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Textainer Group Holdings Limited Reports First-Quarter 2021 Results

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HAMILTON, Bermuda, May 11, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Textainer Group Holdings Limited (NYSE: TGH; JSE: TXT) ("Textainer", "the Company", "we" and "our"), one of the world's largest lessors of intermodal containers, today reported financial results for the first-quarter ended March 31, 2021.

Key Financial Information (in thousands except for per share and TEU amounts) and Business Highlights:



QTD




Q1 2021



Q4 2020



Q1 2020


Lease rental income


$

169,244



$

161,491



$

145,478


Gain on sale of owned fleet containers, net


$

12,358



$

7,820



$

5,794


Income from operations


$

92,101



$

71,816



$

46,409


Net income (loss) attributable to Textainer Group Holdings

Limited common shareholders


$

62,050



$

44,260



$

(4,379)


Net income (loss) attributable to Textainer Group Holdings

Limited common shareholders per diluted common share


$

1.22



$

0.87



$

(0.08)


Adjusted net income (1)


$

59,152



$

41,147



$

9,702


Adjusted net income per diluted common share (1)


$

1.16



$

0.81



$

0.17


Adjusted EBITDA (1)


$

153,110



$

136,834



$

110,439


Average fleet utilization (2)



99.6

%



98.5

%



96.2

%

Total fleet size at end of period (TEU) (3)



3,961,491




3,774,053




3,450,680


Owned percentage of total fleet at end of period



90.2

%



88.0

%



85.6

%


(1)

Refer to the "Use of Non-GAAP Financial Information" set forth below.

(2)

Utilization is computed by dividing total units on lease in CEUs (cost equivalent unit) by the total units in our fleet in CEUs, excluding CEUs that have been designated as held for sale units and manufactured for us but have not yet been delivered to a lessee. CEU is a unit of measurement based on the approximate cost of a container relative to the cost of a standard 20-foot dry container. These factors may differ slightly from CEU ratios used by others in the industry.

(3)

TEU refers to a twenty-foot equivalent unit, which is a unit of measurement used in the container shipping industry to compare shipping containers of various lengths to a standard 20-foot container, thus a 20-foot container is one TEU and a 40-foot container is two TEU.

  • Net income of $62.1 million for the first quarter or $1.22 per diluted common share, as compared to $44.3 million, or $0.87 per diluted common share in the fourth quarter of 2020;

  • Adjusted net income of $59.2 million for the first quarter, or $1.16 per diluted common share, as compared to $41.1 million, or $0.81 per diluted common share in the fourth quarter of 2020;

  • Adjusted EBITDA of $153.1 million for the first quarter, as compared to $136.8 million in the fourth quarter of 2020;

  • Utilization averaged 99.6% for the first quarter, and is currently at 99.7%;

  • Invested $580 million in containers delivered during the first quarter, virtually all of which are currently on lease;

  • As announced on March 30, 2021, issued $651 million of fixed-rate asset backed notes that closed on April 20, 2021. Proceeds were used to pay off the 2019-1 notes and to pay down variable-rate bank facilities, which will further lower our effective interest rate and create additional borrowing capacity for future container investment;

  • Repurchased 546,220 shares of common stock at an average price of $19.68 per share during the first quarter under the share repurchase program. On May 1, 2021, Textainer's board of directors authorized an increase to the share repurchase program for an additional $50 million of the Company's outstanding shares; and

  • As announced on April 14, 2021, completed an underwritten public offering of 6,000,000 depositary shares, each representing a 1/1,000th interest in a share of its 7% Series A cumulative redeemable perpetual preference shares, for an aggregate public offering price of $150 million. Textainer's board of directors approved and declared a quarterly preferred cash dividend, payable on June 15, 2021, to holders of record as of May 31, 2021.

"We are very pleased with our record first quarter results and revenue growth which confirms our strong turnaround. When adjusted for the fewer number of billing days, our lease rental income was 7% higher than in the prior quarter and 16% higher when compared to the first quarter of last year, a solid improvement achieved with unprecedented growth in profitable long-term leases of new containers. We also reported record adjusted EBITDA, which increased $16.3 million, or 11.9%, to $153.1 million, as well as record adjusted net income, which increased $18.0 million, or 43.8%, to $59.2 million, as compared to the fourth quarter of 2020. Our utilization rate averaged 99.6% and return on equity, calculated using the annualized adjusted net income for the quarter, increased to 18%" stated Olivier Ghesquiere, President and Chief Executive Officer of Textainer Group Holdings Limited.

