EX-99.1 2 pressreleaseq42019.htm EXHIBIT 99.1 Exhibit
Exhibit 99.1

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Contact: Igor Khislavsky
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AMERICAN TOWER CORPORATION REPORTS FOURTH QUARTER AND FULL YEAR 2019 FINANCIAL RESULTS
CONSOLIDATED HIGHLIGHTS
 
 
 
Fourth Quarter 2019
 
Full Year 2019
Total revenue decreased 9.8% to $1,924 million
 
Total revenue increased 1.9% to $7,580 million
Property revenue decreased 9.3% to $1,908 million
 
Property revenue increased 2.1% to $7,465 million
Net income increased 94.5% to $569 million
 
Net income increased 51.5% to $1,917 million
Adjusted EBITDA decreased 14.6% to $1,217 million
 
Adjusted EBITDA increased 1.7% to $4,745 million
Consolidated AFFO decreased 19.5% to $859 million
 
Consolidated AFFO decreased 0.5% to $3,521 million
Q4 2019 and full year 2019 growth rates were impacted by the nonrecurrence of the Company's settlement with Tata Teleservices Limited and related entities (collectively, “Tata”), which resulted in a net positive impact of $334 million to property revenue, $327 million to Adjusted EBITDA and $313 million to Consolidated AFFO in Q4 2018. The impact of the Tata settlement on net income is not provided, as the impact on all components of the net income measure cannot be reasonably calculated.
Boston, Massachusetts – February 25, 2020: American Tower Corporation (NYSE: AMT) today reported financial results for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2019.
Jim Taiclet, American Tower’s Chief Executive Officer, stated, “American Tower delivered another year of strong performance in 2019, including Organic Tenant Billings Growth of more than 7% in the U.S. We also added nearly 14,000 communications sites to our portfolio via high quality acquisitions in the U.S., Latin America, and Africa and the most substantial build-to-suit construction program in the Company’s history. Moreover, we again increased our dividend by 20% and simultaneously strengthened our investment-grade balance sheet with a number of refinancing transactions that reduced our cost of debt and extended maturities.
In 2020, we expect to make sustained progress in each of the key elements of our Stand and Deliver strategy to advance the Company’s vision of making wireless communication possible everywhere. By pursuing a broader leadership role in the industry, innovating for a 5G future, driving efficiency both internally and for our tenants, and thoughtfully growing our asset base, we are confident in our ability to continue to deliver strong cash flow growth while expanding return on invested capital going forward.”
CONSOLIDATED OPERATING RESULTS OVERVIEW
American Tower generated the following operating results for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2019 (all comparative information is presented against the quarter and year ended December 31, 2018, respectively).
($ in millions, except per share amounts.)
 
Q4 2019(1)
 
Growth Rate(1)
 
FY 2019(1)
 
Growth Rate(1)
Total revenue
 
$
1,924

 
(9.8
)%
 
$
7,580

 
1.9
 %
Total property revenue
 
$
1,908

 
(9.3
)%
 
$
7,465

 
2.1
 %
Total Tenant Billings Growth
 
$
88

 
6.2
 %
 
$
350

 
6.1
 %
Organic Tenant Billings Growth
 
$
72

 
5.1
 %
 
$
223

 
3.9
 %
Property Gross Margin
 
$
1,366

 
(13.2
)%
 
$
5,293

 
2.0
 %
Property Gross Margin %
 
71.6
%
 
 
 
70.9
%
 
 
Net income
 
$
569

 
94.5
 %
 
$
1,917

 
51.5
 %
Net income attributable to AMT common stockholders
 
$
563

 
102.7
 %
 
$
1,888

 
53.9
 %
Net income attributable to AMT common stockholders per diluted share
 
$
1.26

 
103.2
 %
 
$
4.24

 
53.1
 %
Adjusted EBITDA
 
$
1,217

 
(14.6
)%
 
$
4,745

 
1.7
 %
Adjusted EBITDA Margin %
 
63.3
%
 
 
 
62.6
%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nareit Funds From Operations (FFO) attributable to AMT common stockholders
 
$
994

 
(0.8
)%
 
$
3,492

 
8.8
 %
Consolidated AFFO
 
$
859

 
(19.5
)%
 
$
3,521

 
(0.5
)%
Consolidated AFFO per Share
 
$
1.93

 
(19.6
)%
 
$
7.90

 
(1.1
)%
AFFO attributable to AMT common stockholders
 
$
870

 
(0.8
)%
 
$
3,442

 
7.9
 %
AFFO attributable to AMT common stockholders per Share
 
$
1.95

 
(1.0
)%
 
$
7.73

 
7.4
 %
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cash provided by operating activities
 
$
994

 
(21.3
)%
 
$
3,753

 
0.1
 %
Less: total cash capital expenditures(2)
 
$
275

 
(11.6
)%
 
$
1,030

 
9.9
 %
Free Cash Flow
 
$
719

 
(24.5
)%
 
$
2,723

 
(3.1
)%
_______________
(1)
Inclusive of the negative impacts of Indian Carrier Consolidation-Driven Churn (“ICCC”) and the nonrecurrence of the Tata settlement. For reconciliations of these impacts on key metrics, please see tables below.
(2)
Q4 2019 and FY 2019 cash capital expenditures include $10.0 million and $47.6 million, respectively, of finance lease and perpetual land easement payments reported in cash flows from financing activities in the condensed consolidated statements of cash flows.

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The Company’s results and growth rates for the fourth quarter and full year 2019 were impacted by ICCC and the nonrecurrence of the Tata settlement, which also resulted in an overall reduction in Indian contracted tenant revenue. The Company is disclosing the additional financial metrics below to provide insight into the underlying long-term trends across the Company’s business excluding these impacts. The impacts of ICCC and the Q4 2018 Tata settlement on net income are not provided, as the impact on all components of the net income measure cannot be reasonably calculated.
Reconciliation of Indian Carrier Consolidation-Driven Churn Impact to Operating Results: ($ in millions, except per share amounts. Totals may not add due to rounding.)
 
Q4 2019 Results
 
Q4 2018 Results
 
Growth Rates vs. Prior Year
 
As Reported
Impact of ICCC(1)
Normalized
 
As Reported
Impact of Tata Settlement(2)
Impact of ICCC(1)
Normalized
 
As Reported
Impact of ICCC and Tata Settlement(1)(2)
Normalized
Total property revenue
$
1,908

$
93

$
2,001

 
$
2,103

$
(334
)
$
79

$
1,849

 
(9.3
)%
17.5
%
8.2
%
Adjusted EBITDA
1,217

65

1,282

 
1,425

(327
)
54

1,152

 
(14.6
)%
25.9
%
11.3
%
Consolidated AFFO
859

52

911

 
1,067

(313
)
43

796

 
(19.5
)%
33.9
%
14.4
%
Consolidated AFFO per Share
$
1.93

$
0.12

$
2.05

 
$
2.40

$
(0.71
)
$
0.10

$
1.79

 
(19.6
)%
34.1
%
14.5
%
Consolidated Organic Tenant Billings
72

24

96

 
52


58

111

 
5.1
 %
1.4
%
6.5
%
International Organic Tenant Billings
15

24

38

 
(16
)

