August 2, 2010

SBA Communications Corporation Reports 2nd Quarter 2010 Results; Provides 3rd Quarter and Updates Full Year 2010 Outlook

BOCA RATON, Fla., Aug 2, 2010 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX News Network) -- SBA Communications Corporation (Nasdaq:SBAC) ("SBA" or the "Company") today reported results for the quarter ended June 30, 2010. Highlights of the results include:

Second quarter over year earlier period:

  --  Site leasing revenue growth of 12%
  --  Tower Cash Flow growth of 14%
  --  Net loss of $83.9 million includes a one-time charge of $48.9 million.
  --  Adjusted EBITDA growth of 15%
  --  Equity Free Cash Flow Per Share growth of 9%


Operating Results

Total revenues in the second quarter of 2010 were $154.5 million compared to $136.2 million in the year earlier period, an increase of 13.5%. Site leasing revenue of $131.7 million was up 12.3% over the year earlier period. Site leasing Segment Operating Profit (as defined below) of $101.7 million was up 13.3% over the year earlier period. Site leasing contributed 97.3% of the Company's total Segment Operating Profit in the second quarter of 2010. Site development revenues were $22.8 million in the second quarter of 2010 compared to $18.9 million in the year earlier period, a 20.8% increase. Site development Segment Operating Profit Margin was 12.4% in the second quarter of 2010 compared to 13.2% in the year earlier period.

Tower Cash Flow (as defined below) for the second quarter of 2010 was $103.8 million, a 13.7% increase over the year earlier period. Tower Cash Flow Margin (as defined below) for the second quarter of 2010 was 79.5% compared to 78.9% in the year earlier period.

Net loss for the second quarter of 2010 was $83.9 million compared to $29.4 million in the year earlier period. Net loss attributable to SBA Communications Corporation for the second quarter of 2010 was $83.7 million or $(0.72) per share compared to a net loss attributable to SBA Communications Corporation of $29.4 million or $(0.25) per share in the year earlier period. This increase in net loss was primarily due to a $48.9 million loss on extinguishment of debt associated with the repayment of $938.6 million in principal of our 2006 CMBS Certificates and an increase in cash and non-cash interest expense. Net loss attributable to SBA Communications Corporation for the second quarter of 2010 excluding the impact of the $48.9 million loss on extinguishment of debt was $34.8 million or $(0.30) per share.

Adjusted EBITDA (as defined below) in the second quarter of 2010 was $95.5 million compared to $83.2 million in the year earlier period, an increase of 14.8%. Adjusted EBITDA included approximately $0.9 million of one-time property and sales tax related expense reductions in the second quarter of 2010. Adjusted EBITDA Margin (as defined below) was 62.3% in the second quarter of 2010 compared to 61.8% in the year earlier period.

Net Cash Interest Expense (as defined below) was $37.5 million in the second quarter of 2010 compared to $29.8 million in the year earlier period.

Equity Free Cash Flow (as defined below) for the second quarter of 2010 was $54.2 million compared to $50.9 million in the year earlier period, an increase of 6.4%. Equity Free Cash Flow Per Share was $0.47 for the second quarter of 2010 compared to $0.43 per share in the year earlier period, an increase of 9.3%.

"We produced another quarter of very solid results," commented Jeffrey A. Stoops, President and Chief Executive Officer. "Our customers continue to be busy investing in their wireless networks and we executed well operationally. Our backlog and discussions with our customers confirm our expectation that activity levels will improve through the rest of this year, and stay strong into 2011 and beyond. With our balance sheet goals now achieved, our focus is to maximize growth in equity free cash flow per share through disciplined portfolio growth and opportunistic stock repurchases. We expect to produce materially higher year-over-year growth in equity free cash flow per share in the second half of 2010."

Investing Activities

As of June 30, 2010, SBA owned 8,588 towers, and managed or leased approximately 5,600 actual or potential additional communication sites. During the second quarter of 2010, SBA purchased 185 towers for approximately $74.4 million in cash (exclusive of any working capital adjustments). SBA also built 24 towers during the second quarter of 2010. In addition, the Company spent $7.8 million to purchase land and easements and to extend lease terms with respect to land underlying its towers. Total cash capital expenditures for the second quarter of 2010 were $97.0 million, consisting of $2.6 million of non-discretionary cash capital expenditures (tower maintenance and general corporate) and $94.4 million of discretionary cash capital expenditures (new tower builds, tower augmentations, tower acquisitions and related earn-outs, and purchasing land and easements).

