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CoreSite Reports Strong Third-Quarter Results with Funds from Operations Increasing 17% Year over Year

DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- CoreSite Realty Corporation (NYSE:COR), a leading provider of network-dense, cloud-enabled data center solutions, today announced financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2013.

Quarterly Highlights

  • Reported third-quarter funds from operations (“FFO”) of $0.47 per diluted share and unit, representing a 17.5% increase year-over-year
  • Reported third-quarter operating revenue of $60.6 million, representing a 12.8% increase year-over-year
  • Executed new and expansion data center leases representing $4.0 million of annualized GAAP rent at a rate of $170 of annualized GAAP rent per square foot
  • Realized rent growth on signed renewals of 6.6% on a cash basis and 10.7% on a GAAP basis and rental churn of 2.7%
  • Commenced 37,243 net rentable square feet of new and expansion leases with annualized GAAP rent of $180 per square foot

Tom Ray, CoreSite’s Chief Executive Officer, commented, “Our third-quarter results reflect continued execution and focus upon our business plan. We executed 106 new and expansion leases in the quarter including agreements with 21 new customers, 67% of which were in our network and cloud verticals, and we executed a record 44 leases signed with customers deploying in more than one location.” Mr. Ray continued, “Our development activities are progressing and we look forward to delivering our build-to-suit at SV5 as well as our first computer room at NY2 toward the end of the fourth quarter. Furthermore, we expect our additional development project at LA2 to deliver in the first quarter of 2014 and our VA2 project in Northern Virginia to deliver at the end of the second quarter in 2014. We remain focused upon and optimistic regarding executing upon our strategy of differentiating CoreSite as a leading provider of performance-sensitive colocation products and services, enhanced by a premium customer experience.”

Financial Results

CoreSite reported FFO attributable to shares and units of $21.9 million for the three months ended September 30, 2013, a 17.3% increase year-over-year and an increase of 3.6% quarter-over-quarter. On a per diluted share and unit basis, FFO increased 17.5% to $0.47 for the three months ended September 30, 2013, as compared to $0.40 per diluted share and unit for the three months ended September 30, 2012. Total operating revenue for the three months ended September 30, 2013, was $60.6 million, a 12.8% increase year over year. Revenue growth in the third quarter was diluted by 1.1% due to our customer at SV3 decreasing their metered power draw as they continue to transition certain applications out of that facility. CoreSite reported net income attributable to common shares of $2.9 million, or $0.14 per diluted share.

Sales Activity

CoreSite executed 106 new and expansion data center leases representing $4.0 million of annualized GAAP rent during the third quarter, comprised of 23,294 NRSF at a weighted average GAAP rate of $170 per NRSF.

CoreSite’s renewal leases signed in the third quarter totaled $4.6 million in annualized GAAP rent, comprised of 29,567 NRSF at a weighted average GAAP rate of $155 per NRSF, reflecting a 6.6% increase in rent on a cash basis and a 10.7% increase on a GAAP basis. The third-quarter rental churn rate was 2.7%.

CoreSite’s third-quarter data center lease commencements totaled 37,243 NRSF at a weighted average GAAP rental rate of $180 per NRSF, which represents $6.7 million of annualized GAAP rent.

Development Activity

CoreSite had 249,961 NRSF of data center space under construction at four key locations as of September 30, 2013. The projects under construction include new data centers at SV5 (San Francisco Bay Area), VA2 (Northern Virginia), NY2 (New York market) and additional inventory at LA2 (Los Angeles). As of September 30, 2013, CoreSite had incurred $111.5 million of the estimated $199.6 million required to complete these projects.

Balance Sheet and Liquidity

As of September 30, 2013, CoreSite had $166.6 million of total long-term debt equal to 1.5x annualized adjusted EBITDA and $281.6 million of long-term debt and preferred stock equal to 2.6x annualized adjusted EBITDA.

At quarter end, CoreSite had $289.3 million of total liquidity, consisting primarily of available capacity under its credit facility.

Dividend

On August 30, 2013, CoreSite announced a dividend of $0.27 per share of common stock and common stock equivalents for the third quarter of 2013. The dividend was paid on October 15, 2013, to shareholders of record on September 30, 2013.

