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Public Storage Reports Results for the Three Months Ended March 31, 2021

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Public Storage (NYSE:PSA) announced today operating results for the three months ended March 31, 2021.

Highlights for the Three Months Ended March 31, 2021

  • Reported net income allocable to common shareholders of $2.21 per diluted share.
  • Reported core FFO allocable to common shareholders ("Core FFO") of $2.82 per diluted share, an increase of 9.3% relative to the same period in 2020.
  • Increased same store direct net operating income by 6.5%, resulting from a 3.4% increase in same store revenues and a 5.7% decrease in same store direct cost of operations. Same store cost of operations was positively impacted by the timing of property tax expense.
  • Achieved a 76.5% same store direct net operating income margin.
  • Acquired fifteen self-storage facilities with 1.1 million net rentable square feet for $203.1 million. Subsequent to March 31, 2021, acquired or were under contract to acquire 87 self-storage facilities with 7.6 million net rentable square feet, for $2.3 billion.
  • Opened one newly developed facility with 0.2 million net rentable square feet costing $45.4 million. At March 31, 2021, we had various facilities in development and expansion with 3.4 million net rentable square feet estimated to cost $510.3 million.
  • Issued $500 million of unsecured senior notes bearing an annual rate of 0.875% and redeemed $300 million of preferred equity bearing an annual rate of 5.4%. In April 2021, issued $2.0 billion of unsecured senior notes in three, seven, and ten year tranches bearing annual rates of Compounded Secured Overnight Financing Rate ("SOFR") plus 47 basis points, 1.85%, and 2.3%, respectively.
  • Provided inaugural Core FFO guidance (refer to Outlook section below).
  • Named top three for Best Operations Department among large companies, top five for Best Places to Work in Los Angeles, and top 25 for Best Company Outlook by Comparably.

"Public Storage's focus on the customer experience, operating model innovation, and portfolio expansion funded with a growth-oriented balance sheet produced strong results during the quarter," said Joe Russell, President and Chief Executive Officer. "Our momentum has accelerated into the second quarter as indicated by our inaugural Core FFO guidance and the acquisition of ezStorage, one of the highest quality self-storage portfolios in the United States. We are excited to discuss this momentum, our industry leadership, and outlook with investors and analysts at our upcoming Virtual Investor Day on May 3, 2021."

Operating Results for the Three Months Ended March 31, 2021

For the three months ended March 31, 2021, net income allocable to our common shareholders was $385.8 million or $2.21 per diluted common share, compared to $313.1 million or $1.79 per diluted common share in 2020 representing an increase of $72.7 million or $0.42 per diluted common share. The increase is due primarily to (i) a $41.1 million increase in self-storage net operating income (described below), (ii) a $36.4 million increase due to the impact of foreign currency exchange gains associated with our Euro denominated debt, partially offset by (iii) an $11.0 million increase in depreciation and amortization expense.

The $41.1 million increase in self-storage net operating income is a result of a $29.3 million increase in our Same Store Facilities (as defined below), and a $11.8 million increase in our non-Same Store Facilities (as defined below). Revenues for the Same Store Facilities increased 3.4% or $21.1 million in the three months ended March 31, 2021 as compared to 2020, due primarily to higher realized annual rent per available square foot and weighted average square foot occupancy. Cost of operations for the Same Store Facilities decreased by 4.3% or $8.2 million in the three months ended March 31, 2021 as compared to 2020, due primarily to a change in property tax timing resulting in an 8.6% ($6.2 million) decrease in property tax expense, a 13.2% ($4.4 million) decrease in on-site property manager payroll, partially offset by an increase in share-based compensation. The increase in net operating income of $11.8 million for the non-Same Store Facilities is due primarily to the impact of facilities acquired in 2020 and 2021 and the fill-up of recently developed and expanded facilities.

Funds from Operations

For the three months ended March 31, 2021, funds from operations ("FFO") was $3.08 per diluted common share, as compared to $2.61 in the same period in 2020, representing an increase of 18.0%. FFO is a non-GAAP measure defined by the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts and generally represents net income before depreciation and amortization expense, gains and losses and impairment charges with respect to real estate assets. A reconciliation of GAAP diluted net income per share to FFO per share, and additional descriptive information regarding this non-GAAP measure, is attached.