Subsequent to June 30, 2010, the Company acquired 29 towers and related assets and liabilities from third party sellers. The aggregate consideration paid for the towers and related assets was approximately $12.9 million in cash. The Company has agreed to purchase an additional 298 towers for an aggregate amount of $133.1 million. The Company anticipates that these acquisitions will be consummated by the end of the fourth quarter of 2010.

During the second quarter of 2010, the Company repurchased 2,630,822 shares of its common stock for $88.4 million as part of its $250 million stock repurchase program authorized by the Board of Directors in October 2009. As of June 30, 2010, since the stock repurchase program was authorized, the Company has cumulatively repurchased 2,947,995 shares of its common stock for $98.8 million at an average price of $33.49 per share. The Company will continue to use the stock repurchase program opportunistically based on overall market and business conditions.

Financing Activities and Liquidity

SBA ended the second quarter with $3.1 billion of total debt (recorded on the Company's balance sheet at a discounted carrying value of $2.8 billion), $0.3 billion of cash and cash equivalents, short-term investments and short-term restricted cash and $2.8 billion of Net Debt (as defined below). SBA's Net Debt and Net Secured Debt to Annualized Adjusted EBITDA Leverage Ratios (as defined below) were 7.3x and 2.5x, respectively.

On April 16, 2010, the Company, through SBA Tower Trust, issued $1.23 billion of Secured Tower Revenue Securities of which $680.0 million have an anticipated repayment date of April 16, 2015 and a final maturity date of April 16, 2040 and $550.0 million have an anticipated repayment date of April 16, 2017 and a final maturity date of April 16, 2042 (collectively, the "2010 Tower Securities"). The weighted average annual fixed coupon interest rate of the 2010 Tower Securities is 4.6%, payable monthly. Net proceeds from the 2010 Tower Securities were approximately $1.21 billion and were used to repay, in full, the outstanding 2006 CMBS Certificates in the amount of $938.6 million and pay the related prepayment consideration plus accrued interest and fees. The remaining net proceeds will be used for general corporate purposes.

Outlook

The Company is providing its third quarter 2010 Outlook and updating its Full Year 2010 Outlook for anticipated results. The Outlook provided is based on a number of assumptions that the Company believes are reasonable at the time of this press release. Information regarding potential risks that could cause the actual results to differ from these forward-looking statements is set forth below and in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

The Company's Full Year 2010 Outlook is based on the following assumptions: (1) 9% organic leasing revenue growth on owned towers; (2) new tower builds in the U.S. and internationally of 120 to 140 towers in 2010 for the Company's ownership, (3) the acquisition of only those tower assets under contract at the time of this press release, and (4) no additional stock repurchases. The Company (a) may spend additional capital in 2010 on acquiring and building revenue producing assets not yet identified or under contract, and (b) may repurchase more of its common stock, the impact of which is not reflected in the 2010 guidance.



  ---------------------------------  --------------------------  -----------------------

                                           Quarter ending                 Full
  ---------------------------------  --------------------------  -----------------------

                                         September 30, 2010             Year 2010
  ---------------------------------  --------------------------  -----------------------

                                                      ($'s in millions)
  ---------------------------------  ---------------------------------------------------

  Site leasing revenue                  $134.0  to       $136.0  $531.0  to       $538.0
  ---------------------------------  ---------  -------  ------  ------  -------  ------

  Site development revenue               $20.5  to        $22.5   $80.0  to        $90.0
  ---------------------------------  ---------  -------  ------  ------  -------  ------

  Total revenues                        $154.5  to       $158.5  $611.0  to       $628.0
  ---------------------------------  ---------  -------  ------  ------  -------  ------

  Tower Cash Flow                       $105.0  to       $107.0  $416.0  to       $425.0
  ---------------------------------  ---------  -------  ------  ------  -------  ------

  Adjusted EBITDA                        $96.0  to        $98.0  $381.0  to       $390.0
  ---------------------------------  ---------  -------  ------  ------  -------  ------

  Net cash interest expense(1)           $37.0  to        $38.0  $147.0  to       $151.0
  ---------------------------------  ---------  -------  ------  ------  -------  ------

