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Navios Maritime Midstream Partners L.P. Reports Financial Results for the First Quarter of 2016

  • Quarterly dividend of $0.4225 per unit
  • Revenue: 44.6% increase in Q1 to $24.1 million
  • EBITDA: 40.2% increase in Q1 to $17.7 million
  • Operating Surplus: 19.6% increase in Q1 to $11.3 million
  • Profit share: $1.7 million in Q1

MONACO, April 27, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Navios Maritime Midstream Partners L.P. (“Navios Midstream”) (NYSE:NAP), an owner and operator of tanker vessels, reported its financial results today for the first quarter of 2016.

Angeliki Frangou, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Navios Midstream stated “We are pleased to report our results for the first quarter of 2016, in which we recorded $17.7 million of EBITDA and $7.5 million of net income, representing increases of 40.2% and 18.7%, respectively, over the first quarter of 2015. We also announced a distribution of $0.4225 per unit, representing an annualized distribution of $1.69 per unit and a current yield of 13.9%.”

Angeliki Frangou continued, “Our financial strength and flexibility are represented through our conservative positioning. We have 33.6% net debt to book capitalization, low operating expenditures being around 8% below the industry average and no committed growth capex. We do not have any debt maturing until 2020. In addition, our long-term charters, averaging 5.1 years, are expected to provide about $0.5 billion in contracted revenue and offer significant cash flow visibility. This forward visibility not only allows some certainty in difficult times in the MLP market, but also created healthy distribution coverage ratio of 1.29x for the first quarter of 2016.”

RECENT DEVELOPMENTS

Cash Distribution

The Board of Directors of Navios Midstream declared a cash distribution for the first quarter of 2016 of $0.4225 per unit. The cash distribution is payable on May 12, 2016 to unitholders of record as of May 6, 2016.

Profit Share

During the first quarter of 2016, Navios Midstream benefited from the strong VLCC spot market and recognized $1.7 million under its profit sharing arrangements.

Long – Term Cash Flow

Navios Midstream has entered into long-term charter-out agreements for its vessels, with a remaining average term of 5.1 years, which are expected to provide a stable base of revenue and distributable cash flow. Navios Midstream has currently contracted out 100% of its available days for 2016 and 2017, expecting to generate revenues of approximately $91.2 million and $86.6 million, respectively. The average expected daily charter-out rate for the fleet is $41,537 and $39,559 for 2016 and 2017, respectively.

FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS

For the following results and the selected financial data presented herein, Navios Midstream has compiled condensed consolidated statements of operations for the three month periods ended March 31, 2016 and 2015. The quarterly 2016 and 2015 information was derived from the unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements for the respective periods. EBITDA and Operating Surplus are non-GAAP financial measures and should not be used in isolation or substitution for Navios Midstream’s results.

(in $‘000 except per unit data) Three Month
Period Ended
March 31,
2016
(unaudited)
Three Month
Period Ended
March 31,
2015
(unaudited)
Revenue $24,149 $16,703
Net income $7,495 $6,312
EBITDA $17,688 $12,613
Earnings per Common unit (basic and diluted) $0.36 0.33
Operating Surplus $11,271 $9,424
Maintenance and Replacement Capital expenditure reserve $(3,580) $(2,148)

Three month periods ended March 31, 2016 and 2015

Revenue for the three month period ended March 31, 2016 increased by $7.4 million to $24.1 million, as compared to $16.7 million for the same period in 2015. The increase was due to the acquisition of the Nave Celeste and the C. Dream in June 2015 and an increase of $0.7 million in profit sharing recognized in relation to certain charters for the three month period ended March 31, 2016, as compared to the same period of 2015. Time Charter Equivalent (“TCE”) was $43,476 for the three month period ended March 31, 2016 and $45,898 for the three month period ended March 31, 2015. The decrease in TCE was due to the lower average charter rate of the two VLCCs acquired in June 2015, compared to the existing fleet.

EBITDA increased by $5.1 million to $17.7 million for the three month period ended March 31, 2016, as compared to $12.6 million for the same period in 2015. The increase in EBITDA was due to a $7.4 million increase in revenue. The above increase was partially mitigated by a: (a) $1.8 million increase in management fees and $0.3 million increase in general and administrative expenses due to the acquisition of the two VLCCs in June 2015; and (b) $0.2 million increase in time charter expenses.

The reserve for estimated maintenance and replacement capital expenditures for the three month period ended March 31, 2016 was $3.6 million (please see Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures in Exhibit 3).

Navios Midstream generated an Operating Surplus for the three month period ended March 31, 2016 of $11.3 million. Operating Surplus is a non-GAAP financial measure used by certain investors to assist in evaluating a partnership’s ability to make quarterly cash distributions (please see Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures in Exhibit 3).

