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Costamare Inc. Reports Results for the Third Quarter and Nine-Months Ended September 30, 2017

MONACO, Oct. 24, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Costamare Inc. (“Costamare” or the “Company”) (NYSE:CMRE) today reported unaudited financial results for the third quarter and nine-months ended September 30, 2017.

  • Voyage revenues adjusted on a cash basis of $98.4 million and $303.4 million for the three and nine-months ended September 30, 2017, respectively.
  • Adjusted Net Income available to common stockholders of $17.2 million or $0.16 per share and $58.5 million or $0.60 per share for the three and nine-months ended September 30, 2017, respectively.

See “Financial Summary” and “Non-GAAP Measures” below for additional detail

New Business Developments

A. New financing transactions

  • In August 2017, we entered into a loan agreement with a leading European financial institution for the financing of the 2005-built 7,471 TEU containership, Maersk Kowloon. The vessel was acquired in the previous quarter and commenced its 5-year charter to Maersk Line. The respective loan facility will be repayable over 5 years.

B. New charter agreements

  • All of our vessels are currently being employed.
  • The Company has chartered in total 15 vessels since June 30, 2017. More specifically, the Company:

    - Agreed to charter the 2016-built, 11,010 TEU containership Cape Akritas with CMA-CGM, for a period of 12 months plus/minus 30 days in charterers’ option, starting from September 15, 2017.
    - Agreed to charter the 2017-built, 11,010 TEU containership Cape Kortia with Evergreen, for a period of 11 to 13 months, starting from October 14, 2017.
    - Agreed to extend the charter of the 2001-built, 1,550 TEU containership Arkadia with Evergreen, for a period starting from August 18, 2017 and expiring at the charterers’ option during the period from January 10, 2018 to April 18, 2018, at a daily rate of $7,800.
    - Agreed to charter the 2001-built, 1,078 TEU containership Luebeck with United Africa Feeder Line for a period of 45 to 75 days, starting from October 25, 2017, at a daily rate of $6,950.
    - Agreed to extend the charter of the 1997-built, 2,458 TEU containership Messini with Evergreen for a period of 4 to 8 months, starting from September 16, 2017, at a daily rate of $8,300.
    - Agreed to extend the charter of the 1998-built, 3,842 TEU containership Itea with ACL for a period starting from September 11, 2017 and expiring at the charterers’ option during the period from January 10, 2018 to February 15, 2018, at a daily rate of $8,000.
    - Agreed to extend the charter of the 1994-built, 1,162 TEU containership Petalidi with CMA-CGM at a daily rate of $6,400 for a period of 15 to 50 days, starting from October 31, 2017.
    - Extended the charters of the 2002-built, 4,992 TEU containerships Zim New York and Zim Shanghai for an additional one year period expiring on September 30, 2018 at a daily rate of $8,401 per vessel starting from October 1, 2017.
    - Agreed to extend the charters of the 2000-built, 4,890 TEU containerships Oakland Express, Halifax Express and Singapore Express with Hapag Lloyd, for a period of 13 to 16 months, starting from January 1, 2018, at a daily rate of $8,800.
    - Agreed to extend the charter of the 1996-built, 1,504 TEU containership Prosper with Sea Consortium, for a period of 3 to 6 months, starting from October 26, 2017, at a daily rate of $7,500.
    - Agreed to charter the 2004-built, 4,992 TEU containership Piraeus for a period of 70 to 130 days, starting from November 15, 2017.
    - Agreed to charter the 2002-built, 4,132 TEU containership Ulsan with ZIM, at a daily rate of $7,600 for a period of 77 days to 6 months, starting from November 9, 2017.

D. Vessel disposals

  • In August and September 2017 we sold for demolition the 1988-built 4,828 TEU container vessel Mandraki and the 1988-built 4,828 TEU container vessel Mykonos and we recorded an accounting gain of $1.5 million.

E. Dividend announcements

  • On October 2, 2017, we declared a dividend for the third quarter ended September 30, 2017, of $0.10 per share on our common stock, payable on November 6, 2017, to stockholders of record as of October 23, 2017.
  • On October 2, 2017, we declared a dividend of $0.476563 per share on our Series B Preferred Stock, a dividend of $0.531250 per share on our Series C Preferred Stock and a dividend of $0.546875 per share on our Series D Preferred Stock, which were all paid on October 16, 2017 to holders of record as of October 13, 2017.

Mr. Gregory Zikos, Chief Financial Officer of Costamare Inc., commented:

“During the third quarter the Company delivered positive results.

On the financing side, we entered into a debt financing agreement with a leading institution for the financing of the containership Maersk Kowloon. The vessel has a 5-year charter to Maersk Line. Regarding our commitments, all of our new building program is fully funded with remaining equity commitments amounting to only $2 million, due in 2018.

Regarding chartering, we chartered in total 15 ships at substantially higher rates. We have no ships laid up.

Finally, on the dividend and the Dividend Reinvestment Plan currently in place, members of the founding family have decided to reinvest in full the third quarter cash dividends. This is sixth consecutive quarter that insiders have decided to reinvest their dividends in new shares.”

Financial Summary
Nine-month period ended
September 30,

Three-month period ended
September 30,

(Expressed in thousands of U.S. dollars, except share and per share data): 2016 2017 2016 2017
Voyage revenue $358,055 $311,815 $118,256 $101,274
Accrued charter revenue (1) $(4,894) $(8,452) $(2,827) $(2,853)
Voyage revenue adjusted on a cash basis (2) $353,161 $303,363 $115,429 $98,421
Adjusted Net Income available to common stockholders (3) $92,081 $58,525 $28,122 $17,176
Weighted Average number of shares 75,814,641 98,123,877 76,486,847 106,528,748
Adjusted Earnings per share (3) $1.21 $0.60 $0.37 $0.16
Net Income $92,710 $70,206 $20,672 $24,143
Net Income available to common stockholders $76,913 $54,409 $15,348 $18,819
Weighted Average number of shares 75,814,641 98,123,877 76,486,847 106,528,748
Earnings per share $1.01 $0.55 $0.20 $0.18

(1) Accrued charter revenue represents the difference between cash received during the period and revenue recognized on a straight-line basis. In the early years of a charter with escalating charter rates, voyage revenue will exceed cash received during the period and during the last years of such charter cash received will exceed revenue recognized on a straight line basis.
(2) Voyage revenue adjusted on a cash basis represents Voyage revenue after adjusting for non-cash "Accrued charter revenue" recorded under charters with escalating charter rates. However, Voyage revenue adjusted on a cash basis is not a recognized measurement under U.S. generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP"). We believe that the presentation of Voyage revenue adjusted on a cash basis is useful to investors because it presents the charter revenue for the relevant period based on the then current daily charter rates. The increases or decreases in daily charter rates under our charter party agreements are described in the notes to the "Fleet List" below.
(3) Adjusted Net Income available to common stockholders and Adjusted Earnings per Share are non-GAAP measures. Refer to the reconciliation of Net Income to Adjusted Net Income.

