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Life Storage, Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2021 Results

BUFFALO, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Life Storage, Inc. (NYSE:LSI), a leading national owner and operator of self-storage properties, reported operating results for the quarter ended September 30, 2021. Certain share and per share information has been retrospectively adjusted to reflect the January 2021 three-for-two stock split made in the form of a 50% stock dividend.

Highlights for the Third Quarter Included:

  • Generated net income attributable to common shareholders of $70.3 million, or $0.89 per fully diluted common share.
  • Achieved adjusted funds from operations (“FFO”)(1) per fully diluted common share of $1.37, a 35.6% increase over the same period in 2020.
  • Increased same store revenue by 17.4% and same store net operating income (“NOI”)(2) by 24.3%, year-over-year.
  • Acquired 29 stores for $336.0 million, including 10 stores from the Company’s third-party management platform.
  • Added 30 stores (gross) to the Company’s third-party management platform.

Joe Saffire, the Company’s Chief Executive Officer, stated, “Operating fundamentals remain strong as we continue to enjoy record seasonal occupancy and robust pricing power. We continue to aggressively expand our footprint, having achieved a significant milestone during the quarter when we crossed the 1,000-store threshold. We have more than $1.7 billion of wholly owned acquisitions that have closed this year or are currently under contract. The hard work of our acquisitions and third-party management teams over the past several years executing on our relationship-based strategy to be well positioned when opportunities become available is clearly paying off. The ability of our Operations team to seamlessly onboard such high volumes of stores while also managing elevated occupancy is equally inspiring.”

FINANCIAL RESULTS:

In the third quarter of 2021, the Company generated net income attributable to common shareholders of $70.3 million or $0.89 per fully diluted common share, compared to net income attributable to common shareholders of $37.1 million, or $0.52 per fully diluted common share, in the third quarter of 2020.

Funds from operations for the quarter were $1.37 per fully diluted common share compared to $0.99 for the same period last year. Adjusted FFO per fully diluted common share for the quarter was $1.37 compared to $1.01 for the quarter ended September 30, 2020, after adjusting for $1.5 million of uninsured damages and customer reinsurance claims incurred in the third quarter of 2020.

OPERATIONS:

Revenues for the 531 stabilized stores wholly owned by the Company since December 31, 2019 increased 17.4% in the third quarter of 2021 compared to the same quarter of 2020. The increase largely resulted from the net impact of a 220 basis point increase in average occupancy and the net impact of a 14.3% increase in realized rental rates.

Same store operating expenses increased 3.5% for the third quarter of 2021 compared to the prior year period, primarily due to increased real estate taxes and repair and maintenance costs. The increases were partially offset by decreases in marketing expenses. Same store NOI increased 24.3% in the third quarter of 2021 as compared to the same quarter last year.

During the third quarter of 2021, the Company achieved double digit same store revenue growth in each of its 31 major markets. Overall, the markets with the strongest positive revenue impact were: Las Vegas, NV; Buffalo-Upstate, NY; Austin, TX and various Florida markets.

PORTFOLIO TRANSACTIONS:

Wholly Owned Portfolio

During the quarter, the Company acquired 29 stores in Alabama (7), Georgia (7), Florida (3), New Hampshire (2), Oklahoma (2), South Carolina (2), Texas (2), Arizona (1), Colorado (1), Kentucky (1) and Ohio (1) for a total purchase price of $336.0 million.

At September 30, 2021, the Company was under contract to acquire 33 self-storage facilities in Florida (14), Georgia (8), Texas (4), California (3), Illinois (3) and Virginia (1) for an aggregate purchase price of $548.9 million. Subsequent to quarter end, the Company entered into contracts to acquire 20 self-storage facilities in Connecticut (6), Florida (3), North Carolina (3), Colorado (2), South Carolina (2), Georgia (1), Illinois (1), Maine (1) and Tennessee (1) for an aggregate purchase price of $322.4 million. The Company acquired 13 of these facilities subsequent to quarter end for $234.5 million. The purchases of the remaining facilities are subject to customary conditions to closing, and there is no assurance that any of these facilities will be acquired.

