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     113  0 Kommentare SBA Communications Corporation Reports Third Quarter 2023 Results; Updates Full Year 2023 Outlook; and Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend

    SBA Communications Corporation (Nasdaq: SBAC) ("SBA" or the "Company") today reported results for the quarter ended September 30, 2023.

    Highlights of the third quarter include:

    • Net income of $85.4 million or $0.80 per share
    • AFFO per share of $3.34
    • Site leasing revenue of $637.5 million, representing 8.5% growth over the prior year period
    • Repurchased 0.5 million shares cumulatively in the third quarter and subsequent to quarter end

    In addition, the Company announced today that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.85 per share of the Company’s Class A Common Stock. The distribution is payable December 14, 2023 to the shareholders of record at the close of business on November 16, 2023.

    “We posted strong financial results for the third quarter, exceeding estimates and our own expectations,” stated Jeffrey A. Stoops, President and Chief Executive Officer. “We continue to execute very well, making the most of varying demand. Customer activity varied by region, with US customers less active in the aggregate with their wireless networks year over year, and international customers more active than we expected. Combined, we posted solid growth in site leasing revenue, Tower Cash Flow and Adjusted EBITDA. Despite higher interest expense, we generated solid AFFO in the quarter, providing ample cash for discretionary spending and strong dividend coverage. We repurchased $100 million of our common stock. We dedicated the remainder of our discretionary spending to portfolio growth and to retire floating-rate indebtedness. We posted quarter-end net debt to Adjusted EBITDA of 6.4x, our lowest leverage ratio in decades. Based on third quarter results and our current expectations for the remainder of 2023, we have adjusted our full year outlook in a number of areas, including increases to Site Leasing Revenue, Tower Cash Flow, Adjusted EBITDA, AFFO and AFFO per share notwithstanding anticipated less favorable foreign currency exchange rates. Long-term, the quality of our assets and our operational execution position us well to capitalize on the continuing growth in wireless data consumption and the resulting necessary investment of our carrier customers into the development and expansion of their 5G networks.”

    Operating Results

    The table below details select financial results for the three months ended September 30, 2023 and comparisons to the prior year period.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    % Change

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    excluding

     

     

    Q3 2023

     

    Q3 2022

     

    $ Change

     

    % Change

     

    FX (1)

    Consolidated

     

    ($ in millions, except per share amounts)

    Site leasing revenue

     

    $

    637.5

     

    $

    587.3

     

    $

    50.2

     

     

    8.5%

     

     

    7.7%

    Site development revenue

     

     

    45.1

     

     

    88.3

     

     

    (43.2)

     

     

    (48.9%)

     

     

    (48.9%)

    Tower cash flow (1)

     

     

    511.7

     

     

    464.1

     

     

    47.6

     

     

    10.3%

     

     

    9.5%

    Net income

     

     

    85.4

     

     

    99.8

     

     

    (14.4)

     

     

    (14.4%)

     

     

    (8.4%)

    Earnings per share - diluted

     

     

    0.80

     

     

    0.91

     

     

    (0.11)

     

     

    (12.2%)

     

     

    (7.8%)

    Adjusted EBITDA (1)

     

     

    482.1

     

     

    446.8

     

     

    35.3

     

     

    7.9%

     

     

    7.1%

    AFFO (1)

     

     

    364.1

     

     

    339.4

     

     

    24.7

     

     

    7.3%

     

     

    6.2%

    AFFO per share (1)

     

     

    3.34

     

     

    3.10

     

     

    0.24

     

     

    7.7%

     

     

    6.8%

    (1)

    See the reconciliations and other disclosures under “Non-GAAP Financial Measures” later in this press release.

    Total revenues in the third quarter of 2023 were $682.6 million compared to $675.6 million in the prior year period, an increase of 1.0%. Site leasing revenue in the third quarter of 2023 of $637.5 million was comprised of domestic site leasing revenue of $468.4 million and international site leasing revenue of $169.1 million. Domestic cash site leasing revenue in the third quarter of 2023 was $461.0 million compared to $437.2 million in the prior year period, an increase of 5.4%. International cash site leasing revenue in the third quarter of 2023 was $169.4 million compared to $138.4 million in the prior year period, an increase of 22.4%, or 18.9% on a constant currency basis. Site development revenues in the third quarter of 2023 were $45.1 million compared to $88.3 million in the prior year period, a decrease of 48.9%.

    Site leasing operating profit in the third quarter of 2023 was $519.2 million, an increase of 9.2% over the prior year period. Site leasing contributed 97.4% of the Company’s total operating profit in the third quarter of 2023. Domestic site leasing segment operating profit in the third quarter of 2023 was $401.6 million, an increase of 4.8% over the prior year period. International site leasing segment operating profit in the third quarter of 2023 was $117.6 million, an increase of 27.6% from the prior year period.

    Tower Cash Flow in the third quarter of 2023 of $511.7 million was comprised of Domestic Tower Cash Flow of $393.2 million and International Tower Cash Flow of $118.5 million. Domestic Tower Cash Flow in the third quarter of 2023 increased 6.0% over the prior year period and International Tower Cash Flow increased 27.2% over the prior year period, or increased 23.3% on a constant currency basis. Tower Cash Flow Margin was 81.2% in the third quarter of 2023, as compared to 80.6% for the prior year period.

    Net income in the third quarter of 2023 was $85.4 million, or $0.80 per share, and included a $31.2 million loss, net of taxes, on the currency-related remeasurement of intercompany loans with foreign subsidiaries which are denominated in a currency other than the subsidiaries’ functional currencies. Net income in the third quarter of 2022 was $99.8 million, or $0.91 per share, and included a $25.5 million loss, net of taxes, on the currency-related remeasurement of intercompany loans with foreign subsidiaries which are denominated in a currency other than the subsidiaries’ functional currencies.

    Adjusted EBITDA in the third quarter of 2023 was $482.1 million, a 7.9% increase over the prior year period. Adjusted EBITDA Margin in the third quarter of 2023 was 71.4% compared to 67.3% in the prior year period.

    Net Cash Interest Expense in the third quarter of 2023 was $94.1 million compared to $84.1 million in the prior year period, an increase of 11.9%.

    AFFO in the third quarter of 2023 was $364.1 million, a 7.3% increase over the prior year period. AFFO per share in the third quarter of 2023 was $3.34, a 7.7% increase over the prior year period.

