Press Release Details

Iron Mountain Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2021 Results

Feb 24, 2022

-- Full Year Net Income increases 32%; Achieves record quarterly and annual Revenue, AFFO and Adjusted EBITDA --

-- Issues Full Year 2022 Guidance; Growth at midpoint of 16% Revenue and 12% Adjusted EBITDA --

BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Iron Mountain Incorporated (NYSE: IRM), a global leader in innovative storage, data center infrastructure, asset lifecycle management and information management services, announces record financial and operating results for the fourth quarter and full year 2021. The conference call / webcast details, earnings call presentation and supplemental financial information, which includes definitions of certain capitalized terms used in this release, are available on Iron Mountain’s Investor Relations website. Reconciliations of non-GAAP measures to the appropriate GAAP measures are included herein.

“We are pleased to have delivered exceptional performance in the fourth quarter, marking a record year both in terms of revenue and profitability - in spite of COVID still impacting some of our traditional services. This record result is reflective of our expanding and broad offerings, continued resiliency in our storage businesses, deep customer relationships, and strength of our team," said William L. Meaney, President and CEO of Iron Mountain. "Despite the challenges associated with the pandemic, our Mountaineers around the world have continued to put our customers first. This customer-first mindset has delivered accelerated growth for our company as a result of solving more and more of our customers' critical issues linked to their digital transformation and asset protection initiatives. As we look ahead, we have never been more confident in our ability to continue to create meaningful value for our customers and our shareholders."

Financial Performance Highlights for the Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2021

($ in millions, except per share data)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

 

 

Full Year Ended

 

 

 

 

12/31/21

 

12/31/20

 

Y/Y %
Change

 

12/31/21

 

12/31/20

 

Y/Y %
Change

Storage Rental Revenue

 

$725

 

$697

 

4%

 

$2,870

 

$2,754

 

4%

Service Revenue

 

$434

 

$362

 

20%

 

$1,621

 

$1,393

 

16%

Total Revenue

 

$1,160

 

$1,060

 

9%

 

$4,492

 

$4,147

 

8%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net Income (Loss)

 

$61

 

$247

 

(75)%

 

$453

 

$343

 

32%

Adjusted EBITDA

 

$431

 

$374

 

15%

 

$1,635

 

$1,476

 

11%

Adjusted EBITDA Margin

 

37.1%

 

35.3%

 

+180 bps

 

36.4%

 

35.6%

 

+80 bps

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AFFO

 

$267

 

$191

 

40%

 

$1,012

 

$888

 

14%

AFFO per share

 

$0.92

 

$0.66

 

39%

 

$3.48

 

$3.07

 

13%

  • Total reported Revenues for the fourth quarter were $1.16 billion, compared with $1.06 billion in the fourth quarter of 2020, an increase of 9.4%. Excluding the impact of foreign currency exchange (FX), total reported Revenues increased 9.9% compared to the prior year, driven by a 20.4% increase in Service revenue, while Storage rental revenue increased 4.5%. For the full year, total reported Revenues increased 8.3%, or 6.8%, excluding the impact of FX.
  • Net Income for the fourth quarter was $61.5 million compared with $246.8 million in the fourth quarter of 2020. The following items were included in Net Income:
    • Restructuring Charges of $76.7 million associated with the implementation of Project Summit in the fourth quarter of 2021 compared to $65.7 million in the fourth quarter of 2020.
    • Gain on Disposal/Write-Down of PP&E, Net of $37.7 million in the fourth quarter of 2021 compared to $285.4 million in the fourth quarter of 2020, primarily related to the company's capital recycling program.
  • For the full year, Net Income was $452.7 million, compared with $343.1 million in 2020. The following items were included in the full year ended 2021 and 2020, respectively:
    • Restructuring Charges of $206.4 million compared to $194.4 million.
    • Intangible Impairment charge of $23.0 million related to the writedown of goodwill associated with the Fine Arts business in the first quarter of 2020.
    • Gain on Disposal/Write-Down of PP&E, Net of $172.0 million compared to $363.5 million, primarily related to the company's capital recycling program.
    • Other Income, Net of $192.8 million, primarily related to a gain on sale from the divestment of the company's Intellectual Property Management business, compared to Other Expense, Net of $143.5 million, primarily related to a debt extinguishment charge and foreign currency translation losses.
  • Adjusted EBITDA for the fourth quarter was $430.7 million, compared with $374.2 million in the fourth quarter of 2020, an increase of 15.1%. On a constant currency basis, Adjusted EBITDA increased by 15.4%, driven by the strong increase in Service revenue and benefits from Project Summit. For the full year, Adjusted EBITDA was $1.635 billion, compared with $1.476 billion in full year 2020, an increase of 10.8%. On a constant currency basis, Adjusted EBITDA increased 9.1%.
  • Reported EPS - Fully Diluted from Net Income (Loss) Attributable to Iron Mountain Incorporated for the fourth quarter was $0.21, compared with $0.86 in the fourth quarter of 2020. For the full year, Reported EPS - Fully Diluted from Net Income (Loss) Attributable to Iron Mountain Incorporated was $1.55, compared with $1.19 in full year 2020.
  • Adjusted EPS for the fourth quarter was $0.43, compared with $0.29 in the fourth quarter of 2020. Adjusted EPS reflects a structural tax rate of 17.7% and 15.1%, in the fourth quarters of 2021 and 2020, respectively. For the full year, Adjusted EPS was $1.51, compared with $1.19 in full year 2020.
  • FFO (Normalized) per share was $0.74 for the fourth quarter, compared with $0.60 in the fourth quarter of 2020, an increase of 23.3%. For the full year, FFO (Normalized) per share was $2.76, compared with $2.42 in full year 2020, an increase of 14.0%.
  • AFFO was $267.0 million for the fourth quarter, compared with $190.8 million in the fourth quarter of 2020, an increase of 40.0%, driven by improved EBITDA in 2021 and higher levels of recurring capital spend in the fourth quarter of 2020 as the Company caught up on delayed activities due to the pandemic. For the full year, AFFO was $1.012 billion, compared with $887.5 million in full year 2020, an increase of 14.0%.
  • AFFO per share was $0.92 for the fourth quarter, compared with $0.66 in the fourth quarter of 2020, an increase of 38.7%, driven by improved EBITDA in 2021 and higher levels of recurring capital spend in the fourth quarter of 2020 as the Company caught up on delayed activities due to the pandemic. For the full year, AFFO per share was $3.48, compared with $3.07 in full year 2020, an increase of 13.4%.
  • Global RIM business revenue increased 8.1% in the fourth quarter, or an 8.6% increase compared to the fourth quarter of 2020, excluding the impact of FX. For the full year, total revenue increased 7.5%, or 5.9%, excluding the impact of FX. Global RIM Adjusted EBITDA margin increased 160 basis points in the fourth quarter and 100 basis points for the full year as compared to 2020. Improved profitability was driven by revenue management, productivity and record volume levels.
  • Global Data Center business revenue increased 24.7% in the fourth quarter, or a 25.3% increase compared to the fourth quarter of 2020, excluding the impact of FX. For the full year, total revenue increased 17.0%, or 16.2%, excluding the impact of FX. Iron Mountain executed 27 megawatts of new and expansion leases in the fourth quarter, bringing total new and expansion leasing activity to 49 megawatts for the full year 2021.