As of the date of this press release, the Company has acquired 75 stores for $1.1 billion since January 1, 2021.

Joint Venture Portfolio

During the quarter, the Company contributed an additional $27.3 million to an existing joint venture with a self-storage facility in Brooklyn, NY.

THIRD-PARTY MANAGEMENT:

The Company continues to aggressively and profitably grow its third-party management platform. During the quarter, the Company added 30 stores (gross). As of quarter end, the Company managed 357 facilities in total, including those in which it owns a minority interest.

FINANCIAL POSITION:

At September 30, 2021, the Company had approximately $136.2 million of cash on hand, and approximately $500 million available on its line of credit.

To support its acquisition activity, the Company issued equity securities during the third quarter and priced a bond offering. On September 16, 2021, the Company completed an underwritten public offering of 2,875,000 shares of common stock at $122.30 per share, raising $348.8 million after expenses. Additionally, the Company issued 1,097,516 shares of common stock under its continuous equity offering program at a weighted average issue price of $119.29 per share, generating net proceeds after expenses of $129.5 million. The Company also issued $89.8 million in preferred Operating Partnership Units and $1.5 million of common Operating Partnership Units as part of the consideration for a portfolio acquisition during the quarter. Finally, the Company completed an offering of $600 million aggregate principal amount of 2.4% Senior Unsecured Notes due 2031 that priced on September 28, 2021 and closed on October 7, 2021.

Below are key financial ratios at September 30, 2021:

● Debt to Enterprise Value (at $114.74/share)

18.8%

● Debt to Book Cost of Storage Facilities

35.4%

● Debt to Recurring Annualized EBITDA

3.9x

● Debt Service Coverage

6.3x

COMMON STOCK DIVIDEND:

Subsequent to quarter end, the Company’s Board of Directors approved a 16% increase to its quarterly dividend to $0.86 per share, or $3.44 annualized, on a post-split basis. The dividend was paid on October 26, 2021 to shareholders of record on October 13, 2021.

YEAR 2021 EARNINGS GUIDANCE:

The following assumptions covering operations have been utilized in formulating guidance for 2021:

Year 2021 Earnings Guidance

 

Current Guidance
Range

Prior Guidance
Range
(August 3, 2021)

Same Store Revenue

 

12.50%

-

13.50%

 

10.50%

-

11.50%

Same Store Operating Costs (excluding property taxes)

 

1.75%

-

2.75%

 

2.25%

-

3.25%

Same Store Property Taxes

 

6.75%

-

7.75%

 

6.75%

-

7.75%

Total Same Store Operating Expenses

 

3.75%

-

4.75%

 

4.00%

-

5.00%

Same Store Net Operating Income

 

17.0%

-

18.0%

 

13.5%

-

14.5%

General & Administrative

 

$61.0M

-

$62.0M

 

$59.5M

-

60.5M

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Expansions & Enhancements

 

$40M

-

$50M

 

$40M

-

$50M

Capital Expenditures

 

$29M

-

$33M

 

$21M

-

$26M

Wholly Owned Acquisitions

 

$1,700M

-

$1,900M

 

$800M

-

$1,000M

Joint Venture Investments

 

$57M

-

$110M

 

$28M

-

$30M

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adjusted Funds from Operations per Share

 

$4.92

-

$4.96

 

$4.69

-

$4.79

Reconciliation of Guidance

4Q 2021

Range or Value

FY 2021

Range or Value

Earnings per share attributable to common shareholders – diluted

$0.74 - $0.78

$3.01 - $3.05

Plus: real estate depreciation and amortization

0.53 - 0.53

1.91 - 1.91

Adjusted FFO per share

$1.27 - $1.31

$4.92 - $4.96

 

The Company’s 2021 same store pool consists of the 531 stabilized stores wholly owned since December 31, 2019. Thirty-six of the stores purchased through September 30, 2021 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.

