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Interxion Reports First Quarter 2012 Results

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Interxion Reports First Quarter 2012 Results07:00 EDT Wednesday, May 09, 2012 AMSTERDAM (Business Wire) -- Interxion Holding NV (NYSE: INXN), a leading European provider of carrier-neutral colocation data centre services, announced its results today for the three months ended 31 March 2012. Highlights Revenue for the quarter increased by 14% to €65.8 million (Q1 2011: €57.9 million) Adjusted EBITDA for the quarter increased by 23% to €27.3 million (Q1 2011: €22.2 million) Adjusted EBITDA margin for the quarter increased to 41.5% (Q1 2011: 38.4%) Net profit increased by 210% to €8.7 million (Q1 2011: €2.8 million) Capital expenditure, including intangible assets, was €61.1 million “In the first quarter of 2012, Interxion again delivered solid performance and demonstrated our ability to consistently grow revenues and Adjusted EBITDA while adding equipped space to support our customers' needs. Recurring revenue increased by more than 4% over the quarter ended December 31, 2011, and strong bookings in the quarter reflect a continued healthy market for our services, despite sustained economic weakness in Europe,” said Interxion Chief Executive Officer, David Ruberg. “Adjusted EBITDA grew 23% and achieved a margin of 41.5%, demonstrating the operating leverage of our business model. We added 2,000 sqm of equipped space during the quarter, including the opening of our seventh data centre in Frankfurt.” Quarterly Review Revenue for the first quarter of 2012 was €65.8 million, a 14% increase over the first quarter of 2011 and a 2% increase over the fourth quarter of 2011. Recurring revenue was €62.3 million, a 15% increase over the first quarter of 2011 and a 4% increase over the fourth quarter of 2011. Recurring revenue was 95% of total revenue. Cost of sales for the first quarter increased by 7% to €26.5 million, compared with the first quarter of 2011. Gross profit margin increased to 59.7%, compared with 57.2% in the same quarter of 2011. Sales and marketing costs in the first quarter were €4.9 million, up 15% compared with the same quarter in the previous year. General and administrative costs, excluding depreciation, amortisation, impairments, exceptional general and administrative costs, and share-based payments, were €7.1 million, an increase of 7% compared with the first quarter of 2011. Depreciation, amortisation, and impairments increased by 13%, compared with the previous-year first quarter, to €9.7 million. Net financing costs for the first quarter of 2012 were €4.4 million, compared with €6.6 million in the first quarter of 2011, primarily as a result of higher interest capitalization because of increased data centre construction. Net profit was €8.7 million in the first quarter of 2012, up 210% from the first quarter of 2011. Earnings per share in the first quarter of 2012 were €0.13 on 67.4 million diluted shares compared to €0.05 on a weighted average of 61.5 million diluted shares in the first quarter of 2011. Adjusted EBITDA for the first quarter of 2012 was €27.3 million, up 23% year-on-year. Adjusted EBITDA margin expanded to 41.5%, compared with 38.4% in the first quarter of the previous year. Cash generated from operations, defined as cash generated from operating activities before interest and corporate income tax payments and receipts, was €25.4 million, up 23% year-on-year. Capital Expenditure, including intangible assets, was €61.1 million in Q1 2012 and included the exercise of an option to purchase the land and buildings of Amsterdam 6 data centre, which is currently under construction. Cash and cash equivalents were €98.2 million at 31 March 2012, down from €142.7 million at year-end 2011. The company's revolving credit facility remains undrawn. Equipped space at the end of the first quarter 2012 was 64,800 square metres compared with 61,000 square metres at the end of the first quarter of 2011 and 62,800 square metres at the end of the fourth quarter of 2011. Utilisation rate, the ratio of revenue-generating space to equipped space, was 73%, the same as in the first quarter of 2011, and down from 75% in the fourth quarter of 2011, principally as a result of the increase in equipped space associated with Frankfurt 7, which opened late in the