2017 November 21 18:24
Navios Maritime Holdings Inc. ("Navios Holdings" or "the Company") (NYSE:NM), a global, vertically integrated seaborne shipping and logistics company reported financial results for the third quarter and nine months ended September 30, 2017.
Angeliki Frangou, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, stated, "I am very pleased with our results for the third quarter of 2017, for which we reported revenues of $120.6 million and adjusted EBITDA of $31.2 million."
Angeliki Frangou continued: "On November 14, 2017, we successfully refinanced the 8.125% Senior Unsecured Notes that were maturing in 15 months, with $305.0 million of 11.25% Senior Secured Notes. The new notes are callable at any time which provides the flexibility to refinance these new notes as the dry bulk market and our financial performance improve.”
On November 14, 2017, Navios Holdings announced the pricing of $305.0 million 11.25% Senior Secured Notes due 2022 (the “Notes”). The Notes will be secured by a first priority lien on the capital stock owned by certain of the subsidiary guarantors of Navios Holdings in each of Navios Maritime Partners L.P. (“Navios Partners”), Navios GP L.L.C., Navios Maritime Acquisition Corporation (“Navios Acquisition”), Navios South American Logistics Inc. (“Navios Logistics”) and Navios Maritime Containers Inc. The Notes will be guaranteed by all of the Company’s direct and indirect subsidiaries, except for certain subsidiaries designated as unrestricted subsidiaries, including Navios Logistics. The net proceeds of the offering will be used to complete a cash tender offer for any and all of Company’s outstanding 8 1⁄8% Senior Notes due 2019 and to redeem any and all such notes that are not purchased in the tender offer after all conditions to the tender offer are satisfied or waived, including the payment of related fees and expenses and any redemption premium, with any remaining proceeds to be used for general corporate purposes.
Other debt developments
On November 3, 2017, Navios Holdings prepaid in full the total outstanding amount borrowed under its secured loan facility with Navios Acquisition of up to $70.0 million entered into in September 2016 with a payment of $55.1 million and extinguished the secured loan facility. The prepayment amount consisted of the $50.0 million drawn under the facility and $5.1 million of accrued interest.
On November 1, 2017, Navios Holdings agreed to extend $18.3 million outstanding balance under one of its secured credit facilities originally due by September 2018 for three years to September 2021.
On November 3, 2017, Navios Logistics completed the borrowing of a new $100.0 million Term Loan B (the “Term Loan B”). The Term Loan B bears an interest rate of LIBOR plus 475 basis points and has a four year term with 1.0% amortization per annum. The Term Loan B is secured by first priority mortgages covering certain vessels owned by subsidiaries of Navios Logistics, as well as by assignments of certain receivables. Navios Logistics used $70.0 million of the proceeds of the Term Loan B to finance a cash dividend to its equity holders, of which Navios Holdings received $44.7 million. Navios Logistics intends to use the remaining proceeds of the Term Loan B: (i) for general corporate purposes and (ii) to pay fees and expenses relating to the Term Loan B.
Navios Holdings controls a fleet of 64 operating vessels totaling 6.6 million dwt, of which 38 are owned and 26 are chartered-in under long-term charters (collectively, the "Core Fleet"). The fleet consists of 21 Capesize, 23 Panamax, 18 Ultra Handymax and two Handysize vessels with an average age of 8.3 years.
As of November 1, 2017, Navios Holdings has chartered-out 66.6% and 11.2% of available days for the remaining three months of 2017 and 2018, respectively (excluding index and profit sharing days). The average contracted daily charter-in rate for the long-term charter-in vessels for the remaining three months of 2017 is $12,521