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QTS Reports Fourth Quarter 2013 Operating Results

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Feb. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- QTS Realty Trust, Inc. (the "Company" or the "Successor") (NYSE: QTS) today announced operating results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2013. The Company completed its initial public offering on October 15, 2013, pursuant to which the Company became the general partner of QualityTech, LP (the "Predecessor"). Unless otherwise noted, the following data includes financial data on a combined basis for both the Predecessor and the Successor together with their consolidated subsidiaries, which are referred to collectively as "QTS."

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Fourth Quarter Highlights

  • Reported Operating FFO of $16.4 million in the fourth quarter of 2013, an increase of 140% compared to the fourth quarter of 2012. Operating FFO for the fourth quarter of 2013 on a fully diluted per share basis was $0.47 per share.
  • Reported Adjusted EBITDA of $21.2 million in the fourth quarter of 2013, an increase of 45% compared to the fourth quarter of 2012.
  • Total revenues recognized in the fourth quarter 2013 increased by 24% compared to the fourth quarter 2012. Monthly Recurring Revenue ("MRR") as of December 31, 2013 increased by 19% to $14.1 million compared to MRR as of December 31, 2012.
  • During the fourth quarter of 2013 we executed new and modified leases aggregating to a net increase of $9.3 million in incremental annualized rent, net of downgrades, the third highest level in the history of the Company.
  • Reported NOI of $30.4 million in the fourth quarter of 2013, an increase of 23% compared to the fourth quarter of 2012.

*Fully diluted per share data is calculated on a pro rata basis accounting for the number of operating partnership units outstanding for the period from October 1, 2013 through October 14, 2013 and the total number of public shares and remaining operating partnership units outstanding from October 15, 2013 through December 31, 2013.

Chad Williams, QTS' Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, commented, "We are pleased to report solid growth in our operating portfolio and significant momentum heading into 2014 with some of the highest incremental rent leasing levels in the Company's history. We continue to see significant ongoing activity in each of our 3Cs product offerings (C1 - Custom Data Center, C2 - Colocation, and C3 - Cloud and Managed Services), across our national footprint, supported by what we believe to be industry leading security and compliance expertise, powered by our people.  We are continuing to expand our facilities in the Atlanta and Richmond markets and, in the fourth quarter of 2013, commenced the redevelopment of our Dallas facility, a portion of which is scheduled to become operational in the third quarter of 2014."

Financial results

Net income recognized in the fourth quarter of 2013 was $4.4 million compared to a net loss recognized in the fourth quarter of 2012 of $1.6 million. QTS generated Operating FFO of $16.4 million in the fourth quarter of 2013, which is an increase of approximately 140% compared to $6.9 million for the fourth quarter of 2012. Additionally, QTS generated $21.2 million of Adjusted EBITDA in the fourth quarter of 2013, an increase of approximately 45% compared to $14.7 million for the fourth quarter of 2012. MRR as of December 31, 2013 was $14.1 million, an increase of approximately 19% compared to MRR as of December 31, 2012 of $11.9 million, with total revenues increasing by approximately 24% to $47.4 million for the fourth quarter 2013 compared to $38.2 million for the fourth quarter 2012.

Leasing Activity

During the fourth quarter of 2013, QTS entered into customer leases representing approximately $0.8 million of incremental MRR, net of downgrades, representing approximately $9.3 million of incremental annualized rent at a weighted average rental rate of $351 per square foot.  Incremental MRR, net of downgrades, for the fourth quarter of 2013 was in line with the trailing four quarter average of $0.8 million of MRR, and in line with the trailing four quarter average rate per square foot. 