"We continue to benefit from favorable market conditions underpinned by high trade volumes, resulting in high container demand and prices, and attractive lease yields. We are investing heavily to support this strong market and have taken delivery of containers totaling $580 million during the first quarter and ordered additional containers totaling $700 million for delivery through July 2021. Substantially all these containers are already on, or committed to, attractive long-term leases with the average lease tenure of all contracts negotiated so far this year in excess of 12 years."

"From July 2020 through July 2021 we will have invested a total of $2.2 billion in new containers that will provide strong cash flow and attractive revenue for many years to come and help facilitate continued profitability improvement. This is a significant investment volume, representing 45% of our container asset value as of the beginning of this period. At the same time, we continue to support our historically high utilization rate by successfully renewing expiring leases under long-term arrangements that guarantee most containers will remain on lease until reaching their sales age, further securing our stable future cash flow."

"In addition to our strong operating performance, we also continued to take actions to further support the strength of our financial position, including the successful completion of a $651 million fixed-rate asset backed financing, increasing our buyback program by $50 million, and issuing $150 million in attractively priced perpetual preferred shares."

"As we look ahead, we expect industry fundamentals will remain favorable through at least the remainder of 2021, mostly driven by a strong economy, continued demand for container trade and stable container production. We plan to continue our disciplined approach to fleet growth, deploying our ample liquidity in new container investments for the most attractive long-term opportunities. We remain committed to our strategic plan and focused on enhancing financial performance and delivering long-term value to our shareholders." concluded Ghesquiere.

First-Quarter Results

Lease rental income increased $7.8 million from the fourth quarter of 2020 due to an increase in fleet size, utilization and average rental rate.

Gain on sale of owned fleet containers, net increased $4.5 million from the fourth quarter of 2020, due to a strong increase in the average gain per container sold.

Direct container expense – owned fleet decreased $3.5 million from the fourth quarter of 2020, which includes lower storage costs and maintenance and handling expense resulting from higher utilization.

Container lessee default recovery was positive by $4.0 million for the quarter, which includes the restructuring and recovery of an insolvent customer that had previously defaulted and was written down during the second quarter of 2019.

Interest expense increased $1.1 million compared to the fourth quarter of 2020, due to a higher average debt balance, partially offset by a decrease in our average effective interest rate. Realized loss on derivative instruments, net, decreased $0.4 million compared to the fourth quarter of 2020.

Conference Call and Webcast

A conference call to discuss the financial results for the first quarter 2021 will be held at 5:00 pm Eastern Time on Tuesday, May 11, 2021. The dial-in number for the conference call is 1-877-407-9039 (U.S. & Canada) and 1-201-689-8470 (International). The call and archived replay may also be accessed via webcast on Textainer's Investor Relations website at http://investor.textainer.com.

About Textainer Group Holdings Limited

Textainer has operated since 1979 and is one of the world's largest lessors of intermodal containers with approximately 3.8 million TEU in our owned and managed fleet. We lease containers to approximately 250 customers, including all of the world's leading international shipping lines, and other lessees. Our fleet consists of standard dry freight, refrigerated intermodal containers, and dry freight specials. We also lease tank containers through our relationship with Trifleet Leasing and are a supplier of containers to the U.S. Military. Textainer is one of the largest and most reliable suppliers of new and used containers. In addition to selling older containers from our fleet, we buy older containers from our shipping line customers for trading and resale. We sold an average of approximately 150,000 containers per year for the last five years to more than 1,500 customers making us one of the largest sellers of used containers. Textainer operates via a network of 14 offices and approximately 400 independent depots worldwide. Textainer has a primary listing on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: TGH) and a secondary listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE: TXT). Visit www.textainer.com for additional information about Textainer.