Net income for the three month period ended March 31, 2016 was $7.5 million compared to $6.3 million for the three month period ended March 31, 2015. The increase in net income by approximately $1.2 million was due to a $5.1 million increase in EBITDA. The above increase was partially mitigated by a: (a) $2.0 million increase in interest expenses and finance cost; (b) $1.5 million increase in depreciation and amortization; and (c) $0.3 million increase in direct vessel expenses.

Earnings per common unit for the three month period ended March 31, 2016 was $0.36.

Fleet Employment Profile

The following table reflects certain key indicators of Navios Midstream’s core fleet performance for the three month periods ended March 31, 2016 and 2015.

Three Month
Period
Ended
March 31,
2016
(unaudited)
Three Month
Period
Ended
March 31,
2015
(unaudited)
FLEET DATA
Available days(1) 546 360
Operating days(2) 545 360
Fleet utilization(3) 99.8% 99.9%
Vessels operating at period end 6 4
AVERAGE DAILY RESULTS
Time Charter Equivalent per day(4) $43,476 $45,898

(1)Available days for the fleet represent total calendar days the vessels were in Navios Midstream’s possession for the relevant period after subtracting off-hire days associated with scheduled repairs, dry dockings or special surveys. The shipping industry uses available days to measure the number of days in a relevant period during which a vessel is capable of generating revenues.
(2)Operating days is the number of available days in the relevant period less the aggregate number of days that the vessels are off-hire due to any reason, including unforeseen circumstances. The shipping industry uses operating days to measure the aggregate number of days in a relevant period during which vessels actually generate revenues.
(3)Fleet utilization is the percentage of time that Navios Midstream’s vessels were available for revenue generating available days, and is determined by dividing the number of operating days during a relevant period by the number of available days during that period. The shipping industry uses fleet utilization to measure efficiency in finding employment for vessels and minimizing the amount of days that its vessels are off-hire for reasons other than scheduled repairs, drydockings or special surveys.
(4)Time Charter Equivalent (“TCE”) rates: TCE rates are defined as voyage and time charter revenues less voyage expenses during a period divided by the number of available days during the period. The TCE rate is a standard shipping industry performance measure used primarily to present the actual daily earnings generated by vessels on various types of charter contracts for the number of available days of the fleet.

Conference Call details:

Navios Midstream's management will host a conference call today, Wednesday, April 27, 2016 to discuss the results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2016.

Conference Call details:

Call Date/Time: Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at 08:30 am ET
Call Title: Navios Midstream Q1 2016 Financial Results Conference Call
US Dial In: +1.866.703.4207
International Dial In: +1.636.692.6440
Conference ID: 9118 5926

The conference call replay will be available two hours after the live call and remain available for one week at the following numbers:

US Replay Dial In: +1.800.585.8367
International Replay Dial In: +1.404.537.3406
Conference ID: 9118 5926

Slides and audio webcast:
There will also be a live webcast of the conference call, through the Navios Midstream’s website (www.navios-midstream.com) under “Investors”. Participants to the live webcast should register on the website approximately 10 minutes prior to the start of the webcast.

A supplemental slide presentation will be available on the Navios Midstream’s website under the "Investors" section by 8:00 am ET on the day of the call.

About Navios Maritime Midstream Partners L.P.

Navios Maritime Midstream Partners L.P. is a publicly traded master limited partnership which owns and operates crude oil tankers under long-term employment contracts. For more information, please visit our website at www.navios-midstream.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements (as defined in Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended) concerning future events and expectations, including with respect to Navios Midstream’s future dividends and Navios Midstream's growth strategy and measures to implement such strategy; including expected vessel acquisitions and entering into further time charters. Words such as "may", "expects", "intends", "plans", "believes", "anticipates", "hopes", "estimates", and variations of such words and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Such statements include comments regarding expected revenue and time charters. These forward-looking statements are based on the information available to, and the expectations and assumptions deemed reasonable by, Navios Midstream at the time these statements were made. Although Navios Midstream believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, no assurance can be given that such expectations will prove to have been correct. These statements involve known and unknown risks and are based upon a number of assumptions and estimates which are inherently subject to significant uncertainties and contingencies, many of which are beyond the control of Navios Midstream. Actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include, but are not limited to, the creditworthiness of our charterers and the ability of our contract counterparties to fulfill their obligations to us, tanker industry trends, including charter rates and vessel values and factors affecting vessel supply and demand, the aging of our vessels and resultant increases in operation and drydocking costs, the loss of any customer or charter or vessel, our ability to repay outstanding indebtedness, to obtain additional financing and to obtain replacement charters for our vessels, in each case, at commercially acceptable rates or at all, increases in costs and expenses, including but not limited to: crew wages, insurance, provisions, port expenses, lube oil, bunkers, repairs, maintenance and general and administrative expenses, the expected cost of, and our ability to comply with, governmental regulations and maritime self-regulatory organization standards, as well as standard regulations imposed by our charterers applicable to our business, potential liability from litigation and our vessel operations, including discharge of pollutants, general domestic and international political conditions, competitive factors in the market in which Navios Midstream operates; risks associated with operations outside the United States; and other factors listed from time to time in the Navios Midstream's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission including its Form 20-Fs and Form 6-Ks. Navios Midstream expressly disclaims any obligations or undertaking to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect any change in Navios Midstream's expectations with respect thereto or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any statement is based. Navios Midstream makes no prediction or statement about the performance of its common units.