During the fourth quarter of 2013, QTS renewed leases with a total annualized rent of $3.5 million at an average rent per square foot of $922, which was 1.1% lower than the annualized rent prior to their respective renewals, and reflects the impact of a C2 customer which changed its product mix, resulting in a lower rate per square foot.  This renewal represents 1 of our 50 renewed leases in the fourth quarter and the renewal rates in the fourth quarter of 2013 would have increased 3.3% without the impact of this renewal. The actual change in fourth quarter renewal rates compares to a prior four quarter average increase of 1.6%, which also reflects the impact of 3 significant C2/C3 renewals signed in the first 2 quarters of 2013.  These leases were extended at lower total effective rates as a function of services changes associated with the customer deployments.  Overall renewal rate increases in the preceding four quarters would have been 4.1% without the impact of these first half 2013 lease renewals. We define renewals as leases which the customer retains the same amount of space before and after renewal, which facilitates rate comparability. Rental churn (which is the MRR impact from a customer completely departing our platform in a given period compared to the total MRR at the beginning of the period) for the fourth quarter of 2013 was 2.3% and was 5.7% for the twelve months ended 2013.

During the fourth quarter of 2013, QTS commenced customer leases (which includes new customers and also existing customers that renewed their lease term) representing approximately $2.3 million of MRR (and representing approximately $27.7 million of annualized rent) at $280 per square foot. This compares to customer leases representing an aggregate trailing four quarter average of approximately $1.3 million of MRR (representing approximately $16.1 million of annualized rent) at $436 per square foot. The difference in these commencements on a per square foot basis is largely due to the timing and magnitude of C1 lease commencements relative to C2/C3 lease commencements.  See more detailed analysis in the Company's supplemental information.

As of December 31, 2013, our booked-not-billed MRR balance (which represents customer leases that have been executed, but for which lease payments have not commenced as of December 31, 2013) was approximately $2.3 million, or $28.2 million of annualized rent. Of this booked-not-billed balance, approximately $0.4 million of MRR was attributable to new customers and approximately $1.9 million of MRR was attributable to existing customers. The booked-not-billed balance is expected to contribute $9.5 million to revenue in 2014 (representing $13.5 million in annualized revenues), $3.6 million in 2015 (representing $8.4 million in annualized revenues), and $6.3 million in annualized revenues thereafter.

Development and Redevelopment Activity

During the fourth quarter of 2013, QTS had a net reduction of 51,000 of net rentable square feet ("NRSF").  QTS obtained approximately 66,000 NRSF relinquished by a C1 tenant in the Atlanta-Metro facility.  The majority of this space was redeveloped to accommodate a large C1 tenant and the remaining portion is being redeveloped to accommodate C2 tenants. The space redeveloped for the C1 customer came online in January 2014 and the space which is being redeveloped to accommodate C2 customers is expected to be completed in the second quarter of 2014.  During the fourth quarter of 2013, QTS placed 15,000 NRSF into service in the Atlanta-Suwanee facility and placed capital of $12 million into service on its platform. In addition, during the fourth quarter of 2013 we continued redevelopment of our Dallas, Richmond, Atlanta-Suwanee, and Sacramento facilities.

Balance Sheet and Liquidity

As of December 31, 2013, QTS' total debt balance was $347.9 million (or 4.1x fourth quarter annualized Adjusted EBITDA) and its liquidity was nearly $330 million, consisting of nearly $325 million of available capacity on its credit facilities and approximately $5 million of cash available on its balance sheet. In February 2014, the Company expanded the capacity of its unsecured credit facility by $50 million, increasing the total revolving credit facility capacity to $400 million, to provide additional liquidity.

2014 Guidance




2014 ($ in millions)



High


Low

Operating FFO


$    77.0


$    73.0

Operating FFO per share


$    2.05


$    1.95

Adjusted EBITDA


$    99.0


$    94.0

Capital Expenditures


$  200.0


$  150.0

 This guidance is calculated based on revenue growth in the mid to high teens (which ramp during the year), rental churn of 5-8%, and does not contemplate any acquisitions, dispositions or financing activities other than those which have already been disclosed. 

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

This document includes certain non-GAAP financial measures that management believes are helpful in understanding the Company's business, as further described in the Supplemental Information.

Conference Call Details

The Company will host a conference call February 20, 2014, at 10:00 a.m., Eastern time (9:00 a.m. Central time) to discuss its financial results, current business trends and market conditions.

