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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, DC 20549

 

 

FORM 10-Q

 

 

 

  x QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the quarterly period ended March 31, 2012

OR

 

  ¨ TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the transition period from          to         

Commission file number 333-171331

 

 

AMERICAN PETROLEUM TANKERS PARENT LLC

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

 

 

Delaware   90-0587372

(State or other jurisdiction of

incorporation or organization)

 

(I.R.S. employer

identification no.)

 

600 W. Germantown Pike, Suite 400,

Plymouth Meeting, PA

  19462
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip code)

(610) 940-1677

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

 

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.    Yes   x    or    No  ¨.

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate Web site, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files).     Yes   x    or    No  ¨.

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer or a smaller reporting company. See definition of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer” and “smaller reporting company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act. (Check one):

 

Large accelerated filer   ¨    Accelerated filer   ¨
Non- accelerated filer   x  (Do not check if a smaller reporting company)    Smaller reporting company   ¨

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).    Yes  ¨    or    No  x.

 

 

 


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AMERICAN PETROLEUM TANKERS PARENT LLC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

INDEX

 

     Page  

Forward-Looking Statements

     i   

Part I - Financial Information

  

Item 1. Financial Statements

     1   

Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets as of March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011

     1   

Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations for the three ended March 31, 2012 and 2011

     2   

Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statement of Changes in Members’ Equity for the three months ended March 31, 2012

     3   

Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows for the three months ended March  31, 2012 and 2011

     4   

Notes to Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements for the three months ended March  31, 2012 and 2011

     5   

Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

     14   

Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures about Market Risk

     20   

Item 4. Controls and Procedures

     20   

Part II - Other Information

  

Item 1. Legal Proceedings

     21   

Item 1A. Risk Factors

     21   

Item 2. Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds

     21   

Item 3. Defaults Upon Senior Securities

     21   

Item 4. Reserved

     21   

Item 5. Other Information

     21   

Item 6. Exhibits

     22   

Signatures

     23   

 


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Forward-Looking Statements

This Form 10-Q contains “forward-looking statements.” All statements other than statements of historical fact are “forward-looking statements” for purposes of federal and state securities laws. Forward-looking statements may include the words “may,” “plans,” “estimates,” “anticipates,” “believes,” “expects,” “intends” and similar expressions. Although we believe that these statements are based on reasonable assumptions, they are subject to numerous factors, risks and uncertainties that could cause actual outcomes and results to be materially different from those projected or assumed in our forward-looking statements. These factors, risks and uncertainties include, among others, the following:

 

   

our substantial level of indebtedness;

 

   

general economic and business conditions in the United States;

 

   

our dependence on a limited number of customers;

 

   

our limited operating history;

 

   

capital expenditures required to maintain the operating capacity of our fleet;

 

   

competitive pressures and trends;

 

   

fluctuations in shipping volume; and

 

   

modifications to or repeal of the Jones Act or OPA 90.

These forward-looking statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those suggested by the forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements should, therefore, be considered in light of various factors, including those set forth on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011 as filed with the SEC, under “Risk Factors”. In light of such risks and uncertainties, we caution you not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. We do not undertake any obligation to publicly release any revisions to these forward looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this Form 10-Q or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

 

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PART I – FINANCIAL INFORMATION

Item 1. Financial Statements

American Petroleum Tankers Holding LLC

Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

as of March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011

(in thousands)

 

      2012      2011  

Assets

     

Cash and cash equivalents

   $ 49,343       $ 31,402   

Accounts receivable

     9,972         9,820   

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

     315         3,073   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total Current Assets

     59,630         44,295   

Deferred financing costs, net

     9,146         9,586   

Other assets

     3,064         3,267   

Vessels and equipment, net

     663,335         669,260   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total Assets

   $ 735,175       $ 726,408   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Liabilities and Members’ Equity

     

Accrued expenses and other liabilities

   $ 5,517       $ 3,958   

Accrued interest

     11,019         4,408   

Payable due USS Entities

     250         250   

Unearned revenue

     4,493         4,629   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total Current Liabilities

     21,279         13,245   

Long-term debt (includes amounts to related parties of $417,401 and $405,998 at March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011, respectively)

     670,908         659,141   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total Liabilities

     692,187         672,386   

Commitments and Contingencies (Note 8)

     

Members’ Equity

     42,988         54,022   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total Liabilities and Members’ Equity

   $ 735,175       $ 726,408   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

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American Petroleum Tankers Holding LLC

Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations

For the Three Months Ended March 31, 2012 and 2011

(in thousands)

 

     2012     2011  

Revenues

   $ 24,080      $ 27,005   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Expenses:

    

Vessel operating expenses

     8,665        7,915   

General and administrative expenses

     630        769   

Depreciation and amortization

     5,946        5,915   

Management fees

     684        787   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total Expenses

     15,925        15,386   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Operating income

     8,155        11,619   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Other income (expense):

    

Interest income

     —          5   

Interest expense (includes amounts to related parties, as discussed in Note 4)

     (19,081     (18,491

Derivative losses

     (108     (55
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net loss

   $ (11,034   $ (6,922
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

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American Petroleum Tankers Holding LLC

Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statement of Changes in Members’ Equity

For the Three Months Ended March 31, 2012

(in thousands)

 

     Member Interests     

Total

Members’

 
     Class A     Class B      Equity  

Beginning balance at January 1, 2012

   $ 54,022      $ —         $ 54,022   

Net loss

     (11,034     —           (11,034
  

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

 

Ending balance at March 31, 2012

   $ 42,988      $ —         $ 42,988   
  

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

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American Petroleum Tankers Holding LLC

Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

For the Three Months Ended March 31, 2012 and 2011

(in thousands)

 

     2012     2011  

OPERATING ACTIVITIES:

    

Net loss

   $ (11,034   $ (6,922

Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash provided by operating activities:

    

