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Triton International Reports Second Quarter 2022 Results and Declares Quarterly Dividends

·20-min read

HAMILTON, Bermuda, July 28, 2022--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 28, 2022 – Triton International Limited (NYSE: TRTN) ("Triton")

Highlights:

  • Net income attributable to common shareholders for the three months ended June 30, 2022 was $184.6 million or $2.90 per diluted share.

  • Adjusted net income was $186.0 million or $2.92 per diluted share, an increase of 36.4% from the second quarter of 2021 and 5.8% from the first quarter of 2022.

  • Container utilization remains exceptionally high. Utilization averaged 99.4% in the second quarter of 2022 and ending utilization was 99.3% as of July 26, 2022.

  • Triton repurchased 1.8 million common shares during the second quarter and has repurchased an additional 0.9 million common shares through July 26, 2022. See the tables to this press release for further information. Additionally, Triton again increased its share repurchase authorization back to $200 million in July.

Financial Results

The following table summarizes Triton’s selected key financial information for the three and six months ended June 30, 2022 and 2021 and the three months ended March 31, 2022.

(in millions, except per share data)

Three Months Ended,

Six Months Ended,

June 30, 2022

March 31, 2022

June 30, 2021

June 30, 2022

June 30, 2021

Total leasing revenues

$421.6

$417.1

$369.8

$838.7

$716.5

GAAP

Net income attributable to common shareholders

$184.6

$181.2

$54.7

$365.8

$184.0

Net income per share - Diluted

$2.90

$2.78

$0.81

$5.68

$2.74

Non-GAAP (1)

Adjusted net income

$186.0

$179.6

$144.2

$365.7

$272.9

Adjusted net income per share - Diluted

$2.92

$2.76

$2.14

$5.67

$4.06

Adjusted return on equity (2)

29.8

%

30.3

%

26.6

%

30.1

%

26.0

%

(1)

Refer to the "Use of Non-GAAP Financial Items" and "Non-GAAP Reconciliations of Adjusted Net Income" set forth below.

(2)

Refer to the "Calculation of Adjusted Return on Equity" set forth below.

Operating Performance

"Triton achieved another record quarter of profitability in the second quarter of 2022," commented Brian M. Sondey, Chief Executive Officer of Triton. "Triton generated $2.92 of Adjusted net income per share, an increase of 5.8% from the first quarter of 2022 and an increase of 36.4% from the second quarter of 2021. In addition, Triton achieved an annualized Adjusted return on equity of 29.8%."

"Triton’s outstanding profitability reflects durable enhancements made to our business as well as generally constructive market conditions. Our utilization remains well above 99%, reflecting the large portion of our container fleet on long-term lease and low drop off volumes. New container prices have decreased from their peak level reached last year, but remain historically high, with factories quoting in the $2,600 range for a 20' dry container, providing strong support for lease rates and disposal prices. We have also locked in low long-term interest rates through our extensive refinancing activity in 2020 and 2021."

"Our gains on container disposals and trading margins remained exceptionally high in the second quarter, reflecting a continued tight market for containers and Triton’s market-leading resale capabilities. We also benefited from several lease transactions for older containers in the second quarter which were accounted for as sales. These transactions generated substantial per container margins, reflecting the value embedded in our container fleet, and they boosted our disposal gains by $6.8 million in the second quarter, or $0.11 per share."

"Triton's new container investment has been moderate so far this year following our record investment and growth in 2021, as customers have been more cautious about further expanding their container fleets. As of July 26, 2022, we have ordered $546 million of new containers for delivery in 2022. Triton has shifted its investment focus and strong cash flow to share repurchases. Year to date, Triton has repurchased 3.9 million or 6.0% of our shares outstanding. Triton increased the pace of its repurchases during the second quarter and our Board of Directors has again increased our share repurchase authorization back to $200 million in July."

Outlook

Mr. Sondey continued, "We expect our performance will remain strong due to the durable enhancements we have made to our business. While we anticipate that market conditions will continue to moderate, we expect our cash flow, profitability and Adjusted return on equity will remain very high throughout the year and into the longer term. For the third quarter, we expect our Adjusted net income per share will remain in line with our very strong second quarter results, excluding the extra benefits to our disposal gains."

Common and Preferred Share Dividends

Triton’s Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.65 per common share, payable on September 22, 2022 to shareholders of record at the close of business on September 8, 2022.

