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Scorpio Tankers Inc. Announces Financial Results for the Third Quarter of 2015 and Declaration of a Quarterly Dividend

Nov 4, 2015

MONACO — (Marketwired) — 11/04/15 — Scorpio Tankers Inc. (NYSE: STNG) (“Scorpio Tankers,” or the “Company”) today reported its results for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2015.

Results for the three months ended September 30, 2015 and 2014

For the three months ended September 30, 2015, the Company’s adjusted net income was $88.1 million (see non-GAAP Measures section below), or $0.53 basic and $0.46 diluted earnings per share, which excludes (i) a gain of $1.2 million, or $0.01 per basic and diluted shares, resulting from the sale of the Company’s investment in Dorian LPG Ltd. (“Dorian”), (ii) a gain of $1.4 million, or $0.01 per basic and diluted shares, resulting from the early termination of the contract on a time chartered-in vessel, (iii) a reserve of $1.4 million or $0.01 per basic and diluted share for a pool bunker supplier in bankruptcy, (iv) a write-off of $2.0 million, or $0.01 per basic and diluted shares, resulting from the write-off of deferred financing fees, (v) a loss of $2.0 million, or $0.01 per basic and diluted shares, resulting from the previously announced sale of STI Highlander, (vi) an unrealized loss on derivative financial instruments of $35,000, or $0.00 per basic and diluted shares and (vii) a gain of $46,000, or $0.00 per basic and diluted shares, resulting from the repurchase of $1.5 million face value of the Company’s Convertible Senior Notes due 2019 (the “Convertible Notes”). For the three months ended September 30, 2015, the Company had net income of $85.2 million, or $0.51 basic and $0.44 diluted earnings per share.

For the three months ended September 30, 2015, the Company’s basic and diluted weighted average number of shares were 167,237,928 and 205,323,322, respectively. The diluted weighted average number of shares includes the potentially dilutive shares relating to our Convertible Notes representing 31,345,427 potential common shares (see below for further information).

For the three months ended September 30, 2014, the Company’s adjusted net loss was $1.2 million (see Non-GAAP Measure section below), or $0.01 basic and diluted loss per share, which excludes a $0.1 million, or $0.00 per share unrealized gain on derivative financial instruments. For the three months ended September 30, 2014, the Company had a net loss of $1.2 million, or $0.01 basic and diluted loss per share.

Results for the nine months ended September 30, 2015 and 2014

For the nine months ended September 30, 2015, the Company’s adjusted net income was $184.9 million (see non-GAAP Measures section below), or $1.15 basic and $1.01 diluted earnings per share, which excludes (i) a gain of $1.2 million, or $0.01 per basic and diluted shares, resulting from the sale of the Company’s investment in Dorian, (ii) a gain of $1.4 million, or $0.01 per basic and diluted shares, resulting from the early termination of the contract on a time chartered-in vessel, (iii) a reserve of $1.4 million or $0.01 per basic and diluted share for a pool bunker supplier in bankruptcy, (iv) a write-off of $2.0 million, or $0.01 per basic and diluted shares, resulting from the write-off of deferred financing fees, (v) a net loss of $35,000, or $0.00 per basic and diluted shares, related to the gains and losses on the sales of Venice, STI Harmony, STI Heritage and STI Highlander, (vi) an unrealized loss on derivative financial instruments of $0.6 million, or $0.00 per basic and diluted shares and (vii) a gain of $46,000, or $0.00 per basic and diluted shares, resulting from the repurchase of $1.5 million face value of the Company’s Convertible Senior Notes due 2019 (the “Convertible Notes”). For the nine months ended September 30, 2015, the Company had net income of $183.5 million, or $1.14 basic and $1.01 diluted earnings per share.

For the nine months ended September 30, 2014, the Company’s adjusted net loss was $10.6 million (see Non-GAAP Measure section below), or $0.06 basic and diluted loss per share, which excludes (i) a gain of $51.4 million, or $0.29 per share, resulting from the sales of seven Very Large Crude Carriers (“VLCCs”) under construction, (ii) a gain of $10.9 million, or $0.06 per share, resulting from the acquisition of 7,500,000 common shares of the Company in exchange for 3,422,665 shares that the Company owned in Dorian, (iii) a write-off of $0.3 million, or $0.00 per share, resulting from the write-off of deferred financing fees, and (iv) an unrealized gain on derivative financial instruments of $0.2 million or $0.00 per share. For the nine months ended September 30, 2014, the Company had net income of $51.6 million, or $0.29 basic and $0.28 diluted earnings per share.

Declaration of Dividend

On November 4, 2015, the Scorpio Tankers’ Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.125 per share, payable on December 11, 2015 to all shareholders as of November 24, 2015 (the record date). As of November 4, 2015 there were 178,031,765 shares outstanding.

Diluted Weighted Number of Shares

Diluted earnings per share for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2015 includes the potentially dilutive shares relating to the Convertible Notes representing 31,345,427 potential common shares. The Convertible Notes were issued in June 2014. The dilutive impact of the Convertible Notes is determined using the if-converted method. Under this method, we assume that the Convertible Notes are converted into common shares at the beginning of each period and the interest and non-cash amortization expense associated with these notes of $5.4 million and $16.0 million during the three and nine months ended September 30, 2015, respectively, are not incurred. Conversion is not assumed if the results of this calculation are anti-dilutive. The Convertible Notes are currently ineligible for conversion.

Summary of Recent and Third Quarter Significant Events:

