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SeaCube Container Leasing Ltd. Reports Third Quarter 2012 Results

  SeaCube Container Leasing Ltd. Reports Third Quarter 2012 Results  Third Quarter 2012 and Year-to-Date Highlights    *For the third quarter, adjusted net income increased 15% year-over-year to     $12.8million, or $0.63 per diluted common share. Third quarter net income     increased 30% year-over-year to $11.4million.   *Declared a dividend of $0.30 per share, an increase of 3.4% from the prior     quarter.   *Total revenue increased 9% year-over-year to $49.5 million for the third     quarter.   *Average utilization was 97.9% for the third quarter.   *Committed to purchase approximately $318.8million in equipment for     delivery through January 2013; 85% has been committed to long-term leases.  Business Wire  PARK RIDGE, N.J. -- November 05, 2012  SeaCube Container Leasing Ltd (SeaCube) (NYSE: BOX), one of the world’s largest lessors of intermodal freight containers, today reported results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2012.  Adjusted net income^(1) was $12.8million for the third quarter of 2012 compared to $11.1million in the third quarter of 2011, an increase of 15%. For the third quarter of 2012, adjusted net income per diluted common share was $0.63. The Company focuses on adjusted net income because it excludes the impact of non-cash interest expense and non-recurring items that are unrelated to the operating performance of the business.  Total revenue was $49.5 million for the third quarter of 2012 compared to $45.2million for the third quarter of 2011, an increase of 9%. Utilization continued to be strong with average third quarter utilization of 97.9%. Adjusted EBITDA^(1) was $74.2million for the third quarter of 2012 compared to $61.6million in the third quarter of 2011.  The Company reported net income of $11.4million for the third quarter of 2012 compared to $8.8million for the third quarter of 2011. Net income per diluted common share was $0.56 for the third quarter of 2012 compared to $0.44 for the third quarter of 2011.  Joseph Kwok, Chief Executive Officer of SeaCube, commented, “During the third quarter, SeaCube once again generated strong revenue, earnings, and cash flow. We also continued to grow our container fleet in manner that meets our investment criteria. Year to date, we have committed to purchase approximately $318.8 million in containers, of which 85% are already committed to long-term lease. We expect our investments in 2012 to continue to positively impact results.”  Mr. Kwok concluded, “The Board’s decision to increase the dividend for the seventh time since going public highlights SeaCube’s strong and stable cash flows. SeaCube has now increased its dividend 50% since the IPO in October 2010 for a cumulative payout of $2.25 per share. With significant capital available to invest, we will continue to pursue attractive opportunities to further grow revenues, earnings and cash flow in an effort to provide good returns for SeaCube shareholders.”  Adjusted net income^(1) was $38.6million for the nine months ended September 30, 2012 compared to $30.8million for the nine months ended September 30, 2011, an increase of 26%. For the nine months ended September 30, 2012, adjusted net income per diluted common share was $1.91.  Total revenue was $148.0 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2012 compared to $122.8million for the nine months ended September 30, 2011, an increase of 20%. Adjusted EBITDA^(1) was $215.7million for the nine months ended September 30, 2012 compared to $175.2million for the nine months ended September 30, 2011.  The Company reported net income of $34.6million for the nine months ended September 30, 2012 compared to $27.2million for the nine months ended September 30, 2011. Net income per diluted common share was $1.71 for the nine months ended September 30, 2012 compared to $1.35 for the nine months ended September 30, 2011.  Dividend  On November5, 2012, the Company’s Board of Directors approved and declared a $0.30 per share cash dividend on its issued and outstanding common shares, payable on December14, 2012 to shareholders of record at the close of business on December7, 2012.  Investors' Conference Call  In connection with this earnings release, management will host an earnings conference call and webcast on Tuesday, November6, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern time. The live conference call may be accessed by dialing 1-866-347-8894 (from within the U.S.) or 1-706-643-5328 (from outside of the U.S.) ten minutes prior to the scheduled start of the call; please reference "SeaCube Third Quarter Earnings Call." A simultaneous webcast of the conference call with an accompanying slide presentation will be available to the public at www.seacubecontainers.com. A telephonic replay of the conference call will also be available until 11:59p.m. on Friday, November16, 2012 by dialing 1-855-859-2056 (from within the U.S.) or 1-404-537-3406 (from outside of the U.S.); please reference access code "43448253."  About SeaCube Container Leasing Ltd.  SeaCube Container Leasing Ltd. is one of the world’s largest container leasing companies based on total assets. Containers are the primary means by which products are shipped internationally because they facilitate the secure and efficient movement of goods via multiple transportation modes, including ships, rail and trucks. The principal activities of our business include the acquisition, leasing, re-leasing and subsequent sale of refrigerated and dry containers and generator sets. We lease our containers primarily under long-term contracts to a diverse group of the world’s leading shipping lines. For more information regarding SeaCube Container Leasing Ltd. please visit www.seacubecontainers.com.  