The dial-in number for the conference call is (877) 883-0383 (U.S.) or (412) 902-6506 (International).    The participant entry number is 3201556# and callers are asked to dial in ten minutes prior to start time.  A link to the live broadcast and the replay will be available on the Company's website (www.qtsdatacenters.com) under the Investors tab. See more at: http://investors.qualitytech.com/2013-10-18-QTS-Realty-Trust-Inc-Announces-Third-Quarter-2013-Earnings-Release-and-Conference-Call#sthash.DBZ9GrKZ.dpuf

About QTS

QTS Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:QTS) is a leading owner, developer and operator of state-of-the-art, carrier-neutral, multi-tenant data centers. The Company's data centers are facilities that house the network and computer equipment of multiple customers and provide access to a range of communications carriers. The Company has a fully integrated platform through which it owns and operates its data centers and provides a broad range of information technology infrastructure solutions. The Company believes that it owns and operates one of the largest portfolios of multi-tenant data centers in the United States, as measured by gross square footage, and has the capacity to more than double its leased raised floor square footage without constructing any new buildings. The Company's portfolio is currently leased to approximately 880 customers comprised of companies of all sizes representing an array of industries.

QTS Investor Relations Contact

Jeff Berson – Chief Investment Officer
William Schafer – Chief Financial Officer
[email protected]

Forward-Looking Statements

Some of the statements contained in this release constitute 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 particular, statements pertaining to the Company's capital resources, portfolio performance and results of operations contain forward-looking statements. Likewise, all of the statements regarding anticipated growth in funds from operations and anticipated market conditions are forward-looking statements. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by the use of forward-looking terminology such as "may," "will," "should," "expects," "intends," "plans," "anticipates," "believes," "estimates," "predicts," or "potential" or the negative of these words and phrases or similar words or phrases which are predictions of or indicate future events or trends and which do not relate solely to historical matters. You also can identify forward-looking statements by discussions of strategy, plans or intentions.

The forward-looking statements contained in this release reflect the Company's current views about future events and are subject to numerous known and unknown risks, uncertainties, assumptions and changes in circumstances that may cause actual results to differ significantly from those expressed in any forward-looking statement. The Company does not guarantee that the transactions and events described will happen as described (or that they will happen at all). The following factors, among others, could cause actual results and future events to differ materially from those set forth or contemplated in the forward-looking statements: adverse economic or real estate developments in the Company's markets or the technology industry; national and local economic conditions; difficulties in identifying properties to acquire and difficulties in completing acquisitions; the Company's failure to successfully develop, redevelop and operate acquired properties and operations; significant increases in construction and development costs; the increasingly competitive environment in which the Company operates; defaults on or non-renewal of leases by customers; increased interest rates and operating costs, including increased energy costs; financing risks, including the Company's  failure to obtain necessary outside financing; decreased rental rates or increased vacancy rates; dependence on third parties to provide Internet, telecommunications and network connectivity to the Company's data centers; the Company's failure to qualify and maintain its qualification as a real estate investment trust; environmental uncertainties and risks related to natural disasters; financial market fluctuations, and; changes in real estate and zoning laws and increases in real property tax rates.

While forward-looking statements reflect the Company's good faith beliefs, they are not guarantees of future performance. 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 final prospectus related to its IPO filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on October 10, 2013.

 

 


Combined Consolidated Balance Sheets

(in thousands)

The following financial data as of December 31, 2013 and 2012, includes the Company and its Predecessor.




December 31, 


December 31, 



2013


2012

ASSETS







Real Estate Assets








Land


$

30,601


$

24,713


Buildings and improvements



728,230



622,506


Less: Accumulated depreciation



(137,725)



(102,900)











621,106



544,319








Construction in progress



146,904



87,609








Real Estate Assets, net



768,010



631,928






















Cash and cash equivalents



5,210



8,232

Restricted cash



-



146

Rents and other receivables, net



14,434



11,943

Acquired intangibles, net



5,396



9,145

Deferred costs, net (1)



19,150



15,062

Prepaid expenses



1,797



1,011

Other assets, net (2)



