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FTAI Reports Second Quarter 2020 Results, Dividend of $0.33 per Common Share

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NEW YORK, July 30, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Fortress Transportation and Infrastructure Investors LLC (NYSE:FTAI) (the “Company” or “FTAI”) today reported financial results for the second quarter 2020. The Company’s consolidated comparative financial statements and key performance measures are attached as an exhibit to this press release.

Financial Overview

(in thousands, except per share data)

Selected Financial Results

Q2’20

Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities

$

56,458

Net Loss Attributable to Shareholders

$

(15,695

)

Basic and Diluted Loss per Common Share

$

(0.18

)

Funds Available for Distribution (“FAD”) (1)

$

47,309

Adjusted EBITDA(1)

$

66,472

________________________

(1) For definitions and reconciliations of non-GAAP measures, please refer to the exhibit to this press release.

For the second quarter of 2020, total FAD was $47.3 million. This amount includes $82.1 million from our aviation leasing portfolio, offset by $(6.7) million from our infrastructure business and $(28.1) million from corporate and other.

Second Quarter 2020 Dividends

On July 30, 2020, the Company’s Board of Directors (the “Board”) declared a cash dividend on its common shares of $0.33 per share for the quarter ended June 30, 2020, payable on August 31, 2020 to the holders of record on August 17, 2020.

Additionally, on July 30, 2020, the Board declared cash dividends on its Fixed-to-Floating Rate Series A Cumulative Perpetual Redeemable Preferred Shares (“Series A Preferred Shares”) and Fixed-to-Floating Rate Series B Cumulative Perpetual Redeemable Preferred Shares (“Series B Preferred Shares”) of $0.51563 and $0.50000 per share, respectively, for the quarter ended June 30, 2020, payable on September 15, 2020 to the holders of record on September 1, 2020.

Additional Information

For additional information that management believes to be useful for investors, please refer to the presentation posted on the Investor Relations section of the Company’s website, www.ftandi.com, and the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, when available on the Company’s website. Nothing on the Company’s website is included or incorporated by reference herein.

Conference Call

The Company will host a conference call on Friday, July 31, 2020 at 8:00 A.M. Eastern Time. The conference call may be accessed by dialing (877) 447-5636 (from within the U.S.) or (615) 247-0080 (from outside of the U.S.) ten minutes prior to the scheduled start of the call; please reference "FTAI Second Quarter 2020 Earnings Call." A simultaneous webcast of the conference call will be available to the public on a listen-only basis at www.ftandi.com.

Following the call, a replay of the conference call will be available after 12:00 P.M. on Friday, July 31, 2020 through midnight Friday, August 7, 2020 at (855) 859-2056 (from within the U.S.) or (404) 537-3406 (from outside of the U.S.), Passcode: 2065269.

About Fortress Transportation and Infrastructure Investors LLC

Fortress Transportation and Infrastructure Investors LLC owns and acquires high quality infrastructure and equipment that is essential for the transportation of goods and people globally. FTAI targets assets that, on a combined basis, generate strong and stable cash flows with the potential for earnings growth and asset appreciation. FTAI is externally managed by an affiliate of Fortress Investment Group LLC, a leading, diversified global investment firm.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements in this press release may constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements are based on management's current expectations and beliefs and are subject to a number of trends and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements, many of which are beyond the Company’s control. The Company can give no assurance that its expectations will be attained and such differences may be material. Accordingly, you should not place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements contained in this press release. For a discussion of some of the risks and important factors that could affect such forward-looking statements, see the sections entitled “Risk Factors” and “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” in the Company’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, which are available on the Company’s website (www.ftandi.com). In addition, new risks and uncertainties emerge from time to time, and it is not possible for the Company to predict or assess the impact of every factor that may cause its actual results to differ from those contained in any forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this press release. The Company expressly disclaims any obligation to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect any change in the Company's expectations with regard thereto or change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any statement is based. This release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities.