Straight-line charter revenues

     74        (142

Depreciation and amortization

     5,946        5,915   

Amortization of deferred financing costs

     628        656   

Amortization of discount on notes issued

     364        402   

Derivative losses

     108        55   

Interest paid-in-kind

     11,403        10,055   

Changes in current assets and liabilities:

    

Accounts receivable

     (152     (3,146

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

     2,758        85   

Accrued expenses and other liabilities

     8,170        6,252   

Payable due USS Entities

     —          (70

Unearned revenue

     (136     (105
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net cash provided by operating activities

     18,129        13,035   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

INVESTING ACTIVITIES:

    

Vessel and equipment additions

     —          (959

Deposits of restricted cash

     —          (4

Withdrawals of restricted cash

     —          7,027   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net cash provided by investing activities

     —          6,064   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

FINANCING ACTIVITIES:

    

Payment of debt issuance costs

     (188     (63
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net increase in cash and cash equivalents

     17,941        19,036   

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period

     31,402        18,241   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

   $ 49,343      $ 37,277   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

NON-CASH INVESTING AND FINANCING ACTIVITIES:

    

Vessel and construction-in-progress accruals

   $ —        $ 2,244   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Interest paid-in-kind

   $ 11,403      $ 10,055   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

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American Petroleum Tankers Holding LLC

Notes to Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

For the Three Months Ended March 31, 2012 and 2011

(dollars in thousands)

Note 1 - Basis of Presentation

The accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements for the Company have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America for interim financial information and in accordance with the instructions to Form 10-Q. These financial statements should be read in conjunction with the Company’s audited consolidated financial statements included on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011 as filed with the SEC.

These financial statements include, in the opinion of management, all adjustments necessary for the fair presentation of the financial information included herein, which are of a normal recurring nature.

Use of Estimates

The preparation of financial statements in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the amounts reported in the financial statements and accompanying notes. Actual results could differ from those estimates.

Note 2 - New Accounting Pronouncements

There are no recently issued accounting standards that we believe will have a material impact on our financial position, results of operations or cash flows.

Note 3 – Vessels and Equipment, Net

Vessel and Equipment, Net consists of the following:

 

     March 31,
2012
    December 31,
2011
 

Vessels and equipment

   $ 718,654      $ 718,654   

Less accumulated depreciation

     (55,319     (49,394
  

 

 

   

 

 

 
   $ 663,335      $ 669,260   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Note 4 - Long-Term Debt

Long-term debt consists of the following:

 

     March 31,
2012
     December 31,
2011
 

Notes, net of $4,493 and $4,857 unamortized original discount at March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011, respectively

   $ 253,507       $ 253,143   

Sponsor Facility

     417,401         405,998   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 
   $ 670,908       $ 659,141   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

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American Petroleum Tankers Holding LLC

Notes to Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

For the Three Months Ended March 31, 2012 and 2011

(dollars in thousands)

 

As discussed in Note 10, the Notes (as defined below) are secured by a first priority lien on substantially all of the assets of APT Parent and its subsidiaries. The Sponsor Facility, as defined below, is secured by a second lien on the same assets, subject to certain exceptions and permitted liens.

First Priority Senior Secured Notes

On May 17, 2010, APT Parent and AP Tankers Co. issued $285,000 10.25% First Priority Senior Secured Notes (the “Notes”) due 2015 at a price of 97.203%. Interest on the Notes is payable on May 1 and November 1 of each year, beginning November 1, 2010.

Under the terms of the indenture governing the Notes, the Company may redeem up to 10% of the original issue amount in the twelve month period prior to May 1, 2011 at 103%, and up to an additional 10% of the original issue amount in the twelve month period prior to May 1, 2012 at 103%. On April 28, 2011, the Company completed the redemption of $27,000 of the principal amount of the Notes. No other redemptions were completed prior to May 1, 2012.

Sponsor Facility

The Company maintains a Notes Facility (the “Sponsor Facility”) pursuant to which the Class A Members or their affiliates had made available $325,000 of revolving credit loans. Beginning July 2009, the monthly interest payments are treated as paid-in-kind in lieu of monthly cash payments. As a result, the Company is allowed to exceed its total commitment under the Sponsor Facility for the capitalized paid-in-kind payments. Under the terms of the Sponsor Facility, the ability to borrow additional amounts against this facility ceased in June 2011.

During the three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011, the Company recorded $11,403 and $10,055, respectively, for interest-in-kind payments that were capitalized in the Sponsor Facility balance. An interest-in-kind accrual of $41,477 and $30,074 was recorded as long-term debt at March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011, respectively.

The maturities of long-term debt subsequent to March 31, 2012, excluding accreted interest on the Sponsor Facility subsequent to March 31, 2012, are as follows:

 

2015

   $  258,000   

2016

     417,401   
  

 

 

 
   $ 675,401   
  

 

 

 

A reconciliation of Interest Expense for the three month periods ended March 31, 2012 and 2011 is as follows:

 

     2012      2011  

Paid-in-kind interest to members

   $ 11,403       $ 10,055   

Amortization of deferred financing costs

     628         656   

Amortization of discounts on notes issued

     364         402   

Administrative fee to members

     75         75   

Change in interest accrual

     6,611         7,303   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Interest Expense

   $ 19,081       $ 18,491   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

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American Petroleum Tankers Holding LLC

Notes to Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

For the Three Months Ended March 31, 2012 and 2011

(dollars in thousands)

 

Note 5 - Related Party Transactions

Blackstone/Cerberus Entities

The Company pays an annual administration fee of $300 for the Sponsor Facility to an affiliate of certain of the Class A Members. This fee is recognized as a component of Interest Expense, in the accompanying Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations.

During the three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011, the Company recorded $11,403 and $10,055, respectively, for interest-in-kind payments that were capitalized in the Sponsor Facility balance. An interest-in-kind accrual of $41,477 and $30,074 was recorded as long-term debt at March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011, respectively.

