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Mobile Mini Reports Q1 ’16 Results and Announces Quarterly Dividend

April 28, 2016

PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 28, 2016-- Mobile Mini, Inc. (NASDAQ GS:MINI) (the “Company” or “Mobile Mini”), the world’s leading supplier of portable storage solutions and a leading provider of specialty containment solutions in the United States, today reported actual and adjusted financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2016. Total revenues were $124.5 million and rental revenues were $117.4 million, as compared to $132.6 million and $123.1 million, respectively, for the same period last year. Prior-year numbers included $11.3 million in revenues associated with the wood mobile office business that the Company divested in May 2015.

Rental revenues for the portable storage and specialty containment businesses for the current quarter were $93.7 million and $23.6 million, respectively.

The Company recorded net income of $11.0 million, or $0.25 per diluted share in the first quarter of 2016, as compared to net loss of $27.3 million, or $0.60 per diluted share, for the first quarter of 2015. On an adjusted basis, first quarter net income was $12.4 million, or $0.28 per diluted share, compared to adjusted net income of $12.7 million, or $0.28 per diluted share, for the first quarter of 2015. Adjusted EBITDA was $46.2 million and adjusted EBITDA margin was 37.1% for the first quarter of 2016.

Dividend

The Company’s Board of Directors declared a cash dividend of 20.6 cents per share which will be paid on June 1, 2016 to shareholders of record on May 18, 2016.

First Quarter 2016 Highlights

  • Grew portable storage rental revenues 6.0% year-over-year, excluding the divested wood mobile offices, or 7.3% when adjusted for unfavorable currency fluctuations.
  • Increased portable storage rental rates by 2.3% year-over-year.
  • Delivered adjusted EBITDA of $46.2 million and expanded adjusted EBITDA margin to 37.1%.
  • Drove average portable storage utilization to 68.3%, compared to 66.6% in the prior-year.
  • In the U.K., increased adjusted EBITDA by 18.5% in local currency and delivered a 36.8% adjusted EBITDA margin.
  • Utilized strong free cash flow to return $16.2 million to our shareholders through $9.2 million in dividends and $7.1 million of repurchased treasury shares.

CEO Comments

Erik Olsson, Mobile Mini’s President and Chief Executive Officer, remarked, “We delivered growth in our portable storage business, including a 7.3% rental revenue increase as compared to prior year. In our portable storage segment, North American units on rent as of the end of the quarter are up a strong 3.9% year-over-year, rates increased a solid 2.3% year-over-year and adjusted EBITDA margin reached 37.8% for the quarter. This demonstrates that the growth we are achieving in our more profitable container and ground-level office business is replacing the wood mobile business we strategically divested in May 2015.”

Mr. Olsson continued, “We generated 6.2% year-over-year rental revenue growth for the combined downstream and diversified segments of our specialty containment business. This growth was offset by the ongoing challenges in the upstream oil and gas industry, leading to the overall 2.0% year-over-year decrease in specialty containment rental revenue. We are well-positioned to expand our downstream specialty containment footprint, and demand remains strong in both our downstream and diversified customer bases. In addition, demand in the construction industry, which represents just over 40% of our combined portable storage and specialty business, remains robust and our overall outlook for the year remains unchanged.”

Conference Call

Mobile Mini will host a conference call today, Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 12 noon ET to review these results. To listen to the call live, dial (201) 493-6739 and ask for the Mobile Mini Conference Call or go to www.mobilemini.com and click on the Investors section. Additionally, a slide presentation that will accompany the call will be posted at www.mobilemini.com on the Investor Relations section and will be available in advance and after the call. Please go to the website 15 minutes early to download and install any necessary audio software. If you are unable to listen live, a replay of the call can be accessed for approximately 14 days after the call at Mobile Mini’s website.

About Mobile Mini, Inc.

Mobile Mini, Inc. is the world’s leading provider of portable storage solutions through its total rental fleet of approximately 206,100 portable storage containers and office units. Through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Evergreen Tank Solutions, Mobile Mini is also a leading provider of specialty containment solutions in the U.S., with a rental fleet of approximately 11,900 units. Mobile Mini’s network is comprised of 159 locations in the U.S., U.K., and Canada. Mobile Mini is included on the Russell 2000® and 3000® Indexes and the S&P Small Cap Index.

Forward-Looking Statements

This news release contains forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to, our expectations regarding ongoing growth and profitability in our container and ground-level office business; ongoing momentum in certain sectors, including our construction and diversified sectors; and our ability to leverage our footprint to expand our downstream specialty containment market, which involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those currently anticipated. Risks and uncertainties that may affect future results include those that are described from time to time in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”). These forward-looking statements represent the judgment of the Company, as of the date of this release, and Mobile Mini disclaims any intent or obligation to update forward-looking statements.

