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Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp. Reports Financial Results for the Third Quarter and Nine Months 2017


November 7, 2017 - ATHENS, GREECE

Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp. (the "Company") (NASDAQ: SHIP)

Highlights of Third Quarter 2017:

  • Net Revenues: $18.9 million in 3Q 2017, up 119% compared to $8.6 million in 3Q 2016
  • Net Income of $6.5 million in 3Q 2017, as compared to a Net Loss of $5.9 million in 3Q 2016
  • EBITDA: $14.2 million and Adjusted EBITDA: $2.8 million

Highlights of Nine Months 2017:

  • Net Revenues: $50.5 million in 9M 2017, up 112% compared to $23.8 million in 9M 2016
  • Net loss of $3.1 million in 9M 2017, as compared to a Net Loss of $17.7 million in 9M 2016
  • EBITDA: $17.7 million and Adjusted EBITDA: $6.3 million

Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp. (the "Company") (NASDAQ: SHIP) announced today its financial results for the third quarter and nine months of 2017.

For the quarter ended September 30, 2017, the Company generated net revenues of $18.9 million, a 119% increase compared to the third quarter of 2016. For the nine month period ended September 30, 2017, net revenues were equal to $50.5 million, up 112% compared to the same period of 2016. As of September 30, 2017, stockholders' equity was $41.4 million and cash and cash equivalents, including restricted cash, was $10.9 million.

Stamatis Tsantanis, the Company's Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, stated:
"During the third quarter of 2017, the Capesize market continued its improving course that commenced in the beginning of the year. Our fleet benefited significantly from the stronger Capesize rates. In particular, in the third quarter of 2017, the daily Time Charter Equivalent (TCE) rate(1) of our Capesize fleet was $11,678, increased by 149% as compared to the same period last year. For the nine months ended September 30, 2017, the daily TCE rate of our Capesize fleet was $11,017, increased by 153% as compared to the same period last year.

"This was reflected in our operating results where our adjusted EBITDA(1) was $2.8 million and $6.3 million for the third quarter and nine months of 2017, respectively. In regards to our profitability in the third quarter of 2017, net income stood at $6.5 million, as compared to a net loss of $5.9 million in the same period of 2016.

"In addition, we completed the previously-announced refinancing of one of our Capesize vessels, generating a $11.4 million gain and equity accretion. This transaction resulted in a material increase of about 38% of the Company's total equity value.

"Turning to market fundamentals, in 2017 dry bulk charter rates have stabilized at higher levels than in previous years, as the Baltic Capesize Index (BCI) has averaged about 1,839 points year to date, which is 112% higher than the 868 average level recorded in the same period of 2016. Furthermore, the expected annual growth in seaborne transportation of Capesize commodities is estimated at 6% for the years 2017 and 2018 while the Capesize orderbook currently stands at 3% of the existing fleet, which is the lowest point of the last 15 years.

"In the fourth quarter of 2017, 63% of our Capesize operating days are fixed at an average daily rate of approximately $15,720 and 65% of our total operating days are fixed at an average daily rate of approximately $14,890 as of the date of this release."

Company Fleet:


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Capacity
Vessel Name Vessel Class (in dwt) Year Built Yard
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Championship Capesize 179,238 2011 Sungdong
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Partnership (1) Capesize 179,213 2012 Hyundai
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Knightship Capesize 178,978 2010 Hyundai
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Lordship (2) Capesize 178,838 2010 Hyundai
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Gloriuship Capesize 171,314 2004 Hyundai
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Leadership Capesize 171,199 2001 Koyo - Imabari
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Geniuship Capesize 170,057 2010 Sungdong
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Premiership Capesize 170,024 2010 Sungdong
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Squireship Capesize 170,018 2010 Sungdong
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Guardianship Supramax 56,884 2011 CSC Jinling
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Gladiatorship Supramax 56,819 2010 CSC Jinling
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Total / Average 1,682,582 8.5 years

(1) This vessel is being chartered by a European utility company and was delivered to the charterer on June 13, 2017 for a period of employment of about 12 months to about 18 months at a gross daily rate of $16,200.

(2) This vessel is being chartered by a major European charterer and was delivered to the charterer on June 28, 2017 for a period of about 18 months to about 22 months. The net daily charter hire is calculated at an index linked rate based on the five time charter routes rate of the Baltic Capesize Index. In addition, the time charter provides us an option for any period of time during the hire to be converted into a fixed rate time charter, between three months and 12 months, with a rate corresponding to the prevailing value of the respective Capesize forward freight agreement.