The Company's Board of Directors also declared a cash dividend payable on September 15, 2022 to holders of record at the close of business on September 8, 2022 on Triton's issued and outstanding preferred shares as follows:

Preferred Share Series

Dividend Rate

Dividend Per Share

Series A Preferred Shares (NYSE:TRTNPRA)

8.500%

$0.5312500

Series B Preferred Shares (NYSE:TRTNPRB)

8.000%

$0.5000000

Series C Preferred Shares (NYSE:TRTNPRC)

7.375%

$0.4609375

Series D Preferred Shares (NYSE:TRTNPRD)

6.875%

$0.4296875

Series E Preferred Shares (NYSE:TRTNPRE)

5.750%

$0.3593750

Second Quarter 2022 Investor Webcast

Triton will hold a Webcast at 8:30 a.m. (New York time) on Thursday, July 28, 2022 to discuss its second quarter results. To listen by phone, please dial 1-877-418-5277 (domestic) or 1-412-717-9592 (international) approximately 15 minutes prior to the start time and reference the Triton International Limited conference call. To access the live Webcast please visit Triton's website at http://www.trtn.com. An archive of the Webcast will be available one hour after the live call.

About Triton International Limited

Triton International Limited is the world’s largest lessor of intermodal freight containers. With a container fleet of over 7 million twenty-foot equivalent units ("TEU"), Triton’s global operations include acquisition, leasing, re-leasing and subsequent sale of multiple types of intermodal containers and chassis.

Utilization, Fleet, and Leasing Revenue Information

The following table summarizes the equipment fleet utilization for the periods indicated:

Quarter Ended

June 30, 2022

March 31, 2022

December 31, 2021

September 30, 2021

June 30, 2021

Average Utilization (1)

99.4

%

99.6

%

99.6

%

99.6

%

99.4

%

Ending Utilization (1)

99.3

%

99.5

%

99.6

%

99.6

%

99.5

%

(1)

Utilization is computed by dividing total units on lease (in CEU) by the total units in our fleet (in CEU), excluding new units not yet leased and off-hire units designated for sale.

The following table summarizes the equipment fleet as of June 30, 2022, December 31, 2021 and June 30, 2021 (in units, TEUs and CEUs):

Equipment Fleet in Units

Equipment Fleet in TEU

June 30, 2022

December 31, 2021

June 30, 2021

June 30, 2022

December 31, 2021

June 30, 2021

Dry

3,867,875

3,843,719

3,604,794

6,585,556

6,531,816

6,084,381

Refrigerated

231,470

235,338

236,978

449,850

457,172

459,389

Special

92,068

92,411

93,238

168,578

169,004

170,259

Tank

11,908

11,692

11,513

11,908

11,692

11,513

Chassis

23,985

24,139

24,275

44,902

44,554

44,391

Equipment leasing fleet

4,227,306

4,207,299

3,970,798

7,260,794

7,214,238

6,769,933

Equipment trading fleet

52,177

53,204

53,802

83,147

83,692

84,455

Total

4,279,483

4,260,503

4,024,600

7,343,941

7,297,930

6,854,388

Equipment in CEU(1)

June 30, 2022

December 31, 2021

June 30, 2021

Operating leases

7,248,096

7,291,769

7,171,845

Finance leases

683,175

623,136

369,130

Equipment trading fleet

78,936

81,136

82,980

Total

8,010,207

7,996,041

7,623,955

(1)

In the equipment fleet tables above, we have included total fleet count information based on CEU. CEU is a ratio used to convert the actual number of containers in our fleet to a figure based on the relative purchase prices of our various equipment types to that of a 20-foot dry container. For example, the CEU ratio for a 40-foot high cube dry container is 1.70, and a 40-foot high cube refrigerated container is 7.50. These factors may differ slightly from CEU ratios used by others in the industry.

The following table provides a summary of our equipment lease portfolio by lease type, based on CEU and net book value, as of June 30, 2022:

Lease Portfolio

By CEU

By Net Book Value

Long-term leases

71.2

%

71.8

%

Finance leases

8.8

15.5

Subtotal

80.0

87.3

Service leases

6.9

4.3

Expired long-term leases, non-sale age (units on hire)

7.8

5.8

Expired long-term leases, sale-age (units on hire)

5.3

2.6

Total

100.0

%

100.0

%

The following table summarizes our leasing revenue for the periods indicated (in thousands):

Three Months Ended,

June 30, 2022

March 31, 2022

June 30, 2021

Operating leases

Per diem revenues

$

378,414

$

377,514

$

353,277

Fee and ancillary revenues

13,677

11,431

7,582

Total operating lease revenues

392,091

388,945

360,859

Finance leases

29,517

28,143

8,925

Total leasing revenues

$

421,608

$

417,088

$

369,784

Share Repurchase Information

The following table provides information with respect to our purchases of the Company's common shares for the periods indicated:

Total Number of Shares Purchased

Average Price Paid per Share

July 1, 2021 through September 30, 2021

378,765

$

51.19

October 1, 2021 through December 31, 2021

1,149,408

$

57.52

2021 Total

1,528,173

$

55.95

January 1, 2022 through March 31, 2022

1,257,374

$

63.74

April 1, 2022 through June 30, 2022

1,832,240

$

60.04

July 1, 2022 through July 26, 2022

850,000

$

54.98

2022 Total

3,939,614

$

60.13

Total

5,467,787

$

58.96

Important Cautionary Information Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements in this release, other than purely historical information, are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. These forward-looking statements include, among others, statements relating to Triton's future financial and operating performance and key drivers thereof; anticipated trends in the market and industry; future capital expenditures, including anticipated payments of dividends and amount, manner and timing of share repurchases under the share repurchase authorization; and other statements regarding prospects and business strategies. Statements that include the words "expect," "intend," "plan," "seek," "believe," "project," "predict," "anticipate," "potential," "will," "may," "would" and similar statements of a future or forward-looking nature may be used to identify forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements address matters that involve risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond Triton's control. Accordingly, there are or will be important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated in such statements and, therefore, you should not place undue reliance on any such statements.

These factors include, without limitation, economic, business, competitive, market and regulatory conditions and the following: the impact of COVID-19 on our business and financial results; decreases in the demand for leased containers; decreases in market leasing rates for containers; difficulties in re-leasing containers after their initial fixed-term leases; our customers' decisions to buy rather than lease containers; our dependence on a limited number of customers and suppliers; customer defaults; decreases in the selling prices of used containers; extensive competition in the container leasing industry; risks stemming from the international nature of our business, including global and regional economic conditions, including inflation and attempts to control inflation, and geopolitical risks such as the ongoing war in Ukraine; decreases in demand for international trade; risks resulting from the political and economic policies of the United States and other countries, particularly China, including but not limited to, the impact of trade wars, duties and tariffs; disruption to our operations from failures of, or attacks on, our information technology systems; disruption to our operations as a result of natural disasters; compliance with laws and regulations related to economic and trade sanctions, security, anti-terrorism, environmental protection and anti-corruption; the availability and cost of capital; restrictions imposed by the terms of our debt agreements; changes in tax laws in Bermuda, the United States and other countries; and other risks and uncertainties, including those risk factors set forth in the section entitled "Risk Factors" in our Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") on February 15, 2022, in any subsequent Form 10-Q filed or to be filed by Triton, and in other documents we file with the SEC from time to time.

The foregoing list of important factors should not be construed as exhaustive and should be read in conjunction with the other cautionary statements that are included herein and elsewhere. Any forward-looking statements made herein are qualified in their entirety by these cautionary statements. Except to the extent required by applicable law, we undertake no obligation to update publicly or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise.

-Financial Tables Follow-

TRITON INTERNATIONAL LIMITED

Consolidated Balance Sheets

(In thousands, except share data)

(Unaudited)

June 30, 2022

December 31, 2021

ASSETS:

Leasing equipment, net of accumulated depreciation of $4,151,317 and $3,919,181

$

9,887,026

$

10,201,113

Net investment in finance leases

1,743,192

1,558,290

Equipment held for sale

79,402

48,746

Revenue earning assets

11,709,620

11,808,149

Cash and cash equivalents

66,713

106,168

Restricted cash

113,392

124,370

Accounts receivable, net of allowances of $1,183 and $1,178

289,681

294,792

Goodwill

236,665

236,665

Lease intangibles, net of accumulated amortization of $286,750 and $281,340

11,707

17,117

Other assets

30,609

50,346

Fair value of derivative instruments

71,201

6,231

Total assets

$

12,529,588

$

12,643,838

LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY:

Equipment purchases payable

$

43,348

$

429,568

Fair value of derivative instruments

2,030

48,277

Deferred revenue

335,025

92,198

Accounts payable and other accrued expenses

67,361

70,557

Net deferred income tax liability

396,253

376,009

Debt, net of unamortized costs of $62,204 and $63,794

8,411,271

8,562,517

Total liabilities

9,255,288

9,579,126

Shareholders' equity:

