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Eneti Inc. Announces Financial Results for the Third Quarter of 2022 and Declares a Quarterly Cash Dividend

Nov 8, 2022

MONACO, Nov. 08, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Eneti Inc. (NYSE: NETI) (“Eneti” or the “Company”), today reported its results for the three months ended September 30, 2022.

The Company also announced that on November 8, 2022 its Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.01 per share on the Company’s common shares.

The Company’s results for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2022 include the impact of Seajacks International Limited’s (“Seajacks”) earnings, which was acquired on August 12, 2021. Since the completion of the acquisition, the operations of the Company are primarily those of Seajacks as the Company completed its exit from the dry bulk sector of the shipping industry in July 2021.

Results for the Three and Nine Months Ended September 30, 2022 and 2021

  • For the third quarter of 2022, the Company’s GAAP net income was $36.2 million, or $0.95 per diluted share, including a gain of approximately $8.1 million and cash dividend income of $0.2 million, or $0.22 per diluted share, from the Company’s equity investment in Scorpio Tankers Inc., which was sold in August 2022 for approximately $82.5 million.
  • Total revenues for the third quarter of 2022 were $69.2 million, compared to $34.4 million for the same period in 2021. Third quarter 2022 revenues consisted of revenues generated by the Seajacks Scylla, which continued providing transportation and installation services for an offshore wind farm project in Taiwan and the Seajacks Zaratan which continued its work on the Akita project. In addition, two of the NG2500Xs performed maintenance on offshore gas production platforms in the North Sea and the other performed wind turbine gear maintenance at various locations within the UK and European waters during the quarter.
  • Vessel operating costs, including fuel costs and catering, and project costs are driven by vessel utilization rates. Mobilization, fuel and catering costs are typically recharged to clients but reported gross in both revenues and vessel operating costs.
  • For the third quarter of 2021, the Company’s GAAP net loss was $0.9 million, or $0.06 per diluted share, including: a gain on bargain purchase of Seajacks of $54.8 million, or $3.68 per diluted share, based upon the Company’s preliminary fair value estimates, which have since been finalized during the six months ended June 30, 2022, with no adjustments to the fair values of the identifiable net assets related to the acquisition; and acquisition-related transaction costs of approximately $48.1 million, or $3.23 per diluted share. These include compensation, consulting, legal, accounting and auditing fees and are included in general and administrative expenses on the Statement of Operations; a gain on vessels sold of approximately $0.8 million, or $0.06 per diluted share; the write-off of $0.2 million, or $0.01 per diluted share, of deferred financing costs on repaid credit facilities related to certain vessels that have been sold; and a loss of approximately $7.5 million and cash dividend income of $0.2 million, or $0.49 per diluted share, from the Company’s equity investment in Scorpio Tankers Inc.
  • Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (“EBITDA”) for the third quarter of 2022 was $45.0 million and EBITDA for the third quarter of 2021 was $14.1 million (see Non-GAAP Financial Measures below).
  • For the first nine months of 2022, the Company’s GAAP net income was $93.1 million, or $2.41 per diluted share, including a gain of approximately $54.9 million and cash dividend income of $0.6 million, or $1.44 per diluted share, from the Company’s equity investment in Scorpio Tankers Inc.
  • Total revenues for the first nine months of 2022 were $152.7 million compared to $131.8 million for the same period in 2021. First nine months 2022 revenues were generated primarily by the Seajacks Scylla, which commenced work providing transportation and installation services for an offshore wind farm project in Taiwan in the first quarter of 2022 and the Seajacks Zaratan which began work on the Akita project in the second quarter of 2022. Higher utilization rates on all three of the NG2500Xs since the start of the second quarter of 2022, as well as a consultancy engagement have also contributed to revenues during 2022.
  • For the first nine months of 2021, the Company’s GAAP net income was $54.0 million, or $4.41 per diluted share, including: a gain on bargain purchase of Seajacks of $54.8 million, or $4.47 per diluted share; acquisition-related transaction costs of approximately $48.1 million, or $3.93 per diluted share; a gain on vessels sold of approximately $22.8 million, or $1.86 per diluted share, which is primarily the result of an increase in the fair value of common shares of Star Bulk Carriers Corp. (“Star Bulk”) and Eagle Bulk Shipping Inc. (“Eagle”) received as a portion of the consideration for the sale of certain of our vessels to Star Bulk and Eagle; the write-off of $7.2 million, or $0.59 per diluted share, of deferred financing costs on repaid credit facilities related to certain vessels that have been sold; and a gain of approximately $21.3 million and cash dividend income of $0.6 million, or $1.79 per diluted share, from the Company’s equity investment in Scorpio Tankers Inc. and the sale of the Eagle and Star Bulk shares received as a portion of the consideration for the vessel sales to these counterparties.
  • EBITDA for the first nine months of 2022 was $119.4 million and EBITDA for the first nine months of 2021 was $85.8 million (see Non-GAAP Financial Measures below).

