Navios Maritime Acquisition’s EBITDA
In 2Q14, Navios Maritime Acquisition (NNA) increased its EBITDA (earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, and amortization) by $5.6 million, to $35 million from $29.4 million in the corresponding period last year. This excludes the expense of $1.5 million for non-cash stock-based compensation and a $0.9 million loss on the sale of its vessel, Shinyo Splendor.
The rise in EBITDA was due to a $15.2 million increase in revenue and $0.3 million increase in other income, along with a $0.7 million increase in time charter expenses, an $8 million increase in management fees, and a $1.1 million increase in general and administrative expenses.
For the first half of 2014, NNA’s EBITDA stood at $142 million due to its disciplined growth rate. Almost $12 million of the incremental annualized EBITDA will come from the deliveries of four vessels later in 2014.
NNA’s net income
Net loss for the quarter stood at $1.5 million, resulting from $1.6 million of accelerated amortization of the intangible assets associated with the charter-out contracts of two MR2 tanker vessels. A $1.5 million non-cash stock-based compensation expense also had a negative impact on the second quarter net loss. Excluding these one-time items, adjusted net loss for the quarter stood at $0.4 million.
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