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Navios Maritime Partners L.P. Reports Financial Results for the Third Quarter and Nine Months Ended September 30, 2010

Distribution of $0.42 per unit for the three month period ended September 30, 2010
80.9% increase in quarterly Operating Surplus to $23.7 million
72.6% increase in quarterly EBITDA to $29.0 million
50.9% increase in quarterly net income to $16.3 million

PIRAEUS, GREECE, October 27, 2010 - Navios Maritime Partners L.P. ("Navios Partners") (NYSE: NMM), an owner and operator of dry cargo vessels, today reported its financial results for the third quarter and nine months ended September 30, 2010.

Ms. Angeliki Frangou, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Navios Partners, stated: "I am pleased with our results for the third quarter and first nine months of 2010. Compared to the third quarter of 2009, we increased EBITDA by approximately 73% to $29.0 million and net income by approximately 51% to $16.3 million."

Ms. Frangou continued, "Our consistent performance has provided access to the capital markets. Consequently, we have enjoyed the ability to grow our fleet and profitability. Most recently, we raised $111.6 million gross proceeds through the sale of partnership units. We aim to use these funds to increase cash flow while also increasing our average remaining charter period of 4.3 years and lowering our average fleet age of 6.0 years."

Throughout this press release, EBITDA for the nine months ended September 30, 2009 represents net income before interest, depreciation and amortization and before non-cash consideration for the release of the obligation to acquire the Navios Bonavis.

RECENT DEVELOPMENTS

Cash Distributions

The Board of Directors of Navios Partners declared a cash distribution for the third quarter of 2010 of $0.42 per unit. The distribution is payable on November 12, 2010 to holders of record on November 10, 2010.

Navios Libra Charter Party

Navios Partners has entered a new charter party agreement for Navios Libra at a daily net rate of $18,525. The term of this charter party is approximately two years, commencing November 2010.

Completion of Offering of 6,325,000 Common Units raising $111.6 million gross proceeds

On October 14, 2010, Navios Partners completed its public offering of 5,500,000 common units at $17.65 per unit and raised gross proceeds of approximately $97.1 million to fund its fleet expansion. On the same date, the previously exercised overallotment option was also completed, resulting in the issuance of 825,000 additional common units, raising additional gross proceeds of $14.5 million. The net proceeds of this offering were approximately $106.3 million. Pursuant to this offering, Navios Partners also issued 129,082 additional general partnership units to its General Partner, raising net proceeds of $2.3 million.

Long Term and Insured Cash Flow

Navios Partners has entered into long-term time charter-out agreements for all 14 vessels with a remaining average term of 4.3 years, providing a stable base of revenue and distributable cash flow. Navios Partners has currently contracted out 100.0% for 2010 and 2011 and 94.0% for 2012 generating revenues of approximately $139.7 million, $147.2 million and $140.8 million, respectively. The average contractual daily charter-out rate for the fleet is $28,602, $28,807 and $29,254 for 2010, 2011 and 2012, respectively. The average daily charter-in rate for the active long-term charter-in vessels for 2010 is $13,449.

Navios Partners' charter-out contracts have been insured by an AA+ rated European Union governmental agency.

FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS

For the following results and the selected financial data presented herein, Navios Partners has compiled consolidated statement of operations for the three and nine month periods ended September 30, 2010 and 2009. The quarterly 2010 and 2009 information was derived from the unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements for the respective periods. EBITDA and Operating Surplus are non-US GAAP financial measures and should not be used in isolation or substitution for Navios Partners' results.


(1) EBITDA for the nine month period ended September 30, 2009 represents net income before interest, depreciation and amortization and before non-cash consideration for the release of the obligation to acquire the Navios Bonavis.

Three month periods ended September 30, 2010 and 2009

Time charter and voyage revenues for the three month period ended September 30, 2010 increased by $14.4 million or 60.8% to $38.1 million, as compared to $23.7 million for the same period in 2009. The increase was mainly attributable to the acquisitions of the Navios Apollon on October 29, 2009, the Navios Hyperion on January 8, 2010, the Navios Aurora II on March 18, 2010 and the Navios Pollux on May 21, 2010. As a result of the vessel acquisitions, available days of the fleet increased to 1,270 days for the three month period ended September 30, 2010, as compared to 920 days for the same period in 2009.

