Scorpio Tankers Announces Repurchases of Its Common Shares

Aug 15, 2022

MONACO, Aug. 15, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Scorpio Tankers Inc. (NYSE:STNG) (“Scorpio Tankers,” or the “Company”) announced that the Company has repurchased 1,293,661 of its common shares at $38.65 per share for a total of $50 million from Eneti Inc., a related party.

About Scorpio Tankers Inc.

Scorpio Tankers Inc. is a provider of marine transportation of petroleum products worldwide. Scorpio Tankers Inc. currently owns, finance leases or bareboat charters-in 113 product tankers (39 LR2 tankers, 60 MR tankers and 14 Handymax tankers) with an average age of 6.6 years. Additional information about the Company is available at the Company’s website www.scorpiotankers.com, which is not a part of this press release.

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,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “intend,” “plan,” “target,” “project,” “likely,” “may,” “will,” “would,” “could” and similar expressions identify forward‐looking statements.

The forward‐looking statements in this press release are based upon various assumptions, many of which are based, in turn, upon further assumptions, including without limitation, management’s examination of historical operating trends, data contained in the Company’s records and other data available from third parties. Although management believes 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 the Company’s control, there can be no assurance that the Company will achieve or accomplish these expectations, beliefs or projections. The Company undertakes no obligation, and specifically declines 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. In addition to these important factors, other important factors that, in the Company’s view, could cause actual results to differ materially from those discussed in the forward‐looking statements include unforeseen liabilities, future capital expenditures, revenues, expenses, earnings, synergies, economic performance, indebtedness, financial condition, losses, future prospects, business and management strategies for the management, the length and severity of the ongoing novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, including its effect on demand for petroleum products and the transportation thereof, expansion and growth of the Company’s operations, risks relating to the integration of assets or operations of entities that it has or may in the future acquire and the possibility that the anticipated synergies and other benefits of such acquisitions may not be realized within expected timeframes or at all, the failure of counterparties to fully perform their contracts with the Company, the strength of world economies and currencies, general market conditions, including fluctuations in charter rates and vessel values, changes in demand for tanker vessel capacity, changes in the Company’s operating expenses, including bunker prices, drydocking and insurance costs, the market for the Company’s vessels, availability of financing and refinancing, charter counterparty performance, ability to obtain financing and comply with covenants in such financing arrangements, changes in governmental rules and regulations or actions taken by regulatory authorities, potential liability from pending or future litigation, general domestic and international political conditions, potential disruption of shipping routes due to accidents or political events, vessels breakdowns and instances of off‐hires, and other factors. Please see the Company’s filings with the SEC for a more complete discussion of certain of these and other risks and uncertainties.

Contact Information

Scorpio Tankers Inc.
James Doyle – Head of Corporate Development & Investor Relations
Tel: +1 646-432-1678
Email: investor.relations@scorpiotankers.com

Scorpio Tankers Inc. Announces Financial Results for the Second Quarter of 2022 and Declaration of a Quarterly Dividend

Jul 28, 2022

MONACO, July 28, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Scorpio Tankers Inc. (NYSE: STNG) (“Scorpio Tankers” or the “Company”) today reported its results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2022. The Company also announced that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.10 per share on the Company’s common stock.

Results for the three months ended June 30, 2022 and 2021

For the three months ended June 30, 2022, the Company had net income of $191.1 million, or $3.44 basic and $3.06 diluted earnings per share.

For the three months ended June 30, 2022, the Company had adjusted net income (see Non-IFRS Measures section below) of $196.1 million, or $3.53 basic and $3.13 diluted earnings per share, which excludes from net income (i) a $1.5 million, or $0.03 per basic and $0.02 per diluted share, aggregate write-down of vessels held for sale and loss on the sale of vessels, (ii) $3.9 million, or $0.07 per basic and $0.06 per diluted share, write-off or acceleration of the amortization of deferred financing fees on the debt or lease financing obligations relating to these vessel sales and related debt extinguishment costs, and (iii) $0.4 million, or $0.01 per basic and $0.01 per diluted share, gain recorded on the repurchase of the Company’s Convertible Notes due 2025.

For the three months ended June 30, 2021, the Company had a net loss of $52.8 million, or $0.97 basic and diluted loss per share.

For the three months ended June 30, 2021, the Company had an adjusted net loss (see Non-IFRS Measures section below) of $51.1 million, or $0.94 basic and diluted loss per share, which excludes from the net loss $1.6 million, or $0.03 per basic and diluted share, of losses recorded on the transaction to exchange $19.4 million in aggregate principal amount of the Company’s existing Convertible Notes due 2022 for $19.4 million in aggregate principal amount of new Convertible Notes due 2025.

Results for the six months ended June 30, 2022 and 2021

For the six months ended June 30, 2022, the Company had net income of $106.7 million, or $1.92 basic and $1.84 diluted earnings per share.

For the six months ended June 30, 2022, the Company had adjusted net income (see Non-IFRS Measures section below) of $181.3 million, or $3.27 basic and $2.99 diluted earnings per share, which excludes from net income (i) a $69.2 million, or $1.25 per basic and $1.07 per diluted share, aggregate write-down of vessels held for sale and loss on the sale of vessels, (ii) $5.8 million, or $0.10 per basic and $0.09 per diluted share, write-off or acceleration of the amortization of deferred financing fees on the debt or lease financing obligations relating to these vessel sales and related debt extinguishment costs and (iii) $0.4 million, or $0.01 per basic and $0.01 per diluted share, gain recorded on the repurchase of the Company’s Convertible Notes due 2025.

For the six months ended June 30, 2021, the Company had a net loss of $115.2 million, or $2.12 basic and diluted loss per share.

For the six months ended June 30, 2021, the Company had an adjusted net loss (see Non-IFRS Measures section below) of $108.3 million, or $1.99 basic and diluted loss per share, which excludes from the net loss $5.5 million, or $0.10 per basic and diluted share, of losses recorded on the transaction to exchange the Company’s existing Convertible Notes due 2022 for new Convertible Notes due 2025 as well as a $1.3 million, or $0.02 per basic and diluted share, write-off of deferred financing fees related to the refinancing of certain credit facilities.

Declaration of Dividend

On July 27, 2022, the Company’s Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.10 per common share, payable on or about September 15, 2022 to all shareholders of record as of August 11, 2022 (the record date). As of July 27, 2022, there were 59,047,152 common shares of the Company outstanding.

Summary of Second Quarter 2022 and Other Recent Significant Events

  • Below is a summary of the average daily Time Charter Equivalent (“TCE”) revenue (see Non-IFRS Measures section below) and duration of contracted voyages and time charters for the Company’s vessels (both in the pools and outside of the pools) thus far in the third quarter of 2022 as of the date hereof (See footnotes to “Other operating data” table below for the definition of daily TCE revenue):
    Total
 
  Vessel class Average Daily TCE for
Spot and Pool Voyages
Daily TC-Out
Revenue
% of Days    
  LR2 $50,000 $28,400 52.0 %  
  MR $46,000 $22,000 46.0 %  
  Handymax $40,000 n/a 33.0 %  
  • Below is a summary of the average daily TCE revenue earned by the Company’s vessels (in the pools and outside of the pools) during the second quarter of 2022:
  Vessel class Average daily TCE revenue
 
  LR2 $36,065  
  MR $34,904  
  Handymax $41,831  
  • During the second and third quarters of 2022, the Company entered into time charter-out agreements on nine vessels (five LR2s and four MRs). The terms of the agreements are for three to five years averaging between $28,000 and $30,000 per day for the LR2s, and for three years averaging between $21,000 and $23,000 per day for the MRs.
  • The Company has given notice to exercise its purchase options on six 2014 built MR product tankers (STI Opera, STI Virtus, STI Venere, STI Aqua, STI Dama, and STI Regina). These vessels were sold and leased back by the Company in August 2018. The leases bear interest at LIBOR plus a margin of 3.50% per annum. The purchase, which is expected to occur in August 2022, will result in a debt reduction of $95.0 million for the Company.
  • In July 2022, the Company repurchased 367,861 of its common shares in the open market at an average price of $29.18 per share.
  • In May and July 2022, the Company repurchased $10.8 million and $1.5 million, respectively, in aggregate principal amount of its Convertible Notes due 2025 in the open market.
  • In May 2022, the Company repaid the aggregate outstanding principal balance of $69.7 million on its Convertible Notes due 2022 upon their maturity.
  • During the second quarter of 2022, the Company closed on the refinancing of the outstanding lease obligations on four vessels (STI Oxford, STI Selatar, STI Gramercy, and STI Queens). These transactions raised aggregate new liquidity of $27.0 million after the repayment of the existing lease obligations.
  • During the first and second quarters of 2022, the Company entered into agreements to sell 18 vessels, consisting of three LR2s, 12 LR1s, and three MRs. Seven of these sales closed within the first quarter of 2022 (six LR1s and one MR), raising $91.7 million in aggregate new liquidity after the repayment of debt and selling costs, nine of these sales closed within the second quarter of 2022 (two LR2s, six LR1s, and one MR), raising $139.9 million in aggregate new liquidity after the repayment of debt and selling costs, one sale closed in July 2022, raising $11.6 million in new liquidity (the debt on this vessel of $14.2 million was repaid in June 2022), and the remaining sale is expected to close in August 2022. This remaining vessel sale is expected to raise $22.1 million in aggregate new liquidity after the repayment of debt and estimated selling costs.
  • The Company has $7.7 million of additional liquidity available from previously announced financings that have been committed. These drawdowns are expected to occur at varying points in the future as they are tied to scrubber installations on the Company’s vessels.

Sales of Vessels

During the first and second quarters of 2022, the Company entered into agreements to sell 18 vessels, consisting of three LR2s, 12 LR1s, and three MRs. The sales prices of each of the three LR2s (STI Savile Row, STI Carnaby and STI Nautilus) are $43.0 million, $43.0 million and $42.7 million, respectively. The sales price of the 12 LR1s (STI Excelsior, STI Executive, STI Excellence, STI Pride, STI Providence, STI Prestige, STI Experience, STI Express, STI Exceed, STI Excel, STI Expedite, and STI Precision) is $413.8 million in aggregate. The sales prices of each of the three MRs (STI Fontvieille, STI Benicia, and STI Majestic) are $23.5 million, $26.5 million, and $34.9 million, respectively.

Seven of these sales closed within the first quarter of 2022 (six LR1s and one MR), raising $91.7 million in aggregate new liquidity after the repayment of debt and selling costs, nine of these sales closed within the second quarter of 2022 (two LR2s, six LR1s, and one MR), raising $139.9 million in aggregate new liquidity after the repayment of debt and selling costs, one sale (an MR) closed in July 2022, raising $11.6 million in new liquidity (the debt on this vessel of $14.2 million was repaid in June 2022), and the remaining sale is expected to close in August 2022. This remaining vessel sale is expected to raise $22.1 million in aggregate new liquidity after the repayment of debt and estimated selling costs.

Diluted Weighted Number of Shares

The computation of earnings or loss per share is determined by taking into consideration the potentially dilutive shares arising from (i) the Company’s equity incentive plan, and (ii) the Company’s Convertible Notes due 2025. These potentially dilutive shares are excluded from the computation of earnings or loss per share to the extent they are anti-dilutive.

