Interxion Reports First Quarter 2015 Results

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Strong Quarter with Growth Across Key Financial and Operating Metrics

AMSTERDAM 7 May 2015 – Interxion Holding NV (NYSE:  INXN), a leading European provider of cloud and carrier-neutral colocation data centre services, announced its results today for the three months ended 31 March 2015.  

Financial Highlights

  • Revenue increased by 15% to €92.5 million (1Q 2014: €80.6 million).   
  • Adjusted EBITDA increased by 18% to €40.6 million (1Q 2014: €34.5 million).
  • Adjusted EBITDA margin increased to 43.9% (1Q 2014: 42.9%).
  • M&A transaction costs were €6.9 million before tax.
  • Net profit decreased to €4.4 million (1Q 2014: €10.4 million).
  • Earnings per diluted share were €0.06 (1Q 2014: €0.15).
  • Capital Expenditures, including intangible assets1, were €67.6 million (1Q 2014: €57.0 million).


Operating Highlights

  • Equipped Space increased by 1,300 square metres to 94,800 square metres.
  • Revenue Generating Space increased by 3,000 square metres to 74,000 square metres.
  • Utilisation Rate at the end of the quarter was 78%.
  • Completed Expansion projects in Amsterdam and Vienna.
  • Completed purchase of Vienna campus.

“Interxion delivered a strong financial and operating performance in the first quarter, building on the momentum we saw in 2014,” said David Ruberg, Interxion’s Chief Executive Officer. “We continued to capitalise on strong customer orders and installations, resulting in a 21 percent year-over-year increase in revenue generating space and a utilisation rate of 78 percent, consistent with our disciplined strategy to expand to meet customer needs.  The steady improvement across our key performance metrics reflects the underlying strength of our business model, the attractiveness of our communities of interest strategy and our disciplined capital expansion plan. Looking ahead, our expansion plans remain on track, with a number of value-enhancing projects scheduled for completion as we progress through the year.”  

Quarterly Review
Revenue in the first quarter of 2015 was €92.5 million, a 15% increase over the first quarter of 2014 and a 3% increase over the fourth quarter of 2014. Recurring revenue was €87.1 million, a 15% increase over the first quarter of 2014 and a 4% increase over the fourth quarter of 2014. Recurring revenue in the quarter was 94% of total revenue.

Cost of sales in the first quarter of 2015 was €36.3 million, an 11% increase over the first quarter of 2014 and a 2% decrease over the fourth quarter of 2014.

Gross profit was €56.2 million in the first quarter of 2015, a 17% increase over the first quarter of 2014 and a 6% increase over the fourth quarter of 2014. Gross profit margin in the first quarter of 2015 was 60.8%, compared with 59.6% in the first quarter of 2014 and 58.9% in the fourth quarter of 2014.

Sales and marketing costs in the first quarter of 2015 were €6.7 million, up 14% compared to the first quarter of 2014 and a 2% increase over the fourth quarter of 2014.

Other general and administrative costs2 were €8.9 million, a 17% increase compared to the first quarter of 2014 and a 15% increase compared to the fourth quarter of 2014.

Adjusted EBITDA for the first quarter of 2015 was €40.6 million, up 18% compared to the first quarter of 2014 and a 5% increase compared to the fourth quarter of 2014.  Adjusted EBITDA margin was 43.9% in the first quarter of 2015 compared to 42.9% in the first quarter of 2014 and 43.0% in the fourth quarter of 2014.

Depreciation, amortisation, and impairments in the first quarter of 2015 was €18.2 million, an increase of 30% compared to the first quarter of 2014 and an increase of  5% from the fourth quarter of 2014. 

Operating profit during the first quarter of 2015 was €13.4 million, a decrease of 33% compared to the first quarter of 2014 and a decrease of 29% from the fourth quarter of 2014.  M&A transaction costs relating to the previously announced transaction with TelecityGroup were €6.9 million in the first quarter of 2015.  Excluding M&A transaction costs, operating profit was €20.3 million in the first quarter of 2015, an increase of 2% compared to the first quarter of 2014 and an increase of 6% compared to the fourth quarter of 2014.

Net finance costs for the first quarter of 2015 were €6.6 million, a 22% increase compared to the first quarter of 2014, and a 18% decrease compared to the fourth quarter of 2014.