58

42

 
2.9
 %
3.9
%
6.8
%
 
FY 2019 Results
 
FY 2018 Results
 
Growth Rates vs. Prior Year
 
As Reported
Impact of ICCC(1)
Normalized
 
As Reported
Impact of Tata Settlement(2)
Impact of ICCC(1)
Normalized
 
As Reported
Impact of ICCC and Tata Settlement(1)(2)
Normalized
Total property revenue
$
7,465

$
361

$
7,826

 
$
7,315

$
(334
)
$
189

$
7,170

 
2.1
 %
7.1
%
9.1
%
Adjusted EBITDA
4,745

248

4,992

 
4,667

(327
)
120

4,459

 
1.7
 %
10.3
%
11.9
%
Consolidated AFFO
3,521

198

3,719

 
3,539

(313
)
96

3,322

 
(0.5
)%
12.5
%
12.0
%
Consolidated AFFO per Share
$
7.90

$
0.44

$
8.34

 
$
7.99

$
(0.71
)
$
0.22

$
7.50

 
(1.1
)%
12.3
%
11.2
%
Consolidated Organic Tenant Billings
223

210

433

 
275


128

403

 
3.9
 %
3.5
%
7.4
%
International Organic Tenant Billings
(39
)
210

171

 
32


128

160

 
(1.9
)%
9.6
%
7.7
%
_______________
(1)
Reflects the cumulative impacts of ICCC since 2017.
(2)
Includes the one-time net positive impacts to 2018 property revenue, Adjusted EBITDA and Consolidated AFFO related to the Company's settlement with Tata. Churn associated with the settlement is reflected in the ICCC column.
Please refer to “Non-GAAP and Defined Financial Measures” below for definitions and other information regarding the Company’s use of non-GAAP measures. For financial information and reconciliations to GAAP measures, please refer to the “Unaudited Selected Consolidated Financial Information” below.
CAPITAL ALLOCATION OVERVIEW
Distributions – During the quarter and year ended December 31, 2019, the Company declared the following regular cash distributions to its common stockholders:
Common Stock Distributions
 
Q4 2019(1)
 
FY 2019
Distributions per share
 
$
1.01

 
$
3.78

Aggregate amount (in millions)
 
$
447

 
$
1,673

Year-over-year per share growth
 
20.2
%
 
20.0
%
_______________
(1)    The distribution declared on December 11, 2019 was paid in the first quarter of 2020 to stockholders of record as of the close of business on December 27, 2019.
Stock Repurchase Program – The Company repurchased a total of 0.1 million shares of its common stock for approximately $20 million during Q4 2019 and for the full year 2019. As of December 31, 2019, there was approximately $2.1 billion remaining under the Company’s existing stock repurchase programs.
Capital Expenditures During the fourth quarter of 2019, total capital expenditures were approximately $275 million, of which $54 million was for non-discretionary capital improvements and corporate capital expenditures. For the full year 2019, total capital expenditures were approximately $1.0 billion, of which $171 million was for non-discretionary capital improvements and corporate capital expenditures. For additional capital expenditure details, please refer to the supplemental disclosure package available on the Company’s website.

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Acquisitions During the fourth quarter of 2019, the Company spent approximately $2.6 billion, including the assumption of existing debt, to acquire 8,218 communications sites. This included approximately 5,800 sites in Africa through the acquisition of Eaton Towers Holdings Limited (the “Eaton Towers Acquisition”) and approximately 2,400 sites in Chile and Peru from Entel PCS Telecomunicaciones S.A. and Entel Peru S.A. (“Entel”). For the full year 2019, the Company spent approximately $3.3 billion, including the assumption of existing debt, to acquire nearly 9,200 communications sites and other communications infrastructure assets.
In addition, on November 28, 2019, the Company entered into definitive agreements with Orange S.A. for the acquisition of up to approximately 2,000 communications sites in France over a period of up to five years. This transaction is expected to close in multiple tranches beginning in the first half of 2020 for total consideration in the range of approximately 500 million to 600 million Euros (approximately $550.5 million to $660.5 million at the date of signing) to be paid over the five-year term.
Other Events – In April 2019, Tata Teleservices Limited (“Tata Teleservices”) served notice of exercise of its put options with respect to 100% of its remaining combined holdings with Tata Sons in ATC Telecom Infrastructure Private Limited (“ATC TIPL”). The redemption of the remaining put shares for total consideration of approximately INR 24.8 billion (approximately $348 million at the December 31, 2019 exchange rate) is now expected to occur in the first half of 2020, subject to regulatory approval. After the completion of the redemption, the Company will hold an approximately 92% ownership interest in ATC TIPL.
Additionally, in connection with the closing of the Eaton Towers Acquisition, the Company entered into an agreement with its joint venture partner, MTN Group Limited (“MTN”), to acquire MTN’s noncontrolling interests in each of the Company’s joint ventures in Ghana and Uganda for total consideration of approximately $523 million. The transaction is expected to close in the first quarter of 2020, subject to regulatory approval, and is expected to result in a one-time negative impact of approximately $65 million to the Company’s 2020 Consolidated AFFO from the payment of previously deferred cash interest related to joint venture debt.
LEVERAGE AND FINANCING OVERVIEW
Leverage For the quarter ended December 31, 2019, the Company’s Net Leverage Ratio was 4.6x net debt (total debt less cash and cash equivalents) to fourth quarter 2019 annualized Adjusted EBITDA.
Calculation of Net Leverage Ratio ($ in millions, totals may not add due to rounding)
 
As of December 31, 2019
Total debt
 
$
24,055

Less: Cash and cash equivalents
 
1,501

Net Debt
 
22,554

Divided By: Fourth quarter annualized Adjusted EBITDA(1)
 
4,870

Net Leverage Ratio
 
4.6x

_______________
(1)
Q4 2019 Adjusted EBITDA multiplied by four.
Liquidity As of December 31, 2019, the Company had $4.4 billion of total liquidity, consisting of $1.5 billion in cash and cash equivalents plus the ability to borrow an aggregate of $2.9 billion under its revolving credit facilities, net of any outstanding letters of credit.
On October 3, 2019, the Company issued $750.0 million aggregate principal amount of 2.750% senior unsecured notes due 2027 and $600.0 million aggregate principal amount of 3.700% senior unsecured notes due 2049. The Company used the net proceeds to repay existing indebtedness under its 2019 multicurrency credit facility and its 2019 364-day term loan.
On December 20, 2019, the Company entered into amendments and restatements to its revolving credit facilities and term loan, which, among other things, increased the commitments under the 2019 multicurrency credit facility to $3.0 billion and the 2019 credit facility to $2.25 billion.
Subsequent to the end of 2019, on January 10, 2020, the Company issued $750.0 million aggregate principal amount of 2.400% senior unsecured notes due 2025 and $750.0 million aggregate principal amount of 2.900% senior unsecured notes due 2030. The Company used the net proceeds to repay existing indebtedness under its 2019 credit facility.
Additionally, on January 15, 2020, the Company completed the redemption of all of its outstanding 5.900% senior unsecured notes due 2021 for a total aggregate redemption price of $539.6 million, including $6.1 million in accrued and unpaid interest. Upon completion of the redemption, none of the 5.900% notes remained outstanding.
On February 13, 2020, the Company entered into a loan agreement for a new $750.0 million unsecured term loan. The Company used the net proceeds of this new term loan, together with borrowings under its 2019 credit facility and cash on hand, to repay outstanding indebtedness under its 2019 364-day term loan.