The impact of the Convertible Notes due 2025 on earnings or loss per share is computed using the if-converted method. Under this method, the Company first includes the potentially dilutive impact of restricted shares issued under the Company’s equity incentive plan, and then assumes that its Convertible Notes due 2025, which were issued in March and June 2021 were converted into common shares at the beginning of each period. The if-converted method also assumes that the interest and non-cash amortization expense associated with these notes of $5.7 million and $12.0 million during the three and six months ended June 30, 2022, respectively, were not incurred. Conversion is not assumed if the results of this calculation are anti-dilutive.

For the three and six months ended June 30, 2022, the Company’s basic weighted average number of shares outstanding were 55,594,623 and 55,502,389, respectively. For the three and six months ended June 30, 2022, there were 58,123,530 and 57,786,223 weighted average shares outstanding, respectively, including the potentially dilutive impact of restricted shares issued under the Company’s equity incentive plan. For the three and six months ended June 30, 2022, there were 64,419,318 and 64,611,651 weighted average shares outstanding, respectively, under the if-converted method.

Diluted earnings per share for both the three and six months ended June 30, 2022 was calculated under the if-converted method.

Conference Call

The Company has scheduled a conference call on July 28, 2022 at 8:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time and 2:00 PM Central European Summer Time. The dial-in information is as follows:

US Dial-In Number: 1 (833) 636-1321
International Dial-In Number: +1 (412) 902-4260
Conference ID: 10169425

Participants should dial into the call 10 minutes before the scheduled time. 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 Scorpio Tankers Inc. website www.scorpiotankers.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/nxffkzjd

Availability of 2021 ESG Report

The 2021 ESG report is available on the Company’s website at https://www.scorpiotankers.com/about-scorpio-tankers/sustainability/. The report has been prepared using the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (“SASB”) Marine Transportation Standard (2018). As part of the 2021 ESG Report, the Company has provided a Climate Risk Statement prepared in alignment with the Taskforce for Climate-related Financial Disclosures’ (“TCFD”) recommendations. Information on the Company’s website, including the 2021 ESG Report, does not constitute a part of and is not incorporated by reference into this press release.

Current Liquidity

As of July 27, 2022, the Company had $449.5 million in unrestricted cash and cash equivalents. Within the next two weeks, the Company is expected to receive (i) approximately $120.0 million from the Scorpio pools with respect to the monthly cash distribution for July, and (ii) the net proceeds of $22.1 million from the sale of one LR2 tanker (after the repayment of debt and estimated selling costs).

Our pro-forma cash balance, including the net proceeds from the sale of this vessel, was $591.5 million as of July 27, 2022.

Drydock, Scrubber and Ballast Water Treatment Update

Set forth below is a table summarizing the drydock, scrubber, and ballast water treatment system activity that occurred during the second quarter of 2022 and the estimated expected payments to be made, and offhire days that are expected to be incurred, for the Company’s drydocks, ballast water treatment system installations, and scrubber installations through 2023:

        Number of (3)  
    Aggregate costs
in millions of
USD (1)
Aggregate
offhire days (2)
LR2s MRs Handymax  
  Q2 2022 – actual $ 8.5 219 2  
  Q3 2022 – estimated (a)   13.8 120 6  
  Q4 2022 – estimated (b)   5.7 60 3  
  Q1 2023 – estimated (c)   7.3 150 4  
  Q2 2023 – estimated (d)   9.3 190 5  
  Q3 2023 – estimated   3.2  
  Q4 2023 – estimated (e)   2.0 40 1  
                 

(1)   These costs include estimated cash payments for drydocks, ballast water treatment system installations and scrubber installations. These amounts include installment payments that are due in advance of the scheduled service and may be scheduled to occur in quarters prior to the actual installation. In addition to these installment payments, these amounts also include estimates of the installation costs of such systems. The timing of the payments set forth are estimates only and may vary as the timing of the related drydocks and installations finalize. 

(2)   Represents the total estimated off-hire days during the period, including vessels that commenced work in a previous period.

(3)   Represents the number of vessels scheduled to commence drydock, ballast water treatment system, and/or scrubber installations during the period. It does not include vessels that commenced work in prior periods but will be completed in the subsequent period. The number of vessels in these tables may reflect a certain amount of overlap where certain vessels are expected to be drydocked and have ballast water treatment systems and/or scrubbers installed simultaneously. Additionally, the timing set forth in these tables may vary as drydock, ballast water treatment system installation and scrubber installation times are finalized.

(a)   Includes four BWTS installations

(b)   Includes one BWTS installation

(c)   Includes four scrubber installations

(d)   Includes five scrubber installations

(e)   Includes one scrubber installation

Debt

Set forth below is a summary of the principal balances of the Company’s outstanding indebtedness as of the dates presented.

  In thousands of U.S. Dollars Outstanding
Principal as of
March 31, 2022
Outstanding
Principal as of
June 30, 2022
Outstanding
Principal as of
July 27, 2022
1 Credit Agricole Credit Facility (1) $ 53,578 $ $
2 Citibank / K-Sure Credit Facility (2)   37,881    
3 Hamburg Commercial Credit Facility   36,201   35,378   35,378
4 Prudential Credit Facility   43,445   42,059   41,597
5 2019 DNB / GIEK Credit Facility   43,672   41,894   41,894
6 BNPP Sinosure Credit Facility(3)   89,761   86,030   86,030
7 2020 $225 Million Credit Facility (4)   103,818   60,306   60,306
8 2021 $21.0 Million Credit Facility   18,660   18,075   18,075
9 2021 $43.6 Million Credit Facility (5)   21,222    
10 Ocean Yield Lease Financing   124,460   121,604   120,621
11 BCFL Lease Financing (LR2s)   76,560   73,783   72,865
12 CSSC Lease Financing   132,202   128,562   127,348
13 BCFL Lease Financing (MRs)   65,115   61,183   59,895
14 2018 CMBFL Lease Financing   108,734   105,482   105,482
15 $116.0 Million Lease Financing (6)   93,246    
16 AVIC Lease Financing   86,316   83,467   83,467
17 China Huarong Lease Financing   99,208   95,000   95,000
18 $157.5 Million Lease Financing (7)   106,121   88,822   88,822
19 COSCO Lease Financing   59,125   57,200   57,200
20 2020 CMBFL Lease Financing   40,521   39,711   39,711
21 2020 TSFL Lease Financing   43,098   42,267   42,267
22 2020 SPDBFL Lease Financing   88,382   86,758   86,758
23 2021 AVIC Lease Financing   90,073   88,260   88,260
24 2021 CMBFL Lease Financing   72,935   71,305   70,900
25 2021 TSFL Lease Financing   53,282   52,187   52,187
26 2021 CSSC Lease Financing   52,577   51,262   50,824
27 2021 $146.3 Million Lease Financing   143,583   140,288   136,993
28 2021 Ocean Yield Lease Financing   68,341   66,882   66,385
29 2022 AVIC Lease Financing (6)     118,388   118,388
30 IFRS 16 – Leases – 3 MR   27,314   25,277   24,609
31 $670.0 Million Lease Financing (8)   535,061   498,312   494,560
32 Unsecured Senior Notes Due 2025   70,571   70,571   70,571
33 Convertible Notes Due 2022 (9)   69,695    
34 Convertible Notes Due 2025 (10)   210,897   202,111   201,315
  Gross debt outstanding   2,965,655   2,652,424   2,637,708
  Cash and cash equivalents   242,684   359,528 449,451
  Net debt $ 2,722,971 $ 2,292,896 2,188,257
             

(1)   In April 2022, the Company repaid an aggregate of $53.6 million on the Credit Agricole Credit Facility as a result of the sales of STI Expedite, STI Exceed, and STI Excel.

(2)   In April 2022, the Company repaid an aggregate of $37.9 million on the Citibank / K-Sure Credit Facility as a result of the sales of STI Experience and STI Express.

(3)   In June 2022, the Company drew down $1.6 million from the BNPP Sinosure Credit Facility to partially finance the purchase and installation of a scrubber on an LR2 product tanker.

(4)   In June 2022, the Company repaid an aggregate of $40.4 million on the 2020 $225.0 Million Credit Facility as a result of the sales of STI Savile Row and STI Carnaby.

(5)   In June 2022, the Company repaid $20.7 million on the 2021 $43.6 Million Credit Facility as a result of the sale of STI Precision.

(6)   During the second quarter of 2022, the Company closed on the sale and leaseback transactions for two MR product tankers (STI Gramercy and STI Queens) and two LR2 product tankers (STI Selatar and STI Oxford) with AVIC International Leasing Co., Ltd. (the “2022 AVIC Lease Financing”). The borrowing amount under the agreement was $118.4 million in aggregate and part of the proceeds were used to repay the aggregate outstanding lease obligations of $90.2 million relating to these vessels under the $116.0 Million Lease Financing. Additionally, we were required to deposit 1% of the borrowing amount, or approximately $1.2 million in aggregate, with the lessor.

Under this lease financing arrangement, each vessel is subject to a nine-year bareboat charter-in agreement. The lease financings bear interest at LIBOR plus a margin of 3.50% per annum and are scheduled to be repaid in equal quarterly principal installments of approximately $0.7 million on each of the LR2 vessels and approximately $0.4 million on each of the MR vessels. In addition, the Company has purchase options beginning at the end of the second year of each agreement, and a purchase obligation for each vessel upon the expiration of each agreement. The remaining terms and conditions, including financial covenants, are similar to those set forth in the Company’s existing lease financing arrangements.

(7)   In June 2022, the Company exercised the option to repurchase STI Benicia and repaid $14.2 million on the $157.5 Million Lease Financing in advance of the sale of the vessel, which closed in July 2022.

(8)   In April 2022, the Company exercised the option to repurchase STI Majestic and repaid $25.6 million on the $670.0 Million Lease Financing in advance of the sale of the vessel, which closed shortly thereafter.

(9)   In May 2022, the Company repaid the aggregate outstanding principal balance of $69.7 million on its Convertible Notes due May 16, 2022 upon their maturity.

(10)   The outstanding principal balance reflects the par value of the Convertible Notes Due 2025 of $200.0 million plus the accreted principal balance as of each date presented. The Convertible Notes Due 2025 are scheduled to accrete at an annualized rate of approximately 5.52% per annum, with the total balance due at maturity equal to 125.3% of par. The Convertible Notes Due 2025 also bear interest at a cash coupon rate of 3.0% per annum, which is calculated based upon the par value of the instrument.