  • Below is a summary of the voyages fixed thus far in the fourth quarter of 2015:
    • For the LR2s in the pool: approximately $25,000 per day for 60% of the days
    • For the LR1s in the pool: approximately $18,000 per day for 48% of the days
    • For the MRs in the pool: approximately $19,000 per day for 43% of the days
    • For the Handymaxes in the pool: approximately $15,000 per day for 41% of the days
  • Below is a summary of the TCE revenue earned during the third quarter of 2015:
    • For the LR2s in the pool: approximately $38,848 per day
    • For the LR1s in the pool: approximately $20,883 per day
    • For the MRs in the pool: approximately $25,748 per day
    • For the MRs outside of the pool: approximately $18,818 per day
    • For the Handymaxes: approximately $20,319 per day
  • Reached agreements with Hyundai Mipo Dockyard Ltd. of South Korea (“HMD”) to construct eight MR product tankers for approximately $36.0 million each with deliveries scheduled throughout 2017. The Company also has fixed price options with HMD to construct up to an additional six MR product tankers with 2018 deliveries.
  • Entered into a time charter out agreement with an unrelated third party for an LR2 product tanker, STI Rose, for three years at $28,000 per day. This charter is scheduled to commence during the first quarter of 2016.
  • Entered into time charter out agreements with an unrelated third party for two ice-class 1B MRs, STI Notting Hill and STI Westminster, each for three years at $20,500 per day. These charters are scheduled to commence by December 2015.
  • Sold the 2007 built Handymax product tanker, STI Highlander, for a selling price of $19.35 million in October 2015.
  • Purchased an aggregate of 4,830,705 of the Company’s common shares since July 1, 2015 that are being held as treasury shares at an average price of $9.83 per share.
  • Purchased face value of $1.5 million of the Company’s Convertible Notes at $1,088.10 per $1,000 principal amount.
  • Sold the Company’s investment in Dorian to two unrelated third parties consisting of 9.4 million common shares at an average price of $15.64 per share. The Company recorded an aggregate gain of $1.2 million during the third quarter of 2015 as a result of these sales. All shares were sold pursuant to an effective resale registration statement filed by Dorian on July 8, 2015.
  • Received a commitment for a $34.5 million senior secured term loan facility from a leading European financial institution. The facility will bear interest at LIBOR plus a margin of 1.95% per annum, and the proceeds will be used to partially finance the purchase of the STI Memphis and refinance the existing indebtedness on one MR product tanker.
  • Executed an agreement to upsize the Company’s previously announced $52.0 million credit facility with ING Bank N.V. to $87.0 million.
  • Executed a Senior Secured Term Loan Credit Facility for up to $142.2 million. The facility bears interest at LIBOR plus a margin of 2.15% per annum and the proceeds were used to finance 60% of the purchase price of four LR2s that were delivered during the second and third quarters of 2015.
  • Paid a quarterly cash dividend on the Company’s common stock of $0.125 per share in September 2015.
  • Purchased a 2014 built MR product tanker, STI Memphis, from an unrelated third party for approximately $37.1 million. This vessel was delivered in August 2015.
  • Purchased an LR2 product tanker from an unrelated third party that was under construction at Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (“DSME”) for approximately $58.5 million. This vessel, STI Lombard, was delivered in August 2015 under a bareboat charter-in agreement for $10,000 per day for up to nine months. The Company will take ownership of the vessel at the conclusion of the bareboat charter.
  • Purchased an MR product tanker, STI Black Hawk, from an unrelated third party that was under construction at HMD for approximately $37.0 million. This vessel was delivered in September 2015.

Vessel purchases

In August 2015, the Company signed contracts with HMD to construct four MR product tankers for $35.8 million each with deliveries scheduled in 2017. This purchase price reflects costs for additional enhancements made to the specifications of each vessel. As part of these agreements, the Company received fixed price options to construct up to an additional 10 MR product tankers with 2017 and 2018 deliveries. In October 2015, the Company declared options to construct four additional MR product tankers for $36.0 million each with deliveries scheduled in the third and fourth quarters of 2017. The Company currently has fixed price options with HMD to construct an additional six MR product tankers with 2018 deliveries.

In July 2015, the Company reached an agreement with an unrelated third party to purchase an MR product tanker that was under construction at HMD for approximately $37.0 million. This vessel, STI Black Hawk, was delivered in September 2015.

In July 2015, the Company reached an agreement with an unrelated third party to purchase an LR2 product tanker that was under construction at DSME for approximately $58.5 million. This vessel, STI Lombard, was delivered in August 2015 under a bareboat charter-in agreement for $10,000 per day for up to nine months. The Company will take ownership of the vessel at the conclusion of the bareboat charter.

In July 2015, the Company reached an agreement with an unrelated third party to purchase an MR product tanker that was built in 2014 at SPP Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. (“SPP”) for approximately $37.1 million. This vessel, STI Memphis, was delivered in August 2015.

Sale of STI Highlander

In October 2015, the Company sold its 2007 built Handymax product tanker, STI Highlander, for $19.35 million. There was no debt repayment associated with this sale as this vessel was not collateralized under any of the Company’s credit facilities. The Company recorded a write-down of $2.0 million in the third quarter of 2015 in connection with the agreement to sell this vessel.

$34.5 Million Credit Facility

In October 2015, the Company received a commitment from a leading European financing institution for a loan facility of up to $34.5 million. The facility will bear interest at LIBOR plus a margin of 1.95% per annum, and the proceeds will be used to partially finance the purchase of STI Memphis and refinance the existing indebtedness on one MR product tanker (2014 built), up to a maximum of $17.25 million per vessel.

The facility has a 15 year repayment profile and a final maturity of five years from the signing date of the loan for each vessel. The terms and conditions, including covenants, are similar to those in the Company’s existing credit facilities.

Upsizing of ING Credit Facility

In September 2015, the Company executed an agreement to upsize its previously announced $52.0 million credit facility with ING Bank N.V. to $87.0 million. The facility bears interest at LIBOR plus a margin of 1.95% per annum and was used to partially finance the purchase of STI Black Hawk (which was delivered in September 2015), and refinance the existing indebtedness on an MR product tanker that was delivered in March 2015. The facility will also be used to finance up to 47.5% of the purchase price of two LR2 product tankers currently under construction at Daehan Shipbuilding Co., Ltd., with expected deliveries in the first and second quarters of 2016.

The loan facility has a 15 year repayment profile and a final maturity of seven years from the original date of signing of June 24, 2015. The terms and conditions, including covenants, are similar to those in the Company’s existing credit facilities.

$142.2 Million Credit Facility

In July 2015, the Company executed a term loan facility with ABN AMRO Bank N.V. and DVB Bank SE for up to $142.2 million to partially finance four LR2s. The facility bears interest at LIBOR plus a margin of 2.15% per annum, and the proceeds were used to finance up to 60% of the purchase price of the vessels specified in the facility.

The facility has a 15 year repayment profile and a final maturity of five years from the drawdown date of the loan for each vessel. The terms and conditions, including covenants, are similar to those in the Company’s existing credit facilities.

$250 million Securities Repurchase Program

In May 2015, the Company’s Board of Directors authorized a new Securities Repurchase Program to purchase up to an aggregate of $250 million of the Company’s common stock and bonds, which currently consist of its (i) Convertible Senior Notes Due 2019, which were issued in June 2014, (ii) Unsecured Senior Notes Due 2020 (NYSE: SBNA), which were issued in May 2014, and (iii) Unsecured Senior Notes Due 2017 (NYSE: SBNB), which were issued in October 2014. This program replaces the Company’s stock buyback program that was previously announced in July 2014 and was terminated in conjunction with this new repurchase program.

During 2015 (through the date of this press release), the Company has acquired the following:

  • an aggregate of 5,577,344 of its common shares that are being held as treasury shares at an average price of $9.57 per share (4,830,705 shares were purchased at an average price at $9.83 under the May 2015$250 million Securities Repurchase Program; the remaining shares were purchased in the first quarter of 2015 under the previous buyback program). There are 178,031,765 shares outstanding as of November 4, 2015.
  • $1.5 million face value of its Convertible Notes at an average price of $1,088.10 per $1,000 principal amount (all of the Convertible Notes were purchased under the May 2015$250 million Securities Repurchase Program).

The Company has $200.9 million remaining under its Securities Repurchase Program as of the date of this press release. The Company expects to repurchase any securities in the open market, at times and prices that are considered to be appropriate by the Company, but is not obligated under the terms of the program to repurchase any securities.

