Three Month Results

  • Net revenue increased 3.0% to $398.5 million
  • Net income was $87.2 million, an increase of 8.2%
  • Adjusted EBITDA increased 2.7% to $178.4 million

Three Month Acquisition-Adjusted Results

                                                                                   Including             Excluding
                                                                                  Puerto Rico        Puerto Rico

  • Acquisition-adjusted net revenue increased          0.1%                  0.7%
  • Acquisition-adjusted EBITDA increased                0.7%                  1.8%

                                                             

BATON ROUGE, La., Feb. 27, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Lamar Advertising Company (Nasdaq:LAMR), a leading owner and operator of outdoor advertising and logo sign displays, announces the Company’s operating results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2017.

“We delivered AFFO per share of $5.05 for 2017, exceeding the top end of our revised guidance,” said Chief Executive, Sean Reilly.  “We’re optimistic about a stronger 2018 with improved sales growth and continued control of expense growth translating to a further increase in AFFO.”

Fourth Quarter Highlights

  • Consolidated acquisition-adjusted expense growth decreased 0.4%
  • FFO increased 10.6%
  • AFFO increased 5.3%
  • Diluted earnings per share increased to $0.88
  • Diluted AFFO per share increased 4.5%
  • Closed 11 Acquisitions for an aggregate $177.4 million cash purchase price                                                      

Fourth Quarter Results
Lamar reported net revenues of $398.5 million for the fourth quarter of 2017 versus $386.7 million for the fourth quarter of 2016, a 3.0% increase.  Operating income for the fourth quarter of 2017 increased to $120.0 million as compared to $115.4 million for the same period in 2016.  Lamar recognized net income of $87.2 million for the fourth quarter of 2017 compared to net income of $80.5 million for same period in 2016.  Net income per diluted share increased 8.6% to $0.88 from $0.81 for the three months ended December 31, 2017 and 2016, respectively.  Adjusted EBITDA for the fourth quarter of 2017 was $178.4 million versus $173.6 million for the fourth quarter of 2016, an increase of 2.7%.

Cash flow provided by operating activities was $186.4 million for the three months ended December 31, 2017, an increase of $2.4 million as compared to the same period in 2016.  Free cash flow for the fourth quarter of 2017 was $112.3 million as compared to $111.1 million for the same period in 2016, a 1.2% increase. 

For the fourth quarter of 2017, Funds From Operations, or FFO, was $140.0 million versus $126.6 million for the same period in 2016, an increase of 10.6%.  Adjusted Funds From Operations, or AFFO, for the fourth quarter of 2017 was $135.8 million compared to $128.9 million for the same period in 2016, an increase of 5.3%.  Diluted AFFO per share increased 4.5% to $1.38 for the three months ended December 31, 2017 as compared to $1.32 for the same period in 2016.

Acquisition-Adjusted Three Months Results
Acquisition-adjusted net revenue for the fourth quarter of 2017 remained relatively the same as Acquisition-adjusted net revenue for the fourth quarter of 2016. Acquisition-adjusted net revenue excluding Puerto Rico for the fourth quarter of 2017 increased 0.7% as compared to the same period in 2016.  Acquisition-adjusted EBITDA for the fourth quarter of 2017 increased 0.7% as compared to Acquisition-adjusted EBITDA for the fourth quarter of 2016.  Acquisition-adjusted EBITDA excluding Puerto Rico for the fourth quarter of 2017 increased 1.8% over the same period in 2016.  Acquisition-adjusted net revenue and Acquisition-adjusted EBITDA include adjustments to the 2016 period for acquisitions and divestitures for the same time frame as actually owned in the 2017 period.  See “Reconciliation of Reported Basis to Acquisition-Adjusted Results”, which provides reconciliations to GAAP for Acquisition-adjusted measures.