Note 6 - Derivative Instruments

Effective April 1, 2007, the Company entered into a nine-year interest rate cap, with a notional amount of $100,000, for $1,924, including transaction fees. This interest rate cap of the three-month U.S. Dollar LIBOR of 6.0% was intended to reduce the potential negative impacts to the Company’s cash flows that could result from movements in interest rates.

The Company recognizes all derivatives as either assets or liabilities in the balance sheet and measures those instruments at fair value. Changes in the fair value of those instruments are reported in earnings, as the Company did not designate the interest rate cap as a hedge. The fair market value of the interest rate cap at March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011 was $140 and $248, respectively, and is recorded as a long-term asset in Other Assets in the accompanying Consolidated Balance Sheets. The change in the fair value of the derivative of $108 and $55 during the three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011, respectively, was recorded to Derivative Losses.

Note 7 – Fair Value of Financial Instruments

The methods and assumptions used to estimate the fair value of each class of financial instruments are set forth below:

 

   

Cash and cash equivalents and restricted cash - the carrying amounts approximate fair value because of the relatively short time between the origination of the instrument and its expected realization.

 

   

Derivative financial instruments - the fair value of the interest rate cap is developed from market-based inputs under the income approach, as obtained from a brokerage agency, using cash flows discounted at relevant market interest rates.

 

   

Long-term debt – The fair value of debt is estimated based on each obligation’s characteristics, using the borrowing rates currently available for the same or similar issues for debt of the same remaining maturities, and discounted back to the present value. The Company regularly monitors its credit risk in evaluating its fair value of long-term debt. Significant factors evaluated include changes in margin on its various loans and its ability to make future debt payments. For registered debt the fair value is also based on quoted prices in inactive markets. At March 31, 2012, the carrying value and estimated fair value of the Company’s debt was $670,908 and $711,411, respectively. At December 31, 2011, the carrying value and estimated fair value of the Company’s debt was $659,141 and $693,291, respectively.

 

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American Petroleum Tankers Holding LLC

Notes to Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

For the Three Months Ended March 31, 2012 and 2011

(dollars in thousands)

 

The following valuation hierarchy prioritizes the inputs for valuation used to measure fair value into three broad levels as follows:

Level 1: Quoted market prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities.

Level 2: Observable market based inputs or unobservable inputs that are corroborated by market data.

Level 3: Unobservable inputs that are not corroborated by market data.

The Company utilizes the best available information in measuring fair value. The Company has determined that its interest rate cap and debt are valued using Level 2 inputs.

Note 8 - Commitments and Contingencies

The Company has a contract with NASSCO for the construction of five product tankers which were delivered in January 2009, June 2009, December 2009, July 2010 and December 2010, respectively. The Company currently expects the cost to construct these five tankers under the NASSCO contract to aggregate approximately $670,772. Payments of $668,872 have been made under these construction contracts as of March 31, 2012. The Company estimates that it will make final payments under this construction contract of approximately $1,900 in 2012.

On July 10, 2009, USS Product Manager LLC (“Product Manager”), U.S. Shipping Partners L.P., USS Product Carriers LLC USS PC Holdings LLC (collectively “USS Entities”), the Class A Members of APT, the Sponsor Facility lenders to APT (together with the Class A Members, the “Blackstone/Cerberus Entities”) and APT entered into a settlement agreement to settle litigation between the USS Entities and the Blackstone/Cerberus Entities relating to control of APT. Pursuant to the terms of the settlement agreement, Product Manager earned $250 during 2010 for cost savings realized on the construction of one vessel. The cost savings were accrued within Due to USS Entities at December 31, 2010 and are payable upon the completion of the construction contract discussed above. The aggregate payable recorded within Due to USS Entities in the accompanying Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets was $250 at March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011.

Since July 28, 2009, the Company has engaged a third party to provide administrative, construction oversight supervision, and management services for the construction and operation of its vessels, subject to a management and construction supervision agreement (the “Agreement”). The Agreement has an initial term of 5 years with a one year extension option and is subject to early termination at any time and without cause upon 90 days notice.

Note 9 - Financial Information by Segments and Geographic Area

The Company’s business is to charter its tankers primarily in the U.S. domestic Jones Act trades to customers in the petroleum industry to and from destination points in the coastwise United States. Each of the Company’s vessels represents an operating segment. These segments are aggregated into one reportable segment because they possess similar economic characteristics and all vessels are the same design and carry petroleum products in the U.S. coastwise trade.

Note 10 - Guarantor Subsidiaries

APT Parent, a wholly-owned subsidiary of APT Holding (the “Parent”), and AP Tankers Co., a wholly-owned subsidiary of APT Parent, (collectively, the “Subsidiary Issuers”), issued the Notes in May 2010. The Notes are fully and unconditionally guaranteed, jointly and severally, on a senior subordinated basis by APT Holding and all of APT Parent’s wholly-owned subsidiaries: APT, Intermediate Holdco, and Intermediate Holdco’s wholly-owned subsidiaries, JV Tanker Charterer LLC, PI 2 Pelican State LLC, and APT Sunshine State LLC (collectively the “Guarantor Subsidiaries”).

 

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American Petroleum Tankers Holding LLC

Notes to Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

For the Three Months Ended March 31, 2012 and 2011

(dollars in thousands)

 

The guarantees by Parent and Guarantor Subsidiaries are senior secured obligations: equal in right of payment with any of their existing and future senior indebtedness but senior with any of their existing and future unsecured indebtedness to the extent of the value of the collateral securing the Notes; senior to any of their existing and future subordinated indebtedness; junior with any of their existing and future indebtedness with respect to any credit agreement, certain maritime liens or that are secured by assets other than the collateral securing the Notes; and junior to any existing and future obligations of any non-guarantor subsidiaries. The Notes are secured by a first priority lien on substantially all of the assets of APT Parent and its subsidiaries subject to certain exceptions and permitted liens.