Preferred shares, $0.01 par value, at liquidation preference

730,000

730,000

Common shares, $0.01 par value, 270,000,000 shares authorized, 81,389,809 and 81,295,366 shares issued, respectively

814

813

Undesignated shares, $0.01 par value, 800,000 shares authorized, no shares issued and outstanding

Treasury shares, at cost, 18,519,113 and 15,429,499 shares, respectively

(712,575

)

(522,360

)

Additional paid-in capital

904,841

904,224

Accumulated earnings

2,283,084

2,000,854

Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)

68,136

(48,819

)

Total shareholders' equity

3,274,300

3,064,712

Total liabilities and shareholders' equity

$

12,529,588

$

12,643,838

TRITON INTERNATIONAL LIMITED

Consolidated Statements of Operations

(In thousands, except per share amounts)

(Unaudited)

Three Months Ended June 30,

Six Months Ended June 30,

2022

2021

2022

2021

Leasing revenues:

Operating leases

$

392,091

$

360,859

$

781,036

$

700,653

Finance leases

29,517

8,925

57,660

15,874

Total leasing revenues

421,608

369,784

838,696

716,527

Equipment trading revenues

48,108

33,183

82,228

59,128

Equipment trading expenses

(41,706

)

(22,457

)

(71,685

)

(40,261

)

Trading margin

6,402

10,726

10,543

18,867

Net gain on sale of leasing equipment

35,072

31,391

64,041

53,358

Operating expenses:

Depreciation and amortization

160,922

154,056

321,638

297,363

Direct operating expenses

7,398

6,337

13,618

15,707

Administrative expenses

24,968

22,979

46,268

43,900

Provision (reversal) for doubtful accounts

46

(26

)

19

(2,490

)

Total operating expenses

193,334

183,346

381,543

354,480

Operating income (loss)

269,748

228,555

531,737

434,272

Other expenses:

Interest and debt expense

54,659

60,004

109,169

114,627

Unrealized (gain) loss on derivative instruments, net

100

(339

)

Debt termination expense

1,627

89,863

1,663

89,863

Other (income) expense, net

(189

)

(261

)

(497

)

(742

)

Total other expenses

56,197

149,606

109,996

203,748

Income (loss) before income taxes

213,551

78,949

421,741

230,524

Income tax expense (benefit)

15,932

13,732

29,864

25,469

Net income (loss)

$

197,619

$

65,217

$

391,877

$

205,055

Less: dividend on preferred shares

13,028

10,513

26,056

21,026

Net income (loss) attributable to common shareholders

$

184,591

$

54,704

$

365,821

$

184,029

Net income per common share—Basic

$

2.91

$

0.82

$

5.70

$

2.75

Net income per common share—Diluted

$

2.90

$

0.81

$

5.68

$

2.74

Cash dividends paid per common share

$

0.65

$

0.57

$

1.30

$

1.14

Weighted average number of common shares outstanding—Basic

63,457

66,951

64,168

66,943

Dilutive restricted shares

288

331

277

295

Weighted average number of common shares outstanding—Diluted

63,745

67,282

64,445

67,238

TRITON INTERNATIONAL LIMITED

Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(In thousands)

(Unaudited)

Six Months Ended June 30,

2022

2021

Cash flows from operating activities:

Net income (loss)

$

391,877

$

205,055

Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash provided by operating activities:

Depreciation and amortization

321,638

297,363

Amortization of deferred debt cost and other debt related amortization

6,541

4,255

Lease related amortization

5,893

9,549

Share-based compensation expense

6,247

5,010

Net (gain) loss on sale of leasing equipment

(64,041

)

(53,358

)

Unrealized (gain) loss on derivative instruments

(339

)

Debt termination expense

1,663

89,863

Deferred income taxes

12,542

25,228

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:

Accounts receivable

(1,459

)

(40,419

)

Deferred revenue

266,802

25,801

Accounts payable and other accrued expenses

(2,957

)

(5,842

)

Net equipment sold (purchased) for resale activity

(14,015

)

8,787

Cash received (paid) for settlement of interest rate swaps

16,588

5,481

Cash collections on finance lease receivables, net of income earned

72,004

27,124

Other assets

18,471

9,422

Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities

1,037,455

613,319

Cash flows from investing activities:

Purchases of leasing equipment and investments in finance leases

(750,021

)

(1,717,843

)

Proceeds from sale of equipment, net of selling costs

126,818

117,688

Other

(405

)

63

Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities

(623,608

)

(1,600,092

)

Cash flows from financing activities:

Purchases of treasury shares

(187,967

)