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FULL YEAR 2020 OUTLOOK
The following full year 2020 financial and operational estimates are based on a number of assumptions that management believes to be reasonable and reflect the Company’s expectations as of February 25, 2020. Actual results may differ materially from these estimates as a result of various factors, and the Company refers you to the cautionary language regarding “forward-looking” statements included in this press release when considering this information.
The Company’s outlook is based on the following average foreign currency exchange rates to 1.00 U.S. Dollar for February 25, 2020 through December 31, 2020: (a) 70.00 Argentinean Pesos; (b) 4.25 Brazilian Reais; (c) 785 Chilean Pesos; (d) 3,390 Colombian Pesos; (e) 0.91 Euros; (f) 5.70 Ghanaian Cedis; (g) 71.50 Indian Rupees; (h) 102 Kenyan Shillings; (i) 19.00 Mexican Pesos; (j) 360 Nigerian Naira; (k) 6,530 Paraguayan Guarani; (l) 3.35 Peruvian Soles; (m) 15.00 South African Rand; (n) 3,700 Ugandan Shillings; and (o) 600 West African CFA Francs.
The Company’s outlook reflects estimated unfavorable impacts of foreign currency exchange rate fluctuations to property revenue, Adjusted EBITDA and Consolidated AFFO, of approximately $85 million, $44 million and $41 million, respectively, relative to the Company’s 2019 results. The impact of foreign currency exchange rate fluctuations on net income is not provided, as the impact on all components of the net income measure cannot be calculated without unreasonable effort. The Company is not providing outlook projections adjusted for the impacts of ICCC in 2020, as the Company believes the carrier consolidation process in India is largely complete. Although the Company anticipates that its churn rate will move closer to historical levels over time, given the uncertainty created by the recent court ruling by the Indian Supreme Court regarding the definition of adjusted gross revenue, the churn rate is expected to remain elevated in the immediate term.
Additional information pertaining to the impact of foreign currency and London Interbank Offered Rate (“LIBOR”) fluctuations on the Company’s outlook has been provided in the supplemental disclosure package available on the Company’s website.
2020 Outlook ($ in millions)
Full Year 2020
 
Midpoint Growth Rates vs. Prior Year
Total property revenue(1)
$
7,975

to
$
8,125

 
7.8%
Net income
1,950

to
2,050

 
4.4%
Adjusted EBITDA
5,085

to
5,185

 
8.2%
Consolidated AFFO
3,740

to
3,840

 
7.6%
_______________
(1)
Includes U.S. property revenue of $4,385 million to $4,445 million and international property revenue of $3,590 million to $3,680 million, reflecting midpoint growth rates of 5.4% and 11.0%, respectively. The U.S. growth rate includes an estimated positive impact of nearly 1% associated with an increase in non-cash straight-line revenue recognition. The international growth rate includes an estimated negative impact of approximately 3% from the translational effects of foreign currency exchange rate fluctuations. International property revenue reflects the Company’s Latin America, Africa, Europe and Asia segments.
2020 Outlook for Total Property revenue, at the midpoint, includes the following components(1): ($ in millions, totals may not add due to rounding.)
U.S. Property
 
International Property(2)
 
Total Property
International pass-through revenue
N/A


$
1,090


$
1,090

Straight-line revenue
185


30


215

_______________
(1)
For additional discussion regarding these components, please refer to “Revenue Components” below.
(2)
International property revenue reflects the Company’s Latin America, Africa, Europe and Asia segments.
2020 Outlook for Total Tenant Billings Growth, at the midpoint, includes the following components(1): (Totals may not add due to rounding.)
U.S. Property
 
International Property(2)
 
Total Property
Organic Tenant Billings
~5%
 
~5-6%
 
>5%
New Site Tenant Billings
<0.5%
 
~13-14%
 
~5%
Total Tenant Billings Growth
~5-6%
 
~19%
 
~10%
_______________
(1)
For additional discussion regarding the component growth rates, please refer to “Revenue Components” below.
(2)
International property revenue reflects the Company’s Latin America, Africa, Europe and Asia segments.
Outlook for Capital Expenditures:                                                                                                             ($ in millions, totals may not add due to rounding.)
 
 
 
Full Year 2020
Discretionary capital projects(1)
$
375

to
$
405

Ground lease purchases
175

to
185

Start-up capital projects
130

to
150

Redevelopment
260

to
280

Capital improvement
150

to
170

Corporate
10

10

Total
$
1,100

to
$
1,200

_______________
(1)
Includes the construction of 6,000 to 7,000 communications sites globally.

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Reconciliation of Outlook for Adjusted EBITDA to Net income: ($ in millions, totals may not add due to rounding.)
 
 
 
Full Year 2020
Net income
$
1,950

to
$
2,050

Interest expense
865

to
845

Depreciation, amortization and accretion
1,925

to
1,945

Income tax provision
175

to
185

Stock-based compensation expense
115

115

Other, including other operating expenses, interest income, gain (loss) on retirement of long-term obligations and other income (expense)
55

to
45

Adjusted EBITDA
$
5,085

to
$
5,185

Reconciliation of Outlook for Consolidated AFFO to Net income: ($ in millions, totals may not add due to rounding.)
 
 
 
Full Year 2020
Net income
$
1,950

to
$
2,050

Straight-line revenue
(215
)
(215
)
Straight-line expense
53

53

Depreciation, amortization and accretion
1,925

to
1,945

Stock-based compensation expense
115

115

Deferred portion of income tax
10

10

Other, including other operating expense, amortization of deferred financing costs, capitalized interest, debt discounts and premiums, gain (loss) on retirement of long-term obligations, other income (expense), long-term deferred interest charges and distributions to minority interests
62

62

Capital improvement capital expenditures
(150
)
to
(170
)
Corporate capital expenditures
(10
)
(10
)
Consolidated AFFO
$
3,740

to
$
3,840

Conference Call Information
American Tower will host a conference call today at 8:30 a.m. ET to discuss its financial results for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2019 and its outlook for 2020. Supplemental materials for the call will be available on the Company’s website, www.americantower.com. The conference call dial-in numbers are as follows:
U.S./Canada dial-in: (844) 291-5491
International dial-in: (409) 207-6989
Passcode: 3012298
When available, a replay of the call can be accessed until 11:55 p.m. ET on March 10, 2020. The replay dial-in numbers are as follows:
U.S./Canada dial-in: (866) 207-1041
International dial-in: (402) 970-0847
Passcode: 7149782
American Tower will also sponsor a live simulcast and replay of the call on its website, www.americantower.com.
About American Tower
American Tower, one of the largest global REITs, is a leading independent owner, operator and developer of multitenant communications real estate with a portfolio of approximately 180,000 communications sites. For more information about American Tower, please visit the “Earnings Materials” and “Company & Industry Resources” sections of our investor relations website at www.americantower.com.

Non-GAAP and Defined Financial Measures
In addition to the results prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States (GAAP) provided throughout this press release, the Company has presented the following Non-GAAP and Defined Financial Measures: Gross Margin, Operating Profit, Operating Profit Margin, Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA Margin, Nareit Funds From Operations (FFO) attributable to American Tower Corporation common stockholders, Consolidated Adjusted Funds From Operations (AFFO), AFFO attributable to American Tower Corporation common stockholders, Consolidated AFFO per Share, AFFO attributable to American Tower Corporation common stockholders per Share, Free Cash Flow, Net Debt, Net Leverage Ratio and Indian Carrier Consolidation-Driven Churn (ICCC). In addition, the Company presents: Tenant Billings, Tenant Billings Growth, Organic Tenant Billings Growth and New Site Tenant Billings Growth.

