Non-cash Items Included in Net Loss:
Provided below is additional information related to selected non-cash items included in net loss above, which may be helpful in assessing our operating results:
•Amortization of deferred financing costs of approximately $0.9 million and $0.4 million was recognized as interest expense for the three months ended September 30, 2012 and 2011, respectively and $2.9 million and $0.8 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2012 and 2011, respectively.
STRATEGIC STORAGE TRUST, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES NON-GAAP MEASURE - COMPUTATION OF MODIFIED FUNDS FROM OPERATIONS (Unaudited) Three Months Ended Three Months September 30, Ended June 30, 2012 2012 -------------- --------------Net loss attributable to Strategic Storage Trust, Inc. $ (4,610,650) $ (5,087,074)Add: Depreciation 3,474,214 3,323,362 Amortization of intangible assets 2,723,705 2,859,462Deduct: Gain on sale of investment in unconsolidated joint venture -- (815,000) Adjustment for noncontrolling interests (79,801) (82,178) -------------- --------------FFO 1,507,468 198,572Other Adjustments: Acquisition expenses 1,369,125 649,569 Amortization of fair value adjustments of secured debt (21,219) 52,990 Realized and unrealized (gains) losses on foreign exchange holdings (165,232) 97,325 Adjustment for noncontrolling interests (19,786) (16,635) -------------- --------------MFFO $ 2,670,356 $ 981,821 ============== ============== ADDITIONAL INFORMATION REGARDING NOI, FFO AND MFFO
Net Operating Income ("NOI"):
NOI is a non-GAAP measure that we define as net income (loss), computed in accordance with GAAP, before general and administrative expenses, asset management fees, interest expense, depreciation, amortization, acquisition expenses and other non-property related expenses. We believe that net operating income is useful for investors as it provides a measure of the operating performance of our operating assets because net operating income excludes certain items that are not associated with the operation of the properties. Additionally, we believe that NOI is a widely accepted measure of comparative operating performance in the real estate community. However, our use of the term NOI may not be comparable to that of other real estate companies as they may have different methodologies for computing this amount.
Funds from Operations ("FFO") and Modified Funds from Operations ("MFFO"):
Due to certain unique operating characteristics of real estate companies, the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts, or NAREIT, an industry trade group, has promulgated a measure known as funds from operations, or FFO, which we believe to be an appropriate supplemental measure to reflect the operating performance of a REIT. The use of FFO is recommended by the REIT industry as a supplemental performance measure. FFO is not equivalent to our net income (loss) as determined under GAAP.