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SBA Communications Corporation Reports 2nd Quarter 2014 Results; Provides 3rd Quarter and Updated Full Year 2014 Outlook

July 24, 2014

BOCA RATON, Fla., July 24, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SBA Communications Corporation (Nasdaq:SBAC) ("SBA" or the "Company") today reported results for the quarter ended June 30, 2014. Highlights of the results include:

Second quarter over year earlier period:

Site leasing revenue growth of 22%Tower Cash Flow growth of 27%Net loss decreased from $36 million to $10 millionAdjusted EBITDA growth of 28%AFFO Per Share growth of 31%

"We had another excellent quarter and continue to have the strong momentum that we have experienced since the beginning of the year," commented Jeffrey A. Stoops, President and Chief Executive Officer. "Year-to-date leasing activity and current backlogs evidence very strong customer activity in all of our markets. In the US, 4G network activity levels remain high, while in our Latin American markets customers are primarily focused on enhancing their 3G networks. As a result, we are experiencing and expect continued strong organic revenue growth. We believe our recently announced acquisition of an additional 1,641 sites from Oi, expected to close by year-end, was well-priced and adds high growth, quality wireless sites to our portfolio. As a result of our expectations around continued strong organic revenue contributions and our pending portfolio additions, we are once again able to increase meaningfully our full year 2014 Outlook."

Operating Results

Total revenues in the second quarter of 2014 were $383.4 million compared to $324.3 million in the year earlier period, an increase of 18.2%. Site leasing revenue of $340.5 million increased 21.8% over the year earlier period. Domestic cash site leasing revenue was $276.6 million in the second quarter of 2014 compared to $244.7 million in the year earlier period, an increase of 13.0%. International cash site leasing revenue was $48.6 million in the second quarter of 2014 compared to $17.9 million in the year earlier period, an increase of 171.2%.

Site leasing Segment Operating Profit of $265.1 million increased 25.2% over the year earlier period. Site leasing contributed 96.0% of the Company's total Segment Operating Profit in the second quarter of 2014. Domestic site leasing Segment Operating Profit of $224.9 million increased 13.3% over the year earlier period. International site leasing Segment Operating Profit of $40.2 million increased 205.1% over the year earlier period. Site development revenues were $43.0 million in the second quarter of 2014 compared to $44.8 million in the year earlier period, a decrease of 4.1%. Site development Segment Operating Profit Margin was 25.4% in the second quarter of 2014 compared to 19.8% in the year earlier period.

Tower Cash Flow for the second quarter of 2014 was $259.0 million, a 27.0% increase over the year earlier period. Tower Cash Flow Margin for the second quarter of 2014 was 79.6% compared to 77.6% in the year earlier period.

Domestic Tower Cash Flow for the second quarter of 2014 was $224.4 million compared to $191.5 million in the year earlier period, an increase of 17.2%. International Tower Cash Flow for the second quarter of 2014 was $34.7 million compared to $12.4 million in the year earlier period, an increase of 179.7%.

Net loss for the second quarter of 2014 was $9.5 million or $0.07 per share compared to a net loss of $35.9 million or $0.28 per share in the year earlier period.

Adjusted EBITDA in the second quarter of 2014 was $251.1 million compared to $196.4 million in the year earlier period, an increase of 27.8%. Adjusted EBITDA Margin was 68.2% in the second quarter of 2014 compared to 63.9% in the year earlier period.

Net Cash Interest Expense was $71.3 million in the second quarter of 2014 compared to $62.4 million in the year earlier period.

AFFO increased 31.8% to $170.6 million in the second quarter of 2014 compared to $129.5 million in the year earlier period. AFFO per share increased 31.0% to $1.31 in the second quarter of 2014 compared to $1.00 in the year earlier period.

Investing Activities

During the second quarter of 2014, SBA purchased 45 communication sites for $28.5 million in cash. SBA also built 51 towers during the second quarter of 2014. As of June 30, 2014, SBA owned or operated 22,305 communication sites, 15,038 of which are located in the United States and its territories, and 7,267 of which are located internationally. In addition, the Company spent $13.3 million to purchase land and easements and to extend lease terms with respect to land underlying its towers. Total cash capital expenditures for the second quarter of 2014 were $79.1 million, consisting of $6.7 million of non-discretionary cash capital expenditures (tower maintenance and general corporate) and $72.4 million of discretionary cash capital expenditures (new tower builds, tower augmentations, acquisitions, purchasing land and easements, and capital expenditures associated with the purchase of a new headquarters building).

