|Textainer Group Holdings Limited Reports Third-Quarter 2012 Results and Increases Quarterly Dividend|
$1 Billion of Capex Year to Date Sets New Record
"We achieved record quarterly results as measured by a number of performance metrics," commented
"Equally as impressive, we set another record with more than
Key Financial Information (in thousands except for per share and TEU amounts):
"Adjusted net income" and "adjusted EBITDA" are Non-GAAP Measures that are reconciled to GAAP measures in footnote 1. "Adjusted net income" is defined as net income attributable to
Textainer's adjusted net income benefited from higher revenue from an increase in the size of the owned container fleet, offset by an increase in interest expense due to an increase in debt required to fund the expansion of our owned fleet and increased depreciation expense due to our record level of capex and higher new container prices, which have averaged almost
During the quarter,
"Even if trade growth were to moderate in 2013, we believe we will continue to have solid fleet growth and performance because of shipping lines' increased reliance on container lessors," commented Mr. Brewer. "Container lessors are projected to provide more than 65% of all new container demand this year and could meet or exceed 70% next year. We expect utilization levels to remain high, given that 81% of our fleet is subject to long-term and financing leases, increased sales of older containers, relatively low levels of container production and limited new shipping line investment in containers. These factors, coupled with our continued investments in purchase leasebacks and acquisitions of our managed fleet, position us to continue to grow our market share, provide consistent financial results and maintain our market leading position."
"We have seen some compression of returns from new container investments over the course of the year. While we remain pleased with the performance of these investments, we are also excited about our managed fleet acquisitions. Such purchases are immediately accretive to earnings as the containers are on-lease from their purchase date and these older containers generally have less depreciation expense than new containers."
"We again achieved an excellent annualized return on equity of 24% in the third quarter, compared to an average of 23% annually since our IPO. We also increased our dividend by 5% from the second quarter, resulting in a 50% payout ratio. This is our eleventh consecutive quarterly dividend increase, continues our record of either stable or increasing dividends every quarter and is a 19% increase compared to the dividend paid in the fourth quarter of 2011," added Mr. Brewer. "We believe our focus on total shareholder return is the best way to maximize shareholder value."
Important Cautionary Information Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of U.S. securities laws. Forward-looking statements include statements that are not statements of historical facts and include, without limitation, statements regarding: (i) Textainer's belief that owning containers benefits its shareholders as it earns significantly more on owned containers than managed containers; (ii) Textainer's belief that additional liquidity from its year-to-date financings in the debt and equity markets puts it in a strong position to continue purchasing both new and used containers to meet the needs of shipping lines and address their increased performance; (iii) Textainer's belief that, even if trade growth were to moderate in 2013,
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Non-GAAP Measures are not financial measures calculated in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP") and should not be considered as an alternative to net income, income from operations or any other performance measures derived in accordance with GAAP or as an alternative to cash flows from operating activities as a measure of our liquidity. Non-GAAP Measures are presented solely as supplemental disclosures. Management believes that adjusted EBITDA may be a useful performance measure that is widely used within our industry and adjusted net income may be a useful performance measure because
Management also believes that adjusted net income and adjusted net income per diluted common share are useful in evaluating our operating performance because unrealized (gains) losses on interest rate swaps and caps, net and gain on sale of containers to NCI are both noncash items and unrealized (gains) losses on interest rate swaps and caps, net is a non-operating item. We believe Non-GAAP Measures provide useful information on our earnings from ongoing operations. We believe that adjusted EBITDA provides useful information on our ability to service our long-term debt and other fixed obligations and on our ability to fund our expected growth with internally generated funds. Non-GAAP Measures have limitations as analytical tools, and you should not consider either of them in isolation, or as a substitute for analysis of our operating results or cash flows as reported under GAAP. Some of these limitations are:
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