    Investing Activities

    During the third quarter of 2023, SBA acquired 45 communication sites for total cash consideration of $40.8 million. SBA also built 86 towers during the third quarter of 2023. As of September 30, 2023, SBA owned or operated 39,546 communication sites, 17,469 of which are located in the United States and its territories and 22,077 of which are located internationally. In addition, the Company spent $15.1 million to purchase land and easements and to extend lease terms. Total cash capital expenditures for the third quarter of 2023 were $114.5 million, consisting of $14.7 million of non-discretionary cash capital expenditures (tower maintenance and general corporate) and $99.8 million of discretionary cash capital expenditures (new tower builds, tower augmentations, acquisitions, and purchasing land and easements).

    Subsequent to the third quarter of 2023, the Company purchased or is under contract to purchase 215 communication sites for an aggregate consideration of $74.0 million in cash. The Company anticipates that these acquisitions will be consummated by the end of the second quarter of 2024.

    Financing Activities and Liquidity

    SBA ended the third quarter of 2023 with $12.6 billion of total debt, $9.6 billion of total secured debt, $228.9 million of cash and cash equivalents, short-term restricted cash, and short-term investments, and $12.4 billion of Net Debt. SBA’s Net Debt and Net Secured Debt to Annualized Adjusted EBITDA Leverage Ratios were 6.4x and 4.9x, respectively.

    As of the date of this press release, the Company had $285.0 million outstanding under its $1.5 billion Revolving Credit Facility.

    During and subsequent to the third quarter of 2023, the Company repurchased 0.5 million shares of its Class A common stock for $100.0 million at an average price per share of $197.89 under its $1.0 billion stock repurchase plan. After these repurchases, the Company had $404.7 million of authorization remaining under the plan. Shares repurchased were retired.

    In the third quarter of 2023, the Company declared and paid a cash dividend of $92.1 million.

    Outlook

    The Company is updating its full year 2023 Outlook for anticipated results. The Outlook provided is based on a number of assumptions that the Company believes are reasonable at the time of this press release. Information regarding potential risks that could cause the actual results to differ from these forward-looking statements is set forth below and in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

    The Company’s full year 2023 Outlook assumes the acquisitions of only those communication sites under contract and anticipated to close at the time of this press release. The Company may spend additional capital in 2023 on acquiring revenue producing assets not yet identified or under contract, the impact of which is not reflected in the 2023 guidance. The Outlook also does not contemplate any additional repurchases of the Company’s stock or new debt financings during 2023, although the Company may ultimately spend capital to repurchase additional stock or issue new debt during the remainder of the year.

    The Company’s Outlook assumes an average foreign currency exchange rate of 5.00 Brazilian Reais to 1.0 U.S. Dollar, 1.35 Canadian Dollars to 1.0 U.S. Dollar, 2,500 Tanzanian shillings to 1.0 U.S. Dollar, and 19.00 South African Rand to 1.0 U.S. Dollar throughout the last quarter of 2023.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Change from

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Change from

     

    July 31, 2023

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    July 31, 2023

     

    Outlook

    (in millions, except per share amounts)

     

    Full Year 2023

     

    Outlook (7)

     

    Excluding FX

    Site leasing revenue (1)

     

    $

    2,510.0

    to

    $

    2,520.0

     

    $

    3.0

     

    $

    7.0

    Site development revenue

     

    $

    195.0

    to

    $

    205.0

     

    $

    (15.0)

     

    $

    (15.0)

    Total revenues

     

    $

    2,705.0

    to

    $

    2,725.0

     

    $

    (12.0)

     

    $

    (8.0)

    Tower Cash Flow (2)

     

    $

    2,011.0

    to

    $

    2,021.0

     

    $

    2.0

     

    $

    4.0

    Adjusted EBITDA (2)

     

    $

    1,886.0

    to

    $

    1,896.0

     

    $

    3.0

     

    $

    4.0

    Net cash interest expense (3)

     

    $

    380.0

    to

    $

    385.0

     

    $

     

    $

    Non-discretionary cash capital expenditures (4)

     

    $

    54.0

    to

    $

    59.0

     

    $

    (0.5)

     

    $

    (0.5)

    AFFO (2)

     

    $

    1,406.0

    to

    $

    1,430.0

     

    $

    2.0

     

    $

    3.0

    AFFO per share (2) (5)

     

    $

    12.91

    to

    $

    13.13

     

    $

    0.04

     

    $

    0.05

    Discretionary cash capital expenditures (6)

     

    $

    335.0

    to

    $

    345.0

     

    $

    (5.0)

     

    $

    (4.0)

    (1)

    The Company’s Outlook for site leasing revenue includes revenue associated with pass through reimbursable expenses.

    (2)

    See the reconciliation of this non-GAAP financial measure presented below under “Non-GAAP Financial Measures.”

    (3)

    Net cash interest expense is defined as interest expense less interest income. Net cash interest expense does not include amortization of deferred financing fees or non-cash interest expense.

    (4)

    Consists of tower maintenance and general corporate capital expenditures.

    (5)

    Outlook for AFFO per share is calculated by dividing the Company’s outlook for AFFO by an assumed weighted average number of diluted common shares of 108.9 million. Outlook does not include the impact of any potential future repurchases of the Company’s stock during 2023.

    (6)

    Consists of new tower builds, tower augmentations, communication site acquisitions and ground lease purchases. Does not include expenditures for acquisitions of revenue producing assets not under contract at the date of this press release.

    (7)

    Changes from prior outlook are measured based on the midpoint of outlook ranges provided.

    Conference Call Information

    SBA Communications Corporation will host a conference call on Thursday, November 2, 2023 at 5:00 PM (EDT) to discuss the quarterly results. The call may be accessed as follows:

    When:

    Thursday, November 2, 2023 at 5:00 PM (EDT)

    Dial-in Number:

    (877) 692-8955

    Access Code:

    435962

    Conference Name:

    SBA Third quarter 2023 results

    Replay Available:

    November 2, 2023 at 11:00 PM to November 16, 2023 at 11:55 PM (TZ: Eastern)

    Replay Number:

    (866) 207-1041 – Access Code: 1475236

    Internet Access:

    www.sbasite.com

    Information Concerning Forward-Looking Statements

    This press release and the Company’s earnings call include forward-looking statements, including statements regarding the Company’s expectations or beliefs regarding (i) execution of the Company’s growth strategies and the impacts to its financial performance, (ii) future discretionary spending and the sufficiency of the Company’s cash position and dividend coverage, (iii) the Company’s outlook for financial and operational performance in 2023, the assumptions it made and the drivers contributing to its updated full year guidance, (iv) the timing of closing for currently pending acquisitions, (v) the Company’s tower portfolio growth and positioning for future growth, and (vi) foreign exchange rates and their impact on the Company’s financial and operational guidance and the Company’s updated 2023 Outlook.