CoreSite also announced on August 30, 2013, a dividend of $0.4531 per share of Series A preferred stock for the period July 15, 2013, to October 14, 2013. The preferred dividend was paid on October 15, 2013, to shareholders of record on September 30, 2013.

2013 Guidance

CoreSite is tightening its FFO per share and OP unit guidance and now expects FFO per share in the range of $1.80 to $1.84, compared to the previous range of $1.76 to $1.84.

This outlook is predicated on current economic conditions, internal assumptions about CoreSite’s customer base, and the supply and demand dynamics of the markets in which CoreSite operates. The guidance does not include the impact of any future financing, investment or disposition activities.

Upcoming Conferences and Events

CoreSite will participate in NAREIT’s REITWorld conference from November 13 through November 14 at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis in San Francisco, CA.

Conference Call Details

CoreSite will host a conference call on October 31, 2013, at 12:00 p.m., Eastern time (10:00 a.m., Mountain time), to discuss its financial results, current business trends and market conditions.

The call can be accessed live over the phone by dialing 877-407-3982 for domestic callers or 201-493-6780 for international callers. A replay will be available shortly after the call and can be accessed by dialing 877-870-5176 for domestic callers or 858-384-5517 for international callers. The passcode for the replay is 10000326. The replay will be available until November 7, 2013.

Interested parties may also listen to a simultaneous webcast of the conference call by logging on to CoreSite’s website at www.CoreSite.com and clicking on the “Investors” tab. The on-line replay will be available for a limited time beginning immediately following the call.

About CoreSite

CoreSite Realty Corporation (NYSE:COR) propels customer growth and long-term competitive advantage by connecting Internet, private networking, mobility, and cloud communities within and across its fourteen high-performance data center campuses and through the CoreSite Mesh. More than 750 of the world's leading carriers and mobile operators, content and cloud providers, media and entertainment companies, and global enterprises choose CoreSite to run their performance-sensitive applications and to connect and do business with each other. With direct access to more than 275 carriers and ISPs, North America inter-site connectivity and the nation's first Open Cloud Exchange that provides access to the "most lit" buildings and cloud "on-ramps," CoreSite provides easy, efficient and valuable gateways to global business opportunities. For more information, visit www.CoreSite.com.

Forward Looking Statements

This earnings release and accompanying supplemental information may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws. Forward-looking statements relate to expectations, beliefs, projections, future plans and strategies, anticipated events or trends and similar expressions concerning matters that are not historical facts. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by the use of forward-looking terminology such as “believes,” “expects,” “may,” “will,” “should,” “seeks,” “approximately,” “intends,” “plans,” “pro forma,” “estimates” or “anticipates” or the negative of these words and phrases or similar words or phrases that are predictions of or indicate future events or trends and that do not relate solely to historical matters. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, assumptions and contingencies, many of which are beyond CoreSite’s control, that may cause actual results to differ significantly from those expressed in any forward-looking statement. These risks include, without limitation: the geographic concentration of the company’s data centers in certain markets and any adverse developments in local economic conditions or the demand for data center space in these markets; fluctuations in interest rates and increased operating costs; difficulties in identifying properties to acquire and completing acquisitions; significant industry competition; the company’s failure to obtain necessary outside financing; the company’s failure to qualify or maintain its status as a REIT; financial market fluctuations; changes in real estate and zoning laws and increases in real property tax rates; and other factors affecting the real estate industry generally. All forward-looking statements reflect the company’s good faith beliefs, assumptions and expectations, but they are not guarantees of future performance. Furthermore, the company disclaims any obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement to reflect changes in underlying assumptions or factors, of new information, data or methods, future events or other changes. For a further discussion of these and other factors that could cause the company’s future results to differ materially from any forward-looking statements, see the section entitled “Risk Factors” in the company’s most recent annual report on Form 10-K, and other risks described in documents subsequently filed by the company from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

           
 
Consolidated Balance Sheet
(in thousands)
 

