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Iron Mountain Reports Third Quarter Results

-- Net Income of $193 million; achieves record quarterly Adjusted EBITDA and AFFO --

BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Iron Mountain Incorporated (NYSE: IRM), a global leader in innovative storage, data center infrastructure, asset lifecycle management and information management services, announces record financial and operating results for the third quarter of 2022. The conference call / webcast details, earnings call presentation and supplemental financial information, which includes definitions of certain capitalized terms used in this release, are available on Iron Mountain’s Investor Relations website. Reconciliations of non-GAAP measures to the appropriate GAAP measures are included herein.

“We are pleased to report a set of very strong results for the third quarter, including all-time record Adjusted EBITDA and AFFO. As we shared with the market at our Investor Event in September, we have set out a path for our growth trajectory with Project Matterhorn,” said William L. Meaney, President and CEO of Iron Mountain. “In doing so, our expanded total addressable market along with our widened suite of solutions have enabled us to continue our mission of delivering value for our customers and as a result to achieve revenue growth of 18% and growth in Adjusted EBITDA of 16% on a constant currency basis, or 14% and 12%, respectively, on a reported basis.”

Financial Performance Highlights for the Third Quarter and Year-to-Date 2022

($ in millions, except per share data)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

Y/Y % Change

 

Year to Date

 

Y/Y % Change

 

9/30/22

 

9/30/21

 

Reported $

 

Constant Fx

 

9/30/22

 

9/30/21

 

Reported $

 

Constant Fx

Storage Rental Revenue

$760

 

$719

 

6%

 

10%

 

$2,265

 

$2,145

 

6%

 

9%

Service Revenue

$527

 

$412

 

28%

 

33%

 

$1,560

 

$1,187

 

31%

 

35%

Total Revenue

$1,287

 

$1,130

 

14%

 

18%

 

$3,825

 

$3,332

 

15%

 

18%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net Income

$193

 

$68

 

n/a

 

 

 

$436

 

$391

 

12%

 

 

Reported EPS

$0.66

 

$0.23

 

n/a

 

 

 

$1.49

 

$1.34

 

11%

 

 

Adjusted EPS

$0.48

 

$0.40

 

20%

 

 

 

$1.34

 

$1.09

 

23%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adjusted EBITDA

$469

 

$418

 

12%

 

16%

 

$1,355

 

$1,204

 

13%

 

16%

Adjusted EBITDA Margin

36.5%

 

37.0%

 

(50) bps

 

 

 

35.4%

 

36.1%

 

(70) bps

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AFFO

$288

 

$263

 

9%

 

 

 

$823

 

$745

 

11%

 

 

AFFO per share

$0.98

 

$0.90

 

9%

 

 

 

$2.82

 

$2.56

 

10%

 

 

  • Total reported Revenues for the third quarter were $1.29 billion, compared with $1.13 billion in the third quarter of 2021, an increase of 13.9%. Excluding the impact of foreign currency exchange (Fx), total reported Revenues increased 18.2% compared to the prior year, driven by a 32.8% increase in Service revenue, while Storage rental revenue increased 9.8%. Total service revenue growth was driven by the inclusion of ITRenew; on an organic constant currency basis, service revenue grew 21.8%. Year to date, total reported Revenues increased 14.8%, or 18.0% excluding the impact of Fx.
  • Net Income for the third quarter was $192.9 million compared with $68.1 million in the third quarter of 2021. Year to date, Net Income was $436.5 million, compared with $391.3 million in 2021.
  • Adjusted EBITDA for the third quarter was $469.4 million, compared with $417.8 million in the third quarter of 2021, an increase of 12.4%. On a constant currency basis, Adjusted EBITDA increased by 16.5% in the third quarter, driven by the strong increase in Service revenue and productivity benefits. Year to date, Adjusted EBITDA was $1.4 billion, compared with $1.2 billion in 2021, an increase of 12.6%. On a constant currency basis, year to date Adjusted EBITDA increased 15.8%.
  • FFO (Normalized) per share was $0.76 for the third quarter, compared with $0.72 in the third quarter of 2021, an increase of 5.6%. Year to date, FFO (Normalized) per share was $2.17, compared with $2.03 in 2021, or an increase of 7.2%.
  • AFFO was $288.0 million for the third quarter, compared with $263.5 million in the third quarter of 2021, an increase of 9.3%, driven by improved Adjusted EBITDA, partially offset by increases in interest expense and cash taxes. Year to date, AFFO was $823.1 million, compared with $744.9 million in 2021, or an increase of 10.5%.
  • AFFO per share was $0.98 for the third quarter, compared with $0.90 in the third quarter of 2021, an increase of 8.9%, driven by improved Adjusted EBITDA, partially offset by increases in interest expense and cash taxes. Year to date, AFFO per share was $2.82, compared with $2.56 in 2021, or an increase of 9.9%.

Dividend

On November 3, 2022, Iron Mountain's Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.6185 per share for the fourth quarter. The fourth quarter 2022 dividend is payable on January 5, 2023, for shareholders of record on December 15, 2022.

Guidance

Iron Mountain affirmed full year 2022 guidance; details are summarized in the table below.