Newbuilding Vessel Deliveries

Since June 30, 2015 the Company has taken delivery of six vessels under its Newbuilding Program with HMD, DSME, SPP, Daehan Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. (“DHSC”) and Sungdong Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering Co., Ltd. (“SSME”). These deliveries are summarized as follows:

 

             Name                 Delivered            Type     Shipyard
   ---------------------------------------------------------------------
1  STI Brooklyn                   July 2015             MR         SPP
2  STI Kingsway                  August 2015            LR2       SSME
3  STI Memphis                   August 2015            MR         SPP
4  STI Lombard                   August 2015            LR2       DSME   (1)
5  STI Carnaby                  September 2015          LR2       SSME
6  STI Black Hawk               September 2015          MR         HMD

(1) This vessel was delivered under a bareboat charter-in agreement for nine
    months at $10,000 per day. The Company will take ownership of the vessel
    at the conclusion of the bareboat charter.

 

Time Charter-in Update

In September 2015, the Company declared an option to extend the charter on an MR product tanker that is currently time chartered-in for an additional six months at $15,250 per day effective November 2015. The Company also has an option to extend the charter for an additional year at $16,350 per day.

In October 2015, the Company declared an option to extend the charter on an MR product tanker that is currently time chartered-in for an additional year at $17,500 per day effective January 2016. The Company also has an option to extend the charter for an additional year at $18,000 per day.

Conference Call

The Company will have a conference call on Wednesday, November 4, 2015 at 10:00 AM Eastern Standard Time and 4:00 PM Central European Time.

Participants should dial into the call 10 minutes before the scheduled time using the following numbers: 1-800-289-0487 (U.S.) or +1-913-312-0979 (International). The conference participant passcode is 5765140. 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.

Slides and Audio Webcast:

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: http://www.visualwebcaster.com/event.asp?id=102925

Current Liquidity
As of November 3, 2015, the Company had $183.8 million in cash.

Debt
We made the following drawdowns from our credit facilities since June 30, 2015 and through the date of this press release:

 

                           Drawdown amount
       Credit facility     (in $ millions)  Drawdown date   Collateral
  ------------------------ --------------- -------------- --------------
1 K-Sure Credit Facility         19.5         July 2015    STI Brooklyn
2 ABN AMRO Credit Facility       35.7         July 2015   STI Savile Row
3 ABN AMRO Credit Facility       35.1        August 2015     STI Spiga   (1)
4 ABN AMRO Credit Facility       35.7        August 2015   STI Kingsway
5 ABN AMRO Credit Facility       35.7      September 2015   STI Carnaby
6 ING Credit Facility            17.5      September 2015 STI Black Hawk
7 ING Credit Facility            17.5       October 2015    STI Pontiac  (1)

(1) This drawdown was made as part of the refinancing of the amounts
    borrowed relating to this vessel under the Company's 2013 Credit
    Facility.

 

As of November 3, 2015, the Company’s outstanding debt balance, and amount available to draw, is as follows:

 

                                   Amount        Amount     Availability
                                outstanding   Outstanding    as of the
                                at September  at November   date of this
In thousands of U.S. dollars      30, 2015      3, 2015        report
                               ------------- ------------- -------------
2011 Credit Facility           $     102,960$     102,960 $           -
Newbuilding Credit Facility           73,342        73,342             -
2013 Credit Facility                 454,907       435,407             - (1)
K-Sure Credit Facility               443,333       443,333             -
KEXIM Credit Facility                400,250       400,250             -
Credit Suisse Credit Facility              -             -        61,200 (2)
ING Credit Facility                   17,500        35,000        52,000 (3)
ABN AMRO Credit Facility             142,200       141,605             -
BNP Paribas Credit Facility                -             -        34,500 (4)
Senior Unsecured Notes               105,500       105,500             -
Convertible Senior Notes             358,500       358,500             - (5)
Capital Lease                         53,709        53,488             - (6)
                               ------------- ------------- -------------
Total                          $   2,152,201$   2,149,385$     147,700
                               ============= ============= =============

(1) A repayment of $19.5 million was made in October 2015 as part of the
    refinancing of the amounts borrowed related to STI Pontiac.
(2) We entered into a senior secured term loan facility with Credit Suisse
    AG in March 2015. Availability can be used to finance the lesser of
    $30.6 million and 60% of each vessel's fair market value at the
    respective drawdown dates.
(3) We entered into a senior secured term loan facility with ING Bank N.V.
    in June 2015. Availability can be used to finance the lesser of $26.0
    million and 47.5% of the fair market value of the respective vessels.
    The amount outstanding as of November 3, 2015 includes a drawdown in
    October 2015 of $17.5 million related to STI Pontiac, which was
    previously part of the 2013 Credit Facility.
(4) In October 2015, the Company received a commitment for a $34.5 million
    term loan facility with a leading European financial institution. The
    proceeds will be used to refinance the existing indebtedness on two MR
    product tankers (2014 built), up to a maximum of $17.25 million per
    vessel.
(5) As of September 30, 2015, $48.1 million of this amount has been
    attributed to the conversion feature of the Convertible Notes and
    recorded within additional paid in capital on the consolidated balance
    sheet.
(6) In August 2015, we took delivery of STI Lombard, a newbuilding LR2
    product tanker under a bareboat charter-in agreement for nine months at
    $10,000 per day. This lease has been recorded as a capital lease since
    we have an obligation to purchase this vessel by the expiration of the
    charter.

 

Newbuilding Program

During the third quarter of 2015, the Company made $280.9 million of installment payments on its newbuilding vessels.

The Company currently has 12 newbuilding vessel orders with HMD, DHSC, and SSME (eight MRs and four LR2s) in addition to one LR2 vessel (STI Lombard) which is to be acquired in April 2016 at the conclusion of its bareboat charter. The estimated fourth quarter of 2015 and future payments are as follows*:

 

                                                         $ in millions
                                                  --------------------------
Q4 2015 - installment payments made               $                     42.1
Q4 2015 - remaining installment payments                                13.8
Q1 2016                                                                 65.5
Q2 2016                                                                 74.7
Q3 2016                                                                 33.2
Q4 2016                                                                 47.6
Q1 2017                                                                 50.1
Q2 2017                                                                 46.6
Q3 2017                                                                 32.5
Q4 2017                                                                 64.9

                                                  --------------------------
Total                                             $                    471.0
                                                  ==========================

 

Explanation of Variances on the Third Quarter of 2015 Financial Results Compared to the Third Quarter of 2014

For the three months ended September 30, 2015, the Company recorded net income of $85.3 million compared to a net loss of $1.2 million for the three months ended September 30, 2014. The following were the significant changes between the two periods:

  • Time charter equivalent, or 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. The following table depicts TCE revenue for the three months ended September 30, 2015 and 2014:

 

                                   For the three months ended September 30,
                                   ----------------------------------------
In thousands of U.S. dollars               2015                 2014
                                   -------------------  -------------------
  Vessel revenue                   $           228,142  $            82,891
  Voyage expenses                                 (933)                (902)
                                   -------------------  -------------------
  TCE revenue                      $           227,209  $            81,989
                                   ===================  ===================

 

  • TCE revenue increased $145.2 million to $227.2 million. This increase was driven by an increase in the average number of operating vessels (owned and time chartered-in) to 93.8 from 58.6 for the three months ended September 30, 2015 and 2014, respectively, along with an increase in time charter equivalent revenue per day to $26,777 per day from $15,264 per day for the three months ended September 30, 2015 and 2014, respectively (see the breakdown of daily TCE below). Spot rates across all of our operating segments increased during the third quarter as fundamentals in the product tanker market continued to improve. These fundamentals were driven by high global refinery utilization and improved refining margins along with increased refining capacity in the Middle East and India which have had a resultant, positive impact on the demand for our vessels.
     
