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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

FORM 6-K

REPORT OF FOREIGN PRIVATE ISSUER PURSUANT TO RULE 13a-16 OR
15d-16 UNDER THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the month of March 2022

SAFE BULKERS, INC.
(Translation of registrant’s name into English)

Apt. D11, Les Acanthes 6, Avenue des Citronniers, MC98000 Monaco
(Address of principal executive office)

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INCORPORATION BY REFERENCE


This Report on Form 6-K shall be incorporated by reference into our registration statement on Form F-3, as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on July 1, 2020 and as may be further amended, to the extent not superseded by documents or reports subsequently filed by us under the Securities Act of 1933 or the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, in each case as amended.


EXHIBIT INDEX


1.  Press Release dated March 9, 2022: Safe Bulkers, Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter and Twelve Months 2021 Results and Declares Dividend on Common Stock.





 


SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.


Date: March 9, 2022

 

SAFE BULKERS, INC.

  

  

 

By:

/s/ Konstantinos Adamopoulos

 

Name:

Konstantinos Adamopoulos

 

Title:

Chief Financial Officer





 


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Safe Bulkers, Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter and Twelve Months 2021 Results and

Declares Dividend on Common Stock


Monaco – March 9, 2022 -- Safe Bulkers, Inc. (the “Company”) (NYSE: SB), an international provider of marine drybulk transportation services, announced today its unaudited financial results for the three and twelve months periods ended December 31, 2021. The Board of Directors of the Company also declared a cash dividend of $0.05 per share of common stock.


Financial highlights

 

 

 

 

 

 

In million U.S. Dollars except per share data

Q4 2021

Q3 2021

Q2 2021

Q1 2021

Q4 2020

Twelve Months 2021

Twelve Months 2020

Net Revenues

92.4

 92.5

 81.6

 62.5

 52.2

 329.0

 198.2

Net income/(loss)

 65.2

 55.4

 32.4

 21.3

 7.6

 174.3

 (12.9)

Adjusted Net income/(loss)1

 50.4

 50.7

 36.3

 16.7

 7.7

 154.0

 (12.3)

EBITDA2

 82.4

 72.4

 50.2

 39.3

 26.2

 244.3

 63.7

Adjusted EBITDA 2

 67.6

 67.7

 54.1

 34.6

 26.3

 223.9

 64.3

Earnings/(loss) per share basic and diluted3

 0.51

 0.44

 0.27

 0.18

 0.04

 1.44

 (0.25)

Adjusted earnings/(loss) per share basic and diluted 3

 0.39

 0.40

 0.31

 0.14

 0.04

 1.26

 (0.24)

Average Daily results in U.S. Dollars

 

 

 

 

 

 

Time charter equivalent rate4

 26,180

 24,427

 21,098

 15,567

 12,319

 21,752

 10,559

Daily vessel operating expenses5

 5,149

 4,608

 4,874

 4,702

 3,978

 4,830

 4,591

Daily vessel operating expenses excluding dry-docking and pre-delivery expenses6

 4,666

 4,570

 4,539

 4,350

 3,955

 4,529

 4,226

Daily general and administrative expenses7

 1,517

 1,590

 1,488

 1,440

 1,469

 1,508

 1,408

In million U.S. Dollars

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total cash8

 112.3

 108.6

 127.4

 130.1

 124.0

 

 

Revolving credit facilities9

 137.7

 88.9

 67.0

 6.6

 1.0

 

 

Financing commitments10

 46.2

 46.2

 54.7

 54.7

 46.2

 

 

Total debt11

 355.7

 413.8

 491.4

 603.2

 611.7

 

 


Management Commentary


Dr. Loukas Barmparis, President of the Company, said: ''2021 was a very good year for our Company.  We were able to renew our fleet with environmentally advanced vessels, enter into several favorable time charters, substantially deleverage and improve our liquidity. As a result of our strong performance the Company is declaring a  $0.05 dividend per share.''


1 Adjusted Net income/(loss) is a non-GAAP measure. Adjusted Net income/(loss) represents Net income/(loss) before gain/(loss) on derivatives, early redelivery income/(cost),gain on sale of assets  and gain/(loss) on foreign currency. See Table 4.

2 EBITDA is a non-GAAP measure and represents Net income/(loss) plus net interest expense, tax, depreciation and amortization. See Table 4. Adjusted EBITDA is a non-GAAP measure and represents EBITDA before gain/(loss) on derivatives, early redelivery cost, other operating expenses and, gain/(loss) on foreign currency. See Table 4.

3 Earnings/(loss) per share and Adjusted Earnings/(loss) per share represent Net Income and Adjusted Net income less preferred dividend and mezzanine equity measurement divided by the weighted average number of shares respectively. See Table 4.

4 Time charter equivalent rate, or TCE rate, represents charter revenues less commissions and voyage expenses divided by the number of available days. See Table 5.

5  Daily vessel operating expenses are calculated by dividing vessel operating expenses for the relevant period by ownership days for such period. See Table 5.

6 Daily vessel operating expenses excluding dry-docking and pre-delivery expenses are calculated by dividing vessel operating expenses excluding dry-docking and pre-delivery

expenses for the relevant period by ownership days for such period. See Table 5.

7  Daily general and administrative expenses are calculated by dividing general and administrative expenses for the relevant period by ownership days for such period. See Table 5.

8 Total Cash represents Cash and cash equivalents plus Time deposits and Restricted cash.

9 Undrawn borrowing capacity under revolving reducing credit facilities.

10 Secured financing commitments for loan and  sale and lease back financings.

11 Total Debt represents Long-term debt plus Current portion of long-term debt and Liability directly associated with assets held for sale, net of deferred financing costs.


Update on COVID-19, company's actions and status


There has been a negative effect from the COVID-19 pandemic on the Company's results of operations and financial condition during the fourth quarter, due to crew repatriation and related costs of about $0.2 million. Any future impact of COVID-19 on the Company’s results of operations and financial condition and any long-term impact of the pandemic on the dry bulk industry, will depend on future developments, which could impact world trade and global growth.  


The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on the shipping industry and seafarers in general, as port lockdowns were imposed globally during 2020 and 2021. The Company has worked extensively to find solutions focusing on effectively managing crew changes despite the ongoing port closures and travel restrictions imposed by governments around the world. The Company has also taken measures to protect its seafarers' and shore employees' health and well-being, keep its vessels sailing with minimal disruption to their trading ability, service its charterers and mitigate and address the risks, effects and impact of COVID-19 on its operations and financial performance.


Conflict in Ukraine


As a result of the conflict between Russia and Ukraine, Switzerland, the US, the EU, the UK and others have announced unprecedented levels of sanctions and other measures against Russia and certain Russian entities and  nationals.  We intend on complying with these requirements and addressing their potential consequences.  While we do not have any Ukrainian or Russian crew, our vessels currently do not sail in the Black Sea and we otherwise conduct limited operations in Russia and Ukraine, we will continue to monitor the situation to assess whether the conflict could have any impact on our operations or financial performance.


Issuance of €100m 5-year Unsecured Bond at 2.95%


In February 2022, the Company through its wholly owned subsidiary Safe Bulkers Participation Plc. the (''Issuer''), issued and listed a bond in the amount of 100 million Euro (the “Bond”) on the Athens Exchange. The Bond has a tenor of five years, is guaranteed by the Company, is unsecured and pays a coupon of 2.95%, due semi-annually. The trading of the Bond commenced on February 14, 2022. The Company plans to use the net proceeds of the offering received from the Issuer (estimated at about €97.0 million) for the repayment of debt and/or redemption of preferred shares and/or acquisition of vessels and/or general corporate purposes.