 

2022 Guidance(1)

 

($ in millions, except per share data)

 

 

 

 

2022 Guidance

Y/Y % Change

 

Total Revenue

$5,125 - $5,275

14% - 17%

 

Adjusted EBITDA

$1,800 - $1,850

10% - 13%

 

AFFO

$1,085 - $1,120

7% - 11%

 

AFFO Per Share

$3.70 - $3.82

6% - 10%

(1) Iron Mountain does not provide a reconciliation of non-GAAP measures that it discusses as part of its annual guidance or long term outlook because certain significant information required for such reconciliation is not available without unreasonable efforts or at all, including, most notably, the impact of exchange rates on Iron Mountain’s transactions, loss or gain related to the disposition of real estate and other income or expense. Without this information, Iron Mountain does not believe that a reconciliation would be meaningful.

About Iron Mountain

Iron Mountain Incorporated (NYSE: IRM) is a global leader in innovative storage, data center infrastructure, asset lifecycle management and information management services. Founded in 1951 and trusted by more than 225,000 customers worldwide, Iron Mountain helps customers CLIMB HIGHER™ to transform their businesses. Through a range of services including digital transformation, data centers, secure records storage, information management, asset lifecycle management, secure destruction, and art storage and logistics, Iron Mountain helps businesses bring light to their dark data, enabling customers to unlock value and intelligence from their stored digital and physical assets at speed and with security, while helping them meet their environmental goals.

To learn more about Iron Mountain, please visit: www.IronMountain.com and follow @IronMountain on Twitter and LinkedIn.

Forward Looking Statements

We have made statements in this press release that constitute "forward-looking statements" as that term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and other securities laws. These forward-looking statements concern our current expectations regarding our future results from operations, economic performance, financial condition, goals, strategies, investment objectives, plans and achievements.

These forward-looking statements are subject to various known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, and you should not rely upon them except as statements of our present intentions and of our present expectations, which may or may not occur. When we use words such as "believes", "expects", "anticipates", "estimates", "plans", "intends", “pursue”, “will” or similar expressions, we are making forward-looking statements. Although we believe that our forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, our expected results may not be achieved, and actual results may differ materially from our expectations. In addition, important factors that could cause actual results to differ from expectations include, among others: (i) our ability or inability to execute our strategic growth plan, including our ability to invest according to plan, grow our businesses (including through joint ventures), incorporate alternative technologies into our offerings, achieve satisfactory returns on new product offerings, continue our revenue management, expand internationally and manage our international operations, complete acquisitions on satisfactory terms, integrate acquired companies efficiently and transition to more sustainable sources of energy; (ii) changes in customer preferences and demand for our storage and information management services, including as a result of the shift from paper and tape storage to alternative technologies that require less physical space, (iii) the impact of our distribution requirements on our ability to execute our business plan; (iv) the severity and duration of the COVID-19 pandemic and its effects on the global economy, including its effects on us, the markets we serve and our customers and the third parties with whom we do business within those markets; (v) our ability to fund capital expenditures; (vi) our ability to remain qualified for taxation as a real estate investment trust for United States federal income tax purposes; (vii) the costs of complying with, and our ability to comply with, laws, regulations and customer requirements, including those relating to data privacy and cybersecurity issues, as well as fire and safety and environmental standards; (viii) the impact of attacks on our internal information technology (“IT”) systems, including the impact of such incidents on our reputation and ability to compete and any litigation or disputes that may arise in connection with such incidents; (ix) changes in the political and economic environments in the countries in which our international subsidiaries operate and changes in the global political climate, particularly as we consolidate operations and move records and data across borders; (x) our ability to raise debt or equity capital and changes in the cost of our debt; (xi) our ability to comply with our existing debt obligations and restrictions in our debt instruments; (xii) the impact of service interruptions or equipment damage and the cost of power on our data center operations; (xiii) the cost or potential liabilities associated with real estate necessary for our business; (xiv) failures to implement and manage new IT systems; (xv) unexpected events, including those resulting from climate change or geopolitical events, which could disrupt our operations and adversely affect our reputation and results of operations; (xvi) other trends in competitive or economic conditions affecting our financial condition or results of operations not presently contemplated; and (xvii) the other risks described in our periodic reports filed with the SEC, including under the caption “Risk Factors” in Part I, Item 1A of our Annual Report. Except as required by law, we undertake no obligation to update any forward-looking statements appearing in this release.

Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Measures

Throughout this release, Iron Mountain discusses (1) Adjusted EBITDA, (2) Adjusted EPS, (3) FFO (Nareit), (4) FFO (Normalized), and (5) AFFO. These measures do not conform to accounting principles generally accepted in the United States (“GAAP”). These non-GAAP measures are supplemental metrics designed to enhance our disclosure and to provide additional information that we believe to be important for investors to consider in addition to, but not as a substitute for, other measures of financial performance reported in accordance with GAAP, such as operating income, net income (loss) attributable to Iron Mountain Incorporated or cash flows from operating activities (as determined in accordance with GAAP). The reconciliation of these measures to the appropriate GAAP measure, as required by Regulation G under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and their definitions are included later in this release.