Twelve Months Results
Lamar reported net revenues of $1.54 billion for the twelve months ended December 31, 2017 versus $1.50 billion for the same period in 2016, a 2.7% increase.  Operating income for the twelve months ended December 31, 2017 was $455.4 million as compared to $439.0 million for the same period in 2016.  Lamar recognized net income of $317.7 million for the twelve months ended December 31, 2017 as compared to net income of $298.8 million for the same period in 2016.  Net income per diluted share increased 5.9% to $3.23 for the twelve months ended December 31, 2017 as compared to $3.05 for the same period in 2016.  In addition, Adjusted EBITDA for twelve months ended December 31, 2017 was $671.4 million versus $657.5 million for the same period in 2016, a 2.1% increase.

Cash flow provided by operating activities decreased to $507.0 million for the twelve months ended December 31, 2017, as compared to $521.8 million for the same period in 2016. Free cash flow for the twelve months ended December 31, 2017 increased 3.0% to $430.0 million as compared to $417.4 million for the same period in 2016.

For the twelve months ended December 31, 2017, FFO was $513.0 million versus $475.6 million for the same period in 2016, a 7.9% increase.  AFFO for the twelve months ended December 31, 2017 was $496.3 million compared to $488.9 million for the same period in 2016, a 1.5% increase.  Diluted AFFO per share increased to $5.05 for the twelve months ended December 31, 2017, as compared to $5.00 in 2016, an increase of 1.0%.

Liquidity
As of December 31, 2017, Lamar had $354.6 million in total liquidity that consisted of $239.1 million available for borrowing under its revolving senior credit facility and approximately $115.5 million in cash and cash equivalents.

Guidance
We expect Diluted AFFO per share for fiscal year 2018 will be between $5.15 and $5.30, representing growth of approximately 2.0% to 5.0% over 2017, with net income per diluted share expected to be between $2.96 and $3.11.  See “Supplemental Schedules and Unaudited Reconciliations of Non-GAAP Measures”, for a reconciliation to GAAP. 

Recent Events
On February 16, 2018, Lamar Media announced its intention to redeem in full all $500.0 million in aggregate principal amount of its outstanding 5 7/8% Senior Subordinated Notes due 2022.  The redemption will be made in accordance with the terms of the indenture governing the Notes and the terms of the notice of redemption.

Lamar Media expects the Notes to be redeemed on March 19, 2018 (the “Redemption Date”) at a redemption price equal to 101.958% of the aggregate principal amount of the outstanding Notes, plus accrued and unpaid interest up to (but not including) the Redemption Date.  Lamar intends to fund the redemption through borrowings from the establishment of a new term loan facility under Lamar Media’s senior credit facility (the “Term Loan”).  Lamar Media expects to amend its senior credit agreement to establish the Term Loan on or before the Redemption Date.

Forward Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements, including statements regarding sales trends.  These statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected in these forward-looking statements.  These risks and uncertainties include, among others: (1) our significant indebtedness; (2) the state of the economy and financial markets generally and the effect of the broader economy on the demand for advertising; (3) the continued popularity of outdoor advertising as an advertising medium; (4) our need for and ability to obtain additional funding for operations, debt refinancing or acquisitions; (5) our ability to continue to qualify as a Real Estate Investment Trust (“REIT”) and maintain our status as a REIT; (6) the regulation of the outdoor advertising industry by federal, state and local governments; (7) the integration of companies and assets that we acquire and our ability to recognize cost savings or operating efficiencies as a result of these acquisitions; (8) changes in accounting principles, policies or guidelines; (9) changes in tax laws applicable to REITs or in the interpretation of those laws; (10) our ability to renew expiring contracts at favorable rates; (11) our ability to successfully implement our digital deployment strategy; (12) the effects of hurricane Maria in the short and long-term on our business and the advertising market in Puerto Rico; (13) the market for our Class A common stock; and (14) our ability to amend our senior credit facility to provide for a new term loan facility in order to fund our planned redemption of our 5 7/8% Senior Subordinated Notes due 2022.  For additional information regarding factors that may cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated in our forward-looking statements, we refer you to the risk factors included in Item 1A of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2016, as supplemented by any risk factors contained in our Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and our Current Reports on Form 8-K.  We caution investors not to place undue reliance on the forward-looking statements contained in this document.  These statements speak only as of the date of this document, and we undertake no obligation to update or revise the statements, except as may be required by law.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures
The Company has presented the following measures that are not measures of performance under accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“GAAP”):  Adjusted EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization), Free Cash Flow, Funds From Operations (“FFO”), Adjusted Funds From Operations (“AFFO”), Diluted AFFO per share, Outdoor Operating Income and Acquisition-Adjusted Results.  Our management reviews our performance by focusing on these key performance indicators not prepared in conformity with GAAP. We believe these non-GAAP performance indicators are meaningful supplemental measures of our operating performance and should not be considered in isolation of, or as a substitute for their most directly comparable GAAP financial measures.

