Exhibit 99.1

Life Storage, Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2019 Results

BUFFALO, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--February 19, 2020--Life Storage, Inc. (NYSE:LSI), a leading national owner and operator of self storage properties, reported operating results for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2019.

Highlights for the Fourth Quarter Included:

  • Generated net income attributable to common shareholders of $43.5 million, or $0.93 per fully diluted common share.
  • Achieved adjusted funds from operations (“FFO”)(1) per fully diluted common share of $1.44, a 4.3% increase over the same period in 2018.
  • Increased same store net operating income ("NOI")(2) by 4.2% and same store revenue by 2.6% year-over-year.
  • Grew management and acquisition fees by 38.7%.
  • Acquired two properties for $37.5 million in the greater New York City market.
  • Acquired a 20% minority interest in five Florida stores that were previously part of the Company’s third-party management portfolio.
  • Added 22 stores to the Company’s third-party management platform, bringing total managed stores at the end of the fourth quarter to 297.

Highlights for the Full Year Included:

  • Achieved net income attributable to common shareholders of $258.7 million, or $5.55 per fully diluted common share.
  • Achieved adjusted FFO per fully diluted common share of $5.62, a 2.0% increase over 2018, including the dilutive impact of the Company’s successfully completed asset recycling program.
  • Grew same store NOI by 3.0% and same store revenue by 2.2% year-over-year.
  • Acquired 30 high-quality properties for approximately $429.4 million.
  • Sold 32 mature stores for a total consideration of $212.0 million.
  • Increased third-party management platform by 84 (net) stores in 2019.
  • Entered three strategic markets: Seattle, Wash., Baltimore, Md. and Toronto, Ont.
  • Entered into joint venture agreements with minority investments in 13 stores in Florida (5), Atlanta, Ga. (6) and Toronto, Ont. (2).
  • Completed roll-out of Rent Now, a fully-digital rental platform allowing customers to self-serve and “skip the counter” by completing the rental transaction online.

Joe Saffire, the Company’s Chief Executive Officer, stated, “We had an excellent quarter with a strong finish to the year. I couldn't be more pleased with my team's execution on our strategic initiatives. We continue to expand our footprint into desirable, strategic markets, while also leveraging our innovative platforms to control costs and improve margins. Our third-party management continued its strong growth as owners are drawn to our innovation, such as Rent Now and Warehouse Anywhere. As we enter 2020, we are well positioned to continue our expansion, drive further efficiencies and grow shareholder value.”

FINANCIAL RESULTS

In the fourth quarter of 2019, the Company generated net income attributable to common shareholders of $43.5 million or $0.93 per fully diluted common share, compared to net income attributable to common shareholders of $92.3 million, or $1.98 per fully diluted common share, in the fourth quarter of 2018. The decrease in net income was primarily the result of a $55.5-million gain on the sale of 12 storage facilities during the fourth quarter of 2018. Net income was positively impacted by increased same store NOI, higher management fee income and lower general and administrative expenses.

For the year ended December 31, 2019, the Company achieved $258.7 million of net income attributable to common shareholders, or $5.55 per fully diluted common share, as compared to $206.6 million, or $4.43 per fully diluted common share, for the year ended December 31, 2018. The increase in net income was largely driven by the $104.4-million gain on sale of 33 storage facilities in 2019, partially off-set by the $56.4-million gain on sale of 13 storage facilities in 2018.

Funds from operations for the quarter were $1.46 per fully diluted common share compared to $1.36 for the same period last year. Absent adjustments of $1.1 million that includes a gain on sale of land and acquisition fees, adjusted FFO per fully diluted common share for the quarter was $1.44, compared to $1.38 for the quarter ended December 31, 2018, after adjusting for the $0.7 million in costs related to an officer’s retirement recorded in the fourth quarter of 2018.

