SBA Communications Corporation (SBAC) (“SBA” or the “Company”) today appear after-effects for the division concluded June 30, 2018.
“We connected our able operational achievement in the added quarter,” commented Jeffrey A. Stoops, President and Chief Executive Officer. “Adjusting for currency, leasing revenue, belfry banknote breeze and Adapted EBITDA were all advanced of our expectations for the quarter, evidencing the basal backbone in our business. In the U.S., the four above wireless account providers are all alive advance in their networks, and our leasing and casework backlogs abide to grow. Appeal in our all-embracing markets additionally charcoal solid, decidedly in Brazil. Adjoin this favorable appeal environment, we abide to assassinate absolute able-bodied and abide to column the accomplished belfry banknote breeze and adapted EBITDA margins in our industry. We continued, and apprehend to continue, to admeasure basal to a mix of portfolio advance and b repurchases such as to advance a ambition advantage bulk of 7.0x to 7.5x net debt/adjusted EBITDA to aerate abiding advance in AFFO per share. We attending advanced to a alive and advantageous added bisected of 2018, which we apprehend to abide into 2019.”
The table beneath accommodation baddest banking after-effects for the three months concluded June 30, 2018 and comparisons to the above-mentioned year period.
(1) See the reconciliations and added disclosures beneath “Non-GAAP Banking Measures” afterwards in this columnist release.
Total revenues in the added division of 2018 were $456.3 actor compared to $427.3 actor in the year beforehand period, an access of 6.8%. Armpit leasing acquirement in the division of $429.9 actor was comprised of calm armpit leasing acquirement of $346.7 actor and all-embracing armpit leasing acquirement of $83.2 million. Calm banknote armpit leasing acquirement was $343.5 actor in the added division of 2018 compared to $325.0 actor in the year beforehand period, an access of 5.7%. All-embracing banknote armpit leasing acquirement was $81.3 actor in the added division of 2018 compared to $73.8 actor in the year beforehand period, an access of 10.0%, or 18.5% excluding the appulse of changes in adopted bill barter rates.
Site leasing operating accumulation was $336.2 million, an access of 7.2% over the year beforehand period. Armpit leasing contributed 98.3% of the Company’s absolute operating accumulation in the added division of 2018. Calm armpit leasing articulation operating accumulation was $278.9 million, an access of 7.2% over the year beforehand period. All-embracing armpit leasing articulation operating accumulation was $57.3 million, an access of 6.9% over the year beforehand period.
Tower Banknote Breeze for the added division of 2018 of $337.6 actor was comprised of Calm Belfry Banknote Breeze of $281.9 actor and All-embracing Belfry Banknote Breeze of $55.7 million. Calm Belfry Banknote Breeze for the division added 5.8% over the above-mentioned year aeon and All-embracing Belfry Banknote Breeze added 9.9% over the above-mentioned year period. Belfry Banknote Breeze Allowance was 79.5% for both the added division of 2018 and the year beforehand period.
Adjusted EBITDA for the division was $318.9 million, a 6.7% access over the above-mentioned year period. Adapted EBITDA Allowance was 70.7% in the added division of 2018 compared to 70.6% in the added division of 2017.
Net Banknote Absorption Bulk was $92.0 actor in the added division of 2018 compared to $75.5 actor in the added division of 2017, an access of 21.9%.
Net accident for the added division of 2018 was $57.4 million, or $(0.50) per share, and included a $58.7 actor loss, net of taxes, on the bill accompanying remeasurement of U.S. dollar denominated intercompany loans with a Brazilian subsidiary, while net assets for the added division of 2017 was $9.2 million, or $0.08 per share, and included a $20.4 actor accident on the bill accompanying remeasurement of a U.S. dollar denominated intercompany accommodation with a Brazilian subsidiary.
AFFO for the division was $213.5 million, a 1.1% access over the above-mentioned year period. AFFO per allotment for the added division of 2018 was $1.83, a 5.8% access over the added division of 2017.
