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 Textainer Group Holdings Limited Reports Second-Quarter 2019 Results
   Tuesday, August 06, 2019 4:05:00 PM ET

HAMILTON, Bermuda, Aug. 6, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Textainer Group Holdings Limited (NYSE: TGH) ("Textainer", "the Company", "we" and "our"), one of the world's largest lessors of intermodal containers, today reported financial results for the second-quarter ended June 30, 2019.

Key Financial Information (in thousands except for per share and TEU amounts) and Business Highlights:


  • Lease rental income of $155.1 million for the second quarter, as compared to $155.5 million in the first quarter of 2019;
  • Adjusted net income of $9.0 million for the second quarter, or $0.16 per diluted common share, as compared to $22.4 million, or $0.39 per diluted common share in the first quarter of 2019;
  • Adjusted EBITDA of $114.7 million for the second quarter;
  • Amended the existing $1.2 billion warehouse facility on July 29, 2019 to reduce pricing by 15 basis points and extend tenor by three years, improving capital structure and financial flexibility;
  • Utilization averaged 97.9% for the second quarter, as compared to 98.3% for the first quarter of 2019; and
  • Container investments of approximately $440 million during the second quarter, for a total of $640 million delivered during the first half of the year.

"In the second quarter we maintained stable lease rental income of $155.1 million and adjusted EBITDA of $114.7 million.  While the overall market remained muted, we proactively helped some valued customers replace portions of their aging fleet with favorably priced new equipment at attractive yields and terms for Textainer. During the first six months of the year, our capex was $640 million as we leveraged these mutually beneficial opportunities in an otherwise slow and mostly unappealing market. Our remaining uncommitted inventory has remained stable for the quarter and is at an appropriate level for the current market conditions," stated Olivier Ghesquiere, President and Chief Executive Officer of Textainer Group Holdings Limited

Ghesquiere continued, "Unfortunately, our adjusted net income for the second quarter was negatively affected by container impairment and bad debt expense of $9.1 million and $3.3 million, respectively, related to a non-performing lessee. This lessee had a longstanding relationship with Textainer and was profitable until information about alleged financial misappropriation emerged this quarter, leading to sudden operating disruptions and payment problems. The lessee is currently undergoing a restructuring program, involving a government-controlled entity with a track record of asset management activities, that may return it to normal operating performance. Nonetheless, we have established reserves for potential losses while actively seeking the return of containers. Additional impairments from these containers, if any, would be covered by our insurance policy and will not further impact our future financial performance. Excluding the impact of these charges for this non-performing lessee, adjusted net income would have totaled $21.4 million, relatively stable compared to the first quarter."

Ghesquiere concluded, "We expect container demand to remain muted during the third quarter, while the outlook for the fourth quarter remains uncertain pending global economic activity levels and developments in the ongoing trade disputes. However, the fundamentals of our business remain positive, and we are encouraged by the limited new container orders and recent factory shutdowns, high utilization across the industry, and favorable container resale environment. We remain disciplined on lease yields and will continue to deploy capital in the current operating environment only when the right opportunities arise. We will also continue to normalize our costs and keep our balance sheet well-positioned to capitalize on potential market opportunities." 

Second-Quarter Results

Lease rental income was relatively flat with a decrease of $0.4 million from the first quarter of 2019, which included a slight reduction in utilization. Lease rental income increased $5.9 million from the second quarter of 2018 resulting from an increase in fleet size.

Gain on sale of owned fleet containers, net, decreased $1.4 million and $6.0 million from the first quarter of 2019 and second quarter of 2018, respectively, and included a reduction in the average gain per container sold. On the other hand, trading container margin increased $0.8 million and $3.3 million from the first quarter of 2019 and second quarter of 2018, respectively, due to an increase in both per unit margin and sales volume.

Direct container expense – owned fleet, decreased $0.9 million and $2.7 million compared to the first quarter of 2019 and second quarter of 2018, respectively, primarily from a reduction in repositioning expense and maintenance expense.

General and administrative expense decreased $0.4 million and $1.3 million from the first quarter of 2019 and second quarter of 2018, respectively, primarily resulting from a decrease in compensation costs and professional fees.

Container impairment included a $9.1 million write-off for the estimated unrecoverable containers held by a non-performing lessee. Bad debt expense included $3.3 million to fully reserve for the same lessee.

Unrealized loss on interest rate swaps, collars and caps, net, was $10.1 million for the quarter, resulting from a decrease in the forward LIBOR curve at the end of the quarter which reduced the value of our interest rate derivatives. This is a non-cash loss that flows through our net income as we have elected not to designate our derivative instruments under hedge accounting. Textainer manages interest rate risk on a portion of its floating rate debt by entering into interest rate derivatives. Our hedging policy lessens volatility from our effective interest rate. Textainer intends to hold the underlying hedges until maturity.

Conference Call and Webcast

A conference call to discuss the financial results for the second quarter 2019 will be held at 5:00 pm EDT on Tuesday, August 6, 2019. The dial-in number for the conference call is 1-877-407-9039 (U.S. & Canada) and 1-201-689-8470 (International). The call and archived replay may also be accessed via webcast on Textainer's Investor Relations website at .