Dividend

On February 24, 2022, Iron Mountain's Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.6185 per share for the first quarter. The first-quarter 2022 dividend is payable on April 6, 2022, for shareholders of record on March 15, 2022.

Guidance

Iron Mountain issued full year 2022 guidance inclusive of closed transactions; details are summarized in the table below.

 

2022 Guidance(1)

 

($ in millions, except per share data)

 

 

 

 

2022 Guidance

Y/Y % Change

 

Total Revenue

$5,125 - $5,275

14% - 17%

 

Adjusted EBITDA

$1,800 - $1,850

10% - 13%

 

AFFO

$1,085 - $1,120

7% - 11%

 

AFFO Per Share

$3.70 - $3.82

6% - 10%

(1) Iron Mountain does not provide a reconciliation of non-GAAP measures that it discusses as part of its annual guidance or long term outlook because certain significant information required for such reconciliation is not available without unreasonable efforts or at all, including, most notably, the impact of exchange rates on Iron Mountain’s transactions, loss or gain related to the disposition of real estate and other income or expense. Without this information, Iron Mountain does not believe that a reconciliation would be meaningful.

About Iron Mountain

Iron Mountain Incorporated (NYSE: IRM) is a global leader in innovative storage, asset lifecycle management and information management services. Founded in 1951 and trusted by more than 225,000 customers worldwide, Iron Mountain helps customers CLIMB HIGHER™ to transform their businesses. Through a range of services including digital transformation, data centers, secure records storage, information management, asset lifecycle management, secure destruction, and art storage and logistics, Iron Mountain helps businesses bring light to their dark data, enabling customers to unlock value and intelligence from their stored digital and physical assets at speed and with security, while helping them meet their environmental goals.

To learn more about Iron Mountain, please visit: www.IronMountain.com and follow @IronMountain on Twitter and LinkedIn.

Forward Looking Statements

We have made statements in this press release that constitute "forward-looking statements" as that term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and other securities laws. These forward-looking statements concern our operations, economic performance, financial condition, goals, beliefs, future growth strategies, investment objectives, plans and current expectations, such as our (1) 2022 guidance as well as our expectations for growth, including growth opportunities and growth rates for revenue by segment, organic revenue, organic volume and other metrics, including data center leasing, (2) expectations and assumptions regarding the impact from the COVID-19 pandemic on us and our customers, including on our businesses, financial position, results of operations and cash flows, (3) expected benefits related to Project Summit, (4) expectations as to our capital allocation strategy, including our future investments, leverage ratio, AFFO payout ratio, dividend payments and possible funding sources (including real estate monetization) and capital expenditures, (5) expectations regarding the closing of pending acquisitions and investments, and (6) other forward-looking statements related to our business, results of operations and financial condition.

These forward-looking statements are subject to various known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, and you should not rely upon them except as statements of our present intentions and of our present expectations, which may or may not occur. When we use words such as "believes," "expects," "anticipates," "estimates," "plans," "intends" or similar expressions, we are making forward-looking statements. Although we believe that our forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, our expected results may not be achieved, and actual results may differ materially from our expectations. In addition, important factors that could cause actual results to differ from expectations include, among others: (i) the severity and duration of the COVID-19 pandemic and its effects on the global economy, including its effects on us, the markets we serve and our customers and the third parties with whom we do business within those markets; (ii) our ability to remain qualified for taxation as a real estate investment trust for United States federal income tax purposes; (iii) changes in customer preferences and demand for our storage and information management services, including as a result of the shift from paper and tape storage to alternative technologies that require less physical space; (iv) our ability or inability to execute our strategic growth plan, including our ability to invest according to plan, incorporate new digital information technologies into our offerings, achieve satisfactory returns on new product offerings, continue our revenue management, expand internationally, complete acquisitions on satisfactory terms, integrate acquired companies efficiently and grow our business through joint ventures; (v) changes in the amount of our capital expenditures; (vi) our ability to raise debt or equity capital and changes in the cost of our debt; (vii) the cost and our ability to comply with, laws, regulations and customer demands, including those relating to data security and privacy issues, as well as fire and safety and environmental standards; (viii) the impact of litigation or disputes that may arise in connection with incidents in which we fail to protect our customers' information or our internal records or information technology systems and the impact of such incidents on our reputation and ability to compete; (ix) changes in the price for our storage and information management services relative to the cost of providing such storage and information management services; (x) changes in the political and economic environments in the countries in which our international subsidiaries operate and changes in the global political climate, particularly as we consolidate operations and move records and data across borders; (xi) our ability to comply with our existing debt obligations and restrictions in our debt instruments; (xii) the impact of service interruptions or equipment damage and the cost of power on our data center operations; (xiii) the cost or potential liabilities associated with real estate necessary for our business; (xiv) failures in our adoption of new IT systems; (xv) other trends in competitive or economic conditions affecting our financial condition or results of operations not presently contemplated; and (xvi) the other risks described in our periodic reports filed with the SEC, including under the caption “Risk Factors” in Part I, Item 1A of our Annual Report. Except as required by law, we undertake no obligation to update any forward-looking statements appearing in this report.

Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Measures:

Throughout this release, Iron Mountain discusses (1) Adjusted EBITDA, (2) Adjusted Earnings per Share (“Adjusted EPS”), (3) Funds from Operations (“FFO Nareit”), (4) FFO (Normalized), and (5) Adjusted Funds from Operations (“AFFO”). These measures do not conform to accounting principles generally accepted in the United States (“GAAP”). These non-GAAP measures are supplemental metrics designed to enhance our disclosure and to provide additional information that we believe to be important for investors to consider in addition to, but not as a substitute for, other measures of financial performance reported in accordance with GAAP, such as operating income, net income (loss) attributable to Iron Mountain Incorporated or cash flows from operating activities (as determined in accordance with GAAP). The reconciliation of these measures to the appropriate GAAP measure, as required by Regulation G under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and their definitions are included later in this release.

Consolidated Balance Sheets

(Unaudited; dollars in thousands)

 

 

12/31/2021

 

12/31/2020

ASSETS

 

 

 

 

Current Assets:

 

 

 

 

Cash and Cash Equivalents

 

$255,828

 

 

$205,063

 

Accounts Receivable, Net

 

 

961,419

 

 

 

859,344

 

Prepaid Expenses and Other

 

 

224,020

 

 

 

205,380

 

Total Current Assets

 

$1,441,267

 

 

$1,269,787

 

Property, Plant and Equipment:

 

 

 

 

Property, Plant and Equipment

 

$8,647,303

 

 

$8,246,337

 

Less: Accumulated Depreciation

 

 

(3,979,159

)

 

 

(3,743,894

)

Property, Plant and Equipment, Net

 

$4,668,144

 

 

$4,502,443

 

Other Assets, Net:

 

 

 

 

Goodwill

 

$4,463,531

 

 

$4,557,609

 

Customer Relationships, Customer Inducements and Data Center Lease-Based Intangibles

 

 

1,181,043

 

 

 

1,326,977

 

Operating Lease Right-of-Use Assets

 

 

2,314,422

 

 

 

2,196,502

 

Other

 

 

381,624

 

 

 

295,949

 

Total Other Assets, Net

 

$8,340,620

 

 

$8,377,037

 

Total Assets

 

$14,450,031

 

 

$14,149,267

 

 

 

 

 

 

LIABILITIES AND EQUITY

 

 

 

 

Current Liabilities:

 

 

 

 

Current Portion of Long-term Debt

 

$309,428

 

 

$193,759

 

Accounts Payable

 

 

369,145

 

 

 

359,863

 

Accrued Expenses and Other Current Liabilities

 

 

1,032,537

 

 

 

1,146,288

 

Deferred Revenue

 

 

307,470

 

 

 

295,785

 

Total Current Liabilities

 

$2,018,580

 

 

$1,995,695

 

Long-term Debt, Net of Current Portion

 

 

8,962,513

 

 

 

8,509,555

 

Long-term Operating Lease Liabilities, Net of Current Portion

 

 

2,171,472

 

 

 

2,044,598

 

Other Long-term Liabilities

 

 

144,053

 

 

 

204,508

 

Deferred Income Taxes

 

 

223,934

 

 

 

198,377

 

Redeemable Noncontrolling Interests

 

 

72,411

 

 

 

59,805

 

Total Long-term Liabilities

 

$11,574,383

 

 

$11,016,843

 

Total Liabilities

 

$13,592,963

 

 

$13,012,538

 

Equity

 

 

 

 

Total Equity

 

$857,068

 

 

$1,136,729

 

Total Liabilities and Equity

 

$14,450,031

 

 

$14,149,267

 

Quarterly Consolidated Statements of Operations

(Unaudited; dollars in thousands, except per-share data)

 

Q4 2021

 

Q3 2021

 

Q/Q %
Change

 

 

Q4 2020

 

Y/Y %
Change

Revenues:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Storage Rental

$725,177

 

 

$718,614

 

 

0.9

%

 

 

$697,294

 

 

4.0

%

Service

 

434,410

 

 

 

411,534

 

 

5.6

%

 

 

 

362,359

 

 

19.9

%

Total Revenues

$1,159,587

 

 

$1,130,148

 

 

2.6

%

 

 

$1,059,653

 

 

9.4

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating Expenses:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cost of Sales (excluding Depreciation and Amortization)

$479,078

 

 

$481,663

 

 

(0.5

) %

 

 

$449,224

 

 

6.6

%

Selling, General and Administrative

 

262,461

 

 

 

241,596

 

 

8.6

%

 

 

 

236,438

 

 

11.0

%

Depreciation and Amortization

 

173,277

 

 

 

174,818

 

 

(0.9

) %

 

 

 

168,383

 

 

2.9

%

Acquisition and Integration Costs

 

9,349

 

 

 

1,138

 

 

721.7

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

Restructuring Charges

 

76,740

 

 

 

50,432

 

 

52.2

%

 

 

 

65,681

 

 

16.8

%

(Gain) Loss on Disposal/Write-Down of PP&E, Net

 

(37,720

)

 

 

(935

)

 

3,934.2

%

 

 

 

(285,366

)

 

(86.8

) %

Total Operating Expenses

$963,185

 

 

$948,712

 

 

1.5

%

 

 

$634,359

 

 

51.8

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating Income (Loss)

$196,402

 

 

$181,436

 

 

8.2

%

 

 

$425,294

 