Our Non-GAAP financial measures are determined as follows:

  • We define Adjusted EBITDA as net income before income tax expense (benefit), interest expense (income), gain (loss) on extinguishment of debt and investments, stock-based compensation, depreciation and amortization and gain or loss on disposition of assets and investments.
     
  • Free Cash Flow is defined as Adjusted EBITDA less interest, net of interest income and amortization of deferred financing costs, current taxes, preferred stock dividends and total capital expenditures.

  • We use the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts definition of FFO, which is defined as net income before gains or losses from the sale or disposal of real estate assets and investments and real estate related depreciation and amortization and including adjustments to eliminate unconsolidated affiliates and non-controlling interest.

  • We define AFFO as FFO before (i) straight-line revenue and expense; (ii) stock-based compensation expense; (iii) non-cash portion of tax provision; (iv) non-real estate related depreciation and amortization; (v) amortization of deferred financing costs; (vi) loss on extinguishment of debt; (vii) non-recurring infrequent or unusual losses (gains); (viii) less maintenance capital expenditures; and (ix) an adjustment for unconsolidated affiliates and non-controlling interest.

  • Diluted AFFO per share is defined as AFFO divided by Weighted average diluted common shares outstanding.

  • Outdoor Operating Income is defined as Operating Income before corporate expenses, stock-based compensation, depreciation and amortization and gain (loss) on disposition of assets.

  • Acquisition-Adjusted Results adjusts our net revenue, direct and general and administrative expenses, outdoor operating income, corporate expense and EBITDA for the prior period by adding to, or subtracting from, the corresponding revenue or expense generated by the acquired assets or divested before our acquisition or divestiture of these assets for the same time frame that those assets were owned in the current period. In calculating Acquisition-Adjusted Results, therefore, we include revenue and expenses generated by assets that we did not own in the prior period but acquired in the current period. We refer to the amount of pre-acquisition revenue and expense generated by or subtracted from  the acquired assets during the prior period that corresponds with the current period in which we owned the assets (to the extent within the period to which this report relates) as “Acquisition-Adjusted Results”.