(See accompanying tables)

Reclassifications:

Certain amounts in the consolidated statements of operations for the three months ended March 31, 2015 have been reclassified to conform to the current period presentation. The reclassifications have no effect on total revenues, income from operations, net income or net income per common share.

The Company believes the current presentation better reflects the nature of the underlying financial statement items.

 
Mobile Mini, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
(Unaudited)
(in thousands, except per share data)
                 
Three Months Ended March 31, 2016 Three Months Ended March 31, 2015
Actual Adjustments Adjusted (1) Actual Adjustments Adjusted (2)
 
Revenues:
Rental $ 117,356 $ $ 117,356 $ 123,117 $ $ 123,117
Sales 6,891 6,891 7,972 7,972
Other   286     286   1,540   (1,176 )   364
Total revenues   124,533     124,533   132,629   (1,176 )   131,453
 
Costs and expenses:
Rental, selling and general expenses 76,302 76,302 83,046 (1,002 ) 82,044
Cost of sales 4,611 4,611 5,133 5,133
Restructuring expenses 2,248 (2,248 ) 483 (483 )
Asset impairment charge, net 64,726 (64,726 )
Depreciation and amortization   15,177     15,177   15,539     15,539
Total costs and expenses   98,338   (2,248 )   96,090   168,927   (66,211 )   102,716
 
Income (loss) from operations 26,195 2,248 28,443 (36,298 ) 65,035 28,737
 
Other expense:
Interest expense   (8,484 )     (8,484 )   (9,059 )     (9,059 )
 
Income (loss) before tax provision 17,711 2,248 19,959 (45,357 ) 65,035 19,678
 
Income tax provision (benefit) 6,713 887 7,600 (18,031 ) 25,038 7,007
                       
Net income (loss) $ 10,998 $ 1,361 $ 12,359 $ (27,326 ) $ 39,997 $ 12,671
 
EBITDA $ 41,372 $ 46,184 $ (20,759 ) $ 47,526
EBITDA as a percentage of total revenues 33.2 % 37.1 % -15.7 % 36.2 %
 
Earnings (loss) per share:
Basic $ 0.25 $ 0.28 $ (0.60 ) $ 0.28
Diluted 0.25 0.28 (0.60 ) 0.28
 
Weighted average number of common and

common share equivalents outstanding:

Basic 44,219 44,219 45,484 45,484
Diluted (3) 44,335 44,335 45,484 46,054

(1)

   

Adjusted column for the three months ended March 31, 2016 excludes certain transactions that management believes are not indicative of our business. Adjusted figures are a non-GAAP presentation. See reconciliations herein, and additional information regarding non-GAAP financial information following in this earnings release. Adjustments for the three-month period ended March 31, 2016 relate to the exclusion of $2.2 million of costs to continue the restructuring of our business operations and the associated tax effect.

(2)

Adjusted column for the three months ended March 31, 2015 excludes certain transactions that management believes are not indicative of our business. Adjusted figures are a non-GAAP presentation. See reconciliations herein, and additional information regarding non-GAAP financial information following in this earnings release. Adjustments for the three-month period ended March 31, 2015 include the following, along with the related tax effects:

-- Reduction of $1.2 million to other revenue to exclude revenue associated with a sales tax refund.
-- Reduction of $1.0 million to rental, selling and general expenses for acquisition-related expenses, primarily due to the acquisition of Evergreen Tank Solutions in December 2014.
-- Exclusion of costs of $0.5 million related to the restructuring of our business operations.
-- Exclusion of $64.7 million asset impairment charge related to the impairment of wood mobile offices.

(3)

Common stock equivalents were excluded from the calculation of actual diluted earnings per share for the quarter ending March 31, 2015 because their inclusion would reduce the net loss per share.

 
Mobile Mini, Inc.
Operating Data
(Unaudited)
           
 
2016 2015
As of March 31:
Stand-alone portable storage locations 130 134
Stand-alone specialty containment locations 18 24
Combined portable storage and specialty containment locations 11
Portable storage rental fleet units 206,100 213,800
Specialty containment rental fleet units 11,900 10,800
 
Average Utilization:
Portable storage - three months ended March 31 68.3 % 66.6 %
Specialty containment - three months ended March 31 63.7 % 71.1 %
 
 
Mobile Mini, Inc.
Business Segment Information - Adjusted (1)
(Unaudited)
(in thousands)
                 
