May 13, 2010HAMILTON, BERMUDA–(Marketwire – May 13, 2010) – Teekay Tankers Ltd. (NYSE:TNK) – Highlights – Today declared a cash dividend of $0.37 per share for the quarter ended March 31, 2010, up from $0.26 per share in the previous quarter. – Reported first quarter adjusted net income of $6.4 million, or $0.20 per share (excluding an unrealized loss of $1.3 million, or $0.04 per share, relating to the change in fair value of an interest rate swap agreement). – Earned average TCE rates of $17,624 per day on the spot Aframax fleet and $32,032 per day on the spot Suezmax fleet during the quarter. – As previously announced, in April 2010 acquired three vessels and sold one vessel in accretive transactions. Teekay Tankers Ltd. (Teekay Tankers or the Company) today reported its first quarter results for 2010. During the quarter, the Company generated $13.8 million in Cash Available for Distribution(1). Today Teekay Tankers declared a dividend of $0.37 per share for the first quarter of 2010, which will be paid on May 28, 2010 to all shareholders of record of May 21, 2010. The dividend of approximately $16.1 million(2), or $0.37 per share, was calculated using the weighted-average number of shares outstanding during the three months ended March 31, 2010, a methodology that is consistent with the Company’s dividend policy. The dividend payable on the 11.4 million shares of Class A common stock the Company issued in April 2010, amounting to approximately $4.2 million, will be funded from the Company’s working capital. Teekay Tankers’ policy is to pay a variable quarterly dividend equal to its Cash Available for Distribution, subject to any reserves its board of directors may from time to time determine are required. Since the Company’s initial public offering in December 2007, it has declared a dividend in ten consecutive quarters, which now totals $5.275 per share on a cumulative basis (including the $0.37 per share dividend to be paid on May 28, 2010). Summary of Recent Accretive Transactions As previously announced, in April 2010 Teekay Tankers acquired from Teekay Corporation two Suezmaxes, the Yamuna Spirit and the Kaveri Spirit and one Aframax, the Helga Spirit for a total purchase price of $168.7 million. This acquisition was financed through a combination of proceeds received from the completion of a $103.2 million follow-on public offering of Class A common stock, a $32 million concurrent private placement to the Company’s Sponsor, Teekay Corporation, and the assumption of approximately $33.5 million of debt. In April 2010 the Company sold the Falster Spirit, a 15-year old Aframax that was scheduled to undergo a drydocking in 2010, for which no reserve is now required. In addition, the Company recently signed a new fixed-rate time-charter for a period of 14 months for one of its Aframax tankers at a time-charter rate of $18,300 per day, commencing upon the completion of the vessel’s current time-charter in August 2010. As a result of these transactions, and assuming an illustrative average Aframax spot rate of $15,000 per day and an illustrative average Suezmax spot rate of $20,000 per day, the Company would be able to pay a dividend of approximately $1.04 per share in 2010. This represents an increase of approximately 15 percent compared to the dividend using the same illustrative example prior to the transactions(3). Additionally, each $5,000 per day increase in spot tanker rates would increase the annual dividend by approximately $0.22 per share. (1) Cash Available for Distribution represents net income (loss) plus depreciation and amortization, unrealized losses from derivatives, non-cash items and any write-offs or other non-recurring items, less unrealized gains from derivatives and net income attributable to the historical results of vessels acquired by the Company from Teekay Corporation (Teekay), referred to herein as the Dropdown Predecessor, for the period when these vessels were owned and operated by Teekay Corporation. (2) Please refer to Appendix A to this release for the calculation of the cash dividend amount. (3) These estimates are based on the Company’s current capitalization, fleet size, time-charter contracts, anticipated expenses and certain assumptions including that the board of directors establishes no additional reserves other than those established for scheduled drydockings and debt repayments. These transactions are also expected to positively impact the Company’s financial leverage by reducing its ratio of net debt to capitalization from approximately 59 percent at March 31, 2010 to approximately 45 percent. Financial liquidity is also expected to increase by approximately $98 million, from $135.9 million at March 31, 2010, to approximately $234 million after completion of these transactions. Expected liquidity is approximately $27 million higher than