EBITDA increased by $12.2 million to $29.0 million for the three month period ended September 30, 2010 as compared to $16.8 million for the same period of 2009. This $12.2 million increase in EBITDA was due to: (a) a $14.4 million increase in revenue as a result of the acquisitions of the Navios Apollon in October 2009, the Navios Hyperion in January 2010, the Navios Aurora II in March 2010 and the Navios Pollux in May 2010; and (b) a $0.7 million decrease in time charter and voyage expenses as a result of the exercise of the purchase option of the Navios Sagittarius which became part of the owned fleet on January 12, 2010. The above increase was mitigated by a $2.5 million increase in management fees and $0.5 million increase in general and administrative expenses as a result of the increased number of vessels in Navios Partners' fleet.

The reserve for estimated maintenance and replacement capital expenditures for the three month periods ended September 30, 2010 and 2009 was $3.8 million and $2.0 million, respectively. Expansion capital expenditures reserve for the each of the three month periods ended September 30, 2010 and 2009 was $0 (please see Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures on Exhibit 3).

Navios Partners generated an Operating Surplus for the three month period ended September 30, 2010 of $23.7 million, in comparison with $13.1 million for the three month period ended September 30, 2009. Operating Surplus is a non-GAAP financial measure used by certain investors to measure the financial performance of Navios Partners and other master limited partnerships (please see Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures on Exhibit 3).

Net income for the three months ended September 30, 2010 amounted to $16.3 million compared to $10.8 million for the three months ended September 30, 2009. The increase in net income by $5.5 million was due to: (a) a $12.2 million increase in EBITDA; (b) a $0.2 million increase in interest income; and (c) a $0.1 million decrease in direct vessel expenses. The overall increase of $12.5 million was partly offset by a $6.8 million increase in depreciation and amortization expense due to the acquisition of the Navios Sagittarius, the Navios Apollon, the Navios Hyperion, the Navios Aurora II and the Navios Pollux and the favorable lease terms recognized in relation to these acquisitions and a $0.2 million increase in interest expense.

Nine month periods ended September 30, 2010 and 2009

Time charter and voyage revenues for the nine month period ended September 30, 2010 increased by $33.7 million or 50.3% to $100.7 million as compared to $67.0 million for the same period in 2009. The increase was mainly attributable to the acquisition of the rights to the Navios Sagittarius in June 2009 and the acquisition of the Navios Apollon on October 29, 2009, the Navios Hyperion on January 8, 2010, the Navios Aurora II on March 18, 2010 and the Navios Pollux on May 21, 2010. As a result of the vessels' acquisitions, available days of the fleet increased to 3,498 days for the nine month period ended September 30, 2010, as compared to 2,570 days for the same period in 2009.

EBITDA increased by $28.2 million to $74.9 million for the nine month period ended September 30, 2010, as compared to $46.7 million for the same period of 2009. This $28.2 million increase in EBITDA was due to: (a) a $33.7 million increase in revenue as a result of the acquisition of the rights to the Navios Sagittarius in June 2009 and the acquisition of the Navios Apollon in October 2009, the Navios Hyperion in January 2010, the Navios Aurora II in March 2010 and the Navios Pollux in May 2010; and (b) a $1.3 million decrease in time charter and voyage expenses as a result of the exercise of the purchase option of the Navios Sagittarius which became part of the owned fleet on January 12, 2010. The above increase was mitigated by: (a) a $6.2 million increase in management fees as a result of the increased number of vessels in Navios Partners' fleet; and (b) a $0.7 million increase in general and administrative expenses.

The reserve for estimated maintenance and replacement capital expenditures for the nine month periods ended September 30, 2010 and 2009 was $10.7 million and $5.9 million, respectively. Expansion capital expenditures reserve for the nine month periods ended September 30, 2010 and 2009 was $285.8 million and $34.6 million, respectively (please see Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures on Exhibit 3).

