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Costamare Inc. Reports Results for the Second Quarter and Six-Month Period Ended June 30, 2014

July 23, 2014

ATHENS, Greece, July 23, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Costamare Inc. ("Costamare" or the "Company") (NYSE:CMRE) today reported unaudited financial results for the second quarter and six months ended June 30, 2014.

• Voyage revenues of $123.5 million and $238.4 million for the three and the six months ended June 30, 2014, respectively.

 • Voyage revenues adjusted on a cash basis of $126.0 million and $243.5 million for the three and six months ended June 30, 2014, respectively.

 • Adjusted EBITDA of $91.4 million and $173.4 million for the three and six months ended June 30, 2014, respectively.

 • Net income of $27.4 million and $47.2 million for the three and six months ended June 30, 2014, respectively.

 • Net income available to common stockholders of $24.3 million or $0.32 per share and $41.5 million or $0.55 per share for the three and six months ended June 30, 2014, respectively.

 • Adjusted Net income available to common stockholders of $36.2 million or $0.48 per share and $62.5 million or $0.84 per share for the three and six months ended June 30, 2014, respectively.

See "Financial Summary" and "Non-GAAP Measures" below for additional detail.

New Business Developments

• The Company purchased the 2000-built, 2,474 TEU containership Areopolis for a purchase price of $9.5 million. The vessel has been chartered to Cosco for a period of minimum 3 and maximum 5 months starting from June 15, 2014, at a daily rate of $7,000.

 • The Company sold the 1992-built, 3,351 TEU containership Konstantina for demolition, for a sale price of $7.5 million. The vessel was delivered to her buyers on May 29, 2014. On July 8, 2014 the Company agreed to sell for demolition the 1981-built, 3,876 TEU containership MSC Kyoto for a sale price of $9.5 million. The vessel was delivered to her buyers on July 17, 2014. The Company expects to record a net gain from the two transactions of approximately $0.8 million.

 • The Company entered into the following charter arrangements:

• Agreed to substitute the 1998-built, 3,842 TEU containership MSC Koroni (ex. Koroni) into the charter of the MSC Kyoto which was sold for demolition.• Agreed to charter the 1998-built, 3,842 TEU containership MSC Itea (ex. Kyparissia) with MSC for a period of approximately 1 year starting from July 7, 2014 at a daily rate of $7,300.• Agreed to extend the charter of the 1994-built, 1,162 TEU containership Petalidi with CMA CGM for a period of minimum 12 and maximum 14 months starting from August 3, 2014 at a daily rate of $6,800.• Agreed to extend the charter of the 1992-built, 3,351 TEU containership Marina with Evergreen for a period of minimum 8 and maximum 12 months starting from August 12, 2014 at a daily rate of $7,000.• Agreed to charter the 1991-built, 3,351 TEU containership Karmen with Wan Hai Lines for a period of minimum 15 and maximum 25 days at a daily rate of $7,500 starting from July 7, 2014.• Exercised our option to extend the charters of the MSC Namibia II, MSC Sierra II and MSC Reunion with MSC for a period of approximately two years starting from August 2, July 1 and August 27, 2014 respectively. The daily rate for the first year of the extension has been set at $7,600.

Dividend Announcements

• On July 3, 2014, we declared a dividend of $0.476563 per share on our Series B Preferred Stock and a dividend of $0.531250 per share on our Series C Preferred Stock, both paid on July 15, 2014, to holders of record on July 14, 2014.

 • On July 8, 2014, we declared a dividend for the second quarter ended June 30, 2014, of $0.28 per share on our common stock, payable on August 6, 2014, to stockholders of record on July 23, 2014. This will be the Company's fifteenth consecutive quarterly dividend since it commenced trading on the New York Stock Exchange.

Mr. Gregory Zikos, Chief Financial Officer of Costamare Inc., commented:

"During the second quarter of the year, the Company continued to deliver positive results.

Recently we acquired a 2000-built 2,474 TEU container vessel for a purchase price of $ 9.5 million. The vessel was bought with equity and after delivery she commenced her charter employment with Cosco.

Regarding our chartering arrangements, we have no ships laid up. Our re-chartering risk is minimized. The charters for the vessels opening in 2014 account for less than 3% of our 2014 contracted revenues.

Finally, on July 3, we declared a dividend on our Series B and Series C Preferred Stock. On July 8, we declared a dividend of $ 0.28 per share of our common stock, payable on August 6.

We continue to execute successfully on our growth strategy. We feel we are well positioned to continue to grow selectively and on healthy grounds."

 
Financial Summary
         
 Six-month period ended June

30, 
Three-month period ended June

30,
(Expressed in thousands of U.S. dollars, except share and per share data):2013201420132014
         
         
Voyage revenue$191,566$238,403$100,030$123,505
Accrued charter revenue (1)$6,634$5,121$3,342$2,475
Voyage revenue adjusted on a cash basis (2)$198,200$243,524$103,372$125,980
         
Adjusted EBITDA (3)$128,852$173,440$67,626$91,358
         
Adjusted Net Income available to common stockholders (3)$49,635$62,524$27,696$36,210
Weighted Average number of shares   74,800,000 74,800,000 74,800,000 74,800,000
Adjusted Earnings per share (3)$0.66$0.84$0.37$0.48
         
EBITDA (3)$134,508$152,410$70,486$79,415
Net Income$55,291$47,213$30,556$27,380
Net Income available to common stockholders$55,291$41,494$30,556$24,267
Weighted Average number of shares 74,800,000 74,800,000 74,800,000 74,800,000
Earnings per share$0.74$0.55$0.41$0.32
         
         
         
(1) Accrued charter revenue represents the difference between cash received during the period and revenue recognized on a straight-line basis.  In the early years of a charter with escalating charter rates, voyage revenue will exceed cash received during the period, and during the last years of such charter cash received will exceed revenue recognized on a straight line basis. 
(2) Voyage revenue adjusted on a cash basis represents Voyage revenue after adjusting for non-cash "Accrued charter revenue" recorded under charters with escalating charter rates. However, Voyage revenue adjusted on a cash basis is not a recognized measurement under U.S. generally accepted accounting principles, or "GAAP." We believe that the presentation of Voyage revenue adjusted on a cash basis is useful to investors because it presents the charter revenue for the relevant period based on the then current daily charter rates.  The increases or decreases in daily charter rates under our charter party agreements are described in the notes to the "Fleet List" below.  
(3) Adjusted net income available to common stockholders, adjusted earnings per share, EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA are non-GAAP measures. Refer to the reconciliation of net income to adjusted net income and net income available to common stockholders to EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA below.

Non-GAAP Measures

The Company reports its financial results in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). However, management believes that certain non-GAAP financial measures used in managing the business may provide users of these financial measures additional meaningful comparisons between current results and results in prior operating periods. Management believes that these non-GAAP financial measures can provide additional meaningful reflection of underlying trends of the business because they provide a comparison of historical information that excludes certain items that impact the overall comparability. Management also uses these non-GAAP financial measures in making financial, operating and planning decisions and in evaluating the Company's performance. The tables below set out supplemental financial data and corresponding reconciliations to GAAP financial measures for the three-month and six-month periods ended June 30, 2014 and June 30, 2013. Non-GAAP financial measures should be viewed in addition to, and not as an alternative for, the Company's reported results prepared in accordance with GAAP. Non-GAAP financial measures include (i) Voyage revenue adjusted on a cash basis (reconciled above), (ii) Adjusted Net Income available to common stockholders, (iii) Adjusted Earnings per share, (iv) EBITDA and (v) Adjusted EBITDA.