Set forth below are the estimated expected future principal repayments on the Company’s outstanding indebtedness as of June 30, 2022, which includes principal amounts due under the Company’s secured credit facilities, Convertible Notes due 2025, lease financing arrangements, Senior Notes due 2025, and lease liabilities under IFRS 16 (which also include actual scheduled payments made during the third quarter of 2022 through July 27, 2022):

    As of June 30, 2022 (1)
In millions of U.S. dollars   Total Less: scheduled repayments on vessels to be sold (2) Pro forma total – excluding scheduled repayments vessels to be sold Repayments/maturities of unsecured debt Vessel financings – 2022 and 2023 maturities, excluding vessels to be sold Vessel financings – scheduled repayments, in addition to maturities in 2024 and thereafter, excluding vessels to be sold
Q3 2022 – principal payments
made through July 27, 2022
  $ 15.5 $ $ 15.5 $ 1.6 $ $ 13.9
               
Q3 2022 (3)     159.1   20.0   139.1       139.1
Q4 2022 (4)     82.1     82.1     17.5   64.6
Q1 2023     59.1     59.1       59.1
Q2 2023     64.9     64.9       64.9
Q3 2023     59.4     59.4       59.4
Q4 2023     64.5     64.5       64.5
2024 and thereafter     2,147.8     2,147.8   271.1     1,876.7
    $ 2,652.4 $ 20.0 $ 2,632.4 $ 272.7 $ 17.5 $ 2,342.2
                           

(1)   Amounts represent the principal payments due on the Company’s outstanding indebtedness as of June 30, 2022.

(2)   The repayments of debt set forth in this column represent the repayment due on one LR2 on the 2020 $225.0 Million Credit Facility whose sale had not yet closed as of June 30, 2022. The sale of this vessel is expected to occur in August 2022.

(3)   Repayments include the Company’s exercise of its purchase option on six 2014 built MR product tankers. The purchase, which is expected to occur in August 2022, will result in a debt reduction of $95.0 million.

(4)   Repayments include the scheduled maturity of the outstanding debt related to one vessel under the 2021 $21.0 Million Credit Facility for $17.5 million.

Explanation of Variances on the Second Quarter of 2022 Financial Results Compared to the Second Quarter of 2021

For the three months ended June 30, 2022, the Company recorded net income of $191.1 million compared to a net loss of $52.8 million for the three months ended June 30, 2021. The following were the significant changes between the two periods:

  • TCE revenue, a Non-IFRS measure, is vessel revenues less voyage expenses (including bunkers and port charges). TCE revenue is included herein because it is a standard shipping industry performance measure used primarily to compare period-to-period changes in a shipping company’s performance irrespective of changes in the mix of charter types (i.e., spot voyages, time charters, and pool charters), and it provides useful information to investors and management. The following table sets forth TCE revenue for the three months ended June 30, 2022 and 2021:
      For the three months ended June 30,
In thousands of U.S. dollars     2022       2021  
  Vessel revenue   $ 405,073     $ 139,442  
  Voyage expenses     (23,485 )     (1,396 )
  TCE revenue   $ 381,588     $ 138,046  
                   
  • TCE revenue for the three months ended June 30, 2022 increased by $243.5 million to $381.6 million, from $138.0 million for the three months ended June 30, 2021. Overall average TCE revenue per day increased to $36,006 per day during the three months ended June 30, 2022, from $11,954 per day during the three months ended June 30, 2021. The average number of vessels was 119.9 during the three months ended June 30, 2022 as compared to 131.0 during the three months ended June 30, 2021. This decrease was due to the sales of vessels during 2022 as described above.
    • TCE revenue for the three months ended June 30, 2022 reflected a structural change in the supply and demand balance for product tankers. A confluence of events served as a catalyst to a substantial increase in ton-mile demand beginning in March 2022 and continuing through the date of this press release. First, the continued easing of COVID-19 restrictions around the globe has resulted in increased personal mobility thus stimulating underlying demand for refined petroleum products. Second, record refining margins combined with low global refined petroleum product inventories have incentivized refiners to increase and maintain high utilization levels, which have driven substantial increases in refined petroleum product export volumes throughout the world. Third, the volatility brought on by the ongoing conflict in Ukraine has disrupted supply chains for crude oil and refined petroleum products, changing volumes and trade routes, and thus increasing ton-mile demand for refined petroleum products.
    • TCE revenue for the three months ended June 30, 2021 reflected the adverse market conditions brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Demand for crude and refined petroleum products improved during this period but nevertheless remained below pre-pandemic levels given the efforts around the world at that time to control the spread of the virus, particularly in countries with low vaccine uptake. Additionally, inventories continued to be drawn during the quarter, which had an adverse impact on the demand for the seaborne transportation of refined petroleum products.
  • Vessel operating costs for the three months ended June 30, 2022 decreased by $3.7 million to $76.9 million, from $80.6 million for the three months ended June 30, 2021. Vessel operating costs per vessel per day increased to $7,048 for the three months ended June 30, 2022 from $6,807 for the three months ended June 30, 2021. Vessel operating costs per day increased across most vessel classes, driven by increased repairs and maintenance, and spares and stores expenses. The overall decrease relates to the sale of vessels during the first and second quarters of 2022, which resulted in a decrease in the average number of vessels in the Company’s fleet to 119.9 during the three months ended June 30, 2022 from 131.0 during the three months ended June 30, 2021.
  • Depreciation expense – owned or sale leaseback vessels for the three months ended June 30, 2022 decreased by $8.2 million to $41.1 million, from $49.2 million for the three months ended June 30, 2021. This decrease is attributable to 17 of the Company’s owned or sale leaseback vessels being designated as held for sale or sold during the six months ended June 30, 2022. These vessels were written down to their net realizable value upon being designated as held for sale, and depreciation expense ceased being recorded upon that designation.
  • Depreciation expense – right of use assets for the three months ended June 30, 2022 decreased by $0.4 million to $9.8 million from $10.2 million for the three months ended June 30, 2021. Depreciation expense – right of use assets reflects the straight-line depreciation expense recorded under IFRS 16Leases. This decrease is attributable to one of the Company’s right of use asset vessels being designated as held for sale or sold during the six months ended June 30, 2022. This vessel was written down to its net realizable value upon being designated as held for sale during the first quarter of 2022, and depreciation expense ceased being recorded upon that designation. The Company had four LR2s and 17 MRs that were accounted for under IFRS 16 – Leases during the three months ended June 30, 2022.
  • General and administrative expenses for the three months ended June 30, 2022, increased by $9.5 million to $22.8 million, from $13.3 million for the three months ended June 30, 2021. This increase was primarily due to an increase in compensation related costs.
  • Financial expenses for the three months ended June 30, 2022 increased by $4.8 million to $40.7 million, from $35.9 million for the three months ended June 30, 2021. This increase was primarily attributable to (i) the increase in the accretion of convertible notes, which increased to $3.2 million from $2.4 million for the three months ended June 30, 2022 and 2021, respectively, and (ii) write offs of deferred financing fees and other debt extinguishment costs incurred of $3.9 million during the three months ended June 30, 2022 as compared to $0.1 million during the three months ended June 30, 2021. The Company’s Convertible Notes due 2025 were issued in March and June 2021.

Scorpio Tankers Inc. and Subsidiaries
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income or Loss
(unaudited)

    For the three months ended June 30,   For the six months ended June 30,
In thousands of U.S. dollars except per share and share data   2022       2021       2022       2021  
Revenue              
  Vessel revenue $ 405,073     $ 139,442     $ 579,120     $ 273,607  
                 
Operating expenses              
  Vessel operating costs   (76,923 )     (80,598 )     (161,755 )     (163,900 )
  Voyage expenses   (23,485 )     (1,396 )     (25,508 )     (2,781 )
  Depreciation – owned or sale leaseback vessels   (41,051 )     (49,222 )     (85,159 )     (98,006 )
  Depreciation – right of use assets   (9,768 )     (10,200 )     (19,488 )     (22,041 )
  General and administrative expenses   (22,803 )     (13,324 )     (35,257 )     (26,884 )
  Loss on sale of vessels   (1,480 )           (69,218 )      
  Total operating expenses   (175,510 )     (154,740 )     (396,385 )     (313,612 )
Operating income / (loss)   229,563       (15,298 )     182,735       (40,005 )
Other (expense) and income, net              
  Financial expenses   (40,709 )     (35,906 )     (78,710 )     (69,973 )
  Loss on Convertible Notes exchange         (1,648 )           (5,504 )
  Financial income   836       187       1,024       412  
  Other income and (expense), net   1,441       (117 )     1,634       (106 )
  Total other expense, net   (38,432 )     (37,484 )     (76,052 )     (75,171 )
Net income / (loss) $ 191,131     $ (52,782 )   $ 106,683     $ (115,176 )
                 
Earnings / (Loss) per share              
                 
  Basic $ 3.44     $ (0.97 )   $ 1.92     $ (2.12 )
  Diluted $ 3.06     $ (0.97 )   $ 1.84     $ (2.12 )
  Basic weighted average shares outstanding   55,594,623       54,457,451       55,502,389       54,388,504  
  Diluted weighted average shares outstanding (1)   64,419,318       54,457,451       64,611,651       54,388,504  

(1)   The computation of diluted earnings per share for the three and six months ended June 30, 2022 includes the effect of potentially dilutive unvested shares of restricted stock and the effect of the Convertible Notes Due 2022 and Convertible Notes Due 2025 under the if-converted method. The computation of diluted loss per share for the three and six months ended June 30, 2021 excludes the effect of potentially dilutive unvested shares of restricted stock and the Convertible Notes Due 2022 and Convertible Notes Due 2025 because their effect would have been anti-dilutive.

Scorpio Tankers Inc. and Subsidiaries
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(unaudited)

  As of
In thousands of U.S. dollars June 30, 2022   December 31, 2021
Assets      
Current assets      
Cash and cash equivalents $ 359,528     $ 230,415  
Accounts receivable   206,456       38,069  
Prepaid expenses and other current assets   12,538       7,954  
Inventories   13,295       8,781  
Restricted cash         4,008  
Assets held for sale   64,923        
Total current assets   656,740       289,227  
Non-current assets      
Vessels and drydock   3,144,735       3,842,071  
Right of use assets for vessels   709,165       764,025  
Other assets   89,788       108,963  
Goodwill   8,432       8,900  
Restricted cash   783       783  
Total non-current assets   3,952,903       4,724,742  
Total assets $ 4,609,643     $ 5,013,969  
Current liabilities      
Current portion of long-term debt $ 69,272     $ 235,278  
Lease liability – sale and leaseback vessels   250,793       178,062  
Lease liability – IFRS 16   52,511       54,515  
Accounts payable   12,866       35,080  
Accrued expenses   43,446       24,906  
Total current liabilities   428,888       527,841  
Non-current liabilities      
Long-term debt   474,056       666,409  
Lease liability – sale and leaseback vessels   1,295,639       1,461,929  
Lease liability – IFRS 16   470,298       520,862  
Total non-current liabilities   2,239,993       2,649,200  
Total liabilities   2,668,881       3,177,041  
Shareholders’ equity      
Issued, authorized and fully paid-in share capital:      
Share capital   669       659  
Additional paid-in capital   2,852,939       2,855,798  
Treasury shares   (480,172 )     (480,172 )
Accumulated deficit   (432,674 )     (539,357 )
Total shareholders’ equity   1,940,762       1,836,928  
Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity $ 4,609,643     $ 5,013,969  
               


Scorpio Tankers Inc. and Subsidiaries
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(unaudited)