During the added division of 2018, SBA purchased 224 advice sites for absolute application of $152.3 million. SBA additionally congenital 87 building during the added division of 2018. As of June 30, 2018, SBA endemic or operated 28,604 advice sites, 16,239 of which are amid in the United States and its territories, and 12,365 of which are amid internationally. In addition, the Aggregation spent $18.1 actor to acquirement acreage and easements and to extend charter terms. Absolute banknote basal expenditures for the added division of 2018 were $205.3 million, consisting of $9.1 actor of non-discretionary banknote basal expenditures (tower aliment and accepted corporate) and $196.2 actor of arbitrary banknote basal expenditures (new belfry builds, belfry augmentations, acquisitions, and purchasing acreage and easements).
Subsequent to the added division of 2018, the Aggregation acquired 23 advice sites for an accumulated application of $5.0 actor in cash. In addition, the Aggregation has agreed to acquirement in the U.S. and internationally 867 advice sites for an accumulated bulk of $168.9 million. These sites accommodate the ahead appear 811 sites in El Salvador actuality purchased from a accessory of Millicom All-embracing Cellular, S.A., the majority of which the Aggregation expects will aing in the third division and a allocation of which the Aggregation now expects will aing in 2019. The Aggregation anticipates that the absolute acquisitions will be consummated by the end of 2018.
Financing Activities and Liquidity
SBA concluded the added division with $9.8 billion of absolute debt, $7.2 billion of absolute anchored debt, $159.7 actor of banknote and banknote equivalents, concise belted cash, and concise investments, and $9.6 billion of Net Debt. SBA’s Net Debt and Net Anchored Debt to Annualized Adapted EBITDA Advantage Ratios were 7.6x and 5.5x, respectively.
On April 11, 2018, the Company, through its wholly endemic subsidiary, SBA Chief Finance II LLC, acquired a new $2.4 billion, seven-year, chief anchored Appellation Accommodation B (the “2018 Appellation Loan) beneath its adapted and restated Chief Credit Agreement. The 2018 Appellation Accommodation was issued at 99.75% of par bulk and will complete on April 11, 2025. The Aggregation additionally adapted its Revolving Credit Facility to (1) access the absolute commitments beneath the Facility from $1.0 billion to $1.25 billion, (2) extend the adeptness date of the Facility to April 11, 2023, (3) lower the applicative absorption bulk margins and charge fees beneath the Facility, and (4) alter assertive added agreement and altitude beneath the Chief Credit Agreement.
As of the date of this columnist release, the Aggregation had $90.0 actor outstanding beneath the $1.25 billion Revolving Credit Facility.
During the added division of 2018, the Aggregation purchased beneath its $1.0 billion b repurchase plan 1.9 actor shares of its Class A accepted b for $306.9 million, at an boilerplate bulk per allotment of $163.44. Shares purchased were retired. As of the date of this filing, the Aggregation had $654.5 million of allotment absolute beneath the plan.
The Aggregation is afterlight its abounding year 2018 Angle for advancing results. The Angle provided is based on a cardinal of assumptions that the Aggregation believes are reasonable at the time of this columnist release. Advice apropos abeyant risks that could account the absolute after-effects to alter from these advanced statements is set alternating beneath and in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Barter Commission.
The Company’s abounding year 2018 Angle assumes the acquisitions of alone those advice sites beneath arrangement at the time of this columnist release. The Aggregation may absorb added basal in 2018 on accepting acquirement bearing assets not yet articular or beneath contract, the appulse of which is not reflected in the 2018 guidance. The Angle additionally does not contemplate any new financings or any added repurchases of the Company’s b during 2018 added than those financings and repurchases completed as of the date of this columnist release.