 

(53.8

) %

Interest Expense, Net

 

104,510

 

 

 

103,809

 

 

0.7

%

 

 

 

105,127

 

 

(0.6

) %

Other Expense (Income), Net

 

7,214

 

 

 

(18,501

)

 

(139.0

) %

 

 

 

77,108

 

 

(90.6

) %

Net Income (Loss) Before Provision (Benefit) for Income Taxes

$84,678

 

 

$96,128

 

 

(11.9

) %

 

 

$243,060

 

 

(65.2

) %

Provision (Benefit) for Income Taxes

 

23,217

 

 

 

28,017

 

 

(17.1

) %

 

 

 

(3,695

)

 

(728.3

) %

Net Income (Loss)

$61,461

 

 

$68,111

 

 

(9.8

) %

 

 

$246,755

 

 

(75.1

) %

Less: Net (Loss) Income Attributable to Noncontrolling Interests

 

(187

)

 

 

428

 

 

(143.7

) %

 

 

 

(656

)

 

(71.5

) %

Net Income (Loss) Attributable to Iron Mountain Incorporated

$61,648

 

 

$67,683

 

 

(8.9

) %

 

 

$247,411

 

 

(75.1

) %

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net Income (Loss) Per Share Attributable to Iron Mountain
Incorporated:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

$0.21

 

 

$0.23

 

 

(8.7

) %

 

 

$0.86

 

 

(75.6

) %

Diluted

$0.21

 

 

$0.23

 

 

(8.7

) %

 

 

$0.86

 

 

(75.6

) %

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted Average Common Shares Outstanding - Basic

 

290,064

 

 

 

289,762

 

 

0.1

%

 

 

 

288,419

 

 

0.6

%

Weighted Average Common Shares Outstanding - Diluted

 

291,811

 

 

 

291,482

 

 

0.1

%

 

 

 

289,161

 

 

0.9

%

Full Year Consolidated Statements of Operations

(Unaudited; dollars in thousands, except per-share data)

 

Full Year 2021

 

Full Year 2020

 

% Change

Revenues:

 

 

 

 

 

Storage Rental

$2,870,119

 

 

$2,754,091

 

 

4.2

%

Service

 

1,621,412

 

 

 

1,393,179

 

 

16.4

%

Total Revenues

$4,491,531

 

 

$4,147,270

 

 

8.3

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating Expenses:

 

 

 

 

 

Cost of Sales (excluding Depreciation and Amortization) (1)

$1,887,229

 

 

$1,757,342

 

 

7.4

%

Selling, General and Administrative (2)

 

1,022,559

 

 

 

949,215

 

 

7.7

%

Depreciation and Amortization

 

680,422

 

 

 

652,069

 

 

4.3

%

Acquisition and Integration Costs

 

12,764

 

 

 

 

 

 

Restructuring Charges

 

206,426

 

 

 

194,396

 

 

6.2

%

Intangible Impairments

 

 

 

 

23,000

 

 

(100.0

) %

(Gain) Loss on Disposal/Write-Down of PP&E, Net

 

(172,041

)

 

 

(363,537

)

 

(52.7

) %

Total Operating Expenses

$3,637,359

 

 

$3,212,485

 

 

13.2

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating Income (Loss)

$854,172

 

 

$934,785

 

 

(8.6

) %

Interest Expense, Net

 

417,961

 

 

 

418,535

 

 

(0.1

) %

Other Expense (Income), Net

 

(192,804

)

 

 

143,545

 

 

(234.3

) %

Net Income (Loss) Before Provision (Benefit) for Income Taxes

$629,015

 

 

$372,705

 

 

68.8

%

Provision (Benefit) for Income Taxes

 

176,290

 

 

 

29,609

 

 

495.4

%

Net Income (Loss)

$452,725

 

 

$343,096

 

 

32.0

%

Less: Net (Loss) Income Attributable to Noncontrolling Interests

 

2,506

 

 

 

403

 

 

521.8

%

Net Income (Loss) Attributable to Iron Mountain Incorporated

$450,219

 

 

$342,693

 

 

31.4

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net Income (Loss) Per Share Attributable to Iron Mountain Incorporated:

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

$1.56

 

 

$1.19

 

 

31.1

%

Diluted

$1.55

 

 

$1.19

 

 

30.3

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted Average Common Shares Outstanding - Basic

 

289,457

 

 

 

288,183

 

 

0.4

%

Weighted Average Common Shares Outstanding - Diluted

 

290,975

 

 

 

288,643

 

 

0.8

%

(1) Includes $7.6M of direct and incremental costs related to COVID-19 in Full Year 2020.
(2) Includes $1.6M of direct and incremental costs related to COVID-19 in Full Year 2020.

Quarterly Reconciliation of Net Income (Loss) to Adjusted EBITDA

(Dollars in thousands)

 

Q4 2021

 

Q3 2021

 

Q/Q %
Change

 

 

Q4 2020

 

Y/Y %
Change

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net Income (Loss)

$61,461

 

 

$68,111

 

 

(9.8

) %

 

 

$246,755

 

 

(75.1

) %

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Add / (Deduct):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest Expense, Net

 

104,510

 

 

 

103,809

 

 

0.7

%

 

 

 

105,127

 

 

(0.6

) %

Provision (Benefit) for Income Taxes

 

23,217

 

 

 

28,017

 

 

(17.1

) %

 

 

 

(3,695

)

 

(728.3

) %

Depreciation and Amortization

 

173,277

 

 

 

174,818

 

 

(0.9

) %

 

 

 

168,383

 

 

2.9

%

Acquisition and Integration Costs

 

9,349

 

 

 

1,138

 

 

721.7

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

Restructuring Charges

 

76,740

 

 

 

50,432

 

 

52.2

%

 

 

 

65,681

 

 

16.8

%

(Gain) Loss on Disposal/Write-Down of PP&E, Net (Including Real Estate)

 

(37,720

)

 

 

(935

)

