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Diana Containerships Inc. Reports Financial Results for the Fourth Quarter and Year Ended December 31, 2013

February 17, 2014

Declares Cash Dividend of $0.15 Per Share for the Fourth Quarter

Reports At-the-Market Offering Proceeds

ATHENS, Greece, Feb. 17, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Diana Containerships Inc. (Nasdaq:DCIX), (the "Company"), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of containerships, today reported a net loss of $19.8 million for the fourth quarter of 2013, compared to net income of $0.3 million for the respective period of 2012. The loss for the fourth quarter was mainly the result of $9.7 million of impairment charges for the vessel Sardonyx, and direct sale and other charges associated with the disposal of the vessel Spinel amounting to $12.2 million, without which the result for the fourth quarter of 2013 would have been net income of $2.1 million, while the earnings per share, basic and diluted, would have been $0.06 for that quarter.

Time charter revenues, net of prepaid charter revenue amortization, were $15.5 million for the fourth quarter of 2013, compared to $14.6 million for the same period of 2012.

Net loss for the year ended December 31, 2013 amounted to $57.3 million, compared to net income of $6.0 million for the same period of 2012. The loss for the year ended December 31, 2013, was mainly the result of impairment charges and direct sale and other charges totalling $58.8 million for the vessels Madrid, Malacca, Merlion, Spinel and Sardonyx, without which the result for the year would have been net income of $1.5 million, while the earnings per share, basic and diluted, would have been $0.04 for the year. Time charter revenues, net of prepaid charter revenue amortization, were $54.0 million for the year ended December 31, 2013, compared to $56.6 million for the respective period in 2012.

Dividend Declaration

The Company has declared a cash dividend on its common stock of $0.15 per share with respect to the fourth quarter of 2013. The cash dividend will be payable on or around March 19, 2014 to all shareholders of record as at March 4, 2014. The Company has 35,335,050 shares of common stock outstanding.

At-the-Market Offering Proceeds

The Company reports that during the three months ended December 31, 2013 and up to the date hereof, the Company sold in an at-the-market offering through Deutsche Bank Securities, as sales agent, an aggregate of 1,351,890 common shares at a weighted average sales price of $3.91, in connection with which the Company paid a total of $106 thousand of commissions to the sales agent and received total net proceeds of $5.2 million.

Fleet Employment Profile (As of February 17, 2014)  
Currently Diana Containerships Inc.'s fleet is employed as follows:  

Sister Ships*Gross Rate (USD Per Day)


