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Navios Maritime Midstream Partners L.P. Reports Financial Results for the First Quarter of 2015

MONACO -- (Marketwired) -- 04/30/15 -- Navios Maritime Midstream Partners L.P. (NYSE: NAP)

  • Quarterly dividend of $0.4125 per unit
  • Net Income of $6.3 million
  • EBITDA of $12.6 million
  • Operating Surplus of $9.4 million
  • $1.0 million of profit sharing for Q1

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 2015.

Angeliki Frangou, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Navios Midstream stated, "We are excited to report our results for Q1 2015, which is our first full quarter of performance. Our results are better than expected: we earned $16.7 million of revenue, $12.6 million of EBITDA and $6.3 million of net income. This included $1.0 million of profit sharing. Navios Midstream also declared a cash distribution of $0.4125, providing our unit holders with a yield of 10.0% on our common units."

Angeliki Frangou continued, "We see the dynamic decline in the price of oil as positive for oil transportation. Indeed, the spot rate for VLCCs improved about 90% this year, from an average of around $27,000 in 2014 to an average of approximately $51,000 in 2015 YTD. We believe that fee-based service providers in the midstream MLP sector, such as transportation, will continue to be favored in an environment of low oil prices."

RECENT DEVELOPMENTS

Cash Distribution
The Board of Directors of Navios Midstream declared a cash distribution for the first quarter of 2015 of $0.4125 per unit. The cash distribution is payable on May 12, 2015 to unitholders of record as of May 6, 2015.

Profit Share
During the first quarter of 2015 Navios Midstream benefited from the improved VLCC spot market and recognized $1.0 million under its profit sharing arrangements.

LONG - TERM CASH FLOW

Navios Midstream has entered into long-term time charter-out agreements for its vessels with a remaining average term of 7.2 years, providing a stable base of revenue and distributable cash flow. Navios Midstream has currently contracted out 100% of its available days for each of the years 2015 and 2016, expecting to generate revenues of approximately $63.0 million and $63.2 million, respectively. The average expected daily charter-out rate for the fleet is $43,183, for each of the years 2015 and 2016.

FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS

For the following results and the selected financial data presented herein, Navios Midstream has compiled condensed consolidated and combined statements of operations for the three month periods ended March 31, 2015 and 2014. The quarterly 2015 and 2014 information was derived from the unaudited condensed consolidated and combined 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,
2015
(unaudited)
Three Month
Period Ended
March 31,
2014
(unaudited)
Revenue $ 16,703 $ 15,657
Net income/(loss) $ 6,312 $ (737 )
EBITDA $ 12,613 $ 11,664
Earnings per Common unit (basic and diluted) $ 0.33
Operating Surplus $ 9,424 $ N/A(1)
Maintenance and Replacement Capital expenditure reserve $ (2,148 ) $ N/A(1)
(1) Prior to the IPO, Navios Midstream's four VLCC fleet was part of Navios Acquisition's fleet. All figures prior to the IPO are not directly comparable to periods after the IPO.

Three month periods ended March 31, 2015 and 2014

Revenue for the three month period ended March 31, 2015 increased by $1.0 million to $16.7 million, as compared to $15.7 million for the same period in 2014. Time Charter Equivalent ("TCE") was $45,898 for the three month period ended March 31, 2015 and $43,101 for the three month period ended March 31, 2014.

EBITDA increased by $0.9 million to $12.6 million for the three month period ended March 31, 2015, as compared to $11.7 million for the same period in 2014. The increase in EBITDA was due to a $1.0 million increase in revenue and a $0.2 million decrease in management fees. The above increase was partially mitigated by a $0.3 million increase in general and administrative expenses.

The reserve for estimated maintenance and replacement capital expenditures for the three month period ended March 31, 2015 was $2.1 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, 2015 of $9.4 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).

The net income for the three month period ended March 31, 2015 was $6.3 million compared to a $0.7 million loss for the three month period ended March 31, 2014. The increase in net income by $7.0 million was due to; (i) a $0.9 million increase in EBITDA; (ii) a $6.0 million decrease in interest expense and finance cost; and (iii) a $0.1 million decrease in direct vessel expenses.

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, 2015 and 2014.

Three Month
Period Ended
March 31,
2015
(unaudited)
Three Month
Period Ended
March 31,
2014
(unaudited)
Available Days (1) 360 360
Operating Days (2) 360 358
Fleet Utilization (3) 100 % 99.5 %
Time Charter Equivalent (per day) (4) $ 45,898 $ 43,101
Vessels operating at period end 4 4
(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, Thursday, April 30, 2015 to discuss the results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2015.

Conference Call details:

Call Date/Time: Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 08:30 am ET
Call Title: Navios Midstream Q1 2015 Financial Results Conference Call
US Dial In: +1.866.703.4207
International Dial In: +1.636.692.6440
Conference ID: 2280 2596

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: 2280 2596

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 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. Although the 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. 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.