 

3,934.2

%

 

 

 

(285,366

)

 

(86.8

) %

Other Expense (Income), Net, Excluding our Share of Losses (Gains) from
our Unconsolidated Joint Ventures

 

3,255

 

 

 

(21,517

)

 

(115.1

) %

 

 

 

74,212

 

 

(95.6

) %

Stock-Based Compensation Expense

 

15,088

 

 

 

12,644

 

 

19.3

%

 

 

 

2,216

 

 

580.9

%

Our Share of Adjusted EBITDA Reconciling Items from our Unconsolidated
Joint Ventures

 

1,557

 

 

 

1,252

 

 

24.4

%

 

 

 

175

 

 

789.3

%

Adjusted EBITDA

$430,734

 

 

$417,769

 

 

3.1

%

 

 

$374,247

 

 

15.1

%

Adjusted EBITDA

We define Adjusted EBITDA as net income (loss) before interest expense, net, provision (benefit) for income taxes, depreciation and amortization (inclusive of our share of Adjusted EBITDA from our unconsolidated joint ventures), and excluding certain items we do not believe to be indicative of our core operating results, specifically: (i) Acquisition and Integration Costs, (ii) Restructuring Charges; (iii) Intangible impairments; (iv) (Gain) loss on disposal/write-down of property, plant and equipment, net (including real estate); (v) Other expense (income), net; (vi) Stock-based compensation expense; and (vii) COVID-19 Costs. Adjusted EBITDA Margin is calculated by dividing Adjusted EBITDA by total revenues. We use multiples of current or projected Adjusted EBITDA in conjunction with our discounted cash flow models to determine our estimated overall enterprise valuation and to evaluate acquisition targets. We believe Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA Margin provide our current and potential investors with relevant and useful information regarding our ability to generate cash flows to support business investment. These measures are an integral part of the internal reporting system we use to assess and evaluate the operating performance of our business.

Adjusted EBITDA excludes both interest expense, net and the provision (benefit) for income taxes. These expenses are associated with our capitalization and tax structures, which we do not consider when evaluating the operating profitability of our core operations. Adjusted EBITDA also does not include depreciation and amortization expenses, in order to eliminate the impact of capital investments, which we evaluate by comparing capital expenditures to incremental revenue generated and as a percentage of total revenues. Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA Margin should be considered in addition to, but not as a substitute for, other measures of financial performance reported in accordance with GAAP, such as operating income, net income (loss) or cash flows from operating activities (as determined in accordance with GAAP).

Full Year Reconciliation of Net Income (Loss) to Adjusted EBITDA

(Dollars in thousands)

 

Full Year 2021

 

Full Year 2020

 

% Change

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net Income (Loss)

$452,725

 

 

$343,096

 

 

32.0

%

Add / (Deduct):

 

 

 

 

 

Interest Expense, Net

 

417,961

 

 

 

418,535

 

 

(0.1

) %

Provision (Benefit) for Income Taxes

 

176,290

 

 

 

29,609

 

 

495.4

%

Depreciation and Amortization

 

680,422

 

 

 

652,069

 

 

4.3

%

Acquisition and Integration Costs

 

12,764

 

 

 

 

 

 

Restructuring Charges

 

206,426

 

 

 

194,396

 

 

6.2

%

Intangible Impairments

 

 

 

 

23,000

 

 

(100.0

) %

(Gain) Loss on Disposal/Write-Down of PP&E, Net (Including Real Estate)

 

(172,041

)

 

 

(363,537

)

 

(52.7

) %

Other (Income) Expense, Net, Excluding our Share of Losses (Gains) from
our Unconsolidated Joint Ventures

 

(205,746

)

 

 

133,611

 

 

(254.0

) %

Stock-Based Compensation Expense

 

61,001

 

 

 

34,272

 

 

78.0

%

COVID-19 Costs

 

 

 

 

9,285

 

 

(100.0

) %

Our Share of Adjusted EBITDA Reconciling Items from our Unconsolidated
Joint Ventures

 

4,897

 

 

 

1,385

 

 

253.6

%

Adjusted EBITDA

$1,634,699

 

 

$1,475,721

 

 

10.8

%

Quarterly Reconciliation of Reported Earnings per Share to Adjusted Earnings per Share

 

Q4 2021

 

Q3 2021

 

Q/Q %
Change

 

 

Q4 2020

 

Y/Y %
Change

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reported EPS - Fully Diluted from Net Income (Loss) Attributable to
Iron Mountain Incorporated

$0.21

 

 

$0.23

 

 

(9.0

) %

 

 

$0.86

 

 

(75.4

) %

Add / (Deduct):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Acquisition and Integration Costs

 

0.03

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Restructuring Charges

 

0.26

 

 

 

0.17

 

 

52.0

%

 

 

 

0.23

 

 

14.3

%

(Gain) Loss on Disposal/Write-Down of PP&E, Net

 

(0.13

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(0.99

)

 

(86.9

) %

Other (Income) Expense, Net, Excluding our Share of Losses (Gains)
from our Unconsolidated Joint Ventures

 

0.01

 

 

 

(0.07

)

 

(115.2

) %

 

 

 

0.26

 

 

(95.7

) %

Stock-Based Compensation Expense

 

0.05

 

 

 

0.04

 

 

19.2

%

 

 

 

0.01

 

 

417.0

%

Tax Impact of Reconciling Items and Discrete Tax Items (1)

 

(0.01

)

 

 

0.02

 

 

(167.3

) %

 

 

 

(0.06

)

 

(79.5

) %

Adjusted EPS - Fully Diluted from Net Income (Loss) Attributable to Iron Mountain Incorporated

$0.43

 

 

$0.40

 

 

8.0

%

 

 

$0.29

 

 

47.3

%

(1) The difference between our effective tax rates and our structural tax rate (or adjusted effective tax rates) for the quarters and years ended December 31, 2021 and 2020, is primarily due to (i) the reconciling items above, which impact our reported net income (loss) before provision (benefit) for income taxes and (ii) other discrete tax items. Our structural tax rate for purposes of the calculation of Adjusted EPS for the years ended December 31, 2021 and 2020 was 17.7% and 15.1%. The Tax Impact of Reconciling Items and Discrete Tax Items is calculated using the current quarter’s estimate of the annual structural tax rate for the full year. This may result in the current period adjustment plus prior reported quarterly adjustments not summing to the full year adjustment.

