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Diana Containerships Inc. Reports Financial Results for the Second Quarter and Six Months Ended June 30, 2017

ATHENS, Greece, July 25, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Diana Containerships Inc. (NASDAQ:DCIX), (the “Company”), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of containerships, today reported net income of $36.5 million, and earnings per common share of $18.39 (basic) and $17.27 (diluted) for the second quarter of 2017, compared to a net loss of $8.0 million, and a loss per common share of $6.13 (basic and diluted) for the same period in 2016. Net income for the second quarter of 2017 included a gain 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. The specific gain, net of related expenses, amounted to $42.2 million.

As of June 30, 2017 and following the aforementioned settlement agreement, the Company had a cash balance of $11.6 million and outstanding debt balance, net of unamortized deferred financing costs, of $117.2 million, compared to a cash balance of $17.3 million and outstanding debt balance, net of unamortized deferred financing costs, of $172.7 million as of December 31, 2016.

Time charter revenues, net of prepaid charter revenue amortization, were $5.5 million for the second quarter of 2017, compared to $8.0 million for the same period in 2016, mainly due to reduced employment opportunities and lower time charter rates.

Net income for the six months ended June 30, 2017 amounted to $29.1 million, and earnings per common share of $17.53 (basic) and $16.84 (diluted), compared to a net loss of $13.8 million, and a loss per common share of $10.55 (basic and diluted) for the same period in 2016. Net income for the six months ended June 30, 2017 included a gain from the RBS loan write-off, which amounted to $42.2 million, net of related expenses. Time charter revenues, net of prepaid charter revenue amortization, for the six months ended June 30, 2017, amounted to $9.3 million, compared to $19.8 million for the same period in 2016.

Fleet Employment Profile (As of July 21, 2017)
Diana Containerships Inc.’s fleet is employed as follows:
VesselSister
Ships*
Gross Rate (USD
Per Day)
Com**CharterersDelivery Date to
Charterers***
Redelivery Date to
Owners****
Notes
BUILT TEU
5 Panamax Container Vessels
SAGITTA $5,7753.50%CMA CGM24-Jan-1721-Apr-171
A
2010 3,426 $9,5001.25%Hapag-Lloyd AG11-May-171-Aug-17 - 15-Aug-172
CENTAURUS $5,5003.50%CMA CGM22-Nov-1623-Aug-173
A
2010 3,426 $7,9503.50% 23-Aug-1723-Apr-18 - 23-Aug-18
NEW JERSEY -- --- - -4
(ex YM New Jersey)
2006 4,923
PAMINA -- --- - -5
(ex Santa Pamina)
2005 5,042
DOMINGO Nile Dutch Africa Line B.V.
(ex Cap Domingo)B$6,0005.00%28-Feb-1731-Jul-17 - 28-Dec-172,6
2001 3,739
DOUKATO VASI Shipping Pte. Ltd.
(ex Cap Doukato)B-- 17-Feb-1717-Apr-177,8
2002 3,739
6 Post - Panamax Container Vessels
PUELOC$6,5003.75%MSC-Mediterranean Shipping Co. S.A., Geneva17-May-161-Jun-17
$14,6001.25%Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd.12-Jun-172-Aug-179
2006 6,541 $10,600/$12,0005.00%Maersk Lines S/A2-Aug-172-Apr-18 - 2-Feb-1910,11
PUCONC$10,7503.75%Orient Overseas Container Line Ltd.27-Apr-1727-Apr-18 - 26-Jun-1812
2006 6,541
MARCH
(ex YM March)D$6,8501.25%Hapag-Lloyd AG15-Feb-1725-Nov-17 - 25-Apr-1813
2004 5,576
GREATD$7,3003.75%Orient Overseas Container Line Ltd.8-Apr-178-Jan-18 - 8-Apr-18
(ex YM Great)
2004 5,576
HAMBURGE$6,7003.50%CMA CGM9-Jan-171-Aug-17 - 9-Dec-172
2009 6,494
ROTTERDAME$6,8903.50%CMA CGM7-Mar-177-Nov-17 - 7-Feb-18
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 In January 2017, the Company agreed to extend as from January 24, 2017 the previous charter party with CMA CGM for a period of minimum 2 months to maximum 4 months at a gross charter rate of US$5,775 per day.
2 Based on latest information.
3 Estimated date.
4 As of October 11, 2016, vessel has been placed into lay-up, in Malaysia.
5 As of October 10, 2016, vessel has been placed into lay-up, in Malaysia.
6 The Company has the option to withdraw the vessel any time after the completion of the first 6 months charter period against a 60 day Notice of Withdrawal from service to be tendered from Owners earliest 4 months after delivery.
7 Repositioning trip. Charterers to supply 1600 mts IFO 380 cst and 85 mts MGO for SECA areas fuel at the time of delivery. This will be the maximum required quantity on charterers' account for the trip from UK / Continent up to redelivery China. In case that vessel will burn less quantities than the supplied ones, then Company to refund charterers with the difference between the supplied and the actual consumed quantity. After 54 days, charterers will pay US$5,500 per day until redelivery of the vessel. Total commission paid to third parties US$5,000.
8 "Doukato" sold and delivered to her new owners on June 13, 2017.
9 Redelivery date based on an estimated time charter trip duration of about 50 days.
10 Estimated delivery date to the charterers.
11 The gross charter rate is 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 has the option to redeliver the vessel any time between April 2, 2018 to February 2, 2019.
12 Vessel on scheduled drydocking from April 3, 2017 to April 26, 2017.
13 Charterers will pay US$1 per day for the first 15 days of the charter period.