Navios Partners generated an Operating Surplus for the nine month period ended September 30, 2010 of $75.9 million in comparison with $35.1 million for the nine month period ended September 30, 2009. Operating Surplus is a non-GAAP financial measure used by certain investors to measure the financial performance of Navios Partners and other master limited partnerships (please see Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures on Exhibit 3).

Net income for the nine months ended September 30, 2010 amounted to $42.1 million compared to $23.3 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2009. The increase in net income by $18.8 million was due to: (a) a $28.2 million increase in EBITDA; (b) a $6.1 million non-cash compensation expense incurred during the nine months ended September 30, 2009; (c) a $1.4 million decrease in interest expense; (d) a $0.4 million increase in interest income; and (e) a $0.3 million decrease in direct vessel expenses. The overall increase of $36.4 million was partly offset by a $17.7 million increase in depreciation and amortization expense due to the acquisition of the Navios Sagittarius, the Navios Apollon, the Navios Hyperion, the Navios Aurora II and the Navios Pollux and the favorable lease terms that were recognized in relation to these acquisitions.

Fleet Employment Profile

The following table reflects certain key indicators indicative of the performance of Navios Partners and its core fleet performance for the three and nine month periods ended September 30, 2010 and 2009.


(1) Available days for the fleet represent total calendar days the vessels were in our possession for the relevant period after subtracting off-hire days associated with major repairs, drydockings or special surveys. The shipping industry uses available days to measure the number of days in a relevant period during which a vessel is capable of generating revenues.

(2) Operating days is the number of available days in the relevant period less the aggregate number of days that the vessels are off-hire due to any reason, including unforeseen circumstances. The shipping industry uses operating days to measure the aggregate number of days in a relevant period during which vessels actually generate revenues.

(3) Fleet utilization is the percentage of time that our vessels were available for revenue generating available days, and is determined by dividing the number of operating days during a relevant period by the number of available days during that period. The shipping industry uses fleet utilization to measure efficiency in finding employment for vessels.

Conference Call details:

Navios Partners' management will host a conference call to discuss the results today, Wednesday, October 27, 2010, at 8:30 am EDT.

Participants should dial into the call 10 minutes before the scheduled time using the following numbers:

US Toll Free Dial In: +1866 819 7111
UK Toll Free Dial In: +0800 953 0329
International Dial In: +44 (0) 1452 542 301
Please quote "NAVIOS MLP".

A telephonic replay of the conference call will be available until November 3, 2010 by dialing the following numbers:

US Toll Free Dial In: +1866 247 4222
UK Toll Free Dial In: +0800 953 1533
International Dial In: +44 1452 550 000
Access Code: 33433537#

Slides and audio webcast:

There will also be a live webcast of the conference call, through the Navios Partners website (www.navios-mlp.com) under "Investors". Participants to the live webcast should register on the website approximately 10 minutes prior to the start of the webcast.

A supplemental slide presentation will be available on the Navios Partners website under the "Investors" section at 7:45 am EDT on the day of the call.

About Navios Maritime Partners L.P.

Navios Partners (NYSE: NMM) is a publicly traded master limited partnership which owns and operates dry cargo vessels. For more information, please visit our website at www.navios-mlp.com

Forward Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements (as defined in Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended) concerning future events and Navios Partners' growth strategy and measures to implement such strategy; including expected vessel acquisitions and entering into further time charters. Words such as "may," "expects," "intends," "plans," "believes," "anticipates," "hopes," "estimates," and variations of such words and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Such statements include comments regarding expected revenue and time charters. Although the Navios Partners believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, no assurance can be given that such expectations will prove to have been correct. These statements involve known and unknown risks and are based upon a number of assumptions and estimates which are inherently subject to significant uncertainties and contingencies, many of which are beyond the control of Navios Partners. Actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include, but are not limited to changes in the demand for dry bulk vessels, competitive factors in the market in which Navios Partners operates; risks associated with operations outside the United States; and other factors listed from time to time in the Navios Partners' filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Navios Partners expressly disclaims any obligations or undertaking to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect any change in Navios Partners' expectations with respect thereto or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any statement is based.