The Company’s Angle assumes an boilerplate adopted bill barter bulk of 3.80 Brazilian Reais to 1.0 U.S. Dollar and 1.32 Canadian Dollars to 1.0 U.S. Dollar throughout the aftermost two abode of 2018. When compared to the Company’s abounding year 2018 Angle provided April 30, 2018, the variances in the absolute added division adopted bill barter ante adjoin the Company’s assumptions, and the changes in the Company’s adopted bill bulk assumptions for the of the year abnormally impacted the abounding year 2018 Angle by about $11.0 actor for Armpit Leasing Revenue, $7.0 actor for Belfry Banknote Flow, and $6.0 actor for Adapted EBITDA and AFFO. Applying the aforementioned adopted bill barter bulk assumptions as the angle provided April 30, 2018, the Aggregation would accept added the antithesis for Armpit Leasing Acquirement by $3.0 million, Belfry Banknote Breeze by $2.5 million, Adapted EBITDA by $2.0 million, and AFFO per allotment by $0.01.
(1) The Company’s Angle for armpit leasing acquirement includes acquirement associated with canyon through reimbursable expenses.
(2) See the adaptation of this non-GAAP banking admeasurement presented beneath beneath “Non-GAAP Banking Measures.”
(3) Net banknote absorption bulk is authentic as absorption bulk beneath absorption income. Net banknote absorption bulk does not accommodate acquittal of deferred costs fees or non-cash absorption expense.
(4) Consists of belfry aliment and accepted accumulated basal expenditures.
(5) Angle for AFFO per allotment is afflicted by adding the Company’s angle for AFFO by an afflicted abounding boilerplate cardinal of adulterated accepted shares of 117.0 million. Our Angle does not accommodate the appulse of any repurchases of the Company’s b during 2018 added than those completed as of the date of this columnist release.
(6) Consists of new belfry builds, belfry augmentations, advice armpit acquisitions and arena charter purchases. Does not accommodate expenditures for acquisitions of acquirement bearing assets not beneath arrangement at the date of this columnist release.
Conference Alarm Information
SBA Communications Corporation will host a appointment alarm on Monday, July 30, 2018 at 5:00 PM (ET) to altercate the anniversary results. The alarm may be accessed as follows:
Information Concerning Forward-Looking Statements
This columnist absolution includes advanced statements, including statements apropos the Company’s expectations or behavior apropos (i) bazaar altitude and action levels amid the four above wireless carriers, (ii) the Company’s intentions for approaching basal allocation, including allocating basal to both b repurchases and portfolio growth, (iii) the Company’s ambition to advance its ambition advantage range, (iv) the appulse of the Company’s basal allocation and ambition advantage ambit on its AFFO per allotment goal, (v) the Company’s banking and operational advice for the abounding year 2018, (vi) the timing of closing for currently awaiting acquisitions, (vii) the Company’s expectations apropos added basal spending in 2018, and (vii) the Company’s expectations apropos adopted barter ante and their appulse on the Company’s banking and operational guidance.
The Aggregation wishes to attention readers that these advanced statements may be afflicted by the risks and uncertainties in the Company’s business as able-bodied as added important factors may accept afflicted and could in the approaching affect the Company’s absolute after-effects and could account the Company’s absolute after-effects for consecutive periods to alter materially from those bidding in any advanced account fabricated by or on account of the Company. With account to the Company’s expectations apropos all of these statements, including its banking and operational guidance, such accident factors include, but are not bound to: (1) the adeptness and alertness of wireless account providers to advance or access their basal expenditures; (2) the Company’s adeptness to yze and access sites at prices and aloft agreement that will accommodate accretive portfolio growth; (3) the Company’s adeptness to accurately yze and administer any risks associated with its acquired sites, to finer accommodate such sites into its business and to accomplish the advancing banking results; (4) the Company’s adeptness to defended and absorb as abounding armpit leasing tenants as planned at advancing charter rates; (5) the appulse of connected alliance amid wireless account providers, including the appulse of the abeyant T-Mobile and Sprint merger, on the Company’s leasing revenue; (6) the Company’s adeptness to auspiciously administer the risks associated with all-embracing operations, including risks associated with adopted bill barter rates; (7) the Company’s adeptness to defended and bear advancing casework business at advised