    The Company wishes to caution readers that these forward-looking statements may be affected by the risks and uncertainties in the Company’s business as well as other important factors may have affected and could in the future affect the Company’s actual results and could cause the Company’s actual results for subsequent periods to differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statement made by or on behalf of the Company. With respect to the Company’s expectations regarding all of these statements, including its financial and operational guidance, such risk factors include, but are not limited to: (1) the impact of recent macro-economic conditions, including increasing interest rates, inflation and financial market volatility on (a) the ability and willingness of wireless service providers to maintain or increase their capital expenditures, (b) the Company’s business and results of operations, and on foreign currency exchange rates and (c) consumer demand for wireless services, (2) the economic climate for the wireless communications industry in general and the wireless communications infrastructure providers in particular in the United States, Brazil, South Africa, Tanzania, and in other international markets; (3) the Company’s ability to accurately identify and manage any risks associated with its acquired sites, to effectively integrate such sites into its business and to achieve the anticipated financial results; (4) the Company’s ability to secure and retain as many site leasing tenants as planned at anticipated lease rates; (5) the Company’s ability to manage expenses and cash capital expenditures at anticipated levels; (6) the impact of continued consolidation among wireless service providers in the U.S. and internationally, on the Company’s leasing revenue and the ability of Dish to compete as a nationwide carrier; (7) the Company’s ability to successfully manage the risks associated with international operations, including risks associated with foreign currency exchange rates; (8) the Company’s ability to secure and deliver anticipated services business at contemplated margins; (9) the Company’s ability to acquire land underneath towers on terms that are accretive; (10) the Company’s ability to obtain future financing at commercially reasonable rates or at all; (11) the Company’s ability to achieve the new builds targets included in its anticipated annual portfolio growth goals, which will depend, among other things, on obtaining zoning and regulatory approvals, availability of labor and supplies, and other factors beyond the Company’s control that could affect the Company’s ability to build additional towers in 2023; and (12) the Company’s ability to meet its total portfolio growth, which will depend, in addition to the new build risks, on the Company’s ability to identify and acquire sites at prices and upon terms that will provide accretive portfolio growth, competition from third parties for such acquisitions and our ability to negotiate the terms of, and acquire, these potential tower portfolios on terms that meet our internal return criteria.

    With respect to its expectations regarding the ability to close pending acquisitions, these factors also include satisfactorily completing due diligence, the amount and quality of due diligence that the Company is able to complete prior to closing of any acquisition, the ability to receive required regulatory approval, the ability and willingness of each party to fulfill their respective closing conditions and their contractual obligations and the availability of cash on hand or borrowing capacity under the Revolving Credit Facility to fund the consideration, its ability to accurately anticipate the future performance of the acquired towers and any challenges or costs associated with the integration of such towers. With respect to the repurchases under the Company’s stock repurchase program, the amount of shares repurchased, if any, and the timing of such repurchases will depend on, among other things, the trading price of the Company’s common stock, which may be positively or negatively impacted by the repurchase program, market and business conditions, the availability of stock, the Company’s financial performance or determinations following the date of this announcement in order to use the Company’s funds for other purposes. Furthermore, the Company’s forward-looking statements and its 2023 outlook assumes that the Company continues to qualify for treatment as a REIT for U.S. federal income tax purposes and that the Company’s business is currently operated in a manner that complies with the REIT rules and that it will be able to continue to comply with and conduct its business in accordance with such rules. In addition, these forward-looking statements and the information in this press release is qualified in its entirety by cautionary statements and risk factor disclosures contained in the Company’s Securities and Exchange Commission filings, including the Company’s most recently filed Annual Report on Form 10-K.

    This press release contains non-GAAP financial measures. Reconciliation of each of these non-GAAP financial measures and the other Regulation G information is presented below under “Non-GAAP Financial Measures.”

    This press release will be available on our website at www.sbasite.com.

    About SBA Communications Corporation

    SBA Communications Corporation is a leading independent owner and operator of wireless communications infrastructure including towers, buildings, rooftops, distributed antenna systems (DAS) and small cells. With a portfolio of more than 39,000 communications sites in 16 markets throughout the Americas, Africa and the Philippines, SBA is listed on NASDAQ under the symbol SBAC. Our organization is part of the S&P 500 and is one of the top Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) by market capitalization. For more information, please visit: www.sbasite.com.

    CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

    (unaudited) (in thousands, except per share amounts)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    For the three months

     

    For the nine months

     

     

    ended September 30,

     

    ended September 30,

     

     

    2023

     

    2022

     

    2023

     

    2022

    Revenues:

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Site leasing

     

    $

    637,440

     

     

    $

    587,302

     

     

    $

    1,880,851

     

     

    $

    1,726,967

     

    Site development

     

     

    45,104

     

     

     

    88,282

     

     

     

    155,709

     

     

     

    220,393

     

    Total revenues

     

     

    682,544

     

     

     

    675,584

     

     

     

    2,036,560

     

     

     

    1,947,360

     

    Operating expenses:

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Cost of revenues (exclusive of depreciation, accretion,

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    and amortization shown below):

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Cost of site leasing

     

     

    118,277

     

     

     

    112,013

     

     

     

    353,411

     

     

     

    330,682

     

    Cost of site development

     

     

    31,493

     

     

     

    65,540

     

     

     

    114,914

     

     

     

    165,809

     

    Selling, general, and administrative expenses (1)

     

     

    64,821

     

     

     

    65,843

     

     

     

    200,412

     

     

     

    191,241

     

    Acquisition and new business initiatives related

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    adjustments and expenses

     

     

    5,612

     

     

     

    6,844

     

     

     

    16,622

     

     

     

    18,776

     

    Asset impairment and decommission costs

     

     

    33,063

     

     

     

    8,532

     

     

     

    92,320

     

     

     

    25,565

     

    Depreciation, accretion, and amortization

     

     

    180,674

     

     

     

    173,825

     

     

     

    544,909

     

     

     

    524,541

     

    Total operating expenses

     

     

    433,940

     

     

     

    432,597

     

     

     

    1,322,588

     

     

     

    1,256,614

     

    Operating income

     

     

    248,604

     

     

     

    242,987

     

     

     

    713,972

     

     

     

    690,746

     

    Other income (expense):

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Interest income

     

     

    5,266

     

     

     

    2,858

     

     

     

    12,765

     

     

     

    6,878

     

    Interest expense

     

     

    (99,322

    )

     

     

    (86,961

    )

     

     

    (301,835

    )

     

     

    (253,528

    )

    Non-cash interest expense

     

     

    (7,898

    )

     

     

    (11,528

    )

     

     

    (29,655

    )

     

     

    (34,582

    )

    Amortization of deferred financing fees

     

     

    (5,097

    )

     

     

    (4,955

    )

     

     

    (15,129

    )

     

     

    (14,758

    )

    Other (expense) income, net

     