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(Unaudited; dollars in thousands)

 

 

 

9/30/2022

 

12/31/2021

ASSETS

 

 

 

 

Current Assets:

 

 

 

 

Cash and Cash Equivalents

 

$155,223

 

$255,828

Accounts Receivable, Net

 

1,133,596

 

961,419

Prepaid Expenses and Other

 

268,030

 

224,020

Total Current Assets

 

$1,556,849

 

$1,441,267

Property, Plant and Equipment:

 

 

 

 

Property, Plant and Equipment

 

$8,794,078

 

$8,647,303

Less: Accumulated Depreciation

 

(4,063,636)

 

(3,979,159)

Property, Plant and Equipment, Net

 

$4,730,442

 

$4,668,144

Other Assets, Net:

 

 

 

 

Goodwill

 

$4,831,306

 

$4,463,531

Customer and Supplier Relationships and Other Intangible Assets

 

1,444,924

 

1,181,043

Operating Lease Right-of-Use Assets

 

2,556,253

 

2,314,422

Other

 

574,942

 

381,624

Total Other Assets, Net

 

$9,407,425

 

$8,340,620

Total Assets

 

$15,694,716

 

$14,450,031

 

 

 

 

 

LIABILITIES AND EQUITY

 

 

 

 

Current Liabilities:

 

 

 

 

Current Portion of Long-term Debt

 

$81,275

 

$309,428

Accounts Payable

 

432,384

 

369,145

Accrued Expenses and Other Current Liabilities

 

929,566

 

1,032,537

Deferred Revenue

 

282,687

 

307,470

Total Current Liabilities

 

$1,725,912

 

$2,018,580

Long-term Debt, Net of Current Portion

 

10,228,846

 

8,962,513

Long-term Operating Lease Liabilities, Net of Current Portion

 

2,405,751

 

2,171,472

Other Long-term Liabilities

 

398,830

 

144,053

Deferred Income Taxes

 

307,717

 

223,934

Redeemable Noncontrolling Interests

 

93,821

 

72,411

Total Long-term Liabilities

 

$13,434,965

 

$11,574,383

Total Liabilities

 

$15,160,877

 

$13,592,963

Equity

 

 

 

 

Total Equity

 

$533,839

 

$857,068

Total Liabilities and Equity

 

$15,694,716

 

$14,450,031

 

Quarterly Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
(Unaudited; dollars in thousands, except per-share data)

 

Q3 2022

 

Q2 2022

 

Q/Q % Change

 

 

Q3 2021

 

Y/Y % Change

Revenues:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Storage Rental

$760,370

 

 

$753,126

 

 

1.0

%

 

 

$718,614

 

 

5.8

%

Service

526,575

 

 

536,408

 

 

(1.8

)%

 

 

411,534

 

 

28.0

%

Total Revenues

$1,286,945

 

 

$1,289,534

 

 

(0.2

)%

 

 

$1,130,148

 

 

13.9

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating Expenses:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cost of Sales (excluding Depreciation and Amortization)

$546,041

 

 

$556,476

 

 

(1.9

)%

 

 

$481,663

 

 

13.4

%

Selling, General and Administrative

285,299

 

 

295,394

 

 

(3.4

)%

 

 

241,596

 

 

18.1

%

Depreciation and Amortization

175,077

 

 

178,254

 

 

(1.8

)%

 

 

174,818

 

 

0.1

%

Acquisition and Integration Costs

5,554

 

 

16,878

 

 

(67.1

)%

 

 

1,138

 

 

n/a

 

Restructuring Charges

3,382

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

50,432

 

 

(93.3

)%

(Gain) Loss on Disposal/Write-Down of PP&E, Net

(14,170

)

 

(51,249

)

 

(72.4

)%

 

 

(935

)

 

n/a

 

Total Operating Expenses

$1,001,183

 

 

$995,753

 

 

0.5

%

 

 

$948,712

 

 

5.5

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating Income

$285,762

 

 

$293,781

 

 

(2.7

)%

 

 

$181,436

 

 

57.5

%

Interest Expense, Net

121,767

 

 

115,057

 

 

5.8

%

 

 

103,809

 

 

17.3

%

Other (Income) Expense, Net

(52,870

)

 

(41,217

)

 

28.3

%

 

 

(18,501

)

 

n/a

 

Net Income (Loss) Before Provision (Benefit) for Income Taxes

$216,865

 

 

$219,941

 

 

(1.4

)%

 

 

$96,128

 

 

n/a

 

Provision (Benefit) for Income Taxes

23,934

 

 

18,083

 

 

32.4

%

 

 

28,017

 

 

(14.6

)%

Net Income (Loss)

$192,931

 

 

$201,858

 

 

(4.4

)%

 

 

$68,111

 

 

n/a

 

Less: Net Income (Loss) Attributable to Noncontrolling Interests

767

 

 

1,777

 

 

(56.8

)%

 

 

428

 

 

79.2

%

Net Income (Loss) Attributable to Iron Mountain Incorporated

$192,164

 

 

$200,081

 

 

(4.0

)%

 

 

$67,683

 

 

n/a

 

Net Income (Loss) Per Share Attributable to Iron Mountain Incorporated:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

$0.66

 

 

$0.69

 

 

(4.3

)%

 

 

$0.23

 

 

n/a

 

Diluted

$0.66

 

 

$0.68

 

 

(2.9

)%

 

 

$0.23

 

 

n/a

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted Average Common Shares Outstanding - Basic

290,937

 

 

290,756

 

 

0.1

%

 

 

289,762

 

 