These measures are not intended to replace financial performance measures determined in accordance with GAAP. Rather, they are presented as additional information because management believes they are useful indicators of the current financial performance of the Company's core businesses and are commonly used across its industry peer group. As outlined in detail below, the Company believes that these measures can assist in comparing company performance on a consistent basis irrespective of depreciation and amortization or capital structure, while also providing valuable incremental insight into the underlying operating trends of its business.


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Depreciation and amortization can vary significantly among companies depending on accounting methods, particularly where acquisitions or non-operating factors, including historical cost basis, are involved. The Company's Non-GAAP and Defined Financial Measures may not be comparable to similarly titled measures used by other companies.

Revenue Components

In addition to reporting total revenue, the Company believes that providing transparency around the components of its revenue provides investors with insight into the indicators of the underlying demand for, and operating performance of, its real estate portfolio. Accordingly, the Company has provided disclosure of the following revenue components: (i) Tenant Billings, (ii) New Site Tenant Billings; (iii) Organic Tenant Billings; (iv) International pass-through revenue; (v) Straight-line revenue; (vi) Pre-paid amortization revenue; (vii) Foreign currency exchange impact; and (viii) Other revenue.

Tenant Billings: The majority of the Company’s revenue is generated from non-cancellable, long-term tenant leases. Revenue from Tenant Billings reflects several key aspects of the Company’s real estate business: (i) “colocations/amendments” reflects new tenant leases for space on existing sites and amendments to existing leases to add additional tenant equipment; (ii) “escalations” reflects contractual increases in billing rates, which are typically tied to fixed percentages or a variable percentage based on a consumer price index; (iii) “cancellations” reflects the impact of tenant lease terminations or non-renewals or, in limited circumstances, when the lease rates on existing leases are reduced; and (iv) “new sites” reflects the impact of new property construction and acquisitions.

New Site Tenant Billings: Day-one Tenant Billings associated with sites that have been built or acquired since the beginning of the prior-year period. Incremental colocations/amendments, escalations or cancellations that occur on these sites after the date of their addition to our portfolio are not included in New Site Tenant Billings. The Company believes providing New Site Tenant Billings enhances an investor’s ability to analyze the Company’s existing real estate portfolio growth as well as its development program growth, as the Company’s construction and acquisition activities can drive variability in growth rates from period to period.

Organic Tenant Billings: Tenant Billings on sites that the Company has owned since the beginning of the prior-year period, as well as Tenant Billings activity on new sites that occurred after the date of their addition to the Company’s portfolio.

International pass-through revenue: A portion of the Company’s pass-through revenue is based on power and fuel expense reimbursements and therefore subject to fluctuations in fuel prices. As a result, revenue growth rates may fluctuate depending on the market price for fuel in any given period, which is not representative of the Company’s real estate business and its economic exposure to power and fuel costs. Furthermore, this expense reimbursement mitigates the economic impact associated with fluctuations in operating expenses, such as power and fuel costs and land rents in certain of the Company’s markets. As a result, the Company believes that it is appropriate to provide insight into the impact of pass-through revenue on certain revenue growth rates.

Straight-line revenue: Under GAAP, the Company recognizes revenue on a straight-line basis over the term of the contract for certain of its tenant leases. Due to the Company’s significant base of non-cancellable, long-term tenant leases, this can result in significant fluctuations in growth rates upon tenant lease signings and renewals (typically increases), when amounts billed or received upfront upon these events are initially deferred. These signings and renewals are only a portion of the Company’s underlying business growth and can distort the underlying performance of our Tenant Billings Growth. As a result, the Company believes that it is appropriate to provide insight into the impact of straight-line revenue on certain growth rates in revenue and select other measures.

Pre-paid amortization revenue: The Company recovers a portion of the costs it incurs for the redevelopment and development of its properties from its tenants. These upfront payments are then amortized over the initial term of the corresponding tenant lease. Given this amortization is not necessarily directly representative of underlying leasing activity on its real estate portfolio, (i.e. does not have a renewal option or escalation as our tenant leases do) the Company believes that it is appropriate to provide insight into the impact of pre-paid amortization revenue on certain revenue growth rates to provide transparency into the underlying performance of our real estate business.

Foreign currency exchange impact: The majority of the Company’s international revenue and operating expenses are denominated in each country’s local currency. As a result, foreign currency fluctuations may distort the underlying performance of our real estate business from period to period, depending on the movement of foreign currency exchange rates versus the U.S. Dollar. The Company believes it is appropriate to quantify the impact of foreign currency exchange rate fluctuations on its reported growth to provide transparency into the underlying performance of its real estate business.

Other revenue: Other revenue represents revenue not captured by the above listed items and can include items such as tenant settlements and fiber solutions revenue.

Non-GAAP and Defined Financial Measure Definitions

Tenant Billings Growth: The increase or decrease resulting from a comparison of Tenant Billings for a current period with Tenant Billings for the corresponding prior-year period, in each case adjusted for foreign currency exchange rate fluctuations. The Company believes this measure provides valuable insight into the growth in recurring Tenant Billings and underlying demand for its real estate portfolio.


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Organic Tenant Billings Growth: The portion of Tenant Billings Growth attributable to Organic Tenant Billings. The Company believes that organic growth is a useful measure of its ability to add tenancy and incremental revenue to its assets for the reported period, which enables investors and analysts to gain additional insight into the relative attractiveness, and therefore the value, of the Company’s property assets.

New Site Tenant Billings Growth: The portion of Tenant Billings Growth attributable to New Site Tenant Billings. The Company believes this measure provides valuable insight into the growth attributable to Tenant Billings from recently acquired or constructed properties.

Indian Carrier Consolidation-Driven Churn (ICCC): Tenant cancellations specifically attributable to short-term carrier consolidation in India. Includes impacts of carrier exits from the marketplace and carrier cancellations as a result of consolidation, but excludes normal course churn. The Company believes that providing this additional metric enhances transparency and provides a better understanding of its recurring business without the impact of what it believes to be a transitory event.

Gross Margin: Revenues less operating expenses, excluding stock-based compensation expense recorded in costs of operations, depreciation, amortization and accretion, selling, general, administrative and development expense and other operating expenses. The Company believes this measure provides valuable insight into the site-level profitability of its assets.

Operating Profit: Gross Margin less selling, general, administrative and development expense, excluding stock-based compensation expense and corporate expenses. The Company believes this measure provides valuable insight into the site-level profitability of its assets while also taking into account the overhead expenses required to manage each of its operating segments.

For segment reporting purposes, in periods through the third quarter of 2018, the Latin America property segment Operating Profit and Gross Margin also include interest income (expense), TV Azteca, net. Operating Profit and Gross Margin are before interest income, interest expense, gain (loss) on retirement of long-term obligations, other income (expense), net income (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interest and income tax benefit (provision).

Operating Profit Margin: The percentage that results from dividing Operating Profit by revenue.