     

    (48,330

    )

     

     

    (39,756

    )

     

     

    29,961

     

     

     

    2,262

     

    Total other expense, net

     

     

    (155,381

    )

     

     

    (140,342

    )

     

     

    (303,893

    )

     

     

    (293,728

    )

    Income before income taxes

     

     

    93,223

     

     

     

    102,645

     

     

     

    410,079

     

     

     

    397,018

     

    Provision for income taxes

     

     

    (7,861

    )

     

     

    (2,883

    )

     

     

    (22,192

    )

     

     

    (39,797

    )

    Net income

     

     

    85,362

     

     

     

    99,762

     

     

     

    387,887

     

     

     

    357,221

     

    Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interests

     

     

    2,057

     

     

     

    247

     

     

     

    4,397

     

     

     

    929

     

    Net income attributable to SBA Communications

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Corporation

     

    $

    87,419

     

     

    $

    100,009

     

     

    $

    392,284

     

     

    $

    358,150

     

    Net income per common share attributable to SBA

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Communications Corporation:

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Basic

     

    $

    0.81

     

     

    $

    0.93

     

     

    $

    3.62

     

     

    $

    3.32

     

    Diluted

     

    $

    0.80

     

     

    $

    0.91

     

     

    $

    3.60

     

     

    $

    3.27

     

    Weighted-average number of common shares

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Basic

     

     

    108,373

     

     

     

    107,916

     

     

     

    108,288

     

     

     

    107,950

     

    Diluted

     

     

    108,891

     

     

     

    109,358

     

     

     

    109,017

     

     

     

    109,416

     

    (1)

    Includes non-cash compensation of $20,615 and $24,945 for the three months ended September 30, 2023 and 2022, respectively, and $63,709 and $72,309 for the nine months ended September 30, 2023 and 2022, respectively.

    CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

    (in thousands, except par values)

     

     

     

     

     

     

    September 30,

     

    December 31,

     

     

    2023

     

    2022

    ASSETS

     

    (unaudited)

     

     

     

    Current assets:

     

    Cash and cash equivalents

     

    $

    190,545

     

     

    $

    143,708

     

    Restricted cash

     

     

    37,221

     

     

     

    41,959

     

    Accounts receivable, net

     

     

    158,333

     

     

     

    184,368

     

    Costs and estimated earnings in excess of billings on uncompleted contracts

     

     

    28,334

     

     

     

    79,549

     

    Prepaid expenses and other current assets

     

     

    45,550

     

     

     

    33,149

     

    Total current assets

     

     

    459,983

     

     

     

    482,733

     

    Property and equipment, net

     

     

    2,700,717

     

     

     

    2,713,727

     

    Intangible assets, net

     

     

    2,523,620

     

     

     

    2,776,472

     

    Operating lease right-of-use assets, net

     

     

    2,315,868

     

     

     

    2,381,955

     

    Acquired and other right-of-use assets, net

     

     

    1,488,762

     

     

     

    1,507,781

     

    Other assets

     

     

    845,231

     

     

     

    722,373

     

    Total assets

     

    $

    10,334,181

     

     

    $

    10,585,041

     

    LIABILITIES, REDEEMABLE NONCONTROLLING INTERESTS,

     

     

     

     

     

     

    AND SHAREHOLDERS' DEFICIT

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Current Liabilities:

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Accounts payable

     

    $

    46,613

     

     

    $

    51,427

     

    Accrued expenses

     

     

    92,700

     

     

     

    101,484

     

    Current maturities of long-term debt

     

     

    24,000

     

     

     

    24,000

     

    Deferred revenue

     

     

    175,804

     

     

     

    154,553

     

    Accrued interest

     

     

    30,106

     

     

     

    54,173

     

    Current lease liabilities

     

     

    272,435

     

     

     

    262,365

     

    Other current liabilities

     

     

    21,490

     

     

     

    48,762

     

    Total current liabilities

     

     

    663,148

     

     

     

    696,764

     

    Long-term liabilities:

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Long-term debt, net

     

     

    12,491,102

     

     

     

    12,844,162

     

    Long-term lease liabilities

     

     

    1,979,150

     

     

     

    2,040,628

     

    Other long-term liabilities

     

     

    332,220

     

     

     

    248,067

     

    Total long-term liabilities

     

     

    14,802,472

     

     

     

    15,132,857

     

    Redeemable noncontrolling interests

     

     

    35,047

     

     

     

    31,735

     

    Shareholders' deficit:

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Preferred stock - par value $0.01, 30,000 shares authorized, no shares issued or outstanding

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Common stock - Class A, par value $0.01, 400,000 shares authorized, 108,120 shares and

     

     

     

     

     

     

    107,997 shares issued and outstanding at September 30, 2023 and December 31, 2022,

     

     

     

     

     

     

    respectively

     

     

    1,081

     

     

     

    1,080

     

    Additional paid-in capital

     

     

    2,848,463

     

     

     

    2,795,176

     

    Accumulated deficit

     

     

    (7,421,725

    )

     

     

    (7,482,061

    )

    Accumulated other comprehensive loss, net

     

     

    (594,305

    )

     

     

    (590,510

    )

    Total shareholders' deficit

     

     

    (5,166,486

    )

     

     

    (5,276,315

    )

    Total liabilities, redeemable noncontrolling interests, and shareholders' deficit

     

    $

    10,334,181

     

     

    $

    10,585,041

     

    CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

    (unaudited) (in thousands)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    For the three months

     

     

    ended September 30,

     

     

    2023

     

    2022

    CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Net income

     

    $

    85,362

     

     

    $

    99,762

     

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

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Depreciation, accretion, and amortization

     

     

    180,674

     

     

     

    173,825

     

    Loss on remeasurement of U.S. denominated intercompany loans

     

     

    46,516

     

     

     

    37,427

     

    Non-cash compensation expense

     

     

    21,374

     

     

     

    25,492

     

    Non-cash asset impairment and decommission costs

     

     

    29,284

     

     

     

    8,237

     

    Deferred and non-cash income tax benefit

     

     

    (1,204

    )

     

     

    (7,480

    )

    Other non-cash items reflected in the Statements of Operations

     

     

    17,242

     

     

     

    19,051

     

    Changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of acquisitions:

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Accounts receivable and costs and estimated earnings in excess of

     

     

     

     

     

     

    billings on uncompleted contracts, net

     

     

    9,107

     

     

     

    (25,817

    )

    Prepaid expenses and other assets

     

     

    (5,513

    )

     

     

    (16,641

    )

    Operating lease right-of-use assets, net

     

     

    36,084

     

     

     

    35,591

     

    Accounts payable and accrued expenses

     

     

    6,247

     

     