0.4

%

Weighted Average Common Shares Outstanding - Diluted

292,552

 

 

292,487

 

 

 

 

 

291,482

 

 

0.4

%

 

Year to Date Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
(Unaudited; dollars in thousands, except per-share data)

 

 

YTD 2022

 

YTD 2021

 

% Change

Revenues:

 

 

 

 

 

Storage Rental

$2,264,566

 

 

$2,144,942

 

 

5.6

%

Service

1,559,959

 

 

1,187,002

 

 

31.4

%

Total Revenues

$3,824,525

 

 

$3,331,944

 

 

14.8

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating Expenses:

 

 

 

 

 

Cost of Sales (excluding Depreciation and Amortization)

$1,649,139

 

 

$1,408,151

 

 

17.1

%

Selling, General and Administrative

861,416

 

 

760,098

 

 

13.3

%

Depreciation and Amortization

536,946

 

 

507,145

 

 

5.9

%

Acquisition and Integration Costs

38,093

 

 

3,415

 

 

n/a

 

Restructuring Charges

3,382

 

 

129,686

 

 

(97.4

)%

(Gain) Loss on Disposal/Write-Down of PP&E, Net

(66,124

)

 

(134,321

)

 

(50.8

)%

Total Operating Expenses

$3,022,852

 

 

$2,674,174

 

 

13.0

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating Income

$801,673

 

 

$657,770

 

 

21.9

%

Interest Expense, Net

351,266

 

 

313,451

 

 

12.1

%

Other (Income) Expense, Net

(38,186

)

 

(200,018

)

 

(80.9

)%

Net Income (Loss) Before Provision (Benefit) for Income Taxes

$488,593

 

 

$544,337

 

 

(10.2

)%

Provision (Benefit) for Income Taxes

52,097

 

 

153,073

 

 

(66.0

)%

Net Income (Loss)

$436,496

 

 

$391,264

 

 

11.6

%

Less: Net Income (Loss) Attributable to Noncontrolling Interests

1,952

 

 

2,693

 

 

(27.5

)%

Net Income (Loss) Attributable to Iron Mountain Incorporated

$434,544

 

 

$388,571

 

 

11.8

%

Net Income (Loss) Per Share Attributable to Iron Mountain Incorporated:

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

$1.49

 

 

$1.34

 

 

11.2

%

Diluted

$1.49

 

 

$1.34

 

 

11.2

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted Average Common Shares Outstanding - Basic

290,673

 

 

289,255

 

 

0.5

%

Weighted Average Common Shares Outstanding - Diluted

292,294

 

 

290,697

 

 

0.5

%

 

Quarterly Reconciliation of Net Income (Loss) to Adjusted EBITDA
(Dollars in thousands)

 

Q3 2022

 

Q2 2022

 

Q/Q % Change

 

 

Q3 2021

 

Y/Y % Change

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net Income (Loss)

$192,931

 

 

$201,858

 

 

(4.4

)%

 

 

$68,111

 

 

n/a

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Add / (Deduct):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest Expense, Net

121,767

 

 

115,057

 

 

5.8

%

 

 

103,809

 

 

17.3

%

Provision (Benefit) for Income Taxes

23,934

 

 

18,083

 

 

32.4

%

 

 

28,017

 

 

(14.6

)%

Depreciation and Amortization

175,077

 

 

178,254

 

 

(1.8

)%

 

 

174,818

 

 

0.1

%

Acquisition and Integration Costs

5,554

 

 

16,878

 

 

(67.1

)%

 

 

1,138

 

 

n/a

 

Restructuring Charges

3,382

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

50,432

 

 

(93.3

)%

(Gain) Loss on Disposal/Write-Down of PP&E, Net (Including Real Estate)

(14,170

)

 

(51,249

)

 

(72.4

)%

 

 

(935

)

 

n/a

 

Other (Income) Expense, Net, Excluding our Share of Losses (Gains) from our Unconsolidated Joint Ventures

(56,226

)

 

(46,103

)

 

22.0

%

 

 

(21,517

)

 

n/a

 

Stock-Based Compensation Expense

14,326

 

 

20,256

 

 

(29.3

)%

 

 

12,644

 

 

13.3

%

Our Share of Adjusted EBITDA Reconciling Items from our Unconsolidated Joint Ventures

2,859

 

 

1,672

 

 

71.0

%

 

 

1,252

 

 

n/a

 

Adjusted EBITDA

$469,434

 

 

$454,706

 

 

3.2

%

 

 

$417,769

 

 

12.4

%

 

Adjusted EBITDA
We define Adjusted EBITDA as net income (loss) before interest expense, net, provision (benefit) for income taxes, depreciation and amortization (inclusive of our share of Adjusted EBITDA from our unconsolidated joint ventures), and excluding certain items we do not believe to be indicative of our core operating results, specifically: (i) Acquisition and Integration Costs, (ii) Restructuring Charges; (iii) (Gain) loss on disposal/write-down of property, plant and equipment, net (including real estate); (iv) Other expense (income), net; and (v) Stock-based compensation expense. Adjusted EBITDA Margin is calculated by dividing Adjusted EBITDA by total revenues. We use multiples of current or projected Adjusted EBITDA in conjunction with our discounted cash flow models to determine our estimated overall enterprise valuation and to evaluate acquisition targets. We believe Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA Margin provide our current and potential investors with relevant and useful information regarding our ability to generate cash flows to support business investment. These measures are an integral part of the internal reporting system we use to assess and evaluate the operating performance of our business.

