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LM Funding America, Inc. is a specialty finance company. The Company provides funding to nonprofit community associations primarily located in the state of Florida and to nonprofit community associations in the states of Washington and Colorado. It offers incorporated nonprofit community associations (Associations), a range of financial products customized to each Association's financial needs. Its products include Original Product and New Neighbor Guaranty. Its Original Product offering consists of providing funding to Associations by purchasing their rights under delinquent accounts that are selected by the Associations arising from unpaid Association assessments. The Company offers the New Neighbor Guaranty, wherein an Association assigns its indebtedness and accruals on its delinquent units to it in exchange for payments in an amount equal to the regular ongoing monthly or quarterly assessments for delinquent units when those amounts would be due to the Association.

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Eagle Bulk Shipping Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2020 Results

4:45 pm ET August 6, 2020 (Globe Newswire) Print

Eagle Bulk Shipping Inc. (NASDAQ: EGLE) ("Eagle Bulk", "Eagle" or the "Company"), one of the world's largest owner-operators within the Supramax / Ultramax drybulk segment, today reported financial results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2020.

Highlights for the Quarter:

-- Revenues, net of $57.4 million

    -- TCE Revenue for the quarter equated to $36.0 million

    -- TCE Revenue for the quarter equated to $36.0 million

    -- Achieved TCE of $8,038/day for the quarter versus the Adjusted net BSI at $5,158/day

    -- Realized a net loss of $20.5 million, or $0.28 per basic and diluted share

    -- Adjusted EBITDA of $1.8 million

    -- Issued our first ever Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Sustainability Report

    -- Fixed 66% of Q3 available days at an average TCE of $9,220 as of August 6, 2020

    Subsequent Events

    -- Reached an agreement to sell M/V Goldeneye (an 18yr-old Supramax) ahead of her statutory drydock for gross proceeds of $5.0 million. The vessel is expected to be delivered to buyers in third quarter

    Gary Vogel, Eagle Bulk's CEO, commented, "The outbreak of COVID-19 created a global shock to drybulk cargo demand, pushing the Baltic Supramax Index down to its second lowest level ever recorded. While our operations and results were negatively impacted by the distress in the markets, we achieved a TCE of $8,038 per day, representing a significant outperformance of almost $3,000, or roughly 56%, compared to the index.

    Going forward, we are optimistic that the market will continue on its recent recovery path and trade flows will continue to normalize as regional restrictions are lifted and the impact of various countries' stimulus plans help to restart demand growth."

    Fleet Operating Data

                           Three Months Ended            Six Months Ended
                           June 30, 2020  June 30, 2019  June 30, 2020  June 30, 2019
    Ownership Days         4,550          4,169          9,100          8,329
    Chartered in Days      525            970            1,129          2,006
    Available Days         5,007          4,971          9,878          10,076
    Operating Days         4,962          4,934          9,793          10,004
    Fleet Utilization (%)  99.1   %       99.3   %       99.1   %       99.3   %
    

    These are non-GAAP financial measures. A reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP financial measures has been provided in the financial tables included in this press release. An explanation of these measures and how they are calculated are also included below under the heading "Supplemental Information - Non-GAAP Financial Measures".

    Baltic Supramax Index ("BSI") is a benchmark index published by Baltic Exchange which tracks the gross time charter spot value for a 58,000 dwt, non-scrubber fitted Supramax and average of 10 trade routes across the world. The average BSI was $5,440/day for the three months ended June 30, 2020. We track our TCE performance using the Adjusted net BSI which is BSI adjusted for commissions and our owned fleet makeup ("Adjusted net BSI").

    Results of Operations for the three and six months ended June 30, 2020 and 2019

    For the three months ended June 30, 2020, the Company reported a net loss of $20.5 million, or basic and diluted loss of $0.28 per share. In the comparable quarter of 2019, the Company reported a net loss of $6.0 million, or basic and diluted loss of $0.08 per share.

    For the six months ended June 30, 2020, the Company reported a net loss of $24.0 million, or basic and diluted loss of $0.33 per share. In the comparable period of 2019, the Company reported a net loss of $6.0 million, or basic and diluted loss of $0.08 per share.

    Revenues, net

    Net time and voyage charter revenues for the three months ended June 30, 2020 were $57.4 million compared with $69.4 million recorded in the comparable quarter in 2019. The decrease in revenues was primarily attributable to lower charter rates and lower chartered-in activity offset by an increase in owned days due to the acquisition of six Ultramax vessels in the second half of 2019.

    Net time and voyage charter revenues for the six months ended June 30, 2020 and 2019 were $131.8 million and $146.8 million, respectively. The decrease in revenues was primarily due to lower charter rates and a decrease in available days due to lower chartered-in days, which was offset in part by an increase in owned days.

    Voyage expenses

    Voyage expenses for the three months ended June 30, 2020 were $23.8 million compared to $20.9 million in the comparable quarter in 2019. The increase was mainly attributable to an increase in the number of freight voyages performed offset by a decrease in bunker consumption expense and an increase in loss on sale of bunkers on time charter voyages due to a decline in bunker prices.