     

    16,126

     

    Accrued interest

     

     

    (24,833

    )

     

     

    (25,734

    )

    Long-term lease liabilities

     

     

    (34,848

    )

     

     

    (33,102

    )

    Other liabilities

     

     

    (51,811

    )

     

     

    25,732

     

    Net cash provided by operating activities

     

     

    313,681

     

     

     

    332,469

     

    CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Acquisitions

     

     

    (53,114

    )

     

     

    (65,143

    )

    Capital expenditures

     

     

    (61,393

    )

     

     

    (57,377

    )

    Sale of investments, net

     

     

    20,369

     

     

     

    15,256

     

    Other investing activities

     

     

    (9,392

    )

     

     

    1,648

     

    Net cash used in investing activities

     

     

    (103,530

    )

     

     

    (105,616

    )

    CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Net repayments under Revolving Credit Facility

     

     

    (80,000

    )

     

     

    (120,000

    )

    Repurchase and retirement of common stock

     

     

    (53,652

    )

     

     

     

    Payment of dividends on common stock

     

     

    (92,131

    )

     

     

    (76,664

    )

    Proceeds from employee stock purchase/stock option plans

     

     

    1,750

     

     

     

    13,505

     

    Other financing activities

     

     

    (6,743

    )

     

     

    (6,905

    )

    Net cash used in financing activities

     

     

    (230,776

    )

     

     

    (190,064

    )

    Effect of exchange rate changes on cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash

     

     

    (2,800

    )

     

     

    (7,893

    )

    NET CHANGE IN CASH, CASH EQUIVALENTS, AND RESTRICTED CASH

     

     

    (23,425

    )

     

     

    28,896

     

    CASH, CASH EQUIVALENTS, AND RESTRICTED CASH:

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Beginning of period

     

     

    255,509

     

     

     

    250,978

    End of period

     

    $

    232,084

     

     

    $

    279,874

    Selected Capital Expenditure Detail

     

     

    For the three

     

    For the nine

     

     

    months ended

     

    months ended

     

     

    September 30, 2023

     

    September 30, 2023

     

     

    (in thousands)

    Construction and related costs

     

    $

    23,906

     

    $

    70,485

    Augmentation and tower upgrades

     

     

    22,809

     

     

    62,301

    Non-discretionary capital expenditures:

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Tower maintenance

     

     

    12,962

     

     

    37,101

    General corporate

     

     

    1,716

     

     

    4,089

    Total non-discretionary capital expenditures

     

     

    14,678

     

     

    41,190

    Total capital expenditures

     

    $

    61,393

     

    $

    173,976

    Communication Site Portfolio Summary

     

     

    Domestic

     

    International

     

    Total

    Sites owned at June 30, 2023

     

    17,426

     

     

    22,000

     

     

    39,426

     

    Sites acquired during the third quarter

     

    44

     

     

    1

     

     

    45

     

    Sites built during the third quarter

     

    3

     

     

    83

     

     

    86

     

    Sites decommissioned/reclassified during the third quarter

     

    (4

    )

     

    (7

    )

     

    (11

    )

    Sites owned at September 30, 2023

     

    17,469

     

     

    22,077

     

     

    39,546

     

    Segment Operating Profit and Segment Operating Profit Margin

    Domestic site leasing and International site leasing are the two segments within our site leasing business. Segment operating profit is a key business metric and one of our two measures of segment profitability. The calculation of Segment operating profit for each of our segments is set forth below.

     

     

    Domestic Site Leasing

     

    Int'l Site Leasing

     

    Site Development

     

     

    For the three months

     

    For the three months

     

    For the three months

     

     

    ended September 30,

     

    ended September 30,

     

    ended September 30,

     

     

    2023

     

    2022

     

    2023

     

    2022

     

    2023

     

    2022

     

     

    (in thousands)

    Segment revenue

     

    $

    468,371

     

     

    $

    449,595

     

     

    $

    169,069

     

     

    $

    137,707

     

     

    $

    45,104

     

     

    $

    88,282

     

    Segment cost of revenues (excluding

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    depreciation, accretion, and amort.)

     

     

    (66,768

    )

     

     

    (66,423

    )

     

     

    (51,509

    )

     

     

    (45,590

    )

     

     

    (31,493

    )

     

     

    (65,540

    )

    Segment operating profit

     

    $

    401,603

     

     

    $

    383,172

     

     

    $

    117,560

     

     

    $

    92,117

     

     

    $

    13,611

     

     

    $

    22,742

     

    Segment operating profit margin

     

     

    85.7

    %

     

     

    85.2

    %

     

     

    69.5

    %

     

     

    66.9

    %

     

     

    30.2

    %

     

     

    25.8

    %

    Non-GAAP Financial Measures

    The press release contains non-GAAP financial measures including (i) Cash Site Leasing Revenue, Tower Cash Flow, and Tower Cash Flow Margin; (ii) Adjusted EBITDA, Annualized Adjusted EBITDA, and Adjusted EBITDA Margin; (iii) Funds from Operations (“FFO”), Adjusted Funds from Operations (“AFFO”), and AFFO per share; (iv) Net Debt, Net Secured Debt, Leverage Ratio, and Secured Leverage Ratio (collectively, our “Non-GAAP Debt Measures”); and (v) certain financial metrics after eliminating the impact of changes in foreign currency exchange rates (collectively, our “Constant Currency Measures”).

    We have included these non-GAAP financial measures because we believe that they provide investors additional tools in understanding our financial performance and condition.

    Specifically, we believe that:

    (1) Cash Site Leasing Revenue and Tower Cash Flow are useful indicators of the performance of our site leasing operations;

    (2) Adjusted EBITDA is useful to investors or other interested parties in evaluating our financial performance. Adjusted EBITDA is the primary measure used by management (1) to evaluate the economic productivity of our operations and (2) for purposes of making decisions about allocating resources to, and assessing the performance of, our operations. Management believes that Adjusted EBITDA helps investors or other interested parties meaningfully evaluate and compare the results of our operations (1) from period to period and (2) to our competitors, by excluding the impact of our capital structure (primarily interest charges from our outstanding debt) and asset base (primarily depreciation, amortization and accretion) from our financial results. Management also believes Adjusted EBITDA is frequently used by investors or other interested parties in the evaluation of REITs. In addition, Adjusted EBITDA is similar to the measure of current financial performance generally used in our debt covenant calculations. Adjusted EBITDA should be considered only as a supplement to net income computed in accordance with GAAP as a measure of our performance;