At-the-market equity offering program  


In August 2020, the Company filed a prospectus supplement with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), under which it could offer and sell shares of its common stock (“Shares”) from time to time up to aggregate sales proceeds of $23.5 million through an “at-the-market” equity offering program (the “ATM Program”). In May 2021, the Company filed a supplement to its prospectus supplement to increase the capacity under the ATM Program to allow for sales of Shares for aggregate gross offering proceeds of up to $100.0 million.


During the three month period ended December 31, 2021, the Company did not sell any shares of common stock under the ATM Program. Since the inception of the ATM Program and until September 30, 2021, the Company had sold 19,417,280 shares of common stock under the ATM Program with aggregate net offering proceeds to the Company of $71.5 million. Shares of common stock with aggregate sales proceeds of up to $28.5 million remain available for sale.


Chartering our fleet

Our vessels are used to transport bulk cargoes, particularly coal, grain and iron ore, along worldwide shipping routes. We intend to employ our vessels on both period time charters and spot time charters, according to our assessment of market conditions. Our customers represent some of the world’s largest consumers of marine drybulk transportation services. The vessels we deploy on period time charters provide us with visible and relatively stable cash flow, while the vessels we deploy in the spot market allow us to maintain our flexibility in low charter market conditions and provide an opportunity for a potential upside in our revenue when charter market conditions improve. As of March 4, 2022 we employed, or had contracted to employ, 10 vessels in the spot time charter market (with up to 3 months original duration) and 30 vessels in the period time charter (with original duration in excess of 3 months), 7 of which have  original duration of more than 1 year, and 9 have original duration of more than 2 years. As of March 4, 2022, the average remaining charter duration across our fleet is 1.2 years.


During the fourth quarter of 2021, the Company has entered into the following period time charters with original durations longer than 2 years:


in October 2021, the Company entered into a long-term period time charter for the Capesize vessel MV Stelios Y, for duration of 3 years at a gross daily charter rate of $24,400. The contract grants the charterer an option to extend the period for an additional year at a gross daily charter rate of $26,500. This employment is anticipated to generate approximately US$26.7 million of gross revenue for the minimum scheduled 3-year period of the time charter. The charter commenced in November 2021.


in October 2021, the Company entered into a long-term period time charter for the Capesize class vessel MV Lake Despina, with forward delivery date, for duration of 3 years at a gross daily charter rate of $22,500 plus a one-off $3.0 million payment upon charter commencement. The charter agreement also grants the charterer an option to extend the period time charter for an additional year at a gross daily charter rate of $27,500. This employment is anticipated to generate approximately US$27.6 million of gross revenue for the minimum scheduled 3-year period of the time charter. The charter commenced in February 2022.


During the fourth quarter of 2021, we operated 39.23 vessels on average earning a TCE12 of $26,180 compared to 42.00 vessels earning a TCE of $12,319 during the same period in 2020. Our contracted employment profile is presented below in Table 1.


12 Time Charter Equivalent (“TCE”) rate represents charter revenues net of commissions and voyage expenses divided by the number of available days.


Table 1: Contracted employment profile of fleet ownership days as of March 4, 2022


2022 (remaining)

 55 %

2022 (full year)

 62 %

2023

 24 %

2024

 18 %


The detailed employment profile of our fleet is presented in Table 6.


Fleet update


Newbuild orders


As of March 4, 2022, the orderbook of the Company consisted of 9 Japanese, dry-bulk newbuilds of which six were Kamsarmax class vessels and three were Post-Panamax class vessels, with scheduled deliveries of two within 2022, five within 2023 and two within 2024. All newbuilds on the Company's orderbook are designed to meet the Phase 3 requirements of Energy Efficiency Design Index related to the reduction of green house gas emissions (''GHG -EEDI Phase 3'') as adopted by the International Maritime Organization, ("IMO") and also comply with the latest NOx emissions regulation, NOx-Tier III (IMO, MARPOL Annex VI, reg. 13). The first Kamsarmax class newbuild on the Company's orderbook is scheduled to be delivered in May 2022.


Second-hand acquisitions


In November 2021, the Company took delivery of the MV Stelios Y, a 2012-built, Japanese, dry-bulk, 181,400 dwt, Capesize class vessel. The vessel was acquired by the Company under a twelve-month bareboat charter agreement, with a down payment of $4.5 million on signing, a payment of $4.5 million on delivery of the vessel to the Company, payment of a daily charter rate of $14,500 over the period of the twelve month bareboat charter and payment of $18.0 million at the end of the bareboat charter with concurrent transfer of ownership of the vessel to the Company; in aggregate the acquisition cost for the vessel being $32.3 million before commissions. All payments have been funded from the cash reserves of the Company.


In February 2022, the Company took delivery of the MV Maria, a 2014-built, Japanese, dry-bulk, 181,300 dwt, Capesize class vessel. The vessel was acquired at a price of $33.8 million before commissions, which was funded from the cash reserves of the Company. MV Maria is sister-ship with the MV Stelios Y.


On aggregate, during 2021 and until March 4, 2022, the Company acquired five second-hand vessels with total deadweight of 0.61 million tones and of 8.8 years average age at an aggregate acquisition cost of $125.3 million before commissions and other expenses, all five acquisitions being funded from cash reserves of the Company. All five vessels have been delivered to the Company:

the 2011-built, Panamax class MV Paraskevi 2 acquired for $14.1 million before commissions and other expenses in March 2021,

the 2013-built Panamax class MV Koulitsa 2 acquired for $22.0 million before commissions and other expenses in July 2021,

the 2013-built Post-Panamax class vessel MV Venus Harmony acquired for $23.1 million before commissions and other expenses in October 2021,

the 2012-built, Capesize class MV Stelios Y acquired for $32.3 million before commissions and other expenses in November 2021,

and the 2014-built, Capesize class MV Maria acquired for $33.8 million before commissions and other expenses in February 2022.


Vessel sales


In September 2021, the Company entered into an agreement for the sale of the Kamsarmax class MV Pedhoulas Fighter, built 2012, at a gross sale price of $23.7 million. The sale was consummated in November 2021.


On aggregate, during 2021 the Company sold seven older, or, Chinese-built vessels, all of which were delivered to their new owners within 2021. In addition to the MV Pedhoulas Fighter noted above the following vessels were sold:

the Panamax class MV Paraskevi, built 2003, sold at a gross sale price of $7.3 million, was delivered to her new owners in April 2021,

the Panamax class MV Vassos, built 2004, sold at a gross sale price of $8.7 million, was delivered to her new owners in May 2021,

the Chinese 2012 built Kamsarmax class MV Pedhoulas Builder, sold at a gross sale price of $22.5 million, was delivered to her new owners in June 2021,

the Chinese 2012 built Kamsarmax class MV Pedhoulas Farmer, sold at a gross sale price of $22.0 million, was delivered to her new owners in September 2021,

the Panamax class MV Maria, built 2003, sold at a gross sale price of $12.0 million, was delivered to her new owners in September 2021,

the Panamax class MV Koulitsa, built 2003, sold at a gross sale price of $13.6 million, was delivered to her new owners in November 2021.


The aggregate sale proceeds from the seven vessels with total deadweight of 0.55 million tones and of 14.3 years average age before commissions, other expenses and amounts outstanding under associated credit facilities amounted to $109.8 million.


