Public Storage Reports Results for the Quarter Ended March 31, 2013 Business Wire GLENDALE, Calif. -- May 09, 2013 Public Storage (NYSE:PSA) announced today operating results for the quarter ended March 31, 2013. Operating Results for the Three Months Ended March 31, 2013 For the three months ended March 31, 2013, net income allocable to our common shareholders was $161.9 million or $0.94 per diluted common share, compared to $125.3 million or $0.73 per diluted common share for the same period in 2012, representing an increase of $36.6 million or $0.21 per diluted common share. This increase is due primarily to (i) a $30.3 million increase in self-storage net operating income and (ii) a $27.1 million increase from reduced allocations of net income to preferred shareholders due to the application of EITF D-42 to our, and our equity share of PS Business Parks, Inc.’s (“PSB”), redemptions of preferred securities, partially offset by (iii) a $24.9 million reduction from foreign currency exchange gains and losses incurred primarily in translating the value of our Euro-denominated loan receivable from Shurgard Europe into U.S. Dollars. Our self-storage net operating income increased $30.3 million in the three months ended March 31, 2013 as compared to the same period in 2012, including $24.2 million for our Same Store Facilities and $6.1 million for our non-Same Store Facilities. Revenues for the Same Store Facilities increased 5.4% or $21.1 million in the quarter ended March 31, 2013 as compared to the same period in 2012, due to higher realized annual rent per occupied square foot and higher average occupancy. Cost of operations for the Same Store Facilities decreased by 2.3% or $3.1 million in the quarter ended March 31, 2013 as compared to the same period in 2012, due primarily to lower repairs and maintenance and advertising and selling costs. The increase in net operating income for the non-Same Store Facilities is due primarily to the impact of the acquisition of 24 self-storage facilities in 2012, combined with improved net operating income on the other properties in this group. Funds from Operations For the three months ended March 31, 2013, funds from operations (“FFO”) was $1.57 per diluted common share, as compared to $1.35 for the same period in 2012, representing an increase of $0.22 per share. FFO is a non-GAAP term defined by the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts, and generally represents net income before depreciation, gains and losses, and impairment charges with respect to real estate assets. In addition to FFO, we often discuss “Core FFO” per share which is also a non-GAAP measure that represents FFO per share, adjusted to exclude the impact of i) foreign currency exchange gains and losses, representing a loss of $12.7 million and a gain of $12.2 million for the three months ended March 31, 2013 and 2012, respectively, and ii) the impact of EITF D-42 charges, including our equity share from PSB, representing a $27.1 million charge for the three months ended March 31, 2012 (none for the same period in 2013), and iii) our $1.4 million equity share of charges incurred by Shurgard Europe in closing a facility during the three months ended March 31, 2013. We believe Core FFO is a helpful measure in understanding our ongoing earnings. We also believe that the analyst community, likewise, reviews our Core FFO and Core FFO per share (or similar measures using different terminology). Core FFO is not a substitute for net income, earnings per share or cash flow from operations. Because other real estate investment trusts ("REITs") may not compute Core FFO in the same manner as we do, may not use the same terminology, or may not present such a measure, Core FFO may not be comparable among REITs. The following table reconciles from FFO per share to Core FFO per share (unaudited): Three Months Ended March 31, 2013 2012 Percentage Change FFO per share $ 1.57 $ 1.35 16.3 % Eliminate the per share impact of items excluded from Core FFO: Foreign currency exchange 0.07 (0.07 ) loss (gain) Application of EITF D-42 - 0.16 Shurgard Europe’s facility 0.01 - closure charge Core FFO per share $ 1.65 $ 1.44 14.6 % Property Operations – Same Store Facilities The Same Store Facilities represent those facilities that have been owned and operated on a stabilized basis since January 1, 2011 