17,359



7,976









TOTAL ASSETS


$

831,356


$

685,443








LIABILITIES







Mortgage notes payable


$

88,839


$

171,291

Secured credit facility



-



316,500

Unsecured credit facility



256,500



-

Capital lease obligations



2,538



2,491

Accounts payable and accrued liabilities



63,204



36,001

Dividends payable



8,965



-

Advance rents, security deposits and other liabilities



3,261



3,011

Deferred income



7,892



6,745

Derivative liability



453



767

Member advances and notes payable



-



26,958









TOTAL LIABILITIES



431,652



563,764








EQUITY





















Common stock, $0.01 par value, 450,133,000 and 0 shares authorized, 28,864,145 and 0 shares issued and outstanding as of December 31, 2013 and 2012, respectively



289



-

Partners' capital



-



121,679

Additional paid-in capital



318,834




Accumulated other comprehensive loss



(357)



-

Accumulated deficit



(3,799)



-


Total stockholders' equity



314,967



121,679

Noncontrolling interests



84,737



-


TOTAL EQUITY



399,704



121,679


TOTAL LIABILITIES AND EQUITY


$

831,356


$

685,443



(1) As of December 31, 2013 and  2012, deferred costs, net, included $7.3 million and $6.9 million of deferred financing costs, respectively, and $11.1 million and $8.2 million of deferred leasing costs, respectively. 




(2) As of December 31, 2013 and 2012, other assets, net, primarily included $14.7 million and $5.9 million of corporate non-real estate fixed assets, respectively, primarily relating to construction of corporate offices, leasehold improvements and corporate software related assets.

 

 

Combined Consolidated Statements of Operations and Comprehensive Income (Loss)

(in thousands)

 

The following financial data for the three months and year ended December 31, 2013, includes financial data on a combined basis for both the Company and its Predecessor.




Three Months Ended (unaudited)


Year Ended


December 31


September 30,


December 31


December 31,

Revenues:

2013


2013


2012


2013


2012


Rental

$

39,122


$

37,595


$

31,205


$

145,306


$

120,758


Recoveries from customers


3,173



3,603



2,509



13,098



9,294


Cloud and managed services


4,703



4,393



3,772



17,531



14,497


Other (1)


431



429



687



1,952



1,210


Total revenues (2)


47,429



46,020



38,173



177,887



145,759
















Operating expenses:
















Property operating costs


15,820



15,638



12,868



60,750



51,506


Real estate taxes and insurance


1,188



1,101



846



4,492



3,632


Depreciation and amortization


13,161



12,136



9,636



47,358



34,932


General and administrative (3)


9,848



10,097



10,127



39,183



35,986


Transaction costs (4)


66



-



493



118



897


Restructuring charge (5)


-



-



-



-



3,291

















Total operating expenses


40,083



38,972



33,970



151,901



130,244
















Operating income 


7,346



7,048



4,203



25,986



15,515
















Other income and expense:
















Interest income


1



4



7



18



61


Interest expense


(2,747)



(4,343)



(6,101)



(18,724)



(25,140)


Other income (expense), net (6)


(153)



-



283



(3,430)



(1,151)

Income (loss)  before gain on sale of real estate


4,447



2,709



(1,608)



3,850



(10,715)


Gain on sale of real estate (7)


-



-



-



-



948

Net income (loss)


4,447



2,709



(1,608)



3,850



(9,767)

Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests (8)


(848)



-



-



(848)



-

Net income (loss) attributable to QTS Realty Trust, Inc


3,599



2,709



(1,608)



3,002



(9,767)


Unrealized gain (loss) on swap (9)


74



8



(8)



294



(766)

Comprehensive income (loss)

$

3,673


$

2,717


$

(1,616)


$

3,296


$

(10,533)


(1) Other revenue -Includes straight line rent and sales of scrap metals and other unused materials.


(2) Total revenues - The increase in total revenues of $9.3 million and $32.1 million for the three months and year ended December 31, 2013 compared to the three months and year ended December 31, 2012, respectively, consisted of an increase of $3.5 million and $13.5 million, respectively, relating to the Company's acquisition of a data center in Sacramento, CA in December 2012 and $6.1 million and $18.9 million, respectively, related to increases in the Company's existing portfolio.