quarter. Business Outlook The company today reaffirmed its guidance for 2012: Revenue   €275 million – €285 million Adjusted EBITDA €112 million – €120 million Capital Expenditure (including intangibles) €170 million – €190 million Conference Call to Discuss Results The company will host a conference call at 8:30am ET (1:30pm BST, 2:30pm CET) to discuss the results. To participate in this call, US callers may dial toll free, 1-866-966-9439; callers outside the US may dial direct, +44 (0)1452 555 566. The conference ID for this call is 70068620. This event will also be webcast live over the Internet in listen-only mode at investors.interxion.com. A replay of the call will be available from shortly after it ends until 15 May 2012. To access the replay, US callers may dial toll free, 1-866-247-4222; callers outside the US may dial direct, +44 (0)1452 550 000. The replay access number is 70068620#. Forward-looking Statements This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from expectations discussed in such forward-looking statements. Factors that might cause such differences include, but are not limited to, the difficulty of reducing operating expenses in the short term, inability to utilise the capacity of newly planned data centres and data centre expansions, significant competition, the cost and supply of electrical power, data centre industry over-capacity, performance under service-level agreements, and other risks described from time to time in Interxion's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Interxion does not assume any obligation to update the forward-looking information contained in this press release. Adjusted EBITDA EBITDA is defined as operating profit plus depreciation, amortisation and impairment of assets. We define Adjusted EBITDA as EBITDA adjusted to exclude share-based payments and exceptional and non-recurring items, and to include share of profits (losses) of non-group companies. We present Adjusted EBITDA as additional information because we believe this measure is used by certain investors in their analyses and because it is used in the financial covenants in our revolving credit facility and 9.50% Senior Secured Notes due 2017. Other companies may, however, present Adjusted EBITDA differently. Adjusted EBITDA is not a measure of financial performance under IFRS and should not be considered as a measure of liquidity or as an alternative to operating profit, net income or any other measure of performance, derived in accordance with IFRS, as an indicator of our operating performance. A reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA to EBITDA and Operating Profit is provided in the Notes to Consolidated Income Statement: Group Metrics. Interxion does not provide forward-looking estimates of Operating Profit, Depreciation, Amortization, and Impairments, Share-based Payments, or Exceptional Items, which it uses to reconcile to Adjusted EBITDA. The Company is, therefore, unable to provide reconciling information. Interxion intends to calculate Adjusted EBITDA in future periods consistent with the way in which it is calculated for the periods presented in this press release. About Interxion Interxion (NYSE: INXN) is a leading provider of carrier-neutral colocation data centre services in Europe, serving a wide range of customers through 29 data centres in 11 European countries. Interxion's uniformly designed, energy-efficient data centres offer customers extensive security and uptime for their mission-critical applications. With connectivity provided by over 400 carriers and ISPs and 18 European Internet exchanges across its footprint, Interxion has created content and connectivity hubs that foster growing customer communities of interest. For more information, please visit www.interxion.com.     