and therefore provide meaningful comparisons for 2012 and 2013. The following table summarizes the historical operating results of these 1,949 facilities (122.8 million net rentable square feet) that represent approximately 93% of the aggregate net rentable square feet of our U.S. consolidated self-storage portfolio at March 31, 2013. Selected Operating Data for the Same Store Three Months Ended March 31, Facilities (1,949 facilities) (unaudited): 2013 2012 Percentage Change (Dollar amounts in thousands, except for weighted average data) Revenues: Rental income (a) $ 389,107 $ 368,681 5.5 % Late charges and 20,497 19,818 3.4 % administrative fees Total revenues (b) 409,604 388,499 5.4 % Cost of operations: Property taxes 44,758 43,142 3.7 % On-site property manager 25,716 26,031 (1.2 )% payroll Supervisory payroll (c) 9,106 8,990 1.3 % Repairs and maintenance 7,508 10,387 (27.7 )% Snow removal expenses 3,316 1,848 79.4 % Utilities 9,259 9,447 (2.0 )% Advertising and selling 7,453 10,531 (29.2 )% expense Other direct property costs 12,601 12,254 2.8 % (a) (d) Allocated overhead (e) 11,641 11,781 (1.2 )% Total cost of operations 131,358 134,411 (2.3 )% (b) Net operating income (f) $ 278,246 $ 254,088 9.5 % Gross margin (a) 67.9 % 65.4 % 3.8 % Weighted average for the period: Square foot occupancy (g) 91.9 % 90.3 % 1.8 % Realized annual rental income per: Occupied square foot (a) $ 13.79 $ 13.30 3.7 % (h) Available square foot $ 12.67 $ 12.01 5.5 % (“REVPAF”) (a) (h) Weighted average at March 31: Square foot occupancy 92.4 % 90.8 % 1.8 % Annual contract rent per $ 14.38 $ 13.96 3.0 % occupied square foot (i) In previous presentations, credit card fees were presented as a (a) reduction to rental income; such fees are now classified as cost of operations under “other direct property costs.” Revenues and cost of operations do not include ancillary revenues and (b) expenses generated at the facilities with respect to tenant reinsurance and retail sales. Supervisory payroll expense represents compensation paid to management (c) personnel who directly and indirectly supervise on-site property managers. Other direct property costs include administrative expenses that are solely attributable to the self-storage facilities, such as property (d) insurance, business license costs, bank charges related to processing the properties’ cash receipts, credit card fees, and the cost of operating each property’s rental office including supplies and telephone data communication lines. Allocated overhead represents administrative expenses for shared general corporate functions, which are allocated to self-storage property operations to the extent their efforts are devoted to self-storage (e) operations. Such functions include data processing, human resources, operational accounting and finance, marketing and costs of senior executives (other than the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, whose compensation is allocated to general and administrative expense). (f) See attached reconciliation of Same Store NOI to operating income. (g) Square foot occupancies represent weighted average occupancy levels over the entire period. Realized annual rent per occupied square foot is computed by dividing annualized rental income, before late charges and administrative fees, by the weighted average occupied square feet for the period. Realized annual rent per available square foot (“REVPAF”) is computed by dividing annualized rental income, before late charges and administrative fees, by the total available rentable square feet for the period. These (h) measures exclude late charges and administrative fees in order to provide a better measure of our ongoing level of revenue. Late charges are dependent upon the level of delinquency, and administrative fees are dependent upon the level of move-ins. In addition, the rates charged for late charges and administrative fees can vary independently from rental rates. These measures take into consideration promotional discounts, which reduce rental income. Contract rent represents the applicable contractual monthly rent charged (i) to our tenants, excluding the impact of promotional discounts, late charges, and administrative fees. The following table summarizes selected quarterly financial data with respect to the Same Store Facilities (unaudited): Three Months Ended March 31 