EXHIBIT 1

NAVIOS MARITIME MIDSTREAM PARTNERS L.P.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(Expressed in thousands of U.S. Dollars)
March 31,
2016
December 31,
2015
ASSETS
Current assets
Cash and cash equivalents $38,009 $37,834
Accounts receivable, net 5,489 5,110
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 77 112
Due from related parties 9,361 2,804
Total current assets 52,936 45,860
Vessels, net 395,112 400,192
Intangible assets 27,629 28,450
Deferred dry dock and special survey costs, net 5,430 6,066
Total non-current assets 428,171 434,708
Total assets $481,107 $480,568
LIABILITIES AND PARTNERS’ CAPITAL
Current liabilities
Accounts payable $1,816 $412
Accrued expenses 666 654
Due to related parties 407 438
Deferred revenue 2,494 1,931
Current portion of long-term debt, net of deferred finance costs and discount 650 643
Total current liabilities 6,033 4,078
Long-term debt, net of deferred finance costs and discount 197,007 197,176
Total non-current liabilities 197,007 197,176
Total liabilities $203,040 $201,254
Commitments and contingencies
Total Partners’ capital
Common Unitholders (9,342,692 units issued and outstanding at March 31, 2016 and December 31, 2015) 125,754 126,317
Subordinated Series A Unitholders (1,592,920 units issued and outstanding at March 31, 2016 and December 31, 2015) 27,283 27,379
Subordinated Unitholders (9,342,692 units issued and outstanding at March 31, 2016 and December 31, 2015) 119,591 120,154
General Partner (413,843 units issued and outstanding at March 31, 2016 and at December 31, 2015) 5,439 5,464
Partners’ capital 278,067 279,314
Total liabilities and Partners’ capital $481,107 $480,568

NAVIOS MARITIME MIDSTREAM PARTNERS L.P.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME
(Expressed in thousands of U.S. Dollars, except per unit amounts)
Three Month
Period ended
March 31,
2016
(unaudited)
Three Month
Period ended
March 31,
2015
(unaudited)
Revenue $24,149 $16,703
Time charter expenses (411) (180)
Direct vessel expenses (636) (289)
Management fees (entirely through related party transactions) (5,187) (3,420)
General and administrative expenses (826) (535)
Depreciation and amortization (6,401) (4,877)
Interest expenses and finance cost (3,156) (1,135)
Other (expense)/ income, net (37) 45
Net income $7,495 $6,312
Three Month
Period ended
March 31,
2016
(unaudited)
Three Month
Period ended
March 31,
2015
(unaudited)
Net income $7,495 $6,312
Earnings per unit (basic and diluted)
Common unitholders: $0.36 $0.33
Subordinated unitholders: $0.36 $0.33

NAVIOS MARITIME MIDSTREAM PARTNERS L.P.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(Expressed in thousands of U.S. Dollars)
Three Month
Period ended
March 31,
2016
(unaudited)
Three Month
Period ended
March 31,
2015
(unaudited)
Operating Activities
Net income $7,495 $6,312
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:
Depreciation and amortization 6,401 4,877
Amortization of deferred finance fees and bond premium 351 123
Amortization of dry dock and special survey costs 636 289
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:
Decrease / (increase) in prepaid expenses and other current assets 35 (56)
Increase in accounts receivable (379) (944)
Increase in accounts payable 1,404 844
Increase/ (decrease) in accrued expenses 12 (2,008)
(Decrease) / increase in due to/from related parties (6,588) 269
Increase in deferred revenue 563
Net cash provided by operating activities $9,930 $9,706
Investing Activities
Additions to vessel cost (500)
Net cash used in investing activities $(500) $
Financing Activities
Loan repayment (513) (2,626)
IPO expenses (1,465)
Dividend paid (8,742) (3,761)
Net cash used in financing activities $(9,255) $(7,852)
Net increase in cash and cash equivalents 175 1,854
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of year $37,834 $30,877
Cash and cash equivalents, end of year $38,009 $32,731
Supplemental disclosures of cash flow information
Cash interest paid $2,837 $1,041
Non-cash financing activities
Accrued IPO expenses $ $1,888