Adjusted EBITDA, FFO, AFFO, Outdoor Operating Income and Acquisition-Adjusted Results are not intended to replace other performance measures determined in accordance with GAAP.  Free Cash Flow, FFO nor AFFO represent cash flows from operating activities in accordance with GAAP and, therefore, these measures should not be considered indicative of cash flows from operating activities as a measure of liquidity or of funds available to fund our cash needs, including our ability to make cash distributions. In the aftermath of hurricane Maria, which made landfall in Puerto Rico in late September 2017 and had a severely negative impact on the local economy, we present our Acquisition-Adjusted Results both including and excluding our operations in Puerto Rico in order to enable our investors to evaluate the impact on our business.  Adjusted EBITDA, Free Cash Flow, FFO, AFFO, Diluted AFFO per share, Outdoor Operating Income and Acquisition-Adjusted Results are presented as we believe each is a useful indicator of our current operating performance. Specifically, we believe that these metrics are useful to an investor in evaluating our operating performance because (1) each is a key measure used by our management team for purposes of decision making and for evaluating our core operating results; (2) Adjusted EBITDA is widely used in the industry to measure operating performance as it excludes the impact of depreciation and amortization, which may vary significantly among companies, depending upon accounting methods and useful lives, particularly where acquisitions and non-operating factors are involved; (3) Adjusted EBITDA, FFO, AFFO and Diluted AFFO per share each provides investors with a meaningful measure for evaluating our period-over-period operating performance by eliminating items that are not operational in nature and reflect the impact on operations from trends in occupancy rates, operating costs, general and administrative expenses and interest costs; (4) Acquisition-Adjusted Results is a supplement to enable investors to compare period-over-period results on a more consistent basis without the effects of acquisitions and divestures, which reflects our core performance and organic growth (if any) during the period in which the assets were owned and managed by us; (5) Free Cash Flow is an indicator of our ability to service debt and generate cash for acquisitions and other strategic investments; (6) Outdoor Operating Income provides investors a measurement of our core results without the impact of fluctuations in stock-based compensation, depreciation and amortization and corporate expenses; and (7) each of our Non-GAAP measures provides investors with a measure for comparing our results of operations to those of other companies.

Our measurement of Adjusted EBITDA, FFO, AFFO, Outdoor Operating Income and Acquisition-Adjusted Results may not, however, be fully comparable to similarly titled measures used by other companies. Reconciliations of Adjusted EBITDA, FFO, AFFO, Outdoor Operating Income and Acquisition-Adjusted Results to the most directly comparable GAAP measures have been included herein.

Conference Call Information
A conference call will be held to discuss the Company’s operating results on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at 8:00 a.m. central time.  Instructions for the conference call and Webcast are provided below:

Conference Call

All Callers:                 1-334-323-0520 or 1-334-323-9871
Passcode:                   Lamar

Replay:                       1-334-323-0140 or 1-877-919-4059
Passcode:                  30903587 
                                    Available through Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. eastern time             
Live Webcast:            www.lamar.com

Webcast Replay:        www.lamar.com
                                     Available through Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. eastern time 
          
Company Contact:       Buster Kantrow
                                     Director of Investor Relations
                                     (225) 926-1000
                                     bkantrow@lamar.com

General Information
Founded in 1902, Lamar Advertising (Nasdaq:LAMR) is one of the largest outdoor advertising companies in North America, with more than 348,000 displays across the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. Lamar offers advertisers a variety of billboard, interstate logo and transit advertising formats, helping both local businesses and national brands reach broad audiences every day. In addition to its more traditional out-of-home inventory, Lamar is proud to offer its customers the largest network of digital billboards in the United States with over 2,800 displays. 

LAMAR ADVERTISING COMPANY AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME
(UNAUDITED)
(IN THOUSANDS, EXCEPT SHARE AND PER SHARE DATA)

  
  Three months ended
December 31,
 Twelve months ended
December 31,
  2017 2016 2017 2016
        
Net revenues$    398,475  $   386,717  $   1,541,260   $  1,500,294 
         
        
Operating expenses (income)       
 Direct advertising expenses    138,984     132,369     540,880     525,597 
 General and administrative expenses    67,344     65,071     267,504     256,875 
 Corporate expenses     13,787     15,642      61,470     60,354 
 Stock-based compensation   2,539     8,910      9,599     28,560 
 Depreciation and amortization   56,101     52,229      211,104      204,958 
 Gain on disposition of assets    (287)     (2,874)    (4,664)     (15,095)
         
      278,468      271,347      1,085,893      1,061,249 
         
 Operating income    120,007     115,370      455,367     439,045 
         
Other (income) expense        
 Interest income   —     —     (6)     (6)
 Loss on extinguishment of debt   —     —      71      3,198 
 Interest expense    32,870      31,219      128,396      123,688 
      32,870       31,219      128,461      126,880 
         
Income before income tax expense   87,137     84,151      326,906     312,165 
Income tax (benefit) expense     (27)     3,626      9,230      13,356 
         