    Voyage expenses for the six months ended June 30, 2020 were $50.3 million compared to $46.8 million in the comparable period in 2019. The increase was primarily due to an increase in the number of freight voyages performed offset by a decrease in bunker consumption expense and an increase in loss on sale of bunkers on time charter voyages due to a decline in bunker prices.

    Vessel expenses

    Vessel expenses for the three months ended June 30, 2020 were $20.2 million compared to $20.0 million in the comparable quarter in 2019. Although the total vessel expenses remained flat, the vessel expenses per day decreased mainly because of savings on crew travel and crew management due to travel restrictions imposed by COVID-19 as well as vessel running costs such as stores and spares. The decrease in vessel expenses per day was offset by increase in ownership days. The ownership days for the three months ended June 30, 2020 and 2019 were 4,550 and 4,169, respectively.

    Average daily vessel operating expenses for our fleet for the three months ended June 30, 2020 and 2019 were $4,447 and $4,787, respectively.

    Vessel expenses for the six months ended June 30, 2020 were $43.9 million compared to $40.1 million in the comparable period in 2019. The increase in vessel expenses was primarily attributable to an increase in ownership days after the purchase of six Ultramax vessels offset by the sale of the vessels Thrasher and Kestrel in the second half of 2019. Additionally, the Company incurred $0.2 million in additional costs relating to COVID-19 for procurement of personal protective equipment, test kits and crew changes. The ownership days for the six months ended June 30, 2020 and 2019 were 9,100 and 8,329, respectively.

    Average daily vessel operating expenses for our fleet for the six months ended June 30, 2020 and 2019 were $4,828 and $4,809 respectively.

    Charter hire expenses

    Charter hire expenses for the three months ended June 30, 2020 were $4.7 million compared to $11.2 million in the comparable quarter in 2019. The decrease in charter hire expenses was principally due to a decrease in the number of chartered-in days as well as a decrease in charter hire rates. The total chartered-in days for the three months ended June 30, 2020 were 525 compared to 970 for the comparable quarter in the prior year. The Company currently charters in three Ultramax vessels on a long term basis with remaining lease terms of approximately one year.

    Charter hire expenses for the six months ended June 30, 2020 were $10.8 million compared to $22.7 million in the comparable period in 2019. The decrease in charter hire expenses was primarily due to a decrease in the number of chartered-in days as well as a decrease in charter hire rates. The total chartered-in days for the six months ended June 30, 2020 were 1,129 compared to 2,006 for the comparable period in the prior year.

    Depreciation and amortization

    Depreciation and amortization expense for the three months ended June 30, 2020 and 2019 was $12.5 million and $9.8 million, respectively. Total depreciation and amortization expense for the three months ended June 30, 2020 includes $10.7 million of vessel and other fixed asset depreciation and $1.8 million relating to the amortization of deferred drydocking costs. Comparable amounts for the three months ended June 30, 2019 were $8.3 million of vessel and other fixed asset depreciation and $1.5 million of amortization of deferred drydocking costs. The increase in depreciation expense is due to an increase in the cost base of our owned fleet due to the capitalization of scrubbers and BWTS on our vessels, and the purchase of six Ultramax vessels in the second half of 2019, marginally offset by the sale of two vessels. The increase in drydock amortization was due to the completion of eleven additional drydocks since the second quarter of 2019.

    Depreciation and amortization expense for the six months ended June 30, 2020 and 2019 was $25.0 million and $19.2 million, respectively. Total depreciation and amortization expense for the six months ended June 30, 2020 includes $21.3 million of vessel and other fixed asset depreciation and $3.7 million relating to the amortization of deferred drydocking costs. Comparable amounts for the six months ended June 30, 2019 were $16.5 million of vessel and other fixed asset depreciation and $2.7 million of amortization of deferred drydocking costs.

    General and administrative expenses

    General and administrative expenses for the three months ended June 30, 2020 and 2019 were $6.8 million and $8.0 million, respectively. General and administrative expenses included stock-based compensation of $0.7 million and $1.2 million for the three months ended June 30, 2020 and 2019, respectively. The decrease in general and administrative expenses was mainly attributable to decreases in stock-based compensation expense, employee compensation and corporate travel expenses due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

    General and administrative expenses for the six months ended June 30, 2020 and 2019 were $14.7 million and $16.5 million, respectively. General and administrative expenses included stock-based compensation of $1.6 million and $2.7 million for 2020 and 2019, respectively. The decrease in general and administrative expenses was mainly attributable to decreases in stock-based compensation expense, employee compensation and corporate travel expenses due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

    Operating lease impairment

    As of June 30, 2020, the Company determined that there were impairment indicators present for one of our chartered-in vessel contracts and, as a result, we recorded an operating lease impairment of $0.4 million. The operating lease impairment was included as a component of Operating (loss)/income in our Condensed Consolidated Statement of Operations for the three and six months ended June 30, 2020.

    Interest expense

    Interest expense for the three months ended June 30, 2020 and 2019 was $8.7 million and $6.7 million, respectively. The increase in interest expense is primarily due to an increase in our outstanding debt under the Convertible Bond Debt and the New Ultraco Debt Facility offset by a decrease in interest rates.