We also present "Core FFO per share," a non-GAAP measure that represents FFO per share excluding the impact of (i) foreign currency exchange gains and losses, and (ii) certain other non-cash and/or nonrecurring income or expense items primarily representing, with respect to the periods presented below, the impact of casualties, and due diligence costs incurred in strategic transactions. We review Core FFO per share to evaluate our ongoing operating performance, and we believe it is used by investors and REIT analysts in a similar manner. However, Core FFO per share is not a substitute for net income per share. Because other REITs may not compute Core FFO per share in the same manner as we do, may not use the same terminology or may not present such a measure, Core FFO per share 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,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Percentage

 

2021

 

2020

 

Change

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FFO per share

$

3.08

 

$

2.61

 

18.0%

Eliminate the per share impact of items excluded from Core FFO, including our equity share from investments:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Foreign currency exchange gain

 

(0.26)

 

 

(0.05)

 

 

Other items

 

-

 

 

0.02

 

 

Core FFO per share

$

2.82

 

$

2.58

 

9.3%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Property Operations – Same Store Facilities

The Same Store Facilities consist of facilities that have been owned and operated on a stabilized level of occupancy, revenues and cost of operations since January 1, 2019. Our Same Store Facilities increased from 2,221 facilities at December 31, 2020 to 2,278 at March 31, 2021. The composition of our Same Store Facilities allows us to more effectively evaluate the ongoing performance of our self-storage portfolio in 2019, 2020, and 2021 and exclude the impact of fill-up of unstabilized facilities, which can significantly affect operating trends. We believe the Same Store information is used by investors and REIT analysts in a similar manner. However, because other REITs may not compute Same Store Facilities in the same manner as we do, may not use the same terminology or may not present such a measure, Same Store Facilities may not be comparable among REITs. The following table summarizes the historical operating results of these 2,278 facilities (148.9 million net rentable square feet) that represent approximately 85% of the aggregate net rentable square feet of our U.S. consolidated self-storage portfolio at March 31, 2021.

Selected Operating Data for the Same

Store Facilities (2,278 facilities)

(unaudited):

 

Three Months Ended March 31,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Percentage

 

2021

 

2020

 

Change

 

(Dollar amounts in thousands, except for per square foot data)

Revenues:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rental income

$

627,811

 

$

600,059

 

4.6%

Late charges and administrative fees

 

20,006

 

 

26,632

 

(24.9)%

Total revenues (a)

 

647,817

 

 

626,691

 

3.4%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Direct cost of operations (a):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Property taxes (b)

 

66,555

 

 

72,778

 

(8.6)%

On-site property manager payroll

 

28,729

 

 

33,106

 

(13.2)%

Repairs and maintenance

 

11,021

 

 

10,735

 

2.7%

Snow removal

 

2,010

 

 

1,978

 

1.6%

Utilities

 

10,745

 

 

10,849

 

(1.0)%

Marketing

 

14,571

 

 

14,808

 

(1.6)%

Other direct property costs

 

18,341

 

 

16,889

 

8.6%

Total direct cost of operations

 

151,972

 

 

161,143

 

(5.7)%

Direct net operating income (c)

 

495,845

 

 

465,548

 

6.5%

Indirect cost of operations (a):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Supervisory payroll

 

(9,834)

 

 

(10,911)

 

(9.9)%

Centralized management costs

 

(13,017)

 

 

(13,812)

 

(5.8)%

Share-based compensation

 

(6,189)

 

 

(3,323)

 

86.2%

Net operating income (d)

$

466,805

 

$

437,502

 

6.7%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gross margin (before indirect costs, depreciation and amortization expense)

76.5%

 

 

74.3%

 

3.0%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gross margin (before depreciation and amortization expense)

72.1%

 

 

69.8%

 

3.3%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted average for the period:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Square foot occupancy

 

95.6%

 

 

93.0%

 

2.8%

Realized annual rental income per (e):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Occupied square foot

$

17.63

 

$

17.33

 

1.7%

Available square foot ("REVPAF")

$

16.86

 

$

16.12

 

4.6%

At March 31:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Square foot occupancy

 

96.0%

 

 

92.7%

 

3.6%

Annual contract rent per occupied square foot (f)

$

18.06

 

$

17.88

 

1.0%

(a)

 

Revenues and cost of operations do not include tenant reinsurance and merchandise sales and expenses generated at the facilities.

