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Scorpio Tankers reports smaller loss, could return to profits soon

Logistic News - Published on Mon, 18 Feb 2019

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Scorpio Tankers Inc reported its results for the three months and year ended December 31, 2018. The Company also announced that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of USD 0.10 per share on the Company’s common stock and that it intends to redeem in full its 8.25% Senior Unsecured Notes, which are scheduled to mature in June 2019.

For the year ended December 31, 2018, the Company’s adjusted net loss was $158.7 million (see Non-IFRS Measures section below), or $4.56 basic and diluted loss per share, which excludes from the net loss (i) an aggregate loss of $17.8 million recorded on the Company’s exchange of an aggregate of $203.5 million of its convertible notes in the second and third quarters of 2018, (ii) a $13.2 million write-off of deferred financing fees, and (iii) $0.3 million of transaction costs related to the merger with NPTI. The adjustments resulted in an aggregate reduction of the Company’s net loss by $31.3 million or $0.90 per basic and diluted share. For the year ended December 31, 2018, the Company had a net loss of $190.1 million, or $5.46 basic and diluted loss per share.

For the year ended December 31, 2017, the Company’s adjusted net loss was $101.7 million (see Non-IFRS Measures section below), or $4.72 basic and diluted loss per share, which excludes from the net loss (i) a $23.3 million loss on sales of vessels, (ii) $36.1 million of transaction costs related to the merger with NPTI, (iii) a $5.4 million gain recorded on the purchase of the four NPTI subsidiaries that own four LR1 tankers, and (iv) a $2.5 million write-off of deferred financing fees. The adjustments resulted in an aggregate reduction of the Company’s net loss by $56.5 million, or $2.62 per basic and diluted share. For the year ended December 31, 2017, the Company had a net loss of $158.2 million, or $7.35 basic and diluted loss per share.

Intention to redeem all of the Company’s 8.25% Senior Unsecured Notes due June 2019

The Company has announced that it has issued a notice of redemption for all $57,500,000 aggregate principal amount of its 8.25% Senior Unsecured Notes due June 2019 (the “Senior Notes Due June 2019”) to be redeemed on March 18, 2019 (the “Redemption Date”). The redemption price of the Senior Notes Due June 2019 is equal to 100% of the principal amount to be redeemed, plus accrued and unpaid interest to, but excluding, the Redemption Date. A notice of redemption is being distributed to all registered holders of the Senior Notes Due June 2019 by Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas.

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Posted By : Joykumar Irom on Mon, 18 Feb 2019
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