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SBA Communications Corporation Reports Fourth Quarter 2021 Results; Provides Full Year 2022 Outlook; and Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend

February 28, 2022

BOCA RATON, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- SBA Communications Corporation (Nasdaq: SBAC) ("SBA" or the "Company") today reported results for the quarter ended December 31, 2021.

Highlights of the fourth quarter include:

  • Net income of $48.9 million or $0.44 per share
  • AFFO per share increased 13.3% over the prior year period on a constant currency basis
  • Total revenue of $595.3 million, an 11.1% growth over the prior year period
  • Repurchased 1.8 million shares cumulatively in the fourth quarter and subsequent to quarter end

In addition, the Company announced today that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.71 per share of the Company’s Class A Common Stock, an increase of approximately 22% over the dividend paid in the fourth quarter. The distribution is payable March 25, 2022 to the shareholders of record at the close of business on March 10, 2022.

“We had a very solid finish to 2021, producing record results on a number of metrics and positioning us for a strong 2022,” commented Jeffrey A. Stoops, President and Chief Executive Officer. “The US market was and remains particularly strong, with our largest US customers all disclosing robust capital expenditure plans for 2022. Domestic activity so far in 2022 has been strong, and leasing and services backlogs are at or near all-time highs. We believe domestic activity will remain strong into 2023 and perhaps beyond, given the size and scope of our customers’ 5G deployment plans. International results were strong as well in the fourth quarter, and gross leasing demand is expected to remain strong internationally, particularly in light of the recent 5G spectrum auction in Brazil and the upcoming 5G spectrum auction in South Africa. In addition, since our last earnings release we have commenced operations in Tanzania, through the acquisition of sites from Airtel, and in the Philippines, where we have commenced greenfield build operations. Both new markets are expected to grow favorably in the years to come. In the last 12 months we have executed material portfolio growth, stock repurchases and favorable refinancings. Since February 1, 2021, we have grown our site portfolio by over 8%. All of these favorable conditions and results allowed us to increase AFFO per share by double-digit percentages in the fourth quarter and for the full 2021 fiscal year over comparable prior periods. Our balance sheet remains in great shape, ending the year with the lowest average weighted cost of debt and the highest cash interest coverage ratio ever. We are extremely confident and excited about our future, so much so that we have just approved an increase to our quarterly dividend of approximately 22%. While a substantial increase, this dividend on an annual basis represents less than 25% of our AFFO in our 2022 Outlook, leaving us substantial capital for additional investment in portfolio growth and stock repurchases. We believe we will produce material growth in AFFO per share and, including the dividend, offer our shareholders very favorable prospects for additional value creation.”

Operating Results

The table below details select financial results for the three months ended December 31, 2021 and comparisons to the prior year period.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

% Change

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

excluding

 

 

Q4 2021

 

Q4 2020

 

$ Change

 

% Change

 

FX (1)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Consolidated

 

($ in millions, except per share amounts)

Site leasing revenue

 

$

539.4

 

$

493.0

 

$

46.4

 

 

9.4%

 

9.8%

Site development revenue

 

 

55.9

 

 

43.0

 

 

12.9

 

 

30.0%

 

30.0%

Tower cash flow (1)

 

 

434.1

 

 

402.2

 

 

31.9

 

 

7.9%

 

8.3%

Net income

 

 

48.9

 

 

105.8

 

 

(56.9

)

 

(53.8%)

 

26.2%

Earnings per share - diluted

 

 

0.44

 

 

0.94

 

 

(0.50

)

 

(53.2%)

 

27.7%

Adjusted EBITDA (1)

 

 

409.1

 

 

380.6

 

 

28.5

 

 

7.5%

 

7.8%

AFFO (1)

 

 

310.8

 

 

280.1

 

 

30.7

 

 

11.0%

 

11.4%

AFFO per share (1)

 

 

2.81

 

 

2.49

 

 

0.32

 

 

12.9%

 

13.3%

(1)

See the reconciliations and other disclosures under “Non-GAAP Financial Measures” later in this press release.

Total revenues in the fourth quarter of 2021 were $595.3 million compared to $536.0 million in the prior year period, an increase of 11.1%. Site leasing revenue in the fourth quarter of 2021 of $539.4 million was comprised of domestic site leasing revenue of $432.2 million and international site leasing revenue of $107.2 million. Domestic cash site leasing revenue in the fourth quarter of 2021 was $421.7 million compared to $391.9 million in the prior year period, an increase of 7.6%. International cash site leasing revenue in the fourth quarter of 2021 was $108.1 million compared to $100.9 million in the prior year period, an increase of 7.2%, or an increase of 9.3% on a constant currency basis. Site development revenues in the fourth quarter of 2021 were $55.9 million compared to $43.0 million in the prior year period, an increase of 30.0%.

Site leasing operating profit in the fourth quarter of 2021 was $442.4 million, an increase of 10.8% over the prior year period. Site leasing contributed 97.1% of the Company’s total operating profit in the fourth quarter of 2021. Domestic site leasing segment operating profit in the fourth quarter of 2021 was $367.9 million, an increase of 12.0% over the prior year period. International site leasing segment operating profit in the fourth quarter of 2021 was $74.5 million, an increase of 5.3% from the prior year period.

Tower Cash Flow in the fourth quarter of 2021 of $434.1 million was comprised of Domestic Tower Cash Flow of $358.4 million and International Tower Cash Flow of $75.7 million. Domestic Tower Cash Flow in the fourth quarter of 2021 increased 8.6% over the prior year period and International Tower Cash Flow increased 5.0% over the prior year period, or increased 7.0% on a constant currency basis. Tower Cash Flow Margin was 81.9% in the fourth quarter of 2021, as compared to 81.6% for the prior year period.

Net income in the fourth quarter of 2021 was $48.9 million, or $0.44 per share, and included a $15.9 million loss, net of taxes, on the currency-related remeasurement of U.S. dollar denominated intercompany loans with foreign subsidiaries. Net income in the fourth quarter of 2020 was $105.8 million, or $0.94 per share, and included a $53.1 million gain, net of taxes, on the currency-related remeasurement of U.S. dollar denominated intercompany loans with foreign subsidiaries.