Non-GAAP Measures

The Company reports its financial results in accordance with U.S. GAAP. However, management believes that certain non-GAAP financial measures used in managing the business may provide users of these financial measures additional meaningful comparisons between current results and results in prior operating periods. Management believes that these non-GAAP financial measures can provide additional meaningful reflection of underlying trends of the business because they provide a comparison of historical information that excludes certain items that impact the overall comparability. Management also uses these non-GAAP financial measures in making financial, operating and planning decisions and in evaluating the Company's performance. The tables below set out supplemental financial data and corresponding reconciliations to GAAP financial measures for the three and nine-month periods ended September 30, 2017 and 2016. Non-GAAP financial measures should be viewed in addition to, and not as an alternative for, voyage revenue or net income as determined in accordance with GAAP. Non-GAAP financial measures include (i) Voyage revenue adjusted on a cash basis (reconciled above), (ii) Adjusted Net Income available to common stockholders and (iii) Adjusted Earnings per Share.

Reconciliation of Net Income to Adjusted Net Income available to common stockholders and Adjusted Earnings per Share
Nine-month period ended
September 30,
Three-month period ended
September 30,
(Expressed in thousands of U.S. dollars, except share and per share data) 2016 2017 2016 2017
Net Income$92,710 $70,206 $20,672 $24,143
Earnings allocated to Preferred Stock (15,797) (15,797) (5,324) (5,324)
Net Income available to common stockholders 76,913 54,409 15,348 18,819
Accrued charter revenue (4,894) (8,452) (2,827) (2,853)
General and administrative expenses – non-cash component 4,114 3,002 1,368 924
Amortization of prepaid lease rentals, net 4,579 6,375 2,102 2,055
Realized Gain on Euro/USD forward contracts (1) (898) (682) (220) (501)
(Gain) / Loss on sale / disposals of vessels (1) 4,440 4,856 4,440 (1,514)
Non-recurring, non-cash write-off of loan deferred financing costs 586 - 586 -
Swap breakage cost 9,404 - 9,404 -
(Gain) / Loss on derivative instruments, excluding interest accrued and realized on non-hedging derivative instruments (1) (2,163) (983) (2,079) 246
Adjusted Net Income available to common stockholders$92,081 $58,525 $28,122 $17,176
Adjusted Earnings per Share$1.21 $0.60 $0.37 $0.16
Weighted average number of shares 75,814,641 98,123,877 76,486,847 106,528,748

Adjusted Net Income available to common stockholders and Adjusted Earnings per Share represent Net Income after earnings allocated to preferred stock, but before non-cash "Accrued charter revenue" recorded under charters with escalating charter rates, realized gain on Euro/USD forward contracts, (gain) / loss on sale / disposal of vessels, non-recurring, non-cash write-off of loan deferred financing costs, swap breakage cost, general and administrative expenses - non-cash component, amortization of prepaid lease rentals, net and non-cash changes in fair value of derivatives. "Accrued charter revenue" is attributed to the timing difference between the revenue recognition and the cash collection. However, Adjusted Net Income available to common stockholders and Adjusted Earnings per Share are not recognized measurements under U.S. GAAP. We believe that the presentation of Adjusted Net Income available to common stockholders and Adjusted Earnings per Share are useful to investors because they are frequently used by securities analysts, investors and other interested parties in the evaluation of companies in our industry. We also believe that Adjusted Net Income available to common stockholders and Adjusted Earnings per Share are useful in evaluating our ability to service additional debt and make capital expenditures. In addition, we believe that Adjusted Net Income available to common stockholders and Adjusted Earnings per Share are useful in evaluating our operating performance and liquidity position compared to that of other companies in our industry because the calculation of Adjusted Net Income available to common stockholders and Adjusted Earnings per Share generally eliminates the effects of the accounting effects of capital expenditures and acquisitions, certain hedging instruments and other accounting treatments, items which may vary for different companies for reasons unrelated to overall operating performance and liquidity. In evaluating Adjusted Net Income available to common stockholders and Adjusted Earnings per Share, you should be aware that in the future we may incur expenses that are the same as or similar to some of the adjustments in this presentation. Our presentation of Adjusted Net Income available to common stockholders and Adjusted Earnings per Share should not be construed as an inference that our future results will be unaffected by unusual or non-recurring items.

(1) Items to consider for comparability include gains and charges. Gains positively impacting Net Income are reflected as deductions to Adjusted Net Income. Charges negatively impacting Net Income are reflected as increases to Adjusted Net Income.

Results of Operations

Three-month period ended September 30, 2017 compared to the three-month period ended September 30, 2016

During the three-month periods ended September 30, 2017 and 2016, we had an average of 53.5 and 53.4 vessels, respectively, in our fleet. In the three-month period ended September 30, 2017 we sold the container vessels Mandraki and the Mykonos with an aggregate capacity of 9,656 TEU. In the three-month period ended September 30, 2016, we sold the 3,351 TEU vessel Karmen. In the three-month periods ended September 30, 2017 and 2016, our fleet ownership days totaled 4,922 and 4,912 days, respectively. Ownership days are one of the primary drivers of voyage revenue and vessels' operating expenses and represent the aggregate number of days in a period during which each vessel in our fleet is owned.

(Expressed in millions of U.S. dollars,
Three-month period
ended September 30,
Percentage
except percentages) 2016 2017 Change Change
Voyage revenue$118.3 $101.3 $(17.0) (14.4%)
Voyage expenses (0.4) (0.4) - -
Voyage expenses – related parties (0.9) (0.8) (0.1) (11.1%)
Vessels’ operating expenses (27.2) (26.0) (1.2) (4.4%)
General and administrative expenses (1.4) (1.5) 0.1 7.1%
Management fees – related parties (4.9) (5.0) 0.1 2.0%
General and administrative expenses - non-cash component (1.4) (0.9) (0.5) (35.7%)
Amortization of dry-docking and special survey costs (2.0) (1.9) (0.1) (5.0%)
Depreciation (25.2) (24.2) (1.0) (4.0%)
Amortization of prepaid lease rentals, net (2.1) (2.0) (0.1) (4.8%)
Gain / (Loss) on sale / disposal of vessels (4.4) 1.5 5.9 n.m.
Foreign exchange losses (0.1) - (0.1) (100.0%)
Interest income 0.4 0.8 0.4 100.0%
Interest and finance costs (18.4) (18.0) (0.4) (2.2%)
Swap breakage cost (9.4) - (9.4) (100.0%)
Equity gain / (loss) on investments (0.1) 1.6 1.7 n.m.
Other - (0.1) 0.1 n.m.
Loss on derivative instruments (0.1) (0.3) 0.2 200.0%
Net Income$20.7 $24.1