Subsequent to the second quarter of 2014, the Company acquired 11 communication sites and related assets and liabilities for aggregate consideration of $8.1 million in cash. In addition to the Company's previously announced agreement to purchase 1,641 communication sites in Brazil from Oi SA for an aggregate amount of R$1.17 billion (approximately $527 million), the Company has agreed to purchase in the U.S. and internationally 87 communication sites for an aggregate amount of $68.2 million. The Company anticipates that these acquisitions will be consummated by year end 2014.

Financing Activities and Liquidity

SBA ended the second quarter with $6.9 billion of total debt, $149.9 million of cash and cash equivalents, short-term restricted cash, and short-term investments, and $6.7 billion of Net Debt (as defined below). SBA's Net Debt and Net Secured Debt to Annualized Adjusted EBITDA Leverage Ratios were 6.7x and 4.8x, respectively.

During the second quarter of 2014, the Company received conversion notices totaling $127.9 million in principal of the 4.0% Notes and settled $121.5 million in principal of the 4.0% Notes for $121.5 million in cash and 2.7 million shares of its Class A common stock with the remaining to be settled in the third quarter of 2014. Concurrently with the settlement of its conversion obligation, the Company settled the convertible note hedges receiving 2.7 million shares of its Class A common stock. As a result, SBA's outstanding share count has not been and will not be impacted by the conversion of these notes under the current settlement election. Subsequent to the end of the second quarter, the Company received additional conversion notices totaling $4.6 million of principal which will settle in the third quarter of 2014.

During the second quarter, the Company paid $276.2 million to early settle approximately 30% of the outstanding warrants sold in connection with the issuance of the 4% Notes, representing approximately 4.9 million underlying shares of Class A common stock, scheduled to mature in the first quarter of 2015. Subsequent to the second quarter, the Company paid $66.7 million to early settle approximately 7.5% of the original total outstanding warrants, representing approximately 1.2 million underlying shares, scheduled to mature in the first quarter of 2015.

During the second quarter, SBA did not repurchase any shares of its Class A common stock. The Company currently has $150.0 million of repurchase authorization remaining under its existing $300.0 million stock repurchase program.

On July 1, 2014, the Company issued $750.0 million aggregate principal amount of its 4.875% Senior Notes due 2022 (the "4.875% Notes"). The 4.875% Notes were issued at 99.178% of par value. Interest on the 4.875% Notes is payable semi-annually on January 15 and July 15 of each year beginning January 15, 2015. The 4.875% Notes mature on July 15, 2022. Net proceeds from the 4.875% Notes will be used to redeem all of the 8.25% Notes due 2019 including the associated call premium and pay the conversion obligations with respect to approximately $121.0 million aggregate principal amount of our 4.0% Convertible Senior Notes due 2014 (the 4.0% Notes"). All remaining net proceeds will be used for general corporate purposes.

As of the date of this press release, the Company had no amounts outstanding under the $770.0 million Revolving Credit Facility, and the amount available based on specified covenants under the facility was $720.0 million.

Outlook

The Company is providing its third quarter 2014 Outlook and updating its Full Year 2014 Outlook for anticipated results. The Outlook provided is based on a number of assumptions that the Company believes are reasonable at the time of this press release. Information regarding potential risks that could cause the actual results to differ from these forward-looking statements is set forth below and in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