Three Months Ended March 31, 2016 Three Months Ended March 31, 2015
Portable

Storage

Specialty

Containment

Total Portable

Storage

Specialty

Containment

Total
 
Revenues:
Rental $ 93,728 $ 23,628 $ 117,356 $ 99,004 $ 24,113 $ 123,117
Sales 5,292 1,599 6,891 5,962 2,010 7,972
Other   267   19   286   353   11   364
Total revenues   99,287   25,246   124,533   105,319   26,134   131,453
 
Costs and expenses:
Rental, selling and general expenses 60,854 15,448 76,302 66,258 15,786 82,044
Cost of sales 3,399 1,212 4,611 3,864 1,269 5,133
Depreciation and amortization   8,138   7,039   15,177   9,466   6,073   15,539
Total costs and expenses   72,391   23,699   96,090   79,588   23,128   102,716
 
Income from operations $ 26,896 $ 1,547 $ 28,443 $ 25,731 $ 3,006 $ 28,737
 
Adjusted EBITDA $ 37,524 $ 8,660 $ 46,184 $ 38,185 $ 9,341 $ 47,526
Adjusted EBITDA Margin 37.8 % 34.3 % 37.1 % 36.3 % 35.7 % 36.2 %

(1)

   

These tables present results by major business segment adjusted to exclude certain transactions that management believes are not indicative of our business. See additional information regarding non-GAAP financial information following in this earnings release.

 
Mobile Mini, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(in thousands)
   
 
March 31, December 31,
2016 2015
(unaudited) (audited)
ASSETS
Cash and cash equivalents $ 634 $ 1,613
Receivables, net 77,278 80,191
Inventories 15,426 15,596
Rental fleet, net 957,527 951,323
Property, plant and equipment, net 138,028 131,687
Other assets 19,362 16,766
Intangibles, net 72,490 73,212
Goodwill   708,563   706,387
Total assets $ 1,989,308 $ 1,976,775
 
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
Liabilities:
Accounts payable $ 31,209 $ 29,086
Accrued liabilities 60,080 59,024
Lines of credit, net 672,861 667,708
Obligations under capital leases 42,301 38,274
Senior Notes, net 197,677 197,553
Deferred income taxes   226,081   219,601
Total liabilities   1,230,209   1,211,246
 
Stockholders' equity:
Common stock 493 491
Additional paid-in capital 587,009 584,447
Retained earnings 354,066 352,262
Accumulated other comprehensive loss (47,875 ) (44,162 )
Treasury stock   (134,594 )   (127,509 )
Total stockholders' equity   759,099   765,529
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $ 1,989,308 $ 1,976,775
 
 
Mobile Mini, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(Unaudited)
(in thousands)
        Three Months Ended
March 31,
2016   2015
Cash Flows from Operating Activities:
Net income (loss) $ 10,998 $ (27,326 )
Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash

provided by operating activities:

Asset impairment, net 64,726
Provision for doubtful accounts 1,203 1,169
Amortization of deferred financing costs 468 789
Amortization of long-term liabilities 29 25
Share-based compensation expense 2,564 3,250
Depreciation and amortization 15,177 15,539
Gain on sale of rental fleet (1,378 ) (1,972 )
Loss on disposal of property, plant and equipment 338 335
Deferred income taxes 6,560 (18,233 )
Changes in certain assets and liabilities, net of

effect of businesses acquired

  (678 )   170
Net cash provided by operating activities   35,281   38,472
 
Cash Flows from Investing Activities:
Cash paid for businesses acquired, net of cash acquired (9,206 ) (1,200 )
Additions to rental fleet, excluding acquisitions (10,884 ) (10,480 )
Proceeds from sale of rental fleet 3,970 4,842
Additions to property, plant and equipment, excluding acquisitions (8,310 ) (4,241 )
Proceeds from sale of property, plant and equipment   840   607
Net cash used in investing activities   (23,590 )   (10,472 )
 
Cash Flows from Financing Activities:
Net borrowings (repayments) under lines of credit 5,152 (4,137 )
Deferred financing costs (193 ) (100 )
Principal payments on capital lease obligations (1,433 ) (849 )
Issuance of common stock 32
Dividend payments (9,152 ) (8,509 )
Purchase of treasury stock   (7,084 )   (15,284 )
Net cash used in financing activities (12,710 ) (28,847 )
 
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash   40   156
 
Net change in cash (979 ) (691 )
 
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period   1,613   3,739
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period $ 634 $ 3,048
 
Equipment and other acquired through capital lease obligations $ 5,461 $ 2,201
Capital expenditures accrued or payable 9,112 9,624
 