For further information, please contact:

Alan Andreini
Investor Relations
Fortress Transportation and Infrastructure Investors LLC
(212) 798-6128
aandreini@fortress.com

Withholding Information for Withholding Agents

This announcement is intended to be a qualified notice as provided in the Internal Revenue Code (the “Code”) and the Regulations thereunder. For U.S. federal income tax purposes, the common dividend and the Series A Preferred and Series B Preferred dividends declared in July 2020 will be treated as a partnership distribution and guaranteed payments, respectively. For U.S. tax withholding purposes, the per share distribution components are as follows:

Common Distribution Components

Non-U.S. Long Term Capital Gain

$

U.S. Portfolio Interest Income(1)

$

0.14500

U.S. Dividend Income(2)

$

Income Not from U.S. Sources(3)

$

0.18500

U.S. Long Term Capital Gain (4)

$

Distribution Per Share

$

0.33000

Series A Preferred Distribution Components

Guaranteed Payments(5)

$

0.51563

Distribution Per Share

$

0.51563

Series B Preferred Distribution Components

Guaranteed Payments(5)

$

0.50000

Distribution Per Share

$

0.50000

(1)

Eligible for the U.S. portfolio interest exemption for any holder not considered a 10-percent shareholder under §871(h)(3)(B) of the Code.

(2)

This income is subject to withholding under §1441 or §1442 of the Code.

(3)

This income is not subject to withholding under §1441, §1442 or §1446 of the Code.

(4)

U.S. Long Term Capital Gain attributable to the sale of a U.S. Real Property Holding Corporation. As a result, the gain will be treated as income that is effectively connected with a U.S. trade or business and be subject to withholding.

(5)

Brokers and nominees should treat this income as subject to withholding under §1441 or §1442 of the Code.

For U.S. shareholders: In computing your U.S. federal taxable income, you should not rely on this qualified notice, but should generally take into account your allocable share of the Company’s taxable income as reported to you on your Schedule K-1.


Exhibit - Financial Statements

FORTRESS TRANSPORTATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTORS LLC
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (Unaudited)
(Dollar amounts in thousands, except per share data)

Three Months Ended June 30,

Six Months Ended June 30,

2020

2019

2020

2019

Revenues

Equipment leasing revenues

$

79,834

$

79,200

$

166,283

$

151,652

Infrastructure revenues

14,475

70,648

40,866

113,090

Total revenues

94,309

149,848

207,149

264,742

Expenses

Operating expenses

24,572

85,783

58,016

140,093

General and administrative

4,388

3,551

9,051

7,735

Acquisition and transaction expenses

3,661

2,308

6,855

3,782

Management fees and incentive allocation to affiliate

4,756

5,710

9,522

9,548

Depreciation and amortization

41,720

42,052

83,917

80,915

Asset impairment

10,476

10,476

Interest expense

21,794

25,394

44,655

46,128

Total expenses

111,367

164,798

222,492

288,201

Other (expense) income

Equity in losses of unconsolidated entities

(3,209

)

(169

)

(2,944

)

(553

)

Gain (loss) on sale of assets, net

768

22,622

(1,051

)

24,340

Loss on extinguishment of debt

(4,724

)

Interest income

22

240

63

331

Other (expense) income

(1

)

4,937

32

2,334

Total other (expense) income

(2,420

)

27,630

(8,624

)

26,452

(Loss) income from continuing operations before income taxes

(19,478

)

12,680

(23,967

)

2,993

Benefit from income taxes

(3,750

)

(2,328

)

(3,848

)

(2,061

)

Net (loss) income from continuing operations

(15,728

)

15,008

(20,119

)

5,054

Net income from discontinued operations, net of income taxes

785

1,331

943

Net (loss) income

(15,728

)

15,793

(18,788

)

5,997

Less: Net (loss) income attributable to non-controlling interests in consolidated subsidiaries:

Continuing operations

(4,112

)

(4,580

)

(8,848

)

(7,940

)

Discontinued operations

41

(15

)

Dividends on preferred shares

4,079

8,618

Net (loss) income attributable to shareholders

$

(15,695

)

$

20,332

$

(18,558

)

$

13,952

(Loss) earnings per share:

Basic

Continuing operations

$

(0.18

)

$

0.23

$

(0.23

)

$

0.15

Discontinued operations

$

$

0.01

$

0.02

$

0.01

Diluted

Continuing operations

$

(0.18

)

$

0.23

$

(0.23

)

$

0.15

Discontinued operations

$

$

0.01

$

0.02

$

0.01

Weighted average shares outstanding:

Basic

86,009,959

85,987,769

86,009,029

85,987,115

Diluted

86,009,959

85,989,029

86,009,029

85,987,115


FORTRESS TRANSPORTATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTORS LLC
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (Unaudited)
(Dollar amounts in thousands, except per share data)

(Unaudited)