(Expressed in millions of U.S. dollars,
Three-month period
ended September 30,
Percentage
except percentages) 2016 2017 Change Change
Voyage revenue$118.3 $101.3 $(17.0) (14.4%)
Accrued charter revenue (2.8) (2.9) 0.1 3.6%
Voyage revenue adjusted on a cash basis$115.5 $98.4 $(17.1) (14.8%)


Vessels’ operational data Three-month period
ended September 30,
Percentage
2016 2017 Change Change
Average number of vessels 53.4 53.5 0.1 0.2%
Ownership days 4,912 4,922 10 0.2%
Number of vessels under dry-docking - 1 1

Voyage Revenue

Voyage revenue decreased by 14.4%, or $17.0 million, to $101.3 million during the three-month period ended September 30, 2017, from $118.3 million during the three-month period ended September 30, 2016. The decrease is mainly attributable to decreased charter rates for certain of our vessels and revenue not earned by five vessels sold for demolition (one vessel in August 2016 and four vessels during the nine-month period ended September 30, 2017) which was partly offset by revenue earned by three secondhand vessels acquired during the second quarter of 2017.

Voyage revenue adjusted on a cash basis (which eliminates non-cash "Accrued charter revenue"), decreased by 14.8%, or $17.1 million, to $98.4 million during the three-month period ended September 30, 2017, from $115.5 million during the three-month period ended September 30, 2016. Accrued charter revenue for the three-month periods ended September 30, 2017 and 2016, amounted to $2.9 million and $2.8 million, respectively.

Voyage Expenses

Voyage expenses were $0.4 million for each of the three-month periods ended September 30, 2017 and 2016. Voyage expenses mainly include (i) off-hire expenses of our vessels, mostly related to fuel consumption and (ii) third party commissions.

Voyage Expenses – related parties

Voyage expenses – related parties in the amount of $0.8 million and $0.9 million during the three-month periods ended September 30, 2017 and 2016, respectively, represent fees of 0.75% in the aggregate on voyage revenues charged by Costamare Shipping Company S.A. ("Costamare Shipping") and by Costamare Shipping Services Ltd. ("Costamare Services") pursuant to the Framework Agreement between Costamare Shipping and us dated November 2, 2015 (the “Framework Agreement”), the Services Agreement between Costamare Services and our vessel-owning subsidiaries dated November 2, 2015 (the “Services Agreement”) and the individual ship-management agreements pertaining to each vessel.

Vessels’ Operating Expenses

Vessels' operating expenses, which also include the realized gain / (loss) under derivative contracts entered into in relation to foreign currency exposure, were $26.0 million and $27.2 million during the three-month periods ended September 30, 2017 and 2016, respectively.

General and Administrative Expenses

General and administrative expenses were $1.5 million and $1.4 million during the three-month periods ended September 30, 2017 and 2016, respectively and both include $0.63 million which is part of the annual fee that Costamare Services receives based on the Services Agreement.

Management Fees – related parties

Management fees paid to our managers pursuant to the Framework Agreement were $5.0 million during the three-month period ended September 30, 2017 and $4.9 million during the three-month period ended September 30, 2016.

General and administrative expenses - non-cash component

General and administrative expenses - non-cash component for the three-month period ended September 30, 2017 amounted to $0.9 million, representing the value of the shares issued to Costamare Services on September 29, 2017, pursuant to the Services Agreement. For the three-month period ended September 30, 2016, the general and administrative expenses - non-cash component amounted to $1.4 million, representing the value of the shares issued to Costamare Services on September 30, 2016 pursuant to the Services Agreement.

Amortization of Dry-docking and Special Survey Costs

Amortization of deferred dry-docking and special survey costs was $1.9 million and $2.0 million during the three-month periods ended September 30, 2017 and 2016, respectively. During the three-month period ended September 30, 2017, one vessel underwent and completed its special survey. During the three-month period ended September 30, 2016 no vessel underwent any special survey.

Depreciation

Depreciation expense decreased by 4.0% or $1.0 million, to $24.2 million during the three-month period ended September 30, 2017, from $25.2 million during the three-month period ended September 30, 2016. The decrease was mainly attributable to depreciation expense not charged during the three-month period ended September 30, 2017, due to the sale of five vessels during 2016 and the nine-month period ended September 30, 2017; partly offset by the depreciation charged during the three-month period ended September 30, 2017, due to the acquisition of three secondhand containerships.

Amortization of Prepaid Lease Rentals, net

Amortization of prepaid lease rentals, net was $2.0 million during the three-month period ended September 30, 2017. Amortization of prepaid lease rentals, net was $2.1 million during the three-month period ended September 30, 2016.

Gain / (Loss) on sale / disposal of vessels

During the three-month period ended September 30, 2017, we recorded a net gain of $1.5 million from the sale of two vessels, the Mykonos and the Mandraki (which was classified as asset held for sale as at June 30, 2017). During the three-month period ended September 30, 2016, we recorded a loss of $4.4 million from the sale of one vessel, the Karmen.

Foreign Exchange Losses

Foreign exchange losses were nil and $0.1 million during the three-month periods ended September 30, 2017 and 2016, respectively.

Interest Income

Interest income amounted to $0.8 million and $0.4 million for the three-month periods ended September 30, 2017 and 2016, respectively.

Interest and Finance Costs

Interest and finance costs decreased by 2.2%, or $0.4 million, to $18.0 million during the three-month period ended September 30, 2017, from $18.4 million during the three-month period ended September 30, 2016. The decrease is partly attributable to the decreased average loan balance during the three-month period ended September 30, 2017 compared to the three-month period ended September 30, 2016.

Swaps Breakage Cost

During the three-month period ended September 30, 2016, we terminated one interest rate derivative instrument that qualified for hedge accounting and we paid the counterparty breakage costs of $9.4 million.

Equity Gain / (Loss) on Investments

During the three-month period ended September 30, 2017, we recorded an equity gain on investments of $1.6 million representing our share of the net gain of 18 jointly owned companies pursuant to the Framework Deed dated May 15, 2013, as amended and restated on May 18, 2015 (the “Framework Deed”), between the Company and a wholly-owned subsidiary on the one hand, and York Capital Management Global Advisors LLC and an affiliated fund (collectively, together with the funds it manages or advises, “York”) on the other hand. During the three-month period ended September 30, 2016, we recorded an equity loss on investments of $0.1 million. The increase is mainly attributable to the income generated by certain newbuild vessels that were delivered from the shipyard during 2016 and commenced their charters; partly off-set by losses related to certain newbuild vessels that were delivered in 2016 and 2017 and commenced their commercial operations in the second quarter of 2017. We hold a range of 25% to 49% of the capital stock of the companies jointly owned pursuant to the Framework Deed.

