0001660734-17-000029.txt : 20170515 0001660734-17-000029.hdr.sgml : 20170515 20170515123800 ACCESSION NUMBER: 0001660734-17-000029 CONFORMED SUBMISSION TYPE: 10-Q PUBLIC DOCUMENT COUNT: 60 CONFORMED PERIOD OF REPORT: 20170331 FILED AS OF DATE: 20170515 DATE AS OF CHANGE: 20170515 FILER: COMPANY DATA: COMPANY CONFORMED NAME: Triton International Ltd CENTRAL INDEX KEY: 0001660734 STANDARD INDUSTRIAL CLASSIFICATION: SERVICES-EQUIPMENT RENTAL & LEASING, NEC [7359] IRS NUMBER: 981276572 STATE OF INCORPORATION: D0 FISCAL YEAR END: 1231 FILING VALUES: FORM TYPE: 10-Q SEC ACT: 1934 Act SEC FILE NUMBER: 001-37827 FILM NUMBER: 17842717 BUSINESS ADDRESS: STREET 1: CANON'S COURT STREET 2: 22 VICTORIA STREET CITY: HAMILTON STATE: D0 ZIP: HM 12 BUSINESS PHONE: 1 (441) 295-2287 MAIL ADDRESS: STREET 1: CANON'S COURT STREET 2: 22 VICTORIA STREET CITY: HAMILTON STATE: D0 ZIP: HM 12 10-Q 1 triton-2017331x10q.htm Q1 2017 10-Q Document
 
UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
 

FORM 10-Q
ý
QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For The Quarterly Period Ended March 31, 2017
Or
o
TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the Transition Period from                             to   
Commission file number- 001-37827
Triton International Limited
(Exact name of registrant as specified in the charter)
Bermuda
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
 
98-1276572
(I.R.S. Employer
Identification Number)
 
 
 
22 Victoria Street, Hamilton HM12, Bermuda
(Address of principal executive office)
 
 
 
(441) 295-2287
(Registrant's telephone number including area code)
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirement for the past 90 days. Yes ý    No o
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate Web site, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files). Yes ý    No o
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, smaller reporting company, or an emerging growth company. See definitions of "large accelerated filer," "accelerated filer," "smaller reporting company," and "emerging growth company" in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.
Large Accelerated Filer o
 
 
 
Accelerated Filer o
 
 
Non-accelerated filer ý
 
 
 
(Do not check if a smaller reporting company)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Smaller reporting company o
 
 
 
 
 
 
Emerging growth company o
 
 
If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. o
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act). YES o    NO ý
As of May 8, 2017, there were 74,497,727 common shares, $0.01 par value, of the Registrant outstanding.
 



Triton International Limited
Index
 
 
Page No.
 
 
 
 
 


2


CAUTIONARY NOTE REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS
This quarterly report on Form 10-Q contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Securities Act, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or the Exchange Act, that involve substantial risks and uncertainties. In addition, we, or our executive officers on our behalf, may from time to time make forward-looking statements in reports and other documents we file with the Securities and Exchange Commission, or SEC, or in connection with oral statements made to the press, potential investors or others. All statements, other than statements of historical facts, including statements regarding our strategy, future operations, future financial position, future revenues, projected costs, prospects, plans and objectives of management are forward-looking statements. The words "expect," "estimate," "anticipate," "predict," "believe," "think," "plan," "will," "should," "intend," "seek," "potential" and similar expressions and variations are intended to identify forward-looking statements, although not all forward-looking statements contain these identifying words.
Forward-looking statements in this report are subject to a number of known and unknown risks and uncertainties that could cause our actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to, the risks and uncertainties described in this Report on Form 10-Q, the section entitled "Risk Factors" in our Annual Report on Form 10-K, filed with the SEC on March 17, 2017, as amended (the "Form 10-K"), as well as in the other documents we file with the SEC from time to time, and such risks and uncertainties are specifically incorporated herein by reference.
Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date the statements are made. Except as required under the federal securities laws and rules and regulations of the SEC, we undertake no obligation to update or revise forward-looking statements to reflect actual results, changes in assumptions or changes in other factors affecting forward-looking information. We caution you not to unduly rely on the forward-looking statements when evaluating the information presented in this report.
PART I - FINANCIAL INFORMATION
ITEM 1.    FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
The consolidated financial statements of Triton International Limited ("Triton" or the "Company") as of March 31, 2017 and December 31, 2016 and for the three months ended March 31, 2017 and March 31, 2016 included herein have been prepared by the Company, without audit, pursuant to U.S. generally accepted accounting principles and the rules and regulations of the SEC. In addition, certain information and note disclosures normally included in financial statements prepared in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles have been condensed or omitted pursuant to such rules and regulations, although the Company believes that the disclosures are adequate to make the information presented not misleading. These financial statements reflect, in the opinion of management, all adjustments (consisting only of normal recurring adjustments) necessary to present fairly the results for the interim periods. The results of operations for such interim periods are not necessarily indicative of the results for the full year. These financial statements should be read in conjunction with the consolidated financial statements and the notes thereto included in the Form 10-K from which the accompanying December 31, 2016 Balance Sheet information was derived, and our other reports filed with the SEC through the current date pursuant to the Exchange Act.


3



TRITON INTERNATIONAL LIMITED
Consolidated Balance Sheets
(Dollars in thousands, except share data)
(Unaudited)
 
March 31,
2017
 
December 31,
2016
ASSETS:
 
 
 
Leasing equipment, net of accumulated depreciation of $1,887,657 and $1,787,505
$
7,605,903

 
$
7,370,519

Net investment in finance leases, net of allowances of $527 and $527
335,253

 
346,810

Equipment held for sale
104,954

 
99,863

Revenue earning assets
8,046,110

 
7,817,192

Cash and cash equivalents
135,442

 
113,198

Restricted cash
57,628

 
50,294

Accounts receivable, net of allowances of $27,884 and $28,082
167,720

 
173,585

Goodwill
236,665

 
236,665

Lease intangibles, net of accumulated amortization of $80,225 and $56,159
222,532

 
246,598

Insurance receivables
32,310

 
17,170

Other assets
53,750

 
53,126

Fair value of derivative instruments
7,902

 
5,743

Total assets
$
8,960,059

 
$
8,713,571

LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY:
 
 
 
Equipment purchases payable
$
200,728

 
$
83,567

Fair value of derivative instruments
6,206

 
9,404

Accounts payable and other accrued expenses
143,459

 
143,098

Net deferred income tax liability
317,841

 
317,316

Debt, net of unamortized deferred financing costs of $26,005 and $19,999
6,478,602

 
6,353,449

Total liabilities
7,146,836

 
6,906,834

Shareholders' equity:
 
 
 
Common shares, $0.01 par value, 294,000,000 shares authorized 74,497,727 and 74,376,025 shares issued, respectively
745

 
744

Undesignated shares $0.01 par value, 6,000,000 shares authorized, no shares issued and outstanding

 

Additional paid-in capital
691,536

 
690,418

Accumulated earnings
952,947

 
945,313

Accumulated other comprehensive income
27,697

 
26,758

Total shareholders' equity
1,672,925

 
1,663,233

Non-controlling interests
140,298

 
143,504

Total equity
1,813,223

 
1,806,737

Total liabilities and shareholders' equity
$
8,960,059

 
$
8,713,571

   


The accompanying Notes to the Unaudited Consolidated Financial Statements are an integral part of these statements.