 
Reconciliation of Net Income to Adjusted Net Income available to common stockholders and Adjusted Earnings per Share
         
         
 Six-month period ended June 30,Three-month period ended June 30,
(Expressed in thousands of U.S. dollars, except share and per share data)2013201420132014
         
Net Income  $ 55,291  $ 47,213  $ 30,556  $ 27,380
Distributed earnings allocated to Preferred Stock -- (5,719) -- (3,113)
Net Income available to common stockholders 55,291 41,494 30,556 24,267
Accrued charter revenue 6,634 5,121 3,342 2,475
(Gain)/ Loss on sale/disposal of vessels (6,460) 2,903 (3,551) 2,903
Swaps breakage costs -- 10,192 -- 3,480
Unrealized loss from swap option agreement held by a jointly owned company with York included in equity loss on investments -- 4,715 -- 2,212
Realized (Gain)/ Loss on Euro/USD forward contracts (370) -- (180) --
(Gain)/ Loss on derivative instruments (5,460) (1,901) (2,471) 873
         
Adjusted Net income available to common stockholders  $ 49,635  $ 62,524  $ 27,696  $ 36,210
Adjusted Earnings per Share  $ 0.66  $ 0.84  $ 0.37  $ 0.48
Weighted average number of shares 74,800,000 74,800,000 74,800,000 74,800,000


Adjusted Net Income available to common stockholders and Adjusted Earnings per Share represent net income before non-cash "Accrued charter revenue" recorded under charters with escalating charter rates, gain/ (loss) on sale / disposals of vessels, realized (gain) /loss on Euro/USD forward contracts, swaps breakage costs, unrealized loss from a swap option agreement held by a jointly owned company with York, which is included in equity loss on investments, and non-cash changes in fair value of currency forwards and derivatives.   "Accrued charter revenue" is attributed to the timing difference between the revenue recognition and the cash collection. However, Adjusted Net Income available to common stockholders and Adjusted Earnings per Share are not recognized measurements under U.S. generally accepted accounting principles, or "GAAP." We believe that the presentation of Adjusted Net Income available to common stockholders and Adjusted Earnings per Share are useful to investors because they are frequently used by securities analysts, investors and other interested parties in the evaluation of companies in our industry. We also believe that Adjusted Net Income available to common stockholders and Adjusted Earnings per Share are useful in evaluating our ability to service additional debt and make capital expenditures. In addition, we believe that Adjusted Net Income available to common stockholders and Adjusted Earnings per Share are useful in evaluating our operating performance and liquidity position compared to that of other companies in our industry because the calculation of Adjusted Net Income available to common stockholders and Adjusted Earnings per Share generally eliminates the effects of the accounting effects of capital expenditures and acquisitions, certain hedging instruments and other accounting treatments, items which may vary for different companies for reasons unrelated to overall operating performance and liquidity. In evaluating Adjusted Net Income available to common stockholders and Adjusted Earnings per Share, you should be aware that in the future we may incur expenses that are the same as or similar to some of the adjustments in this presentation. Our presentation of Adjusted Net Income available to common stockholders and Adjusted Earnings per Share should not be construed as an inference that our future results will be unaffected by unusual or non-recurring items.

 
Reconciliation of Net Income to EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA
         
         
         
 Six-month period ended June 30,Three-month period ended June 30,
(Expressed in thousands of U.S. dollars)2013201420132014
         
         
Net Income  $ 55,291  $ 47,213  $ 30,556  $ 27,380
Interest and finance costs  34,108 48,362 16,544 22,566
Interest income (409) (291) (200) (141)
Depreciation  41,489 51,818 21,607 26,610
Amortization of prepaid lease rentals -- 1,512 -- 1,102
Amortization of dry-docking and special survey costs 4,029 3,796 1,979 1,898
EBITDA134,508152,41070,48679,415
Accrued charter revenue 6,634 5,121 3,342 2,475
(Gain) / Loss on sale / disposal of vessels (6,460) 2,903 (3,551) 2,903
Swaps breakage costs -- 10,192 -- 3,480
Unrealized loss from swap option agreement held by a jointly owned company with York included in equity loss on investments -- 4,715 -- 2,212
Realized (Gain) / Loss on Euro / USD forward contracts (370) -- (180) --
Gain / (Loss) on derivative instruments (5,460) (1,901) (2,471) 873
Adjusted EBITDA $ 128,852  $ 173,440  $ 67,626  $ 91,358


EBITDA represents net income before interest and finance costs, interest income, amortization of prepaid lease rentals, depreciation and amortization of deferred dry-docking and special survey costs.  Adjusted EBITDA represents net income before interest and finance costs, interest income, amortization of prepaid lease rentals, depreciation, amortization of deferred dry-docking and special survey costs, non-cash "Accrued charter revenue" recorded under charters with escalating charter rates, gain/ (loss) on sale / disposals of vessels, realized gain / (loss) on Euro / USD forward contracts, swaps breakage costs, unrealized loss from swap option agreement held by a jointly owned company with York, which is  included in equity loss on investments, and non-cash changes in fair value of currency forwards and derivatives. "Accrued charter revenue" is attributed to the time difference between the revenue recognition and the cash collection. However, EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA are not recognized measurements under U.S. generally accepted accounting principles, or "GAAP." We believe that the presentation of EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA are useful to investors because they are frequently used by securities analysts, investors and other interested parties in the evaluation of companies in our industry. We also believe that EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA are useful in evaluating our ability to service additional debt and make capital expenditures. In addition, we believe that EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA are useful in evaluating our operating performance and liquidity position compared to that of other companies in our industry because the calculation of EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA generally eliminates the effects of financings, income taxes and the accounting effects of capital expenditures and acquisitions, items which may vary for different companies for reasons unrelated to overall operating performance and liquidity. In evaluating EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA, you should be aware that in the future we may incur expenses that are the same as or similar to some of the adjustments in this presentation. Our presentation of EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA should not be construed as an inference that our future results will be unaffected by unusual or non-recurring items.

Note: Items to consider for comparability include gains and charges. Gains positively impacting net income are reflected as deductions to net income. Charges negatively impacting net income are reflected as increases to net income.

Results of Operations

Three-month period ended June 30, 2014, compared to the three-month period ended June 30, 2013

During the three-month periods ended June 30, 2014 and 2013, we had an average of 55.7 and 49.0 vessels, respectively, in our fleet. In the three-month period ended June 30, 2014, we accepted delivery of the newbuild vessel MSC Amalfiwith a TEU capacity of 9,403 and the secondhand vessels Neapolis and Areopolis with an aggregate TEU capacity of 4,119, and we sold the vessel Konstantina  with TEU capacity of 3,351. In the three-month period ended June 30, 2013, we accepted delivery of the newbuild vessels MSC Athos, Valor and Value with an aggregate TEU capacity of 26,481 and the secondhand vessels Petalidi and Ensenada Express with an aggregate TEU capacity of 6,738, which were acquired pursuant to the Framework Agreement with York and we sold the vessel MSC Austriawith a TEU capacity of 3,584. In the three-month periods ended June 30, 2014 and 2013, our fleet ownership days totaled 5,070 and 4,456 days, respectively. Ownership days are the primary driver of voyage revenue and vessels' operating expenses and represent the aggregate number of days in a period during which each vessel in our fleet is owned.