(b)

 

Property tax expense for 2021 will be expensed ratably through the year, as described in more detail in "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations" in our March 31, 2021 Form 10-Q.

(c)

 

Direct net operating income is a non-GAAP financial measure that excludes the impact of supervisory payroll, centralized management costs and share-based compensation in addition to depreciation and amortization expense. We utilize direct net operating income in evaluating property performance and in evaluating property operating trends as compared to our competitors.

(d)

 

See attached reconciliation of self-storage NOI to net income.

(e)

 

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 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.

(f)

 

Annual contract rent represents the agreed upon monthly rate that is paid by our tenants in place at the time of measurement. Contract rates are initially set in the lease agreement upon move-in and we adjust them from time to time with notice. Contract rent excludes other fees that are charged on a per-item basis, such as late charges and administrative fees, does not reflect the impact of promotional discounts, and does not reflect the impact of rents that are written off as uncollectible.

The following table summarizes selected quarterly financial data with respect to the Same Store Facilities (unaudited):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For the Quarter Ended

 

 

 

 

March 31

 

June 30

 

September 30

 

December 31

 

Entire Year

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Amounts in thousands, except for per square foot data)

Total revenues:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2021

$

647,817

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2020

$

626,691

 

$

614,418

 

$

629,169

 

$

638,149

 

$

2,508,427

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total cost of operations:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2021

$

181,012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2020

$

189,189

 

$

192,345

 

$

184,329

 

$

146,584

 

$

712,447

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Property taxes:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2021

$

66,555

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2020

$

72,778

 

$

72,458

 

$

71,616

 

$

41,197

 

$

258,049

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Repairs and maintenance, including snow removal expenses:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2021

$

13,031

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2020

$

12,713

 

$

11,670

 

$

12,973

 

$

13,485

 

$

50,841

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marketing:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2021

$

14,571

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2020

$

14,808

 

$

17,630

 

$

16,158

 

$

13,526

 

$

62,122

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

REVPAF:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2021

$

16.86

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2020

$

16.12

 

$

16.01

 

$

16.39

 

$

16.62

 

$

16.29

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted average realized annual rent per occupied square foot:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2021

$

17.63

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2020

$

17.33

 

$

17.00

 

$

17.16

 

$

17.46

 

$

17.24

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted average occupancy levels for the period:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2021

 

95.6%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2020

 

93.0%

 

 

94.2%

 

 

95.5%

 

 

95.2%

 

 

94.5%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Property Operations – Non-Same Store Facilities

In addition to the 2,278 Same Store Facilities, we have 285 facilities that were not stabilized with respect to occupancies, revenues or cost of operations since January 1, 2019 or that we did not own as of January 1, 2019, including 121 facilities that were acquired, 65 newly developed facilities, 71 facilities that have been expanded or are targeted for expansion, and 28 facilities that are unstabilized due to the impact of casualties and other factors (collectively, the "Non-Same Store Facilities"). Operating data, metrics, and further commentary with respect to these facilities, including detail by vintage, are included in "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations" under "Self-Storage Operations" in our March 31, 2021 Form 10-Q.

Investing and Capital Activities

During the three months ended March 31, 2021, we acquired fifteen self-storage facilities (three in Arizona, two each in California, Louisiana, North Carolina and South Carolina and one each in Nebraska, Nevada, Ohio and Virginia) with 1.1 million net rentable square feet for $203.1 million.

Subsequent to March 31, 2021, we acquired or were under contract to acquire 87 self-storage facilities across 18 states with 7.6 million net rentable square feet, for $2.3 billion, including 48 properties (4.2 million net rentable square feet) currently owned and operated by ezStorage Corp. that we are under contract to purchase in April 2021, for an acquisition price of $1.8 billion. The ezStorage properties are located in submarkets with strong demand drivers and high barriers for new property development across Washington DC, Virginia, and Maryland. Our development team will oversee the expansion of eight properties and completion of a property currently under construction, resulting in an expected 10% increase in square footage through 2023.

During the three months ended March 31, 2021, we opened one newly developed facility (0.2 million net rentable square feet in Virginia) costing $45.4 million. At March 31, 2021, we had various facilities in development (1.4 million net rentable square feet) estimated to cost $224 million and various expansion projects (2.0 million net rentable square feet) estimated to cost $286 million. Our aggregate 3.4 million net rentable square foot pipeline of development and expansion facilities includes 1.0 million each in California and Florida, 0.2 million each in Minnesota, New York, Texas and Washington and 0.6 million in other states. The remaining $309 million of development costs for these projects is expected to be incurred primarily in the next 18 to 24 months.