The Company's Full Year 2014 Outlook assumes approximately $56.7 million of non-cash straight-line leasing revenue. The 2014 Outlook for site leasing revenue, Tower Cash Flow, Adjusted EBITDA and AFFO includes an assumed negative impact of $16 million associated with iDEN lease terminations, which from a timing perspective have been assumed to occur on the basis least favorable to SBA pursuant to previously negotiated contractual rights. The 2014 Outlook assumes the acquisitions of only those communication sites under contract at the time of this press release and that the previously announced Oi acquisition will close December 1, 2014. The Company intends to spend additional capital in 2014 on acquiring revenue producing assets not yet identified or under contract, the impact of which is not reflected in the 2014 guidance. The Company's Full Year 2014 Outlook includes new tower builds in the U.S. and internationally of 410 to 430 towers. The Full Year 2014 Outlook also contemplates approximately $1.1 billion of new financing during the second half of 2014 at an estimated annual interest rate of 3.75% with proceeds being used to (i) fund the Oi acquisition and (ii) settle for cash all of the remaining obligations under the Company's 4.0% Convertible Senior Notes due October 1, 2014 and the related warrants. Finally, the Company's Outlook also assumes an average foreign currency exchange rate of 2.30 Brazilian Reais to 1.0 U.S. Dollar for the third and fourth quarters of 2014.

 
 Quarter endingFull
 September 30, 2014Year 2014
 ($'s in millions)
Site leasing revenue (1)$ 343.0 to$ 348.0$ 1,345.0 to$ 1,355.0
Site development revenue $ 37.5 to$ 42.5$ 155.0 to$ 165.0
Total revenues $ 380.5 to$ 390.5$ 1,500.0 to$ 1,520.0
Tower Cash Flow $ 258.5 to$ 263.5$ 1,021.0 to$ 1,031.0
Adjusted EBITDA $ 248.5 to$ 253.5$ 982.0 to$ 992.0
Net cash interest expense (2) $ 77.0 to$ 79.0$ 292.0 to$ 302.0
Non-discretionary cash capital expenditures (3) $ 7.5 to$ 8.5$ 24.0 to$ 29.0
AFFO $ 158.5 to$ 167.5$ 642.0 to$ 669.0
Discretionary cash capital expenditures (4) (5)$ 142.0 to$ 152.0$ 1,732.0 to$ 1,762.0


(1) The Company's Outlook for site leasing revenue includes revenue associated with pass through reimbursable expenses.

(2) Net cash interest expense is defined as interest expense less interest income. Net cash interest expense does not include amortization of deferred financing fees or non-cash interest expense.

(3) Consists of tower maintenance and general corporate capital expenditures.

(4) Consists of new tower builds, tower augmentations, communication site acquisitions, ground lease purchases, and capital expenditures associated with the purchase of a new corporate headquarters building. Excludes expenditures for revenue producing assets not under contract at the date of this press release.

(5) Discretionary cash capital expenditures for the full year 2014 Outlook are net of a $17.9 million gain recognized in the first quarter of 2014 upon the settlement of currency hedges entered into in connection with the Oi acquisition closed March 31, 2014.

Conference Call Information

SBA Communications Corporation will host a conference call on Friday, July 25, 2014 at 10:00 AM (Eastern) to discuss the quarterly results. The call may be accessed as follows:

When:Friday, July 25, 2014 at 10:00 AM (Eastern)
Dial-in number: (800) 230-1085
Conference call name: SBA second quarter results
Replay:July 25, 2014 at 12:30 PM through August 9, 2014 at 10:59 AM
  (Eastern)
Number:USA (800) 475-6701, International (320) 365-3844
Access Code: 330338
Internet access:www.sbasite.com


Information Concerning Forward-Looking Statements

This press release includes forward-looking statements, including statements regarding the Company's expectations or beliefs regarding (i) continued strength in the leasing and services segments for 2014, (ii) portfolio and organic growth for 2014, both domestically and internationally, (iii) the Company's financial and operational guidance for the third quarter of 2014 and full year 2014 and the ability to improve upon its full year 2014 Outlook, (iv) the Company's position as a top operator of communications sites in Brazil and strong growth in this market for the next decade, (v) timing of closing for currently pending acquisitions, (vi) the pricing of the Company's recently announced Oi transaction and the quality of the towers the Company is acquiring, (vii) spending additional capital in 2014 on acquiring revenue producing assets not yet identified or under contract, (viii) customer activity levels during 2014, (ix) Brazil's foreign exchange rates, (x) the impact associated with iDEN lease terminations, and (xi) the amount and terms of any future financing and that such financing will be sufficient for its anticipated uses. These forward-looking statements may be affected by the risks and uncertainties in the Company's business. This information is qualified in its entirety by cautionary statements and risk factor disclosures contained in the Company's Securities and Exchange Commission filings, including the Company's annual report on Form 10-K filed with the Commission on February 27, 2014.