Loss on Derivative Instruments

The fair value of our 17 interest rate derivative instruments which were outstanding as of September 30, 2017 equates to the amount that would be paid by us or to us should those instruments be terminated. As of September 30, 2017, the fair value of these 17 interest rate derivative instruments in aggregate amounted to a liability of $4.1 million. The effective portion of the change in the fair value of the interest rate derivative instruments that qualified for hedge accounting is recorded in "Other Comprehensive Income" ("OCI") while the ineffective portion is recorded in the consolidated statements of income. The change in the fair value of the interest rate derivative instruments that did not qualify for hedge accounting is recorded in the consolidated statement of income. For the three-month period ended September 30, 2017, a net gain of $3.4 million has been included in OCI.

Cash Flows
Three-month periods ended September 30, 2017 and 2016

Condensed cash flows Three-month period ended
September 30,
(Expressed in millions of U.S. dollars) 2016 2017
Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities $49.8 $48.0
Net Cash Provided by / (Used in) Investing Activities $(16.9) $16.0
Net Cash Used in Financing Activities $(25.9) $(66.5)

Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities

Net cash flows provided by operating activities for the three-month period ended September 30, 2017, decreased by $1.8 million to $48.0 million, compared to $49.8 million for the three-month period ended September 30, 2016. The decrease is mainly attributable to the decreased cash from operations of $17.0 million; partly off-set by decreased payments for interest (including swap payments) during the period of $6.8 million and the favorable change in working capital position, excluding the current portion of long-term debt and the accrued charter revenue (representing the difference between cash received in that period and revenue recognized on a straight-line basis) of $3.3 million.

Net Cash Provided by / (Used in) Investing Activities

Net cash provided by investing activities was $16.0 million in the three-month period ended September 30, 2017. This amount includes $17.0 million we received from the sale of two vessels and of $1.0 million in payments for working capital injected into certain entities pursuant to the Framework Deed.

Net cash used in investing activities was $16.9 million in the three-month period ended September 30, 2016, which mainly consisted of $20.4 million (net of $0.3 million we received as dividend distributions) in advance payments for the construction of five newbuild vessels, working capital injection in certain entities pursuant to the Framework Deed and $3.6 million in proceeds we received from the sale of one vessel.

Net Cash Used in Financing Activities

Net cash used in financing activities was $66.5 million in the three-month period ended September 30, 2017, which mainly consisted of (a) $75.2 million payments relating to our credit facilities and to our sale and leaseback transactions, (b) $17.6 million that we drew down from one of our credit facilities, (c) $4.8 million we paid for dividends to holders of our common stock for the second quarter of 2017 and (d) $1.0 million we paid for dividends to holders of our 7.625% Series B Cumulative Redeemable Perpetual Preferred Stock ("Series B Preferred Stock"), $2.1 million we paid for dividends to holders of our 8.500% Series C Cumulative Redeemable Perpetual Preferred Stock ("Series C Preferred Stock") and $2.2 million we paid for dividends to holders of our 8.75% Series D Cumulative Redeemable Perpetual Preferred Stock (“Series D Preferred Stock"), for the period from April 15, 2017 to July 14, 2017.

Net cash used in financing activities was $25.9 million in the three-month period ended September 30, 2016, which mainly consisted of (a) $49.5 million of indebtedness that we repaid, (b) $7.2 million we repaid relating to our sale and leaseback agreements, (c) $110.8 million we paid for the prepayment of two of our credit facilities, (d) $151.8 million we received in connection with the sale and leaseback transaction concluded for two of our vessels, (e) $7.5 million we paid for dividends to holders of our common stock for the second quarter of 2016 and (g) $1.0 million we paid for dividends to holders of our Series B Preferred Stock, $2.1 million we paid for dividends to holders of our Series C Preferred Stock and $2.2 million we paid for dividends to holders of our Series D Preferred Stock, for the period from April 15, 2016 to July 14, 2016.

Nine-month period ended September 30, 2017 compared to the nine-month period ended September 30, 2016

During the nine-month periods ended September 30, 2017 and 2016, we had an average of 52.7 and 53.8 vessels, respectively, in our fleet. In the nine-month period ended September 30, 2017, we accepted delivery of the secondhand containerships Leonidio, Kyparissia and Maersk Kowloon with an aggregate capacity of 17,385 TEU and we sold the container vessels Romanos, Marina, Mandraki and Mykonos with an aggregate capacity of 18,057 TEU. In the nine-month period ended September 30, 2016, we sold the 3,351 TEU vessel Karmen. In the nine-month periods ended September 30, 2017 and 2016, our fleet ownership days totaled 14,378 and 14,740 days, respectively. Ownership days are one of the primary drivers of voyage revenue and vessels' operating expenses and represent the aggregate number of days in a period during which each vessel in our fleet is owned.

(Expressed in millions of U.S. dollars,
Nine-month period ended
September 30,
Percentage
except percentages) 2016 2017 Change Change
Voyage revenue$358.1 $311.8 $(46.3) (12.9%)
Voyage expenses (1.5) (2.0) 0.5 33.3%
Voyage expenses – related parties (2.7) (2.3) (0.4) (14.8%)
Vessels’ operating expenses (79.6) (76.9) (2.7) (3.4%)
General and administrative expenses (4.3) (4.3) - -
Management fees – related parties (14.4) (14.4) - -
General and administrative expenses - non-cash component (4.1) (3.0) (1.1) (26.8%)
Amortization of dry-docking and special survey costs (5.9) (5.8) (0.1) (1.7%)
Depreciation (75.8) (72.7) (3.1) (4.1%)
Amortization of prepaid lease rentals, net (4.6) (6.4) 1.8 39.1%
Loss on sale / disposal of vessels (4.4) (4.8) 0.4 9.1%
Foreign exchange losses (0.3) - (0.3) (100.0%)
Interest income 1.1 1.9 0.8 72.7%
Interest and finance costs (55.1) (53.3) (1.8) (3.3)%
Swaps breakage cost (9.4) - (9.4) (100.0%)
Equity gain / (loss) on investments (0.5) 2.5 3.0 n.m.
Other 0.5 0.6 0.1 20.0%
Loss on derivative instruments (4.4) (0.7) (3.7) (84.1%)
Net Income$92.7 $70.2