(3) General and administrative expenses - Includes personnel costs, sales and marketing costs, professional fees, travel fees, and other corporate general and administrative expenses. General and administrative expenses were 20.8%, 21.9%, and 26.5% of total revenues for the three month periods ended December 31, 2013, September 30, 2013, and December 31, 2012, respectively. General and administrative expenses were 22.0% and 24.7% of total revenues for the years ended December 31, 2013 and 2012, respectively.


(4) Transaction costs - In 2013 and 2012, we incurred $0.1 million and $0.9 million, respectively, in costs related to the examination of proposed acquisitions, of which $0.1 million and $0.5 million, respectively, was incurred in the three months ended December 31, 2013 and 2012.


(5) Restructuring charge - In the first quarter of 2012, we decided to consolidate our former New York data center operations into our Jersey City data center. In connection with the consolidation of our New York data center operations into our Jersey City data center, we recorded a one-time restructuring charge of $3.3 million.


(6) Other expense, net - Includes write offs of unamortized deferred financing costs associated with the early extinguishment of certain debt instruments.


(7) Gain on sale of real estate - In September 2012, we recognized a gain on sale of a vacant data center facility of $0.9 million.


(8) Noncontrolling interest - Concurrently with the completion of the initial public offering, QTS Realty Trust, Inc. consummated a series of transactions pursuant to which QTS became the sole general partner and majority owner of QualityTech, LP, which then became its operating partnership. Certain prior owners of QualityTech, LP retained 21.2% of ownership in the operating partnership. 


(9) Unrealized gain (loss) on swap - For the effective portions of qualifying hedges, the change in fair value is recorded  as unrealized gains (losses) on swap and is included in other comprehensive income (loss).

 

 

Reconciliations of Net Income (Loss) to FFO, Operating FFO & Adjusted Operating FFO

(in thousands)


The Company calculates FFO in accordance with the standards established by the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts, or NAREIT. FFO represents net income (loss) (computed in accordance with GAAP), adjusted to exclude gains (or losses) from sales of property, real estate-related depreciation and amortization and similar adjustments for unconsolidated partnerships and joint ventures. The Company generally calculates Operating FFO as FFO excluding certain non-recurring and primarily non-cash charges and gains and losses that management believes are not indicative of the results of our operating real estate portfolio. The Company believes that Operating FFO provides investors with another financial measure that may facilitate comparisons of operating performance and liquidity between periods and, to the extent other REITs calculate Operating FFO on a comparable basis, between the Company and these other REITs. The Company calculates Adjusted Operating FFO by adding or subtracting from Operating FFO items such as: maintenance capital investment, paid leasing commissions, amortization of deferred financing costs, non- real estate depreciation, straight-line rent adjustments, and non-cash compensation.


A reconciliation of net income (loss) to FFO, Operating FFO and Adjusted Operating FFO is presented below:

 



Three Months Ended


Year Ended



December 31,


September 30,


December 31,


December 31,



2013


2013


2012


2013


2012

FFO
















Net income (loss)


$

4,447


$

2,709


$

(1,608)


$

3,850


$

(9,767)

Real estate depreciation and amortizaton



11,766



10,731



7,972



42,114



30,968

Gain on sale of real estate



-



-



-



-



(948)


        FFO



16,213



13,440



6,364



45,964



20,253

















Restructuring charge



-



-



-



-



3,291

Write off of unamortized deferred finance costs



153



-



-



3,430



1,434

Transaction costs



66



-



493



118



897

Unrealized gain on derivatives



-



-



-



-



(307)


     Operating FFO  *



16,432



13,440



6,857



49,512



25,568

















Maintenance Capex



(298)



(492)



(1,011)



(2,538)



(1,725)

Leasing Commissions paid



(2,407)



(2,374)



(1,579)



(9,296)



(6,856)

Amortization of deferred financing costs



582



588



803



2,775



3,370

Non real estate depreciation and amortizaton



1,395



1,406



1,664



5,244



3,965

Straight line rent revenue



(149)



(229)



35



(577)



14

Straight line rent expense



82



83



77



328



319

Equity-based compensation expense



655



510



71



1,960



412


    Adjusted Operating FFO *


$

16,292


$

12,932


$

6,917


$

47,408


$

25,067


* The Company's calculations of  Operating FFO and Adjusted Operating FFO  may not be comparable to Operating FFO and Adjusted Operating FFO as calculated by other REITs that do not use the same definition. 