INTERXION HOLDING NVCONSOLIDATED INCOME STATEMENT (in €'000 - except per share data and where stated otherwise) (unaudited)   Three Months EndedMar-31 Mar-31 2012 2011   Revenue65,81257,892 Cost of sales (26,499 ) (24,780 ) Gross Profit39,31333,112 Other income 118 127 Sales and marketing costs (4,850 ) (4,212 ) General and administrative costs (17,521 ) (17,299 ) Operating Profit17,06011,728 Net finance expense (4,435 ) (6,588 ) Profit Before Taxation12,6255,140 Income tax expense (3,929 ) (2,332 ) Net Profit8,696   2,808     Basic earnings per share: (€)0.130.05Diluted earnings per share: (€)0.130.05     Number of shares outstanding at the end of the period (shares in thousands) 66,902 65,577 Weighted average number of shares for Basic EPS (shares in thousands) 66,335 59,146 Weighted average number of shares for Diluted EPS (shares in thousands) 67,439 61,477       Capacity Metrics Equipped space (in square meters) 64,800 61,000 Revenue generating space (in square meters) 47,500 44,600 Utilisation rate 73 % 73 %       INTERXION HOLDING NVNOTES TO CONSOLIDATED INCOME STATEMENT: SEGMENT INFORMATION (in €'000 - except where stated otherwise) (unaudited)   Three Months EndedMar-31 Mar-31 2012 2011 Consolidated   Recurring revenue 62,279 54,142 Non-recurring revenue 3,533   3,750   Revenue65,812   57,892   Adjusted EBITDA27,336   22,210   Gross Margin59.7%57.2%Adjusted EBITDA Margin41.5%38.4%   Total assets 754,854 692,175 Total liabilities 411,854 392,682 Capital expenditure, including intangible assets (i) (61,100 ) (19,518 )   France, Germany, Netherlands, and UK   Recurring revenue 38,013 32,245 Non-recurring revenue 2,292   2,427   Revenue40,305   34,672   Adjusted EBITDA21,577   16,779   Gross Margin62.6%58.5%Adjusted EBITDA Margin53.5%48.4%   Total assets 461,638 298,005 Total liabilities 98,395 88,922 Capital expenditure, including intangible assets (i) (52,493 ) (12,340 )   Rest of Europe   Recurring revenue 24,266 21,897 Non-recurring revenue 1,241   1,323   Revenue25,507   23,220   Adjusted EBITDA13,408   12,102   Gross Margin61.4%61.1%Adjusted EBITDA Margin52.6%52.1%   Total assets 188,967 152,566 Total liabilities 42,723 35,768 Capital expenditure, including intangible assets (i) (7,923 ) (6,264 )   Corporate and Other     Adjusted EBITDA(7,649)(6,671)   Total assets 104,249 241,604 Total liabilities 270,736 267,992 Capital expenditure, including intangible assets (i) (684 ) (914 )     (i) Capital expenditure, including intangible assets, represents payments to acquire property, plant and equipment and intangible assets,as recorded in the consolidated statement of cash flows as "Purchase of property, plant and equipment" and "Purchase of intangibleassets" respectively.       INTERXION HOLDING NVNOTES TO CONSOLIDATED INCOME STATEMENT: GROUP METRICS (in €'000 - except where stated otherwise) (unaudited)   Three Months EndedMar-31 Mar-31 2012 2011     Reconciliation of adjusted EBITDA   Consolidated   Adjusted EBITDA27,336   22,210   Income from sub-leases on unused data centre sites 118   127   Exceptional Income118   127     (Increase)/decrease in provision for onerous lease contracts – (18 ) IPO transaction costs (ii) – (1,725 ) Share-based payments (739 ) (340 ) Exceptional General and Administrative costs(739)(2,083)EBITDA26,715   20,254   Depreciation and amortization (9,655 ) (8,526 ) Operating Profit17,060   11,728     France, Germany, Netherlands, and UK   Adjusted EBITDA   21,577   16,779   Income from sub-leases on unused data centre sites   118   127   Exceptional Income118   127     (Increase)/decrease in provision for onerous lease contracts   – (18 ) Share-based payments (161 ) (92 ) Exceptional General and Administrative costs(161)(110)EBITDA21,534   16,796   Depreciation and amortization (5,325 ) (5,146 ) Operating Profit16,209   11,650     Rest of Europe   Adjusted EBITDA13,408   12,102   Share-based payments (107 ) (81 ) Exceptional General and Administrative costs(107)(81)EBITDA13,301   12,021   Depreciation and amortization (3,606 ) (2,998 ) Operating Profit9,695   9,023     Corporate and Other   Adjusted EBITDA(7,649)(6,671) IPO transaction costs (ii) – (1,725 ) Share-based payments (471 ) (167 ) Exceptional General and Administrative costs(471)(1,892)EBITDA(8,120)(8,563) Depreciation and amortization (724 ) (382 ) Operating Profit/(Loss)(8,844)(8,945)   (ii) The IPO transaction costs represent the write off of the proportion of the IPO costs allocated to the selling shareholders at the InitialPublic Offering.       