Liquidity

As of November 4, 2022, the Company had approximately $133.4 million of unrestricted cash and $13.9 million of restricted cash.

Scorpio Tankers Common Stock

In August 2022, the Company sold its entire holding of 2,155,140 common shares in Scorpio Tankers Inc., a related party, for approximately $38.65 per share and net proceeds of approximately $82.5 million. As part of the transaction, Scorpio Tankers Inc. purchased approximately 1.3 million of these shares for approximately $50.0 million.

Share Repurchase Program

In August 2022, the Company repurchased 2,292,310 shares of its common stock (the “Shares”) from INCJ, Ltd., for approximately $17.0 million. The Company had issued the Shares to INCJ, Ltd. as part of the acquisition price paid by the Company to acquire Seajacks in August 2021. The repurchase of the Shares was made under the Company’s then existing board authorized repurchase plan.

On September 13, 2022, the Company’s Board of Directors authorized the repurchase of up to $50.0 million of the Company’s common stock in open market purchases, privately negotiated transactions or otherwise in accordance with applicable U.S. federal securities laws, including sales pursuant to Rule 10b5-1 trading plans and under Rule 10b-18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. This new share repurchase program replaces the Company’s previous share repurchase program which was authorized in January 2019 and was terminated in conjunction with the authorization of the new share repurchase program. The specific timing and amounts of the repurchases, if any, will be at the sole discretion of management and may vary based on market conditions and other factors, but the Company is not obligated under the terms of the program to repurchase any of its common stock. The authorization has no expiration date and can be suspended or discontinued at any time.

Newbuildings

The Company is currently under contract with Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (“DSME”) for the construction of two next-generation offshore wind turbine installation vessels (“WTIV”). The aggregate contract price is approximately $654.8 million, of which $65.5 million has been paid. The vessels are expected to be delivered in the third quarter of 2024 and second quarter of 2025. The estimated future payment dates and amounts are as follows (1) (dollars in thousands):

  DSME1   DSME2
Q4 2022 (2) $         33,036     $         —  
Q1 2023           —               —  
Q2 2023           —               —  
Q3 2023           33,036               32,441  
Q4 2023           33,036               —  
Q1 2024           —               —  
Q2 2024           —               32,441  
Q3 2024           198,217               32,441  
Q4 2024           —               —  
Q1 2025           —               —  
Q2 2025           —               194,644  
Total $         297,325     $         291,967  

(1) These are estimates only and are subject to change as construction progresses.
(2) Payment of $33,036 expected to be made on November 8, 2022.

Financing – Mandate of Financial Institutions

During the third quarter of 2022, the Company mandated Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank and Société Générale to provide long term post-delivery finance for our two WTIV newbuilds delivering in 2024 and 2025. The Company has received a proposal (the “Credit Facility’) from these institutions for a $436 million term loan facility to finance approximately 65% of the purchase cost of the Company’s two WTIV newbuilds. The terms and conditions of the Credit Facility, including covenants, are expected to be similar to those in the Company’s existing credit facilities and customary for financings of this type. The Credit Facility is also expected to incorporate support from Export Credit Agencies, and the amount of the Credit Facility along with the terms and conditions remain subject to credit approval and other customary conditions precedent, as well as the execution of definitive documentation.

Award of New Contracts

Seajacks UK Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company, has signed two new contracts in NW Europe for between 103 and 125 days of employment for one of its NG2500-class vessels that will generate between approximately $5.9 million and $7.2 million of revenue in 2023.