Adjusted EBITDA excludes both interest expense, net and the provision (benefit) for income taxes. These expenses are associated with our capitalization and tax structures, which we do not consider when evaluating the operating profitability of our core operations. Adjusted EBITDA also does not include depreciation and amortization expenses, in order to eliminate the impact of capital investments, which we evaluate by comparing capital expenditures to incremental revenue generated and as a percentage of total revenues. Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA Margin should be considered in addition to, but not as a substitute for, other measures of financial performance reported in accordance with GAAP, such as operating income, net income (loss) or cash flows from operating activities (as determined in accordance with GAAP).

Year to Date Reconciliation of Net Income (Loss) to Adjusted EBITDA
(Dollars in thousands)

 

 

YTD 2022

 

YTD 2021

 

% Change

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net Income (Loss)

$436,496

 

 

$391,264

 

 

11.6

%

Add / (Deduct):

 

 

 

 

 

Interest Expense, Net

351,266

 

 

313,451

 

 

12.1

%

Provision (Benefit) for Income Taxes

52,097

 

 

153,073

 

 

(66.0

)%

Depreciation and Amortization

536,946

 

 

507,145

 

 

5.9

%

Acquisition and Integration Costs

38,093

 

 

3,415

 

 

n/a

 

Restructuring Charges

3,382

 

 

129,686

 

 

(97.4

)%

(Gain) Loss on Disposal/Write-Down of PP&E, Net (Including Real Estate)

(66,124

)

 

(134,321

)

 

(50.8

)%

Other (Income) Expense, Net, Excluding our Share of Losses (Gains) from our Unconsolidated Joint Ventures

(48,814

)

 

(209,001

)

 

(76.6

)%

Stock-Based Compensation Expense

45,923

 

 

45,913

 

 

 

Our Share of Adjusted EBITDA Reconciling Items from our Unconsolidated Joint Ventures

5,869

 

 

3,340

 

 

75.7

%

Adjusted EBITDA

$1,355,134

 

 

$1,203,965

 

 

12.6

%

 

Quarterly Reconciliation of Reported Earnings per Share to Adjusted Earnings per Share

 

Q3 2022

 

Q2 2022

 

Q/Q % Change

 

 

Q3 2021

 

Y/Y % Change

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reported EPS - Fully Diluted from Net Income (Loss) Attributable to Iron Mountain Incorporated

$0.66

 

 

$0.68

 

 

(4.0

)%

 

 

$0.23

 

 

n/a

 

Add / (Deduct):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Acquisition and Integration Costs

0.02

 

 

0.06

 

 

(68.4

)%

 

 

 

 

 

Restructuring Charges

0.01

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

0.17

 

 

(93.2

)%

(Gain) Loss on Disposal/Write-Down of PP&E, Net

(0.05

)

 

(0.18

)

 

(73.1

)%

 

 

(0.01

)

 

n/a

 

Other (Income) Expense, Net, Excluding our Share of Losses (Gains) from our Unconsolidated Joint Ventures

(0.19

)

 

(0.16

)

 

20.1

%

 

 

(0.07

)

 

n/a

 

Stock-Based Compensation Expense

0.05

 

 

0.07

 

 

(30.0

)%

 

 

0.04

 

 

22.4

%

Tax Impact of Reconciling Items and Discrete Tax Items (1)

(0.01

)

 

(0.03

)

 

(54.2

)%

 

 

0.02

 

 

n/a

 

Net Income (Loss) Attributable to Noncontrolling Interests

 

 

0.01

 

 

(100.0

)%

 

 

 

 

 

Adjusted EPS - Fully Diluted from Net Income (Loss) Attributable to Iron Mountain Incorporated

$0.48

 

 

$0.46

 

 

4.3

%

 

 

$0.40

 

 

20.0

%

(1) The difference between our effective tax rates and our structural tax rate (or adjusted effective tax rates) for the three months ended September 30, 2022 and 2021 is primarily due to (i) the reconciling items above, which impact our reported net income (loss) before provision (benefit) for income taxes but have an insignificant impact on our reported provision (benefit) for income taxes and (ii) other discrete tax items. Our structural tax rate for purposes of the calculation of Adjusted EPS for the quarter ended September 30, 2022, quarter ended June 30, 2022, and quarter ended September 30, 2021 was 16.5%, respectively.

 

Adjusted Earnings Per Share, or Adjusted EPS
We define Adjusted Earnings per Share (“Adjusted EPS”) as reported earnings per share fully diluted from net income (loss) attributable to Iron Mountain Incorporated (inclusive of our share of adjusted losses (gains) from our unconsolidated joint ventures) and excluding certain items, specifically: (i) Acquisition and Integration Costs; (ii) Restructuring Charges; (iii) (Gain) loss on disposal/write-down of property, plant and equipment, net (including real estate); (iv) Other expense (income), net; (v) Stock-based compensation expense; and (vi) Tax impact of reconciling items and discrete tax items. We do not believe these excluded items to be indicative of our ongoing operating results, and they are not considered when we are forecasting our future results. We believe Adjusted EPS is of value to our current and potential investors when comparing our results from past, present and future periods.