4


TRITON INTERNATIONAL LIMITED
Consolidated Statements of Operations
(Dollars and shares in thousands, except per share amounts)
(Unaudited)
 
Three Months Ended March 31,
 
2017
 
2016
Leasing revenues:
 
 
 
Operating leases
$
259,585

 
$
160,995

Finance leases
6,017

 
2,030

Total leasing revenues
265,602

 
163,025

 
 
 
 
Equipment trading revenues
5,484

 

Equipment trading expenses
(5,092
)
 

Trading margin
392

 

 
 
 
 
Net gain (loss) on sale of leasing equipment
5,161

 
(1,837
)
 
 
 
 
Operating expenses:
 
 
 
Depreciation and amortization
117,880

 
79,144

Direct operating expenses
21,954

 
14,467

Administrative expenses
22,967

 
14,513

Transaction and other costs
2,472

 
3,411

Provision (reversal) for doubtful accounts
574

 
(119
)
Total operating expenses
165,847

 
111,416

Operating income
105,308

 
49,772

Other expenses:
 
 
 
Interest and debt expense
63,504

 
33,698

Realized loss on derivative instruments, net
599

 
654

Unrealized (gain) loss on derivative instruments, net
(1,498
)
 
4,596

Other (income), net
(742
)
 
(233
)
Total other expenses
61,863

 
38,715

Income before income taxes
43,445

 
11,057

Income tax expense
7,142

 
992

Net income
$
36,303

 
$
10,065

Less: income attributable to noncontrolling interest
1,692

 
1,323

Net income attributable to shareholders
$
34,611

 
$
8,742

Net income per common share—Basic
$
0.47

 
$
0.22

Net income per common share—Diluted
$
0.47

 
$
0.22

Cash dividends paid per common share
$
0.45

 
$

Weighted average number of common shares outstanding—Basic
73,741

 
40,429

Dilutive share options and restricted shares
292

 

Weighted average number of common shares outstanding—Diluted
74,033

 
40,429

   

The accompanying Notes to the Unaudited Consolidated Financial Statements are an integral part of these statements.

5


TRITON INTERNATIONAL LIMITED
Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income
(Dollars in thousands)
(Unaudited)
 
Three Months Ended March 31,
 
2017
 
2016
Net income
$
36,303

 
$
10,065

Other comprehensive income (loss):
 
 
 
Change in fair value of derivative instruments designated as cash flow hedges (net of income tax effect of $258 and $0)
432

 

Reclassification of realized loss on interest rate swap agreements designated as cash flow hedges (net of income tax effect of $257 and $0)
510

 

Foreign currency translation adjustment
(3
)
 
101

Other comprehensive income, net of tax
939

 
101

Comprehensive income attributable to noncontrolling interest
(1,692
)
 
(1,323
)
Comprehensive income, attributable to shareholders
$
35,550

 
$
8,843

   



















The accompanying Notes to the Unaudited Consolidated Financial Statements are an integral part of these statements.

6


TRITON INTERNATIONAL LIMITED
Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(Dollars in thousands)
(Unaudited)
 
Three Months Ended March 31,
 
2017
 
2016
Cash flows from operating activities:
 
 
 
Net income
$
36,303

 
$
10,065

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:
 
 
 
Depreciation and amortization
117,880

 
79,144

Amortization of deferred financing costs and other debt related amortization
2,490

 
1,265

Amortization of lease premiums
24,138

 

Share compensation expense
1,057

 
1,358

Net (gain) loss on sale of leasing equipment
(5,161
)
 
1,837

Unrealized (gain) loss on derivative instruments
(1,498
)
 
4,596

Deferred income taxes
6,593

 
265

Changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of acquired assets and liabilities:
 
 
 
Decrease in accounts receivable
3,353

 
1,661

(Decrease) increase in accounts payable and other accrued expenses
(3,978
)
 
3,522

Net equipment (purchased) for resale activity
(8,893
)
 

Other changes in operating assets and liabilities
(9,343
)
 
3,055

Net cash provided by operating activities
162,941

 
106,768

Cash flows from investing activities:
 
 
 
Purchases of leasing equipment and investments in finance leases
(265,706
)
 
(43,092
)
Proceeds from sale of equipment, net of selling costs
34,988

 
32,468

Cash collections on finance lease receivables, net of income earned
15,580

 
3,869

Other
(405
)
 
(356
)
Net cash used in investing activities
(215,543
)
 
(7,111
)
Cash flows from financing activities:
 
 
 
Financing fees paid under debt facilities
(7,517
)
 
(188
)
Borrowings under debt facilities
388,253

 
7,500

Payments under debt facilities and capital lease obligations
(260,475
)
 
(106,962
)
(Increase) decrease in restricted cash
(7,334
)
 
734

Common share dividends paid
(33,183
)
 

Distributions to noncontrolling interest
(4,898
)
 
(6,960
)
Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities
74,846

 
(105,876
)
Net increase (decrease) in unrestricted cash and cash equivalents
$
22,244

 
$
(6,219
)
Unrestricted cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period
113,198

 
56,689

Unrestricted cash and cash equivalents, end of period
$
135,442

 
$
50,470

Supplemental non-cash investing activities:
 
 
 
Equipment purchases payable
$
200,728

 
$
17,483




   The accompanying Notes to the Unaudited Consolidated Financial Statements are an integral part of these statements.

7

TRITON INTERNATIONAL LIMITED
NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS


Note 1—Description of the Business, Basis of Presentation and Recently Adopted Accounting Pronouncements
A.    Description of the Business
Triton International Limited ("Triton" or the "Company"), through its subsidiaries, leases intermodal transportation equipment, primarily maritime containers, and provides maritime container management services through a worldwide network of service subsidiaries, third-party depots and other facilities. The majority of the Company's business is derived from leasing its containers to shipping line customers through a variety of long-term and short-term contractual lease arrangements. The Company also sells its own containers and containers purchased from third parties and operates and manages containers pursuant to agreements with third party container owners. These agreements govern the operations and management of the containers and allocation of the proceeds therefrom. The Company's registered office is located at 22 Victoria Street, Hamilton HM12, Bermuda.

On July 12, 2016, Triton Container International Limited ("TCIL") and TAL International Group, Inc. ("TAL") combined in an all-stock merger (the "Merger"). Under the terms of the transaction agreement, TCIL and TAL combined under a newly formed company, Triton. Immediately following the completion of the Merger, former TCIL shareholders owned approximately 55% of the outstanding equity of the Company and former TAL stockholders owned approximately 45% of the outstanding equity of the Company. The consolidated financial statements include the accounts of the Company and its subsidiaries.