Parent is a holding company whose only asset is its ownership interests in its subsidiaries. The Company conducts virtually all of its business operations through APT Parent and its subsidiaries. The activities for the Subsidiary Issuers relate only to the issuance and servicing of the Notes and payroll for administrative personnel. Accordingly, the Company’s only material sources of cash are dividends and distributions with respect to its ownership interests in APT and the subsidiaries of Intermediate Holdco that are derived from the earnings and cash flow generated by APT and the subsidiaries of Intermediate Holdco. Through March 31, 2012, no dividends have been paid.

The following tables set forth, on an unaudited condensed consolidating basis, the balance sheets, statements of operations and statements of cash flows for Parent, Subsidiary Issuers and Guarantor Subsidiaries for all financial statement periods presented in the Company’s unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements. The Subsidiary Issuers allocate interest expense to the Guarantor Subsidiaries for capitalization towards the cost of the vessels under construction. Intercompany cash advances and loans made primarily for the purpose of short-term operating needs are included in cash flows from operating activities.

 

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American Petroleum Tankers Holding LLC

Notes to Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

For the Three Months Ended March 31, 2012 and 2011

(dollars in thousands)

 

     Unaudited Condensed Consolidating Balance Sheet
as of March 31, 2012
 
     Parent
(Guarantor)
     Subsidiary
Issuers
     Guarantor
Subsidiaries
     Consolidating
Adjustments
    Consolidated  

Assets

             

Cash and cash equivalents

   $ —         $ 45       $ 49,298       $ —        $ 49,343   

Accounts receivable

     —           —           9,972         —          9,972   

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

     —           7         308         —          315   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total Current Assets

     —           52         59,578         —          59,630   

Receivables due from affiliates, net

     —           195,334         —           (195,334     —     

Deferred financing costs, net

     —           6,738         2,408         —          9,146   

Investment in affiliates

     42,988         105,556         —           (148,544     —     

Other assets

     —           175         2,889         —          3,064   

Vessels and equipment, net

     —           —           663,335         —          663,335   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total Assets

   $ 42,988       $ 307,855       $ 728,210       $ (343,878   $ 735,175   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

Liabilities and Members’ Equity

             

Accrued expenses and other liabilities

   $ —         $ 341       $ 5,176       $ —        $ 5,517   

Accrued interest

     —           11,019         —           —          11,019   

Payable due USS Entities

     —           —           250         —          250   

Unearned revenue

     —           —           4,493         —          4,493   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total Current Liabilities

     —           11,360         9,919         —          21,279   

Payables due to affiliates, net

     —           —           195,334         (195,334     —     

Long-term debt

     —           253,507         417,401         —          670,908   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total Liabilities

     —           264,867         622,654         (195,334     692,187   

Members’ Equity

     42,988         42,988         105,556         (148,544     42,988   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total Liabilities and Members’ Equity

   $ 42,988       $ 307,855       $ 728,210       $ (343,878   $ 735,175   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

     Unaudited Condensed Consolidating Balance Sheet
as of December 31, 2011
 
     Parent
(Guarantor)
     Subsidiary
Issuers
     Guarantor
Subsidiaries
     Consolidating
Adjustments
    Consolidated  

Assets

             

Cash and cash equivalents

   $ —         $ 637       $ 30,765       $ —        $ 31,402   

Accounts receivable

     —           —           9,820         —          9,820   

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

     —           35         3,038         —          3,073   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total Current Assets

     —           672         43,623         —          44,295   

Receivables due from affiliates, net

     —           195,743         —           (195,743     —     

Deferred financing costs, net

     —           7,031         2,555         —          9,586   

Investment in affiliates

     54,022         108,490         —           (162,512     —     

Other assets

     —           196         3,071         —          3,267   

Vessels and equipment, net

     —           —           669,260         —          669,260   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total Assets

   $ 54,022       $ 312,132       $ 718,509       $ (358,255   $ 726,408   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

Liabilities and Members’ Equity

             

Accrued expenses and other liabilities

   $ —         $ 559       $ 3,399       $ —        $ 3,958   

Accrued interest

     —           4,408         —           —          4,408   

Payable due USS Entities

     —           —           250         —          250   

Unearned revenue

     —           —           4,629         —          4,629   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total Current Liabilities

     —           4,967         8,278         —          13,245   

Payables due to affiliates, net

     —           —           195,743         (195,743     —     

Long-term debt

     —           253,143         405,998         —          659,141   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total Liabilities

     —           258,110         610,019         (195,743     672,386   

Members’ Equity

     54,022         54,022         108,490         (162,512     54,022   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total Liabilities and Members’ Equity

   $ 54,022       $ 312,132       $ 718,509       $ (358,255   $ 726,408   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

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American Petroleum Tankers Holding LLC

Notes to Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

For the Three Months Ended March 31, 2012 and 2011

(dollars in thousands)

 

     Unaudited Condensed Consolidating Statement of Operations
For the Three Months Ended March 31, 2012
 
     Parent
(Guarantor)
    Subsidiary
Issuers
    Guarantor
Subsidiaries
    Consolidating
Adjustments
     Consolidated  

Revenues

   $ —        $ —        $ 24,080      $ —         $ 24,080   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

 

Expenses:

           

Vessel operating expenses

     —          —          8,665        —           8,665   

General and administrative expenses

     —          623        7        —           630   

Depreciation and amortization

     —          21        5,925        —           5,946   

Management fees

     —          —          684        —           684   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total Expenses

     —          644        15,281        —           15,925   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

 

Operating (loss) income

     —          (644     8,799        —           8,155   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

 

Other income (expense):

           

Interest expense

     —          (7,456     (11,625     —           (19,081

Equity in losses of subsidiaries

     (11,034     (2,934     —          13,968         —     

Derivative losses

     —          —          (108     —           (108
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