       
 (Expressed in millions of U.S. dollars,

except percentages)
Three-month period

ended June 30,
   
 20132014  ChangePercentage

Change
         
         
Voyage revenue  $ 100.0  $ 123.5  $ 23.5 23.5%
Voyage expenses (1.2) (1.1) (0.1) (8.3%)
Voyage expenses – related parties (0.8) (0.9) 0.1 12.5%
Vessels' operating expenses (28.5) (30.5) 2.0 7.0%
General and administrative expenses (1.3) (1.4) 0.1 7.7%
Management fees – related parties (4.1) (4.8) 0.7 17.1%
Amortization of dry-docking and special survey costs (2.0) (1.9) (0.1) (5.0%)
Depreciation (21.6) (26.6) 5.0 23.1%
Amortization of prepaid lease rentals -- (1.1) 1.1 100.0%
Gain / (Loss) on sale / disposals of vessels 3.6 (2.9) (6.5) (180.6%)
Interest income 0.2 0.2 -- --
Interest and finance costs (16.4) (22.6) 6.2 37.8%
Swaps breakage costs -- (3.5) 3.5 100.0%
Equity gain / (loss) on investments -- -- -- --
Other 0.2 1.9 1.7 850.0%
Gain / (Loss) on derivative instruments 2.5 (0.9) (3.4) (136.0%)
Net Income  $ 30.6  $ 27.4    
         
         
(Expressed in millions of U.S. dollars,

except percentages)
Three-month period

ended June 30,
   
 20132014  Change  Percentage

Change
         
Voyage revenue  $ 100.0  $ 123.5  $ 23.5 23.5%
Accrued charter revenue 3.3 2.5 (0.8) (24.2%)
Voyage revenue adjusted on a cash basis  $ 103.3  $ 126.0  $ 22.7 22.0%
         
         
         
Vessels operational dataThree-month period

ended June 30,
   
 20132014Change  Percentage

Change
         
Average number of vessels 49.0 55.7 6.7 13.7%
Ownership days 4,456 5,070 614 13.8%
Number of vessels under dry-docking 3 1 (2)  


Voyage Revenue

Voyage revenue increased by 23.5%, or $23.5 million, to $123.5 million during the three-month period ended June 30, 2014, from $100.0 million during the three-month period ended June 30, 2013. This increase was mainly due to (i) revenue earned by the six and three newbuild vessels delivered to us during the nine-month period ended December 31, 2013 and the six-month period ended June 30, 2014, respectively; partly offset by (ii) decreased charter rates in certain of our vessels during the three-month period ended June 30, 2014, compared to the three-month period ended June 30, 2013, and (iii) revenues not earned by two and one vessels sold for scrap during the nine-month period ended December 31, 2013 and the six-month period ended June 30, 2014, respectively.

Voyage revenue adjusted on a cash basis (which eliminates non-cash "Accrued charter revenue"), increased by 22.0%, or $22.7 million, to $126.0 million during the three-month period ended June 30, 2014, from $103.3 million during the three-month period ended June 30, 2013. This increase was mainly due to (i) revenue earned by the six and three newbuild vessels delivered to us during the nine-month period ended December 31, 2013 and the six-month period ended June 30, 2014, respectively; partly offset by (ii) decreased charter rates in certain of our vessels during the three-month period ended June 30, 2014, compared to the three-month period ended June 30, 2013, and (iii) revenues not earned by two and one vessels sold for scrap during the nine-month period ended December 31, 2013 and the six-month period ended June 30, 2014, respectively.

Voyage Expenses

Voyage expenses decreased by 8.3% or $0.1 million to $1.1 million, during the three-month period ended June 30, 2014, from $1.2 million during the three-month period ended June 30, 2013. Voyage expenses mainly include (i) off-hire expenses of our vessels, mainly related to fuel consumption and (ii) third party commissions.

Voyage Expenses – related parties

Voyage expenses – related parties in the amount of $0.9 million during the three-month period ended June 30, 2014 and in the amount of $0.8 million during the three-month period ended June 30, 2013, represent fees of 0.75% on voyage revenues charged to us by Costamare Shipping Company S.A. as provided under our group management agreement.

Vessels' Operating Expenses

Vessels' operating expenses, increased by 7.0%, or $2.0 million, to $30.5 million during the three-month period ended June 30, 2014, from $28.5 million during the three-month period ended June 30, 2013. The increase was mainly attributable to the increased ownership days of our vessels during the three-month period ended June 30, 2014, compared to the three-month period ended June 30, 2013.

General and Administrative Expenses

General and administrative expenses increased by 7.7%, or $0.1 million, to $1.4 million during the three-month period ended June 30, 2014, from $1.3 million during the three-month period ended June 30, 2013. General and administrative expenses for the three-month periods ended June 30, 2014 and 2013, included $0.25 million in each period for the services of the Company's officers in aggregate charged to us by Costamare Shipping Company S.A. as provided under our group management agreement.      

Management Fees – related parties

Management fees paid to our managers increased by 17.1%, or $0.7 million, to $4.8 million during the three-month period ended June 30, 2014, from $4.1 million during the three-month period ended June 30, 2013. The increase was primarily attributable to (i) the upward adjustment by 4% of the management fee for each vessel (effective January 1, 2014), as provided under our group management agreement, and (ii) the increased average number of vessels during the three-month period ended June 30, 2014, compared to the three-month period ended June 30, 2013.

Amortization of Dry-docking and Special Survey Costs

Amortization of deferred dry-docking and special survey costs was $1.9 million for the three-month period ended June 30, 2014, and $2.0 million for the three-month period ended June 30, 2013. During the three-month period ended June 30, 2014, one vessel underwent and completed her special survey. During the three-month period ended June 30, 2013, two vessels underwent and completed their special surveys while one vessel was in process.

Depreciation

Depreciation expense increased by 23.1%, or $5.0 million, to $26.6 million during the three-month period ended June 30, 2014, from $21.6 million during the three-month period ended June 30, 2013. The increase was mainly attributable to the depreciation expense charged for the six newbuild vessels delivered to us during the nine-month period ended December 31, 2013 and for the three newbuild vessels delivered to us during the six-month period ended June 30, 2014, partly offset by the depreciation expense not charged for the two and one vessels sold for scrap during the nine-month period ended December 31, 2013 and the six-month period ended June 30, 2014, respectively.

Amortization of Prepaid lease rentals

The amount of $1.1 million relates to the amortization of the prepaid lease rentals during the three-month period ended June 30, 2014.

Gain / (Loss) on Sale/Disposals of Vessels

During the three-month period ended June 30, 2014, we recorded a loss of $2.9 million from the sale of one vessel. During the three-month period ended June 30, 2013, we recorded a gain of $3.6 million from the sale of one vessel.

Interest Income

Interest income for the three-month period ended June 30, 2014 and 2013, amounted to $0.2 million and $0.2 million, respectively.

Interest and Finance Costs

Interest and finance costs increased by 37.8%, or $6.2 million, to $22.6 million during the three-month period ended June 30, 2014, from $16.4 million during the three-month period ended June 30, 2013. The increase was mainly attributable to the increased interest expense charged to the consolidated statement of income in relation with the loan facilities of the six and three newbuild vessels which were delivered to us during the nine-month period ended December 31, 2013 and the six-month period ended June 30, 2014, respectively, and the write-off of deferred finance costs due to the refinancing of one of our bank loans; partly offset by the decreased loan commitment fees charged to us during the three-month period ended June 30, 2014, compared to the three-month period ended June 30, 2013.