  Cash taxes paid                         $0.8  to         $1.0    $3.0  to         $4.0
  ---------------------------------  ---------  -------  ------  ------  -------  ------

  Non-discretionary cash capital
   expenditures(2)                        $2.5  to         $3.5    $9.0  to        $11.0
  ---------------------------------  ---------  -------  ------  ------  -------  ------

  Equity Free Cash Flow(3)               $53.5  to        $57.7  $215.0  to       $231.0
  ---------------------------------  ---------  -------  ------  ------  -------  ------

  Discretionary cash capital
   expenditures(4)                      $100.0  to       $110.0  $305.0  to       $325.0
  ---------------------------------  ---------  -------  ------  ------  -------  ------

  (1)     Net cash interest expense is defined as interest expense less interest income.
   Net cash interest expense does not include any impact from the amortization of
   deferred financing fees or non-cash interest expense.
  (2)     Consists of tower maintenance and general corporate capital expenditures.
  (3)     Defined as Adjusted EBITDA less net cash interest expense, non-discretionary
   cash capital expenditures and cash taxes paid.
  (4)     Consists of new tower builds, tower augmentations, tower acquisitions and
   related earn-outs and ground lease purchases. Excludes expenditures for revenue
   producing assets not under contract at the date of this press release. Full year 2010
   excludes the impact of the investment in DAS provider Extenet Systems, Inc.

Conference Call Information

SBA Communications Corporation will host a conference call on Tuesday, August 3, 2010 at 10:00 A.M. EDT to discuss the quarterly results. The call may be accessed as follows:

                        Tuesday, August 3, 2010 at 10:00
  When:                  A.M. EDT
  Dial-in number:       (800) 230-1096
  Conference call
   name:                "SBA Second Quarter Results"
                        August 3, 2010 at 1:00 P.M.
                         through August 17, 2010 at 11:59
  Replay:                P.M.
  Number:               (800) 475-6701
  Access Code:          163362
  Internet access:      www.sbasite.com

Information Concerning Forward-Looking Statements

This press release includes forward-looking statements, including statements regarding the Company's expectations or beliefs regarding (i) customer demand and activity for 2010, 2011 and beyond, (ii) the Company's financial and operational guidance for the third quarter of 2010 and full year 2010, including its ability to drive material growth in equity free cash flow per share through disciplined portfolio growth and opportunistic stock repurchases, and (iii) the Company's expectations regarding tower new builds and acquisitions and its belief that pending acquisitions will close by the end of the fourth quarter of 2010. These forward-looking statements may be affected by the risks and uncertainties in the Company's business. This information is qualified in its entirety by cautionary statements and risk factor disclosures contained in the Company's Securities and Exchange Commission filings, including the Company's annual report on Form 10-K filed with the Commission on March 1, 2010. The Company wishes to caution readers that certain important factors may have affected and could in the future affect the Company's actual results and could cause the Company's actual results for subsequent periods to differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statement made by or on behalf of the Company. With respect to the Company's expectations regarding all of these statements, including its financial and operational guidance, such risk factors include, but are not limited to: (1) the ability and willingness of wireless service providers to maintain or increase their capital expenditures; (2) the Company's ability to secure and retain as many site leasing tenants as planned at anticipated lease rates; (3) the impact, if any, of consolidation among wireless service providers; (4) the Company's ability to secure and deliver anticipated services business at contemplated margins; (5) the Company's ability to maintain expenses and cash capital expenditures at appropriate levels for our business; (6) the Company's ability to acquire land underneath towers on terms that are accretive; (7) the Company's ability to realize economies of scale from its tower portfolio; (8) the Company's ability to comply with covenants and the terms of its credit instruments; (9) the economic climate for the wireless communications industry in general and the wireless communications infrastructure providers in particular and (10) the continued dependence on towers and outsourced site development services by the wireless carriers. With respect to the Company's plan for new builds, these factors also include zoning approvals, weather, availability of labor and supplies and other factors beyond the Company's control that could affect the Company's ability to build 120 to 140 towers in 2010. With respect to its expectations regarding the ability to close pending tower acquisitions by the end of 2010, these factors also include satisfactorily completing due diligence, the ability and willingness of each party to fulfill their respective closing conditions and the availability of cash on hand, borrowing capacity under the senior credit facility or shares of the Company's Class A common stock to pay the anticipated consideration.