Adjusted EBITDA in the fourth quarter of 2021 was $409.1 million, a 7.5% increase over the prior year period. Adjusted EBITDA Margin in the fourth quarter of 2021 was 69.8% compared to 71.0% in the prior year period.

Net Cash Interest Expense in the fourth quarter of 2021 was $81.8 million compared to $85.9 million in the prior year period, a decrease of 4.8%.

AFFO in the fourth quarter of 2021 was $310.8 million, an 11.0% increase over the prior year period. AFFO per share in the fourth quarter of 2021 was $2.81, a 12.9% increase over the prior year period, or 13.3% on a constant currency basis.

Investing Activities

During the fourth quarter of 2021, SBA acquired 59 communication sites for total cash consideration of $38.4 million. SBA also built 88 towers during the fourth quarter of 2021. As of December 31, 2021, SBA owned or operated 34,177 communication sites, 17,356 of which are located in the United States and its territories and 16,821 of which are located internationally. In addition, the Company spent $13.6 million to purchase land and easements and to extend lease terms. Total cash capital expenditures for the fourth quarter of 2021 were $113.2 million, consisting of $11.1 million of non-discretionary cash capital expenditures (tower maintenance and general corporate) and $102.1 million of discretionary cash capital expenditures (new tower builds, tower augmentations, acquisitions, and purchasing land and easements).

On January 4, 2022, the Company closed on 1,445 sites under the previously announced deal with Airtel Tanzania for $176.1 million. Additionally, subsequent to the fourth quarter of 2021, the Company purchased or is under contract to purchase 371 communication sites for an aggregate consideration of $137.1 million in cash. The Company anticipates that these acquisitions will be consummated by the end of the third quarter of 2022.

Financing Activities and Liquidity

SBA ended the fourth quarter of 2021 with $12.4 billion of total debt, $9.4 billion of total secured debt, $433.6 million of cash and cash equivalents, short-term restricted cash, and short-term investments, and $12.0 billion of Net Debt. SBA’s Net Debt and Net Secured Debt to Annualized Adjusted EBITDA Leverage Ratios were 7.3x and 5.5x, respectively.

During the fourth quarter, the Company, through an existing trust, issued $1.79 billion of Tower Securities that have a blended interest rate of 2.217% and a weighted average life through the anticipated repayment date of 7.8 years. In addition, the Company repaid, at par, the entire aggregate principal amount of the 2013-2C Tower Securities, which had an anticipated repayment date of April 11, 2023 and redeemed the entire aggregate $1.1 billon principal amount of the 2016 4.875% Senior Notes, as well as paid all premiums and costs associated with such redemption.

As of the date of this press release, the Company had $560.0 million outstanding under the $1.5 billion Revolving Credit Facility.

During the fourth quarter of 2021, the Company repurchased 0.8 million shares of its Class A common stock for $263.6 million at an average price per share of $335.26 under its $1.0 billion stock repurchase plan. Subsequent to December 31, 2021, the Company repurchased 1.0 million shares of its Class A common stock for $350.0 million, at an average price per share of $334.40. After these repurchases, the Company had $586.4 million of authorization remaining under the plan. Since January 1, 2021, the Company has repurchased 2.9 million shares of its Class A common stock for $932.5 million at an average price per share of $318.59. Shares repurchased were retired.

In the fourth quarter of 2021, the Company declared and paid a cash dividend of $63.1 million.

Outlook

The Company is providing its initial full year 2022 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 2022 Outlook assumes the acquisitions of only those communication sites under contract and anticipated to close at the time of this press release. The Company may spend additional capital in 2022 on acquiring revenue producing assets not yet identified or under contract, the impact of which is not reflected in the 2022 guidance. The Outlook also does not contemplate any additional repurchases of the Company’s stock during 2022, although the Company may ultimately spend capital to repurchase additional stock during the remainder of the year.

The Company’s Outlook assumes an average foreign currency exchange rate of 5.45 Brazilian Reais to 1.0 U.S. Dollar, 1.27 Canadian Dollars to 1.0 U.S. Dollar, 2,300.00 Tanzanian shillings to 1.0 U.S. Dollar, and 15.60 South African Rand to 1.0 U.S. Dollar for the full year 2022 outlook. When compared to 2021 actual foreign currency exchange rates, these 2022 foreign currency rate assumptions negatively impacted the 2022 full year Outlook by approximately $6.7 million for leasing revenue, $4.6 million for Tower Cash Flow, $3.9 million for Adjusted EBITDA, and $3.5 million for AFFO.

(in millions, except per share amounts)

 

Full Year 2022

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Site leasing revenue (1)

 

$

2,235.0

to

$

2,255.0

Site development revenue

 

$

193.0

to

$

213.0

Total revenues

 

$

2,428.0

to

$

2,468.0

Tower Cash Flow (2)

 

$

1,779.0

to

$

1,799.0

Adjusted EBITDA (2)

 

$

1,673.0

to

$

1,693.0

Net cash interest expense (3)

 

$

320.0

to

$

325.0

Non-discretionary cash capital expenditures (4)

 

$

45.0

to

$

55.0

AFFO (2)

 

$

1,263.0

to

$

1,303.0

AFFO per share (2) (5)

 

$

11.48

to

$

11.85

Discretionary cash capital expenditures (6)

 

$

525.0

to

$

545.0

(1)

The Company’s Outlook for site leasing revenue includes revenue associated with pass through reimbursable expenses.

(2)

See the reconciliation of this non-GAAP financial measure presented below under “Non-GAAP Financial Measures.”

(3)

Net cash interest expense is defined as interest expense less interest income. Net cash interest expense does not include amortization of deferred financing fees or non-cash interest expense.

(4)

Consists of tower maintenance and general corporate capital expenditures.

(5)

Outlook for AFFO per share is calculated by dividing the Company’s outlook for AFFO by an assumed weighted average number of diluted common shares of 110.0 million. Our Outlook does not include the impact of any potential future repurchases of the Company’s stock during 2022.

(6)

Consists of new tower builds, tower augmentations, communication site acquisitions and ground lease purchases. Does not include expenditures for acquisitions of revenue producing assets not under contract at the date of this press release.