Adjusted Earnings Per Share, or Adjusted EPS

We define Adjusted EPS as reported earnings per share fully diluted from net income (loss) attributable to Iron Mountain Incorporated (inclusive of our share of adjusted losses (gains) from our unconsolidated joint ventures) and excluding certain items, specifically: (i) Acquisition and Integration Costs; (ii) Restructuring Charges; (iii) Intangible impairments; (iv) (Gain) loss on disposal/write-down of property, plant and equipment, net (including real estate); (v) Other expense (income), net; (vi) Stock-based compensation expense; (vii) COVID-19 Costs, and (viii) Tax impact of reconciling items and discrete tax items. We do not believe these excluded items to be indicative of our ongoing operating results, and they are not considered when we are forecasting our future results. We believe Adjusted EPS is of value to our current and potential investors when comparing our results from past, present and future periods.

Full Year Reconciliation of Reported Earnings per Share to Adjusted Earnings per Share

 

Full Year 2021

 

Full Year 2020

 

% Change

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reported EPS - Fully Diluted from Net Income (Loss) Attributable to Iron
Mountain Incorporated

$1.55

 

 

$1.19

 

 

30.3

%

Add / (Deduct):

 

 

 

 

 

Acquisition and Integration Costs

 

0.04

 

 

 

 

 

 

Restructuring Charges

 

0.71

 

 

 

0.67

 

 

6.0

%

Intangible Impairments

 

 

 

 

0.08

 

 

(100.0

) %

(Gain) Loss on Disposal/Write-Down of PP&E, Net

 

(0.59

)

 

 

(1.26

)

 

(53.2

) %

Other (Income) Expense, Net, Excluding our Share of Losses (Gains) from
our Unconsolidated Joint Ventures

 

(0.71

)

 

 

0.46

 

 

(254.3

) %

Stock-Based Compensation Expense

 

0.21

 

 

 

0.12

 

 

75.0

%

COVID-19 Costs

 

 

 

 

0.03

 

 

(100.0

) %

Tax Impact of Reconciling Items and Discrete Tax Items (1)

 

0.28

 

 

 

(0.11

)

 

(354.5

) %

Income (Loss) Attributable to Noncontrolling Interests

 

0.01

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adjusted EPS - Fully Diluted from Net Income (Loss) Attributable to Iron
Mountain Incorporated

$1.51

 

 

$1.19

 

 

26.9

%

(1) The difference between our effective tax rates and our structural tax rate (or adjusted effective tax rates) for the quarters and years ended December 31, 2021 and 2020, is primarily due to (i) the reconciling items above, which impact our reported net income (loss) before provision (benefit) for income taxes and (ii) other discrete tax items. Our structural tax rate for purposes of the calculation of Adjusted EPS for the years ended December 31, 2021 and 2020 was 17.7% and 15.1%. The Tax Impact of Reconciling Items and Discrete Tax Items is calculated using the current quarter’s estimate of the annual structural tax rate for the full year. This may result in the current period adjustment plus prior reported quarterly adjustments not summing to the full year adjustment.

Quarterly Reconciliation of Net Income (Loss) to FFO and AFFO

(Dollars in thousands, except per-share data)

 

Q4 2021

 

Q3 2021

 

Q/Q %
Change

 

 

Q4 2020

 

Y/Y %
Change

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net Income

$61,461

 

 

$68,111

 

 

(9.8

) %

 

 

$246,755

 

 

(75.1

) %

Add / (Deduct):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Real Estate Depreciation (1)

 

77,423

 

 

 

79,463

 

 

(2.6

) %

 

 

 

74,618

 

 

3.8

%

(Gain) Loss on Sale of Real Estate, Net of Tax

 

(36,859

)

 

 

748

 

 

(5,029.5

) %

 

 

 

(288,248

)

 

(87.2

) %

Data Center Lease-Based Intangible Asset Amortization (2)

 

10,910

 

 

 

10,458

 

 

4.3

%

 

 

 

10,464

 

 

4.3

%

FFO (Nareit)

$112,935

 

 

$158,780

 

 

(28.9

) %

 

 

$43,589

 

 

159.1

%

Add / (Deduct):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Acquisition and Integration Costs

 

9,349

 

 

 

1,138

 

 

721.7

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

Restructuring Charges

 

76,740

 

 

 

50,432

 

 

52.2

%

 

 

 

65,681

 

 

16.8

%

(Gain) Loss on Disposal/Write-Down of PP&E, Net (Excluding Real Estate)

 

(861

)

 

 

(1,668

)

 

(48.4

) %

 

 

 

2,881

 

 

(130.2

) %

Other Expense (Income), Net, Excluding our Share of
Losses (Gains) from our Unconsolidated Joint Ventures

 

3,255

 

 

 

(21,517

)

 

(115.1

) %

 

 

 

74,212

 

 

(95.6

) %

Stock-Based Compensation Expense

 

15,088

 

 

 

12,644

 

 

19.3

%

 

 

 

2,216

 

 

580.9

%

Real Estate Financing Lease Depreciation

 

3,844

 

 

 

3,740

 

 

2.8

%

 

 

 

3,706

 

 

3.7

%

Tax Impact of Reconciling Items and Discrete Tax Items (3)

 

(3,586

)

 

 

5,304

 

 

(167.6

) %

 

 

 

(18,795

)

 

(80.9

) %

Our Share of FFO (Normalized) Reconciling Items from our
Unconsolidated Joint Ventures

 

(8

)

 

 

(17

)

 

(53.0

) %

 