Net income   87,164     80,525     317,676     298,809 
Preferred stock dividends    92      92     365      365 
Net income applicable to common stock$   87,072  $   80,433  $   317,311    $     298,444 
         
        
Earnings per share:       
   Basic earnings per share$    0.89  $     0.83  $  3.24  $3.07 
   Diluted earnings per share$    0.88  $     0.81  $   3.23    $3.05 
        
Weighted average common shares outstanding:
  - basic
  - diluted
   98,152,852
  98,602,599
     97,347,497
  97,951,462
     97,930,555
  98,369,865
     97,129,614
  97,693,424
 
                
OTHER DATA               
Free Cash Flow Computation:               
Adjusted EBITDA$178,360  $173,635  $671,406  $657,468 
Interest, net (31,616)  (29,879)  (123,270)  (118,349)
Current tax benefit (expense) 572   (3,819)  (8,426)  (13,699)
Preferred stock dividends (92)  (92)  (365)  (365)
Total capital expenditures     (34,883)     (28,787)        (109,329)      (107,612)
Free Cash Flow$112,341   $111,058  $     430,016   $417,443 
        
     December 31, December 31,
Selected Balance Sheet Data:     2017 2016
Cash and cash equivalents    $    115,471  $    35,530 
Working capital    $    94,525  $    36,929 
Total assets    $  4,214,345  $  3,898,884  
Total debt, net of deferred financing costs (including current maturities)      $  2,556,690  $  2,349,183  
Total stockholders’ equity    $  1,103,493  $  1,069,528  
        


SUPPLEMENTAL SCHEDULES AND
UNAUDITED RECONCILIATIONS OF NON-GAAP MEASURES
(IN THOUSANDS)

    
 Three months ended Twelve months ended
 December 31, December 31,
  2017 2016 2017 2016
Selected Cash Flow Data:       
Cash flows provided by operating activities$186,378  $183,997  $507,016  $521,823 
Cash flows used in investing activities$    (209,037) $    (83,898) $    (400,066) $    (680,983)
Cash flows provided by (used in) financing activities$108,846  $    (101,588) $    (28,641) $171,908 
        
        
Reconciliation of  Cash Flows Provided by Operating Activities        
  to Free Cash Flow:       
Cash flows provided by operating activities$186,378  $183,997  $507,016  $521,823  
Changes in operating assets and liabilities   (38,309)    (43,021)     39,456      10,467 
Total capital expenditures   (34,883)    (28,787)    (109,329)    (107,612)
Preferred stock dividends   (92)    (92)    (365)    (365)
Other    (753)    (1,039)     (6,762)     (6,870)
  Free cash flow$   112,341  $   111,058  $   430,016   $    417,443 
        
        
Reconciliation of  Net Income to Adjusted EBITDA:       
 Net Income$    87,164  $     80,525  $    317,676  $    298,809 
 Interest income   —     —     (6)    (6)
 Loss on extinguishment of debt   —     —      71      3,198 
 Interest expense    32,870          31,219      128,396      123,688 
 Income tax (benefit) expense      (27)     3,626      9,230      13,356 
Operating Income    120,007     115,370      455,367      439,045 
        
Stock-based compensation    2,539     8,910     9,599      28,560 
Depreciation and amortization    56,101      52,229      211,104      204,958 
  Gain on disposition of assets    (287)  (2,874)     (4,664)     (15,095)
Adjusted EBITDA$     178,360    $   173,635    $    671,406  $    657,468 
        
        
Capital expenditure detail by category:       
  Billboards - traditional$    12,315  $   13,687  $    36,015  $     48,009 
  Billboards - digital    10,650      8,424      40,218      33,181 
  Logo    3,205      2,360      9,614      7,781 
  Transit    2,285      97      2,863      700  
  Land and buildings    5,494      1,791      13,690       10,295 
  Operating equipment   934     2,428     6,929     7,646  
    Total capital expenditures $ 34,883   $ 28,787   $ 109,329   $ 107,612  
        