New credit facilities


In December 2021, the Company entered into a new credit facility of $100.0 million with a five-year tenor secured by six vessels, comprising of a term loan tranche of $50.0 million and a revolving credit facility tranche providing for a draw down capacity of up to $50.0 million reducing from its fourth year onwards. This agreement represents the Company’s second sustainability linked credit facility and incorporates an incentive discount or increase on the facility margin, linked to independently verified predetermined emission targets. The proceeds from the credit facility were used to refinance loan facilities of an aggregate outstanding amount of $50.0 million secured by five of these vessels and maturing up to 2024, and the repurchase of one vessel under a sale and leaseback agreement for an amount of $20.7 million. The Company has not made any drawing under the reducing revolving credit facility tranche. The agreement contains financial covenants in line with the existing loan and credit facilities of the Company.


Debt Profile


A.

Secured Debt


As of December 31, 2021 our consolidated secured debt before deferred financing costs was $360.3 million. During the fourth quarter of 2021, we prepaid debt in relation to vessels sales or debt refinancing in the aggregate amount of $99.6 million, made scheduled principal payments of $8.9 million and made loan drawings of $50.0 million. The repayment schedule of our secured debt as of December 31, 2021 is presented in Table 2 below:


Table 2: Loan repayment Schedule

(in USD million)

Ending December 31,

2022

2023

2024

2025

2026

2027

2028

2029-2031

Total

 

41.2

41.6

71.7

76.0

76.2

31.1

3.9

18.6

360.3


Since the beginning of 2022 and until March 4, 2022, we have made aggregate loan prepayments of $58.8 million, in addition to scheduled repayments of $2.1 million and loan drawings of $30.0 million, thus reducing our consolidated secured debt before deferred financing costs to $329.4 million. The repayment schedule of our secured debt as of March 4, 2022 is presented in Table 3 below:


Table 3: Loan repayment Schedule

(in USD million)

Ending December 31,

2022

2023

2024

2025

2026

2027

2028

2029-2031

Total

 

23.3

38.6

71.7

76.0

66.2

31.1

3.9

18.6

329.4


B.

Unsecured Debt


The €100 million bond issued in February 2022 is non-amortising and matures in February 2027. It may be redeemed at our option in part or in full after February 2024, subject to the payment of a premium ranging from 1.5% to 0.5% of the redeemed amount depending on the timing of the redemption.


Liquidity and capital resources, capital expenditure requirements and debt as of December 31, 2021


We had $112.3 million in cash, cash equivalents, bank time deposits and restricted cash, $137.7 million in undrawn borrowing capacity available under revolving reducing credit facilities and $46.2 million in secured commitments for loan and sale and lease back agreements, in relation to two newbuild vessels. Furthermore, we had additional borrowing capacity in relation to four unencumbered vessels and seven newbuilds upon their delivery.


We had a fleet of 39 vessels and had placed orders for nine newbuild vessels. The remaining capital expenditure requirements were $247.7 million in aggregate, consisting of $247.4 million in relation to the nine newbuild vessels and $0.3 million in relation to one exhaust gas cleaning device (‘Scrubber’) and several ballast water treatment systems (‘BWTS’) retrofits. The schedule of payments of the remaining capital expenditure requirements is $58.7 million in 2022, $141.6 million in 2023 and $47.4 million in 2024.


We had $360.3 million of outstanding consolidated debt before deferred financing costs.


Liquidity, capital expenditure requirements and debt as of March 4, 2022


We had $194.0 million in cash, cash equivalents, bank time deposits, restricted cash, $147.7 million in undrawn borrowing capacity available under revolving reducing credit facilities, $46.2 million in secured commitments for loan and sale and lease back agreements, in relation to two newbuild vessels. Furthermore, we have additional borrowing capacity in relation to four unencumbered vessels and seven newbuilds upon their delivery.


We had a fleet of 40 vessels, and had placed orders for nine newbuild vessels. The remaining capital expenditure requirements were $245.0 million in aggregate, consisting of $244.4 million in relation to the nine newbuild vessels and $0.6 million in relation to Scrubber and several BWTS retrofits. The schedule of payments of the remaining capital expenditure requirements is $55.8 million in 2022, $142.8 million in 2023 and $47.4 million in 2024.


Including the Bond issued in February 2022, we had $438.7 million of outstanding consolidated debt before deferred financing costs.





 


Derivatives


During the fourth quarter 2021 the Company terminated certain interest rate derivative contracts that were due to mature in 2023 and 2024 with an aggregate notional amount of $51.6 million and received an aggregate payment of $0.6 million from the counterparty banks. All these derivative contracts were related to underlying loan facilities that were fully repaid. As of December 31, 2021, the aggregate notional amount of outstanding interest rate derivative contracts was $300.0 million or about 83% of the aggregate debt outstanding at that date.


In January 2022, the Company terminated several interest rate derivative contracts that were due to mature in 2025 and 2026 with an aggregate notional amount of $240.0 million and received an aggregate payment of $8.3 million. At the same time, the Company entered into pay-fixed, receive-variable interest rate derivative contracts commencing in January 2022 and February 2022 and maturing in January 2024 and February 2024 for an aggregate notional amount of $240.0 million, at an average fixed rate of 1.346%.


In February 2022, the Company terminated all outstanding interest rate derivative contracts with an aggregate notional amount of $300.0 million and received an aggregate payment of $2.8 million.


During the fourth quarter of 2021, the Company entered into forward freight agreements on the Panamax index for 825 days in aggregate for the period to December 2022. In January 2022 and February 2022, the Company entered into forward freight agreements on the Panamax index for 480 days in aggregate for the period to March 2023. The objective of these trades is the reduction of the risk arising from the volatility in the charter rates.


ESG Report


In October 2021, we released our inaugural Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Report which records our  efforts to further strengthen the Company’s environmental stewardship, social contribution and corporate governance, and provides a transparent account of our ESG strategy and performance. The ESG Report is accessible on the Company’s website (www.safebulkers.com). The content on our website is not incorporated by reference into this release.


Environmental Social Responsibility - Environmental investments - Dry-dockings


The Company continues the retrofit of its vessels with ballast water treatment systems having installed such systems on 35 existing vessels as of March 4, 2022. In February 2021, the Company entered into an agreement for an additional Scrubber installation in one of its Capesize class vessels, the installation of which initiated in February 2022.


The Company has scheduled six dry-dockings for the first and second quarter 2022 with an estimated aggregate number of 100 down-time days during the first quarter 2022 and 43 down-time days during the second quarter 2022.


Dividend Policy


On March 4, 2022, the Board of Directors of the Company declared a cash dividend on the Company’s common stock of $0.05 per share payable on or about March 28, 2022 to shareholders of record at the close of trading of the Company's common stock on the New York Stock Exchange (the “NYSE”) on March 21, 2022.

 

The Company had 121,649,103 shares of common stock issued and outstanding as of March 4, 2022.


The Company declared a cash dividend of $0.50 per share on each of its 8.00% Series C Cumulative Redeemable Perpetual Preferred Shares (NYSE: SB.PR.C) and 8.00% Series D Cumulative Redeemable Perpetual Preferred Shares (NYSE: SB.PR.D) for the period from October 29, 2021 to January 29, 2022, which was paid on January 31, 2022 to the respective shareholders of record as of January 20, 2022.


The declaration and payment of dividends, if any, will always be subject to the discretion of the Board of Directors of the Company. There is no guarantee that the Company’s Board of Directors will determine to issue cash dividends in the future.  The timing and amount of any dividends declared will depend on, among other things: (i) the Company’s earnings, fleet employment profile, financial condition and cash requirements and available sources of liquidity; (ii) decisions in relation to the Company’s growth, fleet renewal and leverage strategies; (iii) provisions of Marshall Islands and Liberian law governing the payment of dividends; (iv) restrictive covenants in the Company’s existing and future debt instruments; and (v) global economic and financial conditions.