EXHIBIT 2

Owned Vessels Type Built Capacity
(DWT)
Shinyo Kieran VLCC 2011 297,066
Shinyo Saowalak VLCC 2010 298,000
Nave Celeste VLCC 2003 298,717
Shinyo Kannika VLCC 2001 287,175
Shinyo Ocean VLCC 2001 281,395
C. Dream VLCC 2000 298,570
Option Vessels(1) Type Built Capacity
(DWT)
Nave Buena Suerte VLCC 2011 297,491
Nave Quasar VLCC 2010 297,376
Nave Galactic VLCC 2009 297,168
Nave Neutrino VLCC 2003 298,287
Nave Electron VLCC 2002 305,178
(1) Navios Midstream has options, exercisable through November 18, 2016, to acquire
up to five VLCCs at fair market value from Navios Maritime Acquisition Corporation.

EXHIBIT 3

Disclosure of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

1. EBITDA

EBITDA represents net income plus interest and finance costs plus depreciation and amortization and income taxes.

EBITDA is presented because Navios Midstream believes that EBITDA is a basis upon which liquidity can be assessed and present useful information to investors regarding Navios Midstream’s ability to service and/or incur indebtedness, pay capital expenditures, meet working capital requirements and pay dividends. EBITDA is a “non-GAAP financial measure” and should not be considered a substitute for net income, cash flow from operating activities and other operations or cash flow statement data prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States or as a measure of profitability or liquidity.

While EBITDA is frequently used as a measure of operating results and the ability to meet debt service requirements, the definition of EBITDA used here may not be comparable to that used by other companies due to differences in methods of calculation.

2. Operating Surplus

Operating Surplus represents net income adjusted for depreciation and amortization expense, non-cash interest expense and estimated maintenance and replacement capital expenditures. Maintenance and replacement capital expenditures are those capital expenditures required to maintain over the long term the operating capacity of, or the revenue generated by, Navios Midstream’s capital assets.

Operating Surplus is a quantitative measure used in the publicly-traded partnership investment community to assist in evaluating a partnership’s ability to make quarterly cash distributions. Operating Surplus is not required by accounting principles generally accepted in the United States and should not be considered a substitute for net income, cash flow from operating activities and other operations or cash flow statement data prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States or as a measure of profitability or liquidity.

3. Available Cash

Available Cash generally means for each fiscal quarter, all cash on hand at the end of the quarter:

  • less the amount of cash reserves established by the Board of Directors to:
    • provide for the proper conduct of Navios Midstream’s business (including reserve for maintenance and replacement capital expenditures);
    • comply with applicable law, any of Navios Midstream’s debt instruments, or other agreements; or
    • provide funds for distributions to the unitholders and to the general partner for any one or more of the next four quarters;
  • plus all cash on hand on the date of determination of available cash for the quarter resulting from working capital borrowings made after the end of the quarter. Working capital borrowings are generally borrowings that are made under any revolving credit or similar agreement used solely for working capital purposes or to pay distributions to partners.

Available Cash is a quantitative measure used in the publicly-traded partnership investment community to assist in evaluating a partnership’s ability to make quarterly cash distributions. Available cash is not required by accounting principles generally accepted in the United States and should not be considered a substitute for net income, cash flow from operating activities and other operations or cash flow statement data prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States or as a measure of profitability or liquidity.

4. Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Three Month
Period ended
March 31,
2016
($’000)
(unaudited)
Three Month
Period ended
March 31,
2015
($’000)
(unaudited)
Net cash provided by operating activities $9,930 $9,706
Net (decrease) / increase in operating assets 344 1,000
Net increase in operating liabilities 4,609 895
Net interest cost 3,156 1,135
Amortization of deferred finance cost and bond premium (351) (123)
EBITDA(1) $17,688 $12,613
Cash interest paid (2,837) (1,041)
Maintenance and replacement capital expenditures (3,580) (2,148)
Operating Surplus $11,271 $9,424
Cash reserves (2,529) (1,559)
Available cash for distribution $8,742 $7,865
Three Month
Period ended
March 31,
2016
($ ‘000)
(unaudited)
Three Month
Period ended
March 31,
2015
($ ‘000)
(unaudited)
Net cash provided by operating activities $9,930 $9,706
Net cash used in investing activities $(500) $
Net cash used in financing activities $(9,255) $(7,852)

Investor Relations Contacts Navios Maritime Midstream Partners L.P. +1 (212) 906 8647 Investors@navios-midstream.com

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