For the year ended 2019, FFO per fully diluted common share was $5.69 compared to $5.49 for the same period last year. Absent the 2019 impact of $3.4 million of adjustments due to a lawsuit settlement, gain on sales of land, acquisition fees and costs related to an officer’s retirement, adjusted FFO per fully diluted common share for the year was $5.62, compared to $5.51 for the same period last year, after adjusting for the impact of $1.3 million due to a gain on sale of land and costs associated with Board changes and an officer’s retirement recorded in 2018.

Adjusted funds from operations in 2019 also includes the dilutive impact of the successfully executed asset recycling, whereby the Company sold mature low growth stores in non-strategic markets and acquired stores in lease-up in strategic markets with higher rental rates and growth opportunities.


OPERATIONS

Revenues for the 504 stabilized stores wholly owned by the Company since December 31, 2017 increased 2.6% from the fourth quarter of 2018, the result of a 2.6% increase in realized rental rates, partially offset by a 20 basis point decrease in average occupancy.

Same store operating expenses decreased 0.4% for the fourth quarter of 2019 compared to the prior year period, primarily due to decreases in payroll and benefits, repair and maintenance, advertising and office and other operating expenses, off-set by increased real estate taxes and internet marketing costs. Accordingly, same store NOI increased 4.2% in the fourth quarter of 2019 as compared to the fourth quarter of 2018.

During the fourth quarter of 2019, the Company achieved same store revenue growth in 25 of its 30 major markets. Overall, the markets with the strongest positive revenue impact were Las Vegas, Chicago, New York-Newark-New Jersey, Buffalo and Los Angeles.

PORTFOLIO TRANSACTIONS

Wholly Owned Portfolio

During the quarter, the Company acquired two properties for a total cost of $37.5 million in the greater New York City market. Subsequent to quarter end, the Company entered into an agreement to acquire six stabilized stores in various California markets from a joint venture partner for a total purchase price of $134.0 million. The Company currently manages these stores and owns a 20% minority interest in this joint venture.

Also subsequent to quarter end, the Company entered an agreement to divest one store in Austin, Tex. for $19.0 million.

Joint Venture Portfolio

During the quarter, the Company expanded an existing joint venture and acquired a 20% minority investment in five stabilized stores in Tampa, Fla. (3) and Sarasota, Fla. (2), which were previously part of the Company’s third-party management portfolio. The total purchase price was $56.3 million, of which the Company contributed $5.7 million as its share of the equity. Subsequent to quarter end, the Company entered into a joint venture and acquired a 20% minority investment in a store at certificate of occupancy in Seattle, Wash. for a total purchase price of $21.7 million, of which the Company contributed $1.7 million.

All remaining acquisitions, divestitures and joint venture transactions are subject to further due diligence and closing conditions; therefore, no assurance can be given that the transactions will occur according to the terms described.

THIRD-PARTY MANAGEMENT

The Company continues to aggressively and profitably grow its third-party management platform. During the quarter, the Company added 22 stores. As of quarter end, the Company managed 297 facilities in total, including those in which it owns a minority interest.


FINANCIAL POSITION

At December 31, 2019, the Company had approximately $17.5 million of cash on hand, and $434.8 million available on its line of credit.

Below are key financial ratios at December 31, 2019:


- Debt to Enterprise Value (at $108.28/share)


28.0%


- Debt to Book Cost of Storage Facilities


41.6%


- Debt to Recurring Annualized EBITDA


5.6x


- Debt Service Coverage


4.3x

COMMON STOCK DIVIDEND

Subsequent to quarter end, the Company’s Board of Directors approved a 7% increase in the quarterly dividend to $1.07 per share, or $4.28 annualized. The dividend was paid on January 27, 2020 to shareholders of record on January 14, 2020.