(Expressed in millions of U.S. dollars,
Nine-month period ended
September 30,
Percentage
except percentages) 2016 2017 Change Change
Voyage revenue$358.1 $311.8 $(46.3) (12.9%)
Accrued charter revenue (4.9) (8.5) 3.6 73.5%
Voyage revenue adjusted on a cash basis$353.2 $303.3 $(49.9) (14.1%)


Vessels’ operational data Nine-month period ended
September 30,
Percentage
2016 2017 Change Change
Average number of vessels 53.8 52.7 (1.1) (2.0%)
Ownership days 14,740 14,378 (362) (2.5%)
Number of vessels under dry-docking 6 4 (2)

Voyage Revenue

Voyage revenue decreased by 12.9%, or $46.3 million, to $311.8 million during the nine-month period ended September 30, 2017, from $358.1 million during the nine-month period ended September 30, 2016. The decrease is mainly attributable to (i) decreased charter rates for certain of our vessels, (ii) revenue not earned by five vessels sold for demolition (one vessel in August 2016 and four vessels during the nine-month period ended September 30, 2017) and (iii) revenue not earned due to decreased calendar days by one day during the nine-month period ended September 30, 2017 (273 calendar days) compared to the nine-month period ended September 30, 2016 (274 calendar days); partly offset by revenue earned by three secondhand vessels acquired during the second quarter of 2017 and decreased off-hire days of our fleet during the nine-month period ended September 30, 2017 compared to the nine-month period ended September 30, 2016.

Voyage revenue adjusted on a cash basis (which eliminates non-cash "Accrued charter revenue"), decreased by 14.1%, or $49.9 million, to $303.3 million during the nine-month period ended September 30, 2017, from $353.2 million during the nine-month period ended September 30, 2016. Accrued charter revenue for the nine-month periods ended September 30, 2017 and 2016, amounted to $8.5 million and $4.9 million respectively.

Voyage Expenses

Voyage expenses were $2.0 million and $1.5 million, during the nine-month periods ended September 30, 2017 and 2016, respectively. Voyage expenses mainly include (i) off-hire expenses of our vessels, mainly related to fuel consumption and (ii) third party commissions.

Voyage Expenses – related parties

Voyage expenses – related parties in the amount of $2.3 million and $2.7 million during the nine-month periods ended September 30, 2017 and 2016, respectively, represent fees of 0.75% in the aggregate on voyage revenues charged by Costamare Shipping and by Costamare Services pursuant to the Framework Agreement, the Services Agreement and the individual ship-management agreements pertaining to each vessel.

Vessels’ Operating Expenses

Vessels' operating expenses, which also include the realized gain / (loss) under derivative contracts entered into in relation to foreign currency exposure, decreased by 3.4%, or $2.7 million, to $76.9 million during the nine-month period ended September 30, 2017, from $79.6 million during the nine-month period ended September 30, 2016.

General and Administrative Expenses

General and administrative expenses were $4.3 million in each of the nine-month periods ended September 30, 2017 and 2016 and both include $1.9 million which is part of the annual fee that Costamare Services receives based on the Services Agreement.

Management Fees – related parties

Management fees paid to our managers pursuant to the Framework Agreement were $14.4 million in each of the nine-month periods ended September 30, 2016 and 2017.

General and administrative expenses - non-cash component

General and administrative expenses - non-cash component for the nine-month period ended September 30, 2017 amounted to $3.0 million, representing the value of the shares issued to Costamare Services on March 30, 2017, June 30, 2017 and September 29, 2017, pursuant to the Services Agreement. For the nine-month period ended September 30, 2016, the general and administrative expenses - non-cash component amounted to $4.1 million, representing the value of the shares issued to Costamare Services on March 30, 2016, June 30, 2016 and September 30, 2016 pursuant to the Services Agreement.

Amortization of Dry-docking and Special Survey Costs

Amortization of deferred dry-docking and special survey costs was $5.8 million and $5.9 million during the nine-month periods ended September 30, 2017 and 2016, respectively. During the nine-month period ended September 30, 2017, four vessels underwent and completed their special survey. During the nine-month period ended September 30, 2016 six vessels underwent and completed their special survey.

Depreciation

Depreciation expense decreased by 4.1% or $3.1 million, to $72.7 million during the nine-month period ended September 30, 2017, from $75.8 million during the nine-month period ended September 30, 2016. The decrease was mainly attributable (i) to decreased calendar days by one day during the nine-month period ended September 30, 2017 (273 calendar days) compared to the nine-month period ended September 30, 2016 (274 calendar days) and (ii) to depreciation expense not charged during the nine-month period ended September 30, 2017, due to the sale of five vessels during the period spanning from the third quarter of 2016 to the nine-month period ended September 30, 2017; partly offset by the depreciation charged on the three secondhand containerships acquired during the second quarter of 2017.

Amortization of Prepaid Lease Rentals, net

Amortization of prepaid lease rentals, net was $6.4 million during the nine-month period ended September 30, 2017. Amortization of prepaid lease rentals, net was $4.6 million during the nine-month period ended September 30, 2016.

Loss on sale / disposal of vessels

During the nine-month period ended September 30, 2017, we recorded an aggregate net loss of $4.2 million from the sale of the vessels Marina, Mandraki and the Mykonos and a loss of $0.6 million from the sale of the vessel Romanos which was classified as Asset held for sale as at December 31, 2016. During the nine-month period ended September 30, 2016, we recorded a loss of $4.4 million from the sale of the vessel Karmen.

Foreign Exchange Losses

Foreign exchange losses were nil and $0.3 million during the nine-month periods ended September 30, 2017 and 2016, respectively.

Interest Income

Interest income amounted to $1.9 million and $1.1 million for the nine-month periods ended September 30, 2017 and 2016, respectively.

Interest and Finance Costs

Interest and finance costs decreased by 3.3%, or $1.8 million, to $53.3 million during the nine-month period ended September 30, 2017, from $55.1 million during the nine-month period ended September 30, 2016. The decrease is partly attributable to the decreased average loan balance during the nine-month period ended September 30, 2017 compared to the nine-month period ended September 30, 2016.

Swaps Breakage Cost

During the nine-month period ended September 30, 2016, we terminated one interest rate derivative instrument that qualified for hedge accounting and we paid the counterparty breakage costs of $9.4 million.

Equity Gain / (Loss) on Investments

During the nine-month period ended September 30, 2017 we recorded an equity gain on investments of $2.5 million representing our share of the net gain of 18 jointly owned companies pursuant to the Framework Deed. During the nine-month period ended September 30, 2016, we recorded an equity loss on investments of $0.5 million. The increase is mainly attributable to the income generated by certain newbuild vessels that were delivered from the shipyard during 2016 and immediately commenced their charters. We hold a range of 25% to 49% of the capital stock of the companies jointly owned pursuant to the Framework Deed.