The Company wishes to caution readers that certain important factors may have affected and could in the future affect the Company's actual results and could cause the Company's actual results for subsequent periods to differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statement made by or on behalf of the Company. With respect to the Company's expectations regarding all of these statements, including its financial and operational guidance, such risk factors include, but are not limited to: (1) the ability and willingness of wireless service providers to maintain or increase their capital expenditures; (2) the Company's ability to effectively integrate acquired communication sites into its business and to achieve the financial results projected in its valuation models for the acquired assets; (3) the Company's ability to secure and retain as many site leasing tenants as planned at anticipated lease rates; (4) the impact of continued consolidation among wireless service providers on the Company's leasing revenue; (5) the Company's ability to successfully manage the risks associated with international operations, including risks associated with foreign currency exchange rates; (6) the Company's ability to secure and deliver anticipated services business at contemplated margins; (7) the Company's ability to maintain expenses and cash capital expenditures at appropriate levels for its business; (8) the Company's ability to acquire land underneath towers on terms that are accretive; (9) the Company's ability to realize economies of scale from its tower portfolio; (10) the Company's ability to comply with covenants and the terms of its credit instruments; (11) the economic climate for the wireless communications industry in general and the wireless communications infrastructure providers in particular in the United States, Brazil, and internationally; (12) the continued dependence on towers and outsourced site development services by the wireless carriers; and (13) the Company's ability to protect its rights to land under its towers. With respect to the Company's plan for new builds, these factors also include zoning and regulatory approvals, weather, availability of labor and supplies and other factors beyond the Company's control that could affect the Company's ability to build 410 to 430 towers in 2014. With respect to its expectations regarding the ability to close pending acquisitions, these factors also include satisfactorily completing due diligence, the amount and quality of due diligence that the Company is able to complete prior to closing of any acquisition and its ability to accurately anticipate the future performance of the acquired towers, the ability to receive required regulatory approval, the ability and willingness of each party to fulfill their respective closing conditions and their contractual obligations and the availability of cash on hand or borrowing capacity under the Revolving Credit Facility to fund the consideration.

This press release contains non-GAAP financial measures. Reconciliation of each of these non-GAAP financial measures and the other Regulation G information is presented below under "Non-GAAP Financial Measures."

This press release will be available on our website at www.sbasite.com.

About SBA Communications Corporation

SBA Communications Corporation is a first choice provider and leading owner and operator of wireless communications infrastructure in North, Central, and South America. By "Building Better Wireless," SBA generates revenue from two primary businesses – site leasing and site development services. The primary focus of the Company is the leasing of antenna space on its multi-tenant communication sites to a variety of wireless service providers under long-term lease contracts. For more information please visit: www.sbasite.com.

         
 
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(in thousands, except per share amounts) (unaudited)
 
 For the three monthsFor the six months
 ended June 30,ended June 30,
 2014201320142013
Revenues:        
Site leasing$ 340,452$ 279,501$ 649,771$ 553,005
Site development  42,968  44,804  79,198  84,372
Total revenues  383,420  324,305  728,969  637,377
Operating expenses:        
Cost of revenues (exclusive of depreciation, accretion, and amortization shown below):        
Cost of site leasing  75,382  67,784  145,122  135,885
Cost of site development  32,056  35,941  59,483  68,535
Selling, general, and administrative (1)  25,441  21,507  50,118  41,938
Acquisition related expenses  2,225  1,957  10,786  7,779
Asset impairment and decommission costs  3,994  6,493  7,562  10,215
Depreciation, accretion, and amortization  161,005  141,089  305,447  266,725
Total operating expenses  300,103  274,771  578,518  531,077
Operating income  83,317  49,534  150,451  106,300
         
