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Diana Containerships Inc. Reports Financial Results for the Second Quarter and Six Months Ended June 30, 2018

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ATHENS, Greece, July 27, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Diana Containerships Inc. (NASDAQ:DCIX), (the "Company"), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of containerships, today reported a net loss of $42.3 million for the second quarter of 2018, compared to net income of $36.5 million for the same period of 2017.  The loss for the second quarter of 2018 includes $15.6 million of impairment charges of one vessel and $19.0 million of aggregate loss on sale of three vessels. Net income for the second quarter of 2017 included a gain of $42.2 million, net of related expenses, from a debt write-off, arising from the settlement agreement with respect to the secured loan facility with the Royal Bank of Scotland plc ("RBS"), which was signed on June 30, 2017.

Time charter revenues were $6.3 million for the second quarter of 2018, compared to $5.5 million for the same period of 2017. This increase was mainly the result of increased time charter rates achieved as a result of improved market conditions, and was partially off-set by the decrease in the average number of the Company's vessels.

Net loss for the six months ended June 30, 2018 amounted to $46.2 million, compared to net income of $29.1 million for the six months ended June 30, 2017. The loss for the six months ended June 30, 2018 includes $15.6 million of impairment charges of one vessel and $16.7 million of aggregate loss on sale of six vessels. The net income for the six months ended June 30, 2017 reflected a gain of $42.2 million, net of related expenses, arising from the RBS loan write-off. Time charter revenues for the six months ended June 30, 2018, amounted to $14.3 million, compared to $9.3 million for the six months ended June 30, 2017.

As of July 25, 2018, the Company had 9,958,935 shares of common stock issued and outstanding.

   
Fleet Employment Profile (As of July 26, 2018)  
Diana Containerships Inc.'s fleet is employed as follows:  
               
Vessel Sister Ships* Gross Rate (USD Per Day) Com** Charterers Delivery Date to  Charterers*** Redelivery Date to Owners**** Notes
BUILT  TEU
2 Panamax Container Vessels
               
SAGITTA A $8,400 1.25% Hapag-Lloyd AG 15-Feb-18 27-Apr-18
2010  3,426              
CENTAURUS A $7,950 3.50% CMA CGM 23-Aug-17 2-May-18
2010  3,426              
PAMINA   $9,500 3.75% Orient Overseas Container Line Ltd. 12-Sep-17 31-Jul-18 - 25-Aug-18
(ex Santa Pamina)            
2005  5,042              
DOMINGO   $8,500 3.50%   14-Sep-17 3-Aug-18  
(ex Cap Domingo)       CMA CGM      
    $12,800 3.50%   3-Aug-18 3-Apr-19 - 3-Jul-19  
2001  3,739              
               
2 Post - Panamax Container Vessels
               
PUELO B $10,600/$12,000 5.00% Maersk Lines A/S 1-Aug-17 29-Jun-18 4,5
2006  6,541              
PUCON B $10,750 3.75% Orient Overseas Container Line Ltd. 27-Apr-17 21-Jun-18  
    $18,000 3.75% 21-Jun-18 21-Feb-19 - 21-Jun-19  
2006  6,541              
HAMBURG C $11,000 3.75% Wan Hai Lines (Singapore) Pte Ltd. 1-Dec-17 20-Jul-18 6,7
2009  6,494            
ROTTERDAM C $13,150 3.75% Wan Hai Lines (Singapore) Pte Ltd. 25-Jan-18 19-Jun-18
    $18,200 3.75% 12-Jul-18 15-Apr-19 - 15-Jul-19  
2008  6,494              
* Each container vessel is a "sister ship", or closely similar, to other container vessels that have the same letter.
** Total commission paid to third parties.
*** In case of newly acquired vessel with time charter attached, this date refers to the expected/actual date of delivery of the vessel to the Company.
**** Range of redelivery dates, with the actual date of redelivery being at the Charterers' option, but subject to the terms, conditions, and exceptions of the particular charterparty.
1 "Sagitta" sold and delivered to her new owners on April 27, 2018.
2 "Centaurus" sold and delivered to her new owners on May 2, 2018.
3 Based on the latest information.
4 The gross charter rate was US$10,600 per day for the first eight (8) months of the charter period and US$12,000 per day for the balance period of the time charter. The charterer had the option to redeliver the vessel any time between April 1, 2018 and February 1, 2019.
5 "Puelo" sold and delivered to her new owners on June 29, 2018.
6 "Hamburg" sold and delivered to her new owners on July 20, 2018.
7 Owners and charterers mutually agreed to extend the maximum redelivery date to July 20, 2018.
8 Vessel on scheduled drydocking from June 19, 2018 to July 11, 2018.
 