Loss on Derivative Instruments

The fair value of our 17 interest rate derivative instruments which were outstanding as of September 30, 2017 equates to the amount that would be paid by us or to us should those instruments be terminated. As of September 30, 2017, the fair value of these 17 interest rate derivative instruments in aggregate amounted to a liability of $4.1 million. The effective portion of the change in the fair value of the interest rate derivative instruments that qualified for hedge accounting is recorded in OCI while the ineffective portion is recorded in the consolidated statements of income. The change in the fair value of the interest rate derivative instruments that did not qualify for hedge accounting is recorded in the consolidated statement of income. For the nine-month period ended September 30, 2017, a net gain of $8.5 million has been included in OCI and a net loss of $0.9 million has been included in Loss on derivative instruments in the consolidated statement of income, resulting from the fair market value change of the interest rate derivative instruments during the nine-month period ended September 30, 2017.

Cash Flows
Nine-month periods ended September 30, 2017 and 2016

Condensed cash flows Nine-month period ended
September 30,
(Expressed in millions of U.S. dollars) 2016 2017
Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities $169.5 $147.1
Net Cash Used in Investing Activities $(31.1) $(35.4)
Net Cash Used in Financing Activities $(131.8) $(84.2)

Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities

Net cash flows provided by operating activities for the nine-month period ended September 30, 2017, decreased by $22.4 million to $147.1 million, compared to $169.5 million for the nine-month period ended September 30, 2016. The decrease is mainly attributable to the decreased cash from operations of $49.9 million; partly off-set by decreased payments for interest (including swap payments) during the period of $8.6 million, the favorable change in working capital position, excluding the current portion of long-term debt and the accrued charter revenue (representing the difference between cash received in that period and revenue recognized on a straight-line basis) of $5.0 million and the decreased special survey costs of $3.1 million during the nine-month period ended September 30, 2017 compared to the nine-month period ended September 30, 2016.

Net Cash Used in Investing Activities

Net cash used in investing activities was $35.4 million in the nine-month period ended September 30, 2017, which consisted of payments for the acquisition of three secondhand vessels and payments for working capital injected into certain entities pursuant to the Framework Deed (net of dividend distributions we received); partly off-set by proceeds we received from the sale of four vessels.

Net cash used in investing activities was $31.1 million in the nine-month period ended September 30, 2016, which mainly consisted of (i) $32.1 million (net of $3.0 million we received as dividend distributions) in advance payments for the construction of seven newbuild vessels, the acquisition of a secondhand vessel and working capital injection in certain entities pursuant to the Framework Deed, (ii) $1.6 million in payments for upgrades to one of our vessels and (iii) $3.6 million proceeds we received from the sale of one vessel.

Net Cash Used in Financing Activities

Net cash used in financing activities was $84.2 million in the nine-month period ended September 30, 2017, which mainly consisted of (a) $91.7 million we received from our follow-on offering in May 2017, net of underwriting discounts and expenses incurred in the offering, (b) $150.8 million net payments relating to our credit facilities and to our sale and leaseback transactions, (c) $12.0 million we paid for dividends to holders of our common stock for the fourth quarter of 2016, the first quarter of 2017 and the second quarter of 2017 and (d) $2.9 million we paid for dividends to holders of our Series B Preferred Stock, $6.4 million we paid for dividends to holders of our Series C Preferred Stock and $6.6 million we paid for dividends to holders of our Series D Preferred Stock, for the periods from October 15, 2016 to January 14, 2017, January 15, 2017 to April 14, 2017 and April 15, 2017 to July 14, 2017.

Net cash used in financing activities was $131.8 million in the nine-month period ended September 30, 2016, which mainly consisted of (a) $142.1 million of indebtedness that we repaid, (b) $14.4 million we repaid relating to our sale and leaseback agreements, (c) $39.0 million that we drew down from one of our credit facilities, (d) $110.8 million we paid for the prepayment of two of our credit facilities, (e) $151.8 million we received in connection with the sale and leaseback transaction concluded for two of our vessels, (f) $51.3 million we paid for dividends to holders of our common stock for the fourth quarter of 2015 and the first and the second quarter of 2016 and (g) $2.9 million we paid for dividends to holders of our Series B Preferred Stock, $6.4 million we paid for dividends to holders of our Series C Preferred Stock and $6.6 million we paid for dividends to holders of our Series D Preferred Stock, in each case for each of the periods from October 15, 2015 to January 14, 2016, January 15, 2016 to April 14, 2016 and April 15, 2016 to July 14, 2016.

Liquidity and Capital Expenditures

Cash and cash equivalents

As of September 30, 2017, we had a total cash liquidity of $233.7 million, consisting of cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash.

Debt-free vessels

As of October 24, 2017, the following vessels were free of debt.

Unencumbered Vessels
(Refer to fleet list for full details)
Vessel Name Year
Built
TEU
Capacity
ELAFONISSOS (*) 1999 2,526
MONEMVASIA (*) 1998 2,472
ARKADIA (*) 2001 1,550

(*) Vessels acquired pursuant to the Framework Deed with York.

Capital commitments

As of October 24, 2017, we had outstanding equity commitments relating to two contracted newbuilds aggregating approximately $2.1 million payable until the vessels are delivered in 2018. The amount represents our interest in the relevant jointly-owned entities under the Framework Deed.

Conference Call details:

On Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 8:30 a.m. ET, Costamare’s management team will hold a conference call to discuss the financial results. Participants should dial into the call 10 minutes before the scheduled time using the following numbers: 1-844-887-9405 (from the US), 0808-238-9064 (from the UK) or +1-412-317-9258 (from outside the US). Please quote "Costamare". A replay of the conference call will be available until November 2, 2017. The United States replay number is +1-877-344-7529; the standard international replay number is +1-412-317-0088; and the access code required for the replay is: 10112768.

Live webcast:

There will also be a simultaneous live webcast over the Internet, through the Costamare Inc. website (www.costamare.com) under the “Investors” section. Participants to the live webcast should register on the website approximately 10 minutes prior to the start of the webcast.

About Costamare Inc.

Costamare Inc. is one of the world’s leading owners and providers of containerships for charter. The Company has 43 years of history in the international shipping industry and a fleet of 70 containerships, with a total capacity of approximately 463,000 TEU, including two newbuild containerships to be delivered. Eighteen of our containerships, including two newbuilds on order, have been acquired pursuant to the Framework Deed with York Capital Management by vessel-owning joint venture entities in which we hold a minority equity interest. The Company’s common stock, Series B Preferred Stock, Series C Preferred Stock and Series D Preferred Stock trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbols “CMRE”, “CMRE PR B”, “CMRE PR C” and “CMRE PR D”, respectively.