September 30,

2013

December 31,

2012

Assets:
Investments in real estate:
Land $ 76,227 $ 85,868
Building and building improvements 668,580 596,405
Leasehold improvements   92,996     85,907  
837,803 768,180
Less: Accumulated depreciation and amortization   (142,133 )   (105,433 )
Net investment in operating properties 695,670 662,747
Construction in progress   157,200     61,328  
Net investments in real estate   852,870     724,075  
Cash and cash equivalents 702 8,130
Accounts and other receivables, net 11,095 9,901
Lease intangibles, net 12,460 19,453
Goodwill 41,191 41,191
Other assets   47,583     42,582  
 
Total assets $ 965,901   $ 845,332  
 
Liabilities and equity:
Liabilities
Revolving credit facility $ 108,000 $ -
Mortgage loans payable 58,625 59,750
Accounts payable and accrued expenses 75,248 50,624
Deferred rent payable 9,579 4,329
Acquired below-market lease contracts, net 7,050 8,539
Prepaid rent and other liabilities   11,697     11,317  
Total liabilities   270,199     134,559  
 
Stockholders' equity
Series A cumulative preferred stock 115,000 115,000
Common stock, par value $0.01 208 207
Additional paid-in capital 265,483 259,009
Distributions in excess of net income   (45,953 )   (35,987 )
Total stockholders' equity 334,738 338,229
Noncontrolling interests   360,964     372,544  
Total equity   695,702     710,773  
 
Total liabilities and equity $ 965,901   $ 845,332  
                 
 
Consolidated Statement of Operations
(in thousands, except share and per share data)
 
Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended

September 30,

2013

June 30,

2013

September 30,

2012

September 30,

2013

September 30,

2012

Operating revenues:
Rental revenue $ 35,283 $ 34,205 $ 31,603 $ 102,590 $ 91,837
Power revenue 15,979 14,486 14,230 43,994 39,543
Interconnection revenue 7,441 7,053 6,177 21,066 15,268
Tenant reimbursement and other   1,932     1,923     1,752     5,743     5,034  
Total operating revenues 60,635 57,667 53,762 173,393 151,682
Operating expenses:
Property operating and maintenance 17,368 15,118 16,360 47,013 46,029
Real estate taxes and insurance 2,226 2,304 2,158 6,750 6,304
Depreciation and amortization 16,424 16,261 16,583 48,634 47,991
Sales and marketing 3,206 3,936 2,231 10,931 6,941
General and administrative 7,045 6,177 6,389 20,225 18,777
Rent 5,082 4,756 4,689 14,631 13,957
Transaction costs   25     249     293     279     576  
Total operating expenses   51,376     48,801     48,703     148,463     140,575  
Operating income 9,259 8,866 5,059 24,930 11,107
Interest income 14 2 5 18 12
Interest expense   (708 )   (783 )   (1,595 )   (1,930 )   (3,922 )
Income before income taxes 8,565 8,085 3,469 23,018 7,197
Income tax expense   (56 )   (206 )   (522 )   (435 )   (1,059 )
Net income 8,509 7,879 2,947 22,583 6,138
Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests   3,524     3,176     1,627     8,962     3,389  
Net income attributable to CoreSite Realty Corporation 4,985 4,703 1,320 13,621 2,749
Preferred dividends   (2,084 )   (2,085 )   -     (6,253 )   -  
Net income attributable to common shares $ 2,901   $ 2,618   $ 1,320   $ 7,368   $ 2,749  
Net income per share attributable to common shares:
Basic $ 0.14 $ 0.13 $ 0.06 $ 0.35 $ 0.13
Diluted $ 0.14   $ 0.12   $ 0.06   $ 0.34   $ 0.13  
Weighted average common shares outstanding:
Basic 20,871,504 20,829,375 20,554,893 20,793,596 20,514,713
Diluted 21,479,971 21,445,875 21,027,635 21,465,710 20,890,894
 
 
Reconciliations of Net Income to FFO
(in thousands, except per share data)
             
Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended

September 30,

2013

June 30,

2013

September 30,

2012

September 30,

2013

September 30,

2012

Net income $ 8,509 $ 7,879 $ 2,947 $ 22,583 $ 6,138
Real estate depreciation and amortization   15,443   15,309   15,689     45,894   46,133
FFO $ 23,952 $ 23,188 $ 18,636 $ 68,477 $ 52,271
Preferred stock dividends     (2,084)   (2,085)   -     (6,253)   -
FFO available to common shareholders and OP unit holders     $ 21,868   $ 21,103   $ 18,636     $ 62,224   $ 52,271  
Weighted average common shares outstanding - diluted 21,479,971 21,445,875 21,027,635 21,465,710 20,890,894
Weighted average OP units outstanding - diluted 25,353,942 25,353,709 25,346,805 25,353,787 25,345,998
Total weighted average shares and units outstanding - diluted 46,833,913 46,799,584 46,374,440 46,819,497 46,236,892
FFO per common share and OP unit - diluted $ 0.47 $ 0.45 $ 0.40 $ 1.33 $ 1.13
 

Funds From Operations “FFO” is a supplemental measure of our performance which should be considered along with, but not as an alternative to, net income and cash provided by operating activities as a measure of operating performance and liquidity. We calculate FFO in accordance with the standards established by the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (“NAREIT”). FFO represents net income (loss) (computed in accordance with GAAP), excluding gains (or losses) from sales of property and impairment write-downs of depreciable real estate, plus real estate related depreciation and amortization (excluding amortization of deferred financing costs) and after adjustments for unconsolidated partnerships and joint ventures. FFO attributable to common shares and units represents FFO less preferred stock dividends declared during the period.

Our management uses FFO as a supplemental performance measure because, in excluding real estate related depreciation and amortization and gains and losses from property dispositions, it provides a performance measure that, when compared year over year, captures trends in occupancy rates, rental rates and operating costs.

We offer this measure because we recognize that FFO will be used by investors as a basis to compare our operating performance with that of other REITs. However, because FFO excludes depreciation and amortization and captures neither the changes in the value of our properties that result from use or market conditions, nor the level of capital expenditures and capitalized leasing commissions necessary to maintain the operating performance of our properties, all of which have real economic effect and could materially impact our financial condition and results from operations, the utility of FFO as a measure of our performance is limited. FFO is a non-GAAP measure and should not be considered a measure of liquidity, an alternative to net income, cash provided by operating activities or any other performance measure determined in accordance with GAAP, nor is it indicative of funds available to fund our cash needs, including our ability to pay dividends or make distributions. In addition, our calculations of FFO are not necessarily comparable to FFO as calculated by other REITs that do not use the same definition or implementation guidelines or interpret the standards differently from us. Investors in our securities should not rely on these measures as a substitute for any GAAP measure, including net income.

 
 
Reconciliations of Net Income to EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA
(in thousands)              
Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended

September 30,

2013

June 30,

2013

September 30,

2012

September 30,

2013

September 30,

2012

Net income $ 8,509 $ 7,879 $ 2,947 $ 22,583 $ 6,138
Adjustments:
Interest expense, net of interest income 694 781 1,590 1,912 3,910
Income taxes 56 206 522 435 1,059
Depreciation and amortization       16,424     16,261     16,583       48,634     47,991
EBITDA $ 25,683 $ 25,127 $ 21,642 $ 73,564 $ 59,098
Non-cash compensation 1,759 1,683 1,556 5,337 4,083
Transaction costs / litigation       25     399     293       529     2,026
Adjusted EBITDA     $ 27,467   $ 27,209   $ 23,491     $ 79,430   $ 65,207
 

EBITDA is defined as earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization. We calculate adjusted EBITDA by adding our non-cash compensation expense, transaction costs and litigation expense to EBITDA as well as adjusting for the impact of gains or losses on early extinguishment of debt. Management uses EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA as indicators of our ability to incur and service debt. In addition, we consider EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA to be appropriate supplemental measures of our performance because they eliminate depreciation and interest, which permits investors to view income from operations without the impact of non-cash depreciation or the cost of debt. However, because EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA are calculated before recurring cash charges including interest expense and taxes, and are not adjusted for capital expenditures or other recurring cash requirements of our business, their utilization as a cash flow measurement is limited.

CoreSite Investor Relations Contact
Greer Aviv | CoreSite Investor Relations Director
+1 303.405.1012 | +1 303.222.7276
Greer.Aviv@CoreSite.com

Source: CoreSite Realty Corporation

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