The consideration for the transaction was paid in common shares of Triton with TAL stockholders receiving one common share of Triton in exchange for each share of the 33.4 million TAL common shares and TCIL’s shareholders received approximately 0.80 Triton common shares for each of TCIL's common shares. The fair value of the consideration, or the purchase price was $510.2 million. This amount was derived based on the fair value of the shares issued to former TAL stockholders on the closing date of July 12, 2016 when the closing stock price was $15.28 per share.
B.    Basis of Presentation
The consolidated financial statements of the Company presented herein reflect the consolidated results of operations of TIL and its subsidiaries, and include the results of operations of TAL after July 12, 2016, the date of the completion of the Merger. The consolidated financial statements of the Company presented for periods prior to the Merger represent the historical financial statements of TCIL, the accounting acquirer. Certain reclassifications have been made to the accompanying prior period financial statements and notes to conform to the current year's presentation. All intercompany transactions and balances have been eliminated in consolidation.
In addition, certain information and note disclosures normally included in financial statements prepared in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles have been condensed or omitted pursuant to such rules and regulations, although the Company believes that the disclosures are adequate to make the information presented not misleading. These financial statements reflect, in the opinion of management, all adjustments (consisting only of normal recurring adjustments) necessary to present fairly the results for the interim periods. The results of operations for such interim periods are not necessarily indicative of the results for the full year. These financial statements should be read in conjunction with the consolidated financial statements and the notes thereto included in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC, on March 17, 2017, as amended, and our other reports filed with the SEC through the current date pursuant to the Exchange Act.
The preparation of financial statements in conformity with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities, the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting period and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements. Such estimates include our estimates in connection with purchase accounting, residual value, depreciable lives, values of assets held for sale, and estimates related to the bankruptcy of a lessee (including amounts for recoveries under insurance policies as described below) among others. Actual results could differ from those estimates.


8

TRITON INTERNATIONAL LIMITED
NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (Continued)

Note 1—Description of the Business, Basis of Presentation and Recently Adopted Accounting Pronouncements (continued)
C.    Lessee Bankruptcy in 2016
On August 31, 2016, Hanjin Shipping Co. ("Hanjin"), a lessee of the Company, filed for court protection and immediately began a liquidation process. At that time, we had approximately 87,000 container units on lease to Hanjin with a net book value of $243.3 million.

The Company maintained credit insurance to cover the value of such containers that are unrecoverable, costs incurred to recover containers and a portion of lost lease revenue (limited up to six months or until a container is recovered, repaired, and available for re-lease) all subject to a deductible. In connection with the Hanjin bankruptcy, the Company recorded a charge of $29.7 million during the third quarter ended September 30, 2016 comprised of bad debt expense and a charge for costs not expected to be recovered due to deductible limits. The Company has recorded a receivable under its insurance policies of approximately $32.3 million. At the present time, the Company believes the anticipated losses as a result of Hanjin will be recoverable under the insurance policies, subject to the deductible limits.
The Company estimates that a large portion of its equipment will ultimately be recovered, and this estimate has been considered into the estimated loss described above.

D.    Pro Forma Disclosure
The following table provides the unaudited pro forma results of operations, which gives effect to the Merger as if it had occurred on January 1, 2016. The pro forma results of operations reflects adjustments (i) to adjust amortization and depreciation expense resulting from the write-down of leasing equipment to fair value and the fair value of operating lease contracts over the current market rate as a result of purchase accounting and (ii) to eliminate non-recurring charges that were incurred in connection with the transactions including acquisition-related share-based compensation, transaction costs related to legal, accounting, and other advisory fees, and transaction costs related to retention and benefit costs.
The unaudited pro forma results do not include any anticipated synergies or other expected benefits of the Merger. The unaudited pro forma financial information presented below is not necessarily indicative of either future results of operations or results that might have been achieved had the Merger occurred as of January 1, 2016.
 
Three months ended
March 31, 2016
 
(in thousands)
Total leasing revenues
$
281,626

Net income attributable to shareholders
$
7,448


9

TRITON INTERNATIONAL LIMITED
NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (Continued)

Note 1—Description of the Business, Basis of Presentation and Recently Adopted Accounting Pronouncements (continued)
E.    New Accounting Pronouncements
In February 2016, the FASB issued Accounting Standards Update No. 2016-02 ("ASU No. 2016-02"), Leases (Topic 842) that replaces existing lease accounting guidance. Among other things, in the amendments in ASU 2016-02, lessees will be required to recognize the following for all leases (with the exception of short-term leases) at the commencement date:

A lease liability, which is a lessee's obligation to make lease payments arising from a lease, measured on a discounted basis; and

A right-of-use asset, which is an asset that represents the lessee's right to use, or control the use of, a specified asset for the lease term.

The accounting that will be applied by lessors under ASC 842 is largely unchanged from previous GAAP. Certain targeted improvements were made to align, where necessary, lessor accounting with the lessee accounting model and ASC 606, Revenue from Contracts with Customers. The new lease guidance will become effective for the Company for periods beginning after December 15, 2018. The Company is currently evaluating the effect the guidance will have on the Consolidated Financial Statements, but does not expect any material impact to its Consolidated Financial Statements.

In March 2016, the FASB issued Accounting Standards Update No. 2016-08 ("ASU No. 2016-08"), Revenue from Contracts with Customers (Topic 606), amending previous updates regarding this topic. Leasing revenue recognition is specifically excluded from this ASU, and therefore, the new standard will only apply to Equipment Trading revenues and sales of leasing equipment. As the majority of our sales contracts are for containers and do not contain multiple elements we expect the impact to be minimal. The effective date is interim periods beginning after December 15, 2017. Earlier application is permitted. The Company is evaluating the transition method that will be elected and the potential effects of adopting the provisions of ASU No. 2016-08.

In March 2016, the FASB issued Accounting Standards Update No. ASU No. 2016-09 ("ASU No. 2016-09") Compensation - Stock Compensation (Topic 718) Improvements to Employee Share-Based Payment Accounting. The guidance simplifies several aspects of the accounting for share-based payment transactions, including the income tax consequences, classification of awards as either equity or liabilities, and classification on the statement of cash flows. The guidance will be effective for fiscal years and interim periods beginning after December 15, 2016, and early adoption is permitted. Under ASU No. 2016-09, all excess tax benefits and deficiencies related to employee share-based compensation will be recognized within the provision for
income taxes rather than additional paid-in capital under the prior guidance. The adoption of ASU No. 2016-09 resulted in the recognition of excess tax benefits as a reduction in our Net deferred tax liability account and an increase in accumulated earnings of $6.6 million for the three months ended March 31, 2017. In addition, the adoption of ASU No. 2016-09 had no impact on the financial statements with respect to forfeited awards as historically, the Company has not experienced any forfeitures and had not estimated a forfeitures rate.

In June 2016, the FASB issued Accounting Standards Update No. ASU 2016-13 ("ASU No. 2016-13") Financial Instruments - Credit Losses (Topic 326) Measurement of Credit Losses on Financial Instruments. The guidance affects trade receivables and net investments in leases. The guidance requires the measurement of expected credit losses to be based on relevant information from past events, including historical experiences, current conditions and reasonable and supportable forecasts that affect collectibility. The new guidance will be effective for fiscal years and interim periods beginning after December 15, 2019 and early adoption is permitted for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2018, including interim periods within those fiscal years. Different components of the guidance require modified retrospective and/or prospective adoption. We are currently assessing whether we will early adopt, and the impact on our financial statements is not currently estimable.