Reconciliations of Net Income (Loss) to EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA

(in thousands)


The Company calculates EBITDA as net income (loss) excluding interest expense and interest income, provision for income taxes (including income taxes applicable to sale of assets) and depreciation and amortization. The Company believes that EBITDA is another metric that is often utilized to evaluate and compare the Company's ongoing operating results and also, in part, to assess the value of the Company's operating portfolio. In addition to EBITDA, the Company calculates an adjusted measure of EBITDA, which the Company refers to as Adjusted EBITDA, as EBITDA excluding write off of unamortized deferred financing costs, gain on extinguishment of debt, transaction costs, equity-based compensation expense, restructuring charge, gain on legal settlement and gain on sale of real estate. The Company believes that Adjusted EBITDA provides investors with another financial measure that can facilitate comparisons of operating performance between periods and between REITs.


A reconciliation of net income (loss) to EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA is presented below:

 



Three Months Ended


Year Ended



December 31,


September 30,


December 31,


December 31,



2013


2013


2012


2013


2012

EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA
















Net income (loss)


$

4,447


$

2,709


$

(1,608)


$

3,850


$

(9,767)

Interest expense



2,747



4,343



6,101



18,724



25,140

Interest income



(1)



(4)



(7)



(18)



(61)

Depreciation and amortization



13,161



12,136



9,636



47,358



34,932


EBITDA



20,354



19,184



14,122



69,914



50,244

















Write off of unamortized deferred finance costs



153



-



-



3,430



1,434

Equity-based compensation expense



655



510



71



1,960



412

Transaction costs



66



-



493



118



897

Gain on sale of real estate



-



-



-



-



(948)

Restructuring charge



-



-



-



-



3,291


Adjusted EBITDA


$

21,228


$

19,694


$

14,686


$

75,422


$

55,330

 

 

Reconciliations of Net Income (Loss) to Net Operating Income (NOI)

(in thousands)


The Company calculates net operating income, or NOI, as net income (loss), excluding: interest expense, interest income, depreciation and amortization, write off of unamortized deferred financing costs, gain on extinguishment of debt, transaction costs, gain on legal settlement, gain on sale of real estate, restructuring charge and general and administrative expenses. The Company believes that NOI is another metric that is often utilized to evaluate returns on operating real estate from period to period and also, in part, to assess the value of the operating real estate. A reconciliation of net income (loss) to NOI is presented below:

 



Three Months Ended


Year Ended



December 31,


September 30,


December 31,


December 31,



2013


2013


2012


2013


2012

Net Operating Income (NOI)
















Net income (loss)


$

4,447


$

2,709


$

(1,608)


$

3,850


$

(9,767)

Interest expense



2,747



4,343



6,101



18,724



25,140

Interest income



(1)



(4)



(7)



(18)



(61)

Depreciation and amortization



13,161



12,136



9,636



47,358



34,932

Write off of unamortized deferred finance costs



153



-



-



3,430



1,434

Transaction costs



66



-



493



118



897

Gain on sale of real estate



-



-



-



-



(948)

Restructuring charge



-



-



-



-



3,291

General and administrative expenses



9,848



10,097



10,127



39,183



35,986


NOI


$

30,421


$

29,281


$

24,742


$

112,645


$

90,904

Breakdown of NOI by facility:
















Atlanta-Metro data center


$

13,654


$

13,740


$

11,967


$

52,393


$

42,787

Atlanta-Suwanee data center



8,210



7,517



6,853



29,155



30,471

Santa Clara data center



2,640



2,801



3,131



10,939



11,183

Richmond data center



2,780



2,859



2,180



10,318



6,094

Sacramento data center (1) 



2,061



1,752



240



7,699



240

Other data centers



1,076



612



371



2,141



129


NOI


$

30,421


$

29,281


$

24,742


$

112,645


$

90,904

















(1) Facility was acquired in December 2012.