 
Summary of Selected Financial & Other Data
      For the three months ended June 30,   For the six months ended June 30,
      2018    2017     2018    2017  
      (unaudited)   (unaudited)   (unaudited)   (unaudited)
STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS DATA (in thousands of US Dollars):
  Time charter revenues $  6,269  $  5,498  $  14,260  $  9,273 
  Voyage expenses    256     550     635     1,013 
  Vessel operating expenses    4,101     5,915     9,727     11,117 
  Net income / (loss)    (42,300)    36,517     (46,245)    29,124 
FLEET DATA
  Average number of vessels    6.6     11.8     8.6     11.9 
  Number of vessels    5.0     11.0     5.0     11.0 
  Ownership days    603     1,074     1,551     2,154 
  Available days    591     1,051     1,539     2,131 
  Operating days    589     771     1,443     1,423 
  Fleet utilization   99.7%   73.4%   93.8%   66.8%
AVERAGE DAILY RESULTS
  Time charter equivalent (TCE) rate (1) $ 10,174  $ 4,708  $ 8,853  $ 3,876 
  Daily vessel operating expenses (2) $ 6,801  $ 5,507  $ 6,271  $ 5,161 

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(1) Time charter equivalent rates, or TCE rates, are defined as our time charter revenues, net, less voyage expenses during a period divided by the number of our available days during the period, which is consistent with industry standards.  Voyage expenses include port charges, bunker (fuel) expenses, canal charges and commissions.  TCE is a non-GAAP measure.  TCE rate is a standard shipping industry performance measure used primarily to compare daily earnings generated by vessels on time charters with daily earnings generated by vessels on voyage charters, because charter hire rates for vessels on voyage charters are generally not expressed in per day amounts while charter hire rates for vessels on time charters are generally expressed in such amounts.

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

About the Company

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

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

Matters discussed in this press release may constitute forward-looking statements. The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 provides safe harbor protections for forward-looking statements in order to encourage companies to provide prospective information about their business. Forward-looking statements include statements concerning plans, objectives, goals, strategies, future events or performance, and underlying assumptions and other statements, which are other than statements of historical facts.

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

The forward-looking statements in this press release are based upon various assumptions, many of which are based, in turn, upon further assumptions, including without limitation, our management's examination of historical operating trends, data contained in our records and other data available from third parties. Although we believe that these assumptions were reasonable when made, because these assumptions are inherently subject to significant uncertainties and contingencies which are difficult or impossible to predict and are beyond our control, we cannot assure you that we will achieve or accomplish these expectations, beliefs or projections.