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 our actual results, performance or achievements 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 would cause rents and occupancy rates to decline; risks associated with the COVID-19 global health crisis or similar events, including but not limited to (i) the impact to the health of our employees and/or customers, (ii) the negative impacts to the economy and to self-storage customers which could reduce the demand for self-storage or reduce our ability to collect rent, (iii) reducing or eliminating our ability to increase rents charged to our current or future customers, (iv) limiting our ability to collect rent from or evict past due customers, (v) we could see an increase in move-outs of longer-term customers due to the economic uncertainty and significant rise in unemployment resulting from the COVID-19 global health crisis which could lead to lower occupancies and reduced average rental rates as longer-term customers are replaced with new customers at lower rates, and (vi) potential negative impacts on the cost and availability of debt and equity which could have a negative impact on our capital and growth plans; the Company’s ability to evaluate, finance and integrate acquired self-storage facilities 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 operating expenses, principal, interest and dividends; and tax law changes that may change the taxability of future income.

CONFERENCE CALL:

Life Storage will hold its Third Quarter Earnings Release Conference Call at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time on Wednesday, November 3, 2021. 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 888.506.0062 (domestic) or 973.528.0011 (international); passcode 975924 or request to be joined into the Life Storage call. 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 90 days; a telephone replay will also be available for 14 days by calling 877.481.4010 and entering passcode 43091.

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 1,000 storage facilities in 34 states. The Company serves both residential and commercial storage customers with storage units rented by month. Life Storage consistently provides responsive service to approximately 600,000 customers, making it a leader in the industry. For more information visit http://invest.lifestorage.com.

Life Storage, Inc.
Balance Sheet Data
(unaudited)
 
September 30, December 31,
(dollars in thousands)

 

2021

 

 

2020

 

Assets
Investment in storage facilities:
Land

$

1,078,022

 

$

951,813

 

Building, equipment and construction in progress

 

5,165,247

 

 

4,378,510

 

 

6,243,269

 

 

5,330,323

 

Less: accumulated depreciation

 

(970,924

)

 

(873,178

)

Investment in storage facilities, net

 

5,272,345

 

 

4,457,145

 

Cash and cash equivalents

 

136,157

 

 

54,400

 

Accounts receivable

 

15,845

 

 

15,464

 

Receivable from joint ventures

 

589

 

 

1,064

 

Investment in joint ventures

 

161,834

 

 

143,042

 

Prepaid expenses

 

11,740

 

 

8,326

 

Intangible asset - in-place customer leases

 

7,999

 

 

5,409

 

Trade name

 

16,500

 

 

16,500

 

Other assets

 

38,408

 

 

26,498

 

Total Assets

$

5,661,417

 

$

4,727,848

 

 
Liabilities
Line of credit

$

-

 

$

-

 

Term notes, net

 

2,157,418

 

 

2,155,457

 

Accounts payable and accrued liabilities

 

128,824

 

 

112,654

 

Deferred revenue

 

24,925

 

 

17,416

 

Mortgages payable

 

37,220

 

 

37,777

 

Total Liabilities

 

2,348,387

 

 

2,323,304

 

 
Noncontrolling redeemable Preferred Operating Partnership Units at redemption value

 

90,241

 

 

-

 

 
Noncontrolling redeemable Common Operating Partnership Units at redemption value

 

40,811

 

 

26,446

 

 
Equity
Common stock

 

820

 

 

495

 

Additional paid-in capital

 

3,482,742

 

 

2,671,311

 

Accumulated deficit

 

(297,230

)

 

(288,667

)

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

 

(4,354

)

 

(5,041

)

Total Shareholders' Equity

 

3,181,978

 

 

2,378,098

 

Total Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity

$

5,661,417

 

$

4,727,848

 

Life Storage, Inc.
Consolidated Statements of Operations
(unaudited)
July 1, 2021 July 1, 2020 January 1, 2021 January 1, 2020
to to to to
(dollars in thousands, except share data) September 30, 2021 September 30, 2020 September 30, 2021 September 30, 2020
 
Revenues
Rental income

$

182,937

 

$

135,965

 

$

496,316

 

$

393,701

 

Other operating income

 

19,959

 

 

15,827

 

 

54,999

 

 

43,458

 

Management and acquisition fee income

 

5,360

 

 

4,518

 

 

16,091

 

 

13,107

 

Total operating revenues

 

208,256

 

 

156,310

 

 

567,406

 

 