    Interest expense for the six months ended June 30, 2020 and 2019 was $17.9 million and $13.5 million, respectively. The increase in interest expense is primarily due to an increase in our outstanding debt under the Convertible Bond Debt and the New Ultraco Debt Facility offset by a decrease in interest rates.

    Liquidity and Capital Resources

                                                                          Six Months Ended
                                                                          June 30, 2020           June 30, 2019
    Net cash (used in)/provided by operating activities                   $     (15,173,185 )     $     8,460,951
    Net cash used in investing activities                                 (19,263,564       )     (18,638,851      )
    Net cash provided by/(used in) financing activities                   73,913,522              (2,522,855       )
    Net increase/(decrease) in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash 39,476,773              (12,700,755      )
    Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at beginning of period     59,130,285              78,163,638
    Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at end of period           $     98,607,058        $     65,462,883
    

    Net cash used in operating activities for the six months ended June 30, 2020 was $15.2 million, compared with net cash provided by operating activities of $8.5 million in the comparable period in 2019. The cash flows from operating activities decreased as compared to the same period in the prior year primarily due to the decrease in charter hire rates, the negative impact of working capital changes and the increase in drydock expenditures.

    Net cash used in investing activities for the six months ended June 30, 2020 was $19.3 million, compared to $18.6 million in the comparable period in the prior year. During the six months ended June 30, 2020, the Company paid $22.4 million for the purchase and installation of scrubbers and ballast water treatment systems on our fleet. The Company also received insurance proceeds of $3.7 million for hull and machinery claims. Additionally, the Company paid $0.5 million towards vessel improvements. During the six months ended June 30, 2019, the Company purchased one Ultramax vessel for $20.4 million, of which $2.0 million was paid as an advance as of December 31, 2018. The proceeds from the sale of three vessels were $22.6 million. The Company received $1.3 million for hull and machinery claims. Additionally, the Company paid $23.9 million for the purchase and installation of scrubbers and ballast water treatment systems on our fleet.

    Net cash provided by financing activities for the six months ended June 30, 2020 was $73.9 million compared with net cash used in financing activities of $2.5 million in the comparable period in 2019. During the six months ended June 30, 2020, the Company received $55.0 million in proceeds from the revolver loan under the New Ultraco Debt Facility, $22.6 million in proceeds from the New Ultraco Debt Facility, and $15.0 million from the Super Senior Facility. The Company repaid $13.1 million of the New Ultraco Debt Facility and $4.0 million of the Norwegian Bond Debt. Additionally, the Company paid $1.2 million to settle net share equity awards. Additionally, the Company paid $0.4 million to the lenders of the New Ultraco Debt Facility. During the six months ended June 30, 2019, the Company completed a debt refinancing transaction and received net proceeds of $153.4 million, by entering into new term and revolver loan facilities under the New Ultraco Debt Facility and repaid all outstanding debt under the Original Ultraco Debt Facility and New First Lien Facility of $82.6 million and $65.0 million, respectively. The Company paid $3.2 million as debt issuance costs to the lenders under the New Ultraco Debt Facility. Additionally, the Company paid $0.9 million to settle net share equity awards.

    As of June 30, 2020, our cash and cash equivalents including restricted cash was $98.6 million compared to $59.1 million as of December 31, 2019.

    As of June 30, 2020, the Company's outstanding debt consisted of the $184.0 million Norwegian Bond, the $237.1 million under the New Ultraco Debt Facility including $55.0 million of an outstanding revolver loan, $15.0 million under the Super Senior Facility and the $114.1 million Convertible Bond Debt.

    Capital Expenditures and Drydocking

    Our capital expenditures relate to the purchase of vessels and capital improvements to our vessels, which are expected to enhance the revenue earning capabilities and safety of the vessels.

    In addition to acquisitions that we may undertake in future periods, the Company's other major capital expenditures include funding the Company's program of regularly scheduled drydocking necessary to comply with international shipping standards and environmental laws and regulations. Although the Company has some flexibility regarding the timing of its drydocking, the costs are relatively predictable. Management anticipates that vessels are to be drydocked every two and a half years for vessels older than 15 years and five years for vessels younger than 15 years. Funding of these requirements is anticipated to be met with cash from operations. We anticipate that this process of recertification will require us to reposition these vessels from a discharge port to shipyard facilities, which will reduce our available days and operating days during that period.

    Drydocking costs incurred are deferred and amortized to expense on a straight-line basis over the period through the date of the next scheduled drydocking for those vessels. In the six months ended June 30, 2020, four of our vessels completed drydocking and two of our vessels were still in drydock as of June 30, 2020, and we incurred drydocking expenditures of $6.6 million. In the six months ended June 30, 2019, four of our vessels completed drydock, and we incurred drydocking expenditures of $4.5 million.

    The following table represents certain information about the estimated costs for anticipated vessel drydockings, BWTS, and scrubber installations in the next four quarters, along with the anticipated off-hire days:

                                     Projected Costs (in millions)
    Quarter Ending     Off-hire Days BWTS     ScrubbersDrydocks
    September 30, 2020 276           $   1.3  $   3.3  $   5.1
    December 31, 2020  112           0.3      2.6      1.6
    March 31, 2021     127           0.8      --       2.2
    June 30, 2021      132           1.6      --       1.9
    

    Actual duration of off-hire days will vary based on the condition of the vessel, yard schedules and other factors.