Other income (expense):        
Interest income  180  697  266  1,338
Interest expense  (71,498)  (63,117)  (137,525)  (122,582)
Non-cash interest expense  (8,293)  (12,144)  (18,596)  (29,509)
Amortization of deferred financing fees  (4,278)  (3,923)  (8,516)  (7,527)
Loss from extinguishment of debt, net  (8,236)  (5,618)  (10,187)  (5,760)
Other income, net  1,384  547  19,774  699
Total other expense  (90,741)  (83,558)  (154,784)  (163,341)
Loss before provision for income taxes  (7,424)  (34,024)  (4,333)  (57,041)
Provision for income taxes  (2,043)  (1,875)  (3,728)  (1,234)
Net loss$ (9,467)$ (35,899)  $ (8,061)  $ (58,275)
         
Net loss per common share$ (0.07)$ (0.28)  $ (0.06)  $ (0.46)
         
Weighted average number of common shares        
Basic and diluted  128,950  127,713  128,756  127,387


(1) Includes non-cash compensation of $6,090 and $4,874 for the three months ended June 30, 2014 and 2013, respectively, and $10,631 and $8,691 for the six months ended June 30, 2014 and 2013, respectively.

       
 
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(in thousands)
 
 June

30,
 December 31,
 2014  2013
 (unaudited)    
ASSETS      
Current assets:   
Cash and cash equivalents$ 107,652  $ 122,112
Restricted cash  36,419    47,305
Short-term investments  5,828    5,446
Accounts receivable, net of allowance of $833 and $686 at June 30, 2014 and December 31, 2013, respectively  72,782    71,339
Costs and estimated earnings in excess of billings on uncompleted contracts  25,704    27,864
Prepaid and other current assets  65,633    69,586
Total current assets  314,018    343,652
       
Property and equipment, net  2,691,302    2,578,444
Intangible assets, net  4,041,190    3,387,198
Deferred financing fees, net  75,241    73,042
Other assets  442,832    400,852
Total assets$ 7,564,583  $ 6,783,188
       
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY      
Current Liabilities:      
Accounts payable$ 27,502  $ 24,302
Accrued expenses  76,431    86,131
Current maturities of long-term debt  1,080,200    481,886
Deferred revenue  91,020    94,658
Accrued interest  54,021    46,689
Other current liabilities  10,836    14,007
Total current liabilities  1,340,010    747,673
       
Long-term liabilities:      
Long-term debt  5,778,891    5,394,721
Other long-term liabilities  286,394    283,828
Total long-term liabilities  6,065,285    5,678,549
       
Shareholders' equity:      
Preferred stock - par value $.01, 30,000 shares authorized, no shares issued or outstanding  —    —
Common stock - Class A, par value $.01, 400,000 shares authorized, 129,104 and 128,432 shares issued and outstanding at June 30, 2014 and December 31, 2013, respectively  1,291    1,284
Additional paid-in capital  2,649,827    2,907,446
Accumulated deficit  (2,526,146)    (2,518,085)
Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss), net  34,316    (33,679)
Total shareholders' equity  159,288    356,966
Total liabilities and shareholders' equity$ 7,564,583  $ 6,783,188
       
 
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(in thousands) (unaudited)
 
 For the three months
 ended June 30,
 20142013
CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:  
Net loss$ (9,467)$ (35,899)
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash provided by operating activities:    
Depreciation, accretion, and amortization  161,005   141,089 
Non-cash interest expense  8,293   12,144 
Deferred income tax expense (benefit)  (437)  406 
Non-cash asset impairment and decommission costs  2,556   4,534 
Non-cash compensation expense  6,196   4,930 
Amortization of deferred financing fees  4,278   3,923 
Loss from extinguishment of debt, net  8,236   5,618 
Other non-cash items reflected in the Statements of Operations  89   (1,373)
Changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of acquisitions:    
Accounts receivable and costs and estimated earnings in excess of billings on uncompleted contracts, net  (9,300)  (6,588)
Prepaid and other assets  (22,368)  (15,222)
Accounts payable and accrued expenses  (567)  2,816 
Accrued interest  11,816   6,495 
Other liabilities  8,664   11,058 
Net cash provided by operating activities  168,994   133,931 
     
CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:    
Acquisitions  (39,161)  (47,177)
Capital expenditures  (39,913)  (33,779)
Other investing activities  (687)  (1,095)
Net cash used in investing activities  (79,761)  (82,051)
     
CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:    
Net borrowings (repayments) under Revolving Credit Facility  100,000   (100,000)
Repayment of Term Loans  (2,500)  (502,500)
Proceeds from employee stock purchase/stock option plans  5,535   1,780 
Proceeds from settlement of convertible note hedges  3   137,623 
Proceeds from issuance of Tower Securities  —  1,305,935 
Payments for settlement of convertible debt  (121,289)  (794,996)
Payments for settlement of common stock warrants  (276,227)  (23,648)
Payment of restricted cash relating to SBA Tower Trust  —  (7,333)
Other financing activities  (10,286)  (354)
Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities  (304,764)  16,507 
     
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents  269   (1,175)
     
NET INCREASE (DECREASE) IN CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS  (215,262)  67,212 
CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS:    
Beginning of period  322,914   122,230 
End of period$ 107,652 $ 189,442 


Selected Capital Expenditure Detail

 For the threeFor the six
 months endedmonths ended
 June 30, 2014June 30, 2014
 (in thousands)
   
Tower new build construction$ 17,428$ 33,664
Tower upgrades/augmentations  12,405  23,525
Purchase of headquarters building  3,394  3,538
Non-discretionary capital expenditures:    
Maintenance/improvement capital expenditures  4,829  7,764
General corporate expenditures  1,857  3,660
Total non-discretionary capital expenditures  6,686  11,424
Total capital expenditures$ 39,913$ 72,151


Communication Site Portfolio Summary

 DomesticInternationalTotal
       
Sites owned at March 31, 2014  15,034  7,229  22,263
Sites acquired during the second quarter  40  5  45
Sites built during the second quarter  18  33  51
Sites decommissioned during the second quarter  (54)  —  (54)
Sites owned at June 30, 2014  15,038  7,267  22,305


Non-GAAP Financial Measures

The press release contains non-GAAP financial measures including (i) Site Leasing Segment Operating Profit, Site Development Segment Operating Profit, and Segment Operating Profit Margin; (ii) Cash Site Leasing Revenue; (iii) Tower Cash Flow and Tower Cash Flow Margin; (iv) Adjusted EBITDA, Annualized Adjusted EBITDA, and Adjusted EBITDA Margin; (v) Net Debt, Net Secured Debt, Leverage Ratio, and Secured Leverage Ratio (collectively, our "Non-GAAP Debt Measures"); and (vi) Funds from Operations ("FFO"), Adjusted Funds from Operations ("AFFO"), and AFFO per share.

We have included these non-GAAP financial measures because we believe that they provide investors additional tools in understanding our financial performance and condition. Specifically, we believe that:

(1) Segment Operating Profit is an indicator of the operating performance of our site leasing and site development segments;

(2) Cash Site Leasing Revenue and Tower Cash Flow are indicators of the performance of our site leasing operations;

(3) Adjusted EBITDA, FFO, AFFO, and AFFO per share are useful indicators of the financial performance of our core businesses; and

(4) Our Non-GAAP Debt Measures provide investors a more complete understanding of our net debt and leverage position as they include the full principal amount of our debt which will be due at maturity.

In addition, Tower Cash Flow, Adjusted EBITDA, and our Non-GAAP Debt Measures are components of the calculations used by our lenders to determine compliance with certain covenants under our Senior Credit Agreement and indentures relating to our 8.25% Notes, 5.625% Notes, 5.75% Notes, and 4.875% Notes. These non-GAAP financial measures are not intended to be an alternative to any of the financial measures provided in our results of operations or our balance sheet as determined in accordance with GAAP.

We believe that FFO, AFFO, and AFFO per share, which are also being used by American Tower Corporation and Crown Castle International (our two public company peers in the communication site industry), provide investors useful indicators of the financial performance of our core business and permit investors an additional tool to evaluate the performance of our business against those of our two principal competitors. FFO, AFFO and AFFO per share are not necessarily indicative of the operating results that would have been achieved had we converted to a REIT. In addition, our FFO, AFFO, and AFFO per share may not be comparable to those reported in accordance with National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts or by the other communication site companies as the calculation of these non-GAAP measures requires us to estimate the impact had we converted to a REIT, including estimates of the tax provision adjustment to reflect our estimate of our cash taxes had we been a REIT.