Forward-Looking Statements

This earnings release contains “forward-looking statements”. In some cases, you can identify these statements by forward-looking words such as “believe”, “intend”, “anticipate”, “estimate”, “project”, “forecast”, “plan”, “potential”, “may”, “should”, “could” and “expect” and similar expressions. These statements are not historical facts but instead represent only Costamare’s belief regarding future results, many of which, by their nature, are inherently uncertain and outside of Costamare’s control. It is possible that actual results may differ, possibly materially, from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements. For a discussion of some of the risks and important factors that could affect future results, see the discussion in Costamare Inc.’s Annual Report on Form 20-F (File No. 001-34934) under the caption “Risk Factors”.

Company Contacts:

Gregory Zikos - Chief Financial Officer
Konstantinos Tsakalidis - Business Development

Costamare Inc., Monaco
Tel: (+377) 93 25 09 40
Email: ir@costamare.com

Fleet List
The tables below provide additional information, as of October 24, 2017, about our fleet of containerships, including our newbuilds on order, the vessels acquired pursuant to the Framework Deed and those vessels subject to sale and leaseback agreements. Each vessel is a cellular containership, meaning it is a dedicated container vessel.



Vessel NameChartererYear
Built
Capacity
(TEU)
Current Daily
Charter Rate
(U.S. dollars)
Expiration of
Charter
(1)
1TRITON(i)(ii)Evergreen201614,424(*)March 2026
2TITAN(i)(ii)Evergreen201614,424(*)April 2026
3TALOS(i)(ii)Evergreen201614,424(*)July 2026
4TAURUS(i)(ii)Evergreen201614,424(*)August 2026
5THESEUS(i)(ii)Evergreen201614,424(*)August 2026
6CAPE AKRITAS(i)CMA CGM201611,010(**)August 2018
7CAPE TAINARO(i)(*)201711,010(***)(*)
8CAPE KORTIA(i)Evergreen201711,010(**)September 2018
9CAPE SOUNIO(i)(*)201711,010(***)(*)
10CAPE ARTEMISIO(i)(*)201711,010(***)(*)
11COSCO GUANGZHOUCOSCO20069,46936,400December 2017
12COSCO NINGBOCOSCO20069,46936,400January 2018
13COSCO YANTIANCOSCO20069,46936,400February 2018
14COSCO BEIJINGCOSCO20069,46936,400April 2018
15COSCO HELLASCOSCO20069,46937,519May 2018
16MSC AZOV(ii)MSC20149,40343,000December 2023
17MSC AJACCIO(ii)MSC20149,40343,000February 2024
18MSC AMALFI(ii)MSC20149,40343,000March 2024
19MSC ATHENS(ii)MSC20138,82742,000January 2023
20MSC ATHOS(ii)MSC20138,82742,000February 2023
21VALOREvergreen20138,82741,700April 2020(3)
22VALUEEvergreen20138,82741,700April 2020(3)
23VALIANTEvergreen20138,82741,700June 2020(3)
24VALENCEEvergreen20138,82741,700July 2020(3)
25VANTAGEEvergreen20138,82741,700September 2020(3)
26NAVARINOPIL20108,5319,000November 2017
27MAERSK KOWLOONMaersk20057,47116,000June 2022
28MAERSK KAWASAKIMaersk19977,40314,000November 2017(4)
29MAERSK KUREMaersk19967,40314,000December 2017(4)
30MAERSK KOKURAMaersk19977,40314,000December 2017(4)
31MSC METHONIMSC20036,72429,000September 2021
32SEALAND NEW YORKMaersk20006,64826,100March 2018
33MAERSK KOBEMaersk20006,64826,100May 2018
34SEALAND WASHINGTONMaersk20006,64826,100June 2018
35SEALAND MICHIGANMaersk20006,64826,100August 2018
36SEALAND ILLINOISMaersk20006,64826,100October 2018
37MSC KOLKATAMaersk20036,64426,100November 2019
38MSC KINGSTONMaersk20036,64426,100February 2020
39MSC KALAMATAMaersk20036,64426,100April 2020
40VENETIKOHapag Lloyd20035,9286,600November 2017
41ENSENADA (i)PIL20015,5766,950November 2017
42ZIM NEW YORKZIM20024,9928,401September 2018(5)
43ZIM SHANGHAIZIM20024,9928,401September 2018(5)
44PIRAEUS(*)20044,992(*)January 2018
45LEONIDIO(ii)Maersk20144,95714,200(6)December 2024
46KYPARISSIA(ii)Maersk20144,95714,200(7)November 2024
47OAKLAND EXPRESSHapag Lloyd20004,8908,800(8)February 2019
48HALIFAX EXPRESSHapag Lloyd20004,8908,800(8)February 2019
49SINGAPORE EXPRESSHapag Lloyd20004,8908,800(8)February 2019
50ULSANZIM20024,1327,600(9)January 2018
51MSC KORONIMSC19983,84213,500September 2018
52ITEAACL19983,8428,000January 2018
53LAKONIAEvergreen20042,5865,800November 2017
54ELAFONISOS(i)MSC19992,5266,200February 2018
55AREOPOLISEvergreen20002,4748,300November 2017
56MONEMVASIA(i)Maersk19982,4729,250November 2021
57MESSINIEvergreen19972,4588,300January 2018
58MSC REUNIONMSC19922,0246,800July 2018
59MSC NAMIBIA IIMSC19912,0236,800July 2018
60MSC SIERRA IIMSC19912,0236,800June 2018
61MSC PYLOSMSC19912,0206,000January 2018
62PADMA(i)Evergreen19981,6456,800December 2017
63NEAPOLISEvergreen20001,6456,900November 2017
64ARKADIA(i)Evergreen20011,5507,800January 2018
65PROSPERSea Consortium19961,5047,500(10)January 2018
66ZAGORAMSC19951,1626,500May 2018
67PETALIDI(i)CMA CGM19941,1626,400November 2017
68LUEBECKUnited Africa
Feeder Line
20011,0786,950(11)December 2017

Newbuilds

Vessel
Name
ShipyardCapacity
(TEU)
ChartererExpected Delivery(2)
1YZJ1206(i) (ii)Jiangsu New Yangzi3,800Hamburg SüdQ1 2018
2YZJ1207 (i) (ii)Jiangsu New Yangzi3,800Hamburg SüdQ2 2018

