Seanergy Maritime (SHIP) – Third Quarter Preview

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Friday, November 03, 2023

Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp. is the only pure-play Capesize ship-owner publicly listed in the US. Seanergy provides marine dry bulk transportation services through a modern fleet of Capesize vessels. The Company’s operating fleet consists of 17 Capesize vessels with an average age of approximately 12 years and aggregate cargo carrying capacity of approximately 3,011,083 dwt. The Company is incorporated in the Marshall Islands and has executive offices in Glyfada, Greece. The Company’s common shares trade on the Nasdaq Capital Market under the symbol “SHIP” and its Class B warrants under “SHIPZ”.

Michael Heim, Senior Vice President, Equity Research Analyst, Energy & Transportation, Noble Capital Markets, Inc.

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Lower shipping rates will push revenues down modestly. We have lowered our 2023-3Q revenue projections modestly to reflect a drop in shipping rates in the later half of the quarter. After a sharp decline in pricing in 2022, the dry bulk shipping market has shown signs of improving several times only to have pricing slip back down. Such was the case in the third quarter which began the period on a high note only to see pricing fall. Issues in China, the war in Ukraine, and general economic malaise are the causes cited most often for pricing weakness.

Lowering non-contracted shipping rates reduces our revenue projections, earnings projections largely unchanged. We have lowered our assumed shipping rate for non-contracted shipping days in the quarter to $16,500 from $17,000. In response, we have lowered our revenue estimate to $24.4 million from $24.8 million. Lower revenues, combined with an increase in stock-based compensation due to a higher SHIP stock price, were offset by the elimination of losses on the extinguishment of debt. The result is only a modest change to our EPS estimate which now calls for an adjusted EPS loss of $0.15 versus our previous estimate of $0.16 per share. We expect the company to report results on November 14th.

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