10

TRITON INTERNATIONAL LIMITED
NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (Continued)

Note 1—Description of the Business, Basis of Presentation and Recently Adopted Accounting Pronouncements (continued)
In August 2016, the FASB issued Accounting Standards Update No. 2016-15 ("ASU No. 2016-15"), Statement of Cash Flows (Topic 230): Classification of Certain Receipts and Cash Payments. The updated amendment provides guidance as to where certain cash flow items are presented, including debt prepayment or debt extinguishment costs and proceeds from the settlement of insurance claims. The update to the standard is effective for the Company for periods beginning after December 15, 2017. The Company believes the guidance will have a minimal effect on the presentation in the Consolidated Financial Statements.

In October 2016, FASB issued Accounting Standards Update No. 2016-16 (“ASU No. 2016-16”), Accounting for Income Taxes (Topic 740): Intra-Entity Asset Transfers of Assets Other than Inventory. The ASU eliminates the deferral of the tax effects of intra-entity asset transfers other than inventory. As a result, the tax expense from the intercompany sale of assets, other than inventory, and associated changes to deferred taxes will be recognized when the sale occurs even though the pre-tax effects of the transaction have not been recognized. The update to the standard is effective for the Company for periods beginning after December 15, 2017. The effect the guidance will have on the Consolidated Financial Statements of the Company will depend on the nature and amount of future transactions.

In November 2016, the FASB issued Accounting Standards Update No. 2016-18 ("ASU No. 2016-18"), Statement of Cash Flows (Topic 230): Restricted Cash. The amendments in ASU 2016-18 require that a statement of cash flows explain the change during the period in the total of cash, cash equivalents, and amounts generally described as restricted cash or restricted cash equivalents. As a result, amounts generally described as restricted cash and restricted cash equivalents should be included with cash and cash equivalents when reconciling the beginning-of-period and end-of-period total amounts shown on the statement of cash flows. The amendments do not provide a definition of restricted cash or restricted cash equivalents. The update to the standard is effective for the Company for periods beginning after December 15, 2017. The Company believes the guidance will have a minimal effect on the presentation on the presentation on the Consolidated Financial Statements.

In January 2017, the FASB issued Accounting Standards Update No. 2017-04 ("ASU No. 2017-04"), Intangibles - Goodwill and Other (Topic 350): Simplifying the Test for Goodwill Impairment. The Board eliminated Step 2 from the goodwill impairment test. In computing the implied fair value of goodwill under Step 2, an entity had to perform procedures to determine the fair value at the impairment testing date of its assets and liabilities (including unrecognized assets and liabilities) following the procedure that would be required in determining the fair value of assets acquired and liabilities assumed in a business combination. Instead, under the amendments in this update, an entity should perform its annual, or interim, goodwill impairment test by comparing the fair value of a reporting unit with its carrying amount. An entity should recognize an impairment charge for the amount by which the carrying amount exceeds the reporting unit’s fair value; however, the loss recognized should not exceed the total amount of goodwill allocated to that reporting unit. Additionally, an entity should consider income tax effects from any tax deductible goodwill on the carrying amount of the reporting unit when measuring the goodwill impairment loss, if applicable. The FASB also eliminated the requirements for any reporting unit with a zero or negative carrying amount to perform a qualitative assessment and, if it fails that qualitative test, to perform Step 2 of the goodwill impairment test. Therefore, the same impairment assessment applies to all reporting units. An entity is required to disclose the amount of goodwill allocated to each reporting unit with a zero or negative carrying amount of net assets. An entity still has the option to perform the qualitative assessment for a reporting unit to determine if the quantitative impairment test is necessary. The update to the standard is effective for the Company for periods beginning after December 15, 2019. The Company is currently evaluating the effect the guidance will have on the Consolidated Financial Statements.

11

TRITON INTERNATIONAL LIMITED
NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (Continued)

Note 2—Fair Value of Financial Instruments
The Company believes that the carrying amounts of its cash and cash equivalents, accounts receivable, equipment purchases payable, and accounts payable approximated their fair values as of March 31, 2017 and December 31, 2016.
Fair value represents the price that would be received upon the sale of an asset or paid to transfer a liability in an orderly transaction between market participants at the measurement date. The Company utilizes the following fair value hierarchy when selecting inputs for its valuation techniques, with the highest priority given to Level 1:
Level 1—Financial assets and liabilities whose values are based on observable inputs such as quoted prices for identical instruments in active markets (unadjusted).
Level 2—Financial assets and liabilities whose values are based on observable inputs such as (i) quoted prices for similar instruments in active markets, (ii) quoted prices for identical or similar instruments in markets that are not active, or (iii) model-derived valuations in which all significant inputs are observable in active markets.
Level 3—Financial assets and liabilities whose values are derived from valuation techniques based on one or more significant unobservable inputs.
The Company does not record debt at fair value in its consolidated balance sheets. The fair value, which was measured using Level 2 inputs, and the carrying value of the Company's debt is listed in the table below as of the dates indicated (in thousands):
 
March 31,
2017
 
December 31,
2016
Liabilities
 
 
 
Total debt(1) - carrying value
$
6,504,607

 
$
6,373,448

Total debt(1) - estimated fair value
$
6,552,213

 
$
6,316,229

______________________________________________________________________________
(1) Excludes unamortized deferred financing costs of $26.0 million and $20.0 million as of March 31, 2017 and December 31, 2016, respectively.
We determine fair value of Equipment held for sale, by reference to recent sales prices and other factors. Equipment held for sale is recorded at the lower of fair value or carrying value and an impairment charge is recorded when the carrying value of the asset exceeds its fair value. The following table summarizes the portion of the Company’s Equipment held for sale measured at fair value as of the periods indicated below and the cumulative impairment charges recorded to net gain (loss) on sale of leasing equipment through the periods indicated below (in thousands):
 
March 31,
2017
 
December 31,
2016
Assets
 
 
 
Equipment held for sale - assets at fair value(1)
$
34,047

 
$
41,067

Cumulative impairment charges
$
(7,991
)
 
$
(12,063
)
___________________________________________________________________________
(1) Represents the carrying value of containers included in Equipment held for sale in the consolidated balance sheets that have been impaired to write down the value of the containers to their estimated fair value less cost to sell.
These fair value measurements use level 2 inputs on a non-recurring basis.
For the fair value of derivatives, please refer to Note 6 - "Derivative Instruments".

12

TRITON INTERNATIONAL LIMITED
NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (Continued)

Note 3—Share Based Compensation and Other Equity Matters
The Company accounts for compensation cost relating to share-based payment transactions in accordance with the FASB Accounting Standards Codification No. 718, Compensation-Stock Compensation. The cost is measured at the grant date, based on the calculated fair value of the award, and is recognized as an expense over the employee's requisite service period (generally the vesting period of the equity award) on a straight-line basis.
The Company recognized $1.1 million of compensation costs in administrative expenses under the Company's stock-based compensation plan for the three months ended March 31, 2017. The Company recognized $1.4 million of compensation costs in administrative expenses related to options granted under an option plan for the three months ended March 31, 2016 established by TCIL prior to the Merger.