Fleet Data:

(U.S. Dollars in thousands)

----------------------------------------------------------------------- Q3 2017 Q3 2016 9M 2017 9M 2016-----------------------------------------------------------------------Ownership days (1) 1,012 736 2,852 2,192-----------------------------------------------------------------------Available days (2) 1,012 665 2,839 2,019-----------------------------------------------------------------------Operating days (3) 902 587 2,432 1,795-----------------------------------------------------------------------Fleet utilization (4) 89.1% 79.8% 85.3% 81.9%-----------------------------------------------------------------------TCE rate (5) $10,417 $5,283 $10,058 $4,881-----------------------------------------------------------------------Daily Vessel Operating Expenses (6) $5,170 $4,639 $4,806 $4,613-----------------------------------------------------------------------

(1) Ownership days are the total number of calendar days in a period during which the vessels in a fleet have been owned. Ownership days are an indicator of the size of the Company's fleet over a period and affect both the amount of revenues and the amount of expenses that the Company recorded during a period.

(2) Available days are the number of ownership days less the aggregate number of days that the vessels are off-hire due to drydockings, special and intermediate surveys, or days when the vessels are in lay-up. The shipping industry uses available days to measure the number of ownership days in a period during which the vessels should be capable of generating revenues. During the nine months ended September 30, 2017, the Company incurred 13 off-hire days for one vessel drydocking.

(3) Operating days are the number of available days in a period less the aggregate number of days that the vessels are off-hire for any reason, including off-hire days between successive voyages, as well as other unforeseen circumstances. The shipping industry uses operating days to measure the aggregate number of days in a period during which the vessels actually generate revenues. In the quarter ended September 30, 2017, the Company incurred 107 off-hire days between voyages and 3 off-hire days due to other unforeseen circumstances. In the nine months ended September 30, 2017, the Company incurred 402 off-hire days between voyages and 5 off-hire days due to other unforeseen circumstances.

(4) Fleet utilization is the percentage of time that the vessels are generating revenue, and is determined by dividing operating days by ownership days for the relevant period.

(5) Time Charter Equivalent (TCE) rate is defined as the Company's net revenue less voyage expenses during a period divided by the number of the Company's operating days during the period. Voyage expenses include port charges, bunker (fuel oil and diesel oil) expenses, canal charges and other commissions. The Company includes the TCE rate, a non-GAAP measure, as it believes it provides additional meaningful information in conjunction with net revenues from vessels, the most directly comparable U.S. GAAP measure, and because it assists the Company's management in making decisions regarding the deployment and use of the Company's vessels and in evaluating their financial performance. The Company's calculation of TCE rate may not be comparable to that reported by other companies. The following table reconciles the Company's net revenues from vessels to the TCE rate.

(In thousands of U.S. Dollars, except operating days and TCE rate)

 ------- ------- ------- ------- Q3 2017 Q3 2016 9M 2017 9M 2016 ------- ------- ------- -------Net revenues from vessels 18,851 8,626 50,545 23,791Less: Voyage expenses 9,455 5,525 26,084 15,030Net operating revenues 9,396 3,101 24,461 8,761 ======= ======= ======= =======Operating days 902 587 2,432 1,795TCE rate 10,417 5,283 10,058 4,881

(6) Vessel operating expenses include crew costs, provisions, deck and engine stores, lubricants, insurance, maintenance and repairs. Vessel operating expenses before pre-delivery expenses exclude one-time pre-delivery and pre-joining expenses associated with initial crew manning and supply of stores of Company's vessels upon delivery. Daily Vessel Operating Expenses are calculated by dividing vessel operating expenses before pre-delivery expenses by ownership days for the relevant time periods. The Company's calculation of daily vessel operating expenses may not be comparable to that reported by other companies. The following table reconciles the Company's vessel operating expenses to daily vessel operating expenses.

(In thousands of U.S. Dollars, except ownership days and Daily Vessel Operating Expenses)

 ------- ------- ------- ------- Q3 2017 Q3 2016 9M 2017 9M 2016 ------- ------- ------- -------Vessel operating expenses 5,253 3,414 14,049 10,112Less: Pre-delivery expenses 21 - 343 -Vessel operating expenses before pre- delivery expenses 5,232 3,414 13,706 10,112 ======= ======= ======= =======Ownership days 1,012 736 2,852 2,192Daily Vessel Operating Expenses 5,170 4,639 4,806 4,613

EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA Reconciliation:

(In thousands of U.S. Dollars)