Equity Gain/ (Loss) on Investments

The equity gain / (loss) on investments represents our share of the net earnings of thirteen jointly owned companies pursuant to the Framework Agreement with York. We hold a range of 25% to 49% of the capital stock of these companies. The net equity gain / (loss) on investments was $nil for the three-month period ended June 30, 2014 and includes an unrealized loss of $2.2 million deriving from a swap option agreement entered into by a jointly owned company.

Gain / (Loss) on Derivative Instruments

The fair value of our 22 interest rate derivative instruments which were outstanding as of June 30, 2014, equates to the amount that would be paid by us or to us should those instruments be terminated. As of June 30, 2014, the fair value of these 22 interest rate derivative instruments in aggregate amounted to a liability of $88.6 million. Twenty-one of the 22 interest rate derivative instruments that were outstanding as at June 30, 2014, qualified for hedge accounting and the effective portion of the change in their fair value is recorded in "Other Comprehensive Income" ("OCI").  For the three-month period ended June 30, 2014, a net gain of $1.2 million has been included in OCI and a net loss of $0.9 million has been included in Gain / (Loss) on derivative instruments in the consolidated statement of income, resulting from the fair market value change of the interest rate derivative instruments during the three-month period ended June 30, 2014. Furthermore, during the three-month period ended June 30, 2014, we terminated one interest rate derivative instrument that qualified for hedge accounting and we paid the counterparty breakage costs of $3.5 million, in aggregate.

     
Cash Flows    
     
Three-month periods ended June 30, 2014 and 2013
     
Condensed cash flowsThree-month period ended

June 30,
(Expressed in millions of U.S. dollars)20132014
Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities$43.2$61.1
Net Cash Used in  Investing Activities  $ (215.4)  $ (57.9)
Net Cash Provided by/ (Used in) Financing Activities$101.7  $ (39.0)


Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities

Net cash flows provided by operating activities for the three-month period ended June 30, 2014, increased by $17.9 million to $61.1 million, compared to $43.2 million for the three-month period ended June 30, 2013.  The increase was primarily attributable to (a) increased cash from operations of $22.7 million due to cash generated from the employment of the six and three newbuild vessels delivered to us during the nine-month period ended December 31, 2013 and the six-month period ended June 30, 2014, respectively, (b) decreased payments for dry-dockings during the period of $1.8 million and (c) the favorable change in the working capital position, excluding the current portion of long-term debt and the accrued charter revenue (representing the difference between cash received in that period and revenue recognized on a straight-line basis) of $2.7 million; partly offset by the increased payments for interest (including swap payments) during the period of $2.4 million.

Net Cash Used in Investing Activities

Net cash used in investing activities was $57.9 million in the three-month period ended June 30, 2014, which consisted of (a) $18.4 million for capitalized costs and advance payments for the construction and delivery of one newbuild vessel (b) $19.8 million in payments for the acquisition of two secondhand vessels, (c) $26.4 million payments (net of $1.8 million we received as a dividend distribution) associated to the equity investments pursuant to the Framework Agreement with York, which range from 25% to 49% in jointly-owned companies, and (d) a $6.7 million payment we received from the sale for scrap of one vessel.

Net cash used in investing activities was $215.4 million in the three-month period ended June 30, 2013, which consisted of (a) $194.8 million advance payments for the construction and purchase of five newbuild vessels, (b) $24.9 million in payments for the acquisition of two secondhand vessels, (c) a $0.5 million advance payment we made for the acquisition of one secondhand vessel which was delivered to us on July 3, 2013, and (d) a $4.8 million balance payment we received from sale for scrap of one vessel, as part of the payment we received during the three-month period ended March 31, 2013.

Net Cash Provided By / (Used in) Financing Activities

Net cash used in financing activities was $39.0 million in the three-month period ended June 30, 2014, which mainly consisted of (a) $106.3 million of indebtedness that we repaid, (b) $9.0 million we drew down from one of our credit facilities, (c) $85.6 million we received regarding the sale and leaseback transaction concluded for one newbuild, (d) $2.5 million we repaid relating to our sale and leaseback agreements, (e) $20.9 million we paid for dividends to holders of our common stock for the first quarter of 2014, and (f) $0.9 million we paid for dividends to holders of our 7.625% Series B Cumulative Redeemable Perpetual Preferred Stock (the "Series B Preferred Stock") for the period from January 15, 2014 to April 14, 2014, and $2.0 million we paid for dividends to holders of our 8.500% Series C Cumulative Redeemable Perpetual Preferred Stock (the "Series C Preferred Stock") for the period from the original issuance of the Series C Preferred Stock on January 21, 2014 to April 14, 2014.

Net cash provided by financing activities was $101.7 million in the three-month period ended June 30, 2013, which mainly consisted of (a) $37.9 million of indebtedness that we repaid, (b) $164.0 million we drew down from three of our credit facilities and (c) $20.2 million we paid for dividends to our holders of our common stock for the first quarter of the year 2013.

Results of Operations

Six-month period ended June 30, 2014, compared to the six-month period ended June 30, 2013

During the six-month period ended June 30, 2014 and 2013, we had an average of 54.4 and 47.9 vessels, respectively in our fleet. In the six-month period ended June 30, 2014, we accepted delivery of the newbuild vessels MSC Azov, MSC Ajaccio and MSC Amalfi with an aggregate TEU capacity of 28,209 TEU and the secondhand vessels Neapolis and Areopolis with an aggregate TEU capacity of 4,119 and we sold the vessel Konstantina with a TEU capacity of 3,351.  In the six-month period ended June 30, 2013, we accepted delivery of the newbuild vessels MSC Athens, MSC Athos, Valor and Value with an aggregate TEU capacity of 35,308, the secondhand vessel Venetiko with a TEU capacity of 5,928, and the vessels Petalidi and Ensenada Express with an aggregate TEU capacity of 6,738 (these two secondhand vessels were acquired pursuant to the Framework Agreement with York) and we sold the vessels MSC Washingtonand MSC Austriawith an aggregate TEU capacity of 7,460. In the six-month period ended June 30, 2014 and 2013, our fleet ownership days totaled 9,845 and 8,677 days, respectively. Ownership days are the primary driver of voyage revenue and vessels operating expenses and represent the aggregate number of days in a period during which each vessel in our fleet is owned.