Safe Harbor  Certain items in this press release and other information we provide from time to time, may constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 including, but not necessarily limited to, statements relating to future events and financial performance. You can identify these forward-looking statements by the use of forward-looking words such as ‘‘outlook,’’ ‘‘believes,’’ ‘‘expects,’’ ‘‘potential,’’ ‘‘continues,’’ ‘‘may,’’ ‘‘will,’’ ‘‘should,’’ ‘‘could,’’ ‘‘seeks,’’ ‘‘approximately,’’ ‘‘predicts,’’ ‘‘intends,’’ ‘‘plans,’’ ‘‘estimates,’’ ‘‘anticipates,’’ ‘‘target,’’ ‘‘projects,’’ ‘‘contemplates’’ or the negative version of those words or other comparable words. Any forward-looking statements contained in this press release are based upon our historical performance and on our current plans, estimates and expectations in light of information currently available to us. Such forward-looking statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties and assumptions relating to our operations, financial results, financial condition, business, prospects, growth strategy and liquidity. For a discussion of such risks and uncertainties, see “Risk Factors” included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011. Furthermore, SeaCube is under no obligation to update or alter any of the forward-looking statements contained in this press release as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, unless required by law.  ^(1) Adjusted net income, adjusted net income per diluted common share, and adjusted EBITDA are non-GAAP measurements. The Company’s definition and calculations are outlined in the attached schedules.  SeaCube Container Leasing Ltd.  Consolidated Balance Sheets (Amounts in thousands, except share data) (unaudited)                                                                                                     September 30, 2012   December 31, 2011 Assets Cash and cash equivalents               $   18,085           $   15,006 Restricted cash                             34,614               29,649 Accounts receivable, net of allowance       40,832               41,570 of $1,506 and $3,290, respectively Net investment in direct finance leases     652,606              639,248 Leasing equipment, net of accumulated depreciation of $166,319 and                847,783              748,945 $171,993, respectively Goodwill                                    22,483               22,483 Shareholder note                            8,691                8,498 Other assets                               23,652             19,903      Total assets                            $   1,648,746       $   1,525,302   Liabilities and shareholders’ equity                                                               Liabilities: Equipment purchases payable             $   54,871           $   26,305 Accrued expenses and other liabilities      31,576               37,097 Fair value of derivative instruments        31,156               38,750 Deferred income                             1,984                2,044 Deferred income taxes                       913                  1,532 Debt: Due within one year                         181,411              161,171 Due after one year                         1,100,555          1,039,274   Total debt                                 1,281,966          1,200,445   Total liabilities                          1,402,466          1,306,173   Commitments and contingencies Shareholders’ equity: Preferred shares, $0.01 par value,          —                    — 100,000,000 shares authorized Common shares, $0.01 par value, 400,000,000 shares authorized; 20,288,359 shares issued and                202                  201 outstanding at September 30, 2012; 20,163,359 shares issued and outstanding at December 31, 2011 Additional paid in capital                  220,199              218,879 Retained earnings                           50,650               32,916 Accumulated other comprehensive income     (24,771     )       (32,867    ) (loss) Total shareholders’ equity                 246,280            219,129     Total liabilities and shareholders’     $   1,648,746       $   1,525,302   equity  SeaCube Container Leasing Ltd.  Consolidated Statements of Operations (Amounts in thousands, except per share amounts) (unaudited)                                                                                            Three months ended    Nine months ended                                    September 30,         September 30,                                    2012      2011       2012       2011 Revenues: Equipment leasing revenue          $ 30,754   $ 28,726   $ 90,707    $ 75,444 Finance revenue                      16,213     13,945     49,102      40,281 Other revenue                       2,531     2,558     8,147      7,089 Total revenues                      49,498    45,229    147,956    122,814 Expenses: Direct operating expenses            1,306      2,092      4,134       4,341 Selling, general and                 5,949      5,996      18,158      17,641 administrative expenses Depreciation expenses                13,328     12,242     39,485      33,159 Provision for doubtful accounts      224        180        894         220 Impairment of leasing equipment      536        539        1,946       904 held for sale Interest expense, including non-cash interest of $1,420,         17,763     15,424     51,370      39,283 $2,320, $4,031 and $3,559, respectively Interest income                      (71)       (68)       (209)       (211) Other expenses (income), net        (949)     6         (2,268)    438 Total expenses                      38,086    36,411    113,510    95,775                                                                       Income before provision for income   11,412     8,818      34,446      27,039 taxes Provision (benefit) for income      —         35        (127)      (142) taxes Net income                         $ 11,412   $ 8,783    $ 34,573    $ 27,181 Net income per common share Basic                              $ 0.56     $ 0.44     $ 1.71      $ 1.35 Diluted                            $ 0.56     $ 0.44     $ 1.71      $ 1.35 Dividend per common share          $ 0.29     $ 0.24     $ 0.83      $ 0.68  Non-GAAP Financial Measure  Adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (“adjusted EBITDA”) is a measure of financial and operating performance that is not defined by U.S.GAAP and should not be considered a substitute for net income, income from operations or cash flow from operations, as determined in accordance with U.S.GAAP.  