Interxion Reports Second Quarter 2015 Results

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Consistent Execution Delivers Solid Financial and Operating Performance

AMSTERDAM 5 August 2015Interxion Holding NV (NYSE:  INXN), a leading European provider of carrier and cloud-neutral colocation data centre services, announced its results today for the three months ended 30 June 2015. 

Financial Highlights

  • Revenue increased by 14% to €95.4 million (2Q 2014: €83.6 million).
  • Adjusted EBITDA1 increased by 17% to €42.0 million (2Q 2014: €35.9 million).
  • Adjusted EBITDA margin increased to 44.0% (2Q 2014: 42.9%).
  • Net profit increased to €21.6 million (2Q 2014: €8.3 million).
  • Adjusted net profit increased to €8.3 million (2Q 2014: €7.6 million).
  • Earnings per diluted share were €0.31 (2Q 2014: €0.12).
  • Adjusted earnings per diluted share1 were €0.12 (2Q 2014: €0.11).
  • Capital Expenditures, including intangible assets2, were €47.8 million (2Q 2014: €54.4 million).

Operating Highlights

  • Equipped Space increased by 3,500 square metres to 98,300 square metres.
  • Revenue Generating Space increased by 3,100 square metres to 77,100 square metres.
  • Utilisation Rate at the end of the quarter was 78%.
  • Opened new data centre in Stockholm; completed expansion projects in Amsterdam, Dusseldorf and Vienna during the quarter. Completed Marseille expansion early in the third quarter.
  • Announced today the build of a new data centre in Dusseldorf (DUS2).

“Interxion produced another solid quarter of financial and operational performance, a further validation of our market and product strategies and the impact of those in assisting our customers in creating value for their business,” said David Ruberg, Interxion’s Chief Executive Officer. “Our disciplined, customer-led investment approach coupled with strong demand helped drive solid year-over-year revenue growth and margin expansion. We strengthened our market position by installing key magnetic customers, particularly in the cloud segment, and continued to grow our communities of interest across our pan-European footprint.” 

Quarterly Review

Revenue in the second quarter of 2015 was €95.4 million, a 14% increase over the second quarter of 2014 and a 3% increase over the first quarter of 2015. Recurring revenue was €90.3 million, a 15% increase over the second quarter of 2014 and a 4% increase over the first quarter of 2015. Recurring revenue in the quarter was 95% of total revenue.

Cost of sales in the second quarter of 2015 was €37.7 million, an 11% increase over the second quarter of 2014 and a 4% increase over the first quarter of 2015.

Gross profit was €57.8 million in the second quarter of 2015, a 16% increase over the second quarter of 2014 and a 3% increase over the first quarter of 2015. Gross profit margin was 60.5% in the second quarter of 2015 compared to 59.4% in the second quarter of 2014 and 60.8% in the first quarter of 2015.

Sales and marketing costs in the second quarter of 2015 were €7.2 million, a 16% increase over the second quarter of 2014 and an 8% increase over the first quarter of 2015.

Other general and administrative costs were €8.5 million in the second quarter of 2015, a 13% increase over the second quarter of 2014 and a 4% decrease from the first quarter of 2015. Other general and administrative costs exclude depreciation, amortisation, impairments, share based payments, M&A transaction related costs and increase/decrease in provision for onerous lease contracts,

Adjusted EBITDA for the second quarter of 2015 was €42.0 million, a 17% increase over the second quarter of 2014 and a 4% increase over the first quarter of 2015. Adjusted EBITDA margin was 44.0% in the second quarter of 2015 compared to 42.9% in the second quarter of 2014 and 43.9% in the first quarter of 2015.

Depreciation, amortisation, and impairments in the second quarter of 2015 was €19.6 million, an increase of 32% over the second quarter of 2014 and a 7% increase over the first quarter of 2015.