       
 (Expressed in millions of U.S. dollars,

except percentages)
Six-month period ended

June 30,
   
 20132014  Change  Percentage

Change
         
Voyage revenue  $ 191.6  $ 238.4  $ 46.8 24.4%
Voyage expenses (1.9) (1.8) (0.1) (5.3%)
Voyage expenses – related parties (1.4) (1.8) 0.4 28.6%
Vessels operating expenses (56.4) (59.9) 3.5 6.2%
General and administrative expenses (2.2) (2.5) 0.3 13.6%
Management fees – related parties (8.0) (9.3) 1.3 16.3%
Amortization of dry-docking and special survey costs (4.0) (3.8) (0.2) (5.0%)
Depreciation (41.5) (51.8) 10.3 24.8%
Amortization of prepaid lease rentals -- (1.5) 1.5 100.0%
Gain / (Loss) on sale / disposal of vessels 6.4 (2.9) (9.3) (145.3%)
Foreign exchange gains / (losses) 0.1 (0.1) (0.2) (200.0%)
Interest income 0.4 0.4 -- --
Interest and finance costs (34.1) (48.4) 14.3 41.9%
Equity loss on investments -- (2.3) 2.3 100.0%
Swaps breakage costs -- (10.2) 10.2 100.0%
Other 0.8 2.8 2.0 250.0%
Gain on derivative instruments 5.5 1.9 (3.6) (65.5%)
Net Income  $ 55.3  $ 47.2    
         
         
(Expressed in millions of U.S. dollars,

except percentages)
Six-month period ended

June 30,
ChangePercentage

Change
 20132014    
         
Voyage revenue  $ 191.6  $ 238.4  $ 46.8 24.4%
Accrued charter revenue 6.6 5.1 (1.5) (22.7%)
Voyage revenue adjusted on a cash basis  $ 198.2  $ 243.5  $ 45.3 22.9%
         
         
Fleet operational dataSix-month period ended

June 30,
   
 20132014Change  Percentage

Change
         
Average number of vessels 47.9 54.4 6.5 13.6%
Ownership days 8,677 9,845 1,168 13.5%
Number of vessels under dry-docking 5 3 (2)  


Voyage Revenue

Voyage revenue increased by 24.4%, or $46.8 million, to $238.4 million during the six-month period ended June 30, 2014, from $191.6 million during the six-month period ended June 30, 2013. This increase was mainly attributable to (i) revenue earned by the seven and three newbuild vessels delivered to us during the year ended December 31, 2013 and the six-month period ended June 30, 2014, respectively; partly offset by (ii) decreased charter rates in certain of our vessels during the six-month period ended June 30, 2014, compared to the six-month period ended June 30, 2013, and (iii) revenues not earned by vessels which were sold for scrap during the nine-month period ended December 31, 2013 and the six-month period ended June 30, 2014.

 Voyage revenue adjusted on a cash basis (which eliminates non-cash "Accrued charter revenue"), increased by 22.9%, or $45.3 million, to $243.5 million during the six-month period ended June 30, 2014, from $198.2 million during the six-month period ended June 30, 2013. This increase was mainly attributable to (i) revenue earned by the seven and three newbuild vessels delivered to us during the year ended December 31, 2013 and the six-month period ended June 30, 2014, respectively; partly offset by (ii) decreased charter rates in certain of our vessels during the six-month period ended June 30, 2014, compared to the six-month period ended June 30, 2013, and (iii) revenues not earned by vessels which were sold for scrap during the nine-month period ended December 31, 2013 and the six-month period ended June 30, 2014.

Voyage Expenses

Voyage expenses decreased by 5.3%, or $0.1 million, to $1.8 million during the six-month period ended June 30, 2014, from $1.9 million during the six-month period ended June 30, 2013. The decrease was primarily attributable to the decreased off-hire expenses of our fleet, mainly bunkers consumption and by the decreased third party commissions charged to us during the six-month period ended June 30, 2014, compared to the six-month period ended June 30, 2013.

Voyage Expenses – related parties

Voyage expenses – related parties increased by 28.6% or $0.4 million to $1.8 million during the six-month period ended June 30, 2014, from $1.4 million during the six-month period ended June 30, 2013, and represent fees of 0.75% on voyage revenues charged to us by Costamare Shipping Company S.A. as provided under our group management agreement.

Vessels' Operating Expenses

Vessels' operating expenses, which also includes the realized gain / (loss) under derivative contracts entered into in relation to foreign currency exposure, increased by 6.2% or $3.5 million to $59.9 million during the six-month period ended June 30, 2014, from $56.4 million during the six-month period ended June 30, 2013. The increase was mainly attributable to the increased ownership days of our fleet during the six-month period ended June 30, 2014, compared to the six-month period ended June 30, 2013.

General and Administrative Expenses

General and administrative expenses increased by 13.6% or $0.3 million, to $2.5 million during the six-month period ended June 30, 2014, from $2.2 million during the six-month period ended June 30, 2013. Furthermore, General and administrative expenses for the six-month period ended June 30, 2014 and June 30, 2013, include $0.5 million in each period for the services of the Company's officers in aggregate charged to us by Costamare Shipping Company S.A. as provided under our group management agreement.     

Management Fees – related parties

Management fees paid to our managers increased by 16.3%, or $1.3 million, to $9.3 million during the six-month period ended June 30, 2014, from $8.0 million during the six-month period ended June 30, 2013. The increase was primarily attributable to (i) the upward adjustment by 4% of the management fee for each vessel (effective January 1, 2014), as provided under our group management agreement, and (ii) the increased average number of vessels during the six-month period ended June 30, 2014, compared to the six-month period ended June 30, 2013.

Amortization of Dry-docking and Special Survey Costs

Amortization of deferred dry-docking and special survey costs for the six-month period ended June 30, 2014 and 2013, was $3.8 million and $4.0 million, respectively. During the six-month period ended June 30, 2014 and 2013, three and five vessels, respectively, underwent their special survey.

Depreciation

Depreciation expense increased by 24.8%, or $10.3 million, to $51.8 million during the six-month period ended June 30, 2014, from $41.5 million during the six-month period ended June 30, 2013. The increase was mainly attributable to the depreciation expense charged for the seven newbuild vessels delivered to us during the year ended December 31, 2013 and for the three newbuild vessels delivered to us during the six-month period ended June 30, 2014, partly offset by the depreciation expense not charged for the vessels sold for scrap during the nine-month period ended December 31, 2013 and the six-month period ended June 30, 2014.

Amortization of Prepaid lease rentals

The amount of $1.5 million relates to the amortization of the prepaid lease rentals during the six-month period ended June 30, 2014.

Gain / (Loss) on Sale/Disposal of Vessels

During the six-month period ended June 30, 2014, we recorded a loss of $2.9 million from the sale of one vessel. During the six-month period ended June 30, 2013, we recorded a gain of $6.4 million from the sale of two vessels.

Interest Income

During the six-month period ended June 30, 2014 and 2013, interest income was $0.4 million and $0.4 million, respectively.

Interest and Finance Costs

Interest and finance costs increased by 41.9%, or $14.3 million, to $48.4 million during the six-month period ended June 30, 2014, from $34.1 million during the six-month period ended June 30, 2013. The increase was mainly attributable to the increased interest expense charged to the consolidated statement of income in relation with the loan facilities of the seven and three newbuild vessels which were delivered to us during the year ended December 31, 2013 and the six-month period ended June 30, 2014, respectively and the write-off of deferred finance costs due to the refinancing of one of our bank loans; partly offset by the decreased loan commitment fees charged to us during the six-month period ended June 30, 2014, compared to the six-month period ended June 30, 2013.

Equity loss on Investments

The equity loss on investments of $2.3 million represents our share of the net losses of thirteen jointly owned companies formed pursuant to the Framework Agreement with York. We hold a range of 25% to 49% of the capital stock of each company. The net loss of $2.3 includes an unrealized loss of $4.7 million deriving from a swap option agreement entered into by a jointly owned company.

Gain on Derivative Instruments

The fair value of our 22 interest rate derivative instruments which were outstanding as of June 30, 2014, equates to the amount that would be paid by us or to us should those instruments be terminated. As of June 30, 2014, the fair value of these 22 interest rate derivative instruments in aggregate amounted to a liability of $88.6 million. Twenty-one of the 22 interest rate derivative instruments that were outstanding as at June 30, 2014, qualified for hedge accounting and the effective portion of the change in their fair value is recorded in OCI.  For the six-month period ended June 30, 2014, a gain of $12.6 million has been included in OCI and a net gain of $1.9 million has been included in Gain on derivative instruments in the consolidated statement of income, resulting from the fair market value change of the interest rate derivative instruments during the six-month period ended June 30, 2014.