 

Net loss

   $ (11,034   $ (11,034   $ (2,934   $ 13,968       $ (11,034
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

     Unaudited Condensed Consolidating Statement of Operations
For the Three Months Ended March 31, 2011
 
     Parent
(Guarantor)
    Subsidiary
Issuers
    Guarantor
Subsidiaries
    Consolidating
Adjustments
     Consolidated  

Revenues

   $ —        $ —        $ 27,005      $ —         $ 27,005   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

 

Expenses:

           

Vessel operating expenses

     —          —          7,915        —           7,915   

General and administrative expenses

     —          606        163        —           769   

Depreciation

     —          —          5,915        —           5,915   

Management fees

     —          —          787        —           787   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total Expenses

     —          606        14,780        —           15,386   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

 

Operating (loss) income

     —          (606     12,225        —           11,619   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

 

Other income (expense):

           

Interest income

     —          4        1        —           5   

Interest expense

     —          (8,214     (10,277     —           (18,491

Equity in (losses) income of subsidiaries

     (6,922     1,894        —          5,028         —     

Derivative losses

     —          —          (55     —           (55
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

 

Net (loss) income

   $ (6,922   $ (6,922   $ 1,894      $ 5,028       $ (6,922
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

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American Petroleum Tankers Holding LLC

Notes to Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

For the Three Months Ended March 31, 2012 and 2011

(dollars in thousands)

 

     Unaudited Condensed Consolidating Statement of Cash Flows
For the Three Months Ended March 31, 2012
 
     Parent
(Guarantor)
    Subsidiary
Issuers
    Guarantor
Subsidiaries
    Consolidating
Adjustments
    Consolidated  

OPERATING ACTIVITIES:

          

Net loss

   $ (11,034   $ (11,034   $ (2,934   $ 13,968      $ (11,034

Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash (used in) provided by operating activities:

          

Straight-line charter revenues

     —          —          74        —          74   

Depreciation and amortization

     —          21        5,925        —          5,946   

Amortization of deferred financing costs

     —          481        147        —          628   

Amortization of discount on notes issued

     —          364        —          —          364   

Equity in losses of subsidiaries

     11,034        2,934        —          (13,968     —     

Derivative losses

     —          —          108        —          108   

Interest paid-in-kind

     —          —          11,403        —          11,403   

Changes in current assets and liabilities:

          

Accounts receivable

     —          —          (152     —          (152

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

     —          28        2,730        —          2,758   

Accrued expenses and other liabilities

     —          6,393        1,777        —          8,170   

Payable due USS Entities

     —          —          —          —          —     

Unearned revenue

     —          —          (136     —          (136

Change in receivables due from/payables due to affiliates, net

     —          409        (409     —          —     
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net cash (used in) provided by operating activities

     —          (404     18,533        —          18,129   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

FINANCING ACTIVITIES:

          

Payment of debt issuance costs

     —          (188     —          —          (188
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

     —          (592     18,533        —          17,941   

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period

     —          637        30,765        —          31,402   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

   $ —        $ 45      $ 49,298      $ —        $ 49,343   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

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American Petroleum Tankers Holding LLC

Notes to Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

For the Three Months Ended March 31, 2012 and 2011

(dollars in thousands)

 

     Unaudited Condensed Consolidating Statement of Cash Flows
For the Three Months Ended March 31, 2011
 
     Parent
(Guarantor)
    Subsidiary
Issuers
    Guarantor
Subsidiaries
    Consolidating
Adjustments
    Consolidated  

OPERATING ACTIVITIES:

          

Net (loss) income

   $ (6,922   $ (6,922   $ 1,894      $ 5,028      $ (6,922

Adjustments to reconcile net (loss) income to net cash provided by (used in) operating activities:

          

Straight-line charter revenues

     —          —          (142     —          (142

Depreciation and amortization

     —          —          5,915        —          5,915   

Amortization of deferred financing costs

     —          509        147        —          656   

Amortization of discount on notes issued

     —          402        —          —          402   

Equity in losses of subsidiaries

     6,922        (1,894     —          (5,028     —     

Derivative losses

     —          —          55        —          55   

Interest paid-in-kind

     —          —          10,055        —          10,055   

Changes in current assets and liabilities:

          

Accounts receivables

     —          —          (3,146     —          (3,146

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

     —          (11     96        —          85   

Accrued expenses and other liabilities

     —          6,590        (338     —          6,252   

Payable due USS Entities

     —          —          (70     —          (70

Unearned revenue

     —          —          (105     —          (105

Change in receivables due from/payables due to affiliates, net

     —          (5,634     5,634        —          —     
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net cash (used in) provided by operating activities

     —          (6,960     19,995        —          13,035   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

INVESTING ACTIVITIES:

          

Vessel additions

     —          —          (959     —          (959

Deposits of restricted cash

     —          (4     —          —          (4

Withdrawals of restricted cash

     —          7,027        —          —          7,027   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities

     —          7,023        (959     —          6,064   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

FINANCING ACTIVITIES:

          

Payment of debt issuance costs

     —          (63     —          —          (63
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net increase in cash and cash equivalents

     —          —          19,036        —          19,036   

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period

     —          —          18,241        —          18,241   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

   $ —        $ —        $ 32,277      $ —        $ 37,277   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

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Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

The following discussion and analysis of our consolidated financial condition, results of operations and cash flows should be read in conjunction with the unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements, and the notes thereto, and other data contained elsewhere in this Quarterly Report. The following discussion and analysis should also be read in conjunction with our audited consolidated financial statements, and notes thereto, and “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” included on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011 as filed with the SEC. References in Item 2. herein to “APT Holding”, “we”, “our” and “us” refer to the Company and its subsidiaries unless otherwise stated or indicated by context. The following discussion and analysis includes forward-looking statements that involve certain risks and uncertainties. See “Forward-Looking Statements.”