Information on non-GAAP financial measures is presented below under "Non-GAAP Financial Measures." This press release will be available on our website at www.sbasite.com.

About SBA

SBA is a leading independent owner and operator of wireless communications infrastructure in North and Central America. SBA generates revenue from two primary businesses -- site leasing and site development services. The primary focus of the Company is the leasing of antenna space on its multi-tenant towers to a variety of wireless service providers under long-term lease contracts.

For additional information about SBA, please contact Mark DeRussy, Director of Finance, at (561) 226-9531 or visit our website at www.sbasite.com.

                           CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
                         (in thousands except per share amounts)
                                       (unaudited)

                                       For the three months       For the six months

                                          ended June 30,            ended June 30,
                                     ------------------------  -------------------------

                                        2010         2009          2010         2009
                                     -----------  -----------  ------------  -----------
  Revenues:
   Site leasing                        $ 131,739    $ 117,342     $ 259,706    $ 232,820

   Site development                       22,776       18,853        42,774       38,424
                                     -----------  -----------  ------------  -----------

     Total revenues                      154,515      136,195       302,480      271,244
                                     -----------  -----------  ------------  -----------

  Operating expenses:
  Cost of revenues (exclusive of
   depreciation,
   accretion and amortization shown
    below):
   Cost of site leasing                   30,004       27,516        59,187       55,082
   Cost of site development               19,954       16,356        37,843       33,329
  Selling, general and
   administrative (1)                     14,297       13,164        28,814       25,236
  Acquisition related expenses             1,405        1,310         3,449        1,747
  Depreciation, accretion and
   amortization                           68,831       64,251       136,277      127,904
                                     -----------  -----------  ------------  -----------

     Total operating expenses            134,491      122,597       265,570      243,298
                                     -----------  -----------  ------------  -----------

     Operating income                     20,024       13,598        36,910       27,946
                                     -----------  -----------  ------------  -----------

  Other income (expense):
   Interest income                           175          294           257          583
   Interest expense                     (37,711)     (30,075)      (74,829)     (56,895)
   Non-cash interest expense            (14,780)     (12,541)      (29,647)     (21,392)
   Amortization of deferred
    financing fees                       (2,214)      (2,812)       (4,706)      (5,388)
   (Loss) gain from extinguishment
    of debt, net                        (48,932)        2,381      (49,044)        8,329

   Other expense                           (434)         (44)         (115)         (31)
                                     -----------  -----------  ------------  -----------

   Total other expense                 (103,896)     (42,797)     (158,084)     (74,794)
                                     -----------  -----------  ------------  -----------

   Loss from operations before
    provision for income taxes          (83,872)     (29,199)     (121,174)     (46,848)
  Benefit (provision) for income
   taxes                                      18        (229)          (91)        (472)
                                     -----------  -----------  ------------  -----------
  Net loss                              (83,854)     (29,428)     (121,265)     (47,320)
   Net loss attributable to
    noncontrolling interest                  155           68           240           68
                                     -----------  -----------  ------------  -----------
  Net loss attributable to SBA
   Communications Corporation         $ (83,699)   $ (29,360)   $ (121,025)   $ (47,252)
                                     ===========  ===========  ============  ===========

  Net loss per common share
   attributable to
   SBA Communications Corporation:

   Basic and diluted                    $ (0.72)     $ (0.25)      $ (1.04)     $ (0.40)
                                     ===========  ===========  ============  ===========


  Weighted average number of common
   shares                                115,666      117,079       116,388      117,529
                                     ===========  ===========  ============  ===========

  (1)  Includes non-cash compensation of $2,734 and $2,278 for the three months ended
   June 30, 2010 and 2009, respectively and $5,268 and $3,854 for the six months ending
   June 30, 2010 and 2009, respectively.



           CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
                       (in thousands)


                                 June 30,    December 31,
                                   2010          2009
                               ------------  ------------
                                (unaudited)
             ASSETS
  Current assets:
   Cash and cash equivalents      $ 227,939     $ 161,317
   Restricted cash                   28,084        30,285
   Short-term investments             4,222         5,352
   Accounts receivable, net
    of allowance of $345 and
    $350 in 2010 and 2009,
    respectively                     17,065        19,644

   Other current assets              25,789        20,240
                               ------------  ------------
     Total current assets           303,099       236,838

  Property and equipment, net     1,490,542     1,496,938
  Intangible assets, net          1,433,110     1,435,591

  Other long-term assets            206,938       144,279
                               ------------  ------------

     Total assets               $ 3,433,689   $ 3,313,646
                               ============  ============

        LIABILITIES AND
      SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY
  Current liabilities:
   Current maturities of
    long-term debt, net            $ 29,591      $ 28,648
   Accounts payable and
    accrued expenses                 35,340        37,329
   Accrued interest                  31,980        35,551

   Other current liabilities         59,906        57,197
                               ------------  ------------
     Total current
      liabilities                   156,817       158,725
                               ------------  ------------

  Long-term liabilities:
   Long-term debt, net            2,777,839     2,460,402
   Other long-term
    liabilities                     101,209        94,570
                               ------------  ------------
     Total long-term
      liabilities                 2,879,048     2,554,972
                               ------------  ------------


  Shareholders' equity              397,824       599,949
                               ------------  ------------
     Total liabilities and
      shareholders' equity      $ 3,433,689   $ 3,313,646
                               ============  ============



             CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
                              (in thousands)
                               (unaudited)

                                                  For the three months

                                                     ended June 30,
                                                ------------------------

                                                   2010         2009
                                                -----------  -----------

  CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES
   Net loss                                      $ (83,854)   $ (29,428)
   Depreciation, accretion, and amortization         68,831       64,251
   Non-cash interest expense                         14,780       12,541
   Loss (gain) from extinguishment of debt,
    net                                              48,932      (2,381)
   Other non-cash items reflected in the
    Statements of Operations                          5,154        5,114
   Accrued interest                                   7,618        1,014
   Other changes in operating assets and
    liabilities                                       (744)        7,051
                                                -----------  -----------

     Net cash provided by operating activities       60,717       58,162
                                                -----------  -----------

  CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:
   Acquisitions and related earn-outs              (81,625)     (25,470)
   Capital expenditures                            (15,337)     (14,071)
   Purchase of investments                          (2,170)      (3,604)
   Sales and maturities of investments                1,510           --
   Payment of restricted cash related to tower
    removal obligations                               (691)        (116)

   Proceeds from disposition of fixed assets             22           14
                                                -----------  -----------

     Net cash used in investing activities         (98,291)     (43,247)
                                                -----------  -----------

  CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:
   Proceeds from issuance of 2010 Tower
    Securities, net of fees paid                  1,212,381           --
   Payment on the extinguishment of CMBS
    Certificates                                  (977,272)     (20,457)
   Payment on the extinguishment of
    convertible debt                                     --     (50,506)
   Repurchase and retirement of common stock       (88,400)     (50,000)
   Proceeds from employee stock purchase/stock
    option plans                                      1,928          444
   Payment of restricted cash relating to CMBS
    Certificates                                    (1,299)        (193)
   Proceeds from the issuance of 4.0%
    convertible senior notes, net of fees paid           --      488,249
   Payment on the Senior Credit Facility                 --    (234,657)
   Purchase of convertible note hedges                   --    (160,100)
   Proceeds from the issuance of common stock
    warrants                                             --       98,491
   Payment on the Optasite Credit Facility               --      (1,500)
   Payment of financing fees                           (73)        (241)

   Other                                               (26)           --
                                                -----------  -----------

     Net cash provided by financing activities      147,239       69,530
                                                -----------  -----------

  NET INCREASE IN CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS         109,665       84,445
  CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS:

   Beginning of period                              118,274       89,784
                                                -----------  -----------

   End of period                                  $ 227,939    $ 174,229
                                                ===========  ===========


                                        For the     For the
                                          three       six
                                         months     months
                                          ended      ended

                                        June 30,    June 30,
                                          2010        2010
                                       ----------  ---------
                                          (in thousands)

  SELECTED CAPITAL EXPENDITURE
   DETAIL:


   Tower new build construction          $ 10,571   $ 18,641
                                       ----------  ---------

   Operating tower expenditures:
     Tower upgrades/augmentations           2,176      4,100
     Maintenance/improvement capital
      expenditures                          2,019      3,692
                                       ----------  ---------