    (3) FFO, AFFO and AFFO per share, which are metrics used by our public company peers in the communication site industry, provide investors useful indicators of the financial performance of our business and permit investors an additional tool to evaluate the performance of our business against those of our two principal competitors. FFO, AFFO, and AFFO per share are also used to address questions we receive from analysts and investors who routinely assess our operating performance on the basis of these performance measures, which are considered industry standards. We believe that FFO helps investors or other interested parties meaningfully evaluate financial performance by excluding the impact of our asset base (primarily depreciation, amortization and accretion and asset impairment and decommission costs). We believe that AFFO and AFFO per share help investors or other interested parties meaningfully evaluate our financial performance as they include (1) the impact of our capital structure (primarily interest expense on our outstanding debt) and (2) sustaining capital expenditures and exclude the impact of (1) our asset base (primarily depreciation, amortization and accretion and asset impairment and decommission costs) and (2) certain non-cash items, including straight-lined revenues and expenses related to fixed escalations and rent free periods and the non-cash portion of our reported tax provision. GAAP requires rental revenues and expenses related to leases that contain specified rental increases over the life of the lease to be recognized evenly over the life of the lease. In accordance with GAAP, if payment terms call for fixed escalations, or rent free periods, the revenue or expense is recognized on a straight-lined basis over the fixed, non-cancelable term of the contract. We only use AFFO as a performance measure. AFFO should be considered only as a supplement to net income computed in accordance with GAAP as a measure of our performance and should not be considered as an alternative to cash flows from operations or as residual cash flow available for discretionary investment. We believe our definition of FFO is consistent with how that term is defined by the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (“NAREIT”) and that our definition and use of AFFO and AFFO per share is consistent with those reported by the other communication site companies;

    (4) Our Non-GAAP Debt Measures provide investors a more complete understanding of our net debt and leverage position as they include the full principal amount of our debt which will be due at maturity and, to the extent that such measures are calculated on Net Debt are net of our cash and cash equivalents, short-term restricted cash, and short-term investments; and

    (5) Our Constant Currency Measures provide management and investors the ability to evaluate the performance of the business without the impact of foreign currency exchange rate fluctuations.

    In addition, Tower Cash Flow, Adjusted EBITDA, and our Non-GAAP Debt Measures are components of the calculations used by our lenders to determine compliance with certain covenants under our Senior Credit Agreement and indentures relating to our 2020 Senior Notes and 2021 Senior Notes. These non-GAAP financial measures are not intended to be an alternative to any of the financial measures provided in our results of operations or our balance sheet as determined in accordance with GAAP.

    Financial Metrics after Eliminating the Impact of Changes In Foreign Currency Exchange Rates

    We eliminate the impact of changes in foreign currency exchange rates for each of the financial metrics listed in the table below by dividing the current period’s financial results by the average monthly exchange rates of the prior year period, and by eliminating the impact of the remeasurement of our intercompany loans. The table below provides the reconciliation of the reported growth rate year-over-year of each of such measures to the growth rate after eliminating the impact of changes in foreign currency exchange rates to such measure.

     

     

    Third quarter

     

     

     

     

     

     

    2023 year

     

    Foreign

     

    Growth excluding

     

     

    over year

     

    currency

     

    foreign

     

     

    growth rate

     

    impact

     

    currency impact

    Total site leasing revenue

     

    8.5%

     

    0.8%

     

    7.7%

    Total cash site leasing revenue

     

    9.5%

     

    0.8%

     

    8.7%

    Int'l cash site leasing revenue

     

    22.4%

     

    3.5%

     

    18.9%

    Total site leasing segment operating profit

     

    9.2%

     

    0.7%

     

    8.5%

    Int'l site leasing segment operating profit

     

    27.6%

     

    3.9%

     

    23.7%

    Total site leasing tower cash flow

     

    10.3%

     

    0.8%

     

    9.5%

    Int'l site leasing tower cash flow

     

    27.2%

     

    3.9%

     

    23.3%

    Net income

     

    (14.4%)

     

    (6.0%)

     

    (8.4%)

    Earnings per share - diluted

     

    (12.2%)

     

    (4.4%)

     

    (7.8%)

    Adjusted EBITDA

     

    7.9%

     

    0.8%

     

    7.1%

    AFFO

     

    7.3%

     

    1.1%

     

    6.2%

    AFFO per share

     

    7.7%

     

    0.9%

     

    6.8%

    Cash Site Leasing Revenue, Tower Cash Flow, and Tower Cash Flow Margin

    The table below sets forth the reconciliation of Cash Site Leasing Revenue and Tower Cash Flow to their most comparable GAAP measurement and Tower Cash Flow Margin, which is calculated by dividing Tower Cash Flow by Cash Site Leasing Revenue.

     

     

    Domestic Site Leasing

     

    Int'l Site Leasing

     

    Total Site Leasing

     

     

    For the three months

     

    For the three months

     

    For the three months

     

     

    ended September 30,

     

    ended September 30,

     

    ended September 30,

     

     

    2023

     

    2022

     

    2023

     

    2022

     

    2023

     

    2022

     

     

    (in thousands)

    Site leasing revenue

     

    $

    468,371

     

     

    $

    449,595

     

     

    $

    169,069

     

     

    $

    137,707

     

     

    $

    637,440

     

     

    $

    587,302

     

    Non-cash straight-line leasing revenue

     

     

    (7,371

    )

     

     

    (12,350

    )

     

     

    323

     

     

     

    664

     

     

     

    (7,048

    )

     

     

    (11,686

    )

    Cash site leasing revenue

     

     

    461,000

     

     

     

    437,245

     

     

     

    169,392

     

     

     

    138,371

     

     

     

    630,392

     

     

     

    575,616

     

    Site leasing cost of revenues (excluding

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    depreciation, accretion, and amortization)

     

     

    (66,768

    )

     

     

    (66,423

    )

     

     

    (51,509

    )

     

     

    (45,590

    )

     

     

    (118,277

    )

     

     

    (112,013

    )

    Non-cash straight-line ground lease expense

     

     

    (1,062

    )

     

     

    82

     

     

     

    634

     

     

     

    396

     

     

     

    (428

    )

     

     

    478

     

    Tower Cash Flow

     

    $

    393,170

     

     

    $

    370,904

     

     

    $

    118,517

     

     

    $

    93,177

     

     

    $

    511,687

     

     

    $

    464,081

     

    Tower Cash Flow Margin

     

     

    85.3

    %

     

     

    84.8

    %

     

     

    70.0

    %

     

     

    67.3

    %

     

     

    81.2

    %

     

     

    80.6

    %

    Forecasted Tower Cash Flow for Full Year 2023

    The table below sets forth the reconciliation of forecasted Tower Cash Flow set forth in the Outlook section to its most comparable GAAP measurement for the full year 2023:

     

     

    Full Year 2023

     

     

    (in millions)

    Site leasing revenue

     

    $

    2,510.0

     

    to

    $

    2,520.0

     

    Non-cash straight-line leasing revenue

     

     

    (29.0

    )

    to

     

    (24.0

    )

    Cash site leasing revenue

     

     

    2,481.0

     

    to

     

    2,496.0

     

    Site leasing cost of revenues (excluding

     

     

     

     

     

     

    depreciation, accretion, and amortization)

     

     

    (467.5

    )

    to

     

    (477.5

    )

    Non-cash straight-line ground lease expense

     

     

    (2.5

    )

    to

     

    2.5

     

    Tower Cash Flow

     

    $

    2,011.0

     

    to

    $

    2,021.0

     

    Adjusted EBITDA, Annualized Adjusted EBITDA, and Adjusted EBITDA Margin

    The table below sets forth the reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA to its most comparable GAAP measurement.