Important Cautionary Information Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of U.S. securities laws. Forward-looking statements include statements that are not statements of historical facts and may relate to, but are not limited to, expectations or estimates of future operating results or financial performance, capital expenditures, introduction of new products, regulatory compliance, plans for growth and future operations, as well as assumptions relating to the foregoing. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by terminology such as "may," "will," "should," "could," "expect," "plan," "anticipate," "believe," "estimate," "predict," "intend," "potential," "continue" or the negative of these terms or other similar terminology. Readers are cautioned that these forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, are only predictions and may differ materially from actual future events or results. These risks and uncertainties include, without limitation, the following items that could materially and negatively impact our business, results of operations, cash flows, financial condition and future prospects: (i) expiring leases renewals will secure stable future cash flows; (ii) $2.2 billion in new containers will provide strong cash flow and attractive revenue for many years to come and help facilitate continued profitability improvement; and (iii) we expect industry fundamentals will remain favorable through at least the remainder of 2021; and other risks and uncertainties, including those set forth in Textainer's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. For a discussion of some of these risks and uncertainties, see Item 3 "Key Information— Risk Factors" in Textainer's Annual Report on Form 20-F filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 18, 2021.

Textainer's views, estimates, plans and outlook as described within this document may change subsequent to the release of this press release. Textainer is under no obligation to modify or update any or all of the statements it has made herein despite any subsequent changes Textainer may make in its views, estimates, plans or outlook for the future.

Textainer Group Holdings Limited
Investor Relations
Phone: +1 (415) 658-8333
ir@textainer.com

TEXTAINER GROUP HOLDINGS LIMITED AND SUBSIDIARIES

Consolidated Statements of Operations

(Unaudited)

(All currency expressed in United States dollars in thousands, except per share amounts)




Three Months Ended March 31,




2021



2020


Revenues:













Lease rental income - owned fleet




$

154,423





$

130,072


Lease rental income - managed fleet





14,821






15,406


Lease rental income





169,244






145,478















Management fees - non-leasing





1,036






1,484















Trading container sales proceeds





7,611






9,585


Cost of trading containers sold





(5,445)






(8,936)


Trading container margin





2,166






649















Gain on sale of owned fleet containers, net





12,358






5,794















Operating expenses:













Direct container expense - owned fleet





6,797






13,264


Distribution expense to managed fleet container investors





13,495






14,163


Depreciation expense





65,806






66,834


Amortization expense





800






564


General and administrative expense





10,900






10,138


Bad debt (recovery) expense, net





(1,127)






2,045


Container lessee default recovery, net





(3,968)






(12)


Total operating expenses





92,703






106,996


Income from operations





92,101






46,409


Other (expense) income:













Interest expense





(29,106)






(36,112)


Write-off of unamortized debt issuance costs





(267)






(122)


Interest income





37






400


Realized loss on derivative instruments, net





(2,956)






(1,526)


Unrealized gain (loss) on derivative instruments, net





3,192






(14,937)


Other, net





115






(53)


Net other expense





(28,985)






(52,350)


Income (loss) before income tax and noncontrolling interest





63,116






(5,941)


Income tax (expense) benefit





(1,066)






833


Net income (loss)





62,050






(5,108)


Less: Net loss attributable to the noncontrolling interest





-






729


Net income (loss) attributable to Textainer Group
Holdings Limited common shareholders




$

62,050





$

(4,379)


Net income (loss) attributable to Textainer Group Holdings

Limited common shareholders per share:













Basic




$

1.24





$

(0.08)


Diluted




$

1.22





$

(0.08)


Weighted average shares outstanding (in thousands):













Basic





50,150






56,455


Diluted





50,865






56,455


TEXTAINER GROUP HOLDINGS LIMITED AND SUBSIDIARIES

Consolidated Balance Sheets

(Unaudited)

(All currency expressed in United States dollars in thousands)




March 31, 2021



December 31, 2020


Assets









Current assets:









Cash and cash equivalents


$

142,345



$

131,018


Accounts receivable, net of allowance of $2,088 and $2,663, respectively



110,994




108,578


Net investment in finance leases, net of allowance of $81 and $169, respectively



87,451




78,459


Container leaseback financing receivable, net of allowance of $41 and $98, respectively



28,495




27,076


Trading containers



5,390




9,375


Containers held for sale



10,890




15,629


Prepaid expenses and other current assets



12,431




13,713


Due from affiliates, net



1,998




1,509


Total current assets



399,994




385,357


Restricted cash



70,276




74,147


Containers, net of accumulated depreciation of $1,674,907 and $1,619,591, respectively