 

Reconciliations of Total Revenues to Recognized MRR in the period and MRR at period-end

(in thousands)


The Company calculates MRR as monthly contractual revenue under signed leases as of a particular date, which includes revenue from our C1, C2 and C3 rental and cloud and managed services activities, but excludes customer recoveries, deferred set-up fees, variable related revenues, non-cash revenues and other one-time revenues. MRR does not include the impact from booked-not-billed leases (which represent customer leases that have been executed but for which lease payments have not commenced) as of a particular date, unless otherwise specifically noted. The Company calculates recognized MRR as the recurring revenue recognized during a given period, which includes revenue from our C1, C2 and C3 rental and cloud and managed services activities, but excludes customer recoveries, deferred set-up fees, variable related revenues, non-cash revenues and other one-time revenues. Management uses MRR and recognized MRR as supplemental performance measures because they provide useful measures of increases in contractual revenue from customer leases. A reconciliation of total revenues to recognized MRR in the period and MRR at period-end is presented below:

 



Three Months Ended


Year Ended



December 31,


September 30,


December 31,


December 31,



2013


2013


2012


2013


2012

Recognized MRR in the period
















Total period revenues (GAAP basis)


$

47,429


$

46,020


$

38,173


$

177,887


$

145,759

Less: Total  period recoveries



(3,173)



(3,603)



(2,509)



(13,098)



(9,294)

          Total period deferred setup fees



(1,228)



(1,263)



(1,290)



(4,678)



(4,317)

          Total period other



(1,147)



(1,240)



(1,365)



(4,532)



(3,615)

Recognized MRR in the period



41,881



39,914



33,009



155,579



128,533

















MRR at period end*
















Total period revenues (GAAP basis)


$

47,429


$

46,020


$

38,173


$

177,887


$

145,759

Less: Total revenues excluding last month 



(31,212)



(30,448)



(24,752)



(161,670)



(132,338)

Total revenues for last month of period



16,217



15,572



13,421



16,217



13,421

Less: Last month recoveries



(1,240)



(1,219)



(879)



(1,240)



(879)

          Last month deferred setup fees



(370)



(427)



(441)



(370)



(441)

          Last month other



(469)



(127)



(244)



(469)



(244)

MRR at period end*


$

14,138


$

13,799


$

11,857


$

14,138


$

11,857

 

 

Results of Operations – Reconciliation of our Successor and Predecessor

 (in thousands)




The Company


Historical Predecessor












For the period
October 15, 2013
through December 31,
2013


For the period January 1,
2013 through October
14, 2013


Year Ended
December 31,





2013

Revenues:







   Rental 


$                        33,304


$                           112,002


$         145,306

   Recoveries from customers 


2,674


10,424


13,098

   Cloud and managed services 


4,074


13,457


17,531

   Other 


410


1,542


1,952

   Total revenues 


40,462


137,425


177,887








Operating expenses:














   Property operating costs 


13,482


47,268


60,750

   Real estate taxes and insurance 


1,016


3,476


4,492

   Depreciation and amortization 


11,238


36,120


47,358

   General and administrative 


8,457


30,726


39,183

   Transaction costs 


66


52


118

   Gain on legal settlement 


-


-


-

   Restructuring charge 


-


-


-

   Total operating expenses 


34,259


117,642


151,901

Operating income 


6,203


19,783


25,986








Other income and expenses:







   Interest income 


1


17


18

   Interest expense 


(2,049)


(16,675)


(18,724)

   Other (expense) income, net 


(153)


(3,277)


(3,430)

Net income (loss) 


4,002


(152)


3,850

Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interests


(848)


-


(848)

Net income (loss) attributable to QTS Realty Trust, Inc


3,154


(152)


3,002

   Unrealized gain on swap 


74


220


294

Comprehensive income


$                   3,228


$                           68


$         3,296

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