    Actual costs will vary based on various factors, including where the drydockings are actually performed.

    The projected scrubber payments relate to the remaining amounts owed to vendors which were accrued as of June 30, 2020 as part of Vessels and vessel improvements.

    SUMMARY CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL AND OTHER DATA

    The following table summarizes the Company's selected condensed consolidated financial and other data for the periods indicated below.

    CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

                                                                       Three Months Ended                             Six Months Ended
                                                                       June 30, 2020           June 30, 2019          June 30, 2020           June 30, 2019
    Revenues, net                                                      $     57,391,784        $     69,391,315       $     131,770,103       $     146,780,912
    Voyage expenses                                                    23,767,747              20,907,155             50,332,105              46,813,295
    Vessel expenses                                                    20,232,274              19,958,408             43,932,383              40,052,114
    Charter hire expenses                                              4,719,367               11,179,480             10,760,306              22,671,386
    Depreciation and amortization                                      12,503,191              9,761,322              24,969,674              19,168,430
    General and administrative expenses                                6,767,403               8,040,811              14,728,475              16,450,730
    Operating lease impairment                                         352,368                 --                     352,368                 --
    Gain on sale of vessels                                            --                      (966,802         )     --                      (5,073,349        )
    Total operating expenses                                           68,342,350              68,880,374             145,075,311             140,082,606
    Operating (loss)/income                                            (10,950,566       )     510,941                (13,305,208       )     6,698,306
    Interest expense                                                   8,737,079               6,733,156              17,928,894              13,495,159
    Interest income                                                    (56,132           )     (393,164         )     (212,989          )     (827,482          )
    Loss on debt extinguishment                                        --                      --                     --                      2,268,452
    Realized and unrealized loss/(gain) on derivative instruments, net 859,814                 163,105                (7,002,027        )     (2,275,150        )
    Total other expense, net                                           9,540,761               6,503,097              10,713,878              12,660,979
    Net loss                                                           $     (20,491,327 )     $     (5,992,156 )     $     (24,019,086 )     $     (5,962,673  )
    Weighted average shares outstanding:
    Basic                                                              71,945,621              71,348,524             71,907,387              71,316,093
    Diluted                                                            71,945,621              71,348,524             71,907,387              71,316,093
    Per share amounts:
    Basic net loss                                                     $     (0.28       )     $     (0.08      )     $     (0.33       )     $     (0.08       )
    Diluted net loss                                                   $     (0.28       )     $     (0.08      )     $     (0.33       )     $     (0.08       )
    

    CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

                                                                                                                                                                                  June 30, 2020              December 31, 2019
    ASSETS:
    Current assets:
    Cash and cash equivalents                                                                                                                                                     $      98,532,141          $      53,583,898
    Restricted cash - current                                                                                                                                                     --                         5,471,470
    Accounts receivable, net of a reserve of $2,699,600 and $2,472,345, respectively                                                                                              18,967,935                 19,982,871
    Prepaid expenses                                                                                                                                                              3,416,652                  4,631,416
    Inventories                                                                                                                                                                   10,104,762                 15,824,278
    Derivative asset and other current assets                                                                                                                                     9,378,476                  1,039,430
    Total current assets                                                                                                                                                          140,399,966                100,533,363
    Noncurrent assets:
    Vessels and vessel improvements, at cost, net of accumulated depreciation of $174,169,557 and $153,029,544, respectively                                                      853,916,919                835,959,084
    Operating lease right-of-use assets                                                                                                                                           13,784,567                 20,410,037
    Other fixed assets, net of accumulated depreciation of $996,418 and $832,541, respectively                                                                                    617,631                    740,654
    Restricted cash - noncurrent                                                                                                                                                  74,917                     74,917
    Deferred drydock costs, net                                                                                                                                                   20,406,118                 17,495,270
    Deferred financing costs - Super Senior Facility                                                                                                                              --                         166,111
    Advance for scrubbers, ballast water systems and other assets                                                                                                                 2,896,962                  26,707,700
    Total noncurrent assets                                                                                                                                                       891,697,114                901,553,773
    Total assets                                                                                                                                                                  $      1,032,097,080       $      1,002,087,136
    LIABILITIES & STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
    Current liabilities:
    Accounts payable                                                                                                                                                              $      15,310,881          $      13,483,397
    Accrued interest                                                                                                                                                              5,014,786                  5,321,089
    Other accrued liabilities                                                                                                                                                     7,693,031                  28,996,836
    Fair value of derivative instruments - current                                                                                                                                3,179,011                  756,229
    Current portion of operating lease liabilities                                                                                                                                12,511,790                 13,255,978
    Unearned charter hire revenue                                                                                                                                                 4,880,019                  4,692,259
    Current portion of long-term debt                                                                                                                                             39,244,297                 35,709,394
    Total current liabilities                                                                                                                                                     87,833,815                 102,215,182
    Noncurrent liabilities:
    Norwegian Bond Debt, net of debt discount and debt issuance costs                                                                                                             172,574,882                175,867,310
    Super Senior Facility, net of debt issuance costs                                                                                                                             14,868,997                 --
    New Ultraco Debt Facility, net of debt issuance costs                                                                                                                         147,157,424                141,396,770
    Revolver loan under the New Ultraco Debt Facility                                                                                                                             55,000,000                 --
    Convertible Bond Debt, net of debt discount and debt issuance costs                                                                                                           94,685,801                 92,803,144
    Fair value of derivative instruments - non current                                                                                                                            573,361                    --
    Operating lease liabilities                                                                                                                                                   2,441,982                  8,301,793
    Total noncurrent liabilities                                                                                                                                                  487,302,447                418,369,017
    Total liabilities                                                                                                                                                             575,136,262                520,584,199
    Commitments and contingencies
    Stockholders' equity:
    Preferred stock, $.01 par value, 25,000,000 shares authorized, none issued as of June 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019                                                          --                         --
    Common stock, $0.01 par value, 700,000,000 shares authorized, 71,957,885 and 71,502,206 shares issued and outstanding as of June 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019, respectively 719,579                    715,022
    Additional paid-in capital                                                                                                                                                    918,255,834                917,862,269
    Accumulated deficit                                                                                                                                                           (461,093,440         )     (437,074,354         )
    Accumulated other comprehensive loss                                                                                                                                          (921,155             )     --
    Total stockholders' equity                                                                                                                                                    456,960,818                481,502,937
    Total liabilities and stockholders' equity                                                                                                                                    $      1,032,097,080       $      1,002,087,136
    

    CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

                                                                                                                          Six Months Ended
                                                                                                                          June 30, 2020           June 30, 2019
    Cash flows from operating activities:
    Net loss                                                                                                              $     (24,019,086 )     $     (5,962,673 )
    Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash (used in)/provided by operating activities:
    Depreciation                                                                                                          21,303,889              16,434,359
    Amortization of operating lease right-of-use assets                                                                   6,273,102               6,242,947
    Amortization of deferred drydocking costs                                                                             3,665,785               2,734,071
    Amortization of debt discount and debt issuance costs                                                                 3,046,071               1,128,929
    Loss on debt extinguishment                                                                                           --                      2,268,452
    Gain on sale of vessels                                                                                               --                      (5,073,349       )
    Operating lease impairment                                                                                            352,368                 --
    Net unrealized loss/(gain) on fair value of derivatives                                                               814,014                 (1,951,420       )
    Stock-based compensation expense                                                                                      1,559,423               2,672,679
    Drydocking expenditures                                                                                               (6,576,633        )     (4,506,257       )
    Changes in operating assets and liabilities:
    Accounts payable                                                                                                      (4,523,437        )     (4,411,836       )
    Accounts receivable                                                                                                   (2,921,947        )     747,545
    Accrued interest                                                                                                      (306,303          )     1,023,820
    Inventories                                                                                                           5,719,516               3,143,326
    Operating lease liabilities short and long-term                                                                       (6,603,999        )     (6,616,844       )
    Derivative asset, other current and non-current assets                                                                (7,078,072        )     885,451
    Other accrued liabilities                                                                                             (7,280,400        )     3,540,176
    Prepaid expenses                                                                                                      1,214,764               657,760
    Unearned revenue                                                                                                      187,760                 (4,496,185       )
    Net cash (used in)/provided by operating activities                                                                   (15,173,185       )     8,460,951
    Cash flows from investing activities:
    Purchase of vessel and vessel improvements                                                                            (510,029          )     (18,477,740      )
    Purchase of scrubbers and ballast water systems                                                                       (22,371,606       )     (23,893,065      )
    Proceeds from hull and machinery insurance claims                                                                     3,658,924               1,301,546
    Proceeds from sale of vessels                                                                                         --                      22,631,367
    Purchase of other fixed assets                                                                                        (40,853           )     (200,959         )
    Net cash used in investing activities                                                                                 (19,263,564       )     (18,638,851      )
    Cash flows from financing activities:
    Repayment of revolver loan under New First Lien Facility                                                              --                      (5,000,000       )
    Proceeds from the revolver loan under New First Lien Facility                                                         --                      5,000,000
    Repayment of Original Ultraco Debt Facility                                                                           --                      (82,600,000      )
    Proceeds from New Ultraco Debt Facility                                                                               22,550,000              153,440,000
    Repayment of Norwegian Bond Debt                                                                                      (4,000,000        )     (4,000,000       )
    Repayment of term loan under New Ultraco Debt Facility                                                                (13,112,245       )     (5,048,671       )
    Proceeds from revolver facility under New Ultraco Debt Facility                                                       55,000,000              --
    Proceeds from Super Senior Facility                                                                                   15,000,000              --
    Repayment of New First Lien Facility - term loan                                                                      --                      (60,000,000      )
    Debt issuance costs paid to lenders on New Ultraco Debt Facility                                                      (381,471          )     (3,156,250       )
    Cash used to settle net share equity awards                                                                           (1,161,301        )     (877,697         )
    Other financing costs                                                                                                 18,539                  (280,237         )
    Net cash provided by/(used in) financing activities                                                                   73,913,522              (2,522,855       )
    Net increase/(decrease) in Cash, cash equivalents and Restricted cash                                                 39,476,773              (12,700,755      )
    Cash, cash equivalents and Restricted cash at beginning of period                                                     59,130,285              78,163,638
    Cash, cash equivalents and Restricted cash at end of period                                                           $     98,607,058        $     65,462,883
    SUPPLEMENTAL CASH FLOW INFORMATION
    Cash paid during the period for interest                                                                              $     15,202,876        $     11,028,514
    Accruals for scrubbers and ballast water treatment systems included in Accounts payable and Other accrued liabilities $     8,507,683         $     8,976,160
    Accruals for debt issuance costs included in Other accrued liabilities                                                $     200,000           $     --
    