On April 23, 2021, we completed a public offering of three tranches of Unsecured Senior Notes totaling $700 million, $650 million and $650 million, bearing interest at annual rates of SOFR+0.47%, 1.85% and 2.30%, respectively, and maturing on April 23, 2024, May 1, 2028 and May 1, 2031, respectively.

Distributions Declared

On April 21, 2021, our Board of Trustees declared a regular common quarterly dividend of $2.00 per common share. The Board also declared dividends with respect to our various series of preferred shares. All the dividends are payable on June 30, 2021 to shareholders of record as of June 15, 2021.

Outlook for the Twelve Months Ending December 31, 2021

The following table outlines the Company's Core FFO per share estimate and certain underlying assumptions for the year ending December 31, 2021:

 

Low

High

 

(Amounts in thousands, except per share data)

Same Store:

 

 

Revenue growth

4.00%

5.50%

Expense growth

1.00%

2.00%

Net operating income growth

4.80%

7.30%

 

 

 

Acquisitions

$2,700,000

Development openings

$215,000

Non-Same Store net operating income

$191,000

$208,000

Ancillary net operating income

$137,000

$141,000

General and administrative expense

$83,000

$86,000

Interest expense

$94,000

$96,000

Preferred dividends

$182,000

Capital expenditures

$250,000

$300,000

 

 

 

Core FFO per share

$11.35

$11.75

 

 

 

Forward-looking Core FFO per share measures exclude estimates of the impact of (i) foreign currency exchange gains and losses, (ii) EITF D-42 charges related to the redemption of preferred securities, and (iii) certain other non-cash and/or nonrecurring income or expense items, including the following, when applicable; the impact of casualties, due diligence costs incurred in strategic transactions, and contingency resolutions. Public Storage is unable to provide a reconciliation of Core FFO per share guidance measures to corresponding U.S. GAAP measures on forward-looking basis without unreasonable effort due to the overall high variability and low visibility of most of the foregoing items that have been excluded. The items that are being excluded are difficult to predict and a reconciliation could result in disclosure that would be imprecise or potentially misleading. Material changes to any one of these items could have a significant effect on our guidance and future U.S. GAAP results.

First Quarter Conference Call

A conference call is scheduled for April 29, 2021 at 9:00 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 2268534). A simultaneous audio webcast may be accessed by using the link at www.publicstorage.com under "About Us, Investor Relations, News and Events, Event Calendar." A replay of the conference call may be accessed through May 13, 2021 by calling (800) 585-8367 (domestic), (404) 537-3406 (international) or by using the link at www.publicstorage.com under "About Us, Investor Relations, News and Events, Event Calendar." All forms of replay utilize conference ID number 2268534.

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. At March 31, 2021, we had: (i) interests in 2,563 self-storage facilities located in 38 states with approximately 176 million net rentable square feet in the United States, (ii) an approximate 35% common equity interest in Shurgard Self-Storage SA (Euronext Brussels:SHUR) which owned 243 self-storage facilities located in seven Western European nations with approximately 13 million net rentable square feet operated under the "Shurgard" brand and (iii) an approximate 42% common equity interest in PS Business Parks, Inc. (NYSE:PSB) which owned and operated approximately 28 million rentable square feet of commercial space at March 31, 2021. Our headquarters are located in Glendale, California.