June 30 September December 31 Full Year 30 Total revenues (in 000’s): 2013 $ 409,604 2012 $ 388,499 $ 399,725 $ 418,085 $ 410,489 $ 1,616,798 Total cost of operations (in 000’s): 2013 $ 131,358 2012 $ 134,411 $ 125,126 $ 122,987 $ 102,936 $ 485,460 Property taxes (in 000’s): 2013 $ 44,758 2012 $ 43,142 $ 42,051 $ 40,703 $ 26,295 $ 152,191 Repairs and maintenance, including snow removal expenses (in 000’s): 2013 $ 10,824 2012 $ 12,235 $ 10,443 $ 8,500 $ 8,901 $ 40,079 Advertising and selling expenses (in 000’s): 2013 $ 7,453 2012 $ 10,531 $ 10,586 $ 10,216 $ 7,538 $ 38,871 REVPAF: 2013 $ 12.67 2012 $ 12.01 $ 12.37 $ 12.93 $ 12.73 $ 12.51 Weighted average realized annual rent per occupied square foot: 2013 $ 13.79 2012 $ 13.30 $ 13.39 $ 13.90 $ 13.83 $ 13.61 Weighted average occupancy levels: 2013 91.9 % 2012 90.3 % 92.4 % 93.0 % 92.1 % 91.9 % Investing and Capital Activities During the three months ended March 31, 2013, we acquired two self-storage facilities (149,000 net rentable square feet of self-storage space) locatedin Arizona and Georgia for a total of approximately $14 million in cash. We are under contract to acquire a facility (80,000 net rentable square feet of self-storage space) locatedin Arizona for approximately $8 million in cash. On January 16, 2013, we issued our 5.20% Series W Preferred Shares for gross proceeds of $500 million, and on March 13, 2013, we issued our 5.20% Series X Preferred Shares for gross proceeds of $225 million. Distributions Declared On May 9, 2013, our Board of Trustees declared a regular common quarterly dividend of $1.25 per common share. The Board also declared dividends with respect to our various series of preferred shares. All the dividends are payable on June 27, 2013 to shareholders of record as of June 12, 2013. First Quarter Conference Call A conference call is scheduled for May 10, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. (PDT) to discuss the first quarter earnings results. The domestic dial-in number is (866) 406-5408 and the international dial-in number is (973) 582-2770 (conference ID number for either domestic or international is 34505258). A simultaneous audio web cast may be accessed by using the link at www.publicstorage.com under “Company Info, Investor Relations, Upcoming Events.” A replay of the conference call may be accessed through May 24, 2013 by calling (800) 585-8367 (domestic) or (404) 537-3406 (international) or by using the link at www.publicstorage.com under “Company Info, Investor Relations, Webcasts.” All forms of replay utilize conference ID number 34505258. About Public Storage Public Storage, a member of the S&P 500 and FT Global 500, is a REIT that primarily acquires, develops, owns and operates self-storage facilities. The Company’s headquarters are located in Glendale, California. At March 31, 2013, we had interests in 2,080 self-storage facilities located in 38 states with approximately 133 million net rentable square feet in the United States and 188 storage facilities located in seven Western European nations with approximately ten million net rentable square feet operated under the “Shurgard” brand. We also own a 41% common equity interest in PS Business Parks, Inc. (NYSE:PSB) which owned and operated approximately 28.2 million rentable square feet of commercial space, primarily flex, multitenant office and industrial space, at March 31, 2013. Additional information about Public Storage is available on our website, www.publicstorage.com. Forward-Looking Statements All statements in this press release, other than statements of historical fact, are forward-looking statements which may be identified by the use of the words “expects,” “believes,” “anticipates,” “should,” “estimates” and similar expressions. These forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, which may cause our actual results and performance to be materially different from those expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements. Factors and risks that may impact future results and performance are described from time to time in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including in Item 1A, “Risk Factors” in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012, our other Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and current reports on Form 8-K. These risks include, but are not limited to, the