    Supplemental Information - Non-GAAP Financial Measures

    This release includes various financial measures that are non-GAAP financial measures as defined under the rules of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). We believe these measures provide important supplemental information to investors to use in evaluating ongoing operating results. We use these measures, together with GAAP measures, for internal managerial purposes and as a means to evaluate period-to-period comparisons. However, we do not, and you should not, rely on non-GAAP financial measures alone as measures of our performance. We believe that non-GAAP financial measures reflect an additional way of viewing aspects of our operations that when taken together with GAAP results and the reconciliations to corresponding GAAP financial measures that we also provide in our press releases provide a more complete understanding of factors and trends affecting our business. We strongly encourage you to review all of our financial statements and publicly-filed reports in their entirety and to not rely on any single financial measure.

    Because non-GAAP financial measures are not standardized, it may not be possible to compare these financial measures with other companies' non-GAAP financial measures, even if they have similar names.

    Non-GAAP Financial Measures

    EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA

    We define EBITDA as net income under GAAP adjusted for interest, income taxes, depreciation and amortization.

    Adjusted EBITDA is a non-GAAP financial measure that is used as a supplemental financial measure by our management and by external users of our financial statements, such as investors, commercial banks and others, to assess our operating performance as compared to that of other companies in our industry, without regard to financing methods, capital structure or historical costs basis. Our Adjusted EBITDA should not be considered an alternative to net loss, operating (loss)/income, cash flows (used in)/provided by operating activities or any other measure of financial performance or liquidity presented in accordance with U.S. GAAP. Our Adjusted EBITDA may not be comparable to similarly titled measures of another company because all companies may not calculate Adjusted EBITDA in the same manner. Adjusted EBITDA represents EBITDA adjusted to exclude the items which represent certain non-cash, one-time and other items such as vessel impairment, operating lease impairment, gain on sale of vessels, loss on debt extinguishment and stock-based compensation expense that the Company believes are not indicative of the ongoing performance of its core operations. The following table presents a reconciliation of our net loss to EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA.

    Reconciliation of GAAP Net loss to EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA

                                                        Three Months Ended                             Six Months Ended
                                                        June 30, 2020           June 30, 2019          June 30, 2020           June 30, 2019
    Net loss                                            $     (20,491,327 )     $     (5,992,156 )     $     (24,019,086 )     $     (5,962,673 )
    Adjustments to reconcile net loss to EBITDA:
    Interest expense                                    8,737,079               6,733,156              17,928,894              13,495,159
    Interest income                                     (56,132           )     (393,164         )     (212,989          )     (827,482         )
    Income taxes                                        --                      --                     --                      --
    EBIT                                                (11,810,380       )     347,836                (6,303,181        )     6,705,004
    Depreciation and amortization                       12,503,191              9,761,322              24,969,674              19,168,430
    EBITDA                                              692,811                 10,109,158             18,666,493              25,873,434
    Non-cash, one-time and other adjustments to EBITDA  1,075,591               260,408                1,911,791               (132,218         )
    Adjusted EBITDA                                     $     1,768,402         $     10,369,566       $     20,578,284        $     25,741,216
    

    One-time and other adjustments to EBITDA for the three and six months ended June 30, 2020 includes stock-based compensation and an operating lease impairment. One-time and other adjustments to EBITDA for the three and six months ended June 30, 2019 includes stock-based compensation, gain on sale of vessels and loss on debt extinguishment.

    TCE revenue and TCE

    Time charter equivalent ("TCE") is a non-GAAP financial measure that is commonly used in the shipping industry primarily to compare daily earnings generated by vessels on time charters with daily earnings generated by vessels on voyage charters, because charter hire rates for vessels on voyage charters are generally not expressed in per-day amounts while charter hire rates for vessels on time charters generally are expressed in such amounts. The Company defines TCE as shipping revenues less voyage expenses and charter hire expenses, adjusted for the impact of one legacy time charter and realized gains/(losses) on FFAs and bunker swaps, divided by the number of owned available days. TCE provides additional meaningful information in conjunction with shipping revenues, the most directly comparable GAAP measure, because it assists Company management in making decisions regarding the deployment and use of its vessels and in evaluating their financial performance. The Company's calculation of TCE may not be comparable to that reported by other companies. The Company calculates relative performance by comparing TCE against the Baltic Supramax Index ("BSI") adjusted for commissions and fleet makeup. Owned available days is the number of our ownership days less the aggregate number of days that our vessels are off-hire due to vessel familiarization upon acquisition, repairs, vessel upgrades or special surveys. The shipping industry uses available days to measure the number of days in a period during which vessels should be capable of generating revenues.