  • Vessel operating costs increased $24.1 million to $45.0 million from $20.9 million for the three months ended September 30, 2015 and 2014, respectively. This increase was primarily driven by an increase in the Company’s owned fleet to an average of 77.8 vessels from 33.7 vessels for the three months ended September 30, 2015 and 2014, respectively. The increase was offset by an overall decrease in vessel operating costs per day to $6,279 per day from $6,705 per day for the three months ended September 30, 2015 and 2014, respectively (see the breakdown of daily vessel operating costs below).
     
  • Charterhire expense decreased $8.9 million to $24.0 million from $32.9 million for the three months ended September 30, 2015 and 2014, respectively. This difference was driven by a decrease in the Company’s time chartered-in fleet to an average of 16.0 vessels from 24.9 vessels for the three months ended September 30, 2015 and 2014, respectively.
     
  • Depreciation expense increased $17.9 million to $29.5 million from $11.6 million for the three months ended September 30, 2015 and 2014, respectively. This change was the result of an increase in the average number of owned vessels to 77.8 from 33.7 for the three months ended September 30, 2015 and 2014, respectively.
     
  • General and administrative expenses increased $6.7 million to $18.4 million from $11.7 million for the three months ended September 30, 2015 and 2014, respectively. This increase is due to the significant growth in the Company’s fleet to an average of 93.8 owned and time chartered-in vessels during the three months ended September 30, 2015 from an average of 58.6 owned and time chartered-in vessels during the three months ended September 30, 2014.
     
  • Gain on sale of Dorian shares of $1.2 million relates to the Company’s sale of its remaining 9.4 million shares in Dorian in July 2015.
     
  • Write-down of vessels held for sale of $2.0 million relates to the write-down of the carrying amount of STI Highlander as a result of the entry into the agreement to sell this vessel in September 2015. The sale closed in October 2015.
     
  • Financial expenses increased $18.8 million to $25.5 million from $6.7 million primarily as a result of:
     

    • The write-off of an aggregate of $2.0 million of deferred financing fees primarily related to a $1.5 million write-off relating to the refinancing of the amounts borrowed for STI Spiga (from the 2013 Credit Facility to the ING Credit Facility) and a $0.5 million write-off relating to the early repayment of the amounts borrowed under the Nomura Term Margin Loan facility as a result of the sale of the Company’s investment in Dorian in July 2015.
       
    • An increase in the Company’s debt balance in addition to a decrease in the amount of interest capitalized for the three months ended September 30, 2015 and 2014, respectively. Total debt outstanding, net of deferred financing fees, was $2.0 billion at September 30, 2015 compared to $1.2 billion at September 30, 2014.
       
  • Other income of $1.4 million was primarily related to a $1.4 million gain recorded as a result of a termination fee received when the owner of one of the Company’s time chartered-in vessels cancelled the contract prior to its expiration date.
     

 

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

                     For the three months ended   For the nine months ended
                            September 30,               September 30,
                     --------------------------  --------------------------
In thousands of U.S.
dollars except per
share and share data     2015          2014          2015          2014
                     ------------  ------------  ------------  ------------
Revenue
  Vessel revenue     $    228,142$     82,891$    577,312$    217,070

Operating expenses
  Vessel operating
   costs                  (45,017)      (20,933)     (123,639)      (47,683)
  Voyage expenses            (933)         (902)       (4,139)       (5,427)
  Charterhire             (24,014)      (32,941)      (78,660)     (109,334)
  Depreciation            (29,525)      (11,574)      (76,483)      (24,896)
  General and
   administrative
   expenses               (18,433)      (11,676)      (47,586)      (34,300)
  Gain on sale of
   VLCCs                        -             -             -        51,419
  Gain on sale of
   Dorian shares            1,179             -         1,179        10,924
  Write-down of
   vessel held for
   sale/gain on
   sales of vessels        (2,054)            -           (35)            -
                     ------------  ------------  ------------  ------------
  Total operating
   expenses              (118,797)      (78,026)     (329,363)     (159,297)
                     ------------  ------------  ------------  ------------
Operating income          109,345         4,865       247,949        57,773
                     ------------  ------------  ------------  ------------
Other (expense) and
 income, net
  Financial expenses      (25,549)       (6,683)      (65,447)       (7,554)
  Realized gain on
   derivative
   financial
   instruments                  -             -            55            17
  Unrealized gain /
   (loss) on
   derivative
   financial
   instruments                (35)           75          (577)          187
  Financial income             48           103           126           172
  Share of income
   from associate               -           462             -         1,036
  Other expenses,
   net                      1,442            19         1,428           (34)
                     ------------  ------------  ------------  ------------
  Total other
   expense, net           (24,094)       (6,024)      (64,415)       (6,176)
                     ------------  ------------  ------------  ------------
Net income / (loss)  $     85,251$     (1,159)$    183,534$     51,597
                     ============  ============  ============  ============


Earnings / (loss)
 per share

  Basic              $       0.51$      (0.01)$       1.14$       0.29
  Diluted            $       0.44$      (0.01)$       1.01$       0.28
  Basic weighted
   average shares
   outstanding        167,237,928   159,908,437   160,637,016   178,244,105
  Diluted weighted
   average shares
   outstanding        205,323,322   159,908,437   198,110,118   182,210,167

*Diluted earnings per share for the three months ended September 30, 2015
primarily includes the potentially dilutive shares relating to our
Convertible Senior Notes due 2019 (the "Convertible Notes") representing
31,345,427 potential common shares. The dilutive impact of the Convertible
Notes is determined using the if-converted method. Under this method, we
assume that the Convertible Notes are converted into common shares at the
beginning of each period and the interest and non-cash amortization expense
associated with these notes of $5.4 million and $16.0 million for the three
and nine months ended September 30, 2015, respectively, are not incurred.
Conversion is not assumed if the results of this calculation are anti-
dilutive. The Convertible Notes are currently ineligible for conversion.