Non-GAAP Financial Information

In addition to disclosing financial results that are determined in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”), the Company also discloses in this press release certain non-GAAP financial information. These financial measures are not recognized measures under GAAP and they are not intended to be and should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for, or superior to, the financial information prepared and presented in accordance with GAAP. Adjusted net income, adjusted diluted earnings per share, EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA, EBITDA margin, adjusted EBITDA margin, and free cash flow are non-GAAP financial measures as defined by SEC rules. This non-GAAP financial information may be determined or calculated differently by other companies. Reconciliations of these non-GAAP measurements to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measurements are furnished earlier in this release and as follows:

Mobile Mini, Inc.
Adjusted EBITDA GAAP Reconciliations
(Unaudited)
(in thousands)
         
Three Months Ended

March 31,

2016 2015
Net income (loss) $ 10,998 $ (27,326 )
Interest expense 8,484 9,059
Income tax provision (benefit) 6,713 (18,031 )
Depreciation and amortization   15,177   15,539
EBITDA 41,372 (20,759 )
 
Share-based compensation expense 2,564 3,250
Restructuring expenses 2,248 483
Acquisition-related expenses 1,002
Impairment and divestiture-related revenues

and expenses, net

64,726
Sales tax refund and unclaimed

property settlement

    (1,176 )
Adjusted EBITDA $ 46,184 $ 47,526
 
 
Three Months Ended

March 31,

2016 2015
Net cash provided by operating activities $ 35,281 $ 38,472
Interest paid 3,878 4,190
Income and franchise taxes paid 68 273
Share-based compensation expense (2,564 ) (3,250 )
Asset impairment charge, net (64,726 )
Gain on sale of rental fleet 1,378 1,972
Loss on disposal of property, plant and equipment (338 ) (335 )
Changes in other assets and liabilities, net of

effect of businesses acquired

  3,669   2,645
EBITDA $ 41,372 $ (20,759 )
 
Mobile Mini, Inc.
Free Cash Flow GAAP Reconciliation
(Unaudited)
(in thousands)
         
Three Months Ended

March 31,

2016 2015
Net cash provided by operating activities $ 35,281 $ 38,472
 
Additions to rental fleet, excluding acquisitions (10,884 ) (10,480 )
Proceeds from sale of rental fleet 3,970 4,842
Additions to property, plant and equipment,

excluding acquisitions

(8,310 ) (4,241 )
Proceeds from sale of property, plant and equipment   840   607
Net capital expenditures, excluding acquisitions (14,384 ) (9,272 )
       
Free cash flow $ 20,897 $ 29,200
 

Adjusted net income and adjusted diluted earnings per share. Adjusted net income and related earnings per share information exclude certain transactions that management believes are not indicative of our business. We believe that the inclusion of this non-GAAP presentation makes it easier to compare our financial performance across reporting periods on a consistent basis.

EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA. EBITDA is defined as net income before discontinued operations, net of tax (if applicable), interest expense, income taxes, depreciation and amortization, and debt restructuring or extinguishment expense (if applicable), including any write-off of deferred financing costs. Adjusted EBITDA further excludes certain non-cash expenses, including share-based compensation, as well as transactions that management believes are not indicative of our business. Because EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA, as defined, exclude some but not all items that affect our cash flow from operating activities, they may not be comparable to similarly titled performance measures presented by other companies.

We present EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA because we believe they provide useful information regarding our ability to meet our future debt payment requirements, capital expenditures and working capital requirements and that they provide an overall evaluation of our financial condition. EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA have certain limitations as analytical tools and should not be used as substitutes for net income, cash flows from operations, or other consolidated income or cash flow data prepared in accordance with GAAP.

EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA margins are calculated as EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA divided by total revenues expressed as a percentage. The GAAP financial measure that is most directly comparable to EBITDA margin is operating margin, which represents operating income divided by revenues.

Free Cash Flow. Free cash flow is defined as net cash provided by operating activities, minus or plus, net cash used in or provided by investing activities, excluding acquisitions and certain transactions. Free cash flow is a non-GAAP financial measure and is not intended to replace net cash provided by operating activities, the most directly comparable financial measure prepared in accordance with GAAP. We present free cash flow because we believe it provides useful information regarding our liquidity and ability to meet our short-term obligations. In particular, free cash flow indicates the amount of cash available after capital expenditures for, among other things, investments in our existing business, debt service obligations, payment of authorized quarterly dividends, repurchase of our common stock and strategic small acquisitions.

Source: Mobile Mini, Inc.

Mobile Mini, Inc.
Mark Funk, 602-308-3879
Executive VP & Chief Financial Officer
www.mobilemini.com
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