 

 

(7

)

 

14.3

%

FFO (Normalized)

$216,757

 

 

$208,836

 

 

3.8

%

 

 

$173,483

 

 

24.9

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Per Share Amounts (Fully Diluted Shares):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FFO (Nareit)

$0.39

 

 

$0.55

 

 

(28.4

) %

 

 

$0.15

 

 

160.0

%

FFO (Normalized)

$0.74

 

 

$0.72

 

 

2.8

%

 

 

$0.60

 

 

23.3

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted Average Common Shares Outstanding - Basic

 

290,064

 

 

 

289,762

 

 

0.1

%

 

 

 

288,419

 

 

0.6

%

Weighted Average Common Shares Outstanding - Diluted

 

291,811

 

 

 

291,482

 

 

0.1

%

 

 

 

289,161

 

 

0.9

%

(1) Includes depreciation expense related to owned real estate assets (land improvements, buildings, building improvements, leasehold improvements and racking), excluding depreciation related to financing leases.
(2) Includes amortization expense for Data Center In-Place Lease Intangible Assets and Data Center Tenant Relationship Intangible Assets.
(3) Represents the tax impact of (i) the reconciling items above, which impact our reported net income (loss) before provision (benefit) for income taxes but have an insignificant impact on our reported provision (benefit) from income taxes and (ii) other discrete tax items.

Funds From Operations, or FFO (Nareit), and FFO (Normalized)

Funds from operations ("FFO") is defined by the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (“Nareit”) as net income (loss) excluding depreciation on real estate assets, losses and gains on sale of real estate, net of tax, and amortization of data center leased-based intangibles and adjusting for our share of reconciling items from our unconsolidated joint ventures from FFO (“FFO (Nareit)”). FFO (Nareit) does not give effect to real estate depreciation because these amounts are computed, under GAAP, to allocate the cost of a property over its useful life. Because values for well-maintained real estate assets have historically increased or decreased based upon prevailing market conditions, we believe that FFO (Nareit) provides investors with a clearer view of our operating performance. Our most directly comparable GAAP measure to FFO (Nareit) is net income (loss).

Although Nareit has published a definition of FFO, we modify FFO (Nareit), as is common among REITs seeking to provide financial measures that most meaningfully reflect their particular business ("FFO (Normalized)"). Our definition of FFO (Normalized) excludes certain items included in FFO (Nareit) that we believe are not indicative of our core operating results, specifically: (i) Acquisition and Integration Costs; (ii) Restructuring Charges; (iii) Intangible impairments; (iv) Loss (gain) on disposal/write-down of property, plant and equipment, net (excluding real estate); (v) Other expense (income), net, (vi) Stock-based compensation expense; (vii) COVID-19 Costs, (viii) Real estate financing lease depreciation; and (ix) Tax impact of reconciling items and discrete tax items.

 FFO (Normalized) per share

FFO (Normalized) divided by weighted average fully-diluted shares outstanding.

Quarterly Reconciliation of Net Income (Loss) to FFO and AFFO (continued)

(Dollars in thousands)

 

Q4 2021

 

Q3 2021

 

Q/Q %
Change

 

 

Q4 2020

 

Y/Y %
Change

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FFO (Normalized)

$216,757

 

$208,836

 

3.8

%

 

 

$173,483

 

 

24.9

%

Add / (Deduct):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-Real Estate Depreciation

 

36,535

 

 

37,128

 

(1.6

) %

 

 

 

34,461

 

 

6.0

%

Amortization Expense (1)

 

36,181

 

 

36,361

 

(0.5

) %

 

 

 

38,114

 

 

(5.1

) %

Amortization of Deferred Financing Costs

 

4,078

 

 

4,027

 

1.3

%

 

 

 

4,226

 

 

(3.5

) %

Revenue Reduction Associated with Amortization of Permanent
Withdrawal Fees and Above - and Below-Market Leases

 

2,274

 

 

2,251

 

1.0

%

 

 

 

2,267

 

 

0.3

%

Non-Cash Rent Expense (Income)

 

2,165

 

 

3,722

 

(41.8

) %

 

 

 

1,896

 

 

14.2

%

Reconciliation to Normalized Cash Taxes

 

13,009

 

 

8,133

 

60.0

%

 

 

 

(938

)

 

(1,486.9

) %

Our Share of AFFO Reconciling Items from our Unconsolidated
Joint Ventures

 

1,747

 

 

1,021

 

71.2

%

 

 

 

830

 

 

1,131.1

%

Less:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recurring Capital Expenditures

 

45,714

 

 

37,995

 

20.3

%

 

 

 

63,567

 

 

(28.1

) %

AFFO

$267,032

 

$263,484

 

1.3

%

 

 

$190,771

 

 

40.0

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Per Share Amounts (Fully Diluted Shares):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AFFO Per Share

$0.92

 

$0.90

 

1.2

%

 

 

$0.66

 

 

38.7

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted Average Common Shares Outstanding - Basic

 

290,064

 

 

289,762

 

0.1

%

 

 

 

288,419

 

 

0.6

%

Weighted Average Common Shares Outstanding - Diluted

 

291,811

 

 

291,482

 

0.1

%

 

 

 

289,161

 

 

0.9

%

(1) Includes Customer Relationship Value, intake costs, acquisition of customer relationships, and other intangibles. Excludes amortization of capitalized commissions of $8.4M, $7.7M, and $7.0M in Q4 2021, Q3 2021, and Q4 2020, respectively.