SUPPLEMENTAL SCHEDULES AND
UNAUDITED RECONCILIATIONS OF NON-GAAP MEASURES
(IN THOUSANDS)

Acquisition-Adjusted Results—Including Puerto Rico

 
 Three months ended
December 31,
  
 2017 2016 % Change
Reconciliation of Reported Basis to Acquisition-Adjusted Results (a):     
Net revenue $  398,475 $  386,717 3.0%
Acquisitions and divestitures    —    11,492  
Acquisition-adjusted net revenue $  398,475  $  398,209  0.1%
      
Reported direct advertising and G&A expenses$  206,328  $  197,440  4.5%
Acquisitions and divestitures   —      7,974  
Acquisition-adjusted direct advertising and G&A expenses$  206,328 $  205,414 0.4%
      
Outdoor operating income $  192,147  $  189,277  1.5%
Acquisitions and divestitures   —      3,518  
Acquisition-adjusted outdoor operating income $  192,147 $  192,795 (0.3)%
      
Reported corporate expenses$    13,787 $    15,642 (11.9)%
Acquisitions and divestitures   —      —    
Acquisition-adjusted corporate expenses$   13,787 $   15,642  (11.9)%
        
Adjusted EBITDA $  178,360 $  173,635 2.7%
Acquisitions and divestitures   —    3,518  
Acquisition-adjusted EBITDA $  178,360 $  177,153  0.7%
      

(a)  Acquisition-adjusted net revenue, direct advertising and general and administrative expenses, outdoor operating income, corporate expenses and EBITDA include adjustments to 2016 for acquisitions and divestitures for the same time frame as actually owned in 2017.

Acquisition-Adjusted Results—Excluding Puerto Rico

 
 Three months ended
December 31,
 
 2017 2016 % Change
Reconciliation of  Reported Basis to Acquisition-Adjusted Results      
  excluding Puerto Rico (b):     
Net revenue $  398,475  $  386,717  3.0%
Acquisitions and divestitures   —       11,492   
Puerto Rico operations   (291)    (2,925)  
Acquisition-adjusted net revenue excluding Puerto Rico$  398,184  $  395,284   0.7%
      
Reported direct advertising and G&A expenses$  206,328   $  197,440   4.5%
Acquisitions and divestitures   —       7,974   
Puerto Rico operations   (2,333)    (2,932)  
Acquisition-adjusted direct advertising and G&A expenses excluding Puerto Rico$  203,995  $  202,482   0.7%
      
Outdoor operating income $  192,147   $  189,277   1.5%
Acquisitions and divestitures   —       3,518   
Puerto Rico operations   2,042       7   
Acquisition-adjusted outdoor operating income excluding Puerto Rico$  194,189  $  192,802  0.7%
      
Reported corporate outdoor expenses$    13,787  $    15,642  (11.9)%
Puerto Rico operations   —       —     
Acquisition-adjusted corporate expenses excluding Puerto Rico$   13,787  $   15,642  (11.9)%
      
Adjusted EBITDA $  178,360  $  173,635  2.7%
Acquisitions and divestitures   —       3,518   
Puerto Rico operations   2,042       7   
Acquisition-adjusted EBITDA excluding Puerto Rico$  180,402   $  177,160   1.8%
      

(b)  Acquisition-adjusted net revenue, direct advertising and general and administrative expenses, outdoor operating income, corporate expenses and EBITDA-excluding Puerto Rico include adjustments to 2016 for acquisitions and divestitures for the same time actually owned in 2017 and eliminates the effect of the Company’s Puerto Rico operations for both periods presented since the Company’s Puerto Rico operations were negatively impacted by hurricane Maria in the fourth quarter of 2017.

