Digital Realty Reports Third Quarter 2020 Results
October 29, 2020 at 16:06 PM EDT
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Digital Realty (NYSE: DLR), a leading global provider of cloud- and carrier-neutral data center, colocation and interconnection solutions, announced today financial results for the third quarter of 2020. All per-share results are presented on a fully-diluted share and unit basis.
Digital Realty reported revenues for the third quarter of 2020 of $1.0 billion, a 3% increase from the previous quarter and a 27% increase from the same quarter last year.
The company delivered third quarter of 2020 net loss of ($1) million, and a net loss available to common stockholders of ($37) million, or ($0.14) per diluted share, compared to $0.20 per diluted share in the previous quarter and $0.24 per diluted share in the same quarter last year.
Digital Realty generated third quarter of 2020 Adjusted EBITDA of $568 million, a 2% increase from the previous quarter and a 17% increase over the same quarter last year.
The company reported third quarter of 2020 funds from operations of $336 million, or $1.19 per share, compared to $1.49 per share in the previous quarter and $1.59 per share in the same quarter last year.
Excluding certain items that do not represent core expenses or revenue streams, Digital Realty delivered third quarter of 2020 core FFO per share of $1.54, unchanged from $1.54 per share in the previous quarter, and an 8% decrease from $1.67 per share in the same quarter last year.
In the third quarter, Digital Realty signed total bookings expected to generate $89 million of annualized GAAP rental revenue, including a $14 million contribution from interconnection.
"We delivered solid third-quarter results, driven by consistent execution and growth across the business," said Digital Realty Chief Executive Officer A. William Stein. "Our new logo growth and heightened deal velocity reflect the power of our global platform and the resiliency of our business. As we close out the year, we remain focused on delivering for our customers, maintaining our momentum, and investing in our global platform to support long-term growth."
The weighted-average lag between leases signed during the third quarter of 2020 and the contractual commencement date was seven months.
In addition to new leases signed, Digital Realty also signed renewal leases representing $161 million of annualized GAAP rental revenue during the quarter. Rental rates on renewal leases signed during the third quarter of 2020 rolled down 0.2% on a cash basis and up 0.4% on a GAAP basis.
New leases signed during the third quarter of 2020 are summarized by region as follows:
During the third quarter of 2020, Digital Realty closed on the previously announced acquisition of the freehold to the land under its Hanauer Landstraße campus in Frankfurt for €185 million, or approximately $217 million. The site includes nine Interxion data centers previously subject to leasehold agreements with approximately nine years of remaining lease term, along with Interxion's German headquarters office as well as several buildings currently leased to other customers. Interxion now owns the freehold to all 15 data centers on its Frankfurt campus.
During the third quarter of 2020, Digital Realty acquired Altus IT, the leading carrier-neutral data center provider in Croatia, for approximately €11 million, or approximately $13 million. Altus IT's highly-connected data center provides access to more than 100 customers, approximately 50 connectivity providers – including five tier-one carriers – and two main internet exchanges, establishing it as one of the most interconnected communities within Southeastern Europe.
Digital Realty also closed on the previously announced sale of a property in Gronigen, the Netherlands for €20 million, or approximately $23 million. The property is expected to generate 2020 cash net operating income of approximately €1.3 million, or approximately $1.6 million, representing a 6.7% cap rate.
During the third quarter of 2020, Digital Realty acquired the freehold to a parcel of land within approximately one kilometer of its existing campus in Vienna, Austria for €17 million, or approximately $19 million. The expansion parcel totals 22,000 square meters that will support the development of up to 40 megawatts of additional IT capacity. The parcel will be fully connected to the existing campus, the most highly connected in the Central and Eastern European region with 120 carriers, four Internet Exchanges and direct access to seven global cloud platforms.
Digital Realty completed the following financing transactions during the third quarter of 2020.
Digital Realty had approximately $12.9 billion of total debt outstanding as of September 30, 2020, comprised of $12.7 billion of unsecured debt and approximately $0.2 billion of secured debt. At the end of the third quarter of 2020, net debt-to-Adjusted EBITDA was 5.6x, debt plus-preferred-to-total enterprise value was 25.0% and fixed charge coverage was 4.4x.
Throughout the COVID-19 global pandemic, Digital Realty's data centers around the world have remained fully operational in accordance with business continuity and pandemic response plans, prioritizing the health and safety of employees, customers and partners while ensuring service levels are maintained. Digital Realty data centers have been deemed essential operations, allowing for critical personnel to remain in place and continue to provide services and support for customers. Construction activity has been somewhat delayed in a few markets due to government restrictions in certain locations and/or limited availability of labor. In some instances, these delays have impacted scheduled delivery dates. We are monitoring the situation closely and remain in frequent communication with customers, contractors and suppliers. We have proactively managed our supply chain, and we believe we have acquired the vast majority of the equipment needed to complete our 2020 development activities. We believe we have ample liquidity to fund our business needs, given the $971 million of cash on the balance sheet and $2.5 billion of availability under our global revolving credit facilities as of September 30, 2020. While we have not experienced any significant business disruptions from the COVID-19 pandemic to date, we cannot predict what impact the COVID-19 pandemic may have on our future financial condition, results of operations or cash flows due to numerous uncertainties.
Digital Realty raised its 2020 core FFO per share outlook from $6.00-$6.10 to $6.10-$6.15. The assumptions underlying the outlook are summarized in the following table.