Cash Flows    
     
Six-month periods ended June 30, 2014 and 2013
     
Condensed cash flowsSix-month period ended

June 30,
(Expressed in millions of U.S. dollars)20132014
Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities$78.1$115.0
Net Cash Used in Investing Activities  $ (364.9)  $ (123.0)
Net Cash Provided by Financing Activities$131.9$62.5


Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities

Net cash flows provided by operating activities increased by $36.9 million to $115.0 million for the six-month period ended June 30, 2014, compared to $78.1 for the six-month period ended June 30, 2013. The increase was primarily attributable to (a) increased cash from operations of $45.3 million due to cash generated from the charters of the seven and three newbuild vessels delivered to us during the year ended December 31,2013 and the six-month period ended June 30, 2014, respectively, (b) a favorable change in working capital position, excluding the current portion of long-term debt and the accrued charter revenue (representing the difference between cash received in that period and revenue recognized on a straight-line basis) of $14.2 million and (c) decreased dry-docking payments of $1.6 million; partly offset by increased payments for interest (including swap payments) of $9.8 million.

Net Cash Used in Investing Activities

Net cash used in investing activities was $123.0 million in the six-month period ended June 30, 2014, which consisted of (a) $59.1 million for capitalized costs and advance payments for the construction and delivery of three newbuild vessels, (b) $19.8 million in payments for the acquisition of two secondhand vessels, (c) $50.8 million (net of $1.8 million we received as a dividend distribution) in payments, pursuant to the Framework Agreement with York, to hold an equity interest ranging from 25% to 49% in jointly-owned companies and (d) $6.7 million we received from the sale for scrap of one vessel.

Net cash used in investing activities was $364.9 million in the six-month period ended June 30, 2013, which mainly consisted of (a) $324.0 million advance payments for the construction and purchase of eight newbuild vessels, (b) $47.1 million in payments for the acquisition of three secondhand vessels, (c) $0.5 million advance payment we paid for the acquisition of one secondhand vessel delivered to us on July 3, 2013, (d) $0.6 million in payments for expenses related to the sale of the MSC Washington and, (e) $7.2 million we received from the sale of one vessel.

Net Cash Provided By Financing Activities

Net cash provided by financing activities was $62.5 million in the six-month period ended June 30, 2014, which mainly consisted of (a) $253.8 million of indebtedness that we repaid, (b) $9.0 million we drew down from one of our credit facilities, (c) $256.7 million we received regarding the sale and leaseback transaction concluded for the three newbuild vessels, (d) $3.1 million we repaid regarding our sale and leaseback agreements, (e) $41.1 million we paid for dividends to holders of our common stock for the fourth quarter of 2013 and the first quarter of 2014, (f) $1.9 million we paid for dividends to holders of our Series B Preferred Stock for the period from October 15, 2013 to January 14, 2014 and January 15, 2014 to April 14, 2014, and $2.0 million we paid for dividends to holders of our Series C Preferred Stock for the period from the original issuance of the Series C Preferred Stock on January 21, 2014 to April 14, 2014, and (g) $96.5 million net proceeds we received from our public offering in January 2014, of 4.0 million shares of our Series C Preferred Stock, net of underwriting discounts and expenses incurred in the offering.

Net cash provided by financing activities was $131.9 million in the six month period ended June 30, 2013, which mainly consisted of (a) $74.1 million of indebtedness that we repaid, (b) $251.9 million we drew down from four of our credit facilities and, (c) $40.4 million we paid for dividends to our stockholders for the fourth quarter of the year ended December 31, 2012 and first quarter of the year 2013.

Liquidity and Capital Expenditures

Cash and cash equivalents

As of June 30, 2014, we had a total cash liquidity of $202.4 million, consisting of cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash.

Debt-free vessels

As of July 23, 2014, the following vessels were free of debt.

Unencumbered Vessels in the water(*)
(refer to fleet list on page 17 for full charter details)
     
Vessel NameYear

Built
TEU

Capacity
NAVARINO 2010 8,531
VENETIKO 2003 5,928
AREOPOLIS 2000 2,474
MESSINI 1997 2,458
NEAPOLIS 2000 1,645
     
(*) Does not include three secondhand vessels acquired and nine newbuild vessels ordered pursuant to the Framework Agreement with York, which are also free of debt. 


Capital commitments

As of July 23, 2014, we had outstanding commitments relating to our nine contracted newbuilds, aggregating approximately $ 312.4 million payable in installments until the vessels are delivered, which amount represents our interest in the relevant jointly-owned entities with York.

Conference Call details:

On Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 8:30 a.m. ET, Costamare's management team will hold a conference call to discuss the financial results.

Participants should dial into the call 10 minutes before the scheduled time using the following numbers: 1-866-524-3160 (from the US), 0808 238 9064 (from the UK) or +1-412-317-6760 (from outside the US). Please quote "Costamare."

A replay of the conference call will be available until August 25, 2014. The United States replay number is +1-877-344-7529; the standard international replay number is +1-412-317-0088, and the access code required for the replay is: 10049831.

Live webcast:

There will also be a simultaneous live webcast over the Internet, through the Costamare Inc. website (www.costamare.com) under the "Investors" section. Participants to the live webcast should register on the website approximately 10 minutes prior to the start of the webcast.

About Costamare Inc.

Costamare Inc. is one of the world's leading owners and providers of containerships for charter. The Company has 40 years of history in the international shipping industry and a fleet of 67 containerships, with a total capacity of approximately 445,000 TEU, including nine newbuild containerships on order. Twelve of our containerships, including nine newbuilds, have been acquired pursuant to the Framework Agreement with York Capital Management by vessel-owning joint venture entities in which we hold a minority equity interest. The Company's common stock, Series B Preferred Stock and Series C Preferred Stock trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbols "CMRE," "CMRE PR B" and "CMRE PR C," respectively.

Forward-Looking Statements

This earnings release contains "forward-looking statements". In some cases, you can identify these statements by forward-looking words such as "believe", "intend", "anticipate", "estimate", "project", "forecast", "plan", "potential", "may", "should", "could" and "expect" and similar expressions. These statements are not historical facts but instead represent only Costamare's belief regarding future results, many of which, by their nature, are inherently uncertain and outside of Costamare's control. It is possible that actual results may differ, possibly materially, from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements. For a discussion of some of the risks and important factors that could affect future results, see the discussion in Costamare Inc.'s Annual Report on Form 20-F (File No. 001-34934) under the caption "Risk Factors."

Fleet List

The tables below provide additional information, as of July 23, 2014, about our fleet of containerships, including our newbuilds on order and the vessels acquired pursuant to the Framework Agreement with York. Each vessel is a cellular containership, meaning it is a dedicated container vessel.