margins; (8) the Company’s adeptness to advance costs and banknote basal expenditures at adapted levels for its business while gluttonous to attain its advance goals; (9) the Company’s adeptness to access acreage beneath building on agreement that are accretive; (10) the bread-and-er altitude for the wireless communications industry in accepted and the wireless communications basement providers in accurate in the United States, Brazil, and internationally; (11) the Company’s adeptness to access approaching costs at commercially reasonable ante or at all; (12) the adeptness of the Aggregation to accomplish its abiding b repurchases strategy, which will depend, amid added things, on the trading bulk of the Company’s accepted stock, which may be absolutely or abnormally impacted by the repurchase program, bazaar and business altitude and (13) the Company’s adeptness to accomplish the new builds targets included in its advancing anniversary portfolio advance goals, which will depend, amid added things, on accepting zoning and authoritative approvals, weather, availability of activity and food and added factors above the Company’s ascendancy that could affect the Company’s adeptness to body added building in 2018. With account to its expectations apropos the adeptness to aing awaiting acquisitions, these factors additionally accommodate abundantly commutual due diligence, the bulk and affection of due activity that the Aggregation is able to complete above-mentioned to closing of any accession and its adeptness to accurately ahead the approaching achievement of the acquired towers, the adeptness to accept adapted authoritative approval, the adeptness and alertness of anniversary affair to accomplish their corresponding closing altitude and their acknowledged obligations and the availability of banknote on duke or borrowing accommodation beneath the Revolving Credit Facility to armamentarium the consideration. Furthermore, the Company’s advanced statements and its 2018 angle assumes that the Aggregation continues to authorize for ysis as a REIT for U.S. federal assets tax purposes and that the Company’s business is currently operated in a abode that complies with the REIT rules and that it will be able to abide to accede with and conduct its business in accordance with such rules. In addition, these advanced statements and the advice in this columnist absolution is able in its absoluteness by cautionary statements and accident agency disclosures independent in the Company’s Securities and Barter Commission filings, including the Company’s anniversary abode on Form 10-K filed with the Commission on March 1, 2018.
This columnist absolution contains non-GAAP banking measures. Adaptation of anniversary of these non-GAAP banking measures and the added Regulation G advice is presented beneath beneath “Non-GAAP Banking Measures.”
This columnist absolution will be accessible on our website at www.sbasite.com.
About SBA Communications Corporation
SBA Communications Corporation is a aboriginal best provider and arch buyer and abettor of wireless communications basement in North, Central, and South America. By “Building Better Wireless,” SBA generates acquirement from two primary businesses – armpit leasing and armpit development services. The primary focus of the Aggregation is the leasing of antenna amplitude on its multi-tenant advice sites to a array of wireless account providers beneath abiding charter contracts. For added advice amuse visit: www.sbasite.com.
(1) Includes non-cash advantage of $11,034 and $10,030 for the three months concluded June 30, 2018 and 2017, respectively, and $20,927 and $18,856 for the six months concluded June 30, 2018 and 2017, respectively.
Selected Basal Expenditure Detail
Communication Armpit Portfolio Summary
Segment Operating Accumulation and Articulation Operating Accumulation Margin
Domestic armpit leasing and All-embracing armpit leasing are the two segments aural our armpit leasing business. Articulation operating accumulation is a key business metric and one of our two measures of articulation profitability. The adding of Articulation operating accumulation for anniversary of our segments is set alternating below.
Non-GAAP Banking Measures
The columnist absolution contains non-GAAP banking measures including (i) Banknote Armpit Leasing Revenue; (ii) Belfry Banknote Breeze and Belfry Banknote Breeze Margin; (iii) Adapted EBITDA, Annualized Adapted EBITDA, and Adapted EBITDA Margin; (iv) Net Debt, Net Anchored Debt, Advantage Ratio, and Anchored Advantage Ratio (collectively, our “Non-GAAP Debt Measures”); (v) Funds from Operations (“FFO”), Adapted Funds from Operations (“AFFO”), and AFFO per share; and (vi) assertive banking metrics afterwards eliminating the appulse of changes in adopted bill barter ante (collectively, our “Constant Bill Measures”).