We are a U.S. based, provider of Jones Act marine transportation services for refined petroleum products, crude oil and chemicals in the U.S. domestic “coastwise” trade. Our fleet consists of five modern, double-hulled product tankers. Our fleet of five vessels has a total capacity of approximately 245,000 dwt and an average age of less than three years.

Our current customers are BP West Coast Products LLC (“BP”), an affiliate of Chevron Corporation (“Chevron”), an affiliate of Marathon Oil Corporation (“Marathon”), and the Military Sealift Command department of the U.S. Navy (“MSC”). Three of our vessels are on time charters that range from up to three years under an evergreen type arrangement (which may be terminated at any time upon 90 days notice) to seven years. Our other two vessels are contracted to MSC for one year with four approximately one-year renewal options. We believe it is likely that MSC will exercise its renewal options, although there can be no assurance that it will do so.

In 2011, MSC exercised its first one-year renewal option for both the Evergreen State and Empire State. The Pelican State will be chartered to Shell Trading (U.S.) Company (“Shell”) upon the expiration of the initial charter term with Marathon. The charter with Shell is for an initial period of three years commencing on the date of delivery of the Pelican State to Shell. Shell may, at its option, extend the charter for an additional two one-year periods.

Operationally, we retain all strategic and commercial management of our vessels, while the technical management of the vessels is outsourced to certain affiliates of Crowley Maritime Corporation (collectively, “Crowley” or our “Manager”). Crowley’s technical management services include crewing, maintenance and repair, purchasing, insurance and claims administration, and security as well as accounting and reporting services. Founded in 1892, Crowley is one of the oldest maritime transportation companies in the U.S., employing approximately 5,100 employees across 80 office locations. We benefit from Crowley’s operational expertise, purchasing power and relationships with vendors, suppliers and major labor organizations which are key to providing skilled and experienced crews.

Definitions

It is important to understand the meaning of the following terms in order to understand our discussion of our results of operations:

 

   

Deadweight tons or dwt. dwt is the abbreviation for deadweight tons, representing principally the cargo carrying capacity of a vessel.

 

   

Revenue. Revenue includes revenue from time charters. Revenue is impacted by changes in charter and utilization rates. For charters which have a duration in excess of one year and include escalation provisions we recognize revenue on a straight-line basis over the life of the contract.

 

   

Vessel operating expenses. The most significant direct vessel operating expenses are manning costs, vessel maintenance and repairs, and insurance. We pay the vessel operating expenses.

 

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Depreciation and amortization. We incur fixed charges related to the depreciation of the historical cost of our fleet. The aggregate number of drydockings undertaken in a given period and the nature of the work performed determine the level of drydocking expenditures. Depreciation and amortization is determined as follows:

 

   

Vessels and equipment are recorded at cost, including capitalized interest and transaction fees where appropriate, and depreciated to scrap value using the straight-line method; and

 

   

Both domestic and international regulatory bodies require that petroleum carrying vessels be drydocked for major repair and maintenance at least every five years (this requirement increases to twice in a five year period after a vessel’s first fifteen years of operation). In addition, vessels may have to be drydocked in the event of accidents or other unforeseen damage. Drydocking costs are deferred and amortized over the estimated period between dry-dockings, although we have not sustained any drydocking costs to date.

 

   

General and administrative expenses. General and administrative expenses consist of employment costs for shore side staff and cost of facilities as well as legal, audit and other administrative costs.

 

   

Drydocking days. Drydocking days are days designated for the cleaning, inspection and survey of vessels, and resulting maintenance work, as required by the U.S. Coast Guard and the American Bureau of Shipping. Drydocking days may also include unscheduled work in the event of an accident or other unforeseen damage.

 

   

Time charter equivalent. Time charter equivalent is equal to the voyage revenue earned by a vessel during a defined period, divided by the total number of actual days worked by that vessel during the period involved, net of fuel and port expenses.

Critical Accounting Policies

We prepare our financial statements in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America. The preparation of the condensed consolidated financial statements, upon which this discussion and analysis is based, requires management to make estimates and judgments which impact those condensed consolidated financial statements. The most critical of these estimates and accounting policies relate to long-lived asset depreciation, revenue recognition, and valuation of derivative instruments. Different assumptions in the application of these policies could result in material changes in our consolidated financial condition, results of operations, or cash flows. For a more complete discussion of these and other accounting policies, see the Notes to the Consolidated Financial Statements for the year ended December 31, 2011.

Vessels and Equipment

Vessels and equipment are stated at cost. Normal repair and maintenance expenditures are expensed as incurred. Depreciation is computed using the straight-line method over the vessels’ estimated useful lives of 30 years based on the vessels’ cost less their estimated salvage value. Interest is capitalized in conjunction with our construction of vessels.

We assess recoverability of the carrying value of a long-lived asset when indicators of impairment are present by estimating the future undiscounted net cash flows expected to result from the asset, including eventual disposition. If the future net cash flows are less than the carrying value of the asset, an impairment loss is recorded equal to the difference between the asset’s carrying value and its fair value.

Revenue Recognition

Revenues from long-term time charters of vessels with annual escalation clauses are recognized on a straight-line basis over the term of the contract. We also assess renewal options on time charters for bargain renewal options, and account for any bargain renewal options as a constructive extension of the lease term. Revenue is impacted by changes in charter rates and the number of on hire days.

 

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Derivative Instruments

Our use of derivative instruments, principally an interest rate cap, is limited to non-trading purposes and is designed to manage exposure to interest rate risks. The fair value of our interest rate cap represents the amount that would be paid to us by the counterparty to terminate the cap at the reporting date and is estimated based on a discounted cash flow model using a quoted interest rate. Changes in the fair market value of the interest rate cap could result in significant fluctuations in earnings.

Results of Operations

The following table presents our operating results for the three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011.