                 
 Vessel NameChartererYear

Built
Capacity

(TEU)
Time

Charter

Term(1)
Current Daily

Charter Rate

(U.S. dollars)
Expiration of

Charter(1)
Average

Daily

Charter

Rate Until

Earliest

Expiry of

Charter

(U.S. dollars)(
2)
1COSCO GUANGZHOU COSCO 2006 9,469 12 years 36,400 December 2017 36,400
2 COSCO NINGBO COSCO 2006 9,469 12 years 36,400 January 2018 36,400
3COSCO YANTIAN COSCO 2006 9,469 12 years 36,400 February 2018 36,400
4 COSCO BEIJING COSCO 2006 9,469 12 years 36,400April 2018 36,400
5COSCO HELLAS COSCO 2006 9,469 12 years 37,519 May 2018 37,519
6 MSC AZOV MSC 2014 9,403 10 years 43,000November 2023 43,000
7 MSC AJACCIO MSC 2014 9,403 10 years 43,000February 2024 43,000
8 MSC AMALFI MSC 2014 9,403 10 years 43,000March 2024 43,000
9 MSC ATHENS MSC  2013 8,827 10 years 42,000January 2023 42,000
10 MSC ATHOS MSC 2013 8,827 10 years 42,000February 2023 42,000
11 VALOR Evergreen 2013 8,827 7.0years(i) 41,700 April 2020(i) 41,700
12 VALUE Evergreen 2013 8,827 7.0 years(i) 41,700 April 2020(i) 41,700
13 VALIANT Evergreen 2013 8,827 7.0 years(i) 41,700 June 2020(i) 41,700
14 VALENCE Evergreen 2013 8,827 7.0 years(i) 41,700 July 2020(i) 41,700
15 VANTAGE Evergreen 2013 8,827 7.0 years(i) 41,700 September 2020(i) 41,700
16 NAVARINO MSC  2010 8,531 1.0 year  February 2015  
17 MAERSK KAWASAKI(ii) A.P. Moller-Maersk 1997 7,403 10 years 37,000 December 2017 37,000
18 MAERSK KURE(ii) A.P. Moller-Maersk 1996 7,403 10 years 37,000 December 2017 37,000
19 MAERSK KOKURA(ii) A.P. Moller-Maersk 1997 7,403 10 years 37,000 February 2018 37,000
20 MSC METHONI MSC 2003 6,724 10 years 29,000September 2021 29,000
21 SEALAND NEW YORK A.P. Moller-Maersk 2000 6,648 11 years 26,100March 2018 26,100
22 MAERSK KOBE A.P. Moller-Maersk 2000 6,648 11 years 26,100May 2018 26,100
23 SEALAND WASHINGTON A.P. Moller-Maersk 2000 6,648 11 years 30,375(3)June 2018 26,195
24 SEALAND MICHIGAN A.P. Moller-Maersk 2000 6,648 11 years 25,375(4)August 2018 26,057
25 SEALAND ILLINOIS A.P. Moller-Maersk 2000 6,648 11 years 30,375(5)October 2018 26,473
26 MAERSK KOLKATA A.P. Moller-Maersk 2003 6,644 11 years 38,865(6) November 2019 29,542
27 MAERSK KINGSTON A.P. Moller-Maersk 2003 6,644 11 years 38,461(7)February 2020 29,997
28 MAERSK KALAMATA A.P. Moller-Maersk 2003 6,644 11 years 38,418(8)April 2020 30,161
29 VENETIKO   PIL 2003 5,928 2.0 years 12,250March 2015 12,250
30 ENSENADA EXPRESS(*)Hapag Lloyd 2001 5,576 2.0 years 19,000May 2015 19,000
31 MSC ROMANOS MSC 2003 5,050 5.3 years 28,000November 2016 28,000
32 ZIM NEW YORK ZIM 2002 4,992 13 years 13,151(9) September 2015(9) 13,446(9)
33 ZIM SHANGHAI ZIM 2002 4,992 13 years 13,151 (9) September 2015(9) 13,446 (9)
34 ZIM PIRAEUS ZIM 2004 4,992 10 years 12,685 (9) September 2015(9) 13,020 (9)
35OAKLAND EXPRESSHapag Lloyd 2000 4,890 8.0 years 30,500 September 2016 30,500
36HALIFAX EXPRESSHapag Lloyd 2000 4,890 8.0 years 30,500October 2016 30,500
37SINGAPORE EXPRESSHapag Lloyd 2000 4,890 8.0 years 30,500 July 2016 30,500
38 MSC MANDRAKI MSC 1988 4,828 7.8 years 20,000August 2017 20,000
39 MSC MYKONOS MSC 1988 4,828 8.2 years 20,000 September 2017 20,000
40 MSC ULSAN MSC 2002 4,132 5.3 years 16,500March 2017 16,500
41 MSC KORONI MSC 1998 3,842 9.5 years 13,500(10)September 2018 13,500
42 MSC ITEA MSC 1998 3,842 1.0 years 7,300June 2015 7,300
43 KARMEN Wan Hai 1991 3,351 0.1 years 7,500July 2014 7,500
44 MARINA Evergreen 1992 3,351 2.5 years 7,000April 2015 7,000
45 AKRITASHapag Lloyd 1987 3,152 4.0 years 12,500 August 2014 12,500
46 MSC CHALLENGER MSC 1986 2,633 4.8 years 10,000July 2015 10,000
47 AREOPOLIS COSCO  2000 2,474 0.3 years 7,000September 2014 7,000
48 MESSINI Evergreen 1997 2,458 2.0 years 7,500October 2014 7,500
49 MSC REUNION MSC 1992 2,024 8.0 years 7,600 July 2016 7,600
50 MSC NAMIBIA II MSC 1991 2,023 8.8 years 7,600 July 2016 7,600
51 MSC SIERRA II MSC 1991 2,023 7.7 years 7,600 June 2016 7,600
52 MSC PYLOS MSC 1991 2,020 5.0 years 7,600January 2016 7,600
53 X-PRESS PADMA(*)Sea Consortium 1998 1,645 2.0 years 7,650(11)June 2015 8,218
54 NEAPOLISYang Ming 2000 1,645 0.4 years 8,100September 2014 8,100
55 PROSPER Evergreen 1996 1,504 0.4 years 7,400September 2014 7,400
56 ZAGORA MSC 1995 1,162 3.7 years 6,200April 2015 6,200
57 PETALIDI(*)CMA CGM 1994 1,162 2.0 years 6,300(12)August 2015 6,785
58 STADT LUEBECKCMA CGM 2001 1.078 1.7 years 6,400August 2014 6,400
         
Newbuilds        
         
 Vessel NameShipyardChartererExpected Delivery

(
based on latest shipyard

schedule)
1 NCP0113(*)Hanjin Subic Bay   4th Quarter 2015
2 NCP0114(*)Hanjin Subic Bay   1st Quarter 2016
3 NCP0115(*)Hanjin Subic Bay   2nd Quarter 2016
4 NCP0116(*)Hanjin Subic Bay   2nd Quarter 2016
5 S2121(*) Samsung Heavy Evergreen 2nd Quarter 2016
6 S2122(*) Samsung Heavy Evergreen 2nd Quarter 2016
7 S2123(*) Samsung Heavy Evergreen 3rd Quarter 2016
8 S2124(*) Samsung Heavy Evergreen 3rd Quarter 2016
9 S2125(*) Samsung Heavy Evergreen 3rd Quarter 2016


Our newbuilds on order have an aggregate capacity in excess of 110,000 TEU.

(1)  Charter terms and expiration dates are based on the earliest date charters could expire. Amounts set out for current daily charter rate are the amounts contained in the charter contracts.