                                            4,195      7,792
                                       ----------  ---------


   General corporate expenditures             571      1,065
                                       ----------  ---------

     Total capital expenditures          $ 15,337   $ 27,498
                                       ==========  =========


Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Segment Operating Profit and Segment Operating Profit Margin

This press release includes disclosures regarding our Site Leasing Segment Operating Profit and Site Development Segment Operating Profit, which are non-GAAP financial measures. Each respective Segment Operating Profit is defined as segment revenue less segment cost of revenue (excluding depreciation, accretion and amortization) and Segment Operating Profit Margin is defined as Segment Operating Profit divided by segment revenue. Total Segment Operating Profit is the total of the Segment Operating Profits of the two segments. Segment Operating Profit and Segment Operating Profit Margin are, in our opinion, indicators of the operating performance of our site leasing and site development segments and each is used to provide management with the ability to monitor the operating results and margin of each segment, while excluding the impact of depreciation, accretion and amortization, which is largely fixed and non-cash in nature. Segment Operating Profit and Segment Operating Profit Margin are not intended to be alternative measures of revenue, segment gross profit or segment gross profit margin as determined in accordance with GAAP.

The reconciliation of Site Leasing Segment Operating Profit and Site Development Segment Operating Profit and the calculation of Segment Operating Profit Margin are as follows:


                                                                       Site Development
                                             Site Leasing Segment          Segment
                                            ----------------------  ----------------------
                                             For the three months    For the three months

                                                ended June 30,          ended June 30,
                                            ----------------------  ----------------------


                                               2010        2009        2010         2009
                                            ----------  ----------  -----------  ---------
                                                (in thousands)          (in thousands)

  Segment revenue                            $ 131,739   $ 117,342     $ 22,776   $ 18,853
  Segment cost of revenues (excluding
  depreciation, accretion and
   amortization):                             (30,004)    (27,516)     (19,954)   (16,356)
                                            ----------  ----------  -----------  ---------

   Segment operating profit                  $ 101,735    $ 89,826      $ 2,822    $ 2,497
                                            ==========  ==========  ===========  =========

   Segment operating profit margin               77.2%       76.6%        12.4%      13.2%
                                            ==========  ==========  ===========  =========


Tower Cash Flow and Tower Cash Flow Margin

This press release includes disclosures on our historical results and future outlook for Tower Cash Flow and Tower Cash Flow Margin, which are non-GAAP financial measures. Tower Cash Flow is defined as Site Leasing Segment Operating Profit excluding non-cash straight-line leasing revenue and non-cash straight-line ground lease expense and Tower Cash Flow Margin is defined as Tower Cash Flow divided by the difference of site leasing revenue minus non-cash straight-line site leasing revenue. We discuss these non-GAAP financial measures because we believe these items are indicators of performance of our site leasing operations. In addition, Tower Cash Flow is a component of the calculation used by our lenders to determine compliance with certain covenants under our senior credit facility and senior notes. Neither Tower Cash Flow nor Tower Cash Flow Margin are intended to be alternative measures of site leasing gross profit nor of site leasing gross profit margin as determined in accordance with GAAP.

The tables below set forth the reconciliation of Tower Cash Flow to its most comparable GAAP measurement and the calculation of Tower Cash Flow Margin. Tower Cash Flow for each of the periods set forth in the Outlook section above will be calculated in the same manner.

                                                For the three months

                                                   ended June 30,
                                               ----------------------

                                                  2010        2009
                                               ----------  ----------
                                                   (in thousands)

  Site leasing revenue                          $ 131,739   $ 117,342
  Site leasing cost of revenue (excluding
   depreciation, accretion, and
  amortization)                                  (30,004)    (27,516)
                                               ----------  ----------
  Site leasing segment operating profit           101,735      89,826
  Non-cash straight-line leasing revenue          (1,242)     (1,656)

  Non-cash straight-line ground lease expense       3,263       3,107
                                               ----------  ----------

  Tower Cash Flow                               $ 103,756    $ 91,277
                                               ==========  ==========


The calculation of Tower Cash Flow Margin is as follows:

                                                For the three months

                                                   ended June 30,
                                               ----------------------

                                                  2010        2009
                                               ----------  ----------
                                                   (in thousands)