Conference Call Information

SBA Communications Corporation will host a conference call on Monday, February 28, 2022 at 5:00 PM (EST) to discuss the quarterly results. The call may be accessed as follows:

When:

Monday, February 28, 2022 at 5:00 PM (EST)

Dial-in Number:

(844) 867-6169

Access Code:

1653120

Conference Name:

SBA Fourth quarter 2021 results

Replay Available:

February 28, 2022 at 11:00 PM to March 14, 2022 at 12:00 AM (TZ: Eastern)

Replay Number:

(866) 207-1041 – Access Code: 7027116

Internet Access:

www.sbasite.com

Information Concerning Forward-Looking Statements

This press release and our earnings call include forward-looking statements, including statements regarding the Company’s expectations or beliefs regarding (i) customer activity and demand for the Company’s wireless communications infrastructure during 2022 and thereafter, both domestically and internationally, and the impact of customer 5G deployment and recent and upcoming spectrum auctions on such demand (ii) the capital expenditure plans of the Company’s customers in 2022, (iii) the Company’s leasing and services backlogs and the impact of that backlog on future customer activity, (iv) the Company’s future capital allocation and its impact on the Company’s financial results in 2022, (v) growth in the Company’s international markets, including in its new markets of Tanzania and the Philippines, (vi) the Company’s financial and operational performance in 2022, the assumptions it made and the drivers contributing to its full year guidance, (vii) the timing of closing for currently pending acquisitions, (viii) the Company’s ability to produce material growth in AFFO per share and shareholder value, including through its increased quarterly dividend, and (ix) foreign exchange rates and their impact on the Company’s financial and operational guidance.

The Company wishes to caution readers that these forward-looking statements may be affected by the risks and uncertainties in the Company’s business as well as other 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 identify and acquire sites at prices and upon terms that will provide accretive portfolio growth; (3) the Company’s ability to accurately identify and manage any risks associated with its acquired sites, to effectively integrate such sites into its business and to achieve the anticipated financial results; (4) the Company’s ability to secure and retain as many site leasing tenants as planned at anticipated lease rates; (5) the impact of continued consolidation among wireless service providers in the U.S. and internationally, including the impact of the completed T-Mobile and Sprint merger, on the Company’s leasing revenue; (6) the Company’s ability to successfully manage the risks associated with international operations, including risks associated with foreign currency exchange rates; (7) the Company’s ability to secure and deliver anticipated services business at contemplated margins; (8) the Company’s ability to maintain expenses and cash capital expenditures at appropriate levels for its business while seeking to attain its investment goals; (9) the Company’s ability to acquire land underneath towers on terms that are accretive; (10) the economic climate for the wireless communications industry in general and the wireless communications infrastructure providers in particular in the United States, Brazil, South Africa, Tanzania, and in other international markets; (11) the ability of Dish to compete as a nationwide carrier; (12) the Company’s ability to obtain future financing at commercially reasonable rates or at all; (13) the ability of the Company to achieve its long-term stock repurchases strategy, which will depend, among other things, on the trading price of the Company’s common stock, which may be positively or negatively impacted by the repurchase program, market and business conditions; (14) the Company’s ability to achieve the new builds targets included in its anticipated annual portfolio growth goals, which will depend, among other things, on obtaining zoning and regulatory approvals, weather, availability of labor and supplies and other factors beyond the Company’s control that could affect the Company’s ability to build additional towers in 2022; (15) the extent and duration of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the global economy, on the Company’s business and results of operations, and on foreign currency exchange rates; and (16) the Company’s ability to meet its total portfolio growth, which will depend, in addition to the new build risks, on the availability of sufficient towers for sale to meet our targets, competition from third parties for such acquisitions and our ability to negotiate the terms of, and acquire, these potential tower portfolios on terms that meet our internal return criteria. With respect to its expectations regarding the ability to close pending acquisitions, these factors also include satisfactorily completing due diligence, the amount and quality of due diligence that the Company is able to complete prior to closing of any acquisition and its ability to accurately anticipate the future performance of the acquired towers, the ability to receive required regulatory approval, the ability and willingness of each party to fulfill their respective closing conditions and their contractual obligations and the availability of cash on hand or borrowing capacity under the Revolving Credit Facility to fund the consideration. With respect to the repurchases under the Company’s stock repurchase program, the amount of shares repurchased, if any, and the timing of such repurchases will depend on, among other things, the trading price of the Company’s common stock, which may be positively or negatively impacted by the repurchase program, market and business conditions, the availability of stock, the Company’s financial performance or determinations following the date of this announcement in order to use the Company’s funds for other purposes. With respect to the recent acquisition of towers in Tanzania and greenfield build operations in the Philippines, these factors also include a variety of factors outside of the Company’s control, including the accuracy of the information provided to the Company, the health of the Tanzanian and Philippine economies and wireless communications markets, and the willingness of carriers to invest in their networks in those markets. Furthermore, the Company’s forward-looking statements and its 2022 outlook assumes that the Company continues to qualify for treatment as a REIT for U.S. federal income tax purposes and that the Company’s business is currently operated in a manner that complies with the REIT rules and that it will be able to continue to comply with and conduct its business in accordance with such rules. In addition, these forward-looking statements and the information in this press release 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 February 25, 2021.

This press release contains non-GAAP financial measures. Reconciliation of each of these non-GAAP financial measures and the other Regulation G information is presented below under “Non-GAAP Financial Measures.”

This press release will be available on our website at www.sbasite.com.