Conference Call


On Thursday, March 10, 2022 at 9:00 A.M. Eastern Time, the Company’s management team will host a conference call to discuss the Company’s financial results.


Participants should dial into the call 10 minutes before the scheduled time using the following numbers: 1 (877) 553-9962 (US Toll Free Dial In), 0(808) 238-0669 (UK Toll Free Dial In) or +44 (0) 2071 928592 (Standard  International Dial In). Please quote Safe Bulkers to the operator.


Slides and Audio Webcast


There will also be a live, and then archived, webcast of the conference call, available through the Company’s website (www.safebulkers.com). Participants in the live webcast should register on the website approximately 10 minutes prior to the start of the webcast.

Management Discussion of Fourth Quarter 2021 Results


During the fourth quarter of 2021, we operated in an improved charter market environment compared to the same period of 2020, with lower interest expenses, reduced voyage expenses and increased  revenues which also include   earnings from scrubber fitted vessels. During the fourth quarter of 2021, we had a TCE of $26,180 compared to a TCE of $12,319 during the same period in 2020. The net income for the fourth quarter of 2021 reached $65.2 million compared to net income of $7.6 million during the same period in 2020. In more detail the change in net income resulted from the following main factors:


Net revenues: Net revenues increased by 77% to $92.4 million for the fourth quarter of 2021, compared to $52.2 million for the same period in 2020, mainly due to the increased TCE rate as a result of the improved market, assisted by the additional revenues earned by our scrubber fitted vessels.


Voyage expenses: Voyage expenses decreased to $0.5 million for the fourth quarter of 2021 compared to $4.7 million for the same period in 2020, mainly due to decreased vessel repositioning expenses.


Vessel operating expenses: Vessel operating expenses increased by 21% to $18.6 million for the fourth quarter of 2021 compared to $15.4 million for the same period in 2020, mainly affected by increased dry-docking expenses, increased spare parts, stores and provisions expenses related to works performed during vessels dry-dockings, increased provision of technical services and increased crew repatriation expenses due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In more detail: i) dry-docking expenses increased to $1.6 million related to three fully completed dry-dockings during the fourth quarter of 2021, compared to $0.1 million related to one partially completed dry-docking for the same period of 2020, ii) spare parts, stores and provisions expenses increased to $3.7 million for the fourth quarter of 2021, compared to $2.9 million for the same period in 2020, iii) repairs and maintenance, excluding dry-docking expenses, increased to $1.7 million compared to $0.7 million for the same period in 2020, and iv) crew repatriation and related costs increased to $1.2 million for the fourth quarter of 2021 compared to $1.0 million for the same period in 2020.  The Company expenses dry-docking and pre-delivery costs as incurred, which costs may vary from period to period. Excluding dry-docking and pre-delivery costs of $1.7 million and $0.1 million for the fourth quarter of 2021 and 2020, respectively, vessel operating expenses increased by 10% during the fourth quarter of 2021 in comparison to the same quarter of 2020. Dry-docking expense is related to the number of dry-dockings in each period and pre-delivery expenses to the number of vessel deliveries and second hand acquisitions in each period. Other shipping companies may defer and amortize dry-docking expense and many do not include dry-docking expenses within vessel operating expenses costs but present these separately.


Depreciation: Depreciation decreased by 5% to $13.2 million for the fourth quarter of 2021, compared to $13.9 million for the same period in 2020, as a result of the cessation of depreciation for the seven vessels which were classified as assets held for sale during 2020 and 2021, partially offset by the acquisition of the vessels Paraskevi 2 during the first quarter of 2021, Koulitsa 2 during the third quarter of 2021 and Venus Harmony and Stelios Y during the fourth quarter of 2021.


Interest expense: Interest expense decreased to $2.9 million in the fourth quarter of 2021 compared to $4.3 million for the same period in 2020, as a result of the reduction of the outstanding loans as well as the decreased USD LIBOR13 affecting the weighted average interest rate of our loans and credit facilities.


Gain on assets sale: Gain on sale of assets for the fourth quarter of 2021 amounted to $10.9 million, compared to zero for the same period in 2020, as a result of a gain of $5.2 million from the sale of MV Pedhoulas Fighter and of $5.7 million from the sale of MV Koulitsa.


Daily vessel operating expenses: Daily vessel operating expenses, calculated by dividing vessel operating expenses by the ownership days of the relevant period, increased by 29% to $5,149 for the fourth quarter of 2021 compared to $3,978 for the same period in 2020. Daily vessel operating expenses excluding dry-docking and pre-delivery expenses increased by 18% to $4,666 for the fourth quarter of 2021 compared to $3,955 for the same period in 2020.


Daily general and administrative expenses14: Daily general and administrative expenses, which include management fees payable to our Managers15 and daily company administrations expenses, increased by 3% to $1,517 for the fourth quarter of 2021, compared to $1,469 for the same period in 2020, as a result of increased personnel expenses and third party fees of the company.


13 London interbank offered rate.

14 See table 5

15 Safety Management Overseas S.A. and Safe Bulkers Management limited, each of which is a referred to in this press release  as "our Manager" and collectively "our Managers"


Balance sheet


Right-of-use asset/Lease Liability: As of December 31, 2021, we had classified the asset and liability directly associated with the acquisition of the vessel Stelios Y: as a) Right-of-use asset and presented it on the balance sheet separately under Fixed assets in the amount of $31.9 million, which represents i) the advance payments and additional purchase costs paid for the vessel and ii) the future payments under the 12-month period bareboat charter that commenced in November 2021 net of accumulated depreciation of $0.2 million, and as (b) Current Lease liabilities of $21.9 million, representing the outstanding balance of the present value of the lease payments of the above mentioned 12-month bareboat charter.





 


Unaudited Interim Financial Information and Other Data


SAFE BULKERS, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (UNAUDITED)

(In thousands of U.S. Dollars except for share and per share data)

 

Three-Months Period Ended
December 31,

 

Twelve-Months Period Ended
December 31,

 

2020

 

2021

 

2020

 

2021

REVENUES:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenues

 54,403

 

 96,442

 

 206,035

 

 343,475

Commissions

 (2,174)

 

 (4,001)

 

 (7,877)

 

 (14,444)

Net revenues

 52,229

 

 92,441

 

 198,158

 

 329,031

EXPENSES:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Voyage expenses

 (4,716)

 

 (469)

 

 (41,582)

 

 (9,753)

Vessel operating expenses

 (15,370)

 

 (18,581)

 

 (70,086)

 

 (72,049)

Depreciation

 (13,874)

 

 (13,211)

 

 (54,269)

 

 (52,364)

General and administrative  expenses  

 (5,677)

 

 (5,474)

 

 (21,502)

 

 (22,498)

Gain on sale of assets

 —

 

 10,947

 

 —

 

 11,579

Other operating expenses

 (241)

 

 —

 

 (241)

 

 —

Early redelivery income

 —

 

 —

 

 —

 

 7,470

Operating income

 12,351

 

 65,653

 

 10,478

 

 191,416

OTHER (EXPENSE) / INCOME:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest expense

 (4,333)

 

 (2,893)

 

 (21,233)

 

 (14,719)

Other finance cost

 (174)

 

 (337)

 

 (641)

 

 (798)

Interest income

 41

 

 6

 

 604

 

 69

(Loss)/gain on derivatives

 (294)

 