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

                                                           As of
                                               ----------------------------
                                               September 30,   December 31,
In thousands of U.S. dollars                        2015           2014
                                               -------------  -------------
Assets
Current assets
Cash and cash equivalents                      $     173,040$     116,143
Accounts receivable                                   84,662         78,201
Prepaid expenses and other current assets              6,880          2,420
Inventories                                            6,718          6,075
Vessels held for sale                                 17,937         70,865
                                               -------------  -------------
Total current assets                                 289,237        273,704
                                               -------------  -------------
Non-current assets
Vessels and drydock                                3,117,454      1,971,878
Vessels under construction                            75,195        404,877
Other assets                                          20,909         23,728
Available for sale investment                              -        130,456
                                               -------------  -------------
Total non-current assets                           3,213,558      2,530,939
                                               -------------  -------------
Total assets                                   $   3,502,795$   2,804,643
                                               =============  =============

Current liabilities
Current portion of long-term debt                    123,202         87,163
Debt related to vessels held for sale                      -         32,932
Finance lease liability                               53,709              -
Accounts payable                                      18,739         14,929
Accrued expenses                                      20,796         55,139
Derivative financial instruments                         577            205
                                               -------------  -------------
Total current liabilities                            217,023        190,368
                                               -------------  -------------
Non-current liabilities
Long-term debt                                     1,868,088      1,451,427
                                               -------------  -------------
Total non-current liabilities                      1,868,088      1,451,427
                                               -------------  -------------
Total liabilities                                  2,085,111      1,641,795
                                               -------------  -------------

Shareholders' equity
Issued, authorized and fully paid in share
 capital:
Share capital                                          2,223          2,033
Additional paid in capital                         1,720,485      1,550,956
Treasury shares                                     (402,631)      (351,283)
Accumulated other comprehensive income /
 (loss)                                                    -        (10,878)
Retained earnings / (accumulated deficit)             97,607        (27,980)
                                               -------------  -------------
Total shareholders' equity                         1,417,684      1,162,848
                                               -------------  -------------
Total liabilities and shareholders' equity     $   3,502,795$   2,804,643
                                               =============  =============



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

                                                        For the nine months
                                                        ended September 30,
                                                       --------------------
In thousands of U.S. dollars                              2015       2014
                                                       ---------  ---------
Operating activities
Net income                                             $ 183,535$  51,597
Gain on sale of VLCCs                                          -    (51,419)
Gain on sale of Dorian shares                             (1,179)   (10,924)
Gain on sale of vessels                                   (2,016)         -
Write-down of vessel held for sale                         2,054          -
Depreciation                                              76,483     24,896
Amortization of restricted stock                          24,793     22,068
Amortization of deferred financing fees                   12,806      2,307
Straight-line adjustment for charterhire expense               -          3
Share of income from associate                                 -     (1,036)
Unrealized loss / (gain) on derivative financial
 instruments                                                 577       (187)
Amortization of acquired time charter contracts              447        277
Accretion of convertible senior notes                      8,284      2,680
Gain on repurchase of convertible senior notes               (46)         -
                                                       ---------  ---------
                                                         305,738     40,262
                                                       ---------  ---------
Changes in assets and liabilities:
Drydock payments                                               -     (1,290)
Increase in inventories                                   (2,051)    (1,705)
Increase in accounts receivable                           (8,289)    (7,591)
Increase in prepaid expenses and other current assets     (4,842)      (793)
Increase in other assets                                  (9,247)      (969)
Increase in accounts payable                               5,909        252
(Decrease)/increase in accrued expenses                   (1,134)     6,140
Interest rate swap termination payment                      (128)      (274)
                                                       ---------  ---------
                                                         (19,782)    (6,230)
                                                       ---------  ---------
Net cash inflow from operating activities                285,956     34,032
                                                       ---------  ---------
Investing activities
Acquisition of vessels and payments for vessels under
 construction                                           (858,575)  (927,166)
Proceeds from disposal of vessels                         72,880    213,670
Proceeds from sale of Dorian shares                      142,435          -
Deposit returned for vessel purchases                    (31,277)         -
                                                       ---------  ---------
Net cash outflow from investing activities              (674,537)  (713,496)
                                                       ---------  ---------
Financing activities
Debt repayments                                         (189,790)   (64,381)
Issuance of debt                                         608,800    789,949
Debt issuance costs                                       (7,916)   (41,104)
(Repayment) / proceeds of convertible senior notes        (1,632)   360,000
Convertible senior notes issuance costs                        -    (10,986)
Proceeds from issuance of common stock                   159,747          -
Equity issuance costs                                     (7,489)       (42)
Dividends paid                                           (64,894)   (50,746)
Repurchase of common stock                               (51,348)  (241,530)
                                                       ---------  ---------
Net cash inflow from financing activities                445,478    741,160
                                                       ---------  ---------
Increase in cash and cash equivalents                     56,897     61,696
Cash and cash equivalents at January 1,                  116,143     78,845
                                                       ---------  ---------
Cash and cash equivalents at September 30,             $ 173,040$ 140,541
                                                       =========  =========



                    Scorpio Tankers Inc. and Subsidiaries
 Other operating data for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2015
                                   and 2014
                                 (unaudited)

                                        For the three
                                         months ended    For the nine months
                                        September 30,    ended September 30,
                                     ------------------- -------------------
                                        2015      2014      2015      2014
                                     --------- --------- --------- ---------
Adjusted EBITDA(1) (in thousands of
 U.S. dollars)                       $ 150,839$  25,077$ 349,563$  45,282

Average Daily Results
Time charter equivalent per day(2)   $  26,777$  15,264$  23,910$  14,683
Vessel operating costs per day(3)        6,279     6,705     6,440     6,956

Aframax/LR2
TCE per revenue day(2)                  38,848    19,375    32,185    16,390
Vessel operating costs per day(3)        6,441     6,594     6,639     7,419

Panamax/LR1
TCE per revenue day(2)                  20,883    17,034    21,884    16,700
Vessel operating costs per day(3)            -     7,928     8,676     8,739

MR
TCE per revenue day(2)                  24,655    14,457    22,619    13,626
Vessel operating costs per day(3)        6,213     6,673     6,317     6,592

Handymax
TCE per revenue day(2)                  20,319    13,056    20,038    13,879
Vessel operating costs per day(3)        6,236     6,122     6,470     6,969

Fleet data
Average number of owned vessels           77.8      33.7      70.2      25.0
Average number of time chartered-in
 vessels                                  16.0      24.9      18.5      27.7

Drydock
Expenditures for drydock (in
 thousands of U.S. dollars)                  -         -         - $   1,290
(1) See Non-GAAP Measure 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 less the number of days the
    vessel is off-hire for drydock and repairs.
(3) Vessel operating costs per day represent vessel operating costs
    excluding non-recurring expenses (for example insurance deductible
    expenses for repairs) divided by the number of days the vessel is owned
    during the period.