(1) Charter terms and expiration dates are based on the earliest date charters could expire. Amounts set out for current daily charter rate are the amounts contained in the charter contracts.
(2) Based on latest shipyard production schedule, subject to change.
(3) Assumes exercise of owner’s unilateral options to extend the charter of these vessels for two one year periods at the same charter rate. The charterer also has corresponding options to unilaterally extend the charter for the same periods at the same charter rate
(4) Based on an agreement with the charterers, the vessels will be redelivered to the Company earlier than the original redelivery date, which was in December 2017 for Maersk Kure and Maersk Kawasaki and February 2018 for Maersk Kokura. Charterers had options to employ each of the vessels for an additional period of up to six months, commencing on May 7, 2017, June 6, 2017 and June 18, 2017 for Maersk Kawasaki, Maersk Kokura and Maersk Kure, respectively, which they have exercised. From the aforementioned dates the daily hire rate was set at $10,500 per day per vessel for the first two months and $14,000 per day per vessel thereafter. The expiration dates shown above, are the new earliest redelivery dates.
(5) The amounts in the table reflect the current charter terms, giving effect to our agreement with Zim under its 2014 restructuring plan. Based on this agreement, we have been granted charter extensions and have been issued equity securities representing 1.2% of Zim’s equity and approximately $8.2 million in interest bearing notes maturing in 2023. In May 2017 the Company exercised its option to extend the charters of Zim New York and Zim Shanghai for a one year period at market rate plus $1,100 per day per vessel while the notes remain outstanding. The rate for this third optional year has been determined at $8,401 per day.
(6) This charter rate will start on December 7, 2017. From delivery of the vessel until December 7, 2017, the charter rate will be $6,000 per day.
(7) This charter rate will start on November 24, 2017. From delivery of the vessel until November 24, 2017, the charter rate will be $6,000 per day.
(8) This charter rate will start on January 1, 2018. Until then charter rate will be $5,500 per day.
(9) This charter rate will start on November 9, 2017. Vessel has just completed its scheduled Drydock.
(10) This charter rate will start on October 26, 2017. Until then charter rate will be $6,750 per day.
(11) This charter rate will start on October 25, 2017. Until then charter rate will be $7,000 per day.

(i) Denotes vessels acquired pursuant to the Framework Deed. The Company holds an equity interest ranging between 25% and 49% in each of the vessel-owning entities.
(ii) Denotes vessels subject to a sale and leaseback transaction

(*) Denotes charterers identity and/or current daily charter rates and/or charter expiration dates which are treated as confidential.
(**) Vessel’s daily charter rate is in the mid-twenty thousands of dollars.
(***) Denotes newbuild vessels chartered for periods of up to 13 months on average and at an average rate of about $18,000 per day.

COSTAMARE INC.
Consolidated Statements of Income
Nine-months ended
September 30,
Three-months ended
September 30,
(Expressed in thousands of U.S. dollars,
except share and per share amounts)
2016 2017 2016 2017
REVENUES:
Voyage revenue$358,055 $311,815 $118,256 $101,274
EXPENSES:
Voyage expenses (1,456) (2,025) (416) (452)
Voyage expenses – related parties (2,686) (2,339) (888) (760)
Vessels' operating expenses (79,648) (76,875) (27,189) (26,028)
General and administrative expenses (4,311) (4,321) (1,443) (1,517)
Management fees - related parties (14,441) (14,355) (4,871) (4,968)
General and administrative expenses – non-cash component (4,114) (3,002) (1,368) (924)
Amortization of dry-docking and special survey costs (5,937) (5,780) (1,997) (1,869)
Depreciation (75,786) (72,677) (25,217) (24,162)
Amortization of prepaid lease rentals, net (4,579) (6,375) (2,102) (2,055)
Gain / (Loss) on sale / disposal of vessels (4,440) (4,856) (4,440) 1,514
Foreign exchange gains / (losses) (334) 32 (105) 1
Operating income$160,323 $119,242 $48,220 $40,054
OTHER INCOME / (EXPENSES):
Interest income$1,140 $1,869 $403 $753
Interest and finance costs (55,090) (53,300) (18,414) (17,962)
Swap breakage cost (9,404) - (9,404) -
Equity gain / (loss) on investments (460) 2,532 (55) 1,645
Other 551 545 13 (61)
Loss on derivative instruments (4,350) (682) (91) (286)
Total other income / (expenses)$(67,613)$(49,036)$(27,548)$(15,911)
Net Income$92,710 $70,206 $20,672 $24,143
Earnings allocated to Preferred Stock (15,797) (15,797) (5,324) (5,324)
Net Income available to common stockholders$76,913 $54,409 $15,348 $18,819
Earnings per common share, basic and diluted$1.01 $0.55 $0.20 $0.18
Weighted average number of shares, basic and diluted 75,814,641 98,123,877 76,486,847 106,528,748


COSTAMARE INC.
Consolidated Balance Sheets
As of December 31, As of September 30,
(Expressed in thousands of U.S. dollars) 2016 2017
ASSETS (Unaudited)
CURRENT ASSETS:
Cash and cash equivalents$164,898 $192,465
Restricted cash 6,882 6,076
Accounts receivable 971 3,896
Inventories 11,415 9,824
Due from related parties 3,447 5,622
Fair value of derivatives - 101
Insurance claims receivable 2,886 1,719
Prepaid lease rentals 8,752 8,752
Asset held for sale 6,256 -
Accrued charter revenue 408 288
Prepayments and other 3,914 4,147
Total current assets$209,829 $232,890
FIXED ASSETS, NET:
Capital leased assets$384,872 $419,134
Vessels, net 1,688,285 1,614,898
Total fixed assets, net$2,073,157 $2,034,032
NON-CURRENT ASSETS:
Equity method investments$153,126 $163,414
Prepaid lease rentals, non-current 51,670 45,124
Deferred charges, net 20,367 17,381
Accounts receivable, non-current 1,575 1,725
Restricted cash 38,783 35,138
Fair value of derivatives, non-current 762 2,873
Accrued charter revenue 185 -
Other non-current assets 8,970 9,307
Total assets$2,558,424 $2,541,884
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY
CURRENT LIABILITIES:
Current portion of long-term debt$198,277 $167,874
Accounts payable 3,848 4,590
Due to related parties 191 193
Capital lease obligations 29,059 32,533
Accrued liabilities 11,109 11,088
Unearned revenue 19,668 18,060
Fair value of derivatives 16,161 6,995
Other current liabilities 1,673 1,696
Total current liabilities$279,986 $243,029
NON-CURRENT LIABILITIES
Long-term debt, net of current portion$856,330 $718,372
Capital lease obligations, net of current portion 331,196 347,683
Unearned revenue, net of current portion 16,488 12,856
Total non-current liabilities$1,204,014 $1,078,911
COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES
STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY:
Preferred stock$- $-
Common stock 9 11
Additional paid-in capital 1,057,423 1,168,849
Retained earnings 31,416 57,023
Accumulated other comprehensive loss (14,424) (5,939)
Total stockholders’ equity$1,074,424 $1,219,944
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity$2,558,424 $2,541,884


Source:Costamare Inc