Total unrecognized compensation costs of approximately $10.8 million as of March 31, 2017 relating to restricted shares granted during 2016 and 2017 will be recognized over the remaining weighted average vesting period of approximately 2.3 years.

For the three months ended March 31, 2017, the Company’s Compensation Committee approved the grants of restricted shares of 121,702 to certain employees.
Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income
Accumulated other comprehensive income consisted of the following as of the dates indicated (in thousands and net of tax effects):
 
Cash Flow
Hedges
 
Foreign
Currency
Translation
 
Accumulated Other Comprehensive (Loss) Income
Balance as of December 31, 2016
$
31,182

 
$
(4,424
)
 
$
26,758

Change in fair value of derivative instruments designated as cash flow hedges
432

 

 
432

Reclassification of realized loss on interest rate swap agreements designated as cash flow hedges
510

 

 
510

Foreign currency translation adjustment

 
(3
)
 
(3
)
Other comprehensive income (loss)
942

 
(3
)
 
939

Balance as of March 31, 2017
$
32,124

 
$
(4,427
)
 
$
27,697

 
Cash Flow
Hedges
 
Foreign
Currency
Translation
 
Accumulated Other Comprehensive (Loss) Income
Balance as of December 31, 2015
$

 
$
(3,666
)
 
$
(3,666
)
Foreign currency translation adjustment

 
101

 
101

Other comprehensive income

 
101

 
101

Balance as of March 31, 2016
$

 
$
(3,565
)
 
$
(3,565
)

13

TRITON INTERNATIONAL LIMITED
NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (Continued)

Note 3—Share Based Compensation and Other Equity Matters (continued)
The following table presents reclassifications out of Accumulated other comprehensive income for the period indicated (in thousands):
 
Amounts Reclassified From Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income
Affected Line Item
in the Consolidated
Statements of Income
 
Three Months Ended March 31,
 
2017
 
2016
Amounts reclassified from Accumulated other comprehensive income related to designated interest rate swaps
$
767

 
$

Interest and debt expense
Income tax (benefit)
(257
)
 

Income tax expense
Amounts reclassified from Accumulated other comprehensive income
$
510

 
$

Net income

Note 4—Net Investment in Finance Leases
The following table represents the components of the net investment in finance leases (in thousands):
 
March 31,
2017
 
December 31,
2016
Future minimum lease payment receivable
$
338,156

 
$
354,338

Estimated residuals receivable
65,688

 
65,793

Allowance on gross finance lease receivables
(527
)
 
(527
)
Gross finance lease receivables, net of allowance
403,317

 
419,604

Unearned income
(68,064
)
 
(72,794
)
Net investment in finance leases
$
335,253

 
$
346,810

The Company evaluates potential losses in its finance lease portfolio by regularly reviewing the specific receivables in the portfolio and analyzing historical loss experience. Net investment in finance lease receivables is generally charged off after an analysis is completed which indicates that collection of the full balance is remote.
The Company maintains allowances, if necessary, for doubtful accounts and estimated losses resulting from the inability of its lessees to make required payments under direct financing. These allowances are based on, but not limited to, each lessee’s payment history, management’s current assessment of each lessee’s financial condition and the adequacy of the fair value of containers that collateralize the leases compared to the book value of the related net investment in direct finance leases. The Company has one customer classified as non-accrual which is fully reserved for and recognizes income on gross finance lease receivables as cash collections are received. The following table represents the activity of the Company's allowance on gross finance lease receivables for the periods presented (in thousands):
 
Beginning
Balance
 
Additions/
(Reversals)
 
Ending
Balance
Finance Lease— Allowance for doubtful accounts:
 
 
 
 
 
For the three months ended
 
 
 
 
 
March 31, 2017
$
527

 
$

 
$
527


14

TRITON INTERNATIONAL LIMITED
NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (Continued)

Note 5—Debt
Debt consisted of the following (amounts in thousands):
 
March 31,
2017
 
December 31,
2016
Institutional notes
$
2,232,790

 
$
2,233,874

Asset backed securitization (ABS) notes
1,326,977

 
1,384,235

Term loan facilities
1,530,538

 
1,332,030

Asset backed warehouse facility
660,000

 
660,000

Revolving credit facilities
666,250

 
708,750

Capital lease obligations
126,903

 
96,775

Total debt outstanding
6,543,458

 
6,415,664

Deferred financing costs
(26,005
)
 
(19,999
)
Purchase price debt adjustment
(38,851
)
 
(42,216
)
Debt, net
$
6,478,602

 
$
6,353,449

As of March 31, 2017, the Company had $3,259.6 million of debt outstanding on facilities with fixed interest rates and $3,283.9 million of debt outstanding on facilities with interest rates based on floating rate indices (primarily LIBOR). The Company economically hedges the risks associated with fluctuations in interest rates on a portion of its floating rate borrowings by entering into interest rate swap agreements that convert a portion of its floating rate debt to a fixed rate basis. As of March 31, 2017, the Company had interest rate swaps in place with a notional amount of $1,980.3 million to fix the floating interest rates on a portion of its floating rate debt obligations.
The Company is subject to certain financial covenants under its debt facilities, and as of March 31, 2017, was in compliance with all such covenants.
Asset Backed Warehouse Facility
On March 10, 2017, the Company entered into a floating rate ABS warehouse facility with a borrowing capacity of $400 million. The first $200 million of this commitment has a two year revolving period followed by a three year term period. The second $200 million of this commitment has a one year revolving period followed by an eighteen month term period.

Capital Lease Obligations

During January 2017, the Company entered into two lease transactions with financial institutions to finance the purchase of new containers for approximately $35 million. The lease transactions are accounted for as capital leases over the term period of eight years and contain two early buyout options.

Term Loan Facilities

In February 2017, the Company secured financing on one of its owned properties for approximately $19 million at a floating rate for a period of three years.

In the first quarter of 2017, the Company increased the commitment on certain of its existing term loan facilities by $125 million.