SUPPLEMENTAL SCHEDULES AND
UNAUDITED RECONCILIATIONS OF NON-GAAP MEASURES
(IN THOUSANDS EXCEPT SHARE AND PER SHARE DATA)

 
  Three months ended
December 31,
  2017 2016
Reconciliation of  Net Income to Outdoor Operating Income:    
 Net Income $   87,164  $    80,525 
 Interest expense     32,870     31,219 
 Income tax (benefit) expense      (27)    3,626 
Operating Income     120,007      115,370 
     
   Corporate expenses    13,787     15,642 
   Stock-based compensation    2,539     8,910 
   Depreciation and amortization    56,101     52,229 
   Gain on disposition of assets    (287)    (2,874  )
Outdoor Operating Income $    192,147   $    189,277 
 


SUPPLEMENTAL SCHEDULES AND
UNAUDITED RECONCILIATIONS OF NON-GAAP MEASURES
(IN THOUSANDS EXCEPT SHARE AND PER SHARE DATA)

    
Adjusted Funds From Operations:   
 Three months ended Twelve months ended
 December 31, December 31,
 2017 2016 2017 2016
        
 Net income$   87,164  $    80,525  $317,676  $    298,809  
 Depreciation and amortization related to real estate  52,631     48,570   198,630     190,964 
 Gain from disposition of real estate assets and investments   (71)    (2,769)    (4,185)    (14,789)
       Adjustment for unconsolidated affiliates and non-controlling interest   259     287     839     605 
Funds From Operations$139,983  $126,613  $512,960  $475,589 
        
 Straight-line (income) expense   (372)    24     (754)    255 
 Stock-based compensation expense   2,539     8,910     9,599     28,560 
 Non-cash portion of tax provision   545   (193)    804     (343)
 Non-real estate related depreciation and amortization     3,470     3,659     12,474     13,994 
 Amortization of deferred financing costs     1,254     1,340     5,120      5,333 
 Loss on extinguishment of debt   —     —     71     3,198 
 Capitalized expenditures—maintenance    (11,359)    (11,148)    (43,119)    (37,090)
 Adjustment for unconsolidated affiliates and non-controlling interest   (259)    (287)    (839)    (605)
        
Adjusted Funds From Operations$  135,801  $    128,918  $  496,316  $488,891 
           
Divided by weighted average diluted common shares outstanding     98,602,599     97,951,462     98,369,865     97,693,424 
Diluted AFFO per share$  1.38  $    1.32  $    5.05  $  5.00 
 


SUPPLEMENTAL SCHEDULES AND
UNAUDITED RECONCILIATIONS OF NON-GAAP MEASURES
(IN THOUSANDS, EXCEPT SHARE AND PER SHARE DATA)

Projected 2018 Adjusted Funds From Operations

     
   Year ended December 31, 2018 
   Low High 
       
 Net income  $    292,150  $   307,150  
  Depreciation and amortization related to real estate      211,000     211,000  
 Gain from disposal of real estate assets and investments     (3,000)  (3,000) 
  Adjustment for unconsolidated affiliates and non-controlling interest     900     900  
 Funds From Operations  $    501,050  $    516,050  
       
  Straight-line income     (1,500)  (1,500) 
  Stock-based compensation expense     27,850     27,850  
 Non-cash portion of tax provision   (2,500)  (2,500) 
  Non-real estate related depreciation and amortization     12,000     12,000  
Amortization of deferred financing costs       5,000     5,000  
Loss on debt extinguishment     15,500     15,500  
Capitalized expenditures—maintenance    (48,000)  (48,000) 
 Adjustment for unconsolidated affiliates and non-controlling interest   (900)  (900) 
       
 Adjusted Funds From Operations  $    508,500  $    523,500  
       
       
Weighted average diluted shares outstanding       98,700,000     98,700,000  
       
Diluted earnings per share  $     2.96  $     3.11  
       
Diluted AFFO per share  $    5.15  $    5.30  
 

 

The guidance provided above is based on a number of assumptions that management believes to be reasonable and reflect our expectations as of February 2018.  Actual results may differ materially from these estimates as a result of various factors, and we refer to the cautionary language regarding “forward looking” statements included in the press release when considering this information.