Delivery Date to ChartererRedelivery Date to Owners***

Panamax Container Vessels
SAGITTA A$7,250 1.25% A.P. Moller - Maersk A/S15-Mar-1329-Jan-14  
   $7,400    29-Jan-1415-Sep-14 - 30-Nov-14  
2010 3,426              
CENTAURUS A$7,500 3.50%CMA CGM S.A.13-Aug-121-Apr-14 - 13-Jun-14 1,2
2010 3,426              
CAP DOMINGO B$22,850 0% Reederei Santa 6-Feb-136-Feb-14 3,4
(ex Cap San Marco)        Containerschiffe GmbH & Co. KG       
2001 3,739  $23,250    6-Feb-1423-Dec-14 - 23-Mar-15  
CAP DOUKATO B$22,850 0% Reederei Santa6-Feb-136-Feb-14 3,4
(ex Cap San Raphael)        Containerschiffe GmbH & Co. KG      
2002 3,739  $23,250    6-Feb-1423-Dec-14 - 23-Mar-15  
SARDONYX C$24,750 1.00%APL (Bermuda) Ltd.17-Feb-1212-Feb-14 4,5,6
(ex APL Sardonyx)              
1995 4,729              
APL GARNET C$27,000 0%NOL Liner (Pte) Ltd.19-Nov-1220-Aug-15 - 19-Oct-15
1995 4,729              
SPINEL C$24,750 1.00%APL (Bermuda) Ltd.1-Mar-121-Dec-13 4,5,7,8
(ex APL Spinel)              
1996 4,729              
HANJIN MALTA  $25,550US$150 Hanjin Shipping Co. Ltd.15-Mar-1330-Mar-16 - 15-May-16
       per day        
1993 4,024              
Post - Panamax Container Vessels
PUELO D$27,900US$150 CSAV Valparaiso23-Aug-1323-Feb-15 - 23-Feb-16
       per day        
2006 6,541              
PUCON D$27,900US$150 CSAV Valparaiso20-Sep-1320-Mar-15 - 20-Mar-16
       per day        
2006  6,541              
* Each container vessel is a "sister ship", or closely similar, to other container vessels that have the same letter.
** Total commission paid to third parties.
*** Charterers' optional period to redeliver the vessel to owners. Charterers have the right to add the off hire days, if any, and therefore the optional period may be extended.
1 On June 7, 2013, the Company agreed to extend as from August 13, 2013 the initially signed charter party with CMA CGM S.A., dated August 2, 2012 for a period of minimum 6 months to maximum 10 months.
2 Based on latest information.
3 For financial reporting purposes, we recognize revenue from time charters that have varying rates on a straight-line basis equal to the average revenue during the term of that time charter. We calculate quarterly dividends based on the available cash from operations during the relevant quarter.
4 For financial reporting purposes, revenues derived from the time charter agreement will be netted off during the term of the time charter with an amortization charge of the asset that was recognized at the delivery of the vessel, being the difference of the present value of the contractual cash flows to the fair value. However, we calculate quarterly dividends based on the available cash from operations during the relevant quarter.
5 Since December 28, 2012 charterers changed to NOL Liner (Pte) Ltd.
6 Vessel sold and expected to be delivered to its new owners by the end of February 2014.
7 NOL Liner (Pte) Ltd. have agreed to compensate in full the owner for the early redelivery of the vessel on December 1, 2013 till the minimum agreed redelivery date, January 15, 2014.
8 Vessel sold and delivered to its new owners on December 19, 2013.
9 In case the vessel is redelivered to the Company in any period between the earliest and the maximum redelivery period after delivery, then the charterers will pay a lump sum equivalent to US$6,000 per day to the owners for the outstanding period between the redelivery date and up to the 30 months.
Summary of Selected Financial & Other Data
 For the three months ended December 31,For the years ended December 31,
 20132012 20132012 
  (unaudited) (unaudited) (unaudited) (unaudited)
INCOME STATEMENT DATA (in thousands of US Dollars):        
Time charter revenues, net of prepaid charter revenue amortization $  15,503  $  14,637  $  54,015  $  56,631 
Voyage expenses  178   375   705   1,404 
Vessel operating expenses  7,313   8,809   30,870   28,969 
Net income / (loss)  (19,784)  271   (57,346)  5,969 
FLEET DATA        
Average number of vessels  9.9   9.5   9.6   8.6 
Number of vessels  9.0   10.0   9.0   10.0 
Ownership days  908   871   3,516   3,156 
Available days  908   871   3,516   3,156 
Operating days  904   870   3,442   3,150 
Fleet utilization 99.6% 99.9% 97.9% 99.8%
Time charter equivalent (TCE) rate (1)$ 16,878 $ 16,374 $ 15,162 $ 17,499 
Daily vessel operating expenses (2)$ 8,054 $ 10,114 $ 8,780 $ 9,179 
(1) Time charter equivalent rates, or TCE rates, are defined as our time charter revenues less voyage expenses during a period divided by the number of our available days during the period, which is consistent with industry standards. Voyage expenses include port charges, bunker (fuel) expenses, canal charges and commissions. TCE is a non-GAAP measure. TCE rate is a standard shipping industry performance measure used 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 are generally expressed in such amounts.
(2) Daily vessel operating expenses, which include crew wages and related costs, the cost of insurance and vessel registry, expenses relating to repairs and maintenance, the costs of spares and consumable stores, lubricant costs, tonnage taxes, regulatory fees and other miscellaneous expenses, are calculated by dividing vessel operating expenses by ownership days for the relevant period.

Conference Call and Webcast Information

Diana Containerships Inc. will conduct a conference call and simultaneous Internet webcast to review these results at 9:00 A.M. (Eastern Time) on Monday, February 17, 2014.

Investors may access the webcast by visiting the Company's website at, and clicking on the webcast link. The conference call also may be accessed by telephone by dialing 1-877-407-8029 (for U.S.-based callers) or 1-201-689-8029 (for international callers), and asking the operator for the Diana Containerships Inc. conference call.

A replay of the webcast will be available soon after the completion of the call and will be accessible for 30 days on A telephone replay also will be available for 30 days by dialing 1-877-660-6853 (for U.S.-based callers) or 1-201-612-7415 (for international callers), and providing the Replay ID number 13574614.

About the Company

Diana Containerships Inc. is a Marshall Islands corporation founded in 2010 to own containerships and pursue containership acquisition opportunities. Diana Containerships Inc. intends to continue to capitalize on investment opportunities by purchasing additional containerships in the secondhand market, from other companies, shipyards and lending institutions, and may also enter into newbuilding contracts with shipyards for new containerships.   