INTERXION HOLDING NVCONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL POSITION (in €'000 - except where stated otherwise) (unaudited)   As atMar-31 Dec-31 2012 2011 Non-current Assets Property, plant and equipment 526,592 477,798 Intangible assets 13,661 12,542 Deferred tax assets 37,200 39,557 Financial fixed assets 774 – Other non-current assets 3,380   3,841   581,607533,738Current Assets Trade and other current assets 75,067 67,874 Cash and cash equivalents 98,180   142,669   173,247   210,543   Total Assets754,854   744,281     Shareholders' Equity Share capital 6,691 6,613 Share premium 469,377 466,166 Foreign currency translation reserve 7,840 7,386 Accumulated deficit (140,908 ) (149,604 ) 343,000330,561Non-current Liabilities Trade and other liabilities 10,717 10,294 Deferred tax liability 1,921 1,742 Provision for onerous lease contracts 9,941 10,618 Borrowings 257,430   257,267   280,009279,921Current Liabilities Trade payables and other liabilities 124,955 127,639 Income tax liabilities 3,014 2,249 Provision for onerous lease contracts 3,116 3,108 Borrowings 760   803   131,845   133,799   Total Liabilities411,854   413,720   Total Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity754,854   744,281         INTERXION HOLDING NVNOTES TO THE CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL POSITION: BORROWINGS (in €'000 - except where stated otherwise) (unaudited)   As atMar-31 Dec-31 2012 2011     Borrowings Net of Cash and Cash Equivalents   Cash and Cash Equivalents (iii)98,180   142,669     9.5% Senior Secured Notes due 2017 (iv) 255,737 255,560 Financial Leases 280 337 Other Borrowings 2,173   2,173   Borrowings Excluding Revolving Credit Facility Deferred Financing Costs258,190   258,070   Revolving credit facility deferred financing costs (v) (513 ) (667 ) Total Borrowings257,677   257,403       Borrowings Net of Cash and Cash Equivalents159,497   114,734     (iii) Cash and cash equivalents includes €4.9 million as of March 31, 2012 and €4.8 million as of December 31, 2011, which is restrictedand held as collateral to support the issuance of bank guarantees on behalf of a number of subsidiary companies.(iv) €260 million 9.5% Senior Secured Notes due 2017 include premium on additional issue and are shown after deducting underwritingdiscounts and commissions, offering fees and expenses.(v) We reported deferred financing costs of €0.5 million in connection with entering into our €50 million revolving credit facility which iscurrently undrawn.       INTERXION HOLDING NVCONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS (in €'000 - except where stated otherwise) (unaudited)   Three Months EndedMar-31 Mar-31 2012 2011     Profit for the period 8,696 2,808 Depreciation and amortization 9,655 8,526 IPO transaction costs – 1,725 Unwinding provision for onerous lease contracts (785 ) (774 ) Share-based payments 739 340 Net finance expense 4,435 6,588 Income tax expense 3,929   2,332   26,669 21,545 Movements in trade and other current assets (6,927 ) (7,283 ) Movements in trade and other liabilities 5,677   6,415   Cash Generated from Operations25,41920,677 Interest paid (9,974 ) (12,159 ) Interest received 148 271 Income tax paid (711 ) (687 ) Net Cash Flows from Operating Activities14,8828,102   Cash Flow from Investing Activities Purchase of property, plant and equipment (59,695 ) (19,124 ) Purchase of intangible assets (1,405 ) (394 ) Acquisition financial fixed asset (774 ) –   Net Cash Flows from Investing Activities(61,874)(19,518)Cash Flow from Financing Activities Proceeds from exercised options 2,550 2,324 Proceeds from issuance of new shares – 143,352 Repayment of "Liquidation Price" to former preferred shareholders – (3,055 ) Proceeds from Senior Secured Notes and RCF – (439 ) Other borrowings (57 ) (739 ) Net Cash Flows from Financing Activities2,493141,443 Effect of exchange rate changes on cash 10   117   Net Movement in Cash and Cash Equivalents(44,489)130,144 Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period 142,669   99,115   Cash and Cash Equivalents, End of Period98,180   229,259       INTERXION HOLDING NVAnnounced Expansion Projectswith Target Completion Dates in 2012     MarketProjectCAPEX (a, b)EquippedSpace (a)Target Completion     (€ million)(Sqm)     Stockholm STO 1: Phase 4 Expansion € 5 500 1Q 2012 (completed) Frankfurt FRA 7: New Build € 21 1,500 1Q 2012 (completed) Paris PAR 7 : Phase 1 New Build € 70 4,500 2Q 2012 London LON 2: New Build € 38 1,700 2Q 2012 Amsterdam AMS 6: New Build € 60 4,000 4Q 2012 Total€ 19412,200   (a) CAPEX and Equipped Space are approximate and may change after project completion.(b) CAPEX reflects the total for the listed project at full power and capacity and may not be all invested in the current year.   InterxionJim Huseby, +1-813-644-9399Investor RelationsIR@interxion.com