  Site leasing revenue                          $ 131,739   $ 117,342

  Non-cash straight-line leasing revenue          (1,242)     (1,656)
                                               ----------  ----------
  Site leasing revenue minus non-cash
   straight-line leasing revenue                $ 130,497   $ 115,686
                                               ==========  ==========

  Tower Cash Flow                               $ 103,756    $ 91,277
                                               ==========  ==========

  Tower Cash Flow Margin                            79.5%       78.9%
                                               ==========  ==========


Adjusted EBITDA, Annualized Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA Margin

This press release includes disclosures on our historical results and future outlook for Adjusted EBITDA, Annualized Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA Margin. Adjusted EBITDA is defined as net loss excluding: the impact of net interest expense, provision for taxes, depreciation, accretion and amortization, asset impairment, non-cash compensation, (loss)/gain from extinguishment of debt, net, other income and expense, acquisition related expenses, non-cash straight-line leasing revenue and non-cash straight-line ground lease expense. Annualized Adjusted EBITDA is calculated as Adjusted EBITDA for the most recent quarter multiplied by four. Adjusted EBITDA Margin is defined as Adjusted EBITDA divided by the difference of total revenue minus non-cash straight-line leasing revenue. We have included these non-GAAP financial measures because we believe these items are indicators of the profitability and performance of our core operations and reflect the changes in our operating results. In addition, Adjusted EBITDA is a component of the calculation used by our lenders to determine compliance with certain covenants under our senior credit facility and senior notes. Neither Adjusted EBITDA, Annualized Adjusted EBITDA nor Adjusted EBITDA Margin are intended to be alternative measures of operating income or gross profit margin as determined in accordance with GAAP.

The table below sets forth the reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA to its most comparable GAAP measurement. Adjusted EBITDA for each of the periods set forth in the Outlook section above will be calculated in the same manner:

                                       For the three months

                                          ended June 30,
                                     ------------------------

                                        2010         2009
                                     -----------  -----------
                                          (in thousands)

  Net loss                            $ (83,854)   $ (29,428)
   Interest income                         (175)        (294)
   Interest expense(1)                    54,705       45,428
   Depreciation, accretion, and
    amortization                          68,831       64,251
   Provision for taxes(2)                    450          502
   Loss (gain) from extinguishment
    of debt                               48,932      (2,381)
   Acquisition related expenses            1,405        1,310
   Non-cash compensation                   2,780        2,325
   Non-cash straight-line leasing
    revenue                              (1,242)      (1,656)
   Non-cash straight-line ground
    lease expense                          3,263        3,107

   Other expense                             434           44
                                     -----------  -----------

  Adjusted EBITDA                       $ 95,529     $ 83,208
                                     -----------  -----------

  Annualized Adjusted EBITDA           $ 382,116    $ 332,832
                                     ===========  ===========

  (1)       Interest expense includes cash interest expense,
   non-cash interest expense and amortization of deferred
   financing fees.
  (2)       For the three months ended June 30, 2010 and June
   30, 2009, these amounts included $468 and $273,
   respectively, of franchise taxes reflected on the
   Statements of Operations in selling, general and
   administrative expenses.


The calculation of Adjusted EBITDA Margin is as follows:

                                                For the three months

                                                   ended June 30,
                                               ----------------------

                                                  2010        2009
                                               ----------  ----------
                                                   (in thousands)

  Total revenues                                $ 154,515   $ 136,195

  Non-cash straight-line leasing revenue          (1,242)     (1,656)
                                               ----------  ----------
  Total revenues minus non-cash straight-line
   leasing revenue                              $ 153,273   $ 134,539
                                               ==========  ==========

  Adjusted EBITDA                                $ 95,529    $ 83,208
                                               ==========  ==========

  Adjusted EBITDA Margin                            62.3%       61.8%
                                               ==========  ==========


Net Debt, Leverage Ratio, and Secured Leverage Ratio

This press release includes disclosures regarding Net Debt, Leverage Ratio and Secured Leverage Ratio. Net Debt is defined as the notional principal amount of outstanding debt minus cash and cash equivalents, short-term investments, and short-term restricted cash. Net Secured Debt is defined as the notional principal amount of outstanding secured debt minus cash and cash equivalents, short-term investments and short-term restricted cash. Under GAAP policies, the notional principal amount of the Company's outstanding debt is not necessarily reflected on the face of the Company's financial statements. Leverage Ratio is defined as Net Debt divided by Annualized Adjusted EBITDA. Secured Leverage Ratio is defined as Net Secured Debt divided by Annualized Adjusted EBITDA. We believe that by including the full amount of the notional principal amount due at maturity for purposes of calculating net debt it will provide investors a more complete understanding of our net debt and leverage position. We have included these non-GAAP financial measures because we believe these items are indicators of our financial condition, and they are used by our lenders to determine compliance with certain covenants under our senior credit facility and senior notes.