 4,165

 

 (1,303)

 

 2,188

Foreign currency gain/(loss)

 425

 

 (299)

 

 916

 

 (910)

Amortization and write-off of deferred finance charges

 (402)

 

 (1,090)

 

 (1,726)

 

 (2,898)

Net income/(loss)

 7,614

 

 65,205

 

 (12,905)

 

 174,348

Less Preferred dividend

 2,878

 

 2,746

 

 11,500

 

 11,064

Less/(Plus) Mezzanine equity measurement

 413

 

 —

 

 908

 

 (271)

Net income/(loss) available to common shareholders

 4,323

 

 62,459

 

 (25,313)

 

 163,555

Earnings/(loss) per share basic and diluted

 0.04

 

 0.51

 

 (0.25)

 

 1.44

Weighted average number of shares

 102,186,132

 

 121,644,971

 

 102,617,944

 

 113,716,354


 

 

Twelve-Months Period Ended
December 31,

 

 

2020

 

2021

 (In millions of U.S. Dollars)

 

 

 

 

CASH FLOW DATA

 

 

 

 

Net cash provided by operating activities

 

 63.4

 

 217.2

Net cash (used in)/provided by  investing activities

 

 (34.8)

 

 8.6

Net cash used in financing activities

 

 (9.3)

 

 (225.9)

Net increase/(decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

 

 19.3

 

 (0.1)






 


SAFE BULKERS, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (UNAUDITED)

(In thousands of U.S. Dollars)

 

 

December 31, 2020

 

December 31, 2021

ASSETS

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents, time deposits, and restricted cash

 

 105,218

 

 102,084

Other current assets

 

 21,459

 

 22,032

Assets held for sale

 

 8,057

 

 —

Vessels, net

 

 942,164

 

 864,391

Right-of-use asset

 

 —

 

 31,938

Advances for vessels

 

 9,126

 

 56,484

Restricted cash non-current

 

 18,754

 

 10,250

Other non-current assets

 

 851

 

 7,141

Total assets

 

 1,105,629

 

 1,094,320

LIABILITIES AND EQUITY

 

 

 

 

Current portion of long-term debt

 

 75,784

 

 39,912

Liabilities directly associated with assets held for sale

 

 3,983

 

 —

Lease Liability

 

 —

 

 21,945

Other current liabilities

 

 24,948

 

 26,835

Long-term debt, net of current portion

 

 531,883

 

 315,796

Other non-current liabilities

 

 6,172

 

 10,592

Mezzanine equity

 

 18,112

 

 —

Shareholders’ equity

 

 444,747

 

 679,240

Total liabilities and equity

 

 1,105,629

 

 1,094,320








 


TABLE 4

RECONCILIATION OF ADJUSTED NET INCOME/(LOSS), EBITDA, ADJUSTED EBITDA AND ADJUSTED EARNINGS/(LOSS) PER SHARE

 

 

Three-Months Period Ended
December 31,

 

Twelve-Months Period Ended
December 31,

(In thousands of U.S. Dollars except for share and per share data)

 

2020

 

2021

 

2020

 

2021

Adjusted Net Income/(Loss)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net Income/(loss)

 

 7,614

 

 65,205

 

 (12,905)

 

 174,348

Less Gain on sale of assets

 

 —

 

 (10,947)

 

 —

 

 (11,579)

Plus Loss/(gain) on derivatives

 

 294

 

 (4,165)

 

 1,303

 

 (2,188)

Plus Foreign currency (gain)/loss

 

 (425)

 

 299

 

 (916)

 

 910

Plus Early Redelivery income

 

 —

 

 —

 

 —

 

 (7,470)

Plus Other operating expenses

 

 241

 

 —

 

 241

 

 —

Adjusted net income/(loss)

 

 7,724

 

 50,392

 

 (12,277)

 

 154,021

EBITDA - Adjusted EBITDA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income/(loss)

 

 7,614

 

 65,205

 

 (12,905)

 

 174,348

Plus Net Interest expense

 

 4,292

 

 2,887

 

 20,629

 

 14,650

Plus Depreciation

 

 13,874

 

 13,211

 

 54,269

 

 52,364

Plus Amortization and write-off of deferred finance charges

 

 402

 

 1,090

 

 1,726

 

 2,898

EBITDA

 

 26,182

 

 82,393

 

 63,719

 

 244,260

Less Gain on sale of assets

 

 —

 

 (10,947)

 

 —

 

 (11,579)

Plus Early Redelivery income

 

 —

 

 —

 

 —

 

 (7,470)

Plus Other operating expenses

 

 241

 

 —

 

 241

 

 —

Plus Loss/(gain) on derivatives

 

 294

 

 (4,165)

 

 1,303

 

 (2,188)

Plus Foreign currency (gain)/loss

 

 (425)

 

 299

 

 (916)

 

 910

ADJUSTED EBITDA

 

 26,292

 

 67,580

 

 64,347

 

 223,933

Earnings  per share

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income/(loss)

 

 7,614

 

 65,205

 

 (12,905)

 

 174,348

Less Preferred dividend

 

 2,878

 

 2,746

 

 11,500

 

 11,064

Less/(Plus) Mezzanine equity measurement

 

 413

 

 —

 

 908

 

 (271)

Net income/(loss) available to common shareholders

 

 4,323

 

 62,459

 

 (25,313)

 

 163,555

Weighted average number of shares

 

 102,186,132

 

 121,644,971

 

 102,617,944

 

 113,716,354

Earnings/(loss) per share

 

 0.04

 

 0.51

 

 (0.25)

 

 1.44

Adjusted Earnings/(loss) per share

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adjusted Net Income/(loss)

 

 7,724

 

 50,392

 

 (12,277)

 

 154,021

Less Preferred dividend

 

 2,878

 

 2,746

 

 11,500

 

 11,064

Less/(Plus) Mezzanine equity measurement

 

 413

 

 —

 

 908

 

 (271)

Adjusted Net income/(loss) available to common shareholders

 

 4,433

 

 47,646

 

 (24,685)

 

 143,228

Weighted average number of shares

 

 102,186,132

 

 121,644,971

 

 102,617,944

 

 113,716,354

Adjusted Earnings/(loss) per share

 

 0.04

 

 0.39

 

 (0.24)

 

 1.26



EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted Net income/(loss) and Adjusted earnings/(loss) per share are not recognized measurements under US

GAAP.

- EBITDA represents Net income/(loss) before interest, income tax expense, depreciation and amortization.

- Adjusted EBITDA represents EBITDA before gain on sale of assets, gain/(loss) on derivatives, early redelivery income/(cost), other operating expenses and gain/(loss) on foreign currency.

- Adjusted Net income/(loss) represents Net income/(loss) before gain on sale of assets, gain/(loss) on derivatives, early redelivery income/(cost),other operating expenses and gain/(loss) on foreign currency.

- Adjusted earnings/(loss) per share represents Adjusted Net income/(loss) less preferred dividend and mezzanine equity measurement divided by the weighted average number of shares.

- EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted Net income/(loss) and Adjusted earnings per share are used as supplemental financial measures by

management and external users of financial statements, such as investors, to assess our financial and operating performance. The Company

believes that these non-GAAP financial measures assist our management and investors by increasing the comparability of our performance

from period to period. The Company believes that including these supplemental financial measures assists our management and investors in

(i) understanding and analyzing the results of our operating and business performance, (ii) selecting between investing in us and other

investment alternatives and (iii) monitoring our financial and operational performance in assessing whether to continue investing in us. The

Company believes that EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted Net income/(loss) and Adjusted earnings/(loss) per share are useful in

evaluating the Company’s operating performance from period to period because the calculation of EBITDA generally eliminates the effects of

financings, income taxes and the accounting effects of capital expenditures and acquisitions, the calculation of Adjusted EBITDA and

Adjusted Net Income/Loss generally further eliminates from EBITDA and Net Income/(Loss) respectively the effects from gain on sale of assets, gain/(loss) on derivatives, early redelivery income/(cost), other operating expenses and gain/(loss) on foreign currency, items which may vary from year to year and for different companies for reasons unrelated to overall operating performance. EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA,

Adjusted Net income and Adjusted earnings per share have limitations as analytical tools, and should not be considered in isolation, or as a

substitute for analysis of the Company’s results as reported under US GAAP. While EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted Net

income/(loss) and Adjusted earnings/(loss) per share, are frequently used as measures of operating results and performance, they are not

necessarily comparable to other similarly titled captions of other companies due to differences in methods of calculation. In evaluating

Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted Net income/(loss) and Adjusted earnings/(loss) per share, you should be aware that in the future we may incur

expenses that are the same as or similar to some of the adjustments in this presentation. Our presentation of Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted Net

income/(loss) and Adjusted earnings/(loss) per share should not be construed as an inference that our future results will be unaffected by the

excluded items.






 



TABLE 5: FLEET DATA, AVERAGE DAILY INDICATORS RECONCILIATION

 

Three-Months Period Ended
December 31,

 

Twelve-Months Period Ended
December 31,

 

2020

 

2021

 

2020

 

2021

FLEET DATA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Number of vessels at period end

 42

 

 39

 

 42

 

 39

Average age of fleet (in years)

 10.11

 

 10.30

 

 10.11

 

 10.30

Ownership days (1)

 3,864

 

 3,609

 

 15,266

 

 14,916

Available days (2)

 3,857

 

 3,513

 

 14,829

 

 14,678

Average number of vessels in the period (3)

 42.00

 

 39.23

 

 41.71

 

 40.87

AVERAGE DAILY RESULTS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Time charter equivalent rate (4)

$ 12,319

 

$ 26,180

 

$ 10,559

 

$ 21,752

Daily vessel operating expenses (5)

$ 3,978

 

$ 5,149

 

$ 4,591

 

$ 4,830

Daily vessel operating expenses excluding dry-docking and pre-delivery expenses (6)

$ 3,955

 

$ 4,666

 

$ 4,226

 

$ 4,529

Daily general and administrative expenses (7)

$ 1,469

 

$ 1,517

 

$ 1,408

 

$ 1,508

TIME CHARTER EQUIVALENT RATE RECONCILIATION

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(In thousands of U.S. Dollars except for available days and Time charter equivalent rate)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenues

$ 54,403

 

$ 96,442

 

$ 206,035

 

$ 343,475

Less commissions

 (2,174)

 

 (4,001)

 

 (7,877)

 

 (14,444)

Less voyage expenses

 (4,716)

 

 (469)

 

 (41,582)

 

 (9,753)

Time charter equivalent revenue

$ 47,513

 

$ 91,972

 

$ 156,576

 

$ 319,278

Available days (2)

 3,857

 

 3,513

 

 14,829

 

 14,678

Time charter equivalent rate (4)

$ 12,319

 

$ 26,180

 

$ 10,559

 

$ 21,752

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

_____________

(1) Ownership days represent the aggregate number of days in a period during which each vessel in our fleet has been owned by us.

(2) Available days represent the total number of days in a period during which each vessel in our fleet was in our possession, net of off-hire days associated with scheduled maintenance, which includes major repairs, drydockings, vessel upgrades or special or intermediate surveys.

(3) Average number of vessels in the period is calculated by dividing ownership days in the period by the number of days in that period.

(4) Time charter equivalent rate, or TCE rate, represents our charter revenues less commissions and voyage expenses during a period divided by the number of available days during such period. TCE rate is a standard shipping industry performance measure used primarily to compare daily earnings generated by vessels on period time charters and spot time charters with daily earnings generated by vessels on voyage charters, because charter rates for vessels on voyage charters are generally not expressed in per day amounts, while charter rates for vessels on period time charters and spot time charters generally are expressed in such amounts. We have only rarely employed our vessels on voyage charters and, as a result, generally our TCE rates approximate our time charter rates.

(5) Daily vessel operating expenses are calculated by dividing vessel operating expenses for the relevant period by ownership days for such period. Vessel operating expenses include crewing, insurance, lubricants, spare parts, provisions, stores, repairs, maintenance including dry-docking, statutory and classification expenses and other miscellaneous items.

(6) Daily vessel operating expenses excluding dry-docking and pre-delivery expenses are calculated by dividing vessel operating expenses excluding dry-docking and pre-delivery expenses for the relevant period by ownership days for such period. Dry-docking expenses include costs of shipyard, paints and agent expenses and pre-delivery expenses include initially supplied spare parts, stores, provisions and other miscellaneous items provided to a newbuild acquisition prior to their operation.

(7) Daily general and administrative expenses are calculated by dividing general and administrative expenses for the relevant period by ownership days for such period. Daily general and administrative expenses include daily management fees payable to our Managers and daily company administration expenses.








Table 6: Detailed fleet and employment profile as of March 4, 2022

Vessel Name

 

Dwt

 

Year

Built 1

 

Country of

Construction

 

Charter

Type

 

Charter

Rate 2

 

Commissions 3

 

Charter Period 4

CURRENT FLEET

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Panamax

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Katerina

 

76,000

 

2004

 

Japan

 

Period

 

$ 23,000

 

5.00 %

 

December 2020

May 2022

 

 

 

 

Period20

 

10,950 + 50% *101% BPI 74

 

5.00 %

 

June 2022

April 2023

Maritsa

 

76,000

 

2005

 

Japan

 

Period20

 

10,950 + 50% *101% BPI 74

 

5.00 %

 

February 2022

January 2023

Paraskevi 2

 

75,000

 

2011

 

Japan

 

Period

 

$ 13,800

 

5.00 %

 

April 2021

July 2022

Efrossini

 

75,000

 

2012

 

Japan

 

Dry-dock

 

 

 

 

 

February 2022

March 2022

 

 

 

 

Period22

 

103% BPI 74

 

 3.75 %

 

March 2022

February 2023

Zoe 11

 

75,000

 

2013

 

Japan

 

Period23

 

104.25% BPI 74

 

5.00 %

 

August 2021

May 2022

Koulitsa 2

 

78,100

 

2013

 

Japan

 

Period

 

$ 24,000

 

3.75 %

 

July 2021

June 2022

Kypros Land 11

 

77,100

 

2014

 

Japan

 

Period13

 

$ 13,800

 

3.75 %

 

August 2020

August 2022

 

 

 

 

 

BPI 82 5TC * 97%  - $2,150

 

3.75 %

 

August 2022

August 2025

Kypros Sea

 

77,100

 

2014

 

Japan

 

Period13

 

$ 13,800

 

3.75 %

 

July 2020

July 2022

 

 

 

 

 

BPI 82 5TC * 97%  - $2,150

 

3.75 %

 

July 2022

September 2022

 

 

 

 

 

$ 24,123

 

3.75 %

 

September 2022

December 2022

 

 

 

 

 

BPI 82 5TC * 97%  - $2,150

 

3.75 %

 

December 2022

July 2025

Kypros Bravery

 

78,000

 

2015

 

Japan

 

Period12

 

$ 11,750

 

3.75 %

 

August 2020

August 2022

 

 