Adjusted EBITDA: Net income before income (loss) from equity method investments, income tax benefit (provision), other income (expense), gain (loss) on retirement of long-term obligations, interest expense, interest income, other operating income (expense), depreciation, amortization and accretion and stock-based compensation expense. The Company believes this measure provides valuable insight into the profitability of its operations while at the same time taking into account the central overhead expenses required to manage its global operations. In addition, it is a widely used performance measure across the telecommunications real estate sector.

Adjusted EBITDA Margin: The percentage that results from dividing Adjusted EBITDA by total revenue.

Nareit Funds From Operations (FFO), as defined by the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (Nareit), attributable to American Tower Corporation common stockholders: Net income before gains or losses from the sale or disposal of real estate, real estate related impairment charges, real estate related depreciation, amortization and accretion and dividends on preferred stock, and including adjustments for (i) unconsolidated affiliates and (ii) noncontrolling interests. The Company believes this measure provides valuable insight into the operating performance of its property assets by excluding the charges described above, particularly depreciation expenses, given the high initial, up-front capital intensity of the Company’s operating model. In addition, it is a widely used performance measure across the telecommunications real estate sector.

Consolidated Adjusted Funds From Operations (AFFO): Nareit FFO attributable to American Tower Corporation common stockholders before (i) straight-line revenue and expense, (ii) stock-based compensation expense, (iii) the deferred portion of income tax, (iv) non-real estate related depreciation, amortization and accretion, (v) amortization of deferred financing costs, capitalized interest, debt discounts and premiums and long-term deferred interest charges, (vi) other income (expense), (vii) gain (loss) on retirement of long-term obligations, (viii) other operating income (expense), and adjustments for (ix) unconsolidated affiliates and (x) noncontrolling interests, less cash payments related to capital improvements and cash payments related to corporate capital expenditures. The Company believes this measure provides valuable insight into the operating performance of its property assets by further adjusting the Nareit FFO attributable to American Tower Corporation common stockholders metric to exclude the factors outlined above, which if unadjusted, may cause material fluctuations in Nareit FFO attributable to American Tower Corporation common stockholders growth from period to period that would not be representative of the underlying performance of the Company’s property assets in those periods. In addition, it is a widely used performance measure across the telecommunications real estate sector.

Adjusted Funds From Operations (AFFO) attributable to American Tower Corporation common stockholders: Consolidated AFFO, excluding the impact of noncontrolling interests on both Nareit FFO attributable to American Tower Corporation common stockholders and the other line items included in the calculation of Consolidated AFFO. The Company believes that providing this additional metric enhances transparency, given the minority interests in its Indian and European businesses.

Consolidated AFFO per Share: Consolidated AFFO divided by the diluted weighted average common shares outstanding.

AFFO attributable to American Tower Corporation common stockholders per Share: AFFO attributable to American Tower Corporation common stockholders divided by the diluted weighted average common shares outstanding.


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Free Cash Flow: Cash provided by operating activities less total cash capital expenditures, including payments on finance leases and perpetual land easements. The Company believes that Free Cash Flow is useful to investors as the basis for comparing our performance and coverage ratios with other companies in its industry, although this measure of Free Cash Flow may not be directly comparable to similar measures used by other companies.

Net Debt: Total long-term debt, including current portion and finance lease liabilities, less cash and cash equivalents.

Net Leverage Ratio: Net Debt divided by the quarter’s annualized Adjusted EBITDA (the quarter’s Adjusted EBITDA multiplied by four). The Company believes that including this calculation is important for investors and analysts given it is a critical component underlying its credit agency ratings.

Cautionary Language Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains “forward-looking statements” concerning our goals, beliefs, expectations, strategies, objectives, plans, future operating results and underlying assumptions and other statements that are not necessarily based on historical facts. Examples of these statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding our full year 2020 outlook and other targets, foreign currency exchange rates, our expectations for the closing of signed acquisitions, our expectations for the redemption of shares in ATC TIPL, our expectations for the acquisition of MTN Group Limited’s interests, our expectations regarding Indian Carrier Consolidation-Driven Churn (ICCC) and the recent court ruling in India and factors that could affect such expectations and our expectations regarding the leasing demand for communications real estate. Actual results may differ materially from those indicated in our forward-looking statements as a result of various important factors, including: (1) a significant decrease in leasing demand for our communications infrastructure would materially and adversely affect our business and operating results, and we cannot control that demand; (2) if our tenants consolidate their operations, exit the telecommunications business or share site infrastructure to a significant degree, our growth, revenue and ability to generate positive cash flows could be materially and adversely affected; (3) a substantial portion of our revenue is derived from a small number of tenants, and we are sensitive to adverse changes in the creditworthiness and financial strength of our tenants; (4) our business, and that of our tenants, is subject to laws, regulations and administrative and judicial decisions, and changes thereto, that could restrict our ability to operate our business as we currently do or impact our competitive landscape; (5) increasing competition within our industry may materially and adversely affect our revenue; (6) our foreign operations are subject to economic, political and other risks that could materially and adversely affect our revenues or financial position, including risks associated with fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates; (7) our expansion and innovation initiatives involve a number of risks and uncertainties, including those related to integrating acquired or leased assets, that could adversely affect our operating results, disrupt our operations or expose us to additional risk; (8) new technologies or changes in our or a tenant’s business model could make our tower leasing business less desirable and result in decreasing revenues and operating results; (9) competition for assets could adversely affect our ability to achieve our return on investment criteria; (10) our leverage and debt service obligations may materially and adversely affect our ability to raise additional financing to fund capital expenditures, future growth and expansion initiatives and to satisfy our distribution requirements; (11) we may be adversely affected by changes in LIBOR reporting practices, the method in which LIBOR is determined or the use of alternative reference rates; (12) if we fail to remain qualified for taxation as a REIT, we will be subject to tax at corporate income tax rates, which may substantially reduce funds otherwise available, and even if we qualify for taxation as a REIT, we may face tax liabilities that impact earnings and available cash flow; (13) complying with REIT requirements may limit our flexibility or cause us to forego otherwise attractive opportunities; (14) our towers, fiber networks, data centers or computer systems may be affected by natural disasters, security breaches and other unforeseen events for which our insurance may not provide adequate coverage; (15) restrictive covenants in the agreements related to our securitization transactions, our credit facilities and our debt securities could materially and adversely affect our business by limiting flexibility, and we may be prohibited from paying dividends on our common stock, which may jeopardize our qualification for taxation as a REIT; (16) our costs could increase and our revenues could decrease due to perceived health risks from radio emissions, especially if these perceived risks are substantiated; (17) we could have liability under environmental and occupational safety and health laws; (18) if we are unable to protect our rights to the land under our towers, it could adversely affect our business and operating results; and (19) if we are unable or choose not to exercise our rights to purchase towers that are subject to lease and sublease agreements at the end of the applicable period, our cash flows derived from those towers will be eliminated. For additional information regarding factors that may cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated in our forward-looking statements, we refer you to the information contained in Item 1A of our Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2018, as updated in Part II, Item 1A of our Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2019, under the caption “Risk Factors”. We undertake no obligation to update the information contained in this press release to reflect subsequently occurring events or circumstances.