     

     

    For the three months

     

     

    ended September 30,

     

     

    2023

     

    2022

     

     

    (in thousands)

    Net income

     

    $

    85,362

     

     

    $

    99,762

     

    Non-cash straight-line leasing revenue

     

     

    (7,048

    )

     

     

    (11,686

    )

    Non-cash straight-line ground lease expense

     

     

    (428

    )

     

     

    478

     

    Non-cash compensation

     

     

    21,374

     

     

     

    25,492

     

    Other expense, net

     

     

    48,330

     

     

     

    39,756

     

    Acquisition and new business initiatives related adjustments and expenses

     

     

    5,612

     

     

     

    6,844

     

    Asset impairment and decommission costs

     

     

    33,063

     

     

     

    8,532

     

    Interest income

     

     

    (5,266

    )

     

     

    (2,858

    )

    Total interest expense (1)

     

     

    112,317

     

     

     

    103,444

     

    Depreciation, accretion, and amortization

     

     

    180,674

     

     

     

    173,825

     

    Provision for taxes (2)

     

     

    8,141

     

     

     

    3,170

     

    Adjusted EBITDA

     

    $

    482,131

     

     

    $

    446,759

     

    Annualized Adjusted EBITDA (3)

     

    $

    1,928,524

     

     

    $

    1,787,036

     

    (1)

    Total interest expense includes interest expense, non-cash interest expense, and amortization of deferred financing fees.

    (2)

    For the three months ended September 30, 2023 and 2022, these amounts included $280 and $287, respectively, of franchise and gross receipts taxes reflected in the Statements of Operations in selling, general and administrative expenses.

    (3)

    Annualized Adjusted EBITDA is calculated as Adjusted EBITDA for the most recent quarter multiplied by four.

    The calculation of Adjusted EBITDA Margin is as follows:

     

     

    For the three months

     

     

    ended September 30,

     

     

    2023

     

    2022

     

     

    (in thousands)

    Total revenues

     

    $

    682,544

     

     

    $

    675,584

     

    Non-cash straight-line leasing revenue

     

     

    (7,048

    )

     

     

    (11,686

    )

    Total revenues minus non-cash straight-line leasing revenue

     

    $

    675,496

     

     

    $

    663,898

     

    Adjusted EBITDA

     

    $

    482,131

     

     

    $

    446,759

     

    Adjusted EBITDA Margin

     

     

    71.4

    %

     

     

    67.3

    %

    Forecasted Adjusted EBITDA for Full Year 2023

    The table below sets forth the reconciliation of the forecasted Adjusted EBITDA set forth in the Outlook section to its most comparable GAAP measurement for the full year 2023:

     

     

    Full Year 2023

     

     

    (in millions)

    Net income

     

    $

    527.0

    to

    $

    561.0

    Non-cash straight-line leasing revenue

     

     

    (29.0)

    to

     

    (24.0)

    Non-cash straight-line ground lease expense

     

     

    (2.5)

    to

     

    2.5

    Non-cash compensation

     

     

    87.5

    to

     

    82.5

    Other income, net

     

     

    (37.0)

    to

     

    (37.0)

    Acquisition and new business initiatives related adjustments and expenses

     

     

    24.5

    to

     

    19.5

    Asset impairment and decommission costs

     

     

    120.0

    to

     

    115.0

    Interest income

     

     

    (20.5)

    to

     

    (15.5)

    Total interest expense (1)

     

     

    462.5

    to

     

    452.5

    Depreciation, accretion, and amortization

     

     

    718.0

    to

     

    708.0

    Provision for taxes (2)

     

     

    35.5

    to

     

    31.5

    Adjusted EBITDA

     

    $

    1,886.0

    to

    $

    1,896.0

    (1)

    Total interest expense includes interest expense, non-cash interest expense, and amortization of deferred financing fees.

    (2)

    Includes projections for franchise taxes and gross receipts taxes, which will be reflected in the Statement of Operations in Selling, general, and administrative expenses.

    Funds from Operations (“FFO”), Adjusted Funds from Operations (“AFFO”), and AFFO per share

    The tables below set forth the reconciliations of FFO, AFFO, and AFFO per share to their most comparable GAAP measurement.

     

     

    For the three months

     

     

    ended September 30,

     

     

    2023

     

    2022

     

     

    (in thousands)

     

    ($ per share)

     

    (in thousands)

     

    ($ per share)

    Net income

     

    $

    85,362

     

     

    $

    0.78

     

     

    $

    99,762

     

     

    $

    0.91

     

    Real estate related depreciation, amortization, and accretion

     

     

    179,076

     

     

     

    1.64

     

     

     

    172,551

     

     

     

    1.58

     

    Asset impairment and decommission costs

     

     

    33,063

     

     

     

    0.30

     

     

     

    8,532

     

     

     

    0.08

     

    FFO

     

    $

    297,501

     

     

    $

    2.72

     

     

    $

    280,845

     

     

    $

    2.57

     

    Adjustments to FFO:

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Non-cash straight-line leasing revenue

     

     

    (7,048

    )

     

     

    (0.06

    )

     

     

    (11,686

    )

     

     

    (0.11

    )

    Non-cash straight-line ground lease expense

     

     

    (428

    )

     

     

     

     

     

    478

     

     

     

     

    Non-cash compensation

     

     

    21,374

     

     

     

    0.20

     

     

     

    25,492

     

     

     

    0.23

     

    Adjustment for non-cash portion of tax benefit

     

     

    (1,205

    )

     

     

    (0.01

    )

     

     

    (7,480

    )

     

     

    (0.07

    )

    Non-real estate related depreciation,

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    amortization, and accretion

     

     

    1,598

     

     

     

    0.01

     

     

     

    1,274

     

     

     

    0.01

     

    Amortization of deferred financing costs and

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    debt discounts and non-cash interest expense

     

     

    12,995

     

     

     