YEAR 2020 EARNINGS GUIDANCE:

As a result of favorable company operating trends, the Company increased the mid-point of its adjusted funds from operations per share guidance range by $0.01. The following assumptions covering operations have been utilized in formulating guidance for 2020:

Year 2020 Earnings Guidance

 

Current Guidance
Range

 

Prior Guidance
Range

(October 30, 2019)

Same Store Revenue

 

1.50%

-

2.50%

 

1.25%

-

2.25%

Same Store Operating Costs (excluding property taxes)

 

(2.50)%

-

(1.50)%

 

(2.75)%

-

(1.75)%

Same Store Property Taxes

 

5.00%

-

6.00%

 

5.00%

-

6.00%

Total Same Store Operating Expenses

 

0.50%

-

1.50%

 

0.25%

-

1.25%

Same Store Net Operating Income

 

2.25%

-

3.25%

 

2.00%

-

3.00%

General & Administrative

 

$49M

-

$51M

 

$48M

-

$50M

Expansions & Enhancements

 

$55M

-

$65M

 

$40M

-

$55M

Capital Expenditures

 

$22M

-

$27M

 

$22M

-

$27M

Wholly Owned Acquisitions

 

$200M

-

$300M

 

$200M

-

$200M

Joint Venture Investments

 

$25M

-

$25M

 

$25M

-

$25M

Adjusted Funds from Operations per Share

 

$5.94

-

$6.08

 

$5.93

-

$6.07

The Company’s 2020 same store pool consists of the 517 stabilized stores owned since December 31, 2018. Twenty-two of the stores purchased through December 31, 2019 at certificate of occupancy or that were in the early stages of lease-up are not included, regardless of their current occupancies. The Company believes that occupancy levels achieved during the lease-up period, using discounted rates, are not truly indicative of a new store’s performance, and therefore do not result in a meaningful year-over-year comparison in future years. The Company will include such stores in its same store pool in the second year after the stores achieve 80% sustained occupancy using market rates and incentives.


As a result of the above assumptions, management expects adjusted funds from operations for the full year 2020 to be between $5.94 to $6.08 per share.

Reconciliation of Guidance


1Q 2020

Range or Value


FY 2020

Range or Value

Earnings per share attributable to common shareholders – diluted


$ 0.73 – $ 0.77


$ 3.42 – $ 3.56

Plus: real estate depreciation and amortization


0.63 – 0.63


2.52 – 2.52

FFO per share


$ 1.36 – $ 1.40


$ 5.94 – $ 6.08

FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS:

When used in this news release, the words “intends,” “believes,” “expects,” “anticipates,” and similar expressions are intended to identify “forward looking statements” within the meaning of that term in Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and in Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such factors include, but are not limited to, the effect of competition from new self storage facilities, which could cause rents and occupancy rates to decline; the Company’s ability to evaluate, finance and integrate acquired businesses into the Company’s existing business and operations; the Company’s ability to effectively compete in the industry in which it does business; the Company’s existing indebtedness may mature in an unfavorable credit environment, preventing refinancing or forcing refinancing of the indebtedness on terms that are not as favorable as the existing terms; interest rates may fluctuate, impacting costs associated with the Company’s outstanding floating rate debt; the Company’s ability to comply with debt covenants; any future ratings on the Company’s debt instruments; regional concentration of the Company’s business may subject it to economic downturns in the states of Florida and Texas; the Company’s reliance on its call center; the Company’s cash flow may be insufficient to meet required payments of principal, interest and dividends; economic uncertainty due to the impact of natural disasters, war or terrorism; and tax law changes that may change the taxability of future income.

CONFERENCE CALL:

Life Storage will hold its Fourth Quarter Earnings Release Conference Call at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time on Thursday, February 20, 2020. To help avoid connection delays, participants are encouraged to pre-register using this link. Anyone unable to pre-register may access the conference call at 844-707-6940 (domestic) or 412-317-5702 (international). Management will accept questions from registered financial analysts after prepared remarks; all others are encouraged to listen to the call via webcast by accessing the investor relations tab at lifestorage.com. The webcast will be archived for a period of six months.