  For the six months ended June 30,
In thousands of U.S. dollars   2022       2021  
Operating activities      
Net income / (loss) $ 106,683     $ (115,176 )
Depreciation – owned or finance leased vessels   85,159       98,006  
Depreciation – right of use assets   19,488       22,041  
Amortization of restricted stock   10,676       12,483  
Amortization of deferred financing fees   3,484       3,689  
Write-off of deferred financing fees and unamortized discounts on sale and leaseback facilities   4,543       1,326  
Accretion of convertible notes   7,748       5,384  
Loss on sales of vessels   69,218        
Accretion of fair value measurement on debt assumed in business combinations   1,396       1,686  
(Gain) / loss on Convertible Notes transactions   (412 )     5,504  
Share of income from dual fuel tanker joint venture   (133 )      
    307,850       34,943  
Changes in assets and liabilities:      
Decrease in inventories   5,873       866  
(Increase) / decrease in accounts receivable   (166,834 )     1,287  
Increase in prepaid expenses and other current assets   (4,583 )     (1,933 )
Increase in other assets   (185 )     (297 )
Decrease in accounts payable   (20,740 )     (297 )
Increase / (decrease) in accrued expenses   18,421       (8,647 )
    (168,048 )     (9,021 )
Net cash inflow / (outflow) from operating activities   139,802       25,922  
Investing activities      
Net proceeds from sales of vessels   541,187        
Distributions from dual fuel tanker joint venture   240        
Drydock, scrubber, ballast water treatment system and other vessel related payments (owned, leased financed and bareboat-in vessels)   (22,779 )     (27,308 )
Net cash inflow / (outflow) from investing activities   518,648       (27,308 )
Financing activities      
Debt repayments   (507,764 )     (341,449 )
Issuance of debt   122,637       367,578  
Debt issuance costs   (1,621 )     (9,124 )
Principal repayments on lease liability – IFRS 16   (52,568 )     (28,674 )
Repurchase / repayment of convertible notes   (82,251 )      
Issuance of convertible notes         119,419  
Decrease in restricted cash   4,008        
Dividends paid   (11,778 )     (11,646 )
Net cash (outflow) / inflow from financing activities   (529,337 )     96,104  
Increase in cash and cash equivalents   129,113       94,718  
Cash and cash equivalents at January 1,   230,415       187,511  
Cash and cash equivalents at June 30, $ 359,528     $ 282,229  
               


Scorpio Tankers Inc. and Subsidiaries
Other operating data for the three and six months ended June 30, 2022 and 2021
(unaudited)

    For the three months ended June 30,   For the six months ended June 30,  
    2022   2021   2022   2021  
Adjusted EBITDA(1) (in thousands of U.S. dollars except Fleet Data)   $ 289,485   $ 50,298   $ 368,910   $ 92,419  
                   
Average Daily Results                  
Fleet                  
TCE per revenue day(2)   $ 36,006   $ 11,954   $ 25,444   $ 11,552  
Vessel operating costs per day (3)   $ 7,048   $ 6,807   $ 7,173   $ 6,848  
Average number of vessels     119.9     131.0     124.6     132.7  
                   
LR2                  
TCE per revenue day (2)   $ 36,065   $ 11,951   $ 25,287   $ 11,949  
Vessel operating costs per day (3)   $ 7,287   $ 6,699   $ 7,258     6,687  
Average number of vessels     41.9     42.0     41.9     42.0  
                   
LR1                  
TCE per revenue day (2)   $ 22,345   $ 11,528   $ 13,690   $ 11,378  
Vessel operating costs per day (3)   $ 7,708   $ 6,591   $ 7,286   $ 6,618  
Average number of vessels     2.8     12.0     6.7     12.0  
                   
MR                  
TCE per revenue day (2)   $ 34,904   $ 12,468   $ 25,583   $ 11,871  
Vessel operating costs per day (3)   $ 6,967   $ 6,956   $ 7,166   $ 6,963  
Average number of vessels     61.3     63.0     62.0     63.0  
                   
Handymax                  
TCE per revenue day (2)   $ 41,831   $ 9,865   $ 29,119   $ 9,286  
Vessel operating costs per day (3)   $ 6,554   $ 6,645   $ 6,890   $ 6,994  
Average number of vessels     14.0     14.0     14.0     15.7  
                   
Capital Expenditures                  
Drydock, scrubber, ballast water treatment system and other vessel related payments (in thousands of U.S. dollars)   $ 8,500   $ 10,707     22,779     27,308  

(1) See Non-IFRS Measures section below.
(2) Freight rates are commonly measured in the shipping industry in terms of time charter equivalent per day (or TCE per day), which is calculated by subtracting voyage expenses, including bunkers and port charges, from vessel revenue and dividing the net amount (time charter equivalent revenues) by the number of revenue days in the period. Revenue days are the number of days the vessel is owned, sale leasebacked, or chartered-in less the number of days the vessel is off-hire for drydock and repairs.
(3) Vessel operating costs per day represent vessel operating costs divided by the number of operating days during the period. Operating days are the total number of available days in a period with respect to the owned, sale leasebacked or bareboat chartered-in vessels, before deducting available days due to off-hire days and days in drydock. Operating days is a measurement that is only applicable to owned, sale leasebacked, or bareboat chartered-in vessels, not time chartered-in vessels.


Fleet list as of July 27, 2022

  Vessel Name   Year Built   DWT   Ice class   Employment   Vessel type   Scrubber  
  Owned, sale leaseback and bareboat chartered-in vessels                  
1 STI Brixton   2014   38,734   1A   SHTP (1)   Handymax   N/A  
2 STI Comandante   2014   38,734   1A   SHTP (1)   Handymax   N/A  
3 STI Pimlico   2014   38,734   1A   SHTP (1)   Handymax   N/A  
4 STI Hackney   2014   38,734   1A   SHTP (1)   Handymax   N/A  
5 STI Acton   2014   38,734   1A   SHTP (1)   Handymax   N/A  
6 STI Fulham   2014   38,734   1A   SHTP (1)   Handymax   N/A  
7 STI Camden   2014   38,734   1A   SHTP (1)   Handymax   N/A  
8 STI Battersea   2014   38,734   1A   SHTP (1)   Handymax   N/A  
9 STI Wembley   2014   38,734   1A   SHTP (1)   Handymax   N/A  
10 STI Finchley   2014   38,734   1A   SHTP (1)   Handymax   N/A  
11 STI Clapham   2014   38,734   1A   SHTP (1)   Handymax   N/A  
12 STI Poplar   2014   38,734   1A   SHTP (1)   Handymax   N/A  
13 STI Hammersmith   2015   38,734   1A   SHTP (1)   Handymax   N/A  
14 STI Rotherhithe   2015   38,734   1A   SHTP (1)   Handymax   N/A  
15 STI Amber   2012   49,990     SMRP (2)   MR   Yes  
16 STI Topaz   2012   49,990     SMRP (2)   MR   Yes  
17 STI Ruby   2012   49,990     SMRP (2)   MR   Not Yet Installed  
18 STI Garnet   2012   49,990     SMRP (2)   MR   Yes  
19 STI Onyx   2012   49,990     SMRP (2)   MR   Yes  
20 STI Ville   2013   49,990     SMRP (2)   MR   Not Yet Installed  
21 STI Duchessa   2014   49,990     SMRP (2)   MR   Not Yet Installed  
22 STI Opera   2014   49,990     SMRP (2)   MR   Not Yet Installed  
23 STI Texas City   2014   49,990     SMRP (2)   MR   Yes  
24 STI Meraux   2014   49,990     SMRP (2)   MR   Yes  
25 STI San Antonio   2014   49,990     SMRP (2)   MR   Yes  
26 STI Venere   2014   49,990     SMRP (2)   MR   Yes  
27 STI Virtus   2014   49,990     SMRP (2)   MR   Yes  
28 STI Aqua   2014   49,990     SMRP (2)   MR   Yes  
29 STI Dama   2014   49,990     SMRP (2)   MR   Yes  
30 STI Regina   2014   49,990     SMRP (2)   MR   Yes  
31 STI St. Charles   2014   49,990     SMRP (2)   MR   Yes  
32 STI Mayfair   2014   49,990     SMRP (2)   MR   Yes  
33 STI Yorkville   2014   49,990     SMRP (2)   MR   Yes  
34 STI Milwaukee   2014   49,990     SMRP (2)   MR   Yes  
35 STI Battery   2014   49,990     SMRP (2)   MR   Yes  
36 STI Soho   2014   49,990     SMRP (2)   MR   Yes  
37 STI Memphis   2014   49,990     Time Charter (5)   MR   Yes  
38 STI Tribeca   2015   49,990     SMRP (2)   MR   Yes  
39 STI Gramercy   2015   49,990     SMRP (2)   MR   Yes  
40 STI Bronx   2015   49,990     SMRP (2)   MR   Yes  
41 STI Pontiac   2015   49,990     SMRP (2)   MR   Yes  
42 STI Manhattan   2015   49,990     SMRP (2)   MR   Yes  
43 STI Queens   2015   49,990     SMRP (2)   MR   Yes  
44 STI Osceola   2015   49,990     SMRP (2)   MR   Yes  
45 STI Notting Hill   2015   49,687   1B   SMRP (2)   MR   Yes  
46 STI Seneca   2015   49,990     SMRP (2)   MR   Yes  
47 STI Westminster   2015   49,687   1B   SMRP (2)   MR   Yes  
48 STI Brooklyn   2015   49,990     SMRP (2)   MR   Yes  
49 STI Black Hawk   2015   49,990     SMRP (2)   MR   Yes  
50 STI Galata   2017   49,990     SMRP (2)   MR   Yes  
51 STI Bosphorus   2017   49,990     SMRP (2)   MR   Not Yet Installed  
52 STI Leblon   2017   49,990     SMRP (2)   MR   Yes  
53 STI La Boca   2017   49,990     SMRP (2)   MR   Yes  
54 STI San Telmo   2017   49,990   1B   SMRP (2)   MR   Not Yet Installed  
55 STI Donald C Trauscht   2017   49,990   1B   SMRP (2)   MR   Not Yet Installed  
56 STI Esles II   2018   49,990   1B   SMRP (2)   MR   Not Yet Installed  
57 STI Jardins   2018   49,990   1B   SMRP (2)   MR   Not Yet Installed  
58 STI Magic   2019   50,000     SMRP (2)   MR   Yes  
59 STI Mystery   2019   50,000     SMRP (2)   MR   Yes  
60 STI Marvel   2019   50,000     SMRP (2)   MR   Yes  
61 STI Magnetic   2019   50,000     Time Charter (6)   MR   Yes  
62 STI Millennia   2019   50,000     SMRP (2)   MR   Yes  
63 STI Magister   2019   50,000     SMRP (2)   MR   Yes  
64 STI Mythic   2019   50,000     SMRP (2)   MR   Yes  
65 STI Marshall   2019   50,000     Time Charter (7)   MR   Yes  
66 STI Modest   2019   50,000     SMRP (2)   MR   Yes  
67 STI Maverick   2019   50,000     SMRP (2)   MR   Yes  
68 STI Miracle   2020   50,000     Time Charter (8)   MR   Yes  
69 STI Maestro   2020   50,000     SMRP (2)   MR   Yes  
70 STI Mighty   2020   50,000     SMRP (2)   MR   Yes  
71 STI Maximus   2020   50,000     SMRP (2)   MR   Yes  
72 STI Elysees   2014   109,999     SLR2P (3)   LR2   Yes  
73 STI Madison   2014   109,999     SLR2P (3)   LR2   Yes  
74 STI Park   2014   109,999     SLR2P (3)   LR2   Yes  
75 STI Orchard   2014   109,999     SLR2P (3)   LR2   Yes  
76 STI Sloane   2014   109,999     SLR2P (3)   LR2   Yes  
77 STI Broadway   2014   109,999     SLR2P (3)   LR2   Yes  
78 STI Condotti   2014   109,999     SLR2P (3)   LR2   Yes  
79 STI Rose   2015   109,999     SLR2P (3)   LR2   Yes  
80 STI Veneto   2015   109,999     SLR2P (3)   LR2   Yes  
81 STI Alexis   2015   109,999     SLR2P (3)   LR2   Yes  
82 STI Winnie   2015   109,999     SLR2P (3)   LR2   Yes  
83 STI Oxford   2015   109,999     SLR2P (3)   LR2   Yes  
84 STI Lauren   2015   109,999     SLR2P (3)   LR2   Yes  
85 STI Connaught   2015   109,999     SLR2P (3)   LR2   Yes  
86 STI Spiga   2015   109,999     SLR2P (3)   LR2   Yes  
87 STI Kingsway   2015   109,999     SLR2P (3)   LR2   Yes  
88 STI Solidarity   2015   109,999     SLR2P (3)   LR2   Yes  
89 STI Lombard   2015   109,999     SLR2P (3)   LR2   Yes  
90 STI Grace   2016   109,999     SLR2P (3)   LR2   Yes  
91 STI Jermyn   2016   109,999     SLR2P (3)   LR2   Yes  
92 STI Sanctity   2016   109,999     SLR2P (3)   LR2   Yes  
93 STI Solace   2016   109,999     SLR2P (3)   LR2   Yes  
94 STI Stability   2016   109,999     SLR2P (3)   LR2   Yes  
95 STI Steadfast   2016   109,999     SLR2P (3)   LR2   Yes  
96 STI Supreme   2016   109,999     SLR2P (3)   LR2   Yes  
97 STI Symphony   2016   109,999     SLR2P (3)   LR2   Yes  
98 STI Gallantry   2016   113,000     SLR2P (3)   LR2   Yes  
99 STI Goal   2016   113,000     Time Charter (9)   LR2   Yes  
100 STI Nautilus   2016   113,000     SLR2P (3)   LR2   Yes (4)  
101 STI Guard   2016   113,000     Time Charter (10)   LR2   Yes  
102 STI Guide   2016   113,000     Time Charter (11)   LR2   Yes  
103 STI Selatar   2017   109,999     SLR2P (3)   LR2   Yes  
104 STI Rambla   2017   109,999     SLR2P (3)   LR2   Yes  
105 STI Gauntlet   2017   113,000     SLR2P (3)   LR2   Yes  
106 STI Gladiator   2017   113,000     Time Charter (11)   LR2   Yes  
107 STI Gratitude   2017   113,000     Time Charter (12)   LR2   Yes  
108 STI Lobelia   2019   110,000     SLR2P (3)   LR2   Yes  
109 STI Lotus   2019   110,000     SLR2P (3)   LR2   Yes  
110 STI Lily   2019   110,000     SLR2P (3)   LR2   Yes  
111 STI Lavender   2019   110,000     SLR2P (3)   LR2   Yes  
112 STI Beryl   2013   49,990     SMRP (2)   MR   Not Yet Installed  
113 STI Le Rocher   2013   49,990     SMRP (2)   MR   Not Yet Installed  
114 STI Larvotto   2013   49,990     SMRP (2)   MR   Not Yet Installed  
                             