About SBA Communications Corporation

SBA Communications Corporation is a first choice provider and leading owner and operator of wireless communications infrastructure in North, Central, and South America, South Africa, the Philippines, and Tanzania. By “Building Better Wireless,” 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 communication sites to a variety of wireless service providers under long-term lease contracts. For more information please visit: www.sbasite.com.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(unaudited) (in thousands, except per share amounts)

 

 

 

For the three months

 

For the year

 

 

ended December 31,

 

ended December 31,

 

 

2021

 

2020

 

2021

 

2020

Revenues:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Site leasing

 

$

539,396

 

 

$

492,947

 

 

$

2,104,087

 

 

$

1,954,472

 

Site development

 

 

55,866

 

 

 

42,958

 

 

 

204,747

 

 

 

128,666

 

Total revenues

 

 

595,262

 

 

 

535,905

 

 

 

2,308,834

 

 

 

2,083,138

 

Operating expenses:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cost of revenues (exclusive of depreciation, accretion, and amortization shown below):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cost of site leasing

 

 

97,008

 

 

 

93,659

 

 

 

386,391

 

 

 

373,778

 

Cost of site development

 

 

42,921

 

 

 

34,333

 

 

 

159,093

 

 

 

102,750

 

Selling, general, and administrative expenses (1)

 

 

63,483

 

 

 

47,412

 

 

 

220,029

 

 

 

194,267

 

Acquisition and new business initiatives related

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

adjustments and expenses

 

 

10,095

 

 

 

4,024

 

 

 

27,621

 

 

 

16,582

 

Asset impairment and decommission costs

 

 

14,484

 

 

 

10,994

 

 

 

33,044

 

 

 

40,097

 

Depreciation, accretion, and amortization

 

 

169,895

 

 

 

180,383

 

 

 

700,161

 

 

 

721,970

 

Total operating expenses

 

 

397,886

 

 

 

370,805

 

 

 

1,526,339

 

 

 

1,449,444

 

Operating income

 

 

197,376

 

 

 

165,100

 

 

 

782,495

 

 

 

633,694

 

Other income (expense):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest income

 

 

1,324

 

 

 

641

 

 

 

3,448

 

 

 

2,981

 

Interest expense

 

 

(83,081

)

 

 

(86,545

)

 

 

(352,919

)

 

 

(367,874

)

Non-cash interest expense

 

 

(11,651

)

 

 

(11,803

)

 

 

(47,085

)

 

 

(24,870

)

Amortization of deferred financing fees

 

 

(4,899

)

 

 

(4,847

)

 

 

(19,589

)

 

 

(20,058

)

Loss from extinguishment of debt, net

 

 

(25,829

)

 

 

 

 

 

(39,502

)

 

 

(19,463

)

Other (expense) income, net

 

 

(24,892

)

 

 

77,986

 

 

 

(74,284

)

 

 

(222,159

)

Total other expense, net

 

 

(149,028

)

 

 

(24,568

)

 

 

(529,931

)

 

 

(651,443

)

Income (loss) before income taxes

 

 

48,348

 

 

 

140,532

 

 

 

252,564

 

 

 

(17,749

)

Benefit (provision) for income taxes

 

 

554

 

 

 

(34,347

)

 

 

(14,940

)

 

 

41,796

 

Net income

 

 

48,902

 

 

 

106,185

 

 

 

237,624

 

 

 

24,047

 

Net (income) loss attributable to noncontrolling interests

 

 

 

 

 

(404

)

 

 

 

 

 

57

 

Net income attributable to SBA Communications Corporation

 

$

48,902

 

 

$

105,781

 

 

$

237,624

 

 

$

24,104

 

Net income per common share attributable to SBA Communications Corporation:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

 

$

0.45

 

 

$

0.96

 

 

$

2.17

 

 

$

0.22

 

Diluted

 

$

0.44

 

 

$

0.94

 

 

$

2.14

 

 

$

0.21

 

Weighted average number of common shares

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

 

 

108,855

 

 

 

110,707

 

 

 

109,328

 

 

 

111,532

 

Diluted

 

 

110,727

 

 

 

112,538

 

 

 

111,177

 

 

 

113,465

 

(1)

Includes non-cash compensation of $24,670 and $16,525 for the three months ended December 31, 2021 and 2020, respectively, and $81,919 and $66,816 for the year ended December 31, 2021 and 2020, respectively.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(in thousands, except par values)

 

 

 

December 31,

 

December 31,

 

 

2021

 

2020

ASSETS

 

(unaudited)

 

 

 

Current assets:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

 

$

367,278

 

 

$

308,560

 

Restricted cash

 

 

65,561

 

 

 

31,671

 

Accounts receivable, net

 

 

101,950

 

 

 

74,088

 

Costs and estimated earnings in excess of billings on uncompleted contracts

 

 

48,844

 

 

 

34,796

 

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

 

 

30,813

 

 

 

23,875

 

Total current assets

 

 

614,446

 

 

 

472,990

 

Property and equipment, net

 

 

2,575,487

 

 

 

2,677,326

 

Intangible assets, net

 

 

2,803,247

 

 

 

3,156,150

 

Operating lease right-of-use assets, net

 

 

2,268,470

 

 

 

2,369,358

 

Acquired and other right-of-use assets, net

 

 

964,405

 

 

 

4,202

 

Other assets

 

 

575,644

 

 

 

477,992

 

Total assets

 

$

9,801,699

 

 

$

9,158,018

 

LIABILITIES, REDEEMABLE NONCONTROLLING INTERESTS, AND SHAREHOLDERS' DEFICIT

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current Liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accounts payable

 

$

34,066

 

 

$

109,969

 

Accrued expenses

 

 

68,070

 

 

 

63,031

 

Current maturities of long-term debt

 

 

24,000

 

 

 

24,000

 

Deferred revenue

 

 

184,380

 

 

 

113,117

 

Accrued interest

 

 

49,096

 

 

 

54,350

 

Current lease liabilities

 

 

238,497

 

 

 

236,037

 

Other current liabilities

 

 

18,222

 

 

 

14,297

 

Total current liabilities

 

 

616,331

 

 

 

614,801

 

Long-term liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Long-term debt, net

 

 

12,278,694

 

 

 

11,071,796

 

Long-term lease liabilities

 

 

1,981,353

 

 

 

2,094,363

 

Other long-term liabilities

 

 

191,475

 

 

 

186,246

 

Total long-term liabilities

 

 

14,451,522

 

 

 

13,352,405

 

Redeemable noncontrolling interests

 

 

17,250

 

 

 

15,194

 

Shareholders' deficit:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Preferred stock - par value $0.01, 30,000 shares authorized, no shares issued or outstanding

 

 

 

 

 

 

Common stock - Class A, par value $0.01, 400,000 shares authorized, 108,956 shares and 109,819 shares issued and outstanding at December 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, respectively