ABOUT LIFE STORAGE, INC:

Life Storage, Inc. is a self-administered and self-managed equity REIT that is in the business of acquiring and managing self storage facilities. Located in Buffalo, New York, the Company operates more than 850 storage facilities in 29 states and Ontario, Canada. The Company serves both residential and commercial storage customers with storage units rented by month. Life Storage consistently provides responsive service to approximately 450,000 customers, making it a leader in the industry. For more information visit http://invest.lifestorage.com.


Life Storage, Inc.
Balance Sheet Data
(unaudited)







December 31,

 

December 31,

(dollars in thousands)

2019

 

2018

Assets



Investment in storage facilities:



Land

$

884,235

 


$

794,729

 

Building, equipment and construction in progress

 

3,865,238

 


 

3,604,210

 



 

4,749,473

 


 

4,398,939

 

Less: accumulated depreciation

 

(756,333

)


 

(704,681

)

Investment in storage facilities, net

 

3,993,140

 


 

3,694,258

 

Cash and cash equivalents

 

17,458

 


 

13,560

 

Accounts receivable

 

12,218

 


 

7,805

 

Receivable from joint ventures

 

1,302

 


 

1,006

 

Investment in joint ventures

 

154,984

 


 

145,911

 

Prepaid expenses

 

7,771

 


 

7,251

 

Intangible asset - in-place customer leases

 

2,910

 


 

970

 

Trade name

 

16,500

 


 

16,500

 

Other assets

 

26,681

 


 

4,951

 

Total Assets

$

4,232,964

 


$

3,892,212

 





 
Liabilities



Line of credit

$

65,000

 


$

91,000

 

Term notes, net

 

1,858,271

 


 

1,610,820

 

Accounts payable and accrued liabilities

 

103,942

 


 

87,446

 

Deferred revenue

 

11,699

 


 

9,191

 

Mortgages payable

 

34,851

 


 

12,302

 

Total Liabilities

 

2,073,763

 


 

1,810,759

 





 
Noncontrolling redeemable Operating Partnership Units at redemption value

 

26,307

 


 

23,716

 





 
Equity



Common stock

 

467

 


 

466

 

Additional paid-in capital

 

2,376,723

 


 

2,372,157

 

Accumulated deficit

 

(238,338

)


 

(308,011

)

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

 

(5,958

)


 

(6,875

)

Total Shareholders' Equity

 

2,132,894

 


 

2,057,737

 

Total Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity

$

4,232,964

 


$

3,892,212

 


Life Storage, Inc.







Consolidated Statements of Operations







(unaudited)









October 1, 2019
October 1, 2018
January 1, 2019
January 1, 2018


to
to
to
to
(dollars in thousands, except share data)
December 31, 2019
December 31, 2018
December 31, 2019
December 31, 2018








 
Revenues







Rental income

$

129,150

 


$

126,140

 


$

510,774

 


$

502,474

 

Other operating income

 

14,286

 


 

9,156

 


 

49,691

 


 

37,805

 

Management and acquisition fee income

 

4,118

 


 

2,969

 


 

14,274

 


 

10,571

 

Total operating revenues

 

147,554

 


 

138,265

 


 

574,739

 


 

550,850

 









 
Expenses







Property operations and maintenance

 

33,294

 


 

30,547

 


 

130,103

 


 

121,098

 

Real estate taxes

 

16,634

 


 

14,844

 


 

65,061

 


 

61,356

 

General and administrative

 

12,221

 


 

12,810

 


 

46,622

 


 

48,322

 

Payments for rent

 

-

 


 

141

 


 

358

 


 

565

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

26,638

 


 

25,513

 


 

104,199

 


 

102,343

 

Amortization of in-place customer leases

 

1,253

 


 

178

 


 

2,931

 


 

187

 

Total operating expenses

 

90,040

 


 

84,033

 


 

349,274

 


 

333,871

 