Segment Operating Profit and Segment Operating Profit Margin

The reconciliation of Site Leasing Segment Operating Profit and Site Development Segment Operating Profit and the calculation of Segment Operating Profit Margin are as follows:

 Domestic Site LeasingInt'l Site LeasingTotal Site Leasing
 For the three monthsFor the three monthsFor the three months
 ended June 30,ended June 30,ended June 30,
 201420132014201320142013
 (in thousands)
         
Segment revenue$ 285,168$ 259,754$ 55,284$ 19,747$ 340,452$ 279,501
Segment cost of revenues (excluding depreciation, accretion, and amortization)  (60,314)  (61,220)  (15,068)  (6,564)  (75,382)  (67,784)
Segment operating profit$ 224,854$ 198,534$ 40,216$ 13,183$ 265,070$ 211,717
             
Segment operating profit margin 78.8% 76.4% 72.7% 66.8% 77.9% 75.7%
 
 Site Development
 For the three months
 ended June 30,
 20142013
 (in thousands)
     
Segment revenue$ 42,968$ 44,804
Segment cost of revenues (excluding depreciation, accretion, and amortization)  (32,056)  (35,941)
Segment operating profit$ 10,912$ 8,863
     
Segment operating profit margin 25.4% 19.8%


Cash Site Leasing Revenue, Tower Cash Flow, and Tower Cash Flow Margin

The tables below set forth the reconciliation of Cash Site Leasing Revenue and Tower Cash Flow to their most comparable GAAP measurement and Tower Cash Flow Margin, which is calculated by dividing Tower Cash Flow by Cash Site Leasing Revenue. Tower Cash Flow for each of the periods set forth in the Outlook section above will be calculated in the same manner.

 Domestic Site LeasingInt'l Site LeasingTotal Site Leasing
 For the three monthsFor the three monthsFor the three months
 ended June 30,ended June 30,ended June 30,
 201420132014201320142013
 (in thousands)
Site leasing revenue$ 285,168$ 259,754$ 55,284$ 19,747$ 340,452$ 279,501
Non-cash straight-line leasing revenue  (8,562)  (15,018)  (6,655)  (1,815)  (15,217)  (16,833)
Cash site leasing revenue  276,606  244,736  48,629  17,932  325,235  262,668
Site leasing cost of revenues (excluding depreciation, accretion, and amortization)  (60,314)  (61,220)  (15,068)  (6,564)  (75,382)  (67,784)
Non-cash straight-line ground lease expense  8,079  7,986  1,093  1,023  9,172  9,009
Tower Cash Flow$ 224,371$ 191,502$ 34,654$ 12,391$ 259,025$ 203,893
Tower Cash Flow Margin 81.1% 78.2% 71.3% 69.1% 79.6% 77.6%


Adjusted EBITDA, Annualized Adjusted EBITDA, and Adjusted EBITDA Margin

The table below sets forth the reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA to its most comparable GAAP measurement. Adjusted EBITDA for each of the periods set forth in the Outlook section above will be calculated in the same manner:

 For the three months
 ended June 30,
 20142013
 (in thousands)
Net loss$ (9,467)$ (35,899)
Non-cash straight-line leasing revenue  (15,217)  (16,833)
Non-cash straight-line ground lease expense  9,172  9,009
Non-cash compensation  6,196  4,930
Loss from extinguishment of debt, net  8,236  5,618
Other income  (1,384)  (547)
Acquisition related expenses  2,225  1,957
Asset impairment and decommission costs  3,994  6,493
Interest income  (180)  (697)
Total interest expense (1)  84,069  79,184
Depreciation, accretion, and amortization  161,005  141,089
Provision for taxes (2)  2,407  2,085
Adjusted EBITDA$ 251,056$ 196,389
Annualized Adjusted EBITDA (3)$ 1,004,224$ 785,556


(1) Total interest expense includes interest expense, non-cash interest expense, and amortization of deferred financing fees.

(2) For the three months ended June 30, 2014 and 2013, these amounts included $364 and $210, respectively, of franchise and gross receipts taxes reflected in the Statements of Operations in selling, general and administrative expenses.