                      Fleet List as of November 4, 2015


                      Year                Ice
   Vessel Name        Built     DWT      class     Employment    Vessel type
   ---------------- -------- --------- -------- ---------------- -----------
   Owned vessels
 1 STI Brixton        2014      38,000    1A         SHTP(1)       Handymax
 2 STI Comandante     2014      38,000    1A         SHTP(1)       Handymax
 3 STI Pimlico        2014      38,000    1A         SHTP(1)       Handymax
 4 STI Hackney        2014      38,000    1A         SHTP(1)       Handymax
 5 STI Acton          2014      38,000    1A         SHTP(1)       Handymax
 6 STI Fulham         2014      38,000    1A         SHTP(1)       Handymax
 7 STI Camden         2014      38,000    1A         SHTP(1)       Handymax
 8 STI Battersea      2014      38,000    1A         SHTP(1)       Handymax
 9 STI Wembley        2014      38,000    1A         SHTP(1)       Handymax
10 STI Finchley       2014      38,000    1A         SHTP(1)       Handymax
11 STI Clapham        2014      38,000    1A         SHTP(1)       Handymax
12 STI Poplar         2014      38,000    1A         SHTP(1)       Handymax
13 STI Hammersmith    2015      38,000    1A         SHTP(1)       Handymax
14 STI Rotherhithe    2015      38,000    1A         SHTP(1)       Handymax
15 STI Amber          2012      52,000     -         SMRP(4)          MR
16 STI Topaz          2012      52,000     -         SMRP(4)          MR
17 STI Ruby           2012      52,000     -         SMRP(4)          MR
18 STI Garnet         2012      52,000     -         SMRP(4)          MR
19 STI Onyx           2012      52,000     -         SMRP(4)          MR
20 STI Sapphire       2013      52,000     -         SMRP(4)          MR
21 STI Emerald        2013      52,000     -         SMRP(4)          MR
22 STI Beryl          2013      52,000     -         SMRP(4)          MR
23 STI Le Rocher      2013      52,000     -         SMRP(4)          MR
24 STI Larvotto       2013      52,000     -         SMRP(4)          MR
25 STI Fontvieille    2013      52,000     -         SMRP(4)          MR
26 STI Ville          2013      52,000     -         SMRP(4)          MR
27 STI Duchessa       2014      52,000     -         SMRP(4)          MR
28 STI Opera          2014      52,000     -         SMRP(4)          MR
29 STI Texas City     2014      52,000     -     Time Charter(5)      MR
30 STI Meraux         2014      52,000     -         SMRP(4)          MR
31 STI Chelsea        2014      52,000     -         SMRP(4)          MR
32 STI Lexington      2014      52,000     -         SMRP(4)          MR
33 STI San Antonio    2014      52,000     -         SMRP(4)          MR
34 STI Venere         2014      52,000     -         SMRP(4)          MR
35 STI Virtus         2014      52,000     -         SMRP(4)          MR
36 STI Powai          2014      52,000     -         SMRP(4)          MR
37 STI Aqua           2014      52,000     -         SMRP(4)          MR
38 STI Dama           2014      52,000     -         SMRP(4)          MR
39 STI Olivia         2014      52,000     -         SMRP(4)          MR
40 STI Mythos         2014      52,000     -         SMRP(4)          MR
41 STI Benicia        2014      52,000     -         SMRP(4)          MR
42 STI Regina         2014      52,000     -         SMRP(4)          MR
43 STI St. Charles    2014      52,000     -         SMRP(4)          MR
44 STI Mayfair        2014      52,000     -         SMRP(4)          MR
45 STI Yorkville      2014      52,000     -         SMRP(4)          MR
46 STI Milwaukee      2014      52,000     -         SMRP(4)          MR
47 STI Battery        2014      52,000     -         SMRP(4)          MR
48 STI Soho           2014      52,000     -         SMRP(4)          MR
49 STI Memphis        2014      52,000               SMRP(4)          MR
50 STI Tribeca        2015      52,000     -         SMRP(4)          MR
51 STI Gramercy       2015      52,000     -         SMRP(4)          MR
52 STI Bronx          2015      52,000     -         SMRP(4)          MR
53 STI Pontiac        2015      52,000     -         SMRP(4)          MR
54 STI Manhattan      2015      52,000     -         SMRP(4)          MR
55 STI Queens         2015      52,000     -         SMRP(4)          MR
56 STI Osceola        2015      52,000     -         SMRP(4)          MR
57 STI Notting Hill   2015      52,000    1B       SMRP(4)(6)         MR
58 STI Seneca         2015      52,000     -         SMRP(4)          MR
59 STI Westminster    2015      52,000    1B        Spot (6)          MR
60 STI Brooklyn       2015      52,000     -          Spot            MR
61 STI Black Hawk     2015      52,000     -         SMRP(4)          MR
62 STI Elysees        2014     109,999     -        SLR2P(3)         LR2
63 STI Madison        2014     109,999     -        SLR2P(3)         LR2
64 STI Park           2014     109,999     -        SLR2P(3)         LR2
65 STI Orchard        2014     109,999     -        SLR2P(3)         LR2
66 STI Sloane         2014     109,999     -        SLR2P(3)         LR2
67 STI Broadway       2014     109,999     -        SLR2P(3)         LR2
68 STI Condotti       2014     109,999     -        SLR2P(3)         LR2
69 STI Rose           2015     109,999     -       SLR2P(3)(7)       LR2
70 STI Veneto         2015     109,999     -        SLR2P(3)         LR2
71 STI Alexis         2015     109,999     -        SLR2P(3)         LR2
72 STI Winnie         2015     109,999     -        SLR2P(3)         LR2
73 STI Oxford         2015     109,999     -        SLR2P(3)         LR2
74 STI Lauren         2015     109,999     -        SLR2P(3)         LR2
75 STI Connaught      2015     109,999     -        SLR2P(3)         LR2
76 STI Spiga          2015     109,999     -        SLR2P(3)         LR2
77 STI Savile Row     2015     109,999     -        SLR2P(3)         LR2
78 STI Kingsway       2015     109,999     -        SLR2P(3)         LR2
79 STI Carnaby        2015     109,999     -        SLR2P(3)         LR2

                             ---------
   Total owned DWT           4,955,982
                             =========



                                                       Daily
                 Year          Ice  Employ-  Vessel    Base    Expiry
   Vessel Name  Built   DWT   class    ment      type     Rate     (8)
   ------------ ----- ------- ----- -------- -------- ------- ---------
   Time or
   bareboat
   chartered-in
   vessels
80 Kraslava      2007  37,258   1B   SHTP(1) Handymax $14,150 18-May-16
81 Krisjanis
   Valdemars     2007  37,266   1B   SHTP(1) Handymax $14,150 01-May-16
82 Iver
   Prosperity    2007  37,412   -    SHTP(1) Handymax $13,500 03-Apr-16
83 Histria
   Perla         2005  40,471   -    SHTP(1) Handymax $13,550 15-Nov-15
84 Miss
   Mariarosaria  2011  47,499   -    SMRP(4)    MR    $15,250 26-May-16 (9)
85 Vukovar       2015  49,990   -    SMRP(4)    MR    $17,034 01-May-18
86 Targale       2007  49,999   -    SMRP(4)    MR    $15,200 17-May-16 (10)
87 Gan-Trust     2013  51,561   -    SMRP(4)    MR    $16,250 06-Jan-17 (11)
88 King Douglas  2008  73,666   -    SPTP(2)    LR1   $15,000 06-Dec-15
89 Hellespont
   Progress      2006  73,728   -    SPTP(2)    LR1   $16,250 18-Mar-16 (12)
90 Densa
   Crocodile     2015 105,408   -   SLR2P(3)    LR2   $21,050 07-Feb-16 (13)
91 Densa
   Alligator     2013 105,708   -   SLR2P(3)    LR2   $24,875 17-Sep-16 (14)
92 STI Lombard   2015 109,999   -   SLR2P(3)    LR2   $10,000 03-May-16 (15)