Income tax expense for the first quarter of 2015 was €2.4 million, a 43% decrease compared to the first quarter of 2014, and a 30% decrease compared to the fourth quarter of 2014.

Net profit was €4.4 million in the first quarter of 2015, a 57% decrease compared to €10.4 million in the first quarter of 2014, and a 40% decrease compared to €7.4 million in the fourth quarter of 2014.  

Adjusted net profit3, was €8.9 million in the first quarter of 2015, a 9% decrease compared to the first quarter of 2014, and a 23% increase compared to the fourth quarter of 2014.

Cash generated from operations, defined as cash generated from operating activities before interest and corporate income tax payments and receipts, was €34.2 million in the first quarter of 2015, slightly lower than the first quarter of 2014, and a 16% decrease from the fourth quarter of 2014.  

Capital expenditures, including intangible assets and the purchase of the Vienna campus, were €67.6 million in the first quarter of 2015 compared to €57.0 million in the first quarter of 2014 and €47.8 million in the fourth quarter of 2014.  

Cash and cash equivalents were €54.0 million at 31 March 2015, compared to €99.9 million at year end 2014. Total borrowings, net of deferred revolving facility financing fees, were €541.7 million at 31 March 2015 compared to €560.6 million at year end 2014. As of 31 March 2015, the company’s revolving credit facility was undrawn.

Equipped space at the end of the first quarter of 2015 was 94,800 square metres compared to 82,900 square metres at the end of first quarter of 2014 and 93,500 square metres at the end of the fourth quarter 2014. Utilisation rate, the ratio of revenue-generating space to equipped space, was 78% at the end of the first quarter of 2015, compared with 74% at the end of the first quarter of 2014 and 76% at the end of the fourth quarter of 2014.

Business Outlook
Interxion today reaffirms its guidance for its expected results as an independent company for full year 2015:

Revenue €375 million – €388 million
Adjusted EBITDA €162 million – €172 million
Capital expenditures (including intangibles) €180 million – €200 million

Conference Call to Discuss Results
Interxion will host a conference call today at 8:30 a.m. ET (1:30 pm BST, 2:30 pm CET) to discuss Interxion’s first quarter 2015 results.

To participate on this call, U.S. callers may dial toll free 1-866-966-1396; callers outside the U.S. may dial direct +44 (0) 2071 928 000. The conference ID for this call is ‘INXN’. This event also will be webcast live over the Internet in listen-only mode at investors.interxion.com.

A replay of this call will be available shortly after the call concludes and will be available until 13 May 2015. To access the replay, U.S. callers may dial toll free 1-866-247-4222; callers outside the U.S. may dial direct +44 (0) 1452 550 000. The replay access number is 23610917.

Forward-looking Statements
This communication contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate and actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results and future events to differ materially from Interxion’s expectations include, but are not limited to, the difficulty of reducing operating expenses in the short term, the 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, certain other risks detailed herein and other risks described from time to time in Interxion’s filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). In addition, the negotiations for the business combination may not advance, and even if they do, it may not be possible to enter into definitive documentation on satisfactory terms and close the agreement.

Interxion does not assume any obligation to update the forward-looking information contained in this report.

Use of Non-IFRS Information
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, increase/decrease in provision for onerous lease contracts, Dutch crisis tax, M&A transaction costs and, income from sub-leases on unused data centre sites. Adjusted EBITDA margin is defined as Adjusted EBITDA as a percentage of revenue. We present EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA margin as additional information because we understand that they are measures used by certain investors and because they are used in our financial covenants in our €100 million revolving credit facility and €475 million 6.00% Senior Secured Notes due 2020.

A reconciliation from Net profit to EBITDA and EBITDA to Adjusted EBITDA is provided in the notes to our consolidated income statement included elsewhere in this press release.

Adjusted diluted earnings per share amounts are determined on Adjusted Net Profit.  A reconciliation from reported Net Profit to Adjusted Net Profit is included elsewhere in this press release.

Other companies, however, may present EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA margin and Adjusted Net Profit differently than we do. EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA margin and Adjusted Net Profit are not measures of financial performance under IFRS and should not be considered as an alternative to operating profit or as a measure of liquidity or an alternative to net income as indicators of our operating performance or any other measure of performance derived in accordance with IFRS.