About Textainer Group Holdings Limited

Textainer has operated since 1979 and is one of the world's largest lessors of intermodal containers with more than 3.5 million TEU in our owned and managed fleet. We lease containers to approximately 250 customers, including all of the world's leading international shipping lines, and other lessees. Our fleet consists of standard dry freight, refrigerated intermodal containers, and dry freight specials. We also lease tank containers through our relationship with Trifleet Leasing and are a supplier of containers to the U.S. Military. Textainer is one of the largest and most reliable suppliers of new and used containers. In addition to selling older containers from our lease fleet, we buy older containers from our shipping line customers for trading and resale. We sold an average of almost 140,000 containers per year for the last five years to more than 1,500 customers making us one of the largest sellers of used containers. Textainer operates via a network of 14 offices and approximately 500 independent depots worldwide.

Important Cautionary Information Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of U.S. securities laws. Forward-looking statements include statements that are not statements of historical facts and include, without limitation, statements regarding: (i) currently non-performing lessee returning to normal operating performance; (ii) additional impairment from the non-performing lessee, if any, would be covered by insurance and will not further impact our future financial performance; and (iii) global container demand will remain muted during the third quarter while the outlook for the fourth quarter remains uncertain pending global economic activity levels and developments in the ongoing trade disputes. Readers are cautioned that these forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, are only predictions and may differ materially from actual future events or results. These risks and uncertainties include, without limitation, the following items that could materially and negatively impact our business, results of operations, cash flows, financial condition and future prospects: any deceleration or reversal of the current domestic and global economic conditions; lease rates may decrease and lessees may default, which could decrease revenue and increase storage, repositioning, collection and recovery expenses; the demand for leased containers depends on many political and economic factors and is tied to international trade and if demand decreases due to increased barriers to trade or political or economic factors, or for other reasons, it reduces demand for intermodal container leasing; as we increase the number of containers in our owned fleet, we increase our capital at risk and may need to incur more debt, which could result in financial instability; Textainer faces extensive competition in the container leasing industry which tends to depress returns; the international nature of the container shipping industry exposes Textainer to numerous risks; gains and losses associated with the disposition of used equipment may fluctuate; our indebtedness reduces our financial flexibility and could impede our ability to operate; and other risks and uncertainties, including those set forth in Textainer's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. For a discussion of some of these risks and uncertainties, see Item 3 "Key Information— Risk Factors" in Textainer's Annual Report on Form 20-F filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 25, 2019.

Textainer's views, estimates, plans and outlook as described within this document may change subsequent to the release of this press release. Textainer is under no obligation to modify or update any or all of the statements it has made herein despite any subsequent changes Textainer may make in its views, estimates, plans or outlook for the future.

Textainer Group Holdings Limited
Investor Relations
Phone: +1 (415) 658-8333



Reconciliation of GAAP financial measures to non-GAAP financial measures
Three and Six Months Ended June 30, 2019 and 2018
(All currency expressed in United States dollars in thousands, except per share amounts)

The following is a reconciliation of certain GAAP measures to non-GAAP financial measures (such items listed in (a) to (c)  below and defined as "Non-GAAP Measures") for the three and six months ended June 30, 2019 and 2018, including:

Non-GAAP Measures are not financial measures calculated in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP") and should not be considered as an alternative to net income, income from operations or any other performance measures derived in accordance with GAAP or as an alternative to cash flows from operating activities as a measure of our liquidity. Non-GAAP Measures are presented solely as supplemental disclosures. Management believes that adjusted EBITDA may be a useful performance measure that is widely used within our industry and adjusted net income may be a useful performance measure because Textainer intends to hold its interest rate swaps, collars and caps until maturity and over the life of an interest rate swap, collar or cap the unrealized loss (gain) will net to zero. Adjusted EBITDA is not calculated in the same manner by all companies and, accordingly, may not be an appropriate measure for comparison.

Management also believes that adjusted net income and adjusted net income per diluted common share are useful in evaluating our operating performance because unrealized loss (gain) on interest rate swaps, collars and caps, net, is a noncash, non-operating item. We believe Non-GAAP Measures provide useful information on our earnings from ongoing operations. We believe that adjusted EBITDA provides useful information on our ability to service our long-term debt and other fixed obligations and on our ability to fund our expected growth with internally generated funds. Non-GAAP Measures have limitations as analytical tools, and you should not consider either of them in isolation, or as a substitute for analysis of our operating results or cash flows as reported under GAAP. Some of these limitations are:

  • They do not reflect our cash expenditures, or future requirements, for capital expenditures or contractual commitments;
  • They do not reflect changes in, or cash requirements for, our working capital needs;
  • Adjusted EBITDA does not reflect interest expense or cash requirements necessary to service interest or principal payments on our debt;
  • Although depreciation expense and container impairment are a noncash charge, the assets being depreciated may be replaced in the future, and neither adjusted EBITDA, adjusted net income or adjusted net income per diluted common share reflects any cash requirements for such replacements;
  • They are not adjusted for all noncash income or expense items that are reflected in our statements of cash flows; and
  • Other companies in our industry may calculate these measures differently than we do, limiting their usefulness as comparative measures.




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