following: general risks associated with the ownership and operation of real estate, including changes in demand for our storage facilities, potential liability for environmental contamination, adverse changes in tax, real estate and zoning laws and regulations and the impact of natural disasters; risks associated with downturns in the national and local economies in the markets in which we operate; the impact of competition from new and existing self-storage and commercial facilities and other storage alternatives; difficulties in our ability to successfully evaluate, finance, integrate into our existing operations and manage acquired and developed properties; risks related to our participation in joint ventures; risks associated with international operations including, but not limited to, unfavorable foreign currency rate fluctuations that could adversely affect our earnings and cash flows; the impact of the regulatory environment as well as national, state and local laws and regulations including, without limitation, those governing REITs; risks associated with a possible failure by us to qualify as a REIT under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended; disruptions or shutdowns of our automated processes and systems; changes in federal tax laws related to the taxation of REITs, which could impact our status as a REIT; difficulties in raising capital at a reasonable cost; delays in the development process; and economic uncertainty due to the impact of war or terrorism. We disclaim any obligation to update publicly or otherwise revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, new estimates, or other factors, events or circumstances after the date of this press release, except where expressly required by law. PUBLIC STORAGE SELECTED INCOME STATEMENT DATA (Amounts in thousands, except per share data) (Unaudited) Three Months Ended March 31, 2013 2012 Operating Revenues: Self-storage facilities (a) $ 439,665 $ 410,559 Ancillary operations 31,235 29,276 470,900 439,835 Operating Expenses: Self-storage cost of operations (a) 140,993 142,193 Ancillary cost of operations 9,396 9,518 Depreciation and amortization 91,001 86,824 General and administrative 18,253 16,405 259,643 254,940 Operating income 211,257 184,895 Other income (expense): Interest and other income 5,581 5,655 Interest expense (3,497 ) (5,334 ) Equity in earnings of unconsolidated 11,643 9,115 real estate entities Foreign currency exchange (loss) gain (12,737 ) 12,157 Income from continuing operations 212,247 206,488 Discontinued operations - 234 Net income 212,247 206,722 Allocation to noncontrolling interests (1,024 ) (870 ) Net income allocable to Public Storage 211,223 205,852 shareholders Allocation of net income to: Preferred shareholders - distributions (48,590 ) (55,095 ) Preferred shareholders - redemptions - (24,900 ) Restricted share units (697 ) (514 ) Net income allocable to common $ 161,936 $ 125,343 shareholders Per common share: Net income per common share – Basic $ 0.94 $ 0.74 Net income per common share – Diluted $ 0.94 $ 0.73 Weighted average common shares – Basic 171,446 170,309 Weighted average common shares – Diluted 172,514 171,415 In order to comply with the current year presentation, adjustments have (a) been made to amounts previously reported to reflect credit card fees as a cost of operations rather than a reduction to revenues. PUBLIC STORAGE SELECTED BALANCE SHEET DATA (Amounts in thousands, except share and per share data) March 31, 2013 December 31, 2012 ASSETS (Unaudited) Cash and cash equivalents $ 398,252 $ 17,239 Operating real estate facilities: Land and buildings, at cost 11,053,432 11,033,819 Accumulated depreciation (3,825,115 ) (3,738,130 ) 7,228,317 7,295,689 Construction in process 64,022 36,243 Investment in unconsolidated 717,264 735,323 real estate entities Goodwill and other intangible 207,004 209,374 assets, net Loan receivable from unconsolidated real estate 398,565 410,995 entity Other assets 88,127 88,540 Total assets $ 9,101,551 $ 8,793,403 LIABILITIES AND EQUITY Borrowings on bank credit $ - $ 133,000 facility Notes payable 142,419 335,828 Accrued and other liabilities 205,129 201,711 Total liabilities 347,548 670,539 Equity: Public Storage shareholders’ equity: Cumulative Preferred Shares, $0.01 par value, 100,000,000 shares authorized, 142,500 shares issued (in series) and 3,562,500 2,837,500 outstanding (113,500 at December 31, 2012), at liquidation preference Common Shares, $0.10 par value, 650,000,000 shares authorized, 17,154 17,139 171,534,957 shares issued and outstanding (171,388,286 at December 31, 2012) Paid-in capital 5,498,782 5,519,596 Accumulated deficit (331,984 ) (279,474 ) Accumulated other (20,889 ) (1,005 ) comprehensive loss Total Public Storage 8,725,563 8,093,756 shareholders’ equity Permanent noncontrolling 28,440 29,108 interests Total equity 8,754,003 8,122,864 Total liabilities and equity $ 9,101,551 $ 8,793,403 Shurgard Europe Same Store Selected Operating Data The Shurgard Europe Same Store Pool represents Shurgard Europe’s 163 facilities (8.7 million net rentable square feet) that have been operated on a stabilized basis since January 1, 2011 and therefore provide meaningful comparisons for 2012 and 2013. These 163 facilities represent approximately 86% of the aggregate net rentable square feet of Shurgard Europe’s self-storage portfolio. Our pro-rata share of the operating results for these facilities is included in “equity in earnings of unconsolidated real estate entities” on our income statement. Selected Operating Data for the Shurgard Europe Same Store Pool (163 facilities) Three Months Ended March 31, (unaudited): 2013 2012 Percentage Change (Dollar amounts in thousands, except weighted average data, utilizing constant exchange rates (a)) Rental income, late charges and $ 46,983 $ 47,930 (2.0 )% administrative fees Cost of operations 20,063 20,761 (3.4 )% Net operating income $ 26,920 $ 27,169 (0.9 )% Gross margin 57.3 % 56.7 % 1.1 % Weighted average for the period: Square foot occupancy 80.4 % 83.7 % (3.9 )% (b) Realized annual rent, prior to late charges and administrative fees, per: Occupied square foot $ 26.57 $ 26.03 2.1 % (c) Available square foot $ 21.36 $ 21.78 (1.9 )% (“REVPAF”) (c) Weighted average at March 31: Square foot occupancy 80.0 % 83.7 % (4.4 )% Annual contract rent per occupied square $ 30.07 $ 29.12 3.3 % foot (d) Average Euro to U.S. Dollar exchange rates: (a) Constant exchange rates 1.320 1.320 - used herein Actual historical 1.320 1.310 0.8 % exchange rates In order to isolate changes in the underlying operations from the impact of exchange rates, the amounts in this table are presented on a constant (a) exchange rate basis. The amounts for the three months ended March 31, 2012 have been restated using the actual exchange rates for the three months ended March 31, 2013. (b) Square foot occupancies represent weighted average occupancy levels over the entire period. Realized annual rent per occupied square foot is computed by dividing annualized rental income, before late charges and administrative fees, by the weighted average occupied square feet for the period. Realized annual rent per available square foot (“REVPAF”) is computed by dividing annualized rental income, before late charges and administrative fees, by the total available rentable square feet for the period. These (c) measures exclude late charges and administrative fees in order to provide a better measure of our ongoing level of revenue. Late charges are dependent upon the level of delinquency, and administrative fees are dependent upon the level of move-ins. In addition, the rates charged for late charges and administrative fees can vary independently from rental rates. These measures take into consideration promotional discounts, which reduce rental income. Contract rent represents the applicable contractual monthly rent charged (d) to our tenants, excluding the impact of promotional discounts, late charges, and administrative fees. PUBLIC STORAGE SELECTED FINANCIAL DATA Computation of Funds from Operations and Funds Available for Distribution (Unaudited – amounts in thousands, except per share data) Three Months Ended March 31, 2013 2012 Computation of FFO per Share Net income $ 212,247 $ 206,722 Adjust for amounts not included in FFO: Depreciation and amortization, including amounts in discontinued 91,001 86,938 operations Depreciation from unconsolidated real 18,903 19,741 estate investments FFO allocable to equity holders 322,151 313,401 Less allocation of FFO to: Noncontrolling equity interests (1,631 ) (1,718 ) Preferred shareholders - distributions (48,590 ) (55,095 ) Preferred shareholders - redemptions - (24,900 ) Restricted share unitholders (1,105 ) (923 ) FFO allocable to common shares (a) $ 270,825 $ 230,765 Diluted weighted average common shares 172,514 171,415 outstanding FFO per diluted common share (a) $ 1.57 $ 1.35 Computation of Funds Available for Distribution (“FAD”): FFO allocable to common shares $ 270,825 $ 230,765 Eliminate effect of items included in FFO but not FAD: Non-cash share-based compensation 5,894 5,305 expense Foreign currency exchange loss (gain) 12,737 (12,157 ) Application of EITF D-42 - 27,085 Less: Capital expenditures to maintain (7,818 ) (14,278 ) real estate facilities FAD $ 281,638 $ 236,720 Distributions paid to common $ 214,386 $ 187,407 shareholders Distribution payout ratio 76.1 % 79.2 % Distributions per common share $ 1.25 $ 1.10 FFO is a non-GAAP term defined by the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts, and generally represents net income before depreciation, gains and losses, and impairment charges with respect to real estate assets. We present FFO and FFO per share because we consider FFO to be an important measure of the performance of real estate companies, as do many analysts in evaluating our Company. We believe that FFO is a helpful measure of a REIT’s performance since FFO excludes depreciation, which is included in computing net income and assumes the (a) value of real estate diminishes predictably over time. We believe that real estate values fluctuate due to market conditions and in response to inflation. FFO computations do not consider scheduled principal payments on debt, capital improvements, distributions and other obligations of the Company. FFO and FFO per share are not a substitute for our cash flow or net income per share as a measure of our liquidity or operating performance or our ability to pay dividends. Because other REITs may not compute FFO in the same manner; FFO may not be comparable among REITs. PUBLIC STORAGE SELECTED FINANCIAL DATA Reconciliation of Same Store Data and Self-Storage Net Operating Income to Operating Income (Unaudited – amounts in thousands) Three Months Ended March 31, 2013 2012 Revenues for: Same Store Facilities $ 409,604 $ 388,499 Non Same Store Facilities (a) 30,061 22,060 Self-storage revenues 439,665 410,559 Self-storage cost of operations for: Same Store Facilities 131,358 134,411 Non Same Store Facilities (a) 9,635 7,782 Self-storage cost of operations 140,993 142,193 Net operating income for: Same Store Facilities 278,246 254,088 Non Same Store Facilities (a) 20,426 14,278 Self-storage net operating income (b) 298,672 268,366 Ancillary revenues 31,235 29,276 Ancillary cost of operations (9,396 ) (9,518 ) Depreciation and amortization (91,001 ) (86,824 ) General and administrative expense (18,253 ) (16,405 ) Operating income on our income $ 211,257 $ 184,895 statement We have 118 additional self-storage facilities that are not Same Store Facilities. In the three months ended March 31, 2013, we acquired two (a) self-storage facilities for an aggregate of approximately $14 million in cash. Included in the table above for the three months ended March 31, 2013 is $40,000 and $9,000, respectively, in revenues and cost of operations for these two self-storage facilities. Net operating income or “NOI” is a non-GAAP (generally accepted accounting principles) financial measure that excludes the impact of depreciation and amortization expense. We believe that NOI is a meaningful measure of operating performance, because we utilize NOI in making decisions with respect to capital allocations, in determining current property values, in evaluating property performance and in (b) comparing period-to-period and market-to-market property operating results. In addition, we believe the investment community utilizes NOI in determining operating performance and real estate values, and does not consider depreciation expense because it is based upon historical cost. NOI is not a substitute for net income, net operating cash flow, or other related GAAP financial measures, in evaluating our operating results. This table reconciles from NOI for our self-storage facilities to the operating income presented on our income statement. Contact: Public Storage Clemente Teng (818) 244-8080, Ext. 1141
Public Storage Reports Results for the Quarter Ended March 31, 2013
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