
0.13
$
0.28
$
0.22
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 per Class B common share
  Basic and diluted
 $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00



Global Ship Lease, Inc.
 
Interim Unaudited Consolidated Balance Sheets
 
(Expressed in thousands of U.S. dollars)
  June 30,
2017
 December 31,
2016
     
Assets
 
    
Cash and cash equivalents $59,432  $54,243 
Accounts receivable  15   29 
Due from related party  862   906 
Prepaid expenses  1,098   1,146 
Other receivables  182   52 
Inventory  674   553 
     
Total current assets  62,263   56,929 
     
     
Vessels in operation  703,993   719,110 
Other fixed assets  13   7 
Intangible assets  11   16 
Other long term assets  140   195 
     
Total non-current assets  704,157   719,328 
     
Total Assets $766,420  $776,257 
     
Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity    
     
Liabilities

    
Current portion of long term debt  27,512   31,026 
Intangible liability — charter agreements  1,788   1,807 
Deferred revenue  2,698   1,940 
Accounts payable  791   963 
Due to related party  1,817   1,315 
Accrued expenses  11,034   11,664 
     
Total current liabilities  45,640   48,715 
     
     
Long term debt  369,355   388,847 
Intangible liability — charter agreements  8,897   9,782 
Deferred tax liability  17   20 
     
Total long term liabilities  378,269   398,649 
     
     
Total Liabilities $423,909  $447,364 
     
Commitments and contingencies  -   - 
     
Stockholders' Equity

 
    
Class A Common stock — authorized
214,000,000 shares with a $0.01 par value;
47,575,609 shares issued and outstanding (2016 — 47,575,609)
 $476  $476 
Class B Common stock — authorized
20,000,000 shares with a $0.01 par value;
7,405,956 shares issued and outstanding (2016 — 7,405,956)
  74   74 
Series B Preferred shares — authorized
16,100 shares with $0.01 par value;
14,000 shares issued and outstanding (2016 — 14,000)
  -   - 
     
Additional paid in capital  386,708   386,708 
(Accumulated deficit)  (44,747)  (58,365)
         
Total Stockholders' Equity  342,511   328,893 
     
Total Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity $766,420  $776,257 
     




Global Ship Lease, Inc.
 
Interim Unaudited Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
 
(Expressed in thousands of U.S. dollars)
    
  Three months ended June 30,Six months ended June 30,
   2017   2016   2017   2016 
      
      
Cash Flows from Operating Activities     
Net income $7,589  $6,808  $15,149  $12,131 
      
Adjustments to Reconcile Net income to Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities     
Depreciation  9,541   10,877   19,141   21,812 
Amortization of deferred financing costs  885   820   1,775   1,772 
Amortization of original issue discount  343   334   625   916 
Amortization of intangible liability  (452)  (530)  (904)  (1,059)
Share based compensation  -   82   -   115 
Gain on repurchase of secured notes  -   (452)  -   (452)
Decrease (increase) in accounts receivable and other assets  382   151   (199)  (398)
Decrease (increase) in inventory  (73)  40   (121)  74 
Increase (decrease) in accounts payable and other liabilities  8,800   8,896   (748)  (1,285)
(Decrease) increase in unearned revenue  330   (104)  758   (208)
Increase in related party balances  580   347   628   1,063 
Unrealized foreign exchange (gain) loss  -   (58)  6   (28)
              
Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities   27,925   27,211   36,110   34,453 
           

 
   
Cash Flows from Investing Activities      
Cash paid for vessel improvements  (100)  -   (100)  - 
Cash paid in respect of sale of vessels  -   (97)  -   (254)
Cash paid for other assets  (8)  -   (8)  (1)
Cash paid for drydockings  (2,211)  (948)  (3,931)  (948)
              
Net Cash Used in Investing Activities   (2,319)  (1,045)  (4,039)  (1,203)
              
Cash Flows from Financing Activities      
Repurchase of secured notes  (19,501)  (3,748)  (19,501)  (30,410)
Proceeds from drawdown of revolving credit facility  -   -   -   - 
Deferred financing costs incurred  -   -   -   - 
Repayment of credit facilities  (2,925)  (1,925)  (5,850)  (4,650)
Series B Preferred Shares — dividends paid  (765)  (765)  (1,531)  (1,531)
              
Net Cash Used in Financing Activities   (23,191)  (6,438)  (26,882)  (36,591)
              
Net Increase (decrease) in Cash and Cash Equivalents  2,415   19,728   5,189   (3,341)
Cash and Cash Equivalents at Start of Period  57,017   30,522   54,243   53,591 
              
Cash and Cash Equivalents at End of Period $59,432  $50,250  $59,432  $50,250 
              
      
Supplemental information     
      
Total interest paid $746  $725  $19,678  $22,232 
      
Income tax paid $10  $10  $24  $26 
                      
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