previously reported as the Helga Spirit will now replace the Falster Spirit under the Company’s existing revolving credit facility. Estimated Second Quarter 2010 Dividend The table below presents the estimated cash dividend per share for the quarter ending June 30, 2010 at various average time-charter equivalent (TCE) rates earned by the Company’s spot tanker fleet and reflects the estimated contribution from its recent acquisition, existing fixed-rate time-charter contracts and the estimated effect of scheduled vessel drydockings. The table also incorporates the expected impact from the scheduled drydocking of two tankers. These estimates are based on current assumptions and actual dividends may differ materially from those included in the following table: /T/ ————————————————————————— Suezmax Spot Rate Assumption (TCE basis per day) Q2-2010 Estimated —————————————————- Dividend Per Share(i) $15,000 $20,000 $25,000 $30,000 $35,000 $40,000 ————————————————————————— $10,000 $ 0.22 $ 0.24 $ 0.27 $ 0.29 $ 0.33 $ 0.37 ————————————————————————— $15,000 $ 0.23 $ 0.26 $ 0.28 $ 0.31 $ 0.35 $ 0.38 ————————————————————————— $20,000 $ 0.25 $ 0.27 $ 0.29 $ 0.32 $ 0.36 $ 0.40 ————————————————————————— $25,000 $ 0.26 $ 0.28 $ 0.31 $ 0.33 $ 0.37 $ 0.41 ————————————————————————— $30,000 $ 0.28 $ 0.30 $ 0.32 $ 0.35 $ 0.39 $ 0.42 ————————————————————————— $35,000 $ 0.29 $ 0.31 $ 0.34 $ 0.36 $ 0.40 $ 0.44 ————————————————————————— (i) Estimated dividend per share is based on estimated Cash Available for Distribution, less $0.9 million for scheduled principal payments related to one of the Company’s debt facilities and a $1.2 million reserve for estimated drydocking costs and other vessel upgrades. The quarterly reserve for drydocking and vessel upgrades is based on the expected average quarterly cost for 2010 and 2011. /T/ Tanker Market Average spot tanker rates in the first quarter of 2010 were the highest since the first quarter of 2009, primarily driven by strong non-OECD oil demand growth, higher global oil production and limited tanker fleet growth. China was a major source of tanker demand with crude oil imports averaging 4.6 million barrels per day (mb/d) in the first quarter of 2010, an increase of 39 percent from the same period of 2009. Global oil supply rose by 0.7 mb/d in the first quarter led predominantly by non-OPEC producers and OPEC Natural Gas Liquids (NGLs). The world tanker fleet grew by 5.6 mdwt, or approximately 1.3 percent, in the first quarter of 2010 compared 12.0 mdwt, or 3.0 percent, in the same period of 2009. Net fleet growth was tempered by the removal of 6.3 mdwt of tanker capacity as the International Maritime Organization (IMO) targeted phase-out of single-hull tankers and higher scrap prices led to an increase in tanker scrapping. The ongoing removal of single-hull tankers from the trading fleet is expected to continue to dampen tanker fleet growth during the remainder of 2010, as illustrated by a further 2.6 mdwt being scrapped in April 2010. Early in the second quarter, tanker rates for larger crude carriers (primarily VLCC and Suezmax class tankers) have been unseasonably firm, due to the removal of approximately 15 to 20 VLCCs from the trading fleet for use as floating storage in Iran and strong Asian demand for West African crude oil. Over the past week, Aframax rates have strengthened due to strong demand from US refiners coupled with localized weather delays in the Caribbean. In April 2010, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) raised its global GDP growth forecast for 2010 from 3.9 percent to 4.2 percent due to expected recovery in the global economy, particularly in emerging and developing countries. As a result, the International Energy Agency (IEA) has increased its 2010 global oil demand forecast to 86.4 mb/d, which represents a 1.6 mb/d, or 1.9 percent, increase over 2009 and the highest growth rate since 2004. The increase in global oil demand during 2010 is expected to be entirely driven by non-OECD countries, led by China where demand is forecast to grow by a further 8 percent. Financial Summary The Company reported adjusted net income(1) of $6.4 million, or $0.20 per share, for the quarter ended March 31, 2010, compared to adjusted net income of $4.5 million, or $0.14 per share, for the quarter ended December 31, 2009. Adjusted net income for the three months ended March 31, 2010 excludes an unrealized loss of $1.3 million, or $0.04 per share, relating to changes in the fair value of an interest rate swap. Adjusted net income for the three months ended December 31, 2009 excludes an unrealized gain of $3.4 million, or $0.11 per share, relating to changes in the fair value of an interest rate swap. These adjustments are detailed in note 4 to the Summary Consolidated Statements of Income included in this release. Including these items, the