Debt issuance costs

(8,348

)

(31,502

)

Borrowings under debt facilities

1,505,600

5,663,432

Payments under debt facilities and finance lease obligations

(1,659,002

)

(4,490,788

)

Dividends paid on preferred shares

(26,056

)

(21,026

)

Dividends paid on common shares

(82,878

)

(76,317

)

Other

(5,629

)

(4,146

)

Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities

(464,280

)

1,039,653

Net increase (decrease) in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash

$

(50,433

)

$

52,880

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash, beginning of period

230,538

151,996

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash, end of period

$

180,105

$

204,876

Supplemental disclosures:

Interest paid

$

94,321

$

106,182

Income taxes paid (refunded)

$

17,538

$

3,445

Right-of-use asset for leased property

$

210

$

1,453

Supplemental non-cash investing activities:

Equipment purchases payable

$

43,348

$

411,454

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Items

We use the terms "Adjusted net income" and "Adjusted return on equity" throughout this press release.

Adjusted net income and Adjusted return on equity are not items presented in accordance with U.S. GAAP and should not be considered as alternatives to, or more meaningful than, amounts determined in accordance with U.S. GAAP, including net income.

Adjusted net income is adjusted for certain items management believes are not representative of our operating performance. Adjusted net income is defined as net income attributable to common shareholders excluding debt termination expenses net of tax, unrealized gains and losses on derivative instruments net of tax, and foreign and other income tax adjustments.

We believe that Adjusted net income is useful to an investor in evaluating our operating performance because this item:

  • is widely used by securities analysts and investors to measure a company's operating performance;

  • helps investors to more meaningfully evaluate and compare the results of our operations from period to period by removing certain non-routine events which we do not expect to occur in the future; and

  • is used by our management for various purposes, including as measures of operating performance and liquidity, to assist in comparing performance from period to period on a consistent basis, in presentations to our board of directors concerning our financial performance and as a basis for strategic planning and forecasting.

We have provided a reconciliation of net income attributable to common shareholders, the most directly comparable U.S. GAAP measure, to Adjusted net income in the table below for the three months ended June 30, 2022, March 31, 2022, and June 30, 2021 and for the six months ended June 30, 2022 and June 30, 2021.

Additionally, the calculation for Adjusted return on equity is adjusted annualized earnings divided by average shareholders' equity. Management utilizes Adjusted return on equity in evaluating how much profit the Company generates on the shareholders' equity in the Company and believes it is useful for comparing the profitability of companies in the same industry.

TRITON INTERNATIONAL LIMITED

Non-GAAP Reconciliations of Adjusted Net Income

(In thousands, except per share amounts)

Three Months Ended,

Six Months Ended

June 30, 2022

March 31, 2022

June 30, 2021

June 30, 2022

June 30, 2021

Net income attributable to common shareholders

$

184,591

$

181,230

$

54,704

$

365,821

$

184,029

Add (subtract):

Unrealized loss (gain) on derivative instruments, net

139

(439

)

(300

)

Debt termination expense

1,304

36

89,485

1,340

89,485

Tax benefit from vesting of restricted shares

(1,184

)

(1,184

)

(643

)

Adjusted net income

$

186,034

$

179,643

$

144,189

$

365,677

$

272,871

Adjusted net income per common share—Diluted

$

2.92

$

2.76

$

2.14

$

5.67

$

4.06

Weighted average number of common shares outstanding—Diluted

63,745

65,154

67,282

64,445

67,238

TRITON INTERNATIONAL LIMITED

Calculation of Adjusted Return on Equity

(In thousands)

Three Months Ended,

Six Months Ended,

June 30, 2022

March 31, 2022

June 30, 2021

June 30, 2022

June 30, 2021

Adjusted net income

$

186,034

$

179,643

$

144,189

$

365,677

$

272,871

Annualized Adjusted net income (1)

746,180

728,552

578,340

737,415

550,265

Average Shareholders' equity (2)(3)

$

2,507,427

$

2,402,633

$

2,170,698

$

2,449,855

$

2,117,448

Adjusted return on equity

29.8

%

30.3

%

26.6

%

30.1

%

26.0

%

(1)

Annualized Adjusted net income was calculated based on calendar days per quarter.

(2)

Average Shareholders' equity was calculated using the quarter’s beginning and ending Shareholder’s equity for the three-month ended periods, and the ending Shareholder's equity from each quarter in the current year and December 31 of the previous year for the six-month ended periods.

(3)

Average Shareholders' equity was adjusted to exclude preferred shares.

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