 

 

1,089

 

 

 

1,098

 

Additional paid-in capital

 

 

2,681,347

 

 

 

2,586,130

 

Accumulated deficit

 

 

(7,203,531

)

 

 

(6,604,028

)

Accumulated other comprehensive loss, net

 

 

(762,309

)

 

 

(807,582

)

Total shareholders' deficit

 

 

(5,283,404

)

 

 

(4,824,382

)

Total liabilities, redeemable noncontrolling interests, and shareholders' deficit

 

$

9,801,699

 

 

$

9,158,018

 

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(unaudited) (in thousands)

 

 

 

For the three months

 

 

ended December 31,

 

 

2021

 

2020

CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income

 

$

48,902

 

 

$

106,185

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Depreciation, accretion, and amortization

 

 

169,895

 

 

 

180,383

 

Loss (gain) on remeasurement of U.S. dollar denominated intercompany loans

 

 

23,703

 

 

 

(79,559

)

Non-cash compensation expense

 

 

25,227

 

 

 

16,975

 

Non-cash interest expense

 

 

11,651

 

 

 

11,803

 

Non-cash asset impairment and decommission costs

 

 

13,855

 

 

 

10,826

 

Loss from extinguishment of debt

 

 

24,046

 

 

 

 

Deferred income tax (benefit) provision

 

 

(5,799

)

 

 

29,917

 

Other non-cash items reflected in the Statements of Operations

 

 

6,181

 

 

 

7,403

 

Changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of acquisitions:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accounts receivable and costs and estimated earnings in excess of billings on uncompleted contracts, net

 

 

(31,866

)

 

 

(10,077

)

Prepaid expenses and other assets

 

 

(2,654

)

 

 

5,185

 

Operating lease right-of-use assets, net

 

 

27,604

 

 

 

21,465

 

Accounts payable and accrued expenses

 

 

(3,684

)

 

 

2,420

 

Accrued interest

 

 

22,619

 

 

 

20,466

 

Long-term lease liabilities

 

 

(29,407

)

 

 

(25,648

)

Other liabilities

 

 

(1,707

)

 

 

(54,619

)

Net cash provided by operating activities

 

 

298,566

 

 

 

243,125

 

CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Acquisitions

 

 

(69,950

)

 

 

(71,519

)

Capital expenditures

 

 

(43,287

)

 

 

(33,195

)

Other investing activities

 

 

(32,201

)

 

 

11,726

 

Net cash used in investing activities

 

 

(145,438

)

 

 

(92,988

)

CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net borrowings under Revolving Credit Facility

 

 

350,000

 

 

 

380,000

 

Repayment of Senior Notes

 

 

(1,113,409

)

 

 

 

Proceeds from issuance of Tower Securities, net of fees

 

 

1,771,568

 

 

 

(108

)

Repayment of Tower Securities

 

 

(575,000

)

 

 

 

Payment of dividends on common stock

 

 

(63,124

)

 

 

(51,490

)

Proceeds from employee stock purchase/stock option plans

 

 

13,536

 

 

 

3,779

 

Payments related to taxes on net settlement of stock options and restricted stock units

 

 

(62,879

)

 

 

(13

)

Repurchase and retirement of common stock

 

 

(298,235

)

 

 

(480,347

)

Other financing activities

 

 

8,195

 

 

 

(6,588

)

Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities

 

 

30,652

 

 

 

(154,767

)

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash

 

 

(2,553

)

 

 

11,465

 

NET CHANGE IN CASH, CASH EQUIVALENTS, AND RESTRICTED CASH

 

 

181,227

 

 

 

6,835

 

CASH, CASH EQUIVALENTS, AND RESTRICTED CASH:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beginning of period

 

 

254,399

 

 

 

335,973

 

End of period

 

$

435,626

 

 

$

342,808

Selected Capital Expenditure Detail

 

 

For the three

 

For the year

 

 

months ended

 

ended

 

 

December 31, 2021

 

December 31, 2021

 

 

(in thousands)

Construction and related costs on new builds

 

$

22,020

 

$

61,202

Augmentation and tower upgrades

 

 

10,217

 

 

33,103

Non-discretionary capital expenditures:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tower maintenance

 

 

9,298

 

 

34,541

General corporate

 

 

1,752

 

 

4,848

Total non-discretionary capital expenditures

 

 

11,050

 

 

39,389

Total capital expenditures

 

$

43,287

 

$

133,694

Communication Site Portfolio Summary

 

 

Domestic

 

International

 

Total

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sites owned at September 30, 2021

 

17,322

 

 

16,750

 

 

34,072

 

Sites acquired during the fourth quarter

 

32

 

 

27

 

 

59

 

Sites built during the fourth quarter

 

5

 

 

83

 

 

88

 

Sites decommissioned/reclassified during the fourth quarter

 

(3

)

 

(39

)

 

(42

)

Sites owned at December 31, 2021

 

17,356

 

 

16,821

 

 

34,177

 

Segment Operating Profit and Segment Operating Profit Margin

Domestic site leasing and International site leasing are the two segments within our site leasing business. Segment operating profit is a key business metric and one of our two measures of segment profitability. The calculation of Segment operating profit for each of our segments is set forth below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Domestic Site Leasing

 

Int'l Site Leasing

 

Site Development

 

 

For the three months

 

For the three months

 

For the three months

 

 

ended December 31,

 

ended December 31,

 

ended December 31,

 

 

2021

 

2020

 

2021

 

2020

 

2021

 

2020

 

 

(in thousands)

Segment revenue

 

$

432,205

 

 

$

392,987

 

 

$

107,191

 

 

$

99,960

 

 

$

55,866

 

 

$

42,958

 

Segment cost of revenues (excluding depreciation, accretion, and amort.)