                      -------
   Total time
   chartered-in
   DWT                819,965
                      =======



    Newbuildings currently under
    construction

    Vessel Name                              Yard         DWT    Vessel type
    ---------------------------------------- ----      --------- -----------
 93 Hull 2601 - TBN STI Galata                HMD (16)    52,000      MR
 94 Hull 2602 - TBN STI Taskim                HMD (16)    52,000      MR
 95 Hull 2603 - TBN STI Leblon                HMD (16)    52,000      MR
 96 Hull 2604 - TBN STI La Boca               HMD (16)    52,000      MR
 97 Hull 2605 - TBN STI San Telmo             HMD (16)    52,000      MR
 98 Hull 2606 - TBN STI Jurere                HMD (16)    52,000      MR
 99 Hull 2607 - TBN STI Esles II              HMD (16)    52,000      MR
100 Hull 2608 - TBN STI Jardins               HMD (16)    52,000      MR
101 Hull S3120 - TBN STI Selatar             SSME (17)   109,999     LR2
102 Hull S3121 - TBN STI Rambla              SSME (17)   109,999     LR2
103 Hull 5003 - TBN STI Grace                DHSC (18)   109,999     LR2
104 Hull 5004 - TBN STI Jermyn               DHSC (18)   109,999     LR2

                                                       ---------
    Total newbuilding product tankers DWT                855,996
                                                       =========

                                                       ---------
    Total Fleet DWT                                    6,631,943
                                                       =========

 (1) This vessel operates in or is expected to operate in the Scorpio
     Handymax Tanker Pool (SHTP). SHTP is operated by Scorpio Commercial
     Management (SCM). SHTP and SCM are related parties to the Company.
 (2) This vessel operates in or is expected to operate in the Scorpio
     Panamax Tanker Pool (SPTP). SPTP is operated by SCM. SPTP is a related
     party to the Company.
 (3) This vessel operates in or is expected to operate in the Scorpio LR2
     Pool (SLR2P). SLR2P is operated by SCM. SLR2P is a related party to the
     Company.
 (4) This vessel operates in or is expected to operate in the Scorpio MR
     Pool (SMRP). SMRP is operated by SCM. SMRP is a related party to the
     Company.
 (5) This vessel is on a time charter agreement for two years expiring in
     March 2016, which also contains a 50% profit sharing provision whereby
     we split all of the vessel's profits above the daily base rate with the
     charterer.
 (6) This vessel has entered into a time charter-out agreement with an
     unrelated third party for three years at $20,500 per day, which is
     expected to commence by December 2015.
 (7) This vessel has entered into a time charter- out agreement with an
     unrelated third party for three years at $28,000 per day, which is
     expected to commence during the first quarter of 2016.
 (8) Redelivery from the charterer is plus or minus 30 days from the expiry
     date.
 (9) In September 2015, we declared an option to extend the charter for an
     additional six months at $15,250 per day effective November 2015. We
     have an option to extend the charter for an additional year at $16,350
     per day.
(10) We have an option to extend the charter for an additional year at
     $16,200 per day.
(11) The rate for the first year of this agreement was $15,750 per day, the
     rate for the second year is $16,250 per day, and the rate for the third
     year is $16,750 per day. In October 2015, we extended the charter for
     an additional year at $17,500 per day beginning in January 2016. We
     have an option to extend the charter for an additional year at $18,000
     per day.
(12) We have an option to extend the charter for an additional year at
     $17,250 per day.
(13) We have entered into an agreement with a third party whereby we split
     all of the vessel's profits and losses above or below the daily base
     rate. We also have an option to extend the charter for an additional
     year at $22,600 per day.
(14) In April 2015, we extended the charter for an additional year at
     $24,875 per day effective September 2015. We have an option to extend
     the charter for an additional year at $26,925 per day.
(15) This vessel was delivered in August 2015 under a bareboat charter-in
     agreement for $10,000 per day for up to nine months. The Company is
     obligated to take ownership of the vessel, and pay the remaining 90% of
     the contract price, at the conclusion of the bareboat charter (or at
     any point prior, at the Company's discretion).
(16) These newbuilding vessels are being constructed at HMD (Hyundai Mipo
     Dockyard Co. Ltd. of South Korea). All eight vessels are expected to be
     delivered throughout 2017.
(17) These newbuilding vessels are being constructed at SSME (Sungdong
     Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., Ltd). One vessel is expected to
     be delivered in the third quarter of 2016 and one in the fourth quarter
     of 2016.
(18) These newbuilding vessels are being constructed at DHSC (Daehan
     Shipbuilding Co. Ltd). These two vessels are expected to be delivered
     in the first and second quarter of 2016.

 

Dividend Policy and Stock Buyback Program

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 amount of dividends, if any, depends on the Company’s earnings, financial condition, cash requirements and availability, fleet renewal and expansion, restrictions in the loan agreements, the provisions of Marshall Islands law affecting the payment of dividends and other factors.

The Company’s dividend history is as follows:

On November 4, 2015, the Scorpio Tankers’ Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.125 per share, payable on December 11, 2015 to all shareholders as of November 24, 2015 (the record date). As of November 4, 2015 there were 178,031,765 shares outstanding.

 

                                            Dividends per
                    Date paid                   share
            ---------------------------------------------------
                    June 2013$0.025September 2013$0.035December 2013$0.070March 2014$0.080June 2014$0.090September 2014$0.100December 2014$0.120March 2015$0.120June 2015$0.125September 2015$0.125

 

Securities Buyback Program

In May 2015, the Company’s Board of Directors authorized a new securities buyback program to purchase up to an aggregate of $250 million of the Company’s common stock and bonds, which currently consist of its (i) Convertible Senior Notes Due 2019, which were issued in June 2014, (ii) Unsecured Senior Notes Due 2020 (NYSE: SBNA), which were issued in May 2014, and (iii) Unsecured Senior Notes Due 2017 (NYSE: SBNB), which were issued in October 2014. This program replaces the Company’s stock buyback program that was previously announced in July 2014 and was terminated in conjunction with this new repurchase program.