Company reported net income, on a GAAP basis, of $5.1 million, or $0.16 per share, for the quarter ended March 31, 2010, compared to net income, on a GAAP basis, of $7.9 million, or $0.25 per share, for the quarter ended December 31, 2009. Net voyage revenues(2) for the first quarter of 2010 increased to $26.0 million from $25.2 million in the prior quarter. (1) Adjusted net income is a non-GAAP financial measure. Please refer to Note 4 to the Summary Consolidated Statements of Income included in this release for a reconciliation of this non-GAAP measure to the most directly comparable financial measure under United States generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and information about specific items affecting net income that are typically excluded by securities analysts in their published estimates of the Company’s financial results. (2) Net voyage revenues represents voyage revenues less voyage expenses. Net voyage revenues is a non-GAAP financial measure used by certain investors to measure the financial performance of shipping companies. Please see the Company’s website at www.teekaytankers.com for a reconciliation of this non-GAAP financial measure as used in this release to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure. Operating Results The following table highlights the operating performance of the Company’s time-charter and spot vessels measured in net voyage revenue per revenue day, or TCE rates, before deducting internal pool management fees, internal pool commissions and off-hire bunker expenses: /T/ ————————————————————————— Three Months Ended March 31, 2010 December 31, 2009(A) ————————————————————————— Time-Charter Fleet Aframax revenue days 449 483 Aframax TCE per revenue day $28,501 $29,721 Suezmax revenue days 179 95 Suezmax TCE per revenue day(B) $24,026 $30,653 Spot Fleet Aframax revenue days 351 334 Aframax TCE per revenue day $17,624 $15,283 Suezmax revenue days 90 179 Suezmax TCE per revenue day $32,032 $20,939 ————————————————————————— Total Fleet Aframax revenue days 800 817 Aframax TCE per revenue day $23,729 $23,816 Suezmax revenue days 269 274 Suezmax TCE per revenue day(B) $26,706 $24,302 ————————————————————————— (A) The 2009 TCE rates have been adjusted to conform to the calculation of net voyage revenue per revenue day in 2010, as described above. In 2009, the calculation of net voyage revenue per revenue day was previously based on net voyage revenues before deducting external broker commissions. (B) The Narmada Spirit time-charter contract contains a profit-share component that resulted in a profit-share amount to us of $0.6 million recognized in the first quarter of 2010. The TCE rate per day for the Suezmax time-charter fleet and for the total Suezmax fleet for the three months ended March 31, 2010 was $27,120 and $28,764, respectively, including the profit share amount recognized in the quarter. /T/ Teekay Tankers’ Fleet The following table summarizes the Company’s fleet as of May 1, 2010: /T/ ————————————————————————— Aframax Suezmax Number of Fleet Fleet Owned Vessels Time-Charter Vessels 6 3 9 Spot Vessels 3 2 5 ————————————————————————— Total 9 5 14 ————————————————————————— /T/ Currently, approximately 71 percent and 64 percent of the aggregate vessel operating days for the Company’s fleet for the second quarter of 2010 and fiscal 2010, respectively, are under fixed-rate charters, including the vessel transactions announced in April 2010 and the new fixed-rate time-charter of one of the Company’s Aframax tankers. Liquidity As of March 31, 2010, the Company had total liquidity of $135.9 million (which consisted of $12.2 million of cash and $123.7 million in an undrawn revolving credit facility). Liquidity is expected to increase by approximately $98 million as a result of the above mentioned transactions. About Teekay Tankers Teekay Tankers Ltd. was formed in December 2007 by Teekay Corporation (NYSE: TK) as part of its strategy to expand its conventional oil tanker business. Teekay Tankers owns a fleet of nine double-hull Aframax tankers and five double-hull Suezmax tankers, which an affiliate of Teekay Corporation manages through a mix of short- or medium-term fixed-rate, time-charter contracts and spot tanker market trading. Teekay Tankers intends to distribute on a quarterly basis all of its Cash Available for Distribution, subject to any reserves established by its board of directors. Teekay Tankers’ common stock trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “TNK”. /T/ ————————————————————————— TEEKAY TANKERS LTD. SUMMARY CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME(1) (in thousands of U.S. dollars, except share data) ————————————————————————— Three Months Ended March 31, December 31, March 31, 2010 2009 2009(1) (unaudited) (unaudited) (unaudited) VOYAGE REVENUES 26,990 25,951 34,448 ————————————————————————— OPERATING EXPENSES Voyage expenses 1,012 724 580 Vessel operating expenses 8,391 9,370 8,504 Depreciation and amortization 7,392 7,493 7,031 General and administrative 1,479 1,329 1,527 ————————————————————————— 18,274 18,916 17,642 ————————————————————————— Income from vessel operations 8,716 7,035 16,806 ————————————————————————— OTHER ITEMS Interest expense (993) (1,155) (2,165) Interest income 13 10 22 Realized and unrealized (loss) gain on interest rate swap(2) (2,658) 2,031 944 Other income (expense) – net 2 (5) 34 ————————————————————————— (3,636) 881 (1,165) ————————————————————————— Net income 5,080 7,916 15,641 ————————————————————————— ————————————————————————— Earnings per share(3) – Basic and diluted $ 0.16 $ 0.25 $ 0.57 Weighted-average number of Class A common shares outstanding – Basic and diluted 19,500,000 19,500,000 12,500,000 Weighted-average number of Class B common shares outstanding – Basic and diluted 12,500,000 12,500,000 12,500,000 Weighted-average number of total common shares outstanding – Basic and diluted 32,000,000 32,000,000 25,000,000 ————————————————————————— ————————————————————————— (1) Results for the Suezmax tanker the Ashkini Spirit for the period prior to its acquisition by the Company when it was owned and operating under Teekay Corporation, is referred to as the Dropdown Predecessor. In accordance with GAAP, the Company’s financial statements are retroactively adjusted to include the historical results of the acquired vessel from the date the vessel was originally under the control of Teekay Corporation. Dropdown Predecessor amounts included in net income above are summarized for the respective periods in note 4 below. (2) Includes realized losses of $1.3 million, $1.3 million and $1.4 million for the three months ended March 31, 2010, December 31, 2009, and March 31, 2009, respectively. (3) Earnings per share is determined by dividing (a) net income of the Company after deducting the amount of net income attributable to the Dropdown Predecessor by (b) the weighted-average number of shares outstanding during the applicable period. (4) The following table provides a reconciliation of adjusted net income, a non-GAAP measure, to reported GAAP-based net income for the respective periods, adjusting for specific items affecting net income which are typically excluded by securities analysts in their published estimates of the Company’s financial results: Three Months Ended ———————————— March 31, December 31, March 31, 2010 2009 2009 Net income – GAAP basis $ 5,080 $ 7,916 $ 15,641 Less: Net income attributable to the Dropdown Predecessor – – (1,508) Unrealized gain on interest rate swap – (3,376) (2,382) Add: Unrealized loss on interest rate swap 1,333 – – ————————————————————————— Adjusted net income $ 6,413 $ 4,540 $ 11,751 Adjusted earnings per share $ 0.20 $ 0.14 $ 0.47 ————————————————————————— ————————————————————————— TEEKAY TANKERS LTD. SUMMARY CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (in thousands of U.S. dollars) ————————————————————————— As at As at March 31, December 31, 2010 2009 (unaudited) ASSETS Cash 12,152 10,432 Pool receivable from related parties 6,412 10,427 Asset held for sale 16,725 – Other current assets 2,592 2,415 Due from affiliates 5,937 223 Vessels and equipment 483,549 506,309 Other non-current assets 3,141 3,396 Goodwill 6,761 6,761 ————————————————————————— Total assets 537,269 539,963 ————————————————————————— ————————————————————————— LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY Accounts payable and accrued liabilities 9,010 9,761 Current portion of long-term debt 3,600 3,600 Current portion of derivative instruments 3,965 3,865 Other current liabilities 3,189 3,849 Due to affiliates 2,167 569 Long-term debt 300,728 301,628 Other long-term liabilities 11,584 10,420 Stockholders’ equity 203,026 206,271 ————————————————————————— Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity 537,269 539,963 ————————————————————————— ————————————————————————— ————————————————————————— TEEKAY TANKERS LTD. SUMMARY CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS (in thousands of U.S. dollars) ————————————————————————— Three Months Ended March 31, 2010 2009(1) (unaudited) (unaudited) Cash and cash equivalents provided by (used for) OPERATING ACTIVITIES ————————————————————————— Net operating cash flow 12,071 38,775 ————————————————————————— FINANCING ACTIVITIES Repayments of long-term debt (900) (900) Prepayments of long-term debt – (10,000) Repayment of pushed-down debt of Dropdown Predecessor – (1,096) Net advances from (to) affiliates – (535) Return of capital to the Parent from the Dropdown Predecessor – (11,673) Cash dividends paid (8,320) (18,000) Other financing activities (3) – ————————————————————————— Net financing cash flow (9,223) (42,204) ————————————————————————— INVESTING