 
Gain on sale of storage facilities

 

4,131

 


 

55,473

 


 

104,353

 


 

56,398

 

Gain on sale of real estate

 

705

 


 

-

 


 

1,781

 


 

718

 

Income from operations

 

62,350

 


 

109,705

 


 

331,599

 


 

274,095

 









 
Other income (expense)







Interest expense (A)

 

(20,091

)


 

(18,026

)


 

(76,430

)


 

(70,672

)

Interest income

 

2

 


 

5

 


 

342

 


 

13

 

Equity in income of joint ventures

 

1,470

 


 

1,056

 


 

4,566

 


 

4,122

 









 
Net income

 

43,731

 


 

92,740

 


 

260,077

 


 

207,558

 

Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests in the Operating Partnership

 

(230

)


 

(433

)


 

(1,378

)


 

(968

)

Net income attributable to common shareholders

$

43,501

 


$

92,307

 


$

258,699

 


$

206,590

 









 
Earnings per common share attributable to common shareholders - basic

$

0.93

 


$

1.98

 


$

5.55

 


$

4.44

 









 
Earnings per common share attributable to common shareholders - diluted

$

0.93

 


$

1.98

 


$

5.55

 


$

4.43

 









 
Common shares used in basic earnings per share calculation

 

46,601,410

 


 

46,543,292

 


 

46,583,630

 


 

46,500,763

 









 
Common shares used in diluted earnings per share calculation

 

46,687,234

 


 

46,645,615

 


 

46,653,063

 


 

46,596,652

 









 
Dividends declared per common share

$

1.00

 


$

1.00

 


$

4.00

 


$

4.00

 









 








 
(A) Interest expense for the period ending December 31 consists of the following
Interest expense

$

19,477

 


$

17,443

 


$

74,101

 


$

68,514

 

Amortization of debt issuance costs

 

614

 


 

583

 


 

2,329

 


 

2,158

 

Total interest expense

$

20,091

 


$

18,026

 


$

76,430

 


$

70,672

 


Life Storage, Inc.







Computation of Funds From Operations (FFO) (1)







(unaudited)









October 1, 2019

 

October 1, 2018

 

January 1, 2019

 

January 1, 2018



to

 

to

 

to

 

to

(dollars in thousands, except share data)

December 31, 2019

 

December 31, 2018

 

December 31, 2019

 

December 31, 2018









 
Net income attributable to common shareholders

$

43,501

 


$

92,307

 


$

258,699

 


$

206,590

 

Noncontrolling interests in the Operating Partnership

 

230

 


 

433

 


 

1,378

 


 

968

 

Depreciation of real estate and amortization of intangible







assets exclusive of debt issuance costs

 

27,310

 


 

25,225

 


 

105,107

 


 

100,528

 

Depreciation and amortization from unconsolidated joint ventures

 

1,727

 


 

1,433

 


 

6,195

 


 

5,107

 

Gain on sale of storage facilities

 

(4,131

)


 

(55,473

)


 

(104,353

)


 

(56,398

)

Funds from operations allocable to noncontrolling







interest in Operating Partnership

 

(361

)


 

(298

)


 

(1,417

)


 

(1,197

)

Funds from operations available to common shareholders

 

68,276

 


 

63,627

 


 

265,609

 


 

255,598

 

FFO per share - diluted

$

1.46

 


$

1.36

 


$

5.69

 


$

5.49

 









 
Adjustments to FFO







Lawsuit settlement

$

-

 


$

-

 


$

(1,651

)


$

-

 

Gain on sale of land

 

(705

)


 

-

 


 

(1,781

)


 

(718

)

Acquisition fee

 

(442

)


 

-

 


 

(442

)


 

-

 

Costs related to officer's retirement

 

-

 


 

664

 


 

443

 


 

885

 

Board changes and other proxy related expenses

 

-

 


 

-

 


 

-

 


 

1,128

 

Funds from operations resulting from non-recurring items







allocable to noncontrolling interest in Operating Partnership

 

6

 


 

(3

)


 

18

 


 

(6

)

Adjusted funds from operations available to common shareholders

 

67,135

 


 

64,288

 


 

262,196

 


 

256,887

 

Adjusted FFO per share - diluted

$

1.44

 


$

1.38

 


$

5.62

 


$

5.51

 









 
Common shares - diluted

 

46,687,234

 


 

46,645,615

 


 

46,653,063

 


 

46,596,652

 

Life Storage, Inc.