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UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(In millions)
 
December 31, 2019
 
December 31, 2018
ASSETS
 
 
 
CURRENT ASSETS:
 
 
 
Cash and cash equivalents
$
1,501.2

 
$
1,208.7

Restricted cash
76.8

 
96.2

Accounts receivable, net
462.2

 
459.0

Prepaid and other current assets
513.6

 
621.2

Total current assets
2,553.8

 
2,385.1

PROPERTY AND EQUIPMENT, net
12,084.4

 
11,247.1

GOODWILL
6,178.3

 
5,501.9

OTHER INTANGIBLE ASSETS, net
12,318.4

 
11,174.3

DEFERRED TAX ASSET
131.8

 
157.7

DEFERRED RENT ASSET
1,771.1

 
1,581.7

RIGHT-OF-USE ASSET(1)
7,357.4

 

NOTES RECEIVABLE AND OTHER NON-CURRENT ASSETS
406.4

 
962.6

TOTAL
$
42,801.6

 
$
33,010.4

LIABILITIES
 
 
 
CURRENT LIABILITIES:
 
 
 
Accounts payable
$
148.1

 
$
130.8

Accrued expenses
958.2

 
948.3

Distributions payable
455.0

 
377.4

Accrued interest
209.4

 
174.5

Current portion of operating lease liability(1)
494.5

 

Current portion of long-term obligations
2,928.2

 
2,754.8

Unearned revenue
294.3

 
304.1

Total current liabilities
5,487.7

 
4,689.9

LONG-TERM OBLIGATIONS
21,127.2

 
18,405.1

OPERATING LEASE LIABILITY(1)
6,510.4

 

ASSET RETIREMENT OBLIGATIONS
1,384.1

 
1,210.0

DEFERRED TAX LIABILITY
768.3

 
535.9

OTHER NON-CURRENT LIABILITIES
937.0

 
1,265.1

Total liabilities
36,214.7

 
26,106.0

COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES
 
 
 
REDEEMABLE NONCONTROLLING INTERESTS
1,096.5

 
1,004.8

EQUITY:
 
 
 
Common stock
4.5

 
4.5

Additional paid-in capital
10,117.7

 
10,380.8

Distributions in excess of earnings
(1,016.8
)
 
(1,199.5
)
Accumulated other comprehensive loss
(2,823.6
)
 
(2,642.9
)
Treasury stock
(1,226.4
)
 
(1,206.8
)
Total American Tower Corporation equity
5,055.4

 
5,336.1

Noncontrolling interests
435.0

 
563.5

Total equity
5,490.4

 
5,899.6

TOTAL
$
42,801.6

 
$
33,010.4

_______________
(1)
Reflects the new lease accounting standard requiring a right-of-use model.


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UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(In millions, except share and per share data)
 
 
Three Months Ended December 31,
 
Twelve Months Ended December 31,
 
2019
 
2018(1)
 
2019
 
2018(1)
REVENUES:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Property
$
1,908.4

 
$
2,103.3

 
$
7,464.9

 
$
7,314.7

Services
15.3

 
28.6

 
115.4

 
125.4

Total operating revenues
1,923.7

 
2,131.9

 
7,580.3

 
7,440.1

 OPERATING EXPENSES:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Costs of operations (exclusive of items shown separately below):
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Property(2)
543.3

 
531.0

 
2,173.7

 
2,128.7

 Services(2)
6.9

 
9.9

 
43.1

 
49.1

Depreciation, amortization and accretion
449.8

 
765.9

 
1,778.4

 
2,110.8

Selling, general, administrative and development expense(2)
179.6

 
192.5

 
730.4

 
733.2

Other operating expenses(3)
82.8

 
243.7

 
166.3

 
513.3

Total operating expenses
1,262.4

 
1,743.0

 
4,891.9

 
5,535.1

OPERATING INCOME
661.3

 
388.9

 
2,688.4

 
1,905.0

OTHER INCOME (EXPENSE):
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Interest expense, TV Azteca

 

 

 
(0.1
)
Interest income
10.5

 
10.8

 
46.8

 
54.7

Interest expense
(200.9
)
 
(208.8
)
 
(814.2
)
 
(825.5
)
Loss on retirement of long-term obligations

 
(3.3
)
 
(22.2
)
 
(3.3
)
Other (expense) income (including foreign currency (losses) gains of ($7.6), $10.4, $6.1 and ($4.5), respectively)
(2.0
)
 
9.7

 
17.6

 
23.8

Total other expense
(192.4
)
 
(191.6
)
 
(772.0
)
 
(750.4
)
INCOME FROM CONTINUING OPERATIONS BEFORE INCOME TAXES
468.9

 
197.3

 
1,916.4

 
1,154.6

Income tax benefit(4)
100.5

 
95.4

 
0.2

 
110.1

NET INCOME
569.4

 
292.7

 
1,916.6

 
1,264.7

Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests
(6.7
)
 
(15.1
)
 
(28.8
)
 
(28.3
)
NET INCOME ATTRIBUTABLE TO AMERICAN TOWER CORPORATION STOCKHOLDERS
562.7

 
277.6

 
1,887.8

 
1,236.4

Dividends on preferred stock

 

 

 
(9.4
)
NET INCOME ATTRIBUTABLE TO AMERICAN TOWER CORPORATION COMMON STOCKHOLDERS
$
562.7

 
$
277.6

 
$
1,887.8

 
$
1,227.0

NET INCOME PER COMMON SHARE AMOUNTS:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Basic net income attributable to American Tower Corporation common stockholders
$
1.27

 
$
0.63

 
$
4.27

 
$
2.79

Diluted net income attributable to American Tower Corporation common stockholders
$
1.26

 
$
0.62

 
$
4.24

 
$
2.77

WEIGHTED AVERAGE COMMON SHARES OUTSTANDING (in thousands):
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
BASIC
442,940

 
440,838

 
442,319

 
439,606

DILUTED
445,923

 
444,304

 
445,520

 
442,960

_______________
(1)
Reflects the positive impacts of the Company’s settlement with Tata.
(2)
Property costs of operations, services costs of operations and selling, general, administrative and development expense include stock-based compensation expense in aggregate amounts of $23.5 million and $111.4 million for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2019, respectively, and $26.2 million and $137.5 million for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2018, respectively.
(3)
Three and twelve months ended December 31, 2018 reflect impairment charges of approximately $212 million and $394 million, respectively, primarily related to assets in India, partially offset by income tax benefits, also primarily in India. The portion of these items attributable to American Tower Corporation common stockholders for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2018 was approximately $100 million and $177 million, respectively.
(4)
All periods include income tax benefits in India.