 

     2012     2011  
      (dollars in thousands)  

Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations Data:

    

Revenues

   $ 24,080      $ 27,005   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Expenses:

    

Vessel operating expenses

     8,665        7,915   

General and administrative expenses

     630        769   

Depreciation and amortization

     5,946        5,915   

Management fees

     684        787   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total Expenses

     15,925        15,386   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Operating income:

     8,155        11,619   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Other income (expense) :

    

Interest income

     —          5   

Interest expense

     (19,081     (18,491

Derivative losses

     (108     (55
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net loss

   $ (11,034   $ (6,922
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Three Months Ended March 31, 2012 versus Three Months Ended March 31, 2011

Revenues

In the first quarter of 2012, vessel revenues were $24.1 million compared to $27.0 million in 2011. This is due to reductions in the charter rates in the first option year for the MSC vessels Empire State and Evergreen State. In the first quarter of 2012, overall utilization was 100% based on 454 operating days and 455 ownership days while in the first quarter of 2011 utilization was 100% based on 450 operating days and 450 ownership days.

Vessel Operating Expenses

In the first quarter of 2012, vessel operating expenses were $8.7 million compared to $7.9 million in the first quarter of 2011. Vessel operating expenses increased in 2012 primarily due to higher crew costs and spares expense.

General and Administrative Expenses

General and administrative expenses in the first quarter of 2012 were $0.6 million compared to $0.8 million in the first quarter of 2011. General and administrative expenses decreased in 2012 due to lower legal fees and other costs.

 

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Depreciation and amortization

Depreciation and amortization was $5.9 million in the first quarter of 2012 and 2011. Depreciation and amortization increased nominally in 2012 due to increased amortization of software costs in 2012.

Management Fees

Management fees decreased to $0.7 million in the first quarter of 2012 from $0.8 million in 2011. Annual increases in management fees were offset by a transition of non-vessel administration from Crowley to our staff in July 2011.

Interest Expense

Interest expense increased to $19.1 million during the first quarter of 2012 compared to $18.5 million in 2010. The increase was primarily the result of a higher weighted-average outstanding balance of our Sponsor Facility due to the capitalization of paid-in-kind interest. This was partially offset by a lower outstanding balance on the Notes due to the prepayment of $27.0 million in May 2011.

Derivative Losses

Derivative losses were $0.1 million during the first quarter of 2012 and 2011. Derivative losses increased marginally in the first quarter of 2012 due to a decrease in the fair value of our interest rate cap.

Net Loss

As a result of the foregoing factors, net loss was $11.0 million in the first quarter of 2012, compared to a net loss of $6.9 million for 2011.

Liquidity and Capital Resources

We operate in a capital intensive industry. Our primary liquidity requirements relate to operating expenses, semi-annual payments for interest under the Notes, capital expenditures for the maintenance of vessels, and payments under our management service agreements. Our long-term liquidity needs primarily relate to interest and principal debt payments under the Notes and Sponsor Facility, which mature in 2015 and 2016, respectively. Long-term liquidity needs will depend upon the timing and amount of drydocking expenditures, repairs and maintenance activity, vessel additions and dispositions and fluctuations in working capital balances and scheduled maintenance.

Our time charter contracts are structured such that we are paid in advance of providing the service, typically at the start of each month with the exception of MSC who pays charter hire every 15 days in arrears. As a result, we receive cash prior to recognizing revenue or expense, thus minimizing working capital requirements.

We believe that cash flows from operations will be sufficient to meet our existing liquidity needs for the next 12 months. We were in compliance with all of the covenants contained in our debt agreements as of March 31, 2012.

Working Capital

Working capital at March 31, 2012 was $38.4 million compared with $31.1 million at December 31, 2011. This increase was primarily due to the increase in cash, and partially offset by the decrease in prepaid expenses and other current assets and the increase in accrued expenses and other liabilities.

 

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Cash Flows

 

     For the Three Months
Ended March 31,
 
     2012     2011  
     (dollars in thousands)  

Net cash flow provided by operating activities

   $ 18,129      $ 13,035   

Net cash flow provided by investing activities

     —          6,064   

Net cash flow used in financing activities

     (188     (63

Operating cash flows—Net cash flow provided by operating activities was $18.1 million for the three month ended March 31, 2012 and $13.0 million for the three months ended March 31, 2011. The increase was primarily due to the changes in working capital partially offset by increased losses.

Investing cash flows—Net cash provided by investing activities was $6.1 million for the three months ended March 31, 2011 comprised of $7.1 million withdrawal in restricted cash, partially offset by $1.0 million in capital expenditures. There were no investing activities in the first quarter of 2012.

Financing cash flows—Net cash used in financing activities was $0.2 million for the three months ended March 31, 2012 and $0.1 million for the three months ended March 31, 2011.

Long Term Debt

Long-term debt consists of the following:

 

     March 31,      December 31,  
     2012      2011  

Notes, net of $4,493 and $4,857 unamortized original discount at March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011, respectively

   $ 253,507       $ 253,143   

Sponsor Facility

     417,401         405,998   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 
   $ 670,908       $ 659,141   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

In 2006, we entered into the Sponsor Facility, pursuant to which the Class A members of APT or their affiliates agreed to make available $325.0 million of revolving credit loans. Beginning July 2009, the monthly interest payments are treated as paid-in-kind in lieu of monthly cash payments. As a result, the Company is allowed to exceed its total commitment under the Sponsor Facility for the capitalized paid-in-kind payments. Under the terms of the Sponsor Facility, the ability to borrow additional amounts against this facility ceased in June 2011. In addition, the security agent is due a fee of 0.005% of borrowings outstanding and the administrative agent is due a fee of $0.3 million per year. Concurrent with the issuance of the Notes, we further amended the Sponsor Facility to effect an interest rate conversion from a variable rate of LIBOR + 4.5% to a fixed rate of 12% payable in kind, the extension of the maturity of the Sponsor Facility to 2016 and a subordination of our first lien security interest on the Sunshine State, Evergreen State, and Empire State to a second lien, resulting in a second lien security interest on all five of our vessels. The Sponsor Facility is subject to an intercreditor agreement with the holders of the Notes. During the three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011, the Company recorded $11.4 million and $10.1 million, respectively, for interest-in-kind payments that were capitalized in the Sponsor Facility balance. An interest-in-kind accrual of $41.5 million and $30.1 million was recorded as long-term debt at March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011, respectively.