Operating profit in the second quarter of 2015 was €37.7 million, compared to €19.7 million in the second quarter of 2014 and €13.4 million in the first quarter of 2015. Interxion received a £15 million (€20.9 million) payment in the second quarter of 2015 relating to the termination of Interxion’s implementation agreement with TelecityGroup. M&A transaction costs in the second quarter of 2015 relating to this transaction were €3.9 million. Excluding transaction related items, operating profit was €20.7 million in the second quarter of 2015, an increase of 5% over the second quarter of 2014 and an increase of 2% over the first quarter of 2015.

Net finance costs for the second quarter of 2015 were €7.9 million, a 6% increase over the second quarter of 2014, and a 21% increase over the first quarter of 2015.

Income tax expense for the second quarter of 2015 was €8.2 million, compared to €3.9 million in the second quarter of 2014, and €2.4 million in the first quarter of 2015.

Net profit was €21.6 million in the second quarter of 2015, compared to €8.3 million in the second quarter of 2014, and €4.4 million in the first quarter of 2015.

Adjusted net profit was €8.3 million in the second quarter of 2015, a 9% increase over the second quarter of 2014, and a 7% decrease from the first quarter of 2015.

Cash generated from operations, defined as cash generated from operating activities before interest and corporate income tax payments and receipts, was €54.1 million in the second quarter of 2015, compared to €26.9 million in the second quarter of 2014, and €34.2 million in the first quarter of 2015. The cash generated from operations in the second quarter of 2015 included the receipt of the £15 million (€20.9 million) payment related to the termination of the implementation agreement.

Capital expenditures, including intangible assets, were €47.8 million in the second quarter of 2015 compared to €54.4 million in the second quarter of 2014 and €67.6 million in the first quarter of 2015.

Cash and cash equivalents were €57.1 million at 30 June 2015, compared to €99.9 million at year end 2014. Total borrowings, net of deferred revolving facility financing fees, were €541.2 million at 30 June 2015 compared to €560.6 million at year end 2014. As of 30 June 2015, the company’s revolving credit facility was undrawn.

Equipped space at the end of the second quarter of 2015 was 98,300 square metres compared to 86,000 square metres at the end of the second quarter of 2014 and 94,800 square metres at the end of the first quarter of 2015. Utilisation rate, the ratio of revenue-generating space to equipped space, was 78% at the end of the second quarter of 2015, compared with 75% at the end of the second quarter of 2014 and 78% at the end of the first quarter of 2015.

New data centre in Dusseldorf announced today

In response to continued customer demand, Interxion will build its second data centre in Dusseldorf (“DUS2”), its twelfth data centre in Germany. DUS2 will provide approximately 1,200 square metres of Equipped Space in two phases, with a total of approximately 2MW of customer available power. The first phase with approximately 600 square metres of equipped space is scheduled to open in the first quarter of 2016.

The capital expenditures associated with the first phase of DUS2 are expected to be approximately €13 million. DUS2 will be located in the same campus as Interxion’s existing DUS1 facility, providing access to its communities of interest, including nearly 80 carriers and ISPs, as well as the DE-CIX and ECIX internet exchanges.

“Interxion is well positioned to capitalize on strong demand in Germany due to our leading connectivity position in both Frankfurt and Dusseldorf,” said David Ruberg, Interxion’s Chief Executive Officer. “DUS2 will provide additional capacity to service the growing demand we are experiencing in Dusseldorf across multiple segments, including Digital Media, Enterprise, and Connectivity.”

Business Outlook

Interxion today reaffirms its guidance for its expected results 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 second 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 12 August 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 69672463.

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”).

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, M&A transaction related costs and break fee income, 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 the €100 million revolving 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 interim income statement included elsewhere in this interim report.

Adjusted net profit is defined as Net profit excluding the impact of refinancing charges, M&A transaction related costs and break fee income, adjustments to onerous lease, interest capitalised, and the related corporate income tax effect

Other companies may, however, 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.

1Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted net profit, and Adjusted earnings per diluted share are non-IFRS figures intended to adjust for unusual items. Full definitions can be found in the “Use of non-IFRS information” section later in this press release. Reconciliations of Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted net profit to Net profit can be found in the financial tables later in this press release.

2Capital 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.

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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 40 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.

Contact information:

Interxion
Jim Huseby
Investor Relations
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