ACTIVITIES Expenditures for vessels and equipment (1,128) (857) ————————————————————————— Net investing cash flow (1,128) (857) ————————————————————————— Increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents 1,720 (4,286) Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of the period 10,432 26,698 ————————————————————————— Cash and cash equivalents, end of the period 12,152 22,412 ————————————————————————— ————————————————————————— (1) In accordance with GAAP, the statement of cash flows includes the cash flows relating to the Dropdown Predecessor for the Ashkini Spirit for the period from August 1, 2007 to June 24, 2009, when the vessel was under the common control of Teekay Corporation but prior to its acquisition by the Company. /T/ TEEKAY TANKERS LTD. APPENDIX A – CASH DIVIDEND CALCULATION (in thousands of U.S. dollars) Cash Available for Distribution The Company has adopted a dividend policy to pay a variable quarterly dividend equal to its Cash Available for Distribution, subject to any reserves its board of directors may from time to time determine are required for the prudent conduct of its business. Cash Available for Distribution represents net income plus depreciation and amortization, unrealized losses from derivatives, non-cash items and any write-offs or other non-recurring items, less unrealized gains from derivatives and net income attributable to the historical results of vessels acquired by the Company from Teekay Corporation for the period when these vessels were owned and operated by Teekay Corporation. The calculations below exclude the comparable per share dividend payable on the 11.4 million shares of Class A common stock the Company issued in April 2010, amounting to an aggregate of approximately $4.2 million, which will be funded from the Company’s working capital. /T/ ————————————————————————— Three Months Ended March 31, 2010 (unaudited) ————————————————————————— Net income 5,080 Add: Depreciation and amortization 7,392 Unrealized gain from interest rate swap 1,333 Less: Amortization of debt issuance costs and other (3) ————————————————————————— Cash Available for Distribution 13,802 Less: Reserve for scheduled drydockings and other capital expenditures (1,200) Reserve for debt principal repayment (900) ————————————————————————— Cash Available for Distribution After Reserves 11,702 Weighted average number of common shares outstanding during the three months ended March 31, 2010 32,000,000 ————————————————————————— Cash dividend per share (rounded) $ 0.37 ————————————————————————— /T/ FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS This release contains forward-looking statements (as defined in Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended) which reflect management’s current views with respect to certain future events and performance, including statements regarding: tanker market fundamentals, including the balance of supply and demand in the tanker market, and spot tanker charter rates; estimated dividends per share for the quarter ending June 30, 2010 and 2010 based on various spot tanker rates; the Company’s mix of spot market and time-charter trading in the quarter ending June 30, 2010 and fiscal 2010; anticipated drydocking and vessel upgrade costs; the Company’s ability to generate surplus cash flow and pay dividends; and the impact of vessel drydock activities on the Company’s future Cash Available for Distribution. The following factors are among those that could cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements, which involve risks and uncertainties, and that should be considered in evaluating any such statement: changes in the production of or demand for oil; changes in trading patterns significantly affecting overall vessel tonnage requirements; lower than expected level of tanker scrapping; changes in applicable industry laws and regulations and the timing of implementation of new laws and regulations; the potential for early termination of short- or medium-term contracts and inability of the Company to renew or replace short- or medium-term contracts; changes in interest rates and the capital markets; increases in the Company’s expenses, including any drydocking expenses and associated offhire days; the ability of Teekay Tankers’ board of directors to establish cash reserves for the prudent conduct of Teekay Tankers’ business or otherwise; and other factors discussed in Teekay Tankers’ filings from time to time with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Report on Form 20-F for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2009. The Company expressly disclaims any obligation or undertaking to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect any change in the Company’s expectations with respect thereto or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statement is based.