  Total Fleet DWT       7,965,182                  

(1 ) This vessel operates in, or is expected to operate in, the Scorpio Handymax Tanker Pool, or SHTP. SHTP is a Scorpio Pool and is operated by Scorpio Commercial Management S.A.M. (SCM). SHTP and SCM are related parties to the Company.
(2 ) This vessel operates in, or is expected to operate in, the Scorpio MR Pool, or SMRP. SMRP is a Scorpio Pool and is operated by SCM. SMRP and SCM are related parties to the Company.
(3 ) This vessel operates in, or is expected to operate in, the Scorpio LR2 Pool, or SLR2P. SLR2P is a Scorpio Pool and is operated by SCM. SLR2P and SCM are related parties to the Company.
(4 ) The Company has entered into an agreement to sell this vessel, which is expected to close before the end of the third quarter of 2022.
(5 ) This vessel commenced a time charter in June 2022 for three years at an average rate of $21,000 per day. The first six months of this time charter are payable at $30,000 per day, the next 6 months are payable at $20,000 per day, and years two and three are payable at $19,000 per day. The charterers have the option to extend the term of this agreement for an additional year at $22,500 per day. If this option is declared, the charterers have the option to further extend the term of this agreement for an additional year at $24,000 per day.
(6 ) This vessel commenced a time charter in July 2022 for three years at an average rate of $23,000 per day. The daily rate is the average rate over the three year period, which is payable in years one, two, and three at $30,000 per day, $20,000 per day, and $19,000 per day, respectively. The charterers have the option to extend the term of this agreement for an additional year at $24,500 per day. If this option is declared, the charterers have the option to further extend the term of this agreement for an additional year at $26,000 per day.
(7 ) This vessel commenced a time charter in July 2022 for three years at a rate of $23,000 per day. The charterers have the option to extend the term of this agreement for an additional year at $24,000 per day. If this option is declared, the charterers have the option to further extend the term of this agreement for an additional year at $25,000 per day. If this second option is declared, the charterers have the option to further extend the term of this agreement for an additional year at $26,000 per day.
(8 ) This vessel is expected to commence a time charter in the third quarter of 2022 for three years at a rate of $21,000 per day. The charterers have the option to extend the term of this agreement for an additional year at $22,500 per day. If this option is declared, the charterers have the option to further extend the term of this agreement for an additional year at $24,000 per day.
(9 ) This vessel is expected to commence a time charter in the third quarter of 2022 for three years at a rate of $30,000 per day. The charterers have the option to extend the term of this agreement for an additional year at $32,000 per day. If this option is declared, the charterers have the option to further extend the term of this agreement for an additional year at $34,000 per day.
(10 ) This vessel commenced a time charter in July 2022 for five years at a rate of $28,000 per day. The charterers have the option to convert the term of this agreement to three years at $30,000 per day, which must be declared within 30 months after the delivery date.
(11 ) This vessel commenced a time charter in July 2022 for three years at an average rate of $28,000 per day. The charterers have the option to extend the term of this agreement for an additional year at $31,000 per day. If this option is declared, the charterers have the option to further extend the term of this agreement for an additional year at $33,000 per day.
(12 ) This vessel commenced a time charter in May 2022 for three years at an average rate of $28,000 per day. The charterers have the option to extend the term of this agreement for an additional year at $31,000 per day. If this option is declared, the charterers have the option to further extend the term of this agreement for an additional year at $33,000 per day.


Dividend Policy

The declaration and payment of dividends is subject at all times to the discretion of the Company’s Board of Directors. The timing and the amount of dividends, if any, depends on the Company’s earnings, financial condition, cash requirements and availability, fleet renewal and expansion, restrictions in loan agreements, the provisions of Marshall Islands law affecting the payment of dividends and other factors.

The Company’s dividends paid during 2021 and 2022 were as follows:

  Date paid Dividends per common
share
 
  March 2021 $0.10  
  June 2021 $0.10  
  September 2021 $0.10  
  December 2021 $0.10  
  March 2022 $0.10  
  June 2022 $0.10  
       

On July 27, 2022, the Company’s Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.10 per common share, payable on or about September 15, 2022 to all shareholders of record as of August 11, 2022 (the record date). As of July 27, 2022, there were 59,047,152 common shares of the Company outstanding.

$250 Million Securities Repurchase Program

In September 2020, the Company’s Board of Directors authorized a Securities Repurchase Program to purchase up to an aggregate of $250 million of the Company’s securities which, in addition to its common shares, currently consist of its Senior Notes Due 2025 (NYSE: SBBA), which were originally issued in May 2020, and Convertible Notes Due 2025, which were issued in March and June 2021.

  • In July 2022, the Company repurchased 367,861 of its common shares in the open market at an average price of $29.18 per share.
  • In May and July 2022, the Company repurchased $10.8 million and $1.5 million, respectively, in aggregate principal amount of its Convertible Notes Due 2025 in the open market for $12.5 million and $1.7 million, respectively. The consideration paid includes the accreted principal balance, which has accrued since the issuance date and equaled approximately 106% and 107% of par at the May and July repurchase dates, respectively.

There is $225.1 million of remaining availability under the Securities Repurchase Program as of the date of this press release.

COVID-19

Since the beginning of calendar year 2020, the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus has resulted in a significant reduction in global economic activity and extreme volatility in the global financial markets, the effects of which continued throughout 2021. The easing of restrictive measures that were put in place to combat the spread of the virus, and the successful roll-out of vaccines has served as a catalyst for an economic recovery in many countries throughout the world, which has, in part, led to a vastly improved financial performance during the second quarter of 2022. Nevertheless, the Company expects that the COVID-19 virus will continue to cause volatility in the commodities markets in the future. In particular, the spread of more contagious and vaccine resistant variants, along with the continued implementation of restrictive measures by governments in certain parts of the world, have hampered a full re-opening of the global economy. The scale and duration of these circumstances is unknowable but could have a material impact on the Company’s earnings, cash flow and financial condition. An estimate of the impact on the Company’s results of operations, financial condition, and future performance cannot be made at this time.

Conflict in Ukraine

The ongoing military conflict in Ukraine has had a significant direct and indirect impact on the trade of refined petroleum products. This conflict has resulted in the United States, United Kingdom, and the European Union, among other countries, implementing sanctions and executive orders against citizens, entities, and activities connected to Russia. Some of these sanctions and executive orders target the Russian oil sector, including a prohibition on the import of oil from Russia to the United States or the United Kingdom, and the European Union’s recent ban on Russian crude oil and petroleum products which took effect, or are scheduled to take effect in December 2022 and February 2023, respectively. The Company cannot foresee what other sanctions or executive orders may arise that affect the trade of petroleum products. Furthermore, the conflict and ensuing international response has disrupted the supply of Russian oil to the global market, and as a result, the price of oil and petroleum products has experienced significant volatility. The Company cannot predict what effect the higher price of oil and petroleum products will have on demand, and it is possible that the current conflict in Ukraine could adversely affect the Company’s financial condition, results of operations, and future performance.

About Scorpio Tankers Inc.

Scorpio Tankers Inc. is a provider of marine transportation of petroleum products worldwide. Scorpio Tankers Inc. currently owns, lease finances or bareboat charters-in 114 product tankers (40 LR2 tankers, 60 MR tankers and 14 Handymax tankers) with an average age of 6.5 years. The Company has agreed to sell an LR2 product tanker which is expected to close before the end of the third quarter of 2022. Additional information about the Company is available at the Company’s website www.scorpiotankers.com, which is not a part of this press release.