4,416,008




4,125,052


Net investment in finance leases, net of allowance of $561 and $1,164 respectively



983,169




801,501


Container leaseback financing receivable, net of allowance of $115 and $326, respectively



335,259




336,792


Fixed assets, net of accumulated depreciation of $13,041 and $12,918, respectively



628




746


Intangible assets, net of accumulated amortization of $48,731 and $47,931, respectively



1,919




2,719


Derivative instruments



2,188




47


Deferred taxes



1,154




1,153


Other assets



13,117




13,862


Total assets


$

6,223,712



$

5,741,376


Liabilities and Equity









Current liabilities:









Accounts payable and accrued expenses


$

17,266



$

24,385


Container contracts payable



489,922




231,647


Other liabilities



3,596




2,288


Due to container investors, net



24,844




18,697


Debt, net of unamortized costs of $7,238 and $8,043, respectively



295,518




408,365


Total current liabilities



831,146




685,382


Debt, net of unamortized costs of $24,140 and $18,639, respectively



3,998,908




3,706,979


Derivative instruments



20,648




29,235


Income tax payable



10,146




10,047


Deferred taxes



7,429




6,491


Other liabilities



28,731




16,524


Total liabilities



4,897,008




4,454,658


Equity:









Textainer Group Holdings Limited shareholders' equity:









Common shares, $0.01 par value. Authorized 140,000,000 shares; 58,884,261 shares issued and
50,092,911 shares outstanding at 2021; 58,740,919 shares issued and 50,495,789 shares
outstanding at 2020



590




587


Treasury shares, at cost, 8,791,350 and 8,245,130 shares, respectively



(97,017)




(86,239)


Additional paid-in capital



426,804




416,609


Accumulated other comprehensive loss



(4,118)




(9,744)


Retained earnings



1,000,445




938,395


Total Textainer Group Holdings Limited shareholders' equity



1,326,704




1,259,608


Noncontrolling interest



-




27,110


Total equity



1,326,704




1,286,718


Total liabilities and equity


$

6,223,712



$

5,741,376













TEXTAINER GROUP HOLDINGS LIMITED AND SUBSIDIARIES

Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(Unaudited)

(All currency expressed in United States dollars in thousands)




Three Months Ended March 31,




2021



2020


Cash flows from operating activities:









Net income (loss)


$

62,050



$

(5,108)


Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:









Depreciation expense



65,806




66,834


Bad debt (recovery) expense, net



(1,127)




2,045


Container recovery from lessee default, net



(5,712)




(1)


Unrealized (gain) loss on derivative instruments, net



(3,192)




14,937


Amortization and write-off of unamortized debt issuance costs and
accretion of bond discounts



2,429




2,183


Amortization of intangible assets



800




564


Gain on sale of owned fleet containers, net



(12,358)




(5,794)


Share-based compensation expense



1,334




1,071


Changes in operating assets and liabilities



24,483




(3,009)


Total adjustments



72,463




78,830


Net cash provided by operating activities



134,513




73,722


Cash flows from investing activities:









Purchase of containers and fixed assets



(311,995)




(11,249)


Payment on container leaseback financing receivable



(6,425)





Proceeds from sale of containers and fixed assets



29,654




30,939


Receipt of principal payments on container leaseback financing receivable



8,721




5,099


Net cash (used in) provided by investing activities



(280,045)




24,789


Cash flows from financing activities:









Proceeds from debt



1,153,599





Principal payments on debt



(969,991)




(134,697)


Purchase of treasury shares



(10,778)




(15,477)


Purchase of noncontrolling interest



(21,500)





Proceeds from container leaseback financing liability, net



6,801





Principal repayments on container leaseback financing liability, net



(94)




(124)


Payment of debt issuance costs



(6,845)




(57)


Issuance of common shares upon exercise of share options



1,842





Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities



153,034




(150,355)


Effect of exchange rate changes



(46)




(63)


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



7,456




(51,907)


Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash, beginning of the year



205,165




277,905


Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash, end of the period


$

212,621



$

225,998


Use of Non-GAAP Financial Information

To supplement Textainer's consolidated financial statements presented in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP"), the company uses non-GAAP measures of certain components of financial performance. These non-GAAP measures include adjusted net income, adjusted net income per diluted common share, adjusted EBITDA, headline earnings and headline earnings per basic and diluted common share.