This press release, our Form 10-Q for the first quarter of 2021, and additional information about Public Storage are available on our website, www.publicstorage.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements include statements relating to our 2021 outlook and all underlying assumptions, our expected acquisition, disposition, development and redevelopment activity, supply and demand for our self-storage facilities, information relating to operating trends in our markets, expectations regarding operating expenses, including property tax changes, our strategic priorities, expectations with respect to financing activities, rental rates, cap rates and yields, leasing expectations, our credit ratings, and all other statements other than statements of historical fact. Such statements are based on management's beliefs and assumptions made based on information currently available to management. 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 "outlook," "guidance," "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 include, but are not limited to, those described in Part 1, Item 1A, "Risk Factors" in our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") on February 24, 2021 and in our other filings with the SEC including: general risks associated with the ownership and operation of real estate, including changes in demand, risk related to development, expansion and acquisition of self-storage facilities, potential liability for environmental contamination, natural disasters and adverse changes in laws and regulations governing property tax, real estate and zoning; risks associated with downturns in the national and local economies in the markets in which we operate, including risks related to current economic conditions and the economic health of our customers; risks associated with the COVID-19 Pandemic (the COVID Pandemic") or similar events, including but not limited to illness or death of our employees or customers, negative impacts to the economic environment and to self-storage customers which could reduce the demand for self-storage or reduce our ability to collect rent, and/or potential regulatory actions to (i) close our facilities if we were determined not to be an "essential business" or for other reasons, (ii) limit our ability to increase rent or otherwise limit the rent we can charge or (iii) limit our ability to collect rent or evict delinquent tenants; the risk that there could be an out-migration of population from certain high-cost major markets, if it is determined that the ability to "work from home," which has become more prominent during the COVID Pandemic, could allow certain workers to live in less expensive localities, which could negatively impact the occupancies and revenues of our properties in such major high-cost markets; the risk that even though many initial restrictions due to the COVID Pandemic have eased, they could be reinstituted in response to increases in infections or if additional pandemics occur; risk that we could experience a change in the move-out patterns of our long-term customers due to economic uncertainty and the increases in unemployment resulting from the COVID Pandemic, which could lead to lower occupancies and rent "roll down" as long-term customers are replaced with new customers at lower rates; risk of negative impacts on the cost and availability of debt and equity capital as a result of the COVID Pandemic, which could have a material impact upon our capital and growth plans; the impact of competition from new and existing self-storage and commercial facilities and other storage alternatives; the risk that our existing self-storage facilities may be at a disadvantage in competing with newly developed facilities with more visual and customer appeal; risks related to increased reliance on Google as a customer acquisition channel; difficulties in our ability to successfully evaluate, finance, integrate into our existing operations and manage properties that we acquire directly or through the acquisition of entities that own and operate self-storage facilities or to consummate announced acquisitions in the expected timeframe or at all; risks associated with international operations including, but not limited to, unfavorable foreign currency rate fluctuations, changes in tax laws and local and global economic uncertainty that could adversely affect our earnings and cash flows; risks related to our participation in joint ventures; the impact of the legal and regulatory environment, as well as national, state and local laws and regulations including, without limitation, those governing environmental issues, taxes, our tenant reinsurance business, and labor, including risks related to the impact of new laws and regulations; risks of increased tax expense associated either with a possible failure by us to qualify as a REIT, or with challenges to the determination of taxable income for our taxable REIT subsidiaries; risks due to ballot initiatives or other actions that could remove the protections of Proposition 13 with respect to our real estate and result in substantial increases in our assessed values and property tax bills in California; changes in United States federal or state tax laws related to the taxation of REITs and other corporations; security breaches or a failure of our networks, systems or technology could adversely impact our operations or our business, customer and employee relationships or result in fraudulent payments; risks associated with the self-insurance of certain business risks, including property and casualty insurance, employee health insurance and workers compensation liabilities; difficulties in raising capital at a reasonable cost; delays and cost overruns on our projects to develop new facilities or expand our existing facilities; ongoing litigation and other legal and regulatory actions which may divert management's time and attention, require us to pay damages and expenses or restrict the operation of our business; and economic uncertainty due to the impact of war or terrorism. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this press release. All of our forward-looking statements, including those in this press release, are qualified in their entirety by this statement. We expressly disclaim any obligation to update publicly or otherwise revise any forward-looking statements, whether because of new information, new estimates, or other factors, events or circumstances after the date of these forward-looking statements, except when expressly required by law. Given these risks and uncertainties, you should not rely on any forward-looking statements in this press release, or which management may make orally or in writing from time to time, neither as predictions of future events nor guarantees of future performance.