The Debt and Leverage calculations are as follows:


                                  June 30,
                                    2010
                                ------------
                                     (in
                                 thousands)

  2010-1 Tower Securities          $ 680,000

  2010-2 Tower Securities            550,000
                                ------------
     Total secured debt            1,230,000

  0.375% Convertible Senior
   Notes (carrying value of
   $29,591)                           30,403
  1.875% Convertible Senior
   Notes (carrying value of
   $447,847)                         550,000
  4.0% Convertible Senior
   Notes (carrying value of
   $355,231)                         500,000
  2016 Senior Notes (carrying
   value of $372,744)                375,000
  2019 Senior Notes (carrying
   value of $372,017)                375,000
                                ------------

     Total unsecured debt          1,830,403
                                ------------

  Total debt                     $ 3,060,403
                                ============

  Leverage Ratio

  Total debt                     $ 3,060,403
  Less: Cash and cash
   equivalents, short-term
   investments
  and short-term restricted
   cash                            (260,245)


                                ------------

  Net Debt                       $ 2,800,158
                                ============

  Divided by:
     Annualized Adjusted
      EBITDA                       $ 382,116
                                ============

  Leverage Ratio                        7.3x
                                ============

  Secured Leverage Ratio

  Total secured debt             $ 1,230,000
  Less: Cash and cash
   equivalents, short-term
   investments
  and short-term restricted
   cash                            (260,245)


                                ------------

  Net Secured Debt                 $ 969,755
                                ============

  Divided by:
     Annualized Adjusted
      EBITDA                       $ 382,116
                                ============


  Secured Leverage Ratio                2.5x
                                ============


Equity Free Cash Flow and Equity Free Cash Flow Per Share

This press release includes disclosures on our historical results and our future outlook for Equity Free Cash Flow and Equity Free Cash Flow Per Share which are non-GAAP financial measures. Equity Free Cash Flow is defined as Adjusted EBITDA minus net cash interest expense, non-discretionary cash capital expenditures and cash taxes paid. Equity Free Cash Flow Per Share is defined as Equity Free Cash Flow divided by the weighted average shares outstanding for the period. We discuss Equity Free Cash Flow and Equity Free Cash Flow Per Share because we believe that these measures are indicators of the amount of cash produced by our business and thus reflect the amount that may be available for reinvestment in the business through discretionary capital expenditures, repayment of indebtedness or return to shareholders. Equity Free Cash Flow is not intended to be an alternative measure of cash flow from operations or operating income as determined in accordance with GAAP. Equity Free Cash Flow Per Share is not intended to be an alternative measure of earnings per share as determined in accordance with GAAP.

The table below sets forth the reconciliation of Equity Free Cash Flow for the three months ended June 30, 2010 and 2009 and the calculation of Equity Free Cash Flow Per Share for such periods. Equity Free Cash Flow for each of the periods set forth in the Outlook section above will be calculated in the same manner.

                                          For the three months

                                            ended June 30,
                                         ---------------------

                                            2010        2009
                                         ----------  ---------
                                            (in thousands)

  Adjusted EBITDA                          $ 95,529   $ 83,208
  Net cash interest expense                (37,536)   (29,781)
  Non-discretionary cash capital
   expenditures                             (2,590)    (2,207)

  Cash taxes paid                           (1,221)      (306)
                                         ----------  ---------

  Equity Free Cash Flow                    $ 54,182   $ 50,914
                                         ==========  =========
  Weighted average number of common
   shares                                   115,666    117,079
                                         ==========  =========

  Equity Free Cash Flow Per Share            $ 0.47     $ 0.43
                                         ==========  =========


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SOURCE: SBA Communications Corporation

CONTACT:  SBA Communications Corporation
Mark DeRussy, Director of Finance
(561) 226-9531
www.sbasite.com

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