Management believes that adjusted net income and adjusted net income per diluted common share are useful in evaluating Textainer's operating performance, as we intend to hold derivative instruments until maturity and any unrealized gain or loss on derivative instruments is a non-cash, non-operating item. Management considers adjusted EBITDA a widely used industry measure and useful in evaluating Textainer's ability to fund growth and service long-term debt and other fixed obligations. Headline earnings is reported as a requirement of Textainer's listing on the JSE. Headline earnings and headline earnings per basic and diluted common shares are calculated from net income which has been determined based on GAAP.

Reconciliations of these non-GAAP measures to the most directly comparable GAAP measures are included in the tables below for the three months ended March 31, 2021, December 31, 2020 and March 31, 2020.

Non-GAAP measures are not financial measures calculated in accordance with GAAP and are presented solely as supplemental disclosures. Non-GAAP measures have limitations as analytical tools, and should not be relied upon in isolation, or as a substitute to net income, income from operations, cash flows from operating activities, or any other performance measures derived in accordance with GAAP. Some of these limitations are:

  • They do not reflect cash expenditures, or future requirements, for capital expenditures or contractual commitments;

  • They do not reflect changes in, or cash requirements for, working capital needs;

  • Adjusted EBITDA does not reflect interest expense or cash requirements necessary to service interest or principal payments on debt;

  • Although depreciation expense and container impairment are a non-cash charge, the assets being depreciated may be replaced in the future, and neither adjusted EBITDA, adjusted net income or adjusted net income per diluted common share reflects any cash requirements for such replacements;

  • They are not adjusted for all non-cash income or expense items that are reflected in our statements of cash flows; and

  • Other companies in our industry may calculate these measures differently than we do, limiting their usefulness as comparative measures.



Three Months Ended,




March 31,
2021



December 31,
2020



March 31,
2020




(Dollars in thousands)




(Unaudited)


Reconciliation of adjusted net income:













Net income (loss) attributable to Textainer Group Holdings

Limited common shareholders


$

62,050



$

44,260



$

(4,379)


Adjustments:













Write-off of unamortized debt issuance costs



267







122


Unrealized (gain) loss on derivative instruments, net



(3,192)




(3,390)




14,937


Impact of reconciling items on income tax



27




37




(150)


Impact of reconciling items attributable to the
noncontrolling interest






240




(828)


Adjusted net income


$

59,152



$

41,147



$

9,702















Adjusted net income per diluted common share


$

1.16



$

0.81



$

0.17



















Three Months Ended,




March 31,
2021



December 31,
2020



March 31,
2020




(Dollars in thousands)




(Unaudited)


Reconciliation of adjusted EBITDA:













Net income (loss) attributable to Textainer Group Holdings

Limited common shareholders


$

62,050



$

44,260



$

(4,379)


Adjustments:













Interest income



(37)




(52)




(400)


Interest expense



29,106




27,973




36,112


Write-off of unamortized debt issuance costs



267







122


Realized loss on derivative instruments, net



2,956




3,395




1,526


Unrealized (gain) loss on derivative instruments, net



(3,192)




(3,390)




14,937


Income tax expense (benefit)



1,066




(463)




(833)


Net income (loss) attributable to the noncontrolling interest






778




(729)


Depreciation expense



65,806




65,609




66,834


Container recovery from lessee default, net



(5,712)




(122)




(1)


Amortization expense



800




806




564


Impact of reconciling items attributable to the
noncontrolling interest






(1,960)




(3,314)


Adjusted EBITDA


$

153,110



$

136,834



$

110,439































Three Months Ended,




March 31,
2021



December 31,
2020



March 31,
2020





(Dollars in thousands)




(Unaudited)


Reconciliation of headline earnings:














Net income (loss) attributable to Textainer Group Holdings

Limited common shareholders


$

62,050



$

44,260



$

(4,379)



Adjustments:














Container (recovery) impairment



(6,551)




590




4,586



Impact of reconciling items on income tax



61




(4)




(46)



Impact of reconciling items attributable to the
noncontrolling interest






(5)




(115)



Headline earnings


$

55,560



$

44,841



$

46

















Headline earnings per basic common share


$

1.11



$

0.89



$

-



Headline earnings per diluted common share


$

1.09



$

0.88



$

-


















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