Non-IFRS Measures

Reconciliation of IFRS Financial Information to Non-IFRS Financial Information

This press release describes time charter equivalent revenue, or TCE revenue, adjusted net income or loss, and adjusted EBITDA, which are not measures prepared in accordance with IFRS (“Non-IFRS” measures). The Non-IFRS measures are presented in this press release as we believe that they provide investors and other users of our financial statements, such as our lenders, with a means of evaluating and understanding how the Company’s management evaluates the Company’s operating performance. These Non-IFRS measures should not be considered in isolation from, as substitutes for, or superior to financial measures prepared in accordance with IFRS.

The Company believes that the presentation of TCE revenue, adjusted net income or loss with adjusted earnings or loss per share, basic and diluted, and adjusted EBITDA are useful to investors or other users of our financial statements, such as our lenders, because they facilitate the comparability and the evaluation of companies in the Company’s industry. In addition, the Company believes that TCE revenue, adjusted net income or loss with adjusted earnings or loss per share, basic and diluted, and adjusted EBITDA are useful in evaluating its operating performance compared to that of other companies in the Company’s industry. The Company’s definitions of TCE revenue, adjusted net income or loss with adjusted earnings or loss per share, basic and diluted, and adjusted EBITDA may not be the same as reported by other companies in the shipping industry or other industries.

TCE revenue, on a historical basis, is reconciled above in the section entitled “Explanation of Variances on the Second Quarter of 2022 Financial Results Compared to the Second Quarter of 2021”. The Company has not provided a reconciliation of forward-looking TCE revenue because the most directly comparable IFRS measure on a forward-looking basis is not available to the Company without unreasonable effort.

Reconciliation of Net Income / (Loss) to Adjusted Net Income / (Loss)

      For the three months ended June 30, 2022  
          Per share   Per share  
In thousands of U.S. dollars except per share data   Amount   basic   diluted  
  Net income   $ 191,131     $ 3.44     $ 3.06    
  Adjustments:              
  Loss on sales of vessels     1,480     $ 0.03     $ 0.02    
  Write-offs of deferred financing fees and debt extinguishment costs     3,929     $ 0.07     $ 0.06    
  Gain on repurchase of Convertible Notes     (412 )   $ (0.01 )   $ (0.01 )  
  Adjusted net income   $ 196,128     $ 3.53     $ 3.13    

      For the three months ended June 30, 2021  
          Per share   Per share  
In thousands of U.S. dollars except per share data   Amount   basic   diluted  
  Net loss   $ (52,782 )   $ (0.97 )   $ (0.97 )  
  Adjustment:              
  Loss on Convertible Notes exchange     1,648     $ 0.03     $ 0.03    
  Write-off of deferred financing fees     51     $     $    
  Adjusted net loss   $ (51,083 )   $ (0.94 )   $ (0.94 )  

      For the six months ended June 30, 2022  
          Per share   Per share  
In thousands of U.S. dollars except per share data   Amount   basic   diluted  
  Net income   $ 106,683     $ 1.92     $ 1.84    
  Adjustments:              
  Loss on sales of vessels     69,218     $ 1.25     $ 1.07    
  Write-offs of deferred financing fees and debt extinguishment costs     5,784     $ 0.10     $ 0.09    
  Gain on repurchase of Convertible Notes   $ (412 )   $ (0.01 )   $ (0.01 )  
  Adjusted net income   $ 181,273     $ 3.27   (1 ) $ 2.99    

      For the six months ended June 30, 2021  
          Per share   Per share  
In thousands of U.S. dollars except per share data   Amount   basic   diluted  
  Net loss   $ (115,176 )   $ (2.12 )   $ (2.12 )  
  Adjustments:              
  Loss on Convertible Notes exchange     5,504     $ 0.10     $ 0.10    
  Write-offs of deferred financing fees     1,326     $ 0.02     $ 0.02    
  Adjusted net loss   $ (108,346 )   $ (1.99 ) (1 ) $ (1.99 ) (1 )

(1) Summation difference due to rounding.

Reconciliation of Net Income / (Loss) to Adjusted EBITDA

      For the three months ended June 30,   For the six months ended June 30,
In thousands of U.S. dollars     2022       2021       2022       2021  
  Net Income / (Loss)   $ 191,131     $ (52,782 )   $ 106,683     $ (115,176 )
  Financial expenses     40,709       35,906       78,710       69,973  
  Financial income     (836 )     (187 )     (1,024 )     (412 )
  Depreciation – owned or lease financed vessels     41,051       49,222       85,159       98,006  
  Depreciation – right of use assets     9,768       10,200       19,488       22,041  
  Amortization of restricted stock     6,182       6,291       10,676       12,483  
  Loss on Convertible Notes exchange           1,648             5,504  
  Loss on sales of vessels     1,480             69,218        
  Adjusted EBITDA   $ 289,485     $ 50,298     $ 368,910     $ 92,419  

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,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “intend,” “plan,” “target,” “project,” “likely,” “may,” “will,” “would,” “could” and similar expressions identify forward‐looking statements.

The forward‐looking statements in this press release are based upon various assumptions, many of which are based, in turn, upon further assumptions, including without limitation, management’s examination of historical operating trends, data contained in the Company’s records and other data available from third parties. Although management believes 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 the Company’s control, there can be no assurance that the Company will achieve or accomplish these expectations, beliefs or projections. The Company undertakes no obligation, and specifically declines 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.

In addition to these important factors, other important factors that, in the Company’s view, could cause actual results to differ materially from those discussed in the forward‐looking statements include unforeseen liabilities, future capital expenditures, revenues, expenses, earnings, synergies, economic performance, indebtedness, financial condition, losses, future prospects, business and management strategies for the management, length and severity of the ongoing novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, including its effect on demand for petroleum products and the transportation thereof, expansion and growth of the Company’s operations, risks relating to the integration of assets or operations of entities that it has or may in the future acquire and the possibility that the anticipated synergies and other benefits of such acquisitions may not be realized within expected timeframes or at all, the failure of counterparties to fully perform their contracts with the Company, the strength of world economies and currencies, general market conditions, including fluctuations in charter rates and vessel values, changes in demand for tanker vessel capacity, changes in the Company’s operating expenses, including bunker prices, drydocking and insurance costs, the market for the Company’s vessels, availability of financing and refinancing, charter counterparty performance, ability to obtain financing and comply with covenants in such financing arrangements, 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, , including the impact of the conflict in Ukraine, potential disruption of shipping routes due to accidents or political events, vessels breakdowns and instances of off‐hires, and other factors. Please see the Company’s filings with the SEC for a more complete discussion of certain of these and other risks and uncertainties.

Contact Information

Scorpio Tankers Inc.
James Doyle – Head of Corporate Development & Investor Relations
Tel: +1 646-432-1678
Email: investor.relations@scorpiotankers.com

Scorpio Tankers Inc. to Announce Second Quarter 2022 Results and Have a Conference Call on July 28, 2022

Jul 14, 2022

MONACO, July 14, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Scorpio Tankers Inc. (NYSE:STNG) (“Scorpio Tankers,” or the “Company”) announced today that on Thursday, July 28, 2022, the Company plans to issue its second quarter 2022 earnings press release in the morning (Eastern Daylight Time) and host a conference call at 8:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time and 2:00 PM Central European Summer Time.

Conference Call Details

Date: Thursday July 28, 2022
Time: 8:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time and 2:00 PM Central European Summer Time

The conference call will be available over the internet, through the Scorpio Tankers Inc. website www.scorpiotankers.com and the webcast link: https://edge.media-server.com/mmc/p/nxffkzjd

Participants for the live webcast should register on the website approximately 10 minutes prior to the start of the webcast.

The conference will also be available telephonically:
US/CANADA Dial-In Number: 1 (833) 636-1321
International Dial-In Number: +1 (412) 902-4260
Conference ID: 10169425
Participants should dial into the call 10 minutes before the scheduled time.

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.

About Scorpio Tankers Inc.

Scorpio Tankers Inc. is a provider of marine transportation of petroleum products worldwide. Scorpio Tankers Inc. currently owns, finance leases or bareboat charters-in 114 product tankers (40 LR2 tankers, 60 MR tankers and 14 Handymax tankers) with an average age of 6.5 years. The Company has agreed to sell one LR2 tanker. The sale is expected to close before the end of the third quarter of 2022. Additional information about the Company is available at the Company’s website www.scorpiotankers.com, which is not a part of this press release.

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,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “intend,” “plan,” “target,” “project,” “likely,” “may,” “will,” “would,” “could” and similar expressions identify forward‐looking statements.

The forward‐looking statements in this press release are based upon various assumptions, many of which are based, in turn, upon further assumptions, including without limitation, management’s examination of historical operating trends, data contained in the Company’s records and other data available from third parties. Although management believes 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 the Company’s control, there can be no assurance that the Company will achieve or accomplish these expectations, beliefs or projections. The Company undertakes no obligation, and specifically declines 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. In addition to these important factors, other important factors that, in the Company’s view, could cause actual results to differ materially from those discussed in the forward‐looking statements include unforeseen liabilities, future capital expenditures, revenues, expenses, earnings, synergies, economic performance, indebtedness, financial condition, losses, future prospects, business and management strategies for the management, the length and severity of the ongoing novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, including its effect on demand for petroleum products and the transportation thereof, expansion and growth of the Company’s operations, risks relating to the integration of assets or operations of entities that it has or may in the future acquire and the possibility that the anticipated synergies and other benefits of such acquisitions may not be realized within expected timeframes or at all, the failure of counterparties to fully perform their contracts with the Company, the strength of world economies and currencies, general market conditions, including fluctuations in charter rates and vessel values, changes in demand for tanker vessel capacity, changes in the Company’s operating expenses, including bunker prices, drydocking and insurance costs, the market for the Company’s vessels, availability of financing and refinancing, charter counterparty performance, ability to obtain financing and comply with covenants in such financing arrangements, changes in governmental rules and regulations or actions taken by regulatory authorities, potential liability from pending or future litigation, general domestic and international political conditions, potential disruption of shipping routes due to accidents or political events, vessels breakdowns and instances of off‐hires, and other factors. Please see the Company’s filings with the SEC for a more complete discussion of certain of these and other risks and uncertainties.

Contact Information

Scorpio Tankers Inc.
(212) 542-1616

Scorpio Tankers Announces Repurchases of Its Common Shares and Its Convertible Notes, and the Exercise of Purchase Options on Six Leased Vessels

Jul 7, 2022

MONACO, July 07, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Scorpio Tankers Inc. (NYSE:STNG) (“Scorpio Tankers,” or the “Company”) announced that the Company has repurchased its common shares and convertible notes due 2025, and the Company has given notice to exercise its purchase options on six leased vessels.

Repurchase of Common Shares

Scorpio Tankers has recently repurchased 364,474 of its common shares in the open market at an average price of $29.17 per share.

Repurchase of Convertible Notes Due 2025

The Company has recently repurchased $1.5 million in aggregate principal amount of its Convertible Notes due 2025 in the open market.  

Securities Repurchase Program

As of the date of this press release, the Company has $223.4 million available under its Securities Repurchase Program.

The Company’s securities include its common shares, Senior Notes due 2025 (NYSE:SBBA), and Convertible Notes due 2025.