 

 

 

BPI 82 5TC * 97%  - $2,150

 

3.75 %

 

August 2022

August 2025

Kypros Sky 9

 

77,100

 

2015

 

Japan

 

Period12

 

$ 11,750

 

3.75 %

 

August 2020

August 2022

 

 

 

 

 

BPI 82 5TC * 97%  - $2,150

 

3.75 %

 

August 2022

August 2025

Kypros Loyalty

 

78,000

 

2015

 

Japan

 

Period12

 

$ 11,750

 

3.75 %

 

July 2020

July 2022

 

 

 

 

 

BPI 82 5TC * 97%  - $2,150

 

3.75 %

 

July 2022

September 2022

 

 

 

 

 

$ 23,153

 

3.75 %

 

September 2022

December 2022

 

 

 

 

 

BPI 82 5TC * 97%  - $2,150

 

3.75 %

 

December 2022

July 2025

Kypros Spirit 9

 

78,000

 

2016

 

Japan

 

Period13

 

$ 13,800

 

3.75 %

 

August 2020

August 2022

 

 

 

 

 

BPI 82 5TC * 97%  - $2,150

 

3.75 %

 

August 2022

July 2025

Kamsarmax

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pedhoulas Merchant

 

82,300

 

2006

 

Japan

 

Period

 

$ 28,250

 

5.00 %

 

June 2021

March 2022

 

 

 

 

Period

 

$ 25,900

 

 3.75 %

 

March 2022

March 2023

Pedhoulas Trader

 

82,300

 

2006

 

Japan

 

Period24

 

15,500 + 50% *98% BPI 82

 

5.00 %

 

November 2021

June 2022

Pedhoulas Leader

 

82,300

 

2007

 

Japan

 

Period

 

$ 28,750

 

5.00 %

 

November 2021

July 2022

Pedhoulas Commander

 

83,700

 

2008

 

Japan

 

Period

 

$ 20,500

 

5.00 %

 

August 2021

July 2022

Pedhoulas Cherry

 

82,000

 

2015

 

China

 

Period18

 

$ 23,000

 

5.00 %

 

July 2021

May 2022

 

 

 

 

Period18

 

$ 24,000

 

 5.00 %

 

May 2022

June 2023

Pedhoulas Rose

 

82,000

 

2017

 

China

 

Spot18

 

$ 21,000

 

 3.75 %

 

January 2022

March 2022

 

 

 

 

Period18,25

 

12,750 + 50% *104% BPI 82

 

 5.00 %

 

March 2022

October 2022

Pedhoulas Cedrus14

 

81,800

 

2018

 

Japan

 

Period29

 

$ 27,800

 

3.75 %

 

July 2021

June 2022

Post-Panamax

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marina

 

87,000

 

2006

 

Japan

 

Spot 17

 

$ 22,900

 

5.00 %

 

February 2022

March 2022

Xenia

 

87,000

 

2006

 

Japan

 

Period 18

 

$ 24,200

 

5.00 %

 

September 2021

June 2022

Sophia

 

87,000

 

2007

 

Japan

 

Spot18

 

$ 12,750

 

 3.75 %

 

February 2022

March 2022

Eleni

 

87,000

 

2008

 

Japan

 

Period 18,26

 

$ 29,000

 

 5.00 %

 

November 2021

January 2022

 

 

 

 

 

P1A BPI 82

 

 5.00 %

 

January 2022

March 2022

Martine

 

87,000

 

2009

 

Japan

 

Period 18

 

$ 15,100

 

5.00 %

 

June 2021

August 2022

Andreas K

 

92,000

 

2009

 

South Korea

 

Spot17

 

$ 19,000

 

 5.75 %

 

January 2022

March 2022

 

 

 

 

Spot17,21

 

$ 52,000

 

 5.00 %

 

March 2022

May 2022

Panayiota K 10

 

92,000

 

2010

 

South Korea

 

Spot18,31

 

$ 32,331

 

 5.00 %

 

February 2022

May 2022

Agios Spyridonas 10

 

92,000

 

2010

 

South Korea

 

Spot17

 

$ 24,000

 

 5.00 %

 

December 2021

March 2022

Venus Heritage 11

 

95,800

 

2010

 

Japan

 

Spot17

 

$ 19,250

 

 5.00 %

 

February 2022

April 2022

Venus History 11

 

95,800

 

2011

 

Japan

 

Period 18

 

$ 26,250

 

5.00 %

 

January 2022

December 2022

Venus Horizon

 

95,800

 

2012

 

Japan

 

Spot18

 

$ 18,000

 

 4.38 %

 

February 2022

March 2022

 

 

 

 

Period18

 

$ 27,950

 

 5.00 %

 

April 2022

February 2023

Venus Harmony

 

95,700

 

2013

 

Japan

 

Spot

 

$ 20,500

 

 5.00 %

 

February 2022

March 2022

Troodos Sun 16

 

85,000

 

2016

 

Japan

 

Period 18,19

 

BPI 82 5TC * 114%

 

5.00 %

 

June 2021

March 2023

Troodos Air

 

85,000

 

2016

 

Japan

 

Period 18

 

$ 16,350

 

5.00 %

 

March 2021

May 2022

Troodos Oak

 

85,000

 

2020

 

Japan

 

Period30

 

$ 29,400

 

3.75 %

 

July 2021

May 2022

Capesize

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mount Troodos

 

181,400

 

2009

 

Japan

 

Spot18,28

 

BCI C10 * 105%

 

 3.75 %

 

February 2022

March 2022

Kanaris

 

178,100

 

2010

 

China

 

Period 5

 

$ 25,928

 

2.50 %

 

September 2011

September 2031

Pelopidas

 

176,000

 

2011

 

China

 

Dry-dock

 

 

 

 

 

January 2022

March 2022

Lake Despina 7

 

181,400

 

2014

 

Japan

 

Period 6

 

$ 25,200

 

5.00 %

 

February 2022

February 2025

Stelios Y

 

181,400

 

2012

 

Japan

 

Period 15

 

$ 24,400

 

 3.75 %

 

November 2021

November 2024

Maria

 

181,300

 

2014

 

Japan

 

Spot27

 

BCI C14 * 111%

 

 3.75 %

 

February 2022

May 2022

TOTAL

 

3,925,500

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Orderbook and Second-hand acquisition

TBN8

 

82,000

 

Q2 2022

 

Japan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TBN

 

82,000

 

Q4 2023

 

Japan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TBN

 

82,000

 

Q4 2023

 

Japan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TBN

 

82,000

 

Q4 2023

 

Japan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TBN

 

82,000

 

Q1 2024

 

Japan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TBN

 

82,000

 

Q1 2024

 

Japan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TBN

 

87,000

 

Q3 2022

 

Japan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TBN

 

87,000

 

Q1 2023

 

Japan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TBN

 

87,000

 

Q2 2023

 

Japan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL

 

753,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


(1) For existing vessels, the year represents the year built. For any newbuilds, the date shown reflects the expected delivery dates.

(2) Quoted charter rates are the recognized daily gross charter rates. For charter parties with variable rates among periods or consecutive charter parties with the same charterer, the recognized gross daily charter rate represents the weighted average gross daily charter rate over the duration of the applicable charter period or series of charter periods, as applicable. In the case of a charter agreement that provides for additional payments, namely ballast bonus to compensate for vessel repositioning, the gross daily charter rate presented has been adjusted to reflect estimated vessel repositioning expenses. Gross charter rates are inclusive of commissions. Net charter rates are charter rates after the payment of commissions. In the case of voyage charters, the charter rate represents revenue recognized on a pro rata basis over the duration of the voyage from load to discharge port less related voyage expenses.  