Interxion does not provide forward-looking estimates of Net profit, Operating profit, depreciation, amortisation, and impairments, share-based payments, transaction costs or increase/decrease in provision for onerous lease contracts, and income from sub-leases on unused data centre sites, which it uses to reconcile to Adjusted EBITDA.  The Company is, therefore, unable to provide forward-looking reconciling information for Adjusted EBITDA.

No Offer or Solicitation
This communication is not intended to and does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to subscribe for or buy or an invitation to purchase or subscribe for any securities or the solicitation of any vote in any jurisdiction pursuant to the proposed transactions or otherwise, nor shall there be any sale, issuance or transfer of securities in any jurisdiction in contravention of applicable law.  No offer of securities shall be made except by means of a prospectus meeting the requirements of Section 10 of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and applicable United Kingdom regulations. Subject to certain exceptions to be approved by the relevant regulators or certain facts to be ascertained, the public offer will not be made directly or indirectly, in or into any jurisdiction where to do so would constitute a violation of the laws of such jurisdiction, or by use of the mails or by any means or instrumentality (including without limitation, facsimile transmission, telephone and the internet) of interstate or foreign commerce, or any facility of a national securities exchange, of any such jurisdiction.  No prospectus is required in accordance with Directive 2003/71/EC, as amended, in connection with this communication. 

Important Information
TelecityGroup has not commenced and may not make an offer to purchase Interxion shares as described in this communication. In the event that TelecityGroup makes an offer (as the same may be varied or extended in accordance with applicable law), TelecityGroup will file a registration statement on Form F-4, which will include a prospectus and joint proxy statement of TelecityGroup and Interxion, and a Tender Offer statement on Schedule TO (the “Schedule TO”). If an offer is made it will be made exclusively by means of, and subject to, the terms and conditions set out in, an offer document containing and setting out the terms and conditions of the offer and a letter of transmittal and form of acceptance to be delivered to Interxion, filed with the SEC and mailed to Interxion shareholders. Any offer in the United States will be made by TelecityGroup or an affiliate of TelecityGroup and not by any other person.

The release, publication or distribution of this communication in certain jurisdictions may be restricted by law and therefore persons in such jurisdictions into which this communication is released, published or distributed should inform themselves about and observe such restrictions.

IF AN OFFER IS MADE, SHAREHOLDERS OF INTERXION ARE URGED TO READ ANY DOCUMENTS REGARDING THE OFFER WHEN THEY BECOME AVAILABLE (INCLUDING THE EXHIBITS THERETO) AS THEY WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE OFFER.

If an offer is made, the registration statement, the joint proxy statement, the Schedule TO and other related documents will be available electronically without charge at the SEC’s website, www.sec.gov, after they have been filed. Any materials filed with the SEC may also be obtained without charge at TelecityGroup’s website, www.telecitygroup.com. This communication does not constitute an offer or a solicitation in any jurisdiction in which such offer or solicitation is unlawful. An offer will not be made in, nor will deposits be accepted in, any jurisdiction in which the making or acceptance thereof would not be in compliance with the laws of such jurisdiction. However, if an offer is made, TelecityGroup may, in its sole discretion, take such action as it may deem necessary to extend an offer in any such jurisdiction.


 

1- Capital expenditures, including intangible assets, represent 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 intangible assets" respectively.

2-Other general administrative costs represents general and administrative costs excluding depreciation, amortisation, impairments, share based payments, M&A transaction costs, and increase/(decrease) in provision for onerous lease contracts.

3-We define Adjusted Net Profit as net profit excluding the impact of the refinancing charge, capitalised interest, deferred tax adjustments, Dutch crisis tax, M&A transaction costs, increase/decrease in provision for onerous lease contracts, and the related corporate income tax effect.

-ENDS-

About Interxion
Interxion (NYSE: INXN) is a leading provider of carrier and cloud-neutral colocation data centre services in Europe, serving a wide range of customers through 39 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 over 500 connectivity providers, 20 European Internet exchanges, and most leading cloud and digital media platforms across its footprint, Interxion has created connectivity, cloud, content and finance hubs that foster growing customer communities of interest. For more information, please visit www.interxion.com.

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