Contacts
Public Relations:
Navios Maritime Partners L.P.
Investor Relations
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Capital Link, Inc.
Tel. (212) 661-7566
E-mail: naviospartners@capitallink.com










(1) Represents the initial expiration date of the time charter and, if applicable, the new time charter expiration date for the vessels with new time charters.

(2) Net time charter-out rate per day (net of commissions). Represents the charter-out rate during the time charter period prior to the time charter expiration date and, if applicable, the charter-out rate under the new time charter.

(3) Profit sharing 50% above $16,984/ day based on Baltic Panamax TC Average.

(4) The Navios Prosperity is chartered-in for seven years starting from June 19, 2008 and we will have options to extend for two one-year periods. We have the option to purchase the vessel after June 2012 at a purchase price that is initially 3.8 billion Yen declining each year by 145 million Yen.

(5) The Navios Aldebaran was delivered on March 17, 2008. Navios Aldebaran is chartered-in for seven years and we have options to extend for two one-year periods. We have the option to purchase the vessel after March 2013 at a purchase price that is initially 3.6 billion Yen declining each year by 150 million Yen.

EXHIBIT 3

Disclosure of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

1. EBITDA

EBITDA represents net income plus interest and finance costs plus depreciation and amortization and income taxes, if any, unless otherwise stated. EBITDA is included because it is used by certain investors to measure a company's financial performance. EBITDA is a "non-GAAP financial measure" and should not be considered a substitute for net income, cash flow from operating activities and other operations or cash flow statement data prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States or as a measure of profitability or liquidity.

EBITDA is presented to provide additional information with respect to Navios Partners' ability to satisfy its obligations including debt service, capital expenditures, working capital requirements and determination of cash distribution. While EBITDA is frequently used as a measure of operating results and the ability to meet debt service requirements, the definition of EBITDA used here may not be comparable to that used by other companies due to differences in methods of calculation.

2. Operating Surplus

Operating Surplus represents net income adjusted for depreciation and amortization expense, non-cash interest expense and estimated maintenance and replacement capital expenditures and expansion capital expenditures. Maintenance and replacement capital expenditures are those capital expenditures required to maintain over the long term the operating capacity of, or the revenue generated by, Navios Partners' capital assets. Expansion capital expenditures are those capital expenditures that increase the operating capacity of, or the revenue generated by, Navios Partners' capital assets.

Operating Surplus is a quantitative measure used in the publicly-traded partnership investment community to assist in evaluating a partnership's ability to make quarterly cash distributions. Operating Surplus is not required by accounting principles generally accepted in the United States and should not be considered as an alternative to net income or any other indicator of Navios Partners' performance required by accounting principles generally accepted in the United States.

3. Available Cash

Available Cash generally means, for each fiscal quarter, all cash on hand at the end of the quarter:

  • less the amount of cash reserves established by the board of directors to:
    • provide for the proper conduct of Navios Partners' business (including reserve for maintenance and replacement capital expenditures);
    • comply with applicable law, any of Navios Partners' debt instruments, or other agreements; or
    • provide funds for distributions to the unitholders and to the general partner for any one or more of the next four quarters;
  • plus all cash on hand on the date of determination of available cash for the quarter resulting from working capital borrowings made after the end of the quarter. Working capital borrowings are generally borrowings that are made under any revolving credit or similar agreement used solely for working capital purposes or to pay distributions to partners.
Available Cash is a quantitative measure used in the publicly-traded partnership investment community to assist in evaluating a partnership's ability to make quarterly cash distributions. Available cash is not required by accounting principles generally accepted in the United States and should not be considered as an alternative to net income or any other indicator of Navios Partners' performance required by accounting principles generally accepted in the United States.

4. Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures




(1) EBITDA for the nine month period ended September 30, 2009 represents net income before interest, depreciation and amortization and before non-cash consideration for the release of the obligation to acquire the Navios Bonavis.




A COMPLETE COPY OF THE AUDITED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2014 MAY BE REQUESTED, FREE OF CHARGE, BY CONTACTING:

Navios Maritime Partners L.P.
7, Avenue de Grande Bretagne
Office 11B2
MC 98000 Monaco
Tel: (377) 9798-2140
Fax: (377) 9798-2141
Email: naviospartners@capitallink.com