Summary of Selected Financial & Other Data
For the three months ended June 30, For the six months ended June 30,
2017
2016
2017
2016
(unaudited) (unaudited) (unaudited) (unaudited)
STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS DATA (in thousands of US Dollars):
Time charter revenues, net of prepaid charter revenue amortization$5,498 $7,999 $9,273 $19,764
Voyage expenses 550 926 1,013 1,951
Vessel operating expenses 5,915 7,888 11,117 16,778
Net income / (loss) 36,517 (8,011) 29,124 (13,777)
FLEET DATA
Average number of vessels 11.8 13.0 11.9 13.4
Number of vessels 11.0 13.0 11.0 13.0
Ownership days 1,074 1,183 2,154 2,434
Available days 1,051 1,183 2,131 2,389
Operating days 771 797 1,423 1,751
Fleet utilization 73.4% 67.4% 66.8% 73.3%
AVERAGE DAILY RESULTS
Time charter equivalent (TCE) rate (1)$4,708 $5,979 $3,876 $7,456
Daily vessel operating expenses (2)$5,507 $6,668 $5,161 $6,893

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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.

Conference Call and Webcast Information

The Company’s management will conduct a conference call and simultaneous Internet webcast to review these results at 9:00 A.M. (Eastern Time) on Tuesday, July 25, 2017.

Investors may access the webcast by visiting the Company’s website at www.dcontainerships.com, and clicking on the webcast link. The conference call also may be accessed by telephone by dialing 1-877-407-8029 (for U.S.-based callers) or 1-201-689-8029 (for international callers), and asking the operator for the Diana Containerships Inc. conference call.

A replay of the webcast will be available soon after the completion of the call and will be accessible for 30 days on www.dcontainerships.com. A telephone replay also will be available for 30 days by dialing 1-877-660-6853 (for U.S.-based callers) or 1-201-612-7415 (for international callers), and providing the Replay ID number 13665615.

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,
2017 2016 2017 2016
REVENUES: (unaudited) (unaudited) (unaudited) (unaudited)
Time charter revenues$5,498 $9,010 $9,273 $22,473
Prepaid charter revenue amortization - (1,011) - (2,709)
Time charter revenues, net 5,498 7,999 9,273 19,764
EXPENSES:
Voyage expenses 550 926 1,013 1,951
Vessel operating expenses 5,915 7,888 11,117 16,778
Depreciation and amortization of deferred charges 2,032 3,559 4,026 7,107
General and administrative expenses 1,650 1,883 3,289 3,721
(Gain) / Loss on vessels' sale (945) - (945) 497
Foreign currency losses 1 55 9 85
Operating loss (3,705) (6,312) (9,236) (10,375)
OTHER INCOME / (EXPENSES):
Interest and finance costs (2,001) (1,731) (3,878) (3,466)
Interest income 38 32 53 64
Gain from bank debt write off 42,185 - 42,185 -
Total other income / (expenses), net 40,222 (1,699) 38,360 (3,402)
Net income / (loss)$36,517 $(8,011)$29,124 $(13,777)
Earnings / (Loss) per common share, basic *$18.39 $(6.13)$17.53 $(10.55)
Earnings/ (Loss) per common share, diluted *$17.27 $(6.13)$16.84 $(10.55)
Weighted average number of common shares, basic * 1,969,781 1,307,744 1,645,467 1,305,802
Weighted average number of common shares, diluted * 2,098,297 1,307,744 1,713,630 1,305,802
* Adjusted to give effect to the 1 for 7 reverse stock split that became effective on July 5, 2017.
UNAUDITED INTERIM CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME / (LOSS)
For the three months ended June 30, For the six months ended June 30,
2017 2016 2017 2016
(unaudited) (unaudited) (unaudited) (unaudited)
Net income / (loss)$36,517 $(8,011)$29,124 $(13,777)
Comprehensive income / (loss)$36,517 $(8,011)$29,124 $(13,777)


CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET DATA
(Expressed in thousands of US Dollars)
June 30, 2017 December 31, 2016**
ASSETS (unaudited)
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash$11,567$17,316
Vessels' net book value 231,756 240,352
Other fixed assets, net 931 946
Other assets 6,566 7,917
Total assets $250,820$266,531
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
Bank and other debt, net of unamortized deferred financing costs$34,763$127,129
Related party financing, net of unamortized deferred financing costs 82,453 45,617
Other liabilities 4,498 2,905
Total stockholders' equity 129,106 90,880
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $250,820$266,531
** The balance sheet data as of December 31, 2016 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,
2017 2016 2017 2016
(unaudited) (unaudited) (unaudited) (unaudited)
Net Cash used in Operating Activities$(4,347)$(3,508)$(8,028)$(4,343)
Net Cash provided by / (used in) Investing Activities 5,884 (18) 6,669 4,307
Net Cash provided by / (used in) Financing Activities (22) (5,281) 4,610 (10,562)


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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