(2) This average rate is calculated based on contracted charter rates for the days remaining between July 23, 2014 and the earliest expiration of each charter. Certain of our charter rates change until their earliest expiration dates, as indicated in the footnotes below.

(3) This charter rate changes on August 24, 2014 to $26,100 per day until the earliest redelivery date.

(4) This charter rate changes on October 20, 2014 to $26,100 per day until the earliest redelivery date.

(5) This charter rate changes on December 4, 2014 to $26,100 per day until the earliest redelivery date.

(6) This charter rate changes on January 13, 2016 to $26,100 per day until the earliest redelivery date.

(7) This charter rate changes on April 28, 2016 to $26,100 per day until the earliest redelivery date.

(8) This charter rate changes on June 11, 2016 to $26,100 per day until the earliest redelivery date.

(9) Zim recently finalized the terms of its comprehensive financial restructuring plan with its shareholders and its creditors, including vessel and container lenders, shipowners, shipyards, unsecured lenders and bond holders. The amounts in the table reflect the current charter terms, giving effect to our agreement with Zim under the restructuring plan. Based on this agreement, we have been granted charter extensions and have been issued equity securities representing 1.2% of Zim's equity and approximately $8.2million in interest bearing notes maturing in 2023. The Company will have the option to extend the charters for two of the three vessels chartered to Zim for successive one year periods at market rate plus $1,100 per day per vessel while the notes remain outstanding. 

(10) As from December 1, 2012 until redelivery, the charter rate is to be a minimum of $13,500 per day plus 50% of the difference between the market rate and the charter rate of $13,500. The market rate is to be determined annually based on the Hamburg ConTex type 3500 TEU index published on October 1 of each year until redelivery.

(11) This charter rate changes on July 27, 2014 to $8,225 per day until the earliest redelivery date.

(12) This charter rate changes on August 3, 2014 to $6,800 per day until the earliest redelivery date

(i) Assumes exercise of owner's unilateral options to extend the charter of these vessels for two one year periods at the same charter rate. The charterer also has corresponding options to unilaterally extend the charter for the same periods at the same charter rate.

(ii) The charterer has a unilateral option to extend the charter of the vessel for two periods of 30 months each +/-90 days on the final period performed, at a rate of $41,700 per day.

 (*) Denotes vessels acquired pursuant to the Framework Agreement with York. The Company holds an equity interest ranging between 25% and 49% in each of the vessel-owning entities.

 
COSTAMARE INC.
Consolidated Statements of Income
         
         
 Six-months ended June 30,Three-months ended June 30,
(Expressed in thousands of U.S. dollars,

except share and per share amounts)
2013201420132014
 (Unaudited)
         
REVENUES:        
Voyage revenue  $ 191,566  $ 238,403  $ 100,030  $ 123,505
         
EXPENSES:        
Voyage expenses  (1,877) (1,776) (1,198) (1,091)
Voyage expenses – related parties (1,449) (1,788) (757) (926)
Vessels' operating expenses  (56,352) (59,905) (28,472) (30,521)
General and administrative expenses (2,243) (2,450) (1,280) (1,353)
Management fees - related parties (7,990) (9,298) (4,100) (4,827)
Amortization of dry-docking and special survey costs (4,029) (3,796) (1,979) (1,898)
Depreciation  (41,489) (51,818) (21,607) (26,610)
Amortization of prepaid lease rentals -- (1,512) -- (1,102)
Gain / (Loss) on sale / disposals of vessels 6,460 (2,903) 3,551 (2,903)
Foreign exchange gains / (losses) 86 (110) 11 (47)
Operating income  $ 82,683  $ 103,047  $ 44,199  $ 52,227
         
OTHER INCOME (EXPENSES):        
Interest income  $ 409  $ 291  $ 200  $ 141
Interest and finance costs  (34,108) (48,362) (16,544) (22,566)
Swaps breakage costs -- (10,192) -- (3,480)
Equity gain / (loss) on investments -- (2,275) -- 3
Other 847 2,803 230 1,928
Gain / (Loss) on derivative instruments 5,460 1,901 2,471 (873)
Total other income / (expenses)  $ (27,392)  $ (55,834)  $ (13,643)  $ (24,847)
Net Income  $ 55,291  $ 47,213  $ 30,556  $ 27,380
Distributed earnings allocated to Preferred Stock -- (5,719) -- (3,113)
Net Income available to common stockholders  $ 55,291  $ 41,494  $ 30,556  $ 24,267
         
         
Earnings per common share, basic and diluted  $ 0.74  $ 0.55  $ 0.41  $ 0.32
Weighted average number of shares, basic and diluted 74,800,000 74,800,000 74,800,000 74,800,000
 
COSTAMARE INC.
Consolidated Balance Sheets
 As of December 31,As of June 30, 
(Expressed in thousands of U.S. dollars)20132014
 (Audited)(Unaudited)
ASSETS    
CURRENT ASSETS:    
Cash and cash equivalents    $ 93,379  $ 147,800
Restricted cash 9,067 8,786
Accounts receivable 16,145 9,257
Inventories 11,005 13,790
Due from related parties 2,679 600
Insurance claims receivable 1,429 1,555
Prepaid lease rentals -- 4,982
Accrued charter revenue 409 408
Prepayments and other 2,450 4,630
Total current assets  $ 136,563  $ 191,808
FIXED ASSETS, NET:    
Advances for vessels acquisitions  $ 240,871  $ -- 
Finance lease – Asset -- 254,369
Vessels, net 2,187,388 2,148,682
Total fixed assets, net  $ 2,428,259  $ 2,403,051
NON-CURRENT ASSETS:    
Investment in affiliates  $ 23,732  $ 72,293
Prepaid lease rentals, non-current -- 43,323
Deferred charges, net 29,864 26,903
Accounts receivable, non-current 7,334 7,409
Restricted cash 49,826 45,818
Accrued charter revenue 10,264 10,063
Total assets  $ 2,685,842  $ 2,800,668
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY    
CURRENT LIABILITIES:    
Current portion of long-term debt  $ 206,717  $ 195,514
Accounts payable 5,814 6,349
Due to related parties -- 96
Finance lease – obligation -- 13,039
Accrued liabilities  14,386 16,634
Unearned revenue 9,601 9,682
Fair value of derivatives 55,322 46,199
Other current liabilities  3,140 2,117
Total current liabilities  $ 294,980  $ 289,630
NON-CURRENT LIABILITIES     
Long-term debt, net of current portion $ 1,660,859$ 1,427,251
Finance lease – obligation, net of current portion -- 240,528
Fair value of derivatives, net of current portion 47,890 42,378
Unearned revenue, net of current portion 25,164 28,155
Total non-current liabilities  $ 1,733,913  $ 1,738,312
COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES -- --
STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY:    
Preferred stock  $ --   $ -- 
Common stock 8 8
Additional paid-in capital  762,142 858,665
Accumulated deficit (20,047) (19,693)
Accumulated other comprehensive loss (85,154) (66,254)
Total stockholders' equity  $ 656,949  $ 772,726
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity  $ 2,685,842  $ 2,800,668

CONTACT: Company Contact: Gregory Zikos - Chief Financial Officer Konstantinos Tsakalidis - Business Development Costamare Inc., Athens, Greece Tel: (+30) 210-949-0050 Email: ir@costamare.com Investor Relations Advisor/ Media Contact: Gus Okwu Allison+Partners, New York Telephone: (+1) 646-428-0638 Email: costamare@allisonpr.com



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