    The following table presents the reconciliation of revenues, net to TCE:

    Reconciliation of Revenues, net to TCE

                                           Three Months Ended                          Six Months Ended
                                           June 30, 2020         June 30, 2019         June 30, 2020         June 30, 2019
    Revenues, net                          $   57,391,784        $   69,391,315        $   131,770,103       $     146,780,912
    Less:
    Voyage expenses                        $   (23,767,747 )     $   (20,907,155 )     $   (50,332,105 )     (46,813,295       )
    Charter hire expenses                  $   (4,719,367  )     $   (11,179,480 )     $   (10,760,306 )     (22,671,386       )
    Reversal of one legacy time charter    $   (41,880     )     $   766,934           $   420,756           $     352,794
    Realized gain on FFAs and bunker swaps $   7,164,074         $   861,130           $   7,920,043         $     385,607
    TCE revenue                            $   36,026,864        $   38,932,744        $   79,018,491        $     78,034,632
    Owned available days                   $   4,482             $   4,001             $   8,749             $     8,071
    TCE                                    $   8,038             $   9,731             $   9,032             $     9,669
    

    Glossary of Terms:

    Ownership days: We define ownership days as the aggregate number of days in a period during which each vessel in our fleet has been owned by us. Ownership days are an indicator of the size of our fleet over a period and affect both the amount of revenues and the amount of expenses that we recorded during a period.

    Chartered-in under operating lease days: We define chartered-in under operating lease days as the aggregate number of days in a period during which we chartered-in vessels. Periodically, the Company charters in vessels on a single trip basis.

    Available days: We define available days as the number of our ownership days and chartered-in days less the aggregate number of days that our vessels are off-hire due to vessel familiarization upon acquisition, repairs, vessel upgrades or special surveys. The shipping industry uses available days to measure the number of days in a period during which vessels should be capable of generating revenues.

    Operating days: We define operating days as the number of available days in a period less the aggregate number of days that our vessels are off-hire due to any reason, including unforeseen circumstances. The shipping industry uses operating days to measure the aggregate number of days in a period during which vessels actually generate revenues.

    Fleet utilization: We calculate fleet utilization by dividing the number of our operating days during a period by the number of our available days during the period. The shipping industry uses fleet utilization to measure a company's efficiency in finding suitable employment for its vessels and minimizing the amount of days that its vessels are off-hire for reasons other than scheduled repairs or repairs under guarantee, vessel upgrades, special surveys or vessel positioning. Our fleet continues to perform at high utilization rates.

    Definitions of capitalized terms related to our Indebtedness

    Norwegian Bond Debt: Norwegian Bond Debt refers to the Senior Secured Bonds issued by Eagle Bulk Shipco LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company ("Shipco"), as borrower, certain wholly-owned vessel-owning subsidiaries of Shipco, as guarantors ("Shipco Vessels"), on November 28, 2017 for $200.0 million, pursuant to those certain Bond Terms, dated as of November 22, 2017, by and between Shipco, as issuer, and Nordic Trustee AS, a company existing under the laws of Norway (the "Bond Trustee"). The bonds, currently at $184.0 million, are secured by 24 vessels.

    New Ultraco Debt Facility: New Ultraco Debt Facility refers to senior secured credit facility for $208.4 million entered into by Ultraco Shipping LLC ("Ultraco"), a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company, as the borrower (the "New Ultraco Debt Facility"), with the Company and certain of its indirectly vessel-owning subsidiaries, as guarantors (the "Guarantors"), the lenders party thereto, the swap banks party thereto, ABN AMRO Capital USA LLC ("ABN AMRO"), Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank, Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB ( PUBL) and DNB Markets Inc., as mandated lead arrangers and bookrunners, and ABNAMRO, as arranger, security trustee and facility agent. The New Ultraco Debt Facility provides for an aggregate principal amount of $208.4 million, which consists of (i) a term loan facility of $153.4 million and (ii) a revolving credit facility of $55.0 million. As of June 30, 2020, the revolving credit facility was fully drawn. The New Ultraco Debt Facility is secured by 26 vessels.

    New First Lien Facility: New First Lien Facility refers to the credit facility for $65.0 million (term loan and revolver) entered into by and among Eagle Shipping LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company ("Eagle Shipping"), as borrower, certain wholly-owned vessel-owning subsidiaries of Eagle Shipping, as guarantors, the lenders thereunder, the swap banks party thereto, ABN AMRO Capital USA LLC, as facility agent and security trustee for the Lenders, ABN AMRO Capital USA LLC, Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank and Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB (publ), as mandated lead arrangers, and ABN AMRO Capital USA LLC, as arranger and bookrunner on December 8, 2017. The outstanding debt under the New First Lien Facility was repaid in full in the first quarter of 2019 with proceeds from the New Ultraco Debt Facility.