PUBLIC STORAGE

SELECTED INCOME STATEMENT DATA

(Amounts in thousands, except per share data)

(Unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

 

March 31,

 

 

2021

 

2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenues:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Self-storage facilities

 

$

716,347

 

$

674,201

Ancillary operations

 

 

50,915

 

 

44,843

 

 

 

767,262

 

 

719,044

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Expenses:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Self-storage cost of operations

 

 

212,105

 

 

211,096

Ancillary cost of operations

 

 

16,318

 

 

13,572

Depreciation and amortization

 

 

146,859

 

 

135,900

General and administrative

 

 

19,574

 

 

17,868

Interest expense

 

 

15,250

 

 

13,621

 

 

 

410,106

 

 

392,057

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other increases to net income:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest and other income

 

 

2,852

 

 

6,119

Equity in earnings of unconsolidated real estate entities

19,456

 

 

23,968

Gain on sale of real estate

 

 

9,413

 

 

1,117

Foreign currency exchange gain

 

 

45,385

 

 

8,945

Net income

 

 

434,262

 

 

367,136

Allocation to noncontrolling interests

 

 

(1,226)

 

 

(980)

Net income allocable to Public Storage shareholders

 

 

433,036

 

 

366,156

Allocation of net income to:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Preferred shareholders – distributions

 

 

(46,080)

 

 

(52,005)

Restricted share units

 

 

(1,146)

 

 

(1,017)

Net income allocable to common shareholders

 

$

385,810

 

$

313,134

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Per common share:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income per common share – Basic

 

$

2.21

 

$

1.80

Net income per common share – Diluted

 

$

2.21

 

$

1.79

Weighted average common shares – Basic

 

 

174,611

 

 

174,446

Weighted average common shares – Diluted

 

 

174,840

 

 

174,616

PUBLIC STORAGE

SELECTED BALANCE SHEET DATA

(Amounts in thousands, except share and per share data)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 31, 2021

 

December 31, 2020

ASSETS

 

(Unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and equivalents

 

$

159,622

 

$

257,560

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating real estate facilities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Land and buildings, at cost

 

 

17,644,680

 

 

17,372,627

Accumulated depreciation

 

 

(7,286,332)

 

 

(7,152,135)

 

 

 

10,358,348

 

 

10,220,492

Construction in process

 

 

201,316

 

 

188,079

Investments in unconsolidated real estate entities

 

 

771,075

 

 

773,046

Goodwill and other intangible assets, net

 

 

205,061

 

 

204,654

Other assets

 

 

286,313

 

 

172,715

Total assets

 

$

11,981,735

 

$

11,816,546

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LIABILITIES AND EQUITY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Senior unsecured notes

 

$

2,971,413

 

$

2,519,762

Mortgage notes

 

 

24,698

 

 

25,230

Preferred shares called for redemption

 

 

-

 

 

300,000

Accrued and other liabilities

 

 

368,309

 

 

394,655

Total liabilities

 

 

3,364,420

 

 

3,239,647

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Equity:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Public Storage shareholders' equity:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cumulative Preferred Shares, $0.01 par value, 100,000,000 shares authorized, 151,700 shares issued (in series) and outstanding, at liquidation preference

 

 

3,792,500

 

 

3,792,500

Common Shares, $0.10 par value, 650,000,000 shares authorized, 174,651,004 shares issued and outstanding, (174,581,742 shares at December 31, 2020)

 

 

17,465

 

 

17,458

Paid-in capital

 

 

5,715,254

 

 

5,707,101

Accumulated deficit

 

 

(877,931)

 

 

(914,791)

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

 

 

(49,341)

 

 

(43,401)

Total Public Storage shareholders' equity

 

 

8,597,947

 

 

8,558,867

Noncontrolling interests

 

 

19,368

 

 

18,032

Total equity

 

 

8,617,315

 

 

8,576,899

Total liabilities and equity

 

$

11,981,735

 

$

11,816,546

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,

 

 

2021

 

2020

Computation of FFO per Share:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income allocable to common shareholders

 

$

385,810

 

$

313,134

Eliminate items excluded from FFO:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

 

145,869

 

 

135,137

Depreciation from unconsolidated real estate investments

17,933

 

 

18,243

Depreciation allocated to noncontrolling interests and restricted share unitholders

 

 

(971)

 

 

(961)

Gains on sale of real estate, including equity investment share

 

 

(9,387)

 

 

(9,241)

FFO allocable to common shares (a)

 

$

539,254

 

$

456,312

Diluted weighted average common shares

 

 

174,840

 

 

174,616

FFO per share (a)

 

$

3.08

 

$

2.61

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reconciliation of Earnings per Share to FFO per Share:

 

 

 

 

Diluted earnings per share

 

$

2.21

 

$

1.79

Eliminate per share amounts excluded from FFO:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