Non-GAAP Financial Measures
This press release contains non-GAAP financial measures, including FFO, core FFO and Adjusted EBITDA. A reconciliation from U.S. GAAP net income available to common stockholders to FFO, a reconciliation from FFO to core FFO, and definitions of FFO and core FFO are included as an attachment to this document. A reconciliation from U.S. GAAP net income available to common stockholders to Adjusted EBITDA, a definition of Adjusted EBITDA and definitions of net debt-to-Adjusted EBITDA, debt-plus-preferred-to-total enterprise value, cash NOI, and fixed charge coverage ratio are included as an attachment to this document.
Investor Conference Call
Prior to Digital Realty's investor conference call at 5:30 p.m. EDT / 2:30 p.m. PDT on October 29, 2020, a presentation will be posted to the Investors section of the company's website at https://investor.digitalrealty.com/. The presentation is designed to accompany the discussion of the company's third quarter 2020 financial results and operating performance. The conference call will feature Chief Executive Officer A. William Stein and Chief Financial Officer Andrew P. Power.
To participate in the live call, investors are invited to dial (888) 317-6003 (for domestic callers) or (412) 317-6061 (for international callers) and reference the conference ID# 1657717 at least five minutes prior to start time. A live webcast of the call will be available via the Investors section of Digital Realty's website at https://investor.digitalrealty.com/.
Telephone and webcast replays will be available after the call until November 29, 2020. The telephone replay can be accessed by dialing (877) 344-7529 (for domestic callers) or (412) 317-0088 (for international callers) and providing the conference ID# 10148191. The webcast replay can be accessed on Digital Realty's website.
About Digital Realty
Digital Realty supports the world's leading enterprises and service providers by delivering the full spectrum of data center, colocation and interconnection solutions. PlatformDIGITAL®, the company's global data center platform, provides customers a trusted foundation and proven Pervasive Datacenter Architecture PDx™ solution methodology for scaling digital business and efficiently managing data gravity challenges. Digital Realty's global data center footprint gives customers access to the connected communities that matter to them with more than 284 facilities in 48 metros across 23 countries on six continents. To learn more about Digital Realty, please visit digitalrealty.com or follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.
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Funds From Operations (FFO):
Core Funds from Operations (Core FFO):
Adjusted Funds from Operations (AFFO):
EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA:
Net Operating Income (NOI) and Cash NOI:
Net debt-to-Adjusted EBITDA ratio is calculated using total debt at balance sheet carrying value, plus capital lease obligations, plus our share of JV debt, less unrestricted cash and cash equivalents divided by the product of Adjusted EBITDA (inclusive of our share of JV EBITDA) multiplied by four.
Debt-plus-preferred-to-total enterprise value is mortgage debt and other loans plus preferred stock divided by mortgage debt and other loans plus the liquidation value of preferred stock and the market value of outstanding Digital Realty Trust, Inc. common stock and Digital Realty Trust, L.P. units, assuming the redemption of Digital Realty Trust, L.P. units for shares of Digital Realty Trust, Inc. common stock.
Fixed charge coverage ratio is Adjusted EBITDA divided by the sum of GAAP interest expense, capitalized interest, scheduled debt principal payments and preferred dividends. For the Quarter Ended September 30, 2020, GAAP interest expense was $89 million, capitalized interest was $12 million and scheduled debt principal payments and preferred dividends was $21 million.
This document contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws, which are based on current expectations, forecasts and assumptions that involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual outcomes and results to differ materially. Such forward-looking statements include statements relating to: our expected investment and expansion activity, COVID-19, our liquidity, our joint ventures, supply and demand for data center and colocation space, our acquisition and disposition activity, pricing and net effective leasing economics, market dynamics and data center fundamentals, our strategic priorities, rent from leases that have been signed but have not yet commenced and other contracted rent to be received in future periods, rental rates on future leases, lag between signing and commencement, cap rates and yields, investment activity, the company's FFO, core FFO and net income, 2020 outlook and underlying assumptions, information related to trends, our strategy and plans, leasing expectations, weighted average lease terms, the exercise of lease extensions, lease expirations, debt maturities, annualized rent at expiration of leases, the effect new leases and increases in rental rates will have on our rental revenue, our credit ratings, construction and development activity and plans, projected construction costs, estimated yields on investment, expected occupancy, expected square footage and IT load capacity upon completion of development projects, 2020 backlog NOI, NAV components, and other forward-looking financial data. Such statements are based on management's beliefs and assumptions made based on information currently available to management. Such statements are subject to risks, uncertainties and assumptions and are not guarantees of future performance and may be affected by known and unknown risks, trends, uncertainties and factors that are beyond our control. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those anticipated, estimated or projected. Some of the risks and uncertainties that may cause our actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from those expressed or implied by forward-looking statements include, among others, the following:
The risks included here are not exhaustive, and additional factors could adversely affect our business and financial performance. Several additional material risks are discussed in our annual report on Form 10–K for the year ended December 31, 2019, our quarterly reports on Form 10-Q for the quarters ended June 30, 2020 and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Those risks continue to be relevant to our performance and financial condition. Moreover, we operate in a very competitive and rapidly changing environment. New risk factors emerge from time to time and it is not possible for management to predict all such risk factors, nor can it assess the impact of all such risk factors on the business or the extent to which any factor, or combination of factors, may cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statements. We expressly disclaim any responsibility to update forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Digital Realty, Digital Realty Trust, the Digital Realty logo, Turn-Key Flex and Powered Base Building are registered trademarks and service marks of Digital Realty Trust, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries.
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