    Original Ultraco Debt Facility: Original Ultraco Debt Facility refers to the credit facility for $82.6 million entered into by and among Eagle Bulk Ultraco LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company ("Ultraco"), as borrower, certain wholly-owned vessel-owning subsidiaries of Ultraco, as guarantors, the lenders thereunder, the swap banks party thereto, ABN AMRO Capital USA LLC (" ABN AMRO"), as facility agent and security trustee for the Ultraco Lenders, ABN AMRO, DVB Bank SE and Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB (publ), as mandated lead arrangers, and ABN AMRO, as arranger and bookrunner on June 28, 2017. The proceeds were used to finance the acquisition of nine Ultramax vessels during 2017 and two Ultramax vessels during 2018. The Original Ultraco Debt Facility was repaid in full in the first quarter of 2019 with proceeds from the New Ultraco Debt Facility.

    Convertible Bond Debt: Convertible Bond Debt refers to net proceeds of approximately $112.5 million that the Company received on July 29, 2019 from its issuance of 5.0% Convertible Senior Notes due 2024.

    Super Senior Facility: Super Senior Facility refers to the credit facility for $15.0 million, by and among Shipco as borrower, and ABN AMRO Capital USA LLC, as original lender, mandated lead arranger and agent. As of June 30, 2020, $15.0 million was fully drawn to be used for general corporate purposes.

    Conference Call Information

    As previously announced, members of Eagle Bulk's senior management team will host a teleconference and webcast at 8:00 a.m. ET on Friday, August 7, 2020, to discuss the second quarter results.

    To participate in the teleconference, investors and analysts are invited to call 1 844-282-4411 in the U.S., or 1 512-900-2336 outside of the U.S., and reference participant code 8968944. A simultaneous webcast of the call, including a slide presentation for interested investors and others, may be accessed by visiting http://www.eagleships.com.

    A replay will be available following the call from 11:00 AM ET on August 7, 2020 until 11:00 AM ET on August 17, 2020. To access the replay, call +1 855-859-2056 in the U.S., or +1 404-537-3406 outside of the U.S., and reference passcode 8968944.

    About Eagle Bulk Shipping Inc.

    Eagle Bulk Shipping Inc. ("Eagle" or the "Company") is a U.S. based fully integrated shipowner-operator providing global transportation solutions to a diverse group of customers including miners, producers, traders, and end users. Headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut, with offices in Singapore and Copenhagen, Denmark, Eagle focuses exclusively on the versatile mid-size drybulk vessel segment and owns one of the largest fleets of Supramax/Ultramax vessels in the world. The Company performs all management services in-house (including: strategic, commercial, operational, technical, and administrative) and employs an active management approach to fleet trading with the objective of optimizing revenue performance and maximizing earnings on a risk-managed basis. For further information, please visit our website: www.eagleships.com.

    Website Information

    We intend to use our website, www.eagleships.com, as a means of disclosing material non-public information and for complying with our disclosure obligations under Regulation FD. Such disclosures will be included in our website's Investor Relations section. Accordingly, investors should monitor the Investor Relations portion of our website, in addition to following our press releases, filings with the SEC, public conference calls, and webcasts. To subscribe to our e-mail alert service, please click the "Investor Alerts" link in the Investor Relations section of our website and submit your email address. The information contained in, or that may be accessed through, our website is not incorporated by reference into or a part of this document or any other report or document we file with or furnish to the SEC, and any references to our website are intended to be inactive textual references only.

    Disclaimer: Forward-Looking Statements

    Matters discussed in this release may constitute forward-looking statements that may be deemed to be "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Forward-looking statements reflect current views with respect to future events and financial performance and may include statements concerning plans, objectives, goals, strategies, future events or performance, and underlying assumptions and other statements, which are other than statements of historical facts. These statements may include words such as "believe," "estimate," "project," "intend," "expect," "plan," "anticipate," and similar expressions in connection with any discussion of the timing or nature of future operating or financial performance or other events.

    The forward-looking statements in this release are based upon various assumptions, many of which are based, in turn, upon further assumptions, including without limitation, examination of historical operating trends, data contained in our records and other data available from third parties. Although Eagle Bulk Shipping Inc. believes that these assumptions were reasonable when made, because these assumptions are inherently subject to significant uncertainties and contingencies which are difficult or impossible to predict and are beyond our control, Eagle Bulk Shipping Inc. cannot assure you that it will achieve or accomplish these expectations, beliefs or projections.

    Important factors that, in our view, could cause actual results to differ materially from those discussed in the forward-looking statements include the strength of world economies and currencies, general market conditions, including changes in charter hire rates and vessel values, changes in demand that may affect attitudes of time charterers to scheduled and unscheduled drydocking, changes in vessel operating expenses, including drydocking and insurance costs, or actions taken by regulatory authorities, ability of our counterparties to perform their obligations under sales agreements, charter contracts, and other agreements on a timely basis, potential liability from future litigation, domestic and international political conditions, potential disruption of shipping routes due to accidents and political events or acts by terrorists.

    Risks and uncertainties are further described in reports filed by Eagle Bulk Shipping Inc. with the SEC.

    CONTACT

    Company Contact:

    Frank De Costanzo

    Chief Financial Officer

    Eagle Bulk Shipping Inc.

    Tel. +1 203-276-8100

    Email: investor@eagleships.com

    Media:

    Rose and Company

    Tel. +1 212-359-2228

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    Source: Eagle Bulk Shipping Inc.

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