Debt Overview

The Company’s outstanding debt balances, gross of unamortized deferred financing costs as of September 30, 2022 and November 4, 2022, are as follows (dollars in thousands):

    As of September 30, 2022   As of November 4, 2022
Credit Facility   Amount Outstanding
$175.0 Million Credit Facility   $         68,750     $         68,750  
Total   $         68,750     $         68,750  

Performance Bonds

As of November 4, 2022, performance bonds were issued on behalf of the Company for (i) $22.4 million, under the $175.0 Million Credit Facility, and (ii) $7.1 million, which was cash collateralized.

Quarterly Cash Dividend

In the third quarter of 2022, the Company’s Board of Directors declared, and the Company paid, a quarterly cash dividend of $0.01 per share totaling approximately $0.4 million.

On November 8, 2022, the Company’s Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.01 per share, payable on or about November 30, 2022, to all shareholders of record as of November 21, 2022. As of November 8, 2022, 38,446,394 common shares were outstanding.

COVID-19

Since the beginning of the calendar year 2020, the ongoing outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) that originated in China in December 2019 and that has spread to most developed nations of the world has resulted in numerous actions taken by governments and governmental agencies in an attempt to mitigate the spread of the virus. These measures have resulted in a significant reduction in global economic activity and extreme volatility in the global financial and commodities markets. Although by 2021, many of these measures were relaxed, we cannot predict whether and to what degree emergency public health and other measures will be reinstituted in the event of any resurgence in the COVID-19 virus or any variants thereof. If the COVID-19 pandemic continues on a prolonged basis or becomes more severe, the adverse impact on the global economy may continue and our operations and cash flows may be negatively impacted. The COVID-19 outbreak continues to rapidly evolve, with periods of improvement followed by periods of higher infection rates, along with the development of new disease variants, such as the Delta and Omicron variants, in various geographical areas throughout the world. As a result, the extent to which COVID-19 will impact the Company’s results of operations and financial condition will depend on future developments, which are highly uncertain and cannot be predicted.

Conflict in Ukraine

As a result of the conflict between Russia and Ukraine which commenced in February 2022, the United States, the European Union, and others have announced unprecedented levels of sanctions and other measures against Russia and certain Russian entities and nationals. The ongoing conflict has disrupted supply chains and caused instability and significant volatility in the global economy. Much uncertainty remains regarding the global impact of the conflict in Ukraine and it is possible that such instability, uncertainty and resulting volatility could significantly increase our costs and adversely affect our business. These uncertainties could also adversely affect our ability to obtain additional financing or, if we are able to obtain additional financing, to do so on terms favorable to us. We will continue to monitor the situation to assess whether the conflict could have any material impact on our operations or financial performance.


Eneti Inc. and Subsidiaries

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
(Amounts in thousands, except per share data)

  Unaudited
  Three Months Ended September 30,   Nine Months Ended September 30,
    2022       2021       2022       2021  
Revenue:              
Revenue $         69,193     $         34,358     $         152,723     $         131,838  
Operating expenses:              
Voyage expenses           —               2,880               —               17,461  
Vessel operating and project costs           22,048               14,323               58,899               38,174  
Charterhire expense           —               4,534               —               33,880  
Vessel depreciation           6,079               4,163               18,530               4,163  
General and administrative expenses           10,220               54,468               31,087               67,188  
Gain on vessels sold           —               (830 )             —             (22,814 )
Total operating expenses           38,347               79,538               108,516               138,052  
Operating income (loss)           30,846               (45,180 )             44,207               (6,214 )
Other income (expense):              
Interest income           212               18               223               58  
Gain on bargain purchase of Seajacks           —               54,761               —               54,761  
Income (loss) from equity investments           8,340               (7,349 )             55,538               21,868  
(Loss) on derivative financial instruments           —               (114 )             —               (114 )
Foreign exchange (loss) income           (2,334 )             439               (4,655 )             442  
Financial expense, net           (85 )             (2,476 )             (2,037 )             (15,826 )
Total other income, net           6,133               45,279               49,069               61,189  
Income before income tax provision           36,979               99               93,276               54,975  
Income tax expense           794               961               205               961  
Net income $         36,185     $         (862 )   $         93,071     $         54,014  
               
Earnings per share:              
Basic $         0.95     $         (0.06 )   $         2.41     $         4.50  
Diluted $         0.95     $         (0.06 )   $         2.41     $         4.41  
               