------------------------------------------------------------------- Q3 2017 Q3 2016 9M 2017 9M 2016-------------------------------------------------------------------Net income / (loss) 6,471 (5,871) (3,119) (17,730)-------------------------------------------------------------------Add: Net interest expense 4,738 2,438 12,431 6,817-------------------------------------------------------------------Add: Depreciation and amortization 3,002 2,241 8,384 6,677-------------------------------------------------------------------Add: Taxes 22 - 22 --------------------------------------------------------------------EBITDA 14,233 (1,192) 17,718 (4,236)-------------------------------------------------------------------Less: Gain on Debt Refinancing 11,392 - 11,392 --------------------------------------------------------------------Adjusted EBITDA 2,841 (1,192) 6,326 (4,236)-------------------------------------------------------------------

Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization ("EBITDA") represents the sum of net income / (loss), interest and finance costs, interest income, depreciation and amortization and, if any, income taxes during a period. EBITDA is not a recognized measurement under U.S. GAAP. Adjusted EBITDA represents EBITDA adjusted to exclude the gain on debt refinancing that the Company believes is not indicative of the ongoing performance of its core operations.

EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA are presented as we believe that these measures are useful to investors as a widely-used means of evaluating operating profitability. EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA as presented here may not be comparable to similarly-titled measures presented by other companies. These non-GAAP measures should not be considered in isolation from, as a substitute for, or superior to, financial measures prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP.

Third Quarter 2017 Developments:

Successful Closing of M/V Championship's Refinancing Resulting in a Material Gain of $11.4 Million

On September 29, 2017, the Company announced the closing of its previously-announced early termination of M/V Championship's credit facility and its successful refinancing. The outstanding balance of the terminated senior secured credit facility was $35.4 million, which was settled under a settlement agreement with the lender for $24.0 million. The settlement resulted into an $11.4 million gain and equity accretion.

The settlement amount of $24.0 million was funded by a senior loan facility with Amsterdam Trade Bank N.V. and by the issuance of a convertible promissory note to Jelco Delta Holding Corp. ("Jelco"), an entity affiliated with the Company's principal shareholder.

Loan Facility with Amsterdam Trade Bank N.V.

On September 25, 2017, the Company added an additional tranche ("Tranche B") of up to $16.5 million to the senior secured loan facility with Amsterdam Trade Bank N.V. originally entered on May 24, 2017 to partially fund M/V Championship's refinancing. As of the date of this press release, the Company has fully drawn down Tranche B.

Issuance of Convertible Promissory Note to Jelco

On September 27, 2017, the Company issued a $13.75 million convertible promissory note to Jelco to fund part of the refinancing of M/V Championship as well as a $4.75 million mandatory repayment on the Company's May 24, 2017 loan agreement with Jelco. As of the date of this press release, the Company has fully utilized the note.

2017 Annual Meeting of Shareholders

On September 27, 2017, the Company held its 2017 Annual Meeting of Shareholders, or the Meeting, in Athens, Greece pursuant to a Notice of Annual Meeting of Shareholders dated August 10, 2017. At the Meeting, each of the following proposals, which was set forth in more detail in the Notice of Annual Meeting of Shareholders and the Company's Proxy Statement sent to shareholders on or around August 18, 2017, were approved and adopted: 1) the election of Ms. Christina Anagnostara as Class B Director to serve until the 2020 Annual Meeting of Shareholders, 2) the appointment of Ernst & Young (Hellas) Certified Auditors-Accountants S.A. as the Company's Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2017 and 3) the approval of a reverse stock split of the Company's issued and outstanding common stock by a ratio of not less than one-for-two and not more than one-for-fifteen with the exact ratio to be set at a whole number within this range to be determined by the Company's board of directors in its discretion and of the related amendment to the Company's Amended and Restated Articles of Incorporation. The Company does not have any immediate plans to perform a reverse stock split.

Compliance with Nasdaq Listing Requirements

In May 2017, the Company received a notice from Nasdaq indicating that because the closing bid price of the Company's common stock from April 5, 2017 to May 17, 2017, was below the minimum $1.00 per share bid price we were in breach of Nasdaq Listing Rule 5550(a)(2).

On September 5, 2017, Nasdaq has confirmed that the Company has regained compliance with Nasdaq Listing Rule 5550(a)(2) concerning the minimum bid price of the Company's common stock and that this matter is considered closed.

Conference Call:

As previously announced, today, Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time, the Company's management will host a conference call to present the financial results.

Conference Call Details:

Participants should dial into the call 10 minutes before the scheduled time using the following numbers: 1(866) 819-7111 (from the US), 0(800) 953-0329 (from the UK) or + (44) (0) 1452 542 301 (from outside the US). Please quote "Seanergy".

A replay of the conference call will be available until Tuesday, November 14, 2017. The United States replay number is 1(866) 247-4222; from the UK 0(800) 953-1533; the standard international replay number is (+44) (0) 1452 550 000 and the access code required for the replay is: 2094507#.