15

TRITON INTERNATIONAL LIMITED
NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (Continued)

Note 6—Derivative Instruments
Interest Rate Swaps
The Company has entered into interest rate swap agreements to manage interest rate risk exposure. Interest rate swap agreements are utilized by the Company to effectively modify the Company's exposure to interest rate risk by converting a portion of its floating rate debt to a fixed rate basis, thus reducing the impact of interest rate changes on future interest expense. Such agreements involve the receipt of floating rate amounts in exchange for fixed rate interest payments over the lives of the agreements without an exchange of the underlying principal amounts. The counterparties to the Company's interest rate swap agreements are highly rated financial institutions. In the unlikely event that the counterparties fail to meet the terms of the interest rate swap agreements, the Company's exposure is limited to the interest rate differential on the notional amount at each monthly settlement period over the life of the agreements. The Company does not anticipate any non-performance by the counterparties. Substantially all of the assets of certain indirect, wholly owned subsidiaries of the Company have been pledged as collateral for the underlying indebtedness and the amounts payable under the interest rate swap agreements for each of these entities. In addition, certain assets of the Company's subsidiaries, are pledged as collateral for various credit facilities and the amounts payable under certain interest rate swap agreements.
As of March 31, 2017, the Company had interest rate swap and cap agreements in place to fix the floating interest rates on a portion of the borrowings under its debt facilities as summarized below:
Derivatives
 
Net Notional Amount
 
Weighted Average
Fixed Leg (Pay) Interest Rate
 
Cap Rate
 
Weighted Average
Remaining Term
Interest rate swaps
 
$1,980.3 Million
 
1.64%
 
—%
 
3.9 years
Interest rate caps
 
$76.8 Million
 
—%
 
4.0%
 
0.7 years

Interest Rate Swaps Activity
On March 9, 2017, the Company entered into two interest rate swap agreements for a total of $400 million that involve the receipt of floating rate amounts in exchange for fixed rate interest payments in order to fix the interest rate on a portion of the borrowings under its floating rate debt facilities. The agreements are non-amortizing over a one year term. The Company has designated these interest rate swap agreements as cash flow hedges for accounting purposes.
Fair Value of Derivative Instruments
Under the criteria established by ASC 820, the Company has elected to use the income approach to value its interest rate swap agreements, using observable Level 2 market expectations at the measurement date and standard valuation techniques to convert future amounts to a single present amount (discounted) assuming that participants are motivated, but not compelled to transact. The Level 2 inputs for the interest rate swap and forward valuations are limited to quoted prices for similar assets or liabilities in active markets and inputs other than quoted prices that are observable for the asset or liability (specifically LIBOR cash and swap rates, basis swap adjustments and credit risk at commonly quoted intervals).












16

TRITON INTERNATIONAL LIMITED
NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (Continued)

Note 6—Derivative Instruments (Continued)
Location of Derivative Instruments in Financial Statements
 
 
Fair Value of Derivative Instruments
(In Millions)
 
 
Asset Derivatives
 
Liability Derivatives
 
 
March 31, 2017
 
December 31, 2016
 
March 31, 2017
 
December 31, 2016
Derivative Instrument
Balance Sheet Location
Fair
Value
 
Fair
Value
 
Fair
Value
 
Fair
Value
Interest rate swap contracts, designated as cash flow hedges
Fair value of derivative instruments
$
1.5

 
$
0.5

 
$
5.8

 
$
8.7

Interest rate swap contracts, not designated
Fair value of derivative instruments
6.4

 
5.2

 
0.4

 
0.7

Total derivatives
$
7.9

 
$
5.7

 
$
6.2

 
$
9.4

 
 
Effect of Derivative Instruments on Consolidated Statements of Operations and Statements of Comprehensive Income
(In Millions)
 
 
Three Months Ended March 31,
 
Location of Loss (Gain) on
Derivative Instruments

2017
 
2016
Realized loss on non-designated interest rate swaps
Realized loss on derivative instruments, net
$
0.6

 
$
0.7

Change in fair value of derivatives, designated as cash flow hedges
Other comprehensive income
$
(0.7
)
 
$

Realized loss on designated interest rate swap agreements
Interest and debt expense
$
0.8

 
$

Net (gain) loss on interest rate swaps, not designated
Unrealized (gain) loss on derivative instruments, net
$
(1.5
)
 
$
4.6


17

TRITON INTERNATIONAL LIMITED
NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (Continued)

Note 7—Segment and Geographic Information
Industry Segment Information
The Company conducts its business activities in one industry, intermodal transportation equipment, and has two reporting segments:
Equipment leasing—the Company owns, leases and ultimately disposes of containers and chassis from its lease fleet, as well as manages leasing activities for containers owned by third parties.

Equipment trading—the Company purchases containers from shipping line customers, and other sellers of containers, and resells these containers to container retailers and users of containers for storage or one-way shipment. Included in the Equipment trading segment revenues are leasing revenues from equipment purchased for resale that is currently on lease until the containers are dropped off.

These operating segments were determined based on the chief operating decision maker's review and resource allocation of the products and services offered.
Triton acquired the Equipment Trading segment as part of the Merger on July 12, 2016. Prior to the Merger, the Company operated in only one segment - Equipment Leasing and therefore all income and assets were attributed to the Leasing segment for periods prior to the Merger.
The following table show segment information for the periods indicated and the consolidated totals reported (in thousands):
 
Three Months Ended March 31,
 
2017
 
2016
 
Equipment
Leasing
 
Equipment
Trading
 
Totals
 
Equipment
Leasing
 
Equipment
Trading
 
Totals
Total leasing revenues
$
264,859

 
$
743

 
$
265,602

 
$
163,025

 
$

 
$
163,025

Trading margin

 
392

 
392

 

 

 

Net gain (loss) on sale of leasing equipment
5,161

 

 
5,161

 
(1,837
)
 

 
(1,837
)
Depreciation and amortization expense
117,721

 
159

 
117,880

 
79,144

 

 
79,144

Interest and debt expense
63,128

 
376

 
63,504

 
33,698

 

 
33,698

Realized loss on derivative instruments, net
599

 

 
599

 
654

 

 
654

Income before income taxes(1)
41,632

 
315

 
41,947

 
15,653

 

 
15,653

Equipment held for sale at March 31
77,800

 
27,154

 
104,954

 

 

 

Goodwill at March 31
220,864

 
15,801

 
236,665

 

 

 

Total assets at March 31
8,899,311

 
60,748

 
8,960,059

 
4,576,761

 

 
4,576,761

Purchases of leasing equipment and investments in finance leases(2)
265,706

 

 
265,706

 
43,092

 

 
43,092

_______________________________________________________________________________
(1)
Segment income before income taxes excludes unrealized gains or losses on interest rate swaps and the write-off of deferred financing costs. Unrealized gains on interest rate swaps were $1.5 million and unrealized losses on interest rate swaps $4.6 million for the three months ended March 31, 2017 and 2016, respectively. There were no write-offs of deferred financing costs for the three months ended March 31, 2017 and 2016, respectively.

(2)
Represents cash disbursements for purchases of leasing equipment and investments in finance leases as reflected in the consolidated statements of cash flows for the periods indicated, but excludes cash flows associated with the purchase of equipment held for resale.