Basic weighted average number of common shares outstanding           38,104               14,736               38,573               12,013  
Diluted weighted average number of common shares outstanding           38,140               14,736               38,620               12,251  
               
Comprehensive income:              
Net income (loss)           36,185               (862 )             93,071               54,014  
Other comprehensive income:              
Revaluation of derivative financial instruments, net of tax           —               70               —               70  
Comprehensive income (loss) $         36,185     $         (792 )   $         93,071     $         54,084  


Eneti Inc. and Subsidiaries

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(Dollars in thousands)

  Unaudited
  September 30, 2022   December 31, 2021
Assets      
Current assets      
Cash and cash equivalents $         123,726     $         153,977  
Restricted cash           13,964               —  
Accounts receivable           40,551               21,603  
Inventories           4,861               5,846  
Prepaid expenses and other current assets           5,418               4,769  
Contract fulfillment costs           2,888               3,835  
Total current assets           191,408               190,030  
Non-current assets      
Vessels, net           526,417               544,515  
Vessels under construction           74,568               36,054  
Equity investments           —               27,607  
Intangible assets           4,518               4,518  
Other assets           4,300               4,549  
Total non-current assets           609,803               617,243  
Total assets $         801,211     $         807,273  
       
Liabilities and shareholders’ equity      
Current liabilities      
Bank loans, net $         12,000     $         87,650  
Contract liabilities           8,194               12,275  
Corporate income tax payable           2,094               4,058  
Accounts payable and accrued expenses           20,317               27,180  
Total current liabilities           42,605               131,163  
Non-current liabilities      
Bank loans, net           55,267               —  
Redeemable notes           —               53,015  
Other liabilities           2,294               2,751  
Total non-current liabilities           57,561               55,766  
Total liabilities           100,166               186,929  
Shareholders’ equity      
Preferred shares, $0.01 par value per share; 50,000,000 shares authorized; no shares issued or outstanding           —               —  
Common shares, $0.01 par value per share; authorized 81,875,000 shares as of September 30, 2022 and December 31, 2021; outstanding 38,446,394 shares and 39,741,204 shares as of September 30, 2022 and December 31, 2021, respectively           1,134               1,124  
Paid-in capital           2,062,530               2,057,958  
Common shares held in treasury, at cost; 2,328,179 and 35,869 shares at September 30, 2022 and December 31, 2021, respectively           (17,669 )             (717 )
Accumulated deficit           (1,344,950 )             (1,438,021 )
Total shareholders’ equity           701,045               620,344  
Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity $         801,211     $         807,273  


Eneti Inc. and Subsidiaries

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (unaudited)
(Amounts in thousands)

  Nine Months Ended September 30,
    2022       2021  
Operating activities      
Net income $         93,071     $         54,014  
Adjustment to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:      
Restricted share amortization           5,778               10,896  
Gain on bargain purchase of Seajacks           —               (54,761 )
Vessel depreciation           18,959               4,163  
Amortization of deferred financing costs           351               658  
Write-off of deferred financing costs           —               7,196  
Loss (gain) on asset disposal / vessels sold           896               (19,598 )
Net (gains) on investments           (54,890 )             (22,000 )
Dividend income from equity investment           (646 )             (647 )
Drydocking expenditure           (504 )             (3,443 )
Deferred tax asset           —               (1,585 )
Gain on derivatives           —               70  
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:      
(Increase) decrease in accounts receivable           (18,948 )             36,516  
Decrease in inventories           985               —  
Decrease in prepaid expenses and other assets           1,556               28,733  
Decrease in accounts payable and accrued expenses           (11,401 )             (32,563 )
(Decrease) increase in taxes payable           (1,964 )             1,994  
Net cash provided by operating activities           33,243               9,643  
Investing activities      
Sale of equity investment           82,497               64,155  
Cash acquired in Seajacks acquisition           —               25,719  
Dividend income from equity investment           646               647  
Proceeds from sale of assets held for sale           —               496,107  
Payments on vessels under construction           (39,375 )             (18,372 )
Net cash provided by investing activities           43,768               568,256  
Financing activities      
Proceeds from issuance of long-term debt           130,000               —  
Repayments of long-term debt           (201,915 )             (593,750 )
Common shares repurchased           (16,952 )             (1,407 )
Debt issuance costs paid           (3,235 )             —  
Dividends paid           (1,196 )             (1,314 )
Net cash used in financing activities           (93,298 )             (596,471 )
Decrease in cash and cash equivalents           (16,287 )             (18,572 )
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period           153,977               84,002  
Cash and cash equivalents and restricted cash, end of period $         137,690     $         65,430  