Exercise of Purchase Option on Six Leased Vessels

The Company has given notice to exercise its purchase options on six 2014 built MR product tankers (STI Opera, STI Virtus, STI Venere, STI Aqua, STI Dama, and STI Regina). These vessels were sold and leased back by the Company in August 2018. The leases bear interest at LIBOR plus a margin of 3.50% per annum. The purchase, which is expected to occur in August 2022, will result in a debt reduction of $95.0 million for the Company.

About Scorpio Tankers Inc.

Scorpio Tankers Inc. is a provider of marine transportation of petroleum products worldwide. Scorpio Tankers Inc. currently owns, finance leases or bareboat charters-in 115 product tankers (40 LR2 tankers, 61 MR tankers and 14 Handymax tankers) with an average age of 6.5 years. The Company has agreed to sell one LR2 tanker and one MR tanker. Additional information about the Company is available at the Company’s website www.scorpiotankers.com, which is not a part of this press release.

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,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “intend,” “plan,” “target,” “project,” “likely,” “may,” “will,” “would,” “could” and similar expressions identify forward‐looking statements.

The forward‐looking statements in this press release are based upon various assumptions, many of which are based, in turn, upon further assumptions, including without limitation, management’s examination of historical operating trends, data contained in the Company’s records and other data available from third parties. Although management believes 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 the Company’s control, there can be no assurance that the Company will achieve or accomplish these expectations, beliefs or projections. The Company undertakes no obligation, and specifically declines 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. In addition to these important factors, other important factors that, in the Company’s view, could cause actual results to differ materially from those discussed in the forward‐looking statements include unforeseen liabilities, future capital expenditures, revenues, expenses, earnings, synergies, economic performance, indebtedness, financial condition, losses, future prospects, business and management strategies for the management, the length and severity of the ongoing novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, including its effect on demand for petroleum products and the transportation thereof, expansion and growth of the Company’s operations, risks relating to the integration of assets or operations of entities that it has or may in the future acquire and the possibility that the anticipated synergies and other benefits of such acquisitions may not be realized within expected timeframes or at all, the failure of counterparties to fully perform their contracts with the Company, the strength of world economies and currencies, general market conditions, including fluctuations in charter rates and vessel values, changes in demand for tanker vessel capacity, changes in the Company’s operating expenses, including bunker prices, drydocking and insurance costs, the market for the Company’s vessels, availability of financing and refinancing, charter counterparty performance, ability to obtain financing and comply with covenants in such financing arrangements, changes in governmental rules and regulations or actions taken by regulatory authorities, potential liability from pending or future litigation, general domestic and international political conditions, potential disruption of shipping routes due to accidents or political events, vessels breakdowns and instances of off‐hires, and other factors. Please see the Company’s filings with the SEC for a more complete discussion of certain of these and other risks and uncertainties.

Contact Information

Scorpio Tankers Inc.
James Doyle – Head of Corporate Development & Investor Relations
Tel: +1 646-432-1678
Email: investor.relations@scorpiotankers.com

 

Scorpio Tankers Inc. Announces Purchase of Common Shares by the President of the Company

Jun 29, 2022

MONACO, June 29, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Scorpio Tankers Inc. (NYSE:STNG) (“Scorpio Tankers,” or the “Company”) announces that the President of the Company, Robert Bugbee, has purchased 50,000 common shares of the Company in the open market at an average price of $34.70 per share.

About Scorpio Tankers Inc.

Scorpio Tankers Inc. is a provider of marine transportation of petroleum products worldwide. Scorpio Tankers Inc. currently owns, finance leases or bareboat charters-in 115 product tankers (40 LR2 tankers, 61 MR tankers and 14 Handymax tankers) with an average age of 6.5 years. The Company has agreed to sell one LR2 tanker and one MR tanker. Additional information about the Company is available at the Company’s website www.scorpiotankers.com, which is not a part of this press release.

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,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “intend,” “plan,” “target,” “project,” “likely,” “may,” “will,” “would,” “could” and similar expressions identify forward‐looking statements.

The forward‐looking statements in this press release are based upon various assumptions, many of which are based, in turn, upon further assumptions, including without limitation, management’s examination of historical operating trends, data contained in the Company’s records and other data available from third parties. Although management believes 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 the Company’s control, there can be no assurance that the Company will achieve or accomplish these expectations, beliefs or projections. The Company undertakes no obligation, and specifically declines 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. In addition to these important factors, other important factors that, in the Company’s view, could cause actual results to differ materially from those discussed in the forward‐looking statements include unforeseen liabilities, future capital expenditures, revenues, expenses, earnings, synergies, economic performance, indebtedness, financial condition, losses, future prospects, business and management strategies for the management, the length and severity of the ongoing novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, including its effect on demand for petroleum products and the transportation thereof, expansion and growth of the Company’s operations, risks relating to the integration of assets or operations of entities that it has or may in the future acquire and the possibility that the anticipated synergies and other benefits of such acquisitions may not be realized within expected timeframes or at all, the failure of counterparties to fully perform their contracts with the Company, the strength of world economies and currencies, general market conditions, including fluctuations in charter rates and vessel values, changes in demand for tanker vessel capacity, changes in the Company’s operating expenses, including bunker prices, drydocking and insurance costs, the market for the Company’s vessels, availability of financing and refinancing, charter counterparty performance, ability to obtain financing and comply with covenants in such financing arrangements, changes in governmental rules and regulations or actions taken by regulatory authorities, potential liability from pending or future litigation, general domestic and international political conditions, potential disruption of shipping routes due to accidents or political events, vessels breakdowns and instances of off‐hires, and other factors. Please see the Company’s filings with the SEC for a more complete discussion of certain of these and other risks and uncertainties.

Contact Information

Scorpio Tankers Inc.
James Doyle – Head of Corporate Development & Investor Relations
Tel: +1 646-432-1678
Email: investor.relations@scorpiotankers.com

Scorpio Tankers Inc. Announces Purchase of Common Shares by the President of the Company

Jun 23, 2022

MONACO, June 23, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Scorpio Tankers Inc. (NYSE:STNG) (“Scorpio Tankers,” or the “Company”) announces that the President of the Company, Robert Bugbee, has purchased 50,000 common shares of the Company in the open market at an average price of $33.89 per share.

About Scorpio Tankers Inc.

Scorpio Tankers Inc. is a provider of marine transportation of petroleum products worldwide. Scorpio Tankers Inc. currently owns, finance leases or bareboat charters-in 116 product tankers (41 LR2 tankers, 61 MR tankers and 14 Handymax tankers) with an average age of 6.5 years. The Company has agreed to sell two LR2 tankers and one MR tanker. Additional information about the Company is available at the Company’s website www.scorpiotankers.com, which is not a part of this press release.

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,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “intend,” “plan,” “target,” “project,” “likely,” “may,” “will,” “would,” “could” and similar expressions identify forward‐looking statements.

The forward‐looking statements in this press release are based upon various assumptions, many of which are based, in turn, upon further assumptions, including without limitation, management’s examination of historical operating trends, data contained in the Company’s records and other data available from third parties. Although management believes 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 the Company’s control, there can be no assurance that the Company will achieve or accomplish these expectations, beliefs or projections. The Company undertakes no obligation, and specifically declines 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. In addition to these important factors, other important factors that, in the Company’s view, could cause actual results to differ materially from those discussed in the forward‐looking statements include unforeseen liabilities, future capital expenditures, revenues, expenses, earnings, synergies, economic performance, indebtedness, financial condition, losses, future prospects, business and management strategies for the management, the length and severity of the ongoing novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, including its effect on demand for petroleum products and the transportation thereof, expansion and growth of the Company’s operations, risks relating to the integration of assets or operations of entities that it has or may in the future acquire and the possibility that the anticipated synergies and other benefits of such acquisitions may not be realized within expected timeframes or at all, the failure of counterparties to fully perform their contracts with the Company, the strength of world economies and currencies, general market conditions, including fluctuations in charter rates and vessel values, changes in demand for tanker vessel capacity, changes in the Company’s operating expenses, including bunker prices, drydocking and insurance costs, the market for the Company’s vessels, availability of financing and refinancing, charter counterparty performance, ability to obtain financing and comply with covenants in such financing arrangements, changes in governmental rules and regulations or actions taken by regulatory authorities, potential liability from pending or future litigation, general domestic and international political conditions, potential disruption of shipping routes due to accidents or political events, vessels breakdowns and instances of off‐hires, and other factors. Please see the Company’s filings with the SEC for a more complete discussion of certain of these and other risks and uncertainties.

Contact Information

Scorpio Tankers Inc.
James Doyle – Head of Corporate Development & Investor Relations
Tel: +1 646-432-1678
Email: investor.relations@scorpiotankers.com

Scorpio Tankers Inc. Announces Purchase of Common Shares by the President of the Company and Scorpio Holdings Limited

Jun 21, 2022

MONACO, June 21, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Scorpio Tankers Inc. (NYSE:STNG) (“Scorpio Tankers,” or the “Company”) announces that the President of the Company and Scorpio Holdings Limited, a related party, have purchased common shares of the Company in the open market.

The President of the Company, Robert Bugbee, has purchased 150,000 common shares of the Company in the open market at an average price of $33.68 per share, and Scorpio Holdings Limited has purchased 150,000 common shares of the Company in the open market at an average price of $34.19 per share.

About Scorpio Tankers Inc.

Scorpio Tankers Inc. is a provider of marine transportation of petroleum products worldwide. Scorpio Tankers Inc. currently owns, finance leases or bareboat charters-in 117 product tankers (42 LR2 tankers, 61 MR tankers and 14 Handymax tankers) with an average age of 6.5 years. The Company has agreed to sell three LR2 tankers and one MR tanker. Additional information about the Company is available at the Company’s website www.scorpiotankers.com, which is not a part of this press release.

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,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “intend,” “plan,” “target,” “project,” “likely,” “may,” “will,” “would,” “could” and similar expressions identify forward‐looking statements.

The forward‐looking statements in this press release are based upon various assumptions, many of which are based, in turn, upon further assumptions, including without limitation, management’s examination of historical operating trends, data contained in the Company’s records and other data available from third parties. Although management believes 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 the Company’s control, there can be no assurance that the Company will achieve or accomplish these expectations, beliefs or projections. The Company undertakes no obligation, and specifically declines 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. In addition to these important factors, other important factors that, in the Company’s view, could cause actual results to differ materially from those discussed in the forward‐looking statements include unforeseen liabilities, future capital expenditures, revenues, expenses, earnings, synergies, economic performance, indebtedness, financial condition, losses, future prospects, business and management strategies for the management, the length and severity of the ongoing novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, including its effect on demand for petroleum products and the transportation thereof, expansion and growth of the Company’s operations, risks relating to the integration of assets or operations of entities that it has or may in the future acquire and the possibility that the anticipated synergies and other benefits of such acquisitions may not be realized within expected timeframes or at all, the failure of counterparties to fully perform their contracts with the Company, the strength of world economies and currencies, general market conditions, including fluctuations in charter rates and vessel values, changes in demand for tanker vessel capacity, changes in the Company’s operating expenses, including bunker prices, drydocking and insurance costs, the market for the Company’s vessels, availability of financing and refinancing, charter counterparty performance, ability to obtain financing and comply with covenants in such financing arrangements, changes in governmental rules and regulations or actions taken by regulatory authorities, potential liability from pending or future litigation, general domestic and international political conditions, potential disruption of shipping routes due to accidents or political events, vessels breakdowns and instances of off‐hires, and other factors. Please see the Company’s filings with the SEC for a more complete discussion of certain of these and other risks and uncertainties.