During 2015 (through the date of this press release), the Company has acquired the following:

  • an aggregate of 5,577,344 of its common shares that are being held as treasury shares at an average price of $9.57 per share (4,830,705 shares were purchased at an average price at $9.83 under the May 2015$250 million securities buyback program; the remaining shares were purchased in the first quarter of 2015 under the previous buyback program). There are 178,031,765 shares outstanding as of November 4, 2015.
  • $1.5 million face value of its Convertible Senior Notes Due 2019 at an average price of $1,088.10 per $1,000 principal amount (all of the Convertible Notes were purchased under the May 2015$250 million securities buyback program).
     

The Company has $200.9 million remaining under its Securities Repurchase Program as of the date of this press release. The Company expects to repurchase any securities in the open market, at times and prices that are considered to be appropriate by the Company, but is not obligated under the terms of the program to repurchase any securities.

About Scorpio Tankers Inc.

Scorpio Tankers Inc. is a provider of marine transportation of petroleum products worldwide. Scorpio Tankers Inc. currently owns 79 product tankers (18 LR2, 14 Handymax, and 47 MR tankers) with an average age of 1.1 years and time or bareboat charters-in 13 product tankers (three LR2, two LR1, four MR and four Handymax tankers). The Company has contracted for 12 newbuilding product tankers (eight MR and four LR2 tankers). The four LR2s are expected to be delivered in 2016 (one per quarter), and the eight MRs are expected to be delivered throughout 2017. 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-GAAP Measures
This press release describes adjusted net income and adjusted EBITDA, which are not measures prepared in accordance with IFRS (i.e. “Non-GAAP” measure). The Non-GAAP measures are presented in this press release as we believe that they provide investors with a means of evaluating and understanding how the Company’s management evaluates the Company’s operating performance. These Non-GAAP measures should not be considered in isolation from, as substitutes for, or superior to financial measures prepared in accordance with IFRS.

 

Adjusted net income

                                               For the three months ended
                                                   September 30, 2015
                                            -------------------------------

In thousands of U.S. dollars except per                Per share  Per share
 share and share data                         Amount     basic     diluted
                                            ---------  ---------  ---------
  Net income                                $  85,251$    0.51$    0.44
  Adjustments:
    Deferred financing fees write-off           2,009       0.01       0.01
    Gain on sale of Dorian shares              (1,179)     (0.01)     (0.01)
    Write-down of vessel held for sale          2,054       0.01       0.01
    Gain on early termination of time
     chartered-in contract                     (1,397)     (0.01)     (0.01)
    Reserve for pool bunker supplier in
     bankruptcy                                 1,396       0.01       0.01
    Unrealized loss on derivative financial
     instruments                                   35       0.00       0.00
    Gain on repurchase of convertible
     senior notes                                 (46)     (0.00)     (0.00)
                                            ---------  ---------  ---------
  Adjusted net income                       $  88,123$    0.53$    0.46
                                            =========  =========  =========


                                               For the three months ended
                                                   September 30, 2014
                                            -------------------------------
                                                       Per share  Per share
                                              Amount     basic     diluted
                                            ---------  ---------  ---------
Net loss                                    $  (1,159)$   (0.01)$   (0.01)
Adjustments:
  Unrealized gain on derivative financial
   instruments                                    (75)     (0.00)     (0.00)
                                            ---------  ---------  ---------
Adjusted net loss                           $  (1,234)$   (0.01)$   (0.01)
                                            =========  =========  =========

                                               For the nine months ended
                                                   September 30, 2015
                                            -------------------------------
                                                       Per share  Per share
                                              Amount     basic     diluted
                                            ---------  ---------  ---------
Net income                                  $ 183,534$    1.14$    1.01
Adjustments:
  Deferred financing fees write-off             2,009       0.01       0.01
  Gain on sale of Dorian shares                (1,179)     (0.01)     (0.01)
  Write-down of vessel held for sale/gain
   on sales of vessels                             35       0.00       0.00
  Gain on early termination of time
   chartered-in contract                       (1,397)     (0.01)     (0.01)
  Reserve for pool bunker supplier in
   bankruptcy                                   1,396       0.01       0.01
  Unrealized loss on derivative financial
   instruments                                    577       0.00       0.00
  Gain on repurchase of convertible senior
   notes                                          (46)     (0.00)     (0.00)
                                            ---------  ---------  ---------
Adjusted net income                         $ 184,929$    1.15$    1.01
                                            =========  =========  =========



                                               For the nine months ended
                                                   September 30, 2014
                                            -------------------------------
                                                       Per share  Per share
                                              Amount     basic     diluted
                                            ---------  ---------  ---------
Net income                                  $  51,597$    0.29$    0.28
Adjustments:
  Deferred financing fees write-off - STI
   Spirit                                         317       0.00       0.00
  Unrealized gain on derivative financial
   instruments                                   (187)     (0.00)     (0.00)
  Gain on sale of VLCCs                       (51,419)     (0.29)     (0.28)
  Gain on sale of Dorian shares               (10,924)     (0.06)     (0.06)
                                            ---------  ---------  ---------
Adjusted net loss                           $ (10,616)$   (0.06)$   (0.06)
                                            =========  =========  =========



Adjusted EBITDA

                                        For the three       For the nine
                                        months ended        months ended
                                        September 30,       September 30,
                                     ------------------  ------------------
In thousands of U.S. dollars           2015      2014      2015      2014
                                     --------  --------  --------  --------
  Net income / (loss)                $ 85,251$ (1,159)$183,534$ 51,597
  Financial expenses                   25,549     6,683    65,447     7,554
  Unrealized (gain) / loss on
   derivative financial instruments        35       (75)      577      (187)
  Financial income (including gain
   on repurchase of convertible
   senior notes)                          (48)     (103)     (126)     (172)
  Depreciation                         29,525    11,574    76,483    24,896
  Depreciation component of our net
   profit from associate                    -       526         -     1,869
  Amortization of restricted stock      9,653     7,631    24,793    22,068
  Gain on sale of VLCCs                     -         -         -   (51,419)
  Gain on sale of Dorian shares        (1,179)        -    (1,179)  (10,924)
  Write-down of vessel held for sale
   and gain on sales of vessels         2,054         -        35         -
  Gain on early termination of time
   chartered-in contract               (1,397)        -    (1,397)        -
  Reserve for pool bunker supplier
   in bankruptcy                        1,396         -     1,396         -
                                     --------  --------  --------  --------
  Adjusted EBITDA                    $150,839$ 25,077$349,563$ 45,282
                                     ========  ========  ========  ========


 

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In addition to these important factors, other important factors that, in our view, could cause actual results to differ materially from those discussed in the forward-looking statements include the failure of counterparties to fully perform their contracts with us, the strength of world economies and currencies, general market conditions, including fluctuations in charter rates and vessel values, changes in demand for tanker vessel capacity, changes in our operating expenses, including bunker prices, drydocking and insurance costs, the market for our 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 our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission for a more complete discussion of these and other risks and uncertainties.

Source: Scorpio Tankers Inc.