Audio Webcast: There will also be a simultaneous live webcast over the Internet, through the Seanergy website (www.seanergymaritime.com). Participants to the live webcast should register on the website approximately 10 minutes prior to the start of the webcast.

 Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp. Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets (In thousands of U.S. Dollars) September 30, December 31, 2017 2016 ------------- -------------ASSETS Cash and restricted cash 10,898 15,908 Vessels, net 257,266 232,109 Other assets 8,396 9,517 ------------- -------------TOTAL ASSETS 276,560 257,534 ============= ============= LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY Bank debt 199,691 208,798 Convertible promissory note 5,988 1,297 Due to related parties 17,340 5,878 Other liabilities 12,180 10,729 Stockholders' equity 41,361 30,832 ------------- -------------TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY 276,560 257,534 ============= ============= Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp. Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations (In thousands of U.S. Dollars, except for share and per share data, unless otherwise stated) Three months ended Nine months ended September 30, September 30, --------------------- --------------------- 2017 2016 2017 2016 ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------Revenues: Vessel revenue, net 18,851 8,626 50,545 23,791Expenses: Voyage expenses (9,455) (5,525) (26,084) (15,030) Vessel operating expenses (5,253) (3,414) (14,049) (10,112) Management fees (264) (194) (752) (648) General and administrative expenses (1,029) (670) (3,298) (2,210) Depreciation and amortization (3,002) (2,241) (8,384) (6,677) ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------Operating loss (152) (3,418) (2,022) (10,886)Other income / (expenses): Interest and finance costs (4,739) (2,438) (12,440) (6,817) Gain on debt refinancing 11,392 - 11,392 - Other, net (8) (15) (27) (27) ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------Total other income / (expenses), net: 6,645 (2,453) (1,075) (6,844) ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------Net income / (loss) before income taxes 6,493 (5,871) (3,097) (17,730) ---------- ---------- ---------- ---------- Income taxes (22) - (22) - ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------Net income / (loss) 6,471 (5,871) (3,119) (17,730) ========== ========== ========== ========== Net income / (loss) per common share, basic 0.18 (0.29) (0.09) (0.90) Weighted average number of common shares outstanding, basic 36,326,646 20,037,369 35,591,170 19,594,354Net income / (loss) per common share, diluted 0.09 (0.29) (0.09) (0.90) Weighted average number of common shares outstanding, diluted 79,631,067 20,037,369 35,591,170 19,594,354 

About Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp.
Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp. is an international shipping company that provides marine dry bulk transportation services through the ownership and operation of dry bulk vessels. The Company currently owns a modern fleet of eleven dry bulk carriers, consisting of nine Capesizes and two Supramaxes, with a combined cargo-carrying capacity of approximately 1,682,582 dwt and an average fleet age of about 8.5 years.

The Company is incorporated in the Marshall Islands with executive offices in Athens, Greece and an office in Hong Kong. The Company's common shares and class A warrants trade on the Nasdaq Capital Market under the symbols "SHIP" and "SHIPW", respectively.

Please visit our company website at: www.seanergymaritime.com

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements (as defined in Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended) concerning future events. Words such as "may", "should", "expects", "intends", "plans", "believes", "anticipates", "hopes", "estimates" and variations of such words and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. These statements involve known and unknown risks and are based upon a number of assumptions and estimates, which are inherently subject to significant uncertainties and contingencies, 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, the Company's ability to continue as a going concern; the Company's operating or financial results; the Company's liquidity, including its ability to pay amounts that it owes and obtain additional financing in the future to fund capital expenditures, acquisitions and other general corporate activities; competitive factors in the market in which the Company operates; shipping industry trends, including charter rates, vessel values and factors affecting vessel supply and demand; future, pending or recent acquisitions and dispositions, business strategy, areas of possible expansion or contraction, and expected capital spending or operating expenses; risks associated with operations outside the United States; and other factors listed from time to time in the Company's filings with the SEC, including its most recent annual report on Form 20-F. The Company's filings can be obtained free of charge on the SEC's website at www.sec.gov. Except to the extent required by law, the Company expressly disclaims any obligations or undertaking to release publicly 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.

(1) EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA and Time Charter Equivalent ("TCE") rate are non-GAAP measures. Please see the reconciliation below of EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA to net income / (loss) and TCE rate to net revenues from vessels, in each case the most directly comparable U.S. GAAP measure.

For further information please contact:
Capital Link, Inc.
Paul Lampoutis
230 Park Avenue Suite 1536
New York, NY 10169
Tel: (212) 661-7566
E-mail: seanergy@capitallink.com

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