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UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(In millions)
 
Twelve Months Ended December 31,
 
2019
 
2018
CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:
 
 
 
Net income
$
1,916.6

 
$
1,264.7

Adjustments to reconcile net income to cash provided by operating activities:
 
 

Depreciation, amortization and accretion
1,778.4

 
2,110.8

Stock-based compensation expense
111.4

 
137.5

Loss on early retirement of long-term obligations
22.2

 
3.3

Other non-cash items reflected in statements of operations
157.0

 
246.0

Right-of-use asset and Operating lease liability, net(1)
17.4

 

Increase in net deferred rent balances
(183.5
)
 
(29.7
)
Increase in assets
(55.1
)
 
(133.8
)
(Decrease) increase in liabilities
(11.8
)
 
149.5

Cash provided by operating activities
3,752.6

 
3,748.3

CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:
 
 
 
Payments for purchase of property and equipment and construction activities
(991.3
)
 
(913.2
)
Payments for acquisitions, net of cash acquired
(2,959.6
)
 
(1,881.4
)
Proceeds from sales of short-term investments and other non-current assets
383.5

 
1,252.2

Payments for short-term investments
(355.9
)
 
(1,154.3
)
Deposits and other
(64.2
)
 
(52.8
)
Cash used for investing activities
(3,987.5
)
 
(2,749.5
)
CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:
 
 
 
Borrowings under credit facilities
5,750.0

 
3,263.3

Proceeds from issuance of senior notes, net
4,876.7

 
584.9

Proceeds from term loan
1,300.0

 
1,500.0

Proceeds from issuance of securities in securitization transaction

 
500.0

Repayments of notes payable, credit facilities, senior notes, secured debt, term loan, finance leases and capital leases(2)
(9,225.3
)
 
(4,884.8
)
Distributions to noncontrolling interest holders, net
(11.8
)
 
(14.4
)
Purchases of common stock
(19.6
)
 
(232.8
)
Proceeds from stock options and employee stock purchase plan
105.5

 
98.9

Payment for early retirement of long-term obligations
(21.0
)
 
(3.3
)
Deferred financing costs and other financing activities(3)
(135.6
)
 
(56.6
)
Purchase of redeemable noncontrolling interest
(425.7
)
 

Purchase of noncontrolling interest
(68.5
)
 
(20.5
)
Distributions paid on preferred stock

 
(18.9
)
Distributions paid on common stock
(1,603.0
)
 
(1,323.5
)
Cash provided by (used for) financing activities
521.7

 
(607.7
)
Net effect of changes in foreign currency exchange rates on cash and cash equivalents, and restricted cash
(13.7
)
 
(41.1
)
NET INCREASE IN CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS, AND RESTRICTED CASH
273.1

 
350.0

CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS, AND RESTRICTED CASH, BEGINNING OF PERIOD
1,304.9

 
954.9

CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS, AND RESTRICTED CASH, END OF PERIOD
$
1,578.0

 
$
1,304.9

CASH PAID FOR INCOME TAXES, NET
$
147.5

 
$
163.9

CASH PAID FOR INTEREST
$
750.2

 
$
789.7

_______________
(1)
Reflects the new lease accounting standard requiring a right-of-use model.
(2)
Twelve months ended December 31, 2019 includes $18.0 million of finance lease payments. Twelve months ended December 31, 2018 includes $32.0 million of payments on capital leases of property and equipment.
(3)
Twelve months ended December 31, 2019 includes $29.6 million of perpetual land easement payments.

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UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED RESULTS FROM OPERATIONS, BY SEGMENT
($ in millions, totals may not add due to rounding.)

The Company is now reporting its operating results in six segments after separating its EMEA property segment into Africa property and Europe property. Historical financial information included in this press release has been adjusted to reflect the change in reportable segments. The sum of the Africa and Europe segments may not tie to the previously disclosed EMEA segment figures due to rounding.
 
 
Three Months Ended December 31, 2019
  
Property
 
Services
 
Total
 
U.S.
 
Latin America
 
Asia(1)
 
Africa
 
Europe
 
Total International
 
Total Property
Segment revenues
$
1,099

 
$
330

 
$
295

 
$
150

 
$
34

 
$
809

 
$
1,908

 
$
15

 
$
1,924

Segment operating expenses(2)
213

 
101

 
172

 
50

 
8

 
330

 
543

 
7

 
550

Segment Gross Margin
$
887

 
$
229

 
$
123

 
$
100

 
$
27

 
$
479

 
$
1,366

 
$
9

 
$
1,374

Segment SG&A(2)
47

 
26

 
23

 
13

 
6

 
67

 
114

 
3

 
118

Segment Operating Profit
$
840

 
$
203

 
$
100

 
$
87

 
$
21

 
$
411

 
$
1,251

 
$
6

 
$
1,257

Segment Operating Profit Margin
76
%
 
62
%
 
34
 %
 
58
%
 
61
 %
 
51
 %
 
66
 %
 
36
 %
 
65
 %
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Revenue Growth(3)
12.6
%
 
6.1
%
 
(53.7
)%
 
5.5
%
 
(8.3
)%
 
(28.2
)%
 
(9.3
)%
 
(46.5
)%
 
(9.8
)%
Total Tenant Billings Growth
6.9
%
 
9.7
%
 
(5.0
)%
 
11.7
%
 
2.9
 %
 
5.0
 %
 
6.2
 %
 
 
 
 
Organic Tenant Billings Growth
6.2
%
 
8.0
%
 
(8.4
)%
 
10.0
%
 
2.6
 %
 
2.9
 %
 
5.1
 %
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Revenue Components(4)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Prior-Year Tenant Billings
$
923

 
$
211

 
$
158

 
$
100

 
$
30

 
$
500

 
$
1,423

 
 
 
 
Colocations/Amendments
45

 
11

 
20

 
3

 
1

 
35

 
81

 
 
 
 
Escalations
29

 
10

 
3

 
5

 
1

 
19

 
48

 
 
 
 
Cancellations
(14
)
 
(5
)
 
(37
)
 
(0
)
 
(1
)
 
(43
)
 
(57
)
 
 
 
 
Other
(2
)
 
1

 
0

 
3

 
0

 
3

 
1

 
 
 
 
Organic Tenant Billings
$
981

 
$
228

 
$
145

 
$
110

 
$
31

 
$
515

 
$
1,496

 
 
 
 
New Site Tenant Billings
6

 
3

 
5

 
2

 
0

 
11

 
16

 
 
 
 
Total Tenant Billings
$
987

 
$
232

 
$
151

 
$
112

 
$
31

 
$
525

 
$
1,512

 
 
 
 
Foreign Currency Exchange Impact(5)

 
(8
)
 
2

 
(4
)
 
(1
)
 
(11
)
 
(11
)
 
 
 
 
Total Tenant Billings (Current Period)
$
987

 
$
224

 
$
153

 
$
108

 
$
30

 
$
514

 
$
1,501

 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 
 
Straight-Line Revenue
76

 
4

 
1

 
2

 
1

 
7

 
84

 
 
 
 
Prepaid Amortization Revenue
29

 
0

 

 
0

 
1

 
2

 
31

 
 
 
 
Other Revenue
7

 
28

 
11

 
1

 
2

 
42

 
49

 
 
 
 
International Pass-Through Revenue

 
77

 
128

 
40

 
0

 
246

 
246

 
 
 
 
Foreign Currency Exchange Impact(6)

 
(3
)
 
2

 
(1
)
 
(0
)
 
(3
)
 
(3
)
 
 
 
 
Total Property Revenue (Current Period)
$
1,099

 
$
330

 
$
295

 
$
150

 
$
34

 
$
809

 
$
1,908

 
 
 
 
_______________
(1)
Inclusive of the negative impacts of ICCC. See quarterly supplemental materials package for additional detail.
(2)
Excludes stock-based compensation expense.
(3)
Growth rates negatively impacted by the non-recurrence of the Tata settlement.
(4)
All components of revenue, except those labeled current period, have been translated at prior-period foreign currency exchange rates.
(5)
Reflects foreign currency exchange impact on all components of Total Tenant Billings.
(6)
Reflects foreign currency exchange impact on components of revenue, other than Total Tenant Billings.