(3) Commissions reflect payments made to third-party brokers or our charterers.

(4) The start dates listed reflect either actual start dates or, in the case of contracted charters that had not commenced as of March 4, 2022, the scheduled start dates. Actual start dates and redelivery dates may differ from the referenced scheduled start and redelivery dates depending on the terms of the charter and market conditions and does not reflect the options to extend the period time charter.

(5) Charterer of MV Kanaris agreed to reimburse us for part of the cost of the scrubbers and BWTS to be installed on the vessel, which is recorded by increasing the recognized daily charter rate by $634 over the remaining tenor of the time charter party.

(6) A period time charter for a duration of 3 years at a gross daily charter rate of $22,500 plus an one-off $3.0 million payment upon charter commencement. The charter agreement also grants the charterer an option to extend the period time charter for an additional year at a gross daily charter rate of $27,500.

(7) MV Lake Despina was sold and leased back in April 2021 on a bareboat charter basis for a period of seven years with a purchase option in favor of the Company five years and six months following the commencement of the bareboat charter period at a predetermined purchase price.

(8) The newbuild vessel will be sold and leased back upon delivery in 1H 2022, on a bareboat charter basis for a period of ten years with a purchase option in favor of the Company three years following the commencement of the bareboat charter period and a purchase obligation at the end of the bareboat charter period, all at predetermined purchase prices.

(9) MV Kypros Sky and MV Kypros Spirit were sold and leased back in December 2019 on a bareboat charter basis for a period of eight years, with purchase options in favor of the Company commencing three years following the commencement of the bareboat charter period and a purchase obligation at the end of the bareboat charter period, all at predetermined purchase prices.

(10) MV Panayiota K and MV Agios Spyridonas were sold and leased back in January 2020 on a bareboat charter basis for a period of six years, with purchase options in favor of the Company commencing three years following the commencement of the bareboat charter period and a purchase obligation at the end of the bareboat charter period, all at predetermined purchase prices.

(11) MV Zoe, MV Kypros Land, MV Venus Heritage and MV Venus History were sold and leased back in November 2019, on a bareboat charter basis, one for a period of eight years and three for a period of seven and a half years, with a purchase option in favor of the Company five years and nine months following the commencement of the bareboat charter period at a predetermined purchase price.

(12) A period time charter of 5 years at a daily gross charter rate of $11,750 for the first two years and a gross daily charter rate linked to the BPI-82 5TC times 97% minus $2,150, for the remaining period.

(13) A period time charter of 5 years at a daily gross charter rate of $13,800 for the first two years and a gross daily charter rate linked to the BPI-82 5TC times 97% minus $2,150, for the remaining period.

(14) MV Pedhoulas Cedrus was sold and leased back in February 2021 on a bareboat charter basis for a period of ten years with a purchase option in favor of the Company three years following the commencement of the bareboat charter period and a purchase obligation at the end of the bareboat charter period, all at predetermined purchase prices.

(15) In October 2021, the Company entered into a new period time charter for MV Stelios Y, for a duration of 3 years at a gross daily charter rate of $24,400, which is expected to commence in November 2021 upon delivery of the vessel to the Company by her present owners. The charter agreement also grants the charterer an option to extend the period time charter for an additional year at a gross daily charter rate of $26,500.

(16) MV Troodos Sun was sold and leased back in September 2021 on a bareboat charter basis for a period of ten years, with purchase options in favor of the Company commencing three years following the commencement of the bareboat charter period and a purchase obligation at the end of the bareboat charter period, all at predetermined purchase prices.

(17) Scrubber benefit was agreed on the basis of fuel consumption of heavy fuel oil and the price differential between the heavy fuel oil and the compliant fuel cost for the voyage and is included on the daily gross charter rate presented.

(18) Scrubber benefit was agreed on the basis of fuel consumption of heavy fuel oil and the price differential between the heavy fuel oil and the compliant fuel cost for the voyage and is not included on the daily.

(19) A period time charter of 22 to 26 months at a daily gross charter rate linked to the BPI-82 5TC times 114% .  

(20) A period time charter of 11 to 13 months at a daily gross charter rate of $10,950 plus additional  gross daily charter rate linked to the 50% of the BPI-74 4TC times 101% .

(21) A spot time charter at a gross daily charter rate of $36,000 an one-off $0.8 million payment upon charter commencement.

(22) A period time charter of 11 to 14 months at a daily gross charter rate linked to the BPI-74 4TC times 103% .

(23) A period time charter of 10 to 13 months at a daily gross charter rate linked to the BPI-74 4TC times 104.25% .

(24) A period time charter of 7 to 10 months at a daily gross charter rate of $15,500 plus additional  gross daily charter rate linked to the 50% of the BPI-82 5TC times 98% .

(25) A period time charter of 7 to 10 months at a daily gross charter rate of $12,750 plus additional  gross daily charter rate linked to the 50% of the BPI-82 5TC times 104% .

(26) A spot time charter at a daily gross charter rate of $29,000 for the first 80 days and a gross daily charter rate linked to the BPI-82 P14 for the remaining period.

(27) A spot time charter at a gross daily charter rate linked to the Baltic Exchange Capesize Index C14 times 111%.

(28) A spot time charter at a gross daily charter rate linked to the Baltic Exchange Capesize Index C10 times 105%.

(29) A period time charter ration of 11 to 14 months at a daily gross charter rate of $16,400 plus an one-off $3.7 million payment upon charter commencement.

(30) A period time charter ration of 11 to 14 months at a daily gross charter rate of $18,000 plus an one-off $3.7 million payment upon charter commencement.

(31) A spot time charter at a gross daily charter rate of $29,000 plus ballast bonus of $1.0 million.






 



About Safe Bulkers, Inc.

The Company is an international provider of marine drybulk transportation services, transporting bulk cargoes, particularly coal, grain and iron ore, along worldwide shipping routes for some of the world’s largest users of marine drybulk transportation services. The Company’s common stock, series C preferred stock and series D preferred stock are listed on the NYSE, and trade under the symbols “SB”, “SB.PR.C”, and “SB.PR.D”, respectively.


Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements (as defined in Section 27A of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and in Section 21E of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended) concerning future events, the Company’s growth strategy and measures to implement such strategy, including expected vessel acquisitions and entering into further time charters. Words such as “expects,” “intends,” “plans,” “believes,” “anticipates,” “hopes,” “estimates” and variations of such words and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, no assurance can be given that such expectations will prove to have been correct. These statements involve known and unknown risks and are based upon a number of assumptions and estimates that are inherently subject to significant uncertainties and contingencies, business disruptions due to natural disasters or other events, such as the recent COVID-19 pandemic, many of which are beyond the control of the Company. Actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include, but are not limited to, changes in the demand for drybulk vessels, competitive factors in the market in which the Company operates, risks associated with operations outside the United States and other factors listed from time to time in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company expressly disclaims any obligations or undertaking to release any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect any change in the Company’s expectations with respect thereto or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any statement is based.


For further information please contact:

Company Contact:

Dr. Loukas Barmparis

President

Safe Bulkers, Inc.

Tel.: +30 21 11888400

+357 25 887200

E-Mail:directors@safebulkers.com  



Investor Relations / Media Contact:

Nicolas Bornozis, President

Capital Link, Inc.

230 Park Avenue, Suite 1536

New York, N.Y. 10169

Tel.: (212) 661-7566

Fax: (212) 661-7526

E-Mail:safebulkers@capitallink.com