We define adjusted EBITDA as income (loss) from continuing operations before income taxes, interest expenses including loss on retirement of debt, depreciation and amortization, fair value adjustments on derivative instruments, loss on terminations and modification of derivative instruments, gain on sale of assets, and write-offs of goodwill plus principal collections on direct finance lease receivables. We use adjusted EBITDA in a number of ways to assess our consolidated financial and operating performance, and we believe this measure is helpful to management, the board of directors and investors in identifying trends in our performance. We use adjusted EBITDA as a measure of our consolidated operating performance exclusive of income and expenses that relate to the financing, income taxes, and capitalization of the business. Also, adjusted EBITDA assists us in comparing our operating performance on a consistent basis as it removes the impact of our capital structure (primarily interest charges on our outstanding debt) and asset base (primarily depreciation and amortization) from our operating results. In addition, adjusted EBITDA helps management identify controllable expenses and make decisions designed to help us meet our current financial goals and optimize our financial performance. Accordingly, we believe this metric measures our financial performance based on operational factors that management can impact in the short-term, namely the cost structure and expenses of the organization. Lastly, adjusted EBITDA is the basis for calculating selected financial ratios as required in the debt covenants of one of our credit facilities and one of our management agreements.  The following table shows the reconciliation of net income, the most directly comparable U.S.GAAP measure to adjusted EBITDA:  SeaCube Container Leasing Ltd.  Non-GAAP Reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA  (Amounts in thousands)  (unaudited)                                                                  Three months ended         Nine months ended September 30,                     September 30,                     2012         2011         2012             2011 Net income          $  11,412     $  8,783     $  34,573         $  27,181 Provision (benefit) for          —             35           (127     )        (142     ) income taxes Depreciation           13,328        12,242       39,485            33,159 expenses Interest expense, net of interest        17,692        15,356       51,161            39,072 income Collections on net investment in                                                 direct financing leases, net of        31,740       25,173      90,601          75,936    interest earned Adjusted EBITDA     $  74,172     $  61,589    $  215,693       $  175,206    In addition, the Company has presented adjusted net income and adjusted net income per diluted common share as a measure of financial and operating performance. Adjusted net income is a measure that is not defined by U.S.GAAP and should not be considered a substitute for net income, income from operations or cash flow from operations, as determined in accordance with U.S.GAAP. Adjusted net income is a measure of our operating and financial performance used by management to focus on consolidated financial and operating performance exclusive of income and expenses that relate to non-routine or significant non-cash items of the business.  We define adjusted net income (loss) as net income before non-cash interest expense related to amortization of deferred financing fees, terminations and modifications of derivative instruments, losses on retirement of debt, fair value adjustments on derivative instruments, loss on swap terminations, and write-offs of goodwill. We use adjusted net income to assess our consolidated financial and operating performance, and we believe this non-GAAP measure is helpful to management and investors in identifying trends in our performance. This measure helps management make decisions which are expected to facilitate meeting current financial goals as well as achieve optimal financial performance. Adjusted net income provides us with a measure of financial performance of the business based on operational factors including the profitability of assets on an economic basis net of operating expenses and the capital costs of the business on a consistent basis as it removes the impact of certain non-routine and non-cash items from our operating results. Adjusted net income is a key metric used by senior management and our board of directors to review the consolidated financial performance of the business. Adjusted net income is a non-GAAP measure, and, as such, a reconciliation of adjusted net income to net income is provided below.  SeaCube Container Leasing Ltd.  Non-GAAP Reconciliation of Adjusted Net Income  (Amounts in thousands, except share and per share data)  (unaudited)                                                              Three Months Ended September 30,   Nine Months Ended September                                                  30,               2012             2011             2012            2011 Net income    $  11,412         $  8,783         $  34,573        $ 27,181 Non-cash interest        1,420            2,328           4,046          3,579 expense, net of tax Adjusted      $  12,832         $  11,111        $  38,619        $ 30,760 net income                                                                    Adjusted net income per diluted   $  0.63           $  0.55          $  1.91          $ 1.53 common share                                                                    Common shares used in computing adjusted        20,288,359       20,163,359      20,263,724     20,135,811 net income per diluted common share  Contact:  SeaCube Container Leasing Ltd Investor: David Doorley, 201-391-0800  
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