(3) Annualized Adjusted EBITDA is calculated as Adjusted EBITDA for the most recent quarter multiplied by four.

The calculation of Adjusted EBITDA Margin is as follows:

 For the three months
 ended June 30,
 20142013
 (in thousands)
Total revenues$ 383,420$ 324,305
Non-cash straight-line leasing revenue  (15,217)  (16,833)
Total revenues minus non-cash straight-line leasing revenue$ 368,203$ 307,472
Adjusted EBITDA$ 251,056$ 196,389
Adjusted EBITDA Margin 68.2% 63.9%


Funds from Operations ("FFO") and Adjusted Funds from Operations ("AFFO")

The tables below set forth the reconciliations of FFO and AFFO to their most comparable GAAP measurement. AFFO for each of the periods set forth in the Outlook section above will be calculated in the same manner:

 For the three months
 ended June 30,
 20142013
 (in thousands)
Net loss$ (9,467)$ (35,899)
Adjusted tax provision (benefit) (1)  (218)  966
Real estate related depreciation, amortization, and accretion  159,637  139,923
FFO$ 149,952$ 104,990
     
Adjustments to FFO:    
Non-cash straight-line leasing revenue  (15,217)  (16,833)
Non-cash straight-line ground lease expense  9,172  9,009
Non-cash compensation  6,196  4,930
Non-real estate related depreciation, amortization, and accretion  1,368  1,166
Amortization of deferred financing costs and debt discounts  12,571  16,067
Interest deemed paid upon conversion of convertible notes  145  549
Loss from extinguishment of debt, net  8,236  5,618
Other income  (1,384)  (547)
Acquisition related expenses  2,225  1,957
Asset impairment and decommission costs  3,994  6,493
Non-discretionary cash capital expenditures  (6,686)  (3,947)
AFFO$ 170,572$ 129,452
     
Weighted average number of common shares (2)  130,034  128,916
     
AFFO per share$ 1.31$ 1.00


(1) Adjusts the income tax provision during the period, to reflect our estimate of cash income taxes (primarily foreign taxes) that would have been payable had we been a REIT.

(2) For purposes of the AFFO per share calculation, the basic weighted average number of common shares has been adjusted to include the dilutive effect of stock options and restricted stock units.

Net Debt, Net Secured Debt, Leverage Ratio, and Secured Leverage Ratio

Net Debt is calculated using the notional principal amount of outstanding debt. Under GAAP policies, the notional principal amount of the Company's outstanding debt is not necessarily reflected on the face of the Company's financial statements.

The Net Debt and Leverage calculations are as follows:

 June 30,
 2014
 (in thousands)
2010-1 Tower Securities$ 680,000
2010-2 Tower Securities  550,000
2012-1 Tower Securities  610,000
2013-1C Tower Securities  425,000
2013-2C Tower Securities  575,000
2013-1D Tower Securities  330,000
Revolving Credit Facility  100,000
2012-1 Term Loan A  180,000
2014 Term Loan B (carrying value of $1,496,407)  1,500,000
Total secured debt  4,950,000
   
4.0% Convertible Senior Notes (carrying value of $370,200)  378,370
8.25% 2019 Senior Notes (carrying value of $242,484)  243,750
5.625% 2019 Senior Notes  500,000
5.75% 2020 Senior Notes  800,000
Total unsecured debt  1,922,120
Total debt$ 6,872,120
   
Leverage Ratio  
Total debt$ 6,872,120
Less: Cash and cash equivalents, short-term restricted cash and short-term investments  (149,899)
Net debt$ 6,722,221
   
Divided by: Annualized Adjusted EBITDA$ 1,004,224
   
Leverage Ratio 6.7x
   
Secured Leverage Ratio  
Total secured debt$ 4,950,000
Less: Cash and cash equivalents, short-term restricted cash and short-term investments  (149,899)
Net Secured Debt$ 4,800,101
   
Divided by: Annualized Adjusted EBITDA$ 1,004,224
   
Secured Leverage Ratio 4.8x

CONTACT: Mark DeRussy, CFA Capital Markets 561-226-9531 Lynne Hopkins Media Relations 561-226-9431

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