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

Matters discussed in this press release may constitute forward-looking statements. The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 provides safe harbor protections for forward-looking statements in order to encourage companies to provide prospective information about their business. Forward-looking statements 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.

The Company desires to take advantage of the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and is including this cautionary statement in connection with this safe harbor legislation. The words "believe," "anticipate," "intends," "estimate," "forecast," "project," "plan," "potential," "may," "should," "expect," "pending" and similar expressions identify forward-looking statements.

The forward-looking statements in this press release are based upon various assumptions, many of which are based, in turn, upon further assumptions, including without limitation, our management's examination of historical operating trends, data contained in our records and other data available from third parties. Although we believe 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, we cannot assure you that we will achieve or accomplish these expectations, beliefs or projections.

In addition to these important factors, other 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 fluctuations in charter rates and vessel values, changes in demand for containership capacity, changes in our operating expenses, including bunker prices, drydocking and insurance costs, the market for our vessels, availability of financing and refinancing, changes in governmental rules and regulations or actions taken by regulatory authorities, potential liability from pending or future litigation, general domestic and international political conditions, potential disruption of shipping routes due to accidents or political events, vessels breakdowns and instances of off-hires and other factors. Please see our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission for a more complete discussion of these and other risks and uncertainties.

(See financial tables attached)

Expressed in thousands of U.S. Dollars, except for share and per share data
 For the three months ended December 31,For the years ended December 31,
 20132012 20132012 
REVENUES: (unaudited) (unaudited) (unaudited)  
Time charter revenues$ 20,896 $ 18,543 $ 74,337 $ 68,835 
Prepaid charter revenue amortization  (5,393)  (3,906)  (20,322)  (12,204)
Time charter revenues, net  15,503   14,637   54,015   56,631 

Voyage expenses  178   375   705   1,404 
Vessel operating expenses  7,313   8,809   30,870   28,969 
Depreciation  2,952   3,337   11,070   12,476 
Management fees  --   425   305   1,551 
General and administrative expenses  1,208   768   5,059   3,468 
Impairment losses  9,697   --   42,323   -- 
Loss on vessels' sale  12,210   --   16,481   -- 
Foreign currency losses / (gains)  (1)  (92)  66   (194)
Operating income / (loss)  (18,054)  1,015   (52,864)  8,957 

Interest and finance costs
 (1,741)  (772)  (4,554)  (3,066)
Interest Income  11   28   72   78 
Total other expenses, net  (1,730)  (744)  (4,482)  (2,988)
Net income / (loss)$ (19,784) $ 271 $ (57,346)$ 5,969 
Earnings / (loss) per common share, basic and diluted$ (0.58)$ 0.01 $ (1.73)$ 0.22 
Weighted average number of common shares, basic and diluted 34,198,357  32,111,969  33,159,328  26,934,533 

 For the three months ended December 31,For the years ended December 31,
 20132012 2013 2012 
  (unaudited) (unaudited) (unaudited)  
Net income / (loss)$ (19,784) $ 271 $ (57,346)$ 5,969 
Comprehensive income / (loss)$ (19,784) $ 271 $ (57,346)$ 5,969 
(Expressed in thousands of US Dollars)  
 2013 2012 
Cash and cash equivalents$ 19,685 $ 31,526 
Other current assets 3,295  5,386 
Vessels' net book value 265,372  260,945 
Other fixed assets, net 321  -- 
Restricted cash 9,870  9,270 
Prepaid charter revenue 18,166  29,918 
Total assets $ 316,709 $ 337,045 
Current liabilities$ 3,779 $ 6,110 
Long-term bank debt, net of unamortized deferred financing costs 98,102  91,906 
Related party financing, non-current 50,233  -- 
Other non-current liabilities 130  271 
Total stockholders' equity 164,465  238,758 
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $ 316,709 $ 337,045 
 For the three months ended December 31,For the years ended December 31,
 2013 2012 2013 2012 
  (unaudited) (unaudited) (unaudited)  
Net Cash provided by Operating Activities$ 9,671 $ 6,897 $ 31,740 $ 31,346 
Net Cash provided by / (used in) Investing Activities  8,028   (30,087)  (81,663)  (149,960)
Net Cash provided by / (used in) Financing Activities  (1,524)  (9,657)  38,082   108,786 

CONTACT: Corporate Contact: Ioannis Zafirakis Director, Chief Operating Officer and Secretary Telephone: + 30-216-600-2400 Email: Website: Investor and Media Relations: Edward NebbComm-Counsellors, LLC Telephone: + 1-203-972-8350 Email:

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