Computation of Net Operating Income (2)







(unaudited)









October 1, 2019

 

October 1, 2018

 

January 1, 2019

 

January 1, 2018



to

 

to

 

to

 

to

(dollars in thousands)

December 31, 2019

 

December 31, 2018

 

December 31, 2019

 

December 31, 2018









 
Net Income

$

43,731

 


$

92,740

 


$

260,077

 


$

207,558

 

General and administrative

 

12,221

 


 

12,810

 


 

46,622

 


 

48,322

 

Payments for rent

 

-

 


 

141

 


 

358

 


 

565

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

27,891

 


 

25,691

 


 

107,130

 


 

102,530

 

Gain on sale of storage facilities

 

(4,131

)


 

(55,473

)


 

(104,353

)


 

(56,398

)

Gain on sale of real estate

 

(705

)


 

-

 


 

(1,781

)


 

(718

)

Interest expense

 

20,091

 


 

18,026

 


 

76,430

 


 

70,672

 

Interest income

 

(2

)


 

(5

)


 

(342

)


 

(13

)

Equity in income of joint ventures

 

(1,470

)


 

(1,056

)


 

(4,566

)


 

(4,122

)

Net operating income

$

97,626

 


$

92,874

 


$

379,575

 


$

368,396

 









 
Same store (4)

$

81,234

 


$

77,960

 


$

319,507

 


$

310,283

 

Net operating income related to tenant reinsurance

 

7,012

 


 

5,767

 


 

26,298

 


 

23,057

 

Other stores and management fee income

 

9,380

 


 

9,147

 


 

33,770

 


 

35,056

 

Total net operating income

$

97,626

 


$

92,874

 


$

379,575

 


$

368,396

 


Life Storage, Inc.







Quarterly Same Store Data (3) (4) 504 mature stores owned since 12/31/17
(unaudited)









October 1, 2019
October 1, 2018





to
to


Percentage
(dollars in thousands)
December 31, 2019
December 31, 2018
Change
Change








 
Revenues:







Rental income

$

119,285


$

116,083


$

3,202

 


2.8

%

Other operating income

 

1,437


 

1,535


 

(98

)


-6.4

%

Total operating revenues

 

120,722


 

117,618


 

3,104

 


2.6

%









 
Expenses:







Payroll and benefits

 

9,316


 

9,716


 

(400

)


-4.1

%

Real estate taxes

 

14,951


 

13,797


 

1,154

 


8.4

%

Utilities

 

3,435


 

3,482


 

(47

)


-1.3

%

Repairs and maintenance

 

3,828


 

4,756


 

(928

)


-19.5

%

Office and other operating expense

 

3,763


 

4,038


 

(275

)


-6.8

%

Insurance

 

1,442


 

1,443


 

(1

)


-0.1

%

Advertising

 

165


 

300


 

(135

)


-45.0

%

Internet marketing

 

2,588


 

2,126


 

462

 


21.7

%

Total operating expenses

 

39,488


 

39,658


 

(170

)


-0.4

%









 
Net operating income (2)

$

81,234


$

77,960


$

3,274

 


4.2

%









 








 
QTD Same store move ins

 

43,259


 

41,793


 

1,466

 











 
QTD Same store move outs

 

44,755


 

46,943


 

(2,188

)



Other Comparable Quarterly Same Store Data (4)
(unaudited)