    0.12

     

     

     

    16,483

     

     

     

    0.15

     

    Other expense, net

     

     

    48,330

     

     

     

    0.44

     

     

     

    39,756

     

     

     

    0.37

     

    Acquisition and new business initiatives related adjustments

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    and expenses

     

     

    5,612

     

     

     

    0.05

     

     

     

    6,844

     

     

     

    0.06

     

    Non-discretionary cash capital expenditures

     

     

    (14,678

    )

     

     

    (0.13

    )

     

     

    (12,565

    )

     

     

    (0.11

    )

    AFFO

     

    $

    364,051

     

     

    $

    3.34

     

     

    $

    339,441

     

     

    $

    3.10

     

    Adjustments for joint venture partner interest

     

     

    (1,217

    )

     

     

    (0.01

    )

     

     

    (868

    )

     

     

    (0.01

    )

    AFFO attributable to SBA Communications

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Corporation

     

    $

    362,834

     

     

    $

    3.33

     

     

    $

    338,573

     

     

    $

    3.09

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Diluted weighted average number of common shares

     

     

     

     

     

    108,891

     

     

     

     

     

     

    109,358

     

    Forecasted AFFO for the Full Year 2023

    The tables below set forth the reconciliations of the forecasted AFFO and AFFO per share set forth in the Outlook section to their most comparable GAAP measurements for the full year 2023:

    (in millions, except per share amounts)

     

    Full Year 2023

     

     

    (in millions)

     

    ($ per share)

    Net income

     

    $

    527.0

     

    to

    $

    561.0

     

     

    $

    4.84

     

    to

    $

    5.15

     

    Real estate related depreciation, amortization,

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    and accretion

     

     

    708.5

     

    to

     

    703.5

     

     

     

    6.51

     

    to

     

    6.46

     

    Asset impairment and decommission costs

     

     

    120.0

     

    to

     

    115.0

     

     

     

    1.10

     

    to

     

    1.06

     

    FFO

     

    $

    1,355.5

     

    to

    $

    1,379.5

     

     

    $

    12.45

     

    to

    $

    12.67

     

    Adjustments to FFO:

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Non-cash straight-line leasing revenue

     

     

    (29.0

    )

    to

     

    (24.0

    )

     

     

    (0.27

    )

    to

     

    (0.22

    )

    Non-cash straight-line ground lease expense

     

     

    (2.5

    )

    to

     

    2.5

     

     

     

    (0.02

    )

    to

     

    0.02

     

    Non-cash compensation

     

     

    87.5

     

    to

     

    82.5

     

     

     

    0.80

     

    to

     

    0.76

     

    Adjustment for non-cash portion of tax benefit

     

     

    (1.0

    )

    to

     

    (1.0

    )

     

     

    (0.01

    )

    to

     

    (0.01

    )

    Non-real estate related depreciation,

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    amortization, and accretion

     

     

    9.5

     

    to

     

    4.5

     

     

     

    0.09

     

    to

     

    0.04

     

    Amortization of deferred financing costs and

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    debt discounts and non-cash interest expense

     

     

    57.5

     

    to

     

    57.5

     

     

     

    0.53

     

    to

     

    0.53

     

    Other income, net

     

     

    (37.0

    )

    to

     

    (37.0

    )

     

     

    (0.34

    )

    to

     

    (0.34

    )

    Acquisition and new business initiatives related

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    adjustments and expenses

     

     

    24.5

     

    to

     

    19.5

     

     

     

    0.22

     

    to

     

    0.18

     

    Non-discretionary cash capital expenditures

     

     

    (59.0

    )

    to

     

    (54.0

    )

     

     

    (0.54

    )

    to

     

    (0.50

    )

    AFFO

     

    $

    1,406.0

     

    to

    $

    1,430.0

     

     

    $

    12.91

     

    to

    $

    13.13

     

    Adjustments for joint venture partner interest

     

     

    (5.0

    )

    to

     

    (5.0

    )

     

     

    (0.05

    )

    to

     

    (0.05

    )

    AFFO attributable to SBA Communications

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Corporation

     

    $

    1,401.0

     

    to

    $

    1,425.0

     

     

    $

    12.86

     

    to

    $

    13.08

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Diluted weighted average number of common shares (1)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    108.9

     

    to

     

    108.9

     

    (1)

    Our assumption for weighted average number of common shares does not contemplate any additional repurchases of the Company’s stock during 2023.

    Net Debt, Net Secured Debt, Leverage Ratio, and Secured Leverage Ratio

    Net Debt is calculated using the notional principal amount of outstanding debt. Under GAAP policies, the notional principal amount of the Company's outstanding debt is not necessarily reflected on the face of the Company's financial statements.

    The Net Debt and Leverage calculations are as follows:

     

    September 30,

     

    2023

     

    (in thousands)

    2014-2C Tower Securities

    $

    620,000

     

    2019-1C Tower Securities

     

    1,165,000

     

    2020-1C Tower Securities

     

    750,000

     

    2020-2C Tower Securities

     

    600,000

     

    2021-1C Tower Securities

     

    1,165,000

     

    2021-2C Tower Securities

     

    895,000

     

    2021-3C Tower Securities

     

    895,000

     

    2022-1C Tower Securities

     

    850,000

     

    Revolving Credit Facility

     

    370,000

     

    2018 Term Loan

     

    2,274,000

     

    Total secured debt

     

    9,584,000

     

    2020 Senior Notes

     

    1,500,000

     

    2021 Senior Notes

     

    1,500,000

     

    Total unsecured debt

     

    3,000,000

     

    Total debt

    $

    12,584,000

     

    Leverage Ratio

     

     

    Total debt

    $

    12,584,000

     

    Less: Cash and cash equivalents, short-term restricted cash and short-term investments

     

    (228,907

    )

    Net debt

    $

    12,355,093

     

    Divided by: Annualized Adjusted EBITDA

    $

    1,928,524

     

    Leverage Ratio

     

    6.4x

    Secured Leverage Ratio

     

     

    Total secured debt

    $

    9,584,000

     

    Less: Cash and cash equivalents, short-term restricted cash and short-term investments

     

    (228,907

    )

    Net Secured Debt

    $

    9,355,093

     

    Divided by: Annualized Adjusted EBITDA

    $

    1,928,524

     

    Secured Leverage Ratio

     

    4.9x

     


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    SBA Communications Corporation Reports Third Quarter 2023 Results; Updates Full Year 2023 Outlook; and Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend SBA Communications Corporation (Nasdaq: SBAC) ("SBA" or the "Company") today reported results for the quarter ended September 30, 2023. Highlights of the third quarter include: Net income of $85.4 million or $0.80 per share AFFO per share of $3.34 …