18

TRITON INTERNATIONAL LIMITED
NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (Continued)

Note 7—Segment and Geographic Information (continued)
There are no intercompany revenues or expenses between segments. Certain administrative expenses have been allocated between segments based on an estimate of services provided to each segment. A portion of the Company's equipment purchased for resale was purchased through certain sale-leaseback transactions with our shipping line customers. Due to the expected longer term nature of these transactions, these purchases are reflected as leasing equipment as opposed to equipment held for sale and the cash flows associated with these transactions are reflected as purchases of leasing equipment and proceeds from the sale of equipment in investing activities in the Company's consolidated statements of cash flows.
Geographic Segment Information
The Company earns most of its leasing revenues from international containers which are deployed by its customers in a wide variety of global trade routes. Substantially all of the Company's leasing related revenue is denominated in U.S. dollars.
The following table represents the geographic allocation of equipment leasing revenues for the periods indicated based on customers' primary domicile (in thousands):
 
Three Months Ended March 31,
 
2017
 
2016
Total leasing revenues:
 
 
 
Asia
$
114,377

 
$
86,554

Europe
119,369

 
54,580

North America / South America
21,889

 
13,197

Bermuda
116

 
102

Other International
9,851

 
8,592

Total
$
265,602

 
$
163,025

As most of the Company's containers are used internationally, where no one container is domiciled in one particular place for a prolonged period of time, substantially all of the Company's long-lived assets are considered to be international.
The following table represents the geographic allocation of equipment trading revenues for the three months ended March 31, 2017 (the Company had no equipment trading revenues for the three months ended March 31, 2016) based on the location of sale (in thousands):
 
Three Months Ended March 31,
 
2017
Total equipment trading revenues:
 
Asia
$
1,957

Europe
1,586

North America / South America
1,120

Other International
821

Total
$
5,484


19

TRITON INTERNATIONAL LIMITED
NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (Continued)

Note 8—Commitments
Purchase Commitments
At March 31, 2017, commitments for capital expenditures totaled approximately $246.0 million.
Retention Bonus Plan

Effective May 23, 2011, TCIL established a bonus plan to award bonuses to certain employees for continued service (the “Retention Bonus Plan”). In accordance with the terms of the Retention Bonus Plan agreement, specified bonus amounts, plus interest compounded annually, will be paid to all participants in the Retention Bonus Plan on May 23, 2017 (the “payment date”). The total bonus amount and its applicable compounded interest is accrued on a straight-line basis until the payment date and is recorded as an increase in accrued compensation included in accounts payable and other accrued expenses on the consolidated balance sheets and as long-term compensation expense included in transaction and other costs on the consolidated statements of operations. Specified bonus amounts will be paid to participants on the earlier of their termination date or May 23, 2017.

On October 26, 2015, TCIL established an incremental retention bonus plan (the “Plan”) to award bonuses to certain other employees not included in the above plan for continued service. The Plan became effective on the closing date of the Merger with TAL. Specified bonus amounts will be paid to all Plan participants on the earlier of their termination date or May 23, 2017.

Effective November 9, 2015, TAL established a bonus plan to award bonuses to certain employees for continued service (the “TAL Retention Bonus Plan”). In accordance with the terms of the TAL Retention Bonus Plan agreement, specified bonus amounts will be paid to all participants on the earlier of their termination date or June 30, 2017.
A roll-forward of the retention bonus liability balance is as follows:
(in thousands)
Total
Balance at December 31, 2016
$
25,175

Accrual
2,153

Payments
(1,275
)
Balance at March 31, 2017
$
26,053


Severance Plan

On October 26, 2015 and November 9, 2015, TCIL and TAL, respectively, established severance plans in order to provide severance benefits to eligible employees who are involuntarily terminated for reasons other than cause, or who resign for “good reason”. Employees eligible for benefits under the respective severance plans would receive a severance award and other benefits based upon their tenure with TCIL and TAL. No accruals were recorded under the plan prior to the close of the Merger on July 12, 2016.

The severance balance is as follows:
(in thousands)
Total
Balance at December 31, 2016
$
20,718

Accrual
(195
)
Payments
(6,228
)
Balance at March 31, 2017
$
14,295


20

TRITON INTERNATIONAL LIMITED
NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (Continued)

Note 9—Income Taxes
The consolidated income tax expense for the three months ended March 31, 2017 and 2016, respectively, was determined primarily based upon estimates of the Company's consolidated effective income tax rates for the quarter ending December 31, 2017 and 2016. Our effective tax rate increased to 16.4% for the three months ended March 31, 2017 from 9.0% in the same period in 2016. The increase in the effective tax rate is mainly due to the inclusion of income tax expense from TAL, at a higher U.S. effective tax rate.
Note 10—Related Party Transactions
Payments to Affiliate
Payments made to an affiliate for services which were mainly related to container repositioning for the periods indicated below were as follows:
Marine Container Services (India) Private Limited (“MCS”) is a related party, as MCS is party to a joint venture agreement with TCIL. Payments made to MCS for services related primarily to container operations for the periods indicated below were as follows (in thousands):
 
Three Months Ended March 31,
 
2017
 
2016
Payments to MCS
$
80

 
$
73

TCIL holds a 50% interest in TriStar Container Services (Asia) Private Limited (“TriStar”) which is primarily engaged in the selling and leasing of container equipment in the domestic and short sea markets in India. TCIL includes an equity investment in TriStar on the balance sheet included in “Other assets”. TCIL has direct finance leases and a loan payable with TriStar detailed below (in thousands):
 
Three Months Ended March 31,
 
2017
 
2016
Payments received from TriStar on direct finance leases
$
424

 
$
414

Payments received from TriStar on loan payable
$
43

 
$
44

Direct finance lease balance
$
12,181

 
$
9,974

Loan payable balance
$
84

 
$
168

Note 11—Subsequent Events
We have evaluated events subsequent to the balance sheet date and prior to the filing of this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2017 and have determined that no events have occurred that would require adjustment to our consolidated financial statements.
Quarterly Dividend
On May 10, 2017, the Company's Board of Directors approved and declared a $0.45 per share quarterly cash dividend on its issued and outstanding common shares, payable on June 22, 2017 to shareholders of record at the close of business on June 1, 2017.
Debt Facilities

Effective April 1, 2017, both TAL and TCIL obtained the necessary consents from lenders and noteholders to appoint TCIL as manager of all of TAL’s container fleet including those containers in special purpose entities and indirect wholly owned subsidiaries of TAL that have issued asset backed notes. TCIL will replace TAL International Container Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of TAL as manager. 

In April 2017, the Company issued $281 million of fixed rate secured notes under one of its ABS facilities. The notes, which are rated "A" by S&P were issued with an effective yield of 5.16% and have a scheduled maturity of April 2027.

21


ITEM 2.    MANAGEMENT'S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS
      The statements in this discussion regarding industry outlook, our expectations regarding our future performance, liquidity and capital resources and other non-historical statements are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, the risks and uncertainties described under "Risk Factors" and "Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements" as discussed in our Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC on March 17, 2017, as amended (the "Form 10-K"). Our actual results may differ materially from those contained in or implied by any forward-looking statements.
Our Company
On July 12, 2016, Triton Container International Limited (“TCIL”) and TAL International Group, Inc. (“TAL”) combined in an all-stock merger (the "Merger"). Under the terms of the Transaction Agreement, TCIL and TAL combined under a newly formed company, Triton International Limited (“Triton” or the “Company”). TCIL has been treated as the acquirer in the Merger for accounting purposes, and therefore, the results of operations for Triton, included herein, for the periods prior to the Merger on July 12, 2016 are for TCIL operations alone. However, certain operating statistics included in this section reflect the combined statistics for TCIL and TAL prior to the Merger in order to show overall operating trends more clearly.