Adjusted Funds From Operations, or AFFO

AFFO is defined as FFO (Normalized) (1) excluding (i) non-cash rent expense (income), (ii) depreciation on non-real estate assets, (iii) amortization expense associated with (a) customer relationship value (CRV), intake costs, acquisitions of customer relationships and other intangibles, and (b) capitalized internal commissions, (iv) amortization of deferred financing costs and debt discount/premium, (v) revenue reduction associated with amortization of permanent withdrawal fees and above-and below-market data center leases, and (vi) the impact of reconciling to normalized cash taxes, and (2) including recurring capital expenditures excluding Significant Acquisition Capital Expenditures. We also adjust for these items to the extent attributable to our portion of unconsolidated ventures. We believe that AFFO, as a widely recognized measure of operations of REITs, is helpful to investors as a meaningful supplemental comparative performance measure to other REITs, including on a per share basis. AFFO should be considered in addition to, but not as a substitute for, other measures of financial performance reported in accordance with GAAP, such as operating income, net income (loss) or cash flows from operating activities (as determined in accordance with GAAP).

  AFFO per share

AFFO divided by weighted average fully-diluted shares outstanding.

Full Year Reconciliation of Net Income (Loss) to FFO and AFFO

(Dollars in thousands, except per-share data)

 

Full Year 2021

 

Full Year 2020

 

% Change

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net Income

$452,725

 

 

$343,096

 

 

32.0

%

Add / (Deduct):

 

 

 

 

 

Real Estate Depreciation (1)

 

307,717

 

 

 

298,943

 

 

2.9

%

(Gain) Loss on Sale of Real Estate, Net of Tax

 

(142,892

)

 

 

(365,709

)

 

(60.9

) %

Data Center Lease-Based Intangible Asset Amortization (2)

 

42,333

 

 

 

42,637

 

 

(0.7

) %

FFO (Nareit)

$659,883

 

 

$318,967

 

 

106.9

%

Add / (Deduct):

 

 

 

 

 

Acquisition and Integration Costs

 

12,764

 

 

 

 

 

 

Restructuring Charges

 

206,426

 

 

 

194,396

 

 

6.2

%

Intangible Impairments

 

 

 

 

23,000

 

 

(100.0

) %

(Gain) Loss on Disposal/Write-Down of PP&E, Net (Excluding Real Estate)

 

(3,751

)

 

 

2,523

 

 

(248.7

) %

Other (Income) Expense, Net, Excluding our Share of Losses (Gains) from
our Unconsolidated Joint Ventures

 

(205,746

)

 

 

133,611

 

 

(254.0

) %

Stock-Based Compensation Expense

 

61,001

 

 

 

34,272

 

 

78.0

%

COVID-19 Costs

 

 

 

 

9,285

 

 

(100.0

) %

Real Estate Financing Lease Depreciation

 

14,635

 

 

 

13,801

 

 

6.0

%

Tax Impact of Reconciling Items and Discrete Tax Items (3)

 

56,822

 

 

 

(31,825

)

 

(278.5

) %

Our Share of FFO (Normalized) Reconciling Items from our
Unconsolidated Joint Ventures

 

(38

)

 

 

(38

)

 

 

FFO (Normalized)

$801,996

 

 

$697,992

 

 

14.9

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

Per Share Amounts (Fully Diluted Shares):

 

 

 

 

 

FFO (Nareit)

$2.27

 

 

$1.11

 

 

104.5

%

FFO (Normalized)

$2.76

 

 

$2.42

 

 

14.0

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted Average Common Shares Outstanding - Basic

 

289,457

 

 

 

288,183

 

 

0.4

%

Weighted Average Common Shares Outstanding - Diluted

 

290,975

 

 

 

288,643

 

 

0.8

%

(1) Includes depreciation expense related to owned real estate assets (land improvements, buildings, building improvements, leasehold improvements and racking), excluding depreciation related to financing leases.
(2) Includes amortization expense for Data Center In-Place Lease Intangible Assets and Data Center Tenant Relationship Intangible Assets.
(3) Represents the tax impact of (i) the reconciling items above, which impact our reported net income (loss) before provision (benefit) for income taxes but have an insignificant impact on our reported provision (benefit) from income taxes and (ii) other discrete tax items.

Full Year Reconciliation of Net Income (Loss) to FFO and AFFO (continued)

(Dollars in thousands, except per-share data)

 

Full Year 2021

 

Full Year 2020

 

% Change

 

 

 

 

 

 

FFO (Normalized)

$801,996

 

$697,992

 

14.9

%

Add / (Deduct):

 

 

 

 

 

Non-Real Estate Depreciation

 

142,720

 

 

134,819

 

5.9

%

Amortization Expense (1)

 

142,278

 

 

137,817

 

3.2

%

Amortization of Deferred Financing Costs

 

16,548

 

 

17,376

 

(4.8

) %

Revenue Reduction Associated with Amortization of Permanent
Withdrawal Fees and Above - and Below-Market Leases

 

8,852

 

 

9,878

 

(10.4

) %

Non-Cash Rent Expense (Income)

 

15,256

 

 

10,172

 

50.0

%

Reconciliation to Normalized Cash Taxes

 

27,801

 

 

21,508

 

29.3

%

Our Share of AFFO Reconciling Items from our Unconsolidated Joint
Ventures

 

4,649

 

 

1,064

 

336.9

%

Less:

 

 

 

 

 

Recurring Capital Expenditures

 

148,201

 

 

143,092

 

3.6

%

AFFO

$1,011,899

 

$887,534

 

14.0

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

Per Share Amounts (Fully Diluted Shares):

 

 

 

 

 

AFFO Per Share

$3.48

 

$3.07

 

13.4

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted Average Common Shares Outstanding - Basic

 

289,457

 

 

288,183

 

0.4

%

Weighted Average Common Shares Outstanding - Diluted

 

290,975

 

 

288,643

 

0.8

%

(1) Includes Customer Relationship Value, intake costs, acquisition of customer relationships, and other intangibles. Excludes amortization of capitalized commissions of $30.8M and $24.1M in 2021 and 2020, respectively.

Investor Relations:
Gillian Tiltman
SVP, Head of Investor Relations
Gillian.Tiltman@ironmountain.com
(617) 286-4881

Sarah Barry
Manager, Investor Relations
Sarah.Barry@ironmountain.com
(617) 237-6597

Source: Iron Mountain Incorporated

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