October 1, 2019
October 1, 2018





to
to


Percentage


December 31, 2019
December 31, 2018
Change
Change
2018 Same store pool (488 stores)







Revenues

$

116,450


$

113,649


$

2,801

 


2.5

%

Expenses

 

37,671


 

38,031


 

(360

)


-0.9

%

Net operating income

$

78,779


$

75,618


$

3,161

 


4.2

%









 








 
2017 Same store pool (385 stores)







Revenues

$

87,297


$

85,761


$

1,536

 


1.8

%

Expenses

 

28,085


 

27,863


 

222

 


0.8

%

Net operating income

$

59,212


$

57,898


$

1,314

 


2.3

%


Life Storage, Inc.







Year to Date Same Store Data (3) (4) 504 mature stores owned since 12/31/17
(unaudited)









January 1, 2019

 

January 1, 2018

 

 

 

 



to

 

to

 

 

 

Percentage

(dollars in thousands)

December 31, 2019

 

December 31, 2018

 

Change

 

Change









 
Revenues:







Rental income

$

473,915


$

463,232


$

10,683

 


2.3

%

Other operating income

 

6,514


 

6,726


 

(212

)


-3.2

%

Total operating revenues

 

480,429


 

469,958


 

10,471

 


2.2

%









 
Expenses:







Payroll and benefits

 

38,062


 

39,214


 

(1,152

)


-2.9

%

Real estate taxes

 

59,463


 

56,142


 

3,321

 


5.9

%

Utilities

 

14,900


 

15,135


 

(235

)


-1.6

%

Repairs and maintenance

 

16,289


 

17,497


 

(1,208

)


-6.9

%

Office and other operating expense

 

15,218


 

15,925


 

(707

)


-4.4

%

Insurance

 

5,771


 

5,731


 

40

 


0.7

%

Advertising

 

856


 

1,220


 

(364

)


-29.8

%

Internet marketing

 

10,363


 

8,811


 

1,552

 


17.6

%

Total operating expenses

 

160,922


 

159,675


 

1,247

 


0.8

%









 
Net operating income (2)

$

319,507


$

310,283


$

9,224

 


3.0

%









 








 
YTD Same store move ins

 

188,760


 

191,749


 

(2,989

)











 
YTD Same store move outs

 

188,630


 

194,193


 

(5,563

)











 








 
Life Storage, Inc.







Other Data - unaudited

Same Store (3)

 

All Stores (5)



2019

 

2018

 

2019

 

2018









 
Weighted average quarterly occupancy

90.1

%


90.3

%


88.7

%


89.9

%









 
Occupancy at December 31

89.6

%


89.9

%


88.2

%


89.4

%









 
Rent per occupied square foot

$14.68

 


$14.31

 


$14.63

 


$14.05

 


Life Storage, Inc.







Other Data - unaudited (continued)















 
Investment in Storage Facilities: (unaudited)







The following summarizes activity in storage facilities during the twelve months ended December 31, 2019:








 
Beginning balance

$

4,398,939

 







Property acquisitions

 

424,578

 







Improvements and equipment additions:







Expansions

 

59,980

 







Roofing, paving, and equipment:







Stabilized stores

 

27,463

 







Recently acquired stores

 

3,733

 







Change in construction in progress (Total CIP $28.3 million)

 

1,086

 







Dispositions and Impairments

 

(166,306

)







Storage facilities at cost at period end

$

4,749,473

 















 








 
Comparison of Selected G&A Costs (unaudited)
Quarter Ended
Year Ended


December 31, 2019
December 31, 2018
December 31, 2019
December 31, 2018








 
Management and administrative salaries and benefits

$

6,583

 


$

7,118


$

26,667

 


$

27,090

Training

 

409

 


 

383


 

1,197

 


 

1,031

Call center

 

702

 


 

786


 

2,960

 


 

3,014

Life Storage Solutions costs

 