Year to Date Reconciliation of Reported Earnings per Share to Adjusted Earnings per Share

 

 

YTD 2022

 

YTD 2021

 

% Change

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reported EPS - Fully Diluted from Net Income (Loss) Attributable to Iron Mountain Incorporated

$1.49

 

 

$1.34

 

 

10.6

%

Add / (Deduct):

 

 

 

 

 

Acquisition and Integration Costs

0.13

 

 

0.01

 

 

n/a

 

Restructuring Charges

0.01

 

 

0.45

 

 

(97.4

)%

Amortization Related to the Write-Off of Certain Customer Relationship Intangible Assets

0.02

 

 

 

 

 

(Gain) Loss on Disposal/Write-Down of PP&E, Net

(0.22

)

 

(0.46

)

 

(51.5

)%

Other (Income) Expense, Net, Excluding our Share of Losses (Gains) from our Unconsolidated Joint Ventures

(0.17

)

 

(0.72

)

 

(76.8

)%

Stock-Based Compensation Expense

0.16

 

 

0.16

 

 

 

Tax Impact of Reconciling Items and Discrete Tax Items (1)

(0.09

)

 

0.31

 

 

n/a

 

Net Income (Loss) Attributable to Noncontrolling Interests

0.01

 

 

0.01

 

 

(27.9

)%

Adjusted EPS - Fully Diluted from Net Income (Loss) Attributable to Iron Mountain Incorporated

$1.34

 

 

$1.09

 

 

22.9

%

 

(1) The difference between our effective tax rates and our structural tax rate (or adjusted effective tax rates) for the three months ended September 30, 2022 and 2021 is primarily due to (i) the reconciling items above, which impact our reported net income (loss) before provision (benefit) for income taxes but have an insignificant impact on our reported provision (benefit) for income taxes and (ii) other discrete tax items. Our structural tax rate for purposes of the calculation of Adjusted Earnings per Share ("Adjusted EPS") for the year-to-date periods ended September 30, 2022 and 2021 was 16.5%. The Tax Impact of Reconciling Items and Discrete Tax Items is calculated using the current quarter’s estimate of the annual structural tax rate for the full year. This may result in the current period adjustment plus prior reported quarterly adjustments not summing to the full year adjustment.

Quarterly Reconciliation of Net Income (Loss) to FFO and AFFO
(Dollars in thousands, except per-share data)

 

Q3 2022

 

Q2 2022

 

Q/Q % Change

 

 

Q3 2021

 

Y/Y % Change

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net Income (Loss)

$192,931

 

 

$201,858

 

 

(4.4

)%

 

 

$68,111

 

 

n/a

 

Add / (Deduct):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Real Estate Depreciation (1)

74,652

 

 

75,008

 

 

(0.5

)%

 

 

79,463

 

 

(6.1

)%

(Gain) Loss on Sale of Real Estate, Net of Tax

(15,666

)

 

(48,978

)

 

(68.0

)%

 

 

748

 

 

n/a

 

Data Center Lease-Based Intangible Asset Amortization (2)

3,687

 

 

4,040

 

 

(8.7

)%

 

 

10,458

 

 

(64.7

)%

FFO (Nareit)

$255,604

 

 

$231,928

 

 

10.2

%

 

 

$158,780

 

 

61.0

%

Add / (Deduct):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Acquisition and Integration Costs

5,554

 

 

16,878

 

 

(67.1

)%

 

 

1,138

 

 

n/a

 

Restructuring Charges

3,382

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

50,432

 

 

(93.3

)%

Loss (Gain) on Disposal/Write-Down of PP&E, Net (Excluding Real Estate)

2,616

 

 

(2,270

)

 

n/a

 

 

 

(1,668

)

 

n/a

 

Other (Income) Expense, Net, Excluding our Share of Losses (Gains) from our Unconsolidated Joint Ventures

(56,226

)

 

(46,103

)

 

22.0

%

 

 

(21,517

)

 

n/a

 

Stock-Based Compensation Expense

14,326

 

 

20,256

 

 

(29.3

)%

 

 

12,644

 

 

13.3

%

Real Estate Financing Lease Depreciation

3,020

 

 

3,427

 

 

(11.9

)%

 

 

3,740

 

 

(19.3

)%

Tax Impact of Reconciling Items and Discrete Tax Items (3)

(5,184

)

 

(8,250

)

 

37.2

%

 

 

5,304

 

 

n/a

 

Our Share of FFO (Normalized) Reconciling Items from our Unconsolidated Joint Ventures

223

 

 

374

 

 

(40.4

)%

 

 

(17

)

 

n/a

 

FFO (Normalized)

$223,315

 

 

$216,240

 

 

3.3

%

 

 

$208,836

 

 

6.9

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Per Share Amounts (Fully Diluted Shares):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FFO (Nareit)

$0.87

 

 

$0.79

 

 

10.1

%

 

 

$0.55

 

 

59.6

%

FFO (Normalized)

$0.76

 

 

$0.74

 

 

2.7

%

 

 

$0.72

 

 

5.6

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted Average Common Shares Outstanding - Basic

290,937

 

 

290,756

 

 

0.1

%

 

 

289,762

 

 

0.4

%

Weighted Average Common Shares Outstanding - Diluted

292,552

 

 

292,487

 

 

 

 

 

291,482

 

 

0.4

%

(1) Includes depreciation expense related to owned real estate assets (land improvements, buildings, building improvements, leasehold improvements and racking), excluding depreciation related to financing leases.