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

(See financial tables attached)

 
DIANA CONTAINERSHIPS INC.
FINANCIAL TABLES
Expressed in thousands of U.S. Dollars, except for share and per share data
                   
UNAUDITED INTERIM CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
                   
      For the three months ended June 30,   For the six months ended June 30,
      2018    2017     2018    2017  
REVENUES:   (unaudited)   (unaudited)   (unaudited)   (unaudited)
  Time charter revenues $  6,269  $  5,498  $  14,260  $  9,273 
                   
EXPENSES:                
  Voyage expenses    256     550     635     1,013 
  Vessel operating expenses    4,101     5,915     9,727     11,117 
  Depreciation and amortization of deferred charges    1,274     2,032     3,100     4,026 
  General and administrative expenses    1,914     1,650     3,859     3,289 
  Impairment losses    15,626     -     15,626     - 
  Loss / (Gain) on vessels' sale    18,968     (945)    16,679     (945)
  Foreign currency (gains) / losses    (41)    1     (33)    9 
  Operating loss    (35,829)    (3,705)    (35,333)    (9,236)
                   
OTHER INCOME / (EXPENSES):                
  Interest and finance costs    (6,482)    (2,001)    (10,939)    (3,878)
  Interest income    11     38     27     53 
  Gain from bank debt write off    -     42,185     -     42,185 
  Total other income / (expenses), net    (6,471)    40,222     (10,912)    38,360 
                   
Net income / (loss) $  (42,300) $  36,517  $  (46,245) $  29,124 
                   
Earnings/ (Loss) per common share, basic * $  (5.16) $  16,441.69  $  (6.54) $  15,691.81 
                 
Earnings/ (Loss)  per common share, diluted * $  (5.16) $  15,349.73  $  (6.54) $  14,996.91 
                   
Weighted average number of common shares, basic *   8,196,451    2,221    7,068,474    1,856 
                   
Weighted average number of common shares, diluted *   8,196,451    2,379    7,068,474    1,942 
                   
  * Figures of June 30, 2017 were adjusted to give effect to all reverse stock splits that became effective in 2017.
                   
UNAUDITED INTERIM CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME / (LOSS)
                   
      For the three months ended June 30,   For the six months ended June 30,
      2018    2017     2018    2017  
      (unaudited)   (unaudited)   (unaudited)   (unaudited)
Net income / (loss) $ (42,300) $ 36,517  $ (46,245) $ 29,124 
                   
Comprehensive income / (loss) $ (42,300) $ 36,517  $ (46,245) $ 29,124 
                   


     
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET DATA    
(Expressed in thousands of US Dollars)    
      June 30, 2018   December 31, 2017**
ASSETS   (unaudited)    
           
 Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash $ 23,364  $ 6,444 
 Vessels held for sale   19,875    18,378 
 Vessels' net book value   92,489    201,308 
 Other fixed assets, net   940    911 
 Other assets   3,218    5,266 
  Total assets $ 139,886  $ 232,307 
           
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY        
           
 Unrelated party financing, net of unamortized deferred financing costs $ $ 12,119 
 Related party financing, net of unamortized deferred financing costs   38,472    84,832 
 Other liabilities   5,010    4,584 
 Total stockholders' equity   96,404    130,772 
  Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $ 139,886  $ 232,307 
           
** The balance sheet data as of December 31, 2017 has been derived from the audited consolidated financial statements at that date.
 


         
OTHER FINANCIAL DATA        
                   
      For the three months ended June 30,   For the six months ended June 30,
      2018     2017     2018     2017  
      (unaudited)   (unaudited)   (unaudited)   (unaudited)
 Net Cash used in Operating Activities $  (521) $  (4,347) $  (542) $  (8,028)
 Net Cash provided by Investing Activities    42,398     5,884     73,004     6,669 
 Net Cash used in Financing Activities ***    (23,592)    (9,022)    (55,542)    (4,390)
                   
  *** Figures of June 30, 2017 were adjusted, as the Company adopted ASU No 2016-18, according to which changes in restricted cash are not reported anymore as cash flow activities in the statement of cash flows.
   


Corporate Contact:

Ioannis Zafirakis
Director, Chief Operating Officer and Secretary
Telephone: + 30-216-600-2400
Email: izafirakis@dcontainerships.com
Website: www.dcontainerships.com

Investor and Media Relations:
Edward Nebb
Comm-Counsellors, LLC
Telephone: + 1-203-972-8350
Email: enebb@optonline.net

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