450,266

 

 
Expenses
Property operations and maintenance

 

42,638

 

 

36,199

 

 

119,953

 

 

101,297

 

Real estate taxes

 

21,397

 

 

17,729

 

 

61,794

 

 

52,751

 

General and administrative

 

16,141

 

 

13,369

 

 

45,407

 

 

38,498

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

33,531

 

 

31,960

 

 

97,937

 

 

86,524

 

Amortization of in-place customer leases

 

3,627

 

 

1,058

 

 

8,350

 

 

3,811

 

Total operating expenses

 

117,334

 

 

100,315

 

 

333,441

 

 

282,881

 

 
Gain on sale of real estate

 

-

 

 

-

 

 

-

 

 

302

 

Income from operations

 

90,922

 

 

55,995

 

 

233,965

 

 

167,687

 

 
Other income (expense)
Interest expense (A)

 

(21,350

)

 

(20,544

)

 

(62,470

)

 

(61,056

)

Interest and dividend income

 

2

 

 

8

 

 

787

 

 

14

 

Equity in income of joint ventures

 

1,477

 

 

1,829

 

 

4,126

 

 

3,915

 

 
Net income

 

71,051

 

 

37,288

 

 

176,408

 

 

110,560

 

Net income attributable to noncontrolling preferred interests in the Operating Partnership

 

(476

)

 

-

 

 

(476

)

 

-

 

Net income attributable to noncontrolling common interests in the Operating Partnership

 

(301

)

 

(193

)

 

(760

)

 

(576

)

Net income attributable to common shareholders

$

70,274

 

$

37,095

 

$

175,172

 

$

109,984

 

 
Earnings per common share attributable to common shareholders - basic

$

0.89

 

$

0.52

 

$

2.27

 

$

1.56

 

 
Earnings per common share attributable to common shareholders - diluted

$

0.89

 

$

0.52

 

$

2.27

 

$

1.56

 

 
Common shares used in basic earnings per share calculation

 

78,961,434

 

 

70,835,763

 

 

77,135,429

 

 

70,372,985

 

 
Common shares used in diluted earnings per share calculation

 

79,179,816

 

 

70,949,859

 

 

77,303,339

 

 

70,478,471

 

 
Dividends declared per common share

$

0.7400

 

$

0.7133

 

$

2.2200

 

$

2.1400

 

 
 
(A) Interest expense for the period ending September 30 consists of the following
Interest expense

$

20,748

 

$

19,948

 

$

60,662

 

$

59,258

 

Amortization of debt issuance costs

 

602

 

 

596

 

 

1,808

 

 

1,798

 

Total interest expense

$

21,350

 

$

20,544

 

$

62,470

 

$

61,056

 

Life Storage, Inc.
Computation of Funds From Operations (FFO) (1)
(unaudited)
July 1, 2021 July 1, 2020 January 1, 2021 January 1, 2020
to to to to
(dollars in thousands, except share data) September 30, 2021 September 30, 2020 September 30, 2021 September 30, 2020
 
Net income attributable to common shareholders

$

70,274

 

$

37,095

 

$

175,172

 

$

109,984

 

Noncontrolling common interests in the Operating Partnership

 

301

 

 

193

 

 

760

 

 

576

 

Depreciation of real estate and amortization of intangible
assets exclusive of debt issuance costs

 

36,615

 

 

32,417

 

 

104,691

 

 

88,557

 

Depreciation and amortization from unconsolidated joint ventures

 

1,796

 

 

1,024

 

 

4,239

 

 

4,502

 

Funds from operations allocable to noncontrolling
interest in Operating Partnership

 

(465

)

 

(367

)

 

(1,231

)

 

(1,060

)

Funds from operations available to common shareholders

 

108,521

 

 

70,362

 

 

283,631

 

 

202,559

 

FFO per share - diluted

$

1.37

 

$

0.99

 

$

3.67

 

$

2.87

 

 
Adjustments to FFO
Costs related to officer's retirement

 

155

 

 

-

 

 

155

 

 

-

 

Acquisition fee

 

-

 

 

-

 

 

(1,280

)

 

(217

)

Gain on sale of land

 