EXHIBIT 1
NAVIOS MARITIME MIDSTREAM PARTNERS L.P.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(Expressed in thousands of U.S. Dollars)
March 31,
2015
December 31,
2014
ASSETS
Current assets
Cash and cash equivalents $ 32,731 $ 30,877
Accounts receivable, net 1,597 653
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 268 212
Total current assets 34,596 31,742
Vessels, net 316,173 320,229
Intangible assets 30,915 31,736
Deferred dry dock and special survey costs, net 1,666 1,955
Total non-current assets 348,754 353,920
Total assets $ 383,350 $ 385,662
LIABILITIES AND PARTNERS' CAPITAL
Current liabilities
Accounts payable $ 1,566 $ 1,243
Accrued expenses 1,281 4,174
Due to related parties 946 736
Deferred revenue 1,938 1,938
Current portion of long-term debt, net of deferred finance costs 10,031 10,022
Total current liabilities 15,762 18,113
Long Term Debt, net of current portion and deferred finance costs 111,553 114,065
Total non-current liabilities 111,553 114,065
Total liabilities $ 127,315 $ 132,178
Commitments and contingencies -- --
Total Partners' capital
Common Unitholders (9,342,692 units issued and outstanding at March 31, 2015 and December 31, 2014) 128,600 127,350
Subordinated Unitholders (9,342,692 units issued and outstanding at March 31, 2015 and December 31, 2014) 122,437 121,187
General Partner (381,334 units issued and outstanding at March 31, 2015 and December 31, 2014) 4,998 4,947
Partners' capital 256,035 253,484
Total liabilities and Partners' capital $ 383,350 $ 385,662
NAVIOS MARITIME MIDSTREAM PARTNERS L.P.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(Expressed in thousands of U.S. Dollars, except per unit amounts)
Three Month
Period ended
March 31,
2015
(unaudited)
Three Month
Period ended
March 31,
2014
(unaudited)
Revenue $ 16,703 $ 15,657
Time charter expenses (180 ) (140 )
Direct vessel expenses (289 ) (416 )
Management fees (entirely through related party transactions) (3,420 ) (3,600 )
General and administrative expenses (535 ) (253 )
Depreciation and amortization (4,877 ) (4,877 )
Interest expenses and finance cost (1,135 ) (7,108 )
Other income, net 45 --
Net income/ (loss) $ 6,312 $ (737 )
Three Month
Period ended
March 31,
2015
(unaudited)
Net income $ 6,312
Earnings per unit (basic and diluted)
Common unitholders : $ 0.33
Subordinated unitholders : $ 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,
2015
(unaudited)
Three Month
Period ended
March 31,
2014
(unaudited)
Operating Activities
Net income/ (loss) $ 6,312 $ (737 )
Adjustments to reconcile net income/ (loss) to net cash provided by operating activities:
Depreciation and amortization 4,877 4,877
Amortization of deferred finance fees and bond premium 123 179
Amortization of dry dock and special survey costs 289 416
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:
(Increase)/ decrease in prepaid expenses and other current assets (56 ) 170
(Increase)/ decrease in accounts receivable (944 ) 145
Increase / (decrease) in accounts payable 844 (150 )
Decrease in accrued expenses (2,008 ) (73 )
Increase in due to related parties 269 58
Net cash provided by operating activities $ 9,706 $ 4,885
Investing Activities
Increase in due from related parties -- (11,572 )
Net cash used in investing activities $ -- $ (11,572 )
Financing Activities
Loan repayment (2,626 ) --
IPO expenses (1,465 ) --
Dividend paid (3,761 ) --
Owner's net investment -- 6,927
Net cash (used in)/provided by financing activities $ (7,852 ) $ 6,927
Net increase in cash and cash equivalents 1,854 240
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of year $ 30,877 $ 9,152
Cash and cash equivalents, end of year $ 32,731 $ 9,392
Supplemental disclosures of cash flow information
Cash interest paid $ 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
Shinyo Kannika VLCC 2001 287,175
Shinyo Ocean VLCC 2001 281,395
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 Celeste VLCC 2003 298,717
Nave Neutrino VLCC 2003 298,287
Nave Electron VLCC 2002 305,178
C. Dream VLCC 2000 298,570
(1) Navios Midstream has options, exercisable through November 18, 2016, to acquire up to seven 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,
2015
($'000)
(unaudited)
Three Month
Period ended
March 31,
2014
($'000)
(unaudited)
Net cash provided by operating activities $ 9,706 $ 4,885
Net increase/(decrease) in operating assets 1,000 (315 )
Net decrease in operating liabilities 895 165
Net interest cost 1,135 7,108
Amortization of deferred finance cost and bond premium (123 ) (179 )
EBITDA(1) $ 12,613 $ 11,664
Three Month
Period ended
March 31,
2015
($ '000)
(unaudited)
Three Month
Period ended
March 31,
2014
($ '000)
(unaudited)
Net cash provided by operating activities $ 9,706 $ 4,885
Net cash used in investing activities $ -- $ (11,572 )
Net cash (used in)/provided by financing activities $ (7,852 ) $ 6,927
Three Month
Period ended
March 31,
2015
($'000)
(unaudited)
EBITDA(1) $ 12,613
Cash interest income --
Cash interest paid (1,041 )
Maintenance and replacement capital expenditures (2,148 )
Operating Surplus $ 9,424
Cash reserves (1,559 )
Available cash for distribution $ 7,865

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