 

 

(64,285

)

 

 

(64,448

)

 

 

(32,723

)

 

 

(29,211

)

 

 

(42,921

)

 

 

(34,333

)

Segment operating profit

 

$

367,920

 

 

$

328,539

 

 

$

74,468

 

 

$

70,749

 

 

$

12,945

 

 

$

8,625

 

Segment operating profit margin

 

 

85.1

%

 

 

83.6

%

 

 

69.5

%

 

 

70.8

%

 

 

23.2

%

 

 

20.1

%

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

The press release contains non-GAAP financial measures including (i) Cash Site Leasing Revenue, Tower Cash Flow, and Tower Cash Flow Margin; (ii) Adjusted EBITDA, Annualized Adjusted EBITDA, and Adjusted EBITDA Margin; (iii) Funds from Operations (“FFO”), Adjusted Funds from Operations (“AFFO”), and AFFO per share; (iv) Net Debt, Net Secured Debt, Leverage Ratio, and Secured Leverage Ratio (collectively, our “Non-GAAP Debt Measures”); and (v) certain financial metrics after eliminating the impact of changes in foreign currency exchange rates (collectively, our “Constant Currency Measures”).

We have included these non-GAAP financial measures because we believe that they provide investors additional tools in understanding our financial performance and condition.

Specifically, we believe that:

(1) Cash Site Leasing Revenue and Tower Cash Flow are useful indicators of the performance of our site leasing operations;

(2) Adjusted EBITDA is useful to investors or other interested parties in evaluating our financial performance. Adjusted EBITDA is the primary measure used by management (1) to evaluate the economic productivity of our operations and (2) for purposes of making decisions about allocating resources to, and assessing the performance of, our operations. Management believes that Adjusted EBITDA helps investors or other interested parties meaningfully evaluate and compare the results of our operations (1) from period to period and (2) to our competitors, by excluding the impact of our capital structure (primarily interest charges from our outstanding debt) and asset base (primarily depreciation, amortization and accretion) from our financial results. Management also believes Adjusted EBITDA is frequently used by investors or other interested parties in the evaluation of REITs. In addition, Adjusted EBITDA is similar to the measure of current financial performance generally used in our debt covenant calculations. Adjusted EBITDA should be considered only as a supplement to net income computed in accordance with GAAP as a measure of our performance;

(3) FFO, AFFO and AFFO per share, which are metrics used by our public company peers in the communication site industry, provide investors useful indicators of the financial performance of our business and permit investors an additional tool to evaluate the performance of our business against those of our two principal competitors. FFO, AFFO, and AFFO per share are also used to address questions we receive from analysts and investors who routinely assess our operating performance on the basis of these performance measures, which are considered industry standards. We believe that FFO helps investors or other interested parties meaningfully evaluate financial performance by excluding the impact of our asset base (primarily depreciation, amortization and accretion and asset impairment and decommission costs). We believe that AFFO and AFFO per share help investors or other interested parties meaningfully evaluate our financial performance as they include (1) the impact of our capital structure (primarily interest expense on our outstanding debt) and (2) sustaining capital expenditures and exclude the impact of (1) our asset base (primarily depreciation, amortization and accretion and asset impairment and decommission costs) and (2) certain non-cash items, including straight-lined revenues and expenses related to fixed escalations and rent free periods and the non-cash portion of our reported tax provision. GAAP requires rental revenues and expenses related to leases that contain specified rental increases over the life of the lease to be recognized evenly over the life of the lease. In accordance with GAAP, if payment terms call for fixed escalations, or rent free periods, the revenue or expense is recognized on a straight-lined basis over the fixed, non-cancelable term of the contract. We only use AFFO as a performance measure. AFFO should be considered only as a supplement to net income computed in accordance with GAAP as a measure of our performance and should not be considered as an alternative to cash flows from operations or as residual cash flow available for discretionary investment. We believe our definition of FFO is consistent with how that term is defined by the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (“NAREIT”) and that our definition and use of AFFO and AFFO per share is consistent with those reported by the other communication site companies;

(4) Our Non-GAAP Debt Measures provide investors a more complete understanding of our net debt and leverage position as they include the full principal amount of our debt which will be due at maturity and, to the extent that such measures are calculated on Net Debt are net of our cash and cash equivalents, short-term restricted cash, and short-term investments; and

(5) Our Constant Currency Measures provide management and investors the ability to evaluate the performance of the business without the impact of foreign currency exchange rate fluctuations.

In addition, Tower Cash Flow, Adjusted EBITDA, and our Non-GAAP Debt Measures are components of the calculations used by our lenders to determine compliance with certain covenants under our Senior Credit Agreement and indentures relating to our 2020 Senior Notes and 2021 Senior Notes. These non-GAAP financial measures are not intended to be an alternative to any of the financial measures provided in our results of operations or our balance sheet as determined in accordance with GAAP.

Financial Metrics after Eliminating the Impact of Changes In Foreign Currency Exchange Rates

We eliminate the impact of changes in foreign currency exchange rates for each of the financial metrics listed in the table below by dividing the current period’s financial results by the average monthly exchange rates of the prior year period, and by eliminating the impact of the remeasurement of our intercompany loans. The table below provides the reconciliation of the reported growth rate year-over-year of each of such measures to the growth rate after eliminating the impact of changes in foreign currency exchange rates to such measure.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fourth quarter

 

 

 

 

 

 

2021 year

 

Foreign

 

Growth excluding

 

 

over year

 

currency

 

foreign

 

 

growth rate

 

impact

 

currency impact

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total site leasing revenue

 

9.4%

 

(0.4%)

 

9.8%

Total cash site leasing revenue

 

7.5%

 

(0.4%)

 

7.9%

Int'l cash site leasing revenue

 

7.2%

 

(2.1%)

 

9.3%

Total site leasing segment operating profit

 

10.8%

 

(0.3%)

 

11.1%

Int'l site leasing segment operating profit

 

5.3%

 

(1.9%)

 

7.2%

Total site leasing tower cash flow

 

7.9%

 

(0.4%)

 

8.3%

Int'l site leasing tower cash flow

 

5.0%

 

(2.0%)

 

7.0%

Net income

 

(53.8%)

 

(80.0%)

 

26.2%

Earnings per share - diluted

 

(53.2%)

 

(80.9%)

 

27.7%

Adjusted EBITDA

 

7.5%

 

(0.3%)

 

7.8%

AFFO

 

11.0%

 

(0.4%)

 

11.4%

AFFO per share

 