-

 

 

-

 

 

-

 

 

(302

)

Uninsured damages and customer reinsurance claims, net

 

-

 

 

1,546

 

 

-

 

 

1,546

 

Funds from operations resulting from non-recurring items
allocable to noncontrolling interest in Operating Partnership

 

(1

)

 

(8

)

 

5

 

 

(5

)

Adjusted funds from operations available to common shareholders

 

108,675

 

 

71,900

 

 

282,511

 

 

203,581

 

Adjusted FFO per share - diluted

$

1.37

 

$

1.01

 

$

3.65

 

$

2.89

 

 
Common shares - diluted

 

79,179,816

 

 

70,949,859

 

 

77,303,339

 

 

70,478,471

 

Life Storage, Inc.
Computation of Net Operating Income (2)
(unaudited)
July 1, 2021 July 1, 2020 January 1, 2021 January 1, 2020
to to to to
(dollars in thousands) September 30, 2021 September 30, 2020 September 30, 2021 September 30, 2020
 
Net Income

$

71,051

 

$

37,288

 

$

176,408

 

$

110,560

 

General and administrative

 

16,141

 

 

13,369

 

 

45,407

 

 

38,498

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

37,158

 

 

33,018

 

 

106,287

 

 

90,335

 

Gain on sale of real estate

 

-

 

 

-

 

 

-

 

 

(302

)

Interest expense

 

21,350

 

 

20,544

 

 

62,470

 

 

61,056

 

Interest and dividend income

 

(2

)

 

(8

)

 

(787

)

 

(14

)

Equity in income of joint ventures

 

(1,477

)

 

(1,829

)

 

(4,126

)

 

(3,915

)

Net operating income

$

144,221

 

$

102,382

 

$

385,659

 

$

296,218

 

 
Same store (4)

$

108,436

 

$

87,210

 

$

296,906

 

$

251,968

 

Net operating income related to tenant reinsurance

 

9,258

 

 

7,059

 

 

25,376

 

 

21,254

 

Other stores and management fee income

 

26,527

 

 

8,113

 

 

63,377

 

 

22,996

 

Total net operating income

$

144,221

 

$

102,382

 

$

385,659

 

$

296,218

 

Life Storage, Inc.
Quarterly Same Store Data (3) (4) 531 mature stores owned since 12/31/19
(unaudited)
July 1, 2021 July 1, 2020
to to Percentage
(dollars in thousands) September 30, 2021 September 30, 2020 Change Change
 
Revenues:
Rental income

$

151,459

$

128,692

$

22,767

 

17.7

%

Other operating income

 

1,822

 

1,849

 

(27

)

-1.5

%

Total operating revenues

 

153,281

 

130,541

 

22,740

 

17.4

%

 
Expenses:
Payroll and benefits

 

9,456

 

9,514

 

(58

)

-0.6

%

Real estate taxes

 

17,639

 

16,688

 

951

 

5.7

%

Utilities

 

4,107

 

4,192

 

(85

)

-2.0

%

Repairs and maintenance

 

4,218

 

3,679

 

539

 

14.7

%

Office and other operating expense

 

4,149

 

3,841

 

308

 

8.0

%

Insurance

 

1,566

 

1,500

 

66

 

4.4

%

Advertising

 

48

 

64

 

(16

)

-25.0

%

Internet marketing

 

3,662

 

3,853

 

(191

)

-5.0

%

Total operating expenses

 

44,845

 

43,331

 

1,514

 

3.5

%

 
Net operating income (2)

$

108,436

$

87,210

$

21,226

 

24.3

%

 
 
QTD Same store move ins

 

49,439

 

57,114

 

(7,675

)

 
QTD Same store move outs

 

53,151

 

52,483

 

668

 

Other Comparable Quarterly Same Store Data (4)
(unaudited)
July 1, 2021 July 1, 2020
to to Percentage
September 30, 2021 September 30, 2020 Change Change
2020 Same store pool (515 stores)
Revenues

$

148,512

$

126,395

$

22,117

17.5

%

Expenses

 

43,502

 

42,092

 