(2) Includes amortization expense for Data Center In-Place Lease Intangible Assets and Data Center Tenant Relationship Intangible Assets.

(3) Represents the tax impact of (i) the reconciling items above, which impact our reported net income (loss) before provision (benefit) for income taxes but have an insignificant impact on our reported provision (benefit) from income taxes and (ii) other discrete tax items.

Funds From Operations, or FFO (Nareit), and FFO (Normalized)
Funds from operations ("FFO") is defined by the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (“Nareit”) as net income (loss) excluding depreciation on real estate assets, losses and gains on sale of real estate, net of tax, and amortization of data center leased-based intangibles and adjusting for our share of reconciling items from our unconsolidated joint ventures from FFO (“FFO (Nareit)”). FFO (Nareit) does not give effect to real estate depreciation because these amounts are computed, under GAAP, to allocate the cost of a property over its useful life. Because values for well-maintained real estate assets have historically increased or decreased based upon prevailing market conditions, we believe that FFO (Nareit) provides investors with a clearer view of our operating performance. Our most directly comparable GAAP measure to FFO (Nareit) is net income (loss).

Although Nareit has published a definition of FFO, we modify FFO (Nareit), as is common among REITs seeking to provide financial measures that most meaningfully reflect their particular business ("FFO (Normalized)"). Our definition of FFO (Normalized) excludes certain items included in FFO (Nareit) that we believe are not indicative of our core operating results, specifically: (i) Acquisition and Integration Costs; (ii) Restructuring Charges; (iii) Loss (gain) on disposal/write-down of property, plant and equipment, net (excluding real estate); (iv) Other expense (income), net; (v) Stock-based compensation expense; (vi) Real estate financing lease depreciation; and (vii) Tax impact of reconciling items and discrete tax items.

FFO (Normalized) per share
FFO (Normalized) divided by weighted average fully-diluted shares outstanding.

Quarterly Reconciliation of Net Income (Loss) to FFO and AFFO (continued)
(Dollars in thousands, except per-share data)

 

Q3 2022

 

Q2 2022

 

Q/Q % Change

 

 

Q3 2021

 

Y/Y % Change

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FFO (Normalized)

$223,315

 

$216,240

 

 

3.3

%

 

 

$208,836

 

6.9

%

Add / (Deduct):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-Real Estate Depreciation

36,458

 

37,667

 

 

(3.2

)%

 

 

37,128

 

(1.8

)%

Amortization Expense (1)

46,764

 

48,332

 

 

(3.2

)%

 

 

36,361

 

28.6

%

Amortization of Deferred Financing Costs

4,472

 

3,454

 

 

29.5

%

 

 

4,027

 

11.1

%

Revenue Reduction Associated with Amortization of Customer Inducements and Above- and Below-Market Leases

1,851

 

1,821

 

 

1.7

%

 

 

2,251

 

(17.7

)%

Non-Cash Rent Expense (Income)

5,522

 

4,384

 

 

26.0

%

 

 

3,722

 

48.4

%

Reconciliation to Normalized Cash Taxes

7,366

 

(9,422

)

 

n/a

 

 

 

8,133

 

(9.4

)%

Our Share of AFFO Reconciling Items from our Unconsolidated Joint Ventures

1,193

 

857

 

 

39.3

%

 

 

1,021

 

16.9

%

Less:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recurring Capital Expenditures

38,972

 

32,399

 

 

20.3

%

 

 

37,995

 

2.6

%

AFFO

$287,971

 

$270,934

 

 

6.3

%

 

 

$263,484

 

9.3

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Per Share Amounts (Fully Diluted Shares):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AFFO Per Share

$0.98

 

$0.93

 

 

6.3

%

 

 

$0.90

 

8.9

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted Average Common Shares Outstanding - Basic

290,937

 

290,756

 

 

0.1

%

 

 

289,762

 

0.4

%

Weighted Average Common Shares Outstanding - Diluted

292,552

 

292,487

 

 

 

 

 

291,482

 

0.4

%

(1) Includes Customer Relationship Value, intake costs, acquisition of customer and supplier relationships, and other intangibles. Excludes amortization of capitalized commissions of $10.5M, $9.8M, and $7.7M in Q3 2022, Q2 2022, and Q3 2021, respectively.

 

Adjusted Funds From Operations, or AFFO
Adjusted funds from operations (“AFFO”) is defined as FFO (Normalized) (1) excluding (i) non-cash rent expense (income), (ii) depreciation on non-real estate assets, (iii) amortization expense associated with customer relationship value (CRV), intake costs, acquisitions of customer and supplier relationships and other intangibles, (other than capitalized internal commissions), (iv) amortization of deferred financing costs and debt discount/premium, (v) revenue reduction associated with amortization of customer inducements and above- and below-market data center leases, and (vi) the impact of reconciling to normalized cash taxes, and (2) including recurring capital expenditures. We also adjust for these items to the extent attributable to our portion of unconsolidated ventures. We believe that AFFO, as a widely recognized measure of operations of REITs, is helpful to investors as a meaningful supplemental comparative performance measure to other REITs, including on a per share basis. AFFO should be considered in addition to, but not as a substitute for, other measures of financial performance reported in accordance with GAAP, such as operating income, net income (loss) or cash flows from operating activities (as determined in accordance with GAAP).