Contact Information

Scorpio Tankers Inc.
James Doyle – Head of Corporate Development & Investor Relations
Tel: +1 646-432-1678
Email: investor.relations@scorpiotankers.com

Scorpio Tankers Inc. Announces an Update on Q2 2022 Events, Including the Q2 Daily TCE Revenues

Jun 8, 2022

MONACO, June 08, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Scorpio Tankers Inc. (NYSE:STNG) (“Scorpio Tankers,” or the “Company”) announces an update on Q2 2022 events, including the quarter to date Daily TCE Revenues.

Second Quarter of 2022 Daily Time Charter Equivalent (“TCE”) Revenues

Below is a summary of the average daily TCE revenue and duration of contracted voyages and time charters for the Company’s vessels (both in the pools and in the spot market) thus far in the second quarter of 2022:

Vessel class Average daily TCE revenue (1) % of Days
LR2 $35,000 85%
MR $34,000 85%
Handymax $35,000 78%

(1) TCE revenue, a Non-IFRS measure, is vessel revenues less voyage expenses (including bunkers and port charges). TCE revenue is included herein because it is a standard shipping industry performance measure used primarily to compare period-to-period changes in a shipping company’s performance irrespective of changes in the mix of charter types (i.e., spot charters, time charters, and pool charters), and it provides useful information to investors and management.

Debt Balance

As of June 6, 2022, Scorpio Tankers’ outstanding principal balance on debt was $2,711.3 million.

Since December 31, 2021, the Company has had a net reduction in debt of $452.4 million, which includes the repayment of $69.7 million upon the maturity of the Convertible Notes Due May 2022.

Convertible Notes due 2025

The Company has recently repurchased $10.8 million in aggregate principal amount of its Convertible Notes due 2025 in the open market.  

Status of Vessel Sales

As of June 6, 2022, the Company has completed the sale of 12 vessels (10 LR1s and two MRs) and has six vessels held for sale (two LR1s, three LR2s and one MR). The vessels held for sale are scheduled to be sold before the end of the third quarter of 2022.

Fully Diluted Share Count for Q2 2022

The Company estimates that the fully diluted weighted average number of shares for the earnings per share calculation under the if-converted method will be approximately 64.5 million shares for the three months ended June 30, 2022.

About Scorpio Tankers Inc.

Scorpio Tankers Inc. is a provider of marine transportation of petroleum products worldwide. Scorpio Tankers Inc. currently owns, finance leases or bareboat charters-in 119 product tankers (42 LR2 tankers, two LR1 tankers, 61 MR tankers and 14 Handymax tankers) with an average age of 6.4 years. The Company has agreed to sell two LR1 tankers, three LR2 tankers, and one MR tanker. Additional information about the Company is available at the Company’s website www.scorpiotankers.com, which is not a part of this press release.

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,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “intend,” “plan,” “target,” “project,” “likely,” “may,” “will,” “would,” “could” and similar expressions identify forward‐looking statements.

The forward‐looking statements in this press release are based upon various assumptions, many of which are based, in turn, upon further assumptions, including without limitation, management’s examination of historical operating trends, data contained in the Company’s records and other data available from third parties. Although management believes 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 the Company’s control, there can be no assurance that the Company will achieve or accomplish these expectations, beliefs or projections. The Company undertakes no obligation, and specifically declines 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. In addition to these important factors, other important factors that, in the Company’s view, could cause actual results to differ materially from those discussed in the forward‐looking statements include unforeseen liabilities, future capital expenditures, revenues, expenses, earnings, synergies, economic performance, indebtedness, financial condition, losses, future prospects, business and management strategies for the management, the length and severity of the ongoing novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, including its effect on demand for petroleum products and the transportation thereof, expansion and growth of the Company’s operations, risks relating to the integration of assets or operations of entities that it has or may in the future acquire and the possibility that the anticipated synergies and other benefits of such acquisitions may not be realized within expected timeframes or at all, the failure of counterparties to fully perform their contracts with the Company, the strength of world economies and currencies, general market conditions, including fluctuations in charter rates and vessel values, changes in demand for tanker vessel capacity, changes in the Company’s operating expenses, including bunker prices, drydocking and insurance costs, the market for the Company’s vessels, availability of financing and refinancing, charter counterparty performance, ability to obtain financing and comply with covenants in such financing arrangements, changes in governmental rules and regulations or actions taken by regulatory authorities, potential liability from pending or future litigation, general domestic and international political conditions, potential disruption of shipping routes due to accidents or political events, vessels breakdowns and instances of off‐hires, and other factors. Please see the Company’s filings with the SEC for a more complete discussion of certain of these and other risks and uncertainties.

Contact Information

Scorpio Tankers Inc.
James Doyle – Head of Corporate Development & Investor Relations
Tel: +1 646-432-1678
Email: investor.relations@scorpiotankers.com

Scorpio Tankers Inc. Announces Repayment of Convertible Notes Due May 2022

May 16, 2022

MONACO, May 16, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Scorpio Tankers Inc. (NYSE:STNG) (“Scorpio Tankers,” or the “Company”) announced that today, the Company has repaid the aggregate outstanding principal balance of $69.7 million on its Convertible Notes due May 16, 2022 upon their maturity.

About Scorpio Tankers Inc.

Scorpio Tankers Inc. is a provider of marine transportation of petroleum products worldwide. Scorpio Tankers Inc. currently owns, finance leases or bareboat charters-in 119 product tankers (42 LR2 tankers, two LR1 tankers, 61 MR tankers and 14 Handymax tankers) with an average age of 6.3 years. The Company has recently agreed to sell two LR1 tankers, three LR2 tankers, and one MR tanker. Additional information about the Company is available at the Company’s website www.scorpiotankers.com, which is not a part of this press release.

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,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “intend,” “plan,” “target,” “project,” “likely,” “may,” “will,” “would,” “could” and similar expressions identify forward‐looking statements.

The forward‐looking statements in this press release are based upon various assumptions, many of which are based, in turn, upon further assumptions, including without limitation, management’s examination of historical operating trends, data contained in the Company’s records and other data available from third parties. Although management believes 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 the Company’s control, there can be no assurance that the Company will achieve or accomplish these expectations, beliefs or projections. The Company undertakes no obligation, and specifically declines 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. In addition to these important factors, other important factors that, in the Company’s view, could cause actual results to differ materially from those discussed in the forward‐looking statements include unforeseen liabilities, future capital expenditures, revenues, expenses, earnings, synergies, economic performance, indebtedness, financial condition, losses, future prospects, business and management strategies for the management, the length and severity of the ongoing novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, including its effect on demand for petroleum products and the transportation thereof, expansion and growth of the Company’s operations, risks relating to the integration of assets or operations of entities that it has or may in the future acquire and the possibility that the anticipated synergies and other benefits of such acquisitions may not be realized within expected timeframes or at all, the failure of counterparties to fully perform their contracts with the Company, the strength of world economies and currencies, general market conditions, including fluctuations in charter rates and vessel values, changes in demand for tanker vessel capacity, changes in the Company’s operating expenses, including bunker prices, drydocking and insurance costs, the market for the Company’s vessels, availability of financing and refinancing, charter counterparty performance, ability to obtain financing and comply with covenants in such financing arrangements, changes in governmental rules and regulations or actions taken by regulatory authorities, potential liability from pending or future litigation, general domestic and international political conditions, potential disruption of shipping routes due to accidents or political events, vessels breakdowns and instances of off‐hires, and other factors. Please see the Company’s filings with the SEC for a more complete discussion of certain of these and other risks and uncertainties.

Contact Information

Scorpio Tankers Inc.
James Doyle – Head of Corporate Development & Investor Relations
Tel: +1 646-432-1678
Email: investor.relations@scorpiotankers.com

Scorpio Tankers Inc. Announces Purchase of Call Options by the President of the Company

May 12, 2022

MONACO, May 12, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Scorpio Tankers Inc. (NYSE:STNG) (“Scorpio Tankers,” or the “Company”) announced that the President of the Company, Robert Bugbee, has purchased call options on an aggregate of 20,100 common shares (or 201 call option contracts) of the Company for total consideration of $237,000. The call option contracts have a strike price of $15.00 and an expiration of January 2023.

About Scorpio Tankers Inc.

Scorpio Tankers Inc. is a provider of marine transportation of petroleum products worldwide. Scorpio Tankers Inc. currently owns, finance leases or bareboat charters-in 119 product tankers (42 LR2 tankers, two LR1 tankers, 61 MR tankers and 14 Handymax tankers) with an average age of 6.3 years. The Company has recently agreed to sell two LR1 tankers, three LR2 tankers, and one MR tanker. Additional information about the Company is available at the Company’s website www.scorpiotankers.com, which is not a part of this press release.

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,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “intend,” “plan,” “target,” “project,” “likely,” “may,” “will,” “would,” “could” and similar expressions identify forward‐looking statements.

The forward‐looking statements in this press release are based upon various assumptions, many of which are based, in turn, upon further assumptions, including without limitation, management’s examination of historical operating trends, data contained in the Company’s records and other data available from third parties. Although management believes 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 the Company’s control, there can be no assurance that the Company will achieve or accomplish these expectations, beliefs or projections. The Company undertakes no obligation, and specifically declines 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. In addition to these important factors, other important factors that, in the Company’s view, could cause actual results to differ materially from those discussed in the forward‐looking statements include unforeseen liabilities, future capital expenditures, revenues, expenses, earnings, synergies, economic performance, indebtedness, financial condition, losses, future prospects, business and management strategies for the management, the length and severity of the ongoing novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, including its effect on demand for petroleum products and the transportation thereof, expansion and growth of the Company’s operations, risks relating to the integration of assets or operations of entities that it has or may in the future acquire and the possibility that the anticipated synergies and other benefits of such acquisitions may not be realized within expected timeframes or at all, the failure of counterparties to fully perform their contracts with the Company, the strength of world economies and currencies, general market conditions, including fluctuations in charter rates and vessel values, changes in demand for tanker vessel capacity, changes in the Company’s operating expenses, including bunker prices, drydocking and insurance costs, the market for the Company’s vessels, availability of financing and refinancing, charter counterparty performance, ability to obtain financing and comply with covenants in such financing arrangements, changes in governmental rules and regulations or actions taken by regulatory authorities, potential liability from pending or future litigation, general domestic and international political conditions, potential disruption of shipping routes due to accidents or political events, vessels breakdowns and instances of off‐hires, and other factors. Please see the Company’s filings with the SEC for a more complete discussion of certain of these and other risks and uncertainties.

Contact Information

Scorpio Tankers Inc.
James Doyle – Head of Corporate Development & Investor Relations
Tel: +1 646-432-1678
Email: investor.relations@scorpiotankers.com