12.9%

 

(0.4%)

 

13.3%

Cash Site Leasing Revenue, Tower Cash Flow, and Tower Cash Flow Margin

The table below sets forth the reconciliation of Cash Site Leasing Revenue and Tower Cash Flow to their most comparable GAAP measurement and Tower Cash Flow Margin, which is calculated by dividing Tower Cash Flow by Cash Site Leasing Revenue.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Domestic Site Leasing

 

Int'l Site Leasing

 

Total Site Leasing

 

 

For the three months

 

For the three months

 

For the three months

 

 

ended December 31,

 

ended December 31,

 

ended December 31,

 

 

2021

 

2020

 

2021

 

2020

 

2021

 

2020

 

 

(in thousands)

Site leasing revenue

 

$

432,205

 

 

$

392,987

 

 

$

107,191

 

 

$

99,960

 

 

$

539,396

 

 

$

492,947

 

Non-cash straight-line leasing revenue

 

 

(10,525

)

 

 

(1,046

)

 

 

895

 

 

 

894

 

 

 

(9,630

)

 

 

(152

)

Cash site leasing revenue

 

 

421,680

 

 

 

391,941

 

 

 

108,086

 

 

 

100,854

 

 

 

529,766

 

 

 

492,795

 

Site leasing cost of revenues (excluding depreciation, accretion, and amortization)

 

 

(64,285

)

 

 

(64,448

)

 

 

(32,723

)

 

 

(29,211

)

 

 

(97,008

)

 

 

(93,659

)

Non-cash straight-line ground lease expense

 

 

1,023

 

 

 

2,593

 

 

 

360

 

 

 

460

 

 

 

1,383

 

 

 

3,053

 

Tower Cash Flow

 

$

358,418

 

 

$

330,086

 

 

$

75,723

 

 

$

72,103

 

 

$

434,141

 

 

$

402,189

 

Tower Cash Flow Margin

 

 

85.0

%

 

 

84.2

%

 

 

70.1

%

 

 

71.5

%

 

 

81.9

%

 

 

81.6

%

Forecasted Tower Cash Flow for Full Year 2022

The table below sets forth the reconciliation of forecasted Tower Cash Flow set forth in the Outlook section to its most comparable GAAP measurement for the full year 2022:

 

 

Full Year 2022

 

 

(in millions)

Site leasing revenue

 

$

2,235.0

 

to

$

2,255.0

 

Non-cash straight-line leasing revenue

 

 

(31.5

)

to

 

(26.5

)

Cash site leasing revenue

 

 

2,203.5

 

to

 

2,228.5

 

Site leasing cost of revenues (excluding depreciation, accretion, and amortization)

 

 

(424.5

)

to

 

(434.5

)

Non-cash straight-line ground lease expense

 

 

 

to

 

5.0

 

Tower Cash Flow

 

$

1,779.0

 

to

$

1,799.0

 

Adjusted EBITDA, Annualized Adjusted EBITDA, and Adjusted EBITDA Margin

The table below sets forth the reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA to its most comparable GAAP measurement.

 

 

For the three months

 

 

ended December 31,

 

 

2021

 

2020

 

 

(in thousands)

Net income

 

$

48,902

 

 

$

106,185

 

Non-cash straight-line leasing revenue

 

 

(9,630

)

 

 

(152

)

Non-cash straight-line ground lease expense

 

 

1,383

 

 

 

3,053

 

Non-cash compensation

 

 

25,227

 

 

 

16,975

 

Loss from extinguishment of debt, net

 

 

25,829

 

 

 

 

Other expense (income), net

 

 

24,892

 

 

 

(77,986

)

Acquisition and new business initiatives related adjustments and expenses

 

 

10,095

 

 

 

4,024

 

Asset impairment and decommission costs

 

 

14,484

 

 

 

10,994

 

Interest income

 

 

(1,324

)

 

 

(641

)

Total interest expense (1)

 

 

99,631

 

 

 

103,195

 

Depreciation, accretion, and amortization

 

 

169,895

 

 

 

180,383

 

(Benefit) provision for taxes (2)

 

 

(331

)

 

 

34,566

 

Adjusted EBITDA

 

$

409,053

 

 

$

380,596

 

Annualized Adjusted EBITDA (3)

 

$

1,636,212

 

 

$

1,522,384

 

(1)

Total interest expense includes interest expense, non-cash interest expense, and amortization of deferred financing fees.

(2)

For the three months ended December 31, 2021 and 2020, these amounts included $223 and $219, respectively, of franchise and gross receipts taxes reflected in the Statements of Operations in selling, general and administrative expenses.

(3)

Annualized Adjusted EBITDA is calculated as Adjusted EBITDA for the most recent quarter multiplied by four.

The calculation of Adjusted EBITDA Margin is as follows:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For the three months

 

 

ended December 31,

 

 

2021

 

2020

 

 

(in thousands)

Total revenues

 

$

595,262

 

 

$

535,905

 

Non-cash straight-line leasing revenue

 

 

(9,630

)

 

 

(152

)

Total revenues minus non-cash straight-line leasing revenue

 

$

585,632

 

 

$

535,753

 

Adjusted EBITDA

 

$

409,053

 

 

$

380,596

 

Adjusted EBITDA Margin

 

 

69.8

%

 

 

71.0

%

Forecasted Adjusted EBITDA for Full Year 2022

The table below sets forth the reconciliation of the forecasted Adjusted EBITDA set forth in the Outlook section to its most comparable GAAP measurement for the full year 2022:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Full Year 2022

 

 

(in millions)

Net income

 

$

445.5

 

to

$

490.5

 

Non-cash straight-line leasing revenue

 

 

(31.5

)

to

 

(26.5

)

Non-cash straight-line ground lease expense

 

 

 

to

 

5.0

 

Non-cash compensation

 

 

83.0

 

to

 

78.0

 

Other expense, net

 

 

31.5

 

to

 

31.5

 

Acquisition and new business initiatives related adjustments and expenses

 

 

24.0

 

to

 

19.0

 

Asset impairment and decommission costs

 

 

28.5

 

to

 

23.5

 

Interest income

 

 

(10.5

)

to

 

(7.5

)

Total interest expense (1)

 

 

401.0

 

to

 

393.0

 

Depreciation, accretion, and amortization

 

 

671.5

 

to

 

661.5

 

Provision for taxes (2)

 

 

30.0

 

to

 

25.0

 

Adjusted EBITDA

 

$

1,673.0

 

to

$

1,693.0

 

(1)

Total interest expense includes interest expense, non-cash interest expense, and amortization of deferred financing fees.