June 30, 2020

December 31, 2019

Assets

Cash and cash equivalents

$

50,870

$

226,512

Restricted cash

49,178

16,005

Accounts receivable, net

62,966

49,470

Leasing equipment, net

1,769,799

1,707,059

Operating lease right-of-use assets, net

62,816

37,466

Finance leases, net

7,657

8,315

Property, plant, and equipment, net

849,129

732,109

Investments

175,872

180,550

Intangible assets, net

23,720

27,692

Goodwill

122,735

122,639

Other assets

112,752

129,105

Total assets

$

3,287,494

$

3,236,922

Liabilities

Accounts payable and accrued liabilities

$

108,360

$

144,855

Debt, net

1,602,304

1,420,928

Maintenance deposits

185,332

208,944

Security deposits

38,795

45,252

Operating lease liabilities

62,436

36,968

Other liabilities

38,776

41,118

Total liabilities

$

2,036,003

$

1,898,065

Commitments and contingencies

Equity

Common shares ($0.01 par value per share; 2,000,000,000 shares authorized; 85,610,800 and 84,917,448 shares issued and outstanding as of June 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019, respectively)

$

856

$

849

Preferred shares ($0.01 par value per share; 200,000,000 shares authorized; 8,050,000 and 8,050,000 shares issued and outstanding as of June 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019, respectively)

81

81

Additional paid in capital

1,109,631

1,110,122

Retained earnings

115,113

190,453

Accumulated other comprehensive (loss) income

(2,982

)

372

Shareholders' equity

1,222,699

1,301,877

Non-controlling interest in equity of consolidated subsidiaries

28,792

36,980

Total equity

1,251,491

1,338,857

Total liabilities and equity

$

3,287,494

$

3,236,922


FORTRESS TRANSPORTATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTORS LLC
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS (Unaudited)
(Dollar amounts in thousands, unless otherwise noted)

Six Months Ended June 30,

2020

2019

Cash flows from operating activities:

Net (loss) income

$

(18,788

)

$

5,997

Adjustments to reconcile net (loss) income to net cash (used in) provided by operating activities:

Equity in losses of unconsolidated entities

2,944

553

Gain on sale of subsidiaries

(1,331

)

Loss (gain) on sale of assets, net

1,051

(24,355

)

Security deposits and maintenance claims included in earnings

2,951

(2,869

)

Loss on extinguishment of debt

4,724

Equity-based compensation

702

928

Depreciation and amortization

83,917

82,133

Asset impairment

10,476

Change in current and deferred income taxes

(4,506

)

(2,655

)

Change in fair value of non-hedge derivative

181

(250

)

Amortization of lease intangibles and incentives

13,488

17,288

Amortization of deferred financing costs

4,010

4,043

Bad debt expense

1,761

3,062

Other

759

547

Change in:

Accounts receivable

(24,140

)

(14,675

)

Other assets

6,210

(13,105

)

Accounts payable and accrued liabilities

(18,894

)

8,661

Management fees payable to affiliate

(20,987

)

871

Other liabilities

124

(8,062

)

Net cash provided by operating activities

44,652

58,112

Cash flows from investing activities:

Investment in unconsolidated entities

(2,514

)

Principal collections on finance leases

3,320

2,996

Acquisition of leasing equipment

(206,299

)

(209,171

)

Acquisition of property, plant and equipment

(130,073

)

(159,252

)

Acquisition of lease intangibles

1,997

623

Purchase deposits for acquisitions

(4,590

)

(33,637

)

Proceeds from sale of leasing equipment

37,687

71,497

Proceeds from sale of property, plant and equipment

7

Return of capital distributions from unconsolidated entities

1,280

Return of deposit on sale of engine

2,350

Net cash used in investing activities

$

(298,122

)

$

(325,657

)

Cash flows from financing activities:

Proceeds from debt

$

458,981

$

529,477

Repayment of debt

(275,991

)

(128,835

)

Payment of deferred financing costs

(12,629

)

(32,443

)

Receipt of security deposits

853

3,475

Return of security deposits

(3,815

)

(233

)

Receipt of maintenance deposits

18,499

28,903

Release of maintenance deposits

(9,185

)

(22,493

)

Issuance costs of preferred shares

(267

)

Purchase of non-controlling interest

(45

)

Cash dividends - common shares

(56,782

)

(56,767

)

Cash dividends - preferred shares

(8,618

)

Net cash provided by financing activities

$

111,001

$

321,084

Net (decrease) increase in cash and cash equivalents and restricted cash

(142,469

)

53,539

Cash and cash equivalents and restricted cash, beginning of period

242,517

120,837

Cash and cash equivalents and restricted cash, end of period

$

100,048

$

174,376

Key Performance Measures

The Chief Operating Decision Maker (“CODM”) utilizes Adjusted EBITDA as our key performance measure.