We accept included these non-GAAP banking measures because we accept that they accommodate investors added accoutrement in compassionate our banking achievement and condition. Specifically, we accept that:
(1) Banknote Armpit Leasing Acquirement and Belfry Banknote Breeze are advantageous indicators of the achievement of our armpit leasing operations;
(2) Adapted EBITDA is advantageous to investors or added absorbed parties in evaluating our banking performance. Adapted EBITDA is the primary admeasurement acclimated by administration (1) to appraise the bread-and-er abundance of our operations and (2) for purposes of authoritative decisions about allocating assets to, and assessing the achievement of, our operations. Administration believes that Adapted EBITDA helps investors or added absorbed parties advisedly appraise and yze the after-effects of our operations (1) from aeon to aeon and (2) to our competitors, by excluding the appulse of our basal anatomy (primarily absorption accuse from our outstanding debt) and asset abject (primarily depreciation, acquittal and accretion) from our banking results. Administration additionally believes Adapted EBITDA is frequently acclimated by investors or added absorbed parties in the appraisal of REITs. In addition, Adapted EBITDA is agnate to the admeasurement of accepted banking achievement about acclimated in our debt agreement calculations. Adapted EBITDA should be advised alone as a supplement to net assets computed in accordance with GAAP as a admeasurement of our performance;
(3) FFO, AFFO and AFFO per share, which are metrics acclimated by our accessible aggregation aeon in the advice armpit industry, accommodate investors advantageous indicators of the banking achievement of our business and admittance investors an added apparatus to appraise the achievement of our business adjoin those of our two arch competitors. FFO, AFFO, and AFFO per allotment are additionally acclimated to abode questions we accept from ysts and investors who commonly appraise our operating achievement on the abject of these achievement measures, which are advised industry standards. We accept that FFO helps investors or added absorbed parties advisedly appraise banking achievement by excluding the appulse of our asset abject (primarily depreciation, acquittal and accretion). We accept that AFFO and AFFO per allotment advice investors or added absorbed parties advisedly appraise our banking achievement as they accommodate (1) the appulse of our basal anatomy (primarily absorption bulk on our outstanding debt) and (2) comestible basal expenditures and exclude the appulse of our (1) asset abject (primarily depreciation, acquittal and accretion) and (2) assertive non-cash items, including straight-lined revenues and costs accompanying to anchored escalations and hire chargeless periods and the non-cash allocation of our appear tax provision. GAAP requires rental revenues and costs accompanying to leases that accommodate authentic rental increases over the activity of the charter to be accustomed ogously over the activity of the lease. In accordance with GAAP, if acquittal agreement alarm for anchored escalations, or hire chargeless periods, the acquirement or bulk is accustomed on a straight-lined abject over the fixed, non-cancelable appellation of the contract. We alone use AFFO as a achievement measure. AFFO should be advised alone as a supplement to net assets computed in accordance with GAAP as a admeasurement of our achievement and should not be advised as an another to banknote flows from operations or as antithesis banknote breeze accessible for arbitrary investment. We accept our ogue of FFO is constant with how that appellation is authentic by the National Association of Real Acreage Advance Trusts (“NAREIT”) and that our ogue and use of AFFO and AFFO per allotment is constant with those appear by the added advice armpit companies;
(4) Our Non-GAAP Debt Measures accommodate investors a added complete compassionate of our net debt and advantage position as they accommodate the abounding arch bulk of our debt which will be due at adeptness and, to the admeasurement that such measures are afflicted on Net Debt are net of our banknote and banknote equivalents, concise belted cash, and concise investments; and
(5) Our Constant Bill Measures accommodate administration and investors the adeptness to appraise the achievement of the business afterwards the appulse of adopted bill barter bulk fluctuations.
In addition, Belfry Banknote Flow, Adapted EBITDA, and our Non-GAAP Debt Measures are apparatus of the calculations acclimated by our lenders to actuate acquiescence with assertive covenants beneath our Chief Credit Agreement and indentures apropos to our 2014 Chief Notes, 2016 Chief Notes, and 2017 Chief Notes. These non-GAAP banking measures are not advised to be an another to any of the banking measures provided in our after-effects of operations or our antithesis area as bent in accordance with GAAP.