(2)

Includes projections for franchise taxes and gross receipts taxes, which will be reflected in the Statement of Operations in Selling, general, and administrative expenses.

Funds from Operations (“FFO”), Adjusted Funds from Operations (“AFFO”), and AFFO per share

The table below sets forth the reconciliations of FFO and AFFO to their most comparable GAAP measurement.

 

 

For the three months

 

 

ended December 31,

(in thousands, except per share amounts)

 

2021

 

2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income

 

$

48,902

 

 

$

106,185

 

Real estate related depreciation, amortization, and accretion

 

 

168,870

 

 

 

179,394

 

Asset impairment and decommission costs

 

 

14,484

 

 

 

10,994

 

FFO

 

$

232,256

 

 

$

296,573

 

Adjustments to FFO:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-cash straight-line leasing revenue

 

 

(9,630

)

 

 

(152

)

Non-cash straight-line ground lease expense

 

 

1,383

 

 

 

3,053

 

Non-cash compensation

 

 

25,227

 

 

 

16,975

 

Adjustment for non-cash portion of tax (benefit) provision

 

 

(5,799

)

 

 

29,917

 

Non-real estate related depreciation, amortization, and accretion

 

 

1,025

 

 

 

989

 

Amortization of deferred financing costs and debt discounts and non-cash interest expense

 

 

16,550

 

 

 

16,650

 

Loss from extinguishment of debt, net

 

 

25,829

 

 

 

 

Other expense (income), net

 

 

24,892

 

 

 

(77,986

)

Acquisition and new business initiatives related adjustments and expenses

 

 

10,095

 

 

 

4,024

 

Non-discretionary cash capital expenditures

 

 

(11,050

)

 

 

(9,957

)

AFFO

 

$

310,778

 

 

$

280,086

 

Weighted average number of common shares (1)

 

 

110,727

 

 

 

112,538

 

AFFO per share

 

$

2.81

 

 

$

2.49

 

(1)

For purposes of the AFFO per share calculation, the basic weighted average number of common shares has been adjusted to include the dilutive effect of stock options and restricted stock units.

Forecasted AFFO for the Full Year 2022

The table below sets forth the reconciliation of the forecasted AFFO and AFFO per share set forth in the Outlook section to its most comparable GAAP measurement for the full year 2022:

(in millions, except per share amounts)

 

Full Year 2022

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income

 

$

445.5

 

to

$

490.5

 

Real estate related depreciation, amortization, and accretion

 

 

661.0

 

to

 

656.0

 

Asset impairment and decommission costs

 

 

28.5

 

to

 

23.5

 

FFO

 

$

1,135.0

 

to

$

1,170.0

 

Adjustments to FFO:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-cash straight-line leasing revenue

 

 

(31.5

)

to

 

(26.5

)

Non-cash straight-line ground lease expense

 

 

 

to

 

5.0

 

Non-cash compensation

 

 

83.0

 

to

 

78.0

 

Non-real estate related depreciation, amortization, and accretion

 

 

10.5

 

to

 

5.5

 

Amortization of deferred financing costs and debt discounts and non-cash interest expense

 

 

65.5

 

to

 

65.5

 

Other expense, net

 

 

31.5

 

to

 

31.5

 

Acquisition and new business initiatives related adjustments and expenses

 

 

24.0

 

to

 

19.0

 

Non-discretionary cash capital expenditures

 

 

(55.0

)

to

 

(45.0

)

AFFO

 

$

1,263.0

 

to

$

1,303.0

 

Weighted average number of common shares (1)

 

 

110.0

 

to

 

110.0

 

AFFO per share

 

$

11.48

 

to

$

11.85

 

(1)

For purposes of the AFFO per share calculation, the basic weighted average number of common shares has been adjusted to include the dilutive effect of stock options and restricted stock units.

Net Debt, Net Secured Debt, Leverage Ratio, and Secured Leverage Ratio

Net Debt is calculated using the notional principal amount of outstanding debt. 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.

The Net Debt and Leverage calculations are as follows:

 

 

December 31,

 

 

2021

 

 

(in thousands)

2014-2C Tower Securities

 

$

620,000

 

2018-1C Tower Securities

 

 

640,000

 

2019-1C Tower Securities

 

 

1,165,000

 

2020-1C Tower Securities

 

 

750,000

 

2020-2C Tower Securities

 

 

600,000

 

2021-1C Tower Securities

 

 

1,165,000

 

2021-2C Tower Securities

 

 

895,000

 

2021-3C Tower Securities

 

 

895,000

 

Revolving Credit Facility

 

 

350,000

 

2018 Term Loan

 

 

2,316,000

 

Total secured debt

 

 

9,396,000

 

2020 Senior Notes

 

 

1,500,000

 

2021 Senior Notes

 

 

1,500,000

 

Total unsecured debt

 

 

3,000,000

 

Total debt

 

$

12,396,000

 

Leverage Ratio

 

 

 

Total debt

 

$

12,396,000

 

Less: Cash and cash equivalents, short-term restricted cash and short-term investments

 

 

(433,617

)

Net debt

 

$

11,962,383

 

Divided by: Annualized Adjusted EBITDA

 

$

1,636,212

 

Leverage Ratio

 

 

7.3x

Secured Leverage Ratio

 

 

 

Total secured debt

 

$

9,396,000

 

Less: Cash and cash equivalents, short-term restricted cash and short-term investments

 

 

(433,617

)

Net Secured Debt

 

$

8,962,383

 

Divided by: Annualized Adjusted EBITDA

 

$

1,636,212

 

Secured Leverage Ratio

 

 

5.5x

 

Mark DeRussy, CFA
Capital Markets
561-226-9531

Lynne Hopkins
Media Relations
561-226-9431

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