Adjusted EBITDA provides the CODM with the information necessary to assess operational performance, as well as make resource and allocation decisions. Adjusted EBITDA is defined as net income (losses) attributable to shareholders from continuing operations, adjusted (a) to exclude the impact of provision for income taxes, equity-based compensation expense, acquisition and transaction expenses, losses on the modification or extinguishment of debt and capital lease obligations, changes in fair value of non-hedge derivative instruments, asset impairment charges, incentive allocations, depreciation and amortization expense, and interest expense, (b) to include the impact of our pro-rata share of Adjusted EBITDA from unconsolidated entities, and (c) to exclude the impact of equity in earnings (losses) of unconsolidated entities and the non-controlling share of Adjusted EBITDA.

The following table sets forth a reconciliation of net (loss) income attributable to shareholders from continuing operations to Adjusted EBITDA for the three and six months ended June 30, 2020 and 2019:

Three Months Ended June 30,

Six Months Ended June 30,

(in thousands)

2020

2019

2020

2019

Net (loss) income attributable to shareholders from continuing operations

$

(15,695

)

$

19,588

$

(19,889

)

$

12,994

Add: Benefit from income taxes

(3,750

)

(2,328

)

(3,848

)

(2,061

)

Add: Equity-based compensation expense

411

579

702

761

Add: Acquisition and transaction expenses

3,661

2,308

6,855

3,782

Add: Losses on the modification or extinguishment of debt and capital lease obligations

4,724

Add: Changes in fair value of non-hedge derivative instruments

(3,470

)

181

(250

)

Add: Asset impairment charges

10,476

10,476

Add: Incentive allocations

2,211

2,373

Add: Depreciation and amortization expense (1)

48,341

51,006

97,405

98,203

Add: Interest expense

21,794

25,394

44,655

46,128

Add: Pro-rata share of Adjusted EBITDA from unconsolidated entities (2)

126

24

(287

)

(94

)

Less: Equity in losses of unconsolidated entities

3,209

169

2,944

553

Less: Non-controlling share of Adjusted EBITDA (3)

(2,101

)

(2,785

)

(5,451

)

(4,938

)

Adjusted EBITDA (non-GAAP)

$

66,472

$

92,696

$

138,467

$

157,451

____________________________________________

(1) Includes the following items for the three months ended June 30, 2020 and 2019: (i) depreciation and amortization expense of $41,720 and $42,052, (ii) lease intangible amortization of $931 and $2,202 and (iii) amortization for lease incentives of $5,690 and $6,752, respectively. Includes the following items for the six months ended June 30, 2020 and 2019: (i) depreciation and amortization expense of $83,917 and $80,915, (ii) lease intangible amortization of $2,063 and $4,664 and (iii) amortization for lease incentives of $11,425 and $12,624, respectively.

(2) Includes the following items for the three months ended June 30, 2020 and 2019: (i) net loss of $(3,226) and $(276), (ii) interest expense of $446 and $34, (iii) depreciation and amortization expense of $1,446 and $266, (iv) acquisition and transaction expenses of $531 and $0 and (v) changes in fair value of non-hedge derivatives of $929 and $0, respectively. Includes the following items for the six months ended June 30, 2020 and 2019: (i) net loss of $(3,003) and $(696), (ii) interest expense of $481 and $70, (iii) depreciation and amortization expense of $2,408 and $532, (iv) acquisition and transaction expenses of $612 and $0 and (v) changes in fair value of non-hedge derivatives of $(785) and $0, respectively.

(3) Includes the following items for the three months ended June 30, 2020 and 2019: (i) equity-based compensation of $52 and $98, (ii) provision for income taxes of $15 and $8, (iii) interest expense of $512 and $1,100, (iv) depreciation and amortization expense of $1,522 and $1,282 and (v) changes in fair value of non-hedge derivative instruments of $0 and $297, respectively. Includes the following items for the six months ended June 30, 2020 and 2019: (i) equity based compensation of $99 and $119, (ii) provision for income taxes of $43 and $26, (iii) interest expense of $1,231 and $1,945, (iv) depreciation and amortization expense of $3,048 and $2,372, (v) changes in fair value of non-hedge derivative instruments of $38 and $476 and (vi) loss on extinguishment of debt of $992 and $0, respectively.