Conference Call on Results:

A conference call to discuss the Company’s results will be held at 9:00 AM Eastern Standard Time / 3:00 PM Central European Time on November 8, 2022. Those wishing to listen to the call should dial 1 (877) 513-1694 (U.S.) or 1 (412) 902-4269 (International) at least 10 minutes prior to the start of the call to ensure connection. The conference participant passcode is 10172086. The information provided on the teleconference is only accurate at the time of the conference call, and the Company will take no responsibility for providing updated information.

There will also be a simultaneous live webcast over the internet, through the Eneti Inc. website www.eneti-inc.com. Participants to the live webcast should register on the website approximately 10 minutes prior to the start of the webcast.

Webcast URL: https://edge.media-server.com/mmc/p/sdc7xaqn

About Eneti Inc.

Eneti Inc. is a leading provider of installation and maintenance vessels to the offshore wind sector and has invested in the next generation of wind turbine installation vessels. The Company is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol NETI. Additional information about the Company is available on the Company’s website: www.eneti-inc.com, which is not a part of this press release.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

To supplement the Company’s financial information presented in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the U.S. (“GAAP”) management uses certain “non-GAAP financial measures” as such term is defined in Regulation G promulgated by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). Generally, a non-GAAP financial measure is a numerical measure of a company’s operating performance, financial position or cash flows that excludes or includes amounts that are included in, or excluded from, the most directly comparable measure calculated and presented in accordance with GAAP. Management believes the presentation of these measures provides investors with greater transparency and supplemental data relating to the Company’s financial condition and results of operations, and therefore a more complete understanding of factors affecting its business than GAAP measures alone. In addition, management believes the presentation of these matters is useful to investors for period-to-period comparison of results as the items may reflect certain unique and/or non-operating items such as asset sales, write-offs, contract termination costs or items outside of management’s control.

Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (“EBITDA”) is a non-GAAP financial measure that the Company believes provide investors with a means of evaluating and understanding how the Company’s management evaluates the Company’s operating performance. This non-GAAP financial measure should not be considered in isolation from, as substitutes for, nor superior to financial measures prepared in accordance with GAAP. Please see below for reconciliation of EBITDA.

EBITDA (unaudited)

  Three Months Ended September 30,   Nine Months Ended September 30,
In thousands   2022       2021       2022       2021  
Net income (loss)           36,185               (862 )   $         93,071     $         54,014  
Add Back:              
Net interest (income) expense           (346 )             2,283               1,463               7,914  
Depreciation and amortization (1)           8,363               11,708               24,659               22,914  
Income tax expense           794               961               205               961  
EBITDA $         44,996               14,090     $         119,398     $         85,803  

(1) Includes depreciation, amortization of deferred financing costs and restricted share amortization.

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,” “intend,” “estimate,” “forecast,” “project,” “plan,” “potential,” “may,” “should,” “expect,” “pending” and similar expressions identify forward-looking statements. We undertake no obligation, and specifically decline any obligation, except as required by law, to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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 failure of counterparties to fully perform their contracts with us, the strength of world economies and currencies, general market conditions, including fluctuations in charter rates and asset values, changes in demand for Wind Turbine Installation Vessel (“WTIV”) capacity, the length and severity of the ongoing novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, including its effects on demand for WTIVs and the installation of offshore windfarms, changes in our operating expenses, including fuel costs, drydocking and insurance costs, the market for our WTIVs, availability of financing and refinancing, counterparty performance, ability to obtain financing and the availability of capital resources (including for capital expenditures) and comply with covenants in such financing arrangements, planned capital expenditures, our ability to successfully identify, consummate, integrate and realize the expected benefits from acquisitions and changes to our business strategy, fluctuations in the value of our investments, 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 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.

Contact Information:

Eneti Inc.
James Doyle – Head of Corporate Development & Investor Relations
Tel: +1 646-432-1678
Email: Investor.Relations@Eneti-inc.com
https://www.eneti-inc.com