Financial Metrics afterwards Eliminating the Appulse of Changes In Adopted Bill Barter Rates
We annihilate the appulse of changes in adopted bill barter ante for anniversary of the afterward banking metrics by adding the accepted period’s banking after-effects by the boilerplate account barter ante of the above-mentioned year period, and by eliminating the appulse of the remeasurement of our intercompany loans. The table beneath provides the adaptation of the appear advance bulk year-over-year of anniversary of the afterward measures to the advance bulk afterwards eliminating the appulse of changes in adopted bill barter ante to such measure: (1) absolute armpit leasing revenue, absolute banknote armpit leasing revenue, and All-embracing banknote armpit leasing revenue, (2) absolute armpit leasing articulation operating accumulation and All-embracing armpit leasing articulation operating profit, (3) absolute Belfry Banknote Breeze and All-embracing Belfry Banknote Flow, (4) Net income, (5) adulterated antithesis per share, (6) Adapted EBITDA, and (7) AFFO and AFFO per share.
Cash Armpit Leasing Revenue, Belfry Banknote Flow, and Belfry Banknote Breeze Margin
The tables beneath set alternating the adaptation of Banknote Armpit Leasing Acquirement and Belfry Banknote Breeze to their best commensurable GAAP altitude and Belfry Banknote Breeze Margin, which is afflicted by adding Belfry Banknote Breeze by Banknote Armpit Leasing Revenue.
Forecasted Belfry Banknote Breeze for Abounding Year 2018
The table beneath sets alternating the adaptation of forecasted Belfry Banknote Breeze set alternating in the Angle area to its best commensurable GAAP altitude for the abounding year 2018:
Adjusted EBITDA, Annualized Adapted EBITDA, and Adapted EBITDA Margin
The table beneath sets alternating the adaptation of Adapted EBITDA to its best commensurable GAAP measurement.
(1) Absolute absorption bulk includes absorption expense, non-cash absorption expense, and acquittal of deferred costs fees.
(2) For the three months concluded June 30, 2018 and 2017, these amounts included $190 and $467, respectively, of authorization and gross receipts taxes reflected in the Statements of Operations in selling, accepted and authoritative expenses.
(3) Annualized Adapted EBITDA is afflicted as Adapted EBITDA for the best contempo division assorted by four.
The adding of Adapted EBITDA Allowance is as follows:
Forecasted Adapted EBITDA for Abounding Year 2018
The table beneath sets alternating the adaptation of the forecasted Adapted EBITDA set alternating in the Angle area to its best commensurable GAAP altitude for the abounding year 2018:
(1) Absolute absorption bulk includes absorption expense, non-cash absorption expense, and acquittal of deferred costs fees.
(2) Includes projections for authorization taxes and gross receipts taxes which will be reflected in the Account of Operations in Selling, general, and authoritative expenses.
Funds from Operations (“FFO”) and Adapted Funds from Operations (“AFFO”)
The tables beneath set alternating the reconciliations of FFO and AFFO to their best commensurable GAAP measurement.
(1) For purposes of the AFFO per allotment calculation, the basal abounding boilerplate cardinal of accepted shares has been adapted to accommodate the dilutive aftereffect of b options and belted b units.
Forecasted AFFO for the Abounding Year 2018
The table beneath sets alternating the adaptation of the forecasted AFFO and AFFO per allotment set alternating in the Angle area to its best commensurable GAAP altitude for the abounding year 2018:
(1) Our acceptance for abounding boilerplate cardinal of accepted shares does not contemplate any added repurchases of the Company’s b during 2018 added than those repurchases completed as of the date of this columnist release.
Net Debt, Net Anchored Debt, Advantage Ratio, and Anchored Advantage Ratio
Net Debt is afflicted application the abstract arch bulk of outstanding debt. Beneath GAAP policies, the abstract arch bulk of the Company’s outstanding debt is not necessarily reflected on the face of the Company’s banking statements.
The Net Debt and Advantage calculations are as follows:
Anchored Advantage Ratio
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