The Company uses Funds Available for Distribution (“FAD”) in evaluating its ability to meet its stated dividend policy. FAD is not a financial measure in accordance with GAAP. The GAAP measure most directly comparable to FAD is net cash provided by operating activities. The Company believes FAD is a useful metric for investors and analysts for similar purposes.

The Company defines FAD as: Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities plus principal collections on finance leases, proceeds from sale of assets, and return of capital distributions from unconsolidated entities, less required payments on debt obligations and capital distributions to non-controlling interest, and excluding changes in working capital.

The following table sets forth a reconciliation of Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities to FAD for the six months ended June 30, 2020 and 2019:

Six Months Ended June 30,

(in thousands)

2020

2019

Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities

$

44,652

$

58,112

Add: Principal Collections on Finance Leases

3,320

2,996

Add: Proceeds from Sale of Assets

37,687

71,504

Add: Return of Capital Distributions from Unconsolidated Entities

1,280

Less: Required Payments on Debt Obligations (1)

(3,125

)

Less: Capital Distributions to Non-Controlling Interest

Exclude: Changes in Working Capital

57,687

26,310

Funds Available for Distribution (FAD)

$

143,346

$

157,077

____________________________________________

(1) Required payments on debt obligations for the six months ended June 30, 2020 exclude repayments of $144,200 for the Series 2016 Bonds, $50,262 for the Jefferson Revolver, $45,520 for the Series 2012 Bonds and $36,009 for the FTAI Pride Credit Agreement and for the six months ended June 30, 2019 exclude repayments of $115,000 for the Revolving Credit Facility and $10,710 for the CMQR Credit Agreement.

The following tables set forth a reconciliation of Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities to FAD for the three months ended June 30, 2020:

Three Months Ended June 30, 2020

(in thousands)

Equipment
Leasing

Infrastructure

Corporate and
Other

Total

Funds Available for Distribution (FAD)

$

82,142

$

(6,681

)

$

(28,152

)

$

47,309

Less: Principal Collections on Finance Leases

(3,000

)

Less: Proceeds from Sale of Assets

(9,119

)

Less: Return of Capital Distributions from Unconsolidated Entities

Add: Required Payments on Debt Obligations

Add: Capital Distributions to Non-Controlling Interest

Include: Changes in Working Capital

21,268

Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities

$

56,458

The following tables set forth a reconciliation of Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities to FAD for the six months ended June 30, 2020:

Six Months Ended June 30, 2020

(in thousands)

Equipment
Leasing

Infrastructure

Corporate and
Other

Total

Funds Available for Distribution (FAD)

$

203,396

$

(4,978

)

$

(55,072

)

$

143,346

Less: Principal Collections on Finance Leases

(3,320

)

Less: Proceeds from Sale of Assets

(37,687

)

Less: Return of Capital Distributions from Unconsolidated Entities

Add: Required Payments on Debt Obligations

Add: Capital Distributions to Non-Controlling Interest

Include: Changes in Working Capital

(57,687

)

Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities

$

44,652

FAD is subject to a number of limitations and assumptions and there can be no assurance that the Company will generate FAD sufficient to meet its intended dividends. FAD has material limitations as a liquidity measure of the Company because such measure excludes items that are required elements of the Company’s net cash provided by operating activities as described below. FAD should not be considered in isolation nor as a substitute for analysis of the Company’s results of operations under GAAP, and it is not the only metric that should be considered in evaluating the Company’s ability to meet its stated dividend policy. Specifically:

  • FAD does not include equity capital called from the Company’s existing limited partners, proceeds from any debt issuance or future equity offering, historical cash and cash equivalents and expected investments in the Company’s operations.

  • FAD does not give pro forma effect to prior acquisitions, certain of which cannot be quantified.

  • While FAD reflects the cash inflows from sale of certain assets, FAD does not reflect the cash outflows to acquire assets as the Company relies on alternative sources of liquidity to fund such purchases.

  • FAD does not reflect expenditures related to capital expenditures, acquisitions and other investments as the Company has multiple sources of liquidity and intends to fund these expenditures with future incurrences of indebtedness, additional capital contributions and/or future issuances of equity.

  • FAD does not reflect any maintenance capital expenditures necessary to maintain the same level of cash generation from our capital investments.

  • FAD does not reflect changes in working capital balances as management believes that changes in working capital are primarily driven by short term timing differences, which are not meaningful to the Company’s distribution decisions.

  • Management has significant discretion to make distributions, and the Company is not bound by any contractual provision that requires it to use cash for distributions.

If such factors were included in FAD, there can be no assurance that the results would be consistent with the Company’s presentation of FAD.