 

0.93

 

 

0.87

Gains on sale of real estate

 

 

(0.06)

 

 

(0.05)

FFO per share (a)

 

$

3.08

 

$

2.61

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Computation of Funds Available for Distribution ("FAD"):

 

 

 

 

FFO allocable to common shares

 

$

539,254

 

$

456,312

Eliminate effect of items included in FFO but not FAD:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Share-based compensation expense in excess of (less than) cash paid

7,123

 

 

(2,830)

Foreign currency exchange gain

 

 

(45,385)

 

 

(8,945)

Less: Capital expenditures to maintain real estate facilities

(35,793)

 

 

(56,857)

FAD (a)

 

$

465,199

 

$

387,680

Distributions paid to common shareholders and restricted share units

 

$

350,096

 

$

349,802

Distribution payout ratio

 

 

75.3%

 

 

90.2%

Distributions per common share

 

$

2.00

 

$

2.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(a)

FFO and FFO per share are non-GAAP measures defined by the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts and, along with the non-GAAP measure FAD, are considered helpful measures of REIT performance by REITs and many REIT analysts. FFO represents GAAP net income before depreciation and amortization, real estate gains or losses and impairment charges, which are excluded because they are based upon historical costs and assume that building values diminish ratably over time, while we believe that real estate values fluctuate due to market conditions. FAD represents FFO adjusted to exclude certain non-cash charges and to deduct capital expenditures. We utilize FAD in evaluating our ongoing cash flow available for investment, debt repayment and common distributions. We believe investors and analysts utilize FAD in a similar manner. FFO and FFO per share are not a substitute for net income or earnings per share. FFO and FAD are not substitutes for GAAP net cash flow in evaluating our liquidity or ability to pay dividends, because they exclude investing and financing activities presented on our statements of cash flows. In addition, other REITs may compute these measures differently, so comparisons among REITs may not be helpful.

PUBLIC STORAGE

SELECTED FINANCIAL DATA

 

Reconciliation of Self-Storage Net Operating Income to Net Income

(Unaudited – amounts in thousands)

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

 

March 31,

 

 

2021

 

2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Self-storage revenues for:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Same Store Facilities

 

$

647,817

 

$

626,691

Acquired facilities

 

 

20,169

 

 

7,743

Developed and expanded facilities

 

 

42,939

 

 

34,701

Other non-same store facilities

 

 

5,422

 

 

5,066

Self-storage revenues

 

 

716,347

 

 

674,201

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Self-storage cost of operations for:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Same Store Facilities

 

 

181,012

 

 

189,189

Acquired facilities

 

 

10,707

 

 

3,706

Developed and expanded facilities

 

 

18,138

 

 

16,092

Other non-same store facilities

 

 

2,248

 

 

2,109

Self-storage cost of operations

 

 

212,105

 

 

211,096

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Self-storage NOI for:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Same Store Facilities

 

 

466,805

 

 

437,502

Acquired facilities

 

 

9,462

 

 

4,037

Developed and expanded facilities

 

 

24,801

 

 

18,609

Other non-same store facilities

 

 

3,174

 

 

2,957

Self-storage NOI (a)

 

 

504,242

 

 

463,105

Ancillary revenues

 

 

50,915

 

 

44,843

Ancillary cost of operations

 

 

(16,318)

 

 

(13,572)

Depreciation and amortization

 

 

(146,859)

 

 

(135,900)

General and administrative expense

 

 

(19,574)

 

 

(17,868)

Interest and other income

 

 

2,852

 

 

6,119

Interest expense

 

 

(15,250)

 

 

(13,621)

Equity in earnings of unconsolidated real estate entities

 

 

19,456

 

 

23,968

Gain on sale of real estate

 

 

9,413

 

 

1,117

Foreign currency exchange gain

 

 

45,385

 

 

8,945

Net income on our income statement

 

$

434,262

 

$

367,136

(a)

Net operating income or "NOI" is a non-GAAP financial measure that excludes the impact of depreciation and amortization expense, which is based upon historical costs and assumes that building values diminish ratably over time, while we believe that real estate values fluctuate due to market conditions. We utilize NOI in determining current property values, evaluating property performance, and in evaluating operating trends. We believe that investors and analysts utilize NOI in a similar manner. NOI is not a substitute for net income, 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 net income presented on our income statement.

 

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