1,410

3.3

%

Net operating income

$

105,010

$

84,303

$

20,707

24.6

%

 
 
2019 Same store pool (502 stores)
Revenues

$

145,225

$

123,759

$

21,466

17.3

%

Expenses

 

42,350

 

40,999

 

1,351

3.3

%

Net operating income

$

102,875

$

82,760

$

20,115

24.3

%

Life Storage, Inc.
Year to Date Same Store Data (3) (4) 531 mature stores owned since 12/31/19
(unaudited)
January 1, 2021 January 1, 2020
to to Percentage
(dollars in thousands) September 30, 2021 September 30, 2020 Change Change
 
Revenues:
Rental income

$

424,871

$

375,186

$

49,685

 

13.2

%

Other operating income

 

5,193

 

4,806

 

387

 

8.1

%

Total operating revenues

 

430,064

 

379,992

 

50,072

 

13.2

%

 
Expenses:
Payroll and benefits

 

28,902

 

28,775

 

127

 

0.4

%

Real estate taxes

 

52,578

 

49,872

 

2,706

 

5.4

%

Utilities

 

11,201

 

11,024

 

177

 

1.6

%

Repairs and maintenance

 

13,066

 

11,173

 

1,893

 

16.9

%

Office and other operating expense

 

11,976

 

11,123

 

853

 

7.7

%

Insurance

 

4,655

 

4,507

 

148

 

3.3

%

Advertising

 

143

 

191

 

(48

)

-25.1

%

Internet marketing

 

10,637

 

11,359

 

(722

)

-6.4

%

Total operating expenses

 

133,158

 

128,024

 

5,134

 

4.0

%

 
Net operating income (2)

$

296,906

$

251,968

$

44,938

 

17.8

%

 
 
YTD Same store move ins

 

147,337

 

156,874

 

(9,537

)

 
YTD Same store move outs

 

139,977

 

139,968

 

9

 

Life Storage, Inc.
Other Data - unaudited

Same Store (3)

 

All Stores (5)

 

2021

 

 

 

2020

 

 

 

2021

 

 

 

2020

 

 
Weighted average quarterly occupancy

 

95.2

%

 

93.0

%

 

94.8

%

 

92.3

%

 
Occupancy at September 30

 

94.6

%

 

93.1

%

 

94.2

%

 

92.4

%

 
Rent per occupied square foot

$

16.57

 

$

14.50

 

$

16.52

 

$

14.44

 

Life Storage, Inc.
Other Data - unaudited (continued)
 
Investment in Storage Facilities: (unaudited)
The following summarizes activity in storage facilities during the nine months ended September 30, 2021:
 
Beginning balance

$

5,330,323

 

Property acquisitions

 

858,781

 

Improvements and equipment additions:
Expansions

 

10,179

 

Roofing, paving, and equipment:
Stabilized stores

 

19,476

 

Recently acquired stores

 

3,470

 

Change in construction in progress (Total CIP $40.1 million)

 

21,501

 

Dispositions and Impairments

 

(461

)

Storage facilities at cost at period end

$

6,243,269

 

 
 
Comparison of Selected G&A Costs (unaudited) Quarter Ended
September 30, 2021 September 30, 2020
 
Management and administrative salaries and benefits

$

10,585

 

$

7,792

Training

 

98

 

 

173

Call center

 

845

 

 

814

Life Storage Solutions costs

 

232

 

 

205

Income taxes

 

731

 

 

961

Legal, accounting and professional

 

912

 

 

945

Costs related to officer's retirement

 

155

 

 

-

Other administrative expenses (6)

 

2,583

 

 

2,479

$

16,141

 

$

13,369

 
Net rentable square feet September 30, 2021
Wholly owned properties

 

47,595,779

 

Joint venture properties

 

7,746,297

 

Third party managed properties

 

18,702,202

 

 

74,044,278

 

 
September 30, 2021 September 30, 2020
 
Common shares outstanding

 

82,017,283

 

 

72,298,512

Operating Partnership Units outstanding

 

344,531

 

 

365,949

(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.

 

Life Storage, Inc.
David Dodman
(716) 229-8284
ddodman@lifestorage.com

Source: Life Storage, Inc.