Disclosure of Non-GAAP Financial Measures
Adjusted EBITDA represents net income (loss) attributable to us plus net interest and finance costs, depreciation, other losses and taxes eliminating the effect of stock-based compensation, gains or losses on the sale of vessels, amortization of deferred time charter assets and liabilities and unrealized gains or losses on derivatives, which are significant non-cash items. Following Excel' s change in the method of accounting for dry docking and special survey costs, such costs are also included in the adjustments to EBITDA for comparability purposes. Excel's management uses adjusted EBITDA as a performance measure. Excel believes that adjusted EBITDA is useful to investors, because the shipping industry is capital intensive and may involve significant financing costs. Adjusted EBITDA is not a measure recognized by GAAP and should not be considered as an alternative to net income, operating income or any other indicator of a Company's operating performance required by GAAP. Excel's definition of adjusted EBITDA may not be the same as that used by other companies in the shipping or other industries.
Adjusted Net Income (loss) represents net income (loss) attributable to us plus unrealized gains or losses from our derivative transactions and any gains or losses on sale of vessels, both of which are significant non-cash items and the elimination of the effect of deferred time charter assets and liabilities. Adjusted Earnings (losses) per Share (diluted) represents Adjusted Net Income (loss) divided by the weighted average shares outstanding (diluted).
These measures are "non-GAAP financial measures" and should not be considered to be substitutes for net income or earnings per share (diluted), respectively, as reported under GAAP. Excel has included an adjusted net income (loss) and adjusted earnings (losses) per share (diluted) calculation in this period in order to facilitate comparability between Excel's performance in the reported periods and its performance in prior periods.
About Excel Maritime Carriers Ltd
Excel is an owner and operator of dry bulk carriers and a provider of worldwide seaborne transportation services for dry bulk cargoes, such as iron ore, coal and grains, as well as bauxite, fertilizers and steel products. Excel owns a fleet of 40 vessels, one of which, a Capesize vessel, is owned by a joint venture in which Excel holds a 71.4% interest, and, together with seven Panamax vessels under bareboat charters, operates 47 vessels (seven Capesize, 14 Kamsarmax, 21 Panamax, two Supramax and three Handymax vessels) with a total carrying capacity of approximately 4.1 million DWT.
Excel's Class A common shares have been listed since September 15, 2005 on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the symbol EXM and, prior to that date, were listed on the American Stock Exchange (AMEX) since 1998. For more information about Excel, please go to our corporate website www.excelmaritime.com.
This press release contains forward-looking statements (as defined in Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended) concerning future events and Excel's growth strategy and measures to implement such strategy; including expected vessel acquisitions and entering into further time charters.
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