AFFO per share
AFFO divided by weighted average fully-diluted shares outstanding.

Year to Date Reconciliation of Net Income (Loss) to FFO and AFFO
(Dollars in thousands, except per-share data)

 

 

YTD 2022

 

YTD 2021

 

% Change

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net Income (Loss)

$436,496

 

 

$391,264

 

 

11.6

%

Add / (Deduct):

 

 

 

 

 

Real Estate Depreciation (1)

228,993

 

 

230,294

 

 

(0.6

)%

(Gain) Loss on Sale of Real Estate, Net of Tax

(64,430

)

 

(106,033

)

 

(39.2

)%

Data Center Lease-Based Intangible Asset Amortization (2)

11,850

 

 

31,423

 

 

(62.3

)%

FFO (Nareit)

$612,909

 

 

$546,948

 

 

12.1

%

Add / (Deduct):

 

 

 

 

 

Acquisition and Integration Costs

38,093

 

 

3,415

 

 

n/a

 

Restructuring Charges

3,382

 

 

129,686

 

 

(97.4

)%

(Gain) Loss on Disposal/Write-Down of PP&E, Net (Excluding Real Estate)

(573

)

 

(2,890

)

 

(80.2

)%

Other (Income) Expense, Net, Excluding our Share of Losses (Gains) from our Unconsolidated Joint Ventures

(48,814

)

 

(209,001

)

 

(76.6

)%

Stock-Based Compensation Expense

45,923

 

 

45,913

 

 

 

Real Estate Financing Lease Depreciation

10,227

 

 

10,791

 

 

(5.2

)%

Tax Impact of Reconciling Items and Discrete Tax Items (3)

(26,090

)

 

65,120

 

 

n/a

 

Our Share of FFO (Normalized) Reconciling Items from our Unconsolidated Joint Ventures

577

 

 

(30

)

 

n/a

 

FFO (Normalized)

$635,634

 

 

$589,952

 

 

7.7

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

Per Share Amounts (Fully Diluted Shares):

 

 

 

 

 

FFO (Nareit)

$2.10

 

 

$1.88

 

 

11.4

%

FFO (Normalized)

$2.17

 

 

$2.03

 

 

7.2

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted Average Common Shares Outstanding - Basic

290,673

 

 

289,255

 

 

0.5

%

Weighted Average Common Shares Outstanding - Diluted

292,294

 

 

290,697

 

 

0.5

%

 

(1) Includes depreciation expense related to owned real estate assets (land improvements, buildings, building improvements, leasehold improvements and racking), excluding depreciation related to financing leases.

(2) Includes amortization expense for Data Center In-Place Lease Intangible Assets and Data Center Tenant Relationship Intangible Assets.

(3) Represents the tax impact of (i) the reconciling items above, which impact our reported net income (loss) before provision (benefit) for income taxes but have an insignificant impact on our reported provision (benefit) from income taxes and (ii) other discrete tax items.

 

Year to Date Reconciliation of Net Income (Loss) to FFO and AFFO (continued)
(Dollars in thousands, except per-share data)

 

 

YTD 2022

 

YTD 2021

 

% Change

 

 

 

 

 

 

FFO (Normalized)

$635,634

 

$589,952

 

7.7

%

Add / (Deduct):

 

 

 

 

 

Non-Real Estate Depreciation

111,406

 

106,185

 

4.9

%

Amortization Expense (1)

145,590

 

106,097

 

37.2

%

Amortization of Deferred Financing Costs

13,536

 

12,470

 

8.6

%

Revenue Reduction Associated with Amortization of Customer Inducements and Above- and Below-Market Leases

5,532

 

6,578

 

(15.9

)%

Non-Cash Rent Expense (Income)

13,033

 

13,091

 

(0.4

)%

Reconciliation to Normalized Cash Taxes

1,405

 

10,080

 

(86.1

)%

Our Share of AFFO Reconciling Items from our Unconsolidated Joint Ventures

3,160

 

2,902

 

8.9

%

Less:

 

 

 

 

 

Recurring Capital Expenditures

106,156

 

102,487

 

3.6

%

AFFO

$823,140

 

$744,868

 

10.5

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

Per Share Amounts (Fully Diluted Shares):

 

 

 

 

 

AFFO Per Share

$2.82

 

$2.56

 

9.9

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted Average Common Shares Outstanding - Basic

290,673

 

289,255

 

0.5

%

Weighted Average Common Shares Outstanding - Diluted

292,294

 

290,697

 

0.5

%

 

(1) Includes Customer Relationship Value, intake costs, acquisition of customer and supplier relationships, and other intangibles. Excludes amortization of capitalized commissions of $28.9M and $22.4M in YTD 2022 and YTD 2021, respectively.

 

Investor Relations Contacts:
Gillian Tiltman
SVP, Head of Investor Relations
Gillian.Tiltman@ironmountain.com
(617) 286-4881

Sarah Barry
Senior Manager, Investor Relations
Sarah.Barry@ironmountain.com
(617) 237-6597

Source: Iron Mountain Incorporated

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