405

 


 

209


 

1,300

 


 

739

Income taxes

 

544

 


 

1,163


 

2,249

 


 

3,093

Legal, accounting and professional

 

1,293

 


 

406


 

4,100

 


 

3,343

Costs related to officer's retirement

 

-

 


 

664


 

-

 


 

885

Lawsuit settlement

 

-

 


 

-


 

(1,651

)


 

-

Other administrative expenses (6)

 

2,285

 


 

2,081


 

9,800

 


 

9,127



$

12,221

 


$

12,810


$

46,622

 


$

48,322









 
Net rentable square feet
December 31, 2019





Wholly owned properties

 

39,800,832

 







Joint venture properties

 

9,159,282

 







Third party managed properties

 

12,886,478

 









 

61,846,592

 















 


December 31, 2019
December 31, 2018











 
Common shares outstanding

 

46,675,933

 


 

46,617,441





Operating Partnership Units outstanding

 

246,466

 


 

248,966













 
(1) We believe that Funds from Operations (“FFO”) provides relevant and meaningful information about our operating performance that is necessary, along with net earnings and cash flows, for an understanding of our operating results. FFO adds back historical cost depreciation, which assumes the value of real estate assets diminishes predictably in the future. In fact, real estate asset values increase or decrease with market conditions. Consequently, we believe FFO is a useful supplemental measure in evaluating our operating performance by disregarding (or adding back) historical cost depreciation.

Funds from operations is defined by the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts, Inc. (“NAREIT”) as net income available to common shareholders computed in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”), excluding gains or losses on sales of properties, plus impairment of real estate assets, plus depreciation and amortization and after adjustments to record unconsolidated partnerships and joint ventures on the same basis. We believe that to further understand our performance, FFO should be compared with our reported net income and cash flows in accordance with GAAP, as presented in our consolidated financial statements.

Our computation of FFO may not be comparable to FFO reported by other REITs or real estate companies that do not define the term in accordance with the current NAREIT definition or that interpret the current NAREIT definition differently. FFO does not represent cash generated from operating activities determined in accordance with GAAP, and should not be considered as an alternative to net income (determined in accordance with GAAP) as an indication of our performance, as an alternative to net cash flows from operating activities (determined in accordance with GAAP) as a measure of our liquidity, or as an indicator of our ability to make cash distributions.

(2) Net operating income or "NOI" is a non-GAAP (generally accepted accounting principles) financial measure that we define as total continuing revenues less continuing property operating expenses. NOI also can be calculated by adding back to net income: interest expense, impairment and casualty losses, operating lease expenses, depreciation and amortization expense, any losses on sale of real estate, acquisition related costs, general and administrative expense, and deducting from net income: income from discontinued operations, interest income, any gains on sale of real estate, and equity in income of joint ventures. We believe that NOI is a meaningful measure to investors in evaluating our operating performance, because we utilize NOI in making decisions with respect to capital allocations, in determining current property values, and in comparing period-to-period and market-to-market property operating results. Additionally, NOI is widely used in the real estate industry and the self-storage industry to measure the performance and value of real estate assets without regard to various items included in net income that do not relate to or are not indicative of operating performance, such as depreciation and amortization, which can vary depending on accounting methods and book value of assets. NOI should be considered in addition to, but not as a substitute for, other measures of financial performance reported in accordance with GAAP, such as total revenues, operating income and net income.

(3) Includes the stores owned and/or managed by the Company for the entire periods presented that are consolidated in our financial statements. Does not include unconsolidated joint ventures or other stores managed by the Company.

(4) Revenues and expenses do not include items related to tenant reinsurance.

(5) Does not include unconsolidated joint venture stores or other stores managed by the Company.

(6) Other administrative expenses include office rent, travel expense, investor relations and miscellaneous other expenses.

 

Contacts

Life Storage, Inc.
David Dodman
(716) 229-8284
[email protected]