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UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED RESULTS FROM OPERATIONS, BY SEGMENT (CONTINUED)
($ in millions, totals may not add due to rounding.)
 
Three Months Ended December 31, 2018
  
Property
 
Services
 
Total
 
U.S.
 
Latin America
 
Asia(1)
 
Africa
 
Europe
 
Total International
 
Total Property
Segment revenues
$
976

 
$
311

 
$
637

 
$
143

 
$
37

 
$
1,127

 
$
2,103

 
$
29

 
$
2,132

Segment operating expenses(2)
193

 
97

 
178

 
54

 
9

 
338

 
531

 
10

 
540

Segment Gross Margin
$
783

 
$
214

 
$
458

 
$
88

 
$
28

 
$
789

 
$
1,573

 
$
19

 
$
1,592

Segment SG&A(2)
48

 
19

 
38

 
13

 
5

 
76

 
124

 
2

 
125

Segment Operating Profit
$
735

 
$
195

 
$
420

 
$
75

 
$
23

 
$
714

 
$
1,449

 
$
17

 
$
1,466

Segment Operating Profit Margin
75
%
 
63
%
 
66
 %
 
53
%
 
62
%
 
63
 %
 
69
%
 
60
%
 
69
%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Revenue Growth
7.0
%
 
0.8
%
 
114.5
 %
 
12.6
%
 
9.4
%
 
47.2
 %
 
25.3
%
 
9.2
%
 
25.1
%
Total Tenant Billings Growth
8.2
%
 
12.9
%
 
0.8
 %
 
15.0
%
 
2.4
%
 
8.4
 %
 
8.3
%
 
 
 
 
Organic Tenant Billings Growth
8.0
%
 
10.2
%
 
(25.5
)%
 
7.6
%
 
2.2
%
 
(3.1
)%
 
3.9
%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Revenue Components(3)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Prior-Year Tenant Billings
$
853

 
$
209

 
$
175

 
$
90

 
$
30

 
$
505

 
$
1,358

 
 
 
 
Colocations/Amendments
55

 
11

 
14

 
4

 
1

 
30

 
85

 
 
 
 
Escalations
27

 
13

 
4

 
5

 
0

 
22

 
49

 
 
 
 
Cancellations
(12
)
 
(5
)
 
(63
)
 
(3
)
 
(1
)
 
(72
)
 
(84
)
 
 
 
 
Other
(1
)
 
3

 
0

 
0

 
0

 
4

 
3

 
 
 
 
Organic Tenant Billings
$
922

 
$
230

 
$
131

 
$
97

 
$
31

 
$
489

 
$
1,411

 
 
 
 
New Site Tenant Billings
2

 
6

 
46

 
7

 
0

 
58

 
60

 
 
 
 
Total Tenant Billings
$
923

 
$
236

 
$
177

 
$
104

 
$
31

 
$
548

 
$
1,471

 
 
 
 
Foreign Currency Exchange Impact(4)

 
(25
)
 
(18
)
 
(4
)
 
(1
)
 
(48
)
 
(48
)
 
 
 
 
Total Tenant Billings (Current Period)
$
923

 
$
211

 
$
158

 
$
100

 
$
30

 
$
500

 
$
1,423

 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 
 
Straight-Line Revenue
20

 
7

 
(15
)
 
1

 
2

 
(5
)
 
15

 
 
 
 
Prepaid Amortization Revenue
24

 
0

 

 
0

 
5

 
6

 
30

 
 
 
 
Other Revenue
8

 
23

 
362

 
2

 
0

 
388

 
396

 
 
 
 
International Pass-Through Revenue

 
82

 
150

 
40

 
0

 
271

 
271

 
 
 
 
Foreign Currency Exchange Impact(5)

 
(12
)
 
(19
)
 
(1
)
 
(0
)
 
(33
)
 
(33
)
 
 
 
 
Total Property Revenue (Current Period)
$
976

 
$
311

 
$
637

 
$
143

 
$
37

 
$
1,127

 
$
2,103

 
 
 
 
_______________
(1)
Inclusive of the negative impacts of ICCC and the positive impacts of the Company’s settlement with Tata. See Q4 2018 supplemental materials package for additional detail.
(2)
Excludes stock-based compensation expense.
(3)
All components of revenue, except those labeled current period, have been translated at prior-period foreign currency exchange rates.
(4)
Reflects foreign currency exchange impact on all components of Total Tenant Billings.
(5)
Reflects foreign currency exchange impact on components of revenue, other than Total Tenant Billings.



















13


UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED RESULTS FROM OPERATIONS, BY SEGMENT
($ in millions, totals may not add due to rounding.)
 
 
Twelve Months Ended December 31, 2019
  
Property
 
Services
 
Total
 
U.S.
 
Latin America
 
Asia(1)
 
Africa
 
Europe
 
Total International
 
Total Property
Segment revenues
$
4,189

 
$
1,341

 
$
1,217

 
$
584

 
$
135

 
$
3,276

 
$
7,465

 
$
115

 
$
7,580

Segment operating expenses(2)
808

 
411

 
716

 
209

 
28

 
1,364

 
2,172

 
42

 
2,214

Segment Gross Margin
$
3,381

 
$
929

 
$
501

 
$
375

 
$
107

 
$
1,912

 
$
5,293

 
$
73

 
$
5,366

Segment SG&A(2)
176

 
101

 
100

 
54

 
23

 
278

 
453

 
12

 
465

Segment Operating Profit
$
3,205

 
$
828

 
$
401

 
$
321

 
$
84

 
$
1,634

 
$
4,840

 
$
61

 
$
4,901

Segment Operating Profit Margin
77
%
 
62
%
 
33
 %
 
55
%
 
62
 %
 
50
 %
 
65
%
 
53
 %
 
65
%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Revenue Growth(3)
9.6
%
 
6.0
%
 
(21.0
)%
 
7.0
%
 
(5.1
)%
 
(6.2
)%
 
2.1
%
 
(8.0
)%
 
1.9
%
Total Tenant Billings Growth
7.7
%
 
9.4
%
 
(9.7
)%
 
14.5
%
 
3.1
 %
 
3.5
 %
 
6.1
%
 
 
 
 
Organic Tenant Billings Growth
7.3
%
 
7.6
%
 
(20.5
)%
 
9.0
%
 
2.8
 %
 
(1.9
)%
 
3.9
%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Revenue Components(4)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Prior-Year Tenant Billings
$
3,608

 
$
862

 
$
702

 
$
391

 
$
124

 
$
2,080

 
$
5,688

 
 
 
 
Colocations/Amendments
206

 
44

 
74

 
14

 
3

 
135

 
341

 
 
 
 
Escalations
115

 
43

 
13

 
21

 
2

 
79

 
194

 
 
 
 
Cancellations
(52
)
 
(25
)
 
(233
)
 
(7
)
 
(3
)
 
(267
)
 
(320
)
 
 
 
 
Other
(6
)
 
5

 
2

 
7

 
1

 
14

 
8

 
 
 
 
Organic Tenant Billings
$
3,871

 
$
928

 
$
559

 
$
426

 
$
127

 
$
2,041

 
$
5,911

 
 
 
 
New Site Tenant Billings
14

 
15

 
76

 
22

 
0