Under the terms of the indenture governing the Notes, the Company may redeem up to 10% of the original issue amount in the twelve month period prior to May 1, 2011 at 103%, and up to an additional 10% of the original issue amount in the twelve month period prior to May 1, 2012 at 103%. On April 28, 2011, the Company completed the redemption of $27.0 million of the principal amount of the Notes. No other redemptions were completed prior to May 1, 2012.

 

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The maturities of long-term debt as of March 31, 2012, excluding interest accreted on the Sponsor Facility subsequent to March 31, 2012, are as follows:

 

2015

   $ 258,000   

2016

     417,401   
  

 

 

 
   $ 675,401   
  

 

 

 

Capital Expenditures.

During the three months ended March 31, 2012, there were no capital expenditures. We estimate that our liability to NASSCO is $1.9 million as of December 31, 2011, payable in 2012 for completion of our last vessel delivered in December 2010.

Off-balance sheet arrangements

We do not have any off-balance sheet arrangements.

Contractual Commitments

The following table reflects our contractual commitments associated with our debt and other obligations as of March 31, 2012.

 

     Payments Due by Period  
     < 1 year      1 –3 years      3 – 5 years      Total  

Long-term debt (1)

   $ 26,445       $ 52,890       $ 939,069       $ 1,018,404   

Contractual commitments (2)

     1,900         —           —           1,900   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 
   $ 28,345       $ 52,890       $ 939,069       $ 1,020,304   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

(1) The long-term debt consists of principal values of $258,000 Notes and $417,401 Sponsor Facility, which bear interest at 10.25% per annum and 12% calculated over a 360-day year, respectively. Amounts include contractual interest payments and paid-in-kind interest.
(2) Contractual commitments are related to remaining spending under the NASSCO vessel construction contract. Contractual commitments do not include amounts to our Manager as we may cancel the contract at any time and without cause upon 90 days notice.

 

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Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures about Market Risk

All of our debt has fixed interest rates, and is comprised of outstanding borrowings at March 31, 2012 of $258 million under the Notes, maturing in 2015, and $417.4 million under the Sponsor Facility maturing in 2016. Except in limited circumstances, we do not have an obligation to prepay our fixed-rate debt prior to maturity and, as a result, interest rate risk and changes in fair value should not have a significant impact on fixed rate borrowings unless we would be required to refinance such debt.

As of March 31, 2012, we had one outstanding interest rate cap, entered into on April 1, 2007, with a notional amount of $100.0 million. This interest rate cap of the three-month U.S. Dollar LIBOR of 6.0% was intended to reduce the potential negative impacts to the Company’s cash flows that could result from movements in interest rates.

We recognize all derivatives as either assets or liabilities in the balance sheet and measure those instruments at fair value. Changes in the fair value of those instruments are reported in earnings, as we did not designate the interest rate cap as a hedge. We are exposed to credit related losses in the event of non-performance by counterparties to these instruments; however, the counterparties are major financial institutions and we consider such risk of loss to be minimal. We do not hold or issue derivative financial instruments for trading purposes.

Item  4. Controls and Procedures

As of the end of the period covered by this report, an evaluation of the effectiveness of the design and operation of our disclosure controls and procedures (as defined under the Securities and Exchange Commission rules) was carried out under the supervision and with the participation of the Company’s management, including our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer. The Company’s disclosure controls and procedures are designed to ensure that information that the Company must disclose in its reports filed under the Securities Act of 1934 is communicated and processed in a timely manner. Based upon that evaluation, the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer concluded that the design and operation of these disclosure controls and procedures were effective. During our fiscal quarter ended March 31, 2012, no changes were made in our internal controls or in other factors that could significantly affect these controls subsequent to the date of their evaluation.

 

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Part II –Other Information

Item 1. Legal Proceedings

Currently there are no pending legal proceedings. From time to time, we are subject to routine legal proceedings incidental to the operations of our business.

Item 1A. Risk Factors

There have been no material changes to any of the risk factors disclosed on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011 (under the heading “Risk Factors”).

Item 2. Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds

None.

Item 3. Defaults Upon Senior Securities

None.

Item 4. Mine Safety Disclosures

None.

Item 5. Other Information

None.

 

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Item 6. Exhibits

 

Exhibit No.    Description
  31.1*    Certification of Chief Executive Officer Pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002
  31.2*    Certification of Chief Financial Officer Pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002
  32.1*    Certification of Chief Executive Officer Pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as Adopted Pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002
  32.2*    Certification of Chief Financial Officer Pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as Adopted Pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002
101    The following materials from American Petroleum Tankers Parent LLC’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2012 are furnished herewith, formatted in XBRL (eXtensible Business Reporting Language): (i) the Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets as of March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011, (ii) the Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations for the three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011, (iii) the Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows for the three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011, and (iv) the Notes to Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements for the three Months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011, tagged as blocks of text.

 

* Filed herewith.

 

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SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.

 

        AMERICAN PETROLEUM TANKERS PARENT LLC
        (Registrant)

Date:

 

5/11/12

      By:  

/s/ Robert K. Kurz

          Robert K. Kurz
          Chief Executive Officer,
          (Principal Executive Officer)

Date:

 

5/11/12

      By:  

/s/ Philip J. Doherty

          Philip J. Doherty
          Chief Financial Officer
          (Principal Financial and Accounting Officer)

 

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