Triton, is the world's largest lessor of intermodal containers and chassis. Intermodal containers are large, standardized steel boxes used to transport freight by ship, rail or truck. Because of the handling efficiencies they provide, intermodal containers are the primary means by which many goods and materials are shipped internationally. Chassis are used for the transportation of containers.

We operate our business in one industry, intermodal transportation equipment, and have two business segments:

Equipment leasing - we own, lease and ultimately dispose of containers and chassis from our lease fleet, as well as manage containers owned by third parties.

Equipment trading - we purchase containers from shipping line customers, and other sellers of containers, and resell these containers to container retailers and users of containers for storage or one-way shipment.

Operations
Our operations include the acquisition, leasing, re-leasing and subsequent sale of multiple types of intermodal containers and chassis. As of March 31, 2017, our total fleet consisted of 3,191,454 containers and chassis, representing 5,254,395 twenty-foot equivalent units ("TEU"). We have an extensive global presence, offering leasing services through 26 offices in 14 countries and approximately 470 third party container depot facilities in approximately 46 countries as of March 31, 2017. Our customers are among the largest shipping lines in the world. For the three months ended March 31, 2017, our twenty largest customers accounted for 81% of our leasing billings, our five largest customers accounted for 55% of our lease billings, our largest customer, CMA CGM, accounted for 19% of our lease billings, and our second largest customer, Mediterranean Shipping Company, accounted for 15% of our lease billings.
We lease five types of equipment: (1) dry containers, which are used for general cargo such as manufactured component parts, consumer staples, electronics and apparel, (2) refrigerated containers, which are used for perishable items such as fresh and frozen foods, (3) special containers, which are used for heavy and over-sized cargo such as marble slabs, building products and machinery, (4) tank containers, which are used to transport bulk liquid products such as chemicals, and (5) chassis, which are used for the transportation of containers. Our in-house equipment sales group manages the sale process for our used containers and chassis from our equipment leasing fleet and buys and sells used and new containers and chassis acquired from third parties.



22


As a result of the Merger on July 12, 2016, we added 1,561,763 units, or 2,573,086 TEU to our fleet. The following tables provide the composition of our equipment fleet as of March 31, 2017 and December 31, 2016 and the combined fleets of TCIL and TAL as of March 31, 2016, indicated in units, TEU and cost equivalent units, or "CEU". Management believes this combined fleet information is relevant when evaluating key operating metrics, such as container fleet growth and utilization, and analyzing historical trends.
 
Equipment Fleet in Units(1)
 
Equipment Fleet in TEU(1)
 
March 31, 2017
 
December 31, 2016
 
March 31, 2016
 
March 31, 2017
 
December 31, 2016
 
March 31, 2016
Dry
2,835,075

 
2,747,497

 
2,636,095

 
4,604,595

 
4,443,935

 
4,232,676

Refrigerated
220,158

 
217,564

 
202,337

 
422,922

 
417,634

 
387,267

Special
82,867

 
84,077

 
87,305

 
145,410

 
147,217

 
152,477

Tank
11,958

 
11,961

 
11,422

 
11,958

 
11,961

 
11,422

Chassis
21,116

 
21,172

 
21,806

 
38,220

 
38,321

 
39,395

Equipment leasing fleet
3,171,174

 
3,082,271

 
2,958,965

 
5,223,105

 
5,059,068

 
4,823,237

Equipment trading fleet
20,280

 
15,927

 
19,874

 
31,290

 
26,276

 
33,423

Total
3,191,454

 
3,098,198

 
2,978,839

 
5,254,395

 
5,085,344

 
4,856,660

 
Equipment Fleet in CEU(1)
 
March 31, 2017
 
December 31, 2016
 
March 31, 2016
Operating leases
6,295,201

 
6,126,320

 
5,912,651

Finance leases
360,869

 
368,468

 
250,874

Equipment trading fleet
74,638

 
72,646

 
98,041

Total
6,730,708

 
6,567,434

 
6,261,566

            
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 1.68, and a 40 foot high cube refrigerated container is 10.0. The CEU ratios used in this calculation may differ slightly from current actual cost ratios and CEU ratios used by others in the industry.
The following table provides the percentage of our equipment fleet in terms of units and CEU as of March 31, 2017:
Equipment Type
Percentage of
total fleet in
units
 
Percentage of total
fleet in CEU
Dry
88.8
%
 
59.8
%
Refrigerated
6.9

 
32.1

Special
2.6

 
2.9

Tank
0.4

 
2.8

Chassis
0.7

 
1.3

Equipment leasing fleet
99.4

 
98.9

Equipment trading fleet
0.6

 
1.1

Total
100.0
%
 
100.0
%
We generally lease our equipment on a per diem basis to our customers under three types of leases: long-term leases, finance leases and service leases. Long-term leases, typically with initial contractual terms ranging from three to eight years, provide us with stable cash flow and low transaction costs by requiring customers to maintain specific units on-hire for the duration of the lease. Finance leases, which are typically structured as full payout leases, provide for a predictable recurring revenue stream with the lowest cost to the customer as customers are generally required to retain the equipment for the duration of its useful life. Service leases command a premium per diem rate in exchange for providing customers with a greater level of operational flexibility by allowing the pick-up and drop-off of units during the lease term. We also have expired long-term

23


leases whose fixed terms have ended but for which the related units remain on-hire and for which we continue to receive rental payments pursuant to the terms of the initial contract. Some leases have contractual terms that have features reflective of both long-term and service leases and we classify such leases as either long-term or service leases, depending upon which features we believe are predominant.
The following table provides a summary of our lease portfolio by lease type, based on CEU on-hire as of March 31, 2017 and December 31, 2016 and the combined lease portfolios of TCIL and TAL as of March 31, 2016:
Lease Portfolio
March 31,
2017

December 31,
2016

March 31,
2016
Long-term leases
67.9
%
 
69.7
%
 
69.5
%
Finance leases
5.9

 
6.3

 
4.6

Service leases
19.1

 
18.5

 
20.0

Expired long-term leases (units on-hire)
7.1

 
5.5

 
5.9

Total
100.0
%
 
100.0
%
 
100.0
%
As of March 31, 2017, December 31, 2016 and March 31, 2016, our long-term and finance leases combined had average remaining contract terms of approximately 39 months, respectively, assuming no leases are renewed.
Operating Performance
The following discussion of market conditions and our operating performance refers to a variety of the Company's critical business metrics and trends including fleet size, utilization, average per diem rates and used container sale prices and volumes. In this section, for the period prior to the Merger, the relevant performance measures for TCIL and TAL have been combined by mathematical addition for comparative purposes. These combined operating metrics do not necessarily reflect what the result would have been if the transaction occurred as of the beginning of the year.
In general, market conditions continued to rebound strongly in the first quarter of 2017 on top of the significant improvements experienced in the second half of 2016. Global containerized trade growth remains modestly positive, but limited new container production over the last eighteen months has resulted in a very tight supply / demand balance for containers, especially for our dry container product line. During the first quarter, we were able to take advantage of the improved market conditions to drive solid improvements in most of our critical operating metrics and our financial performance.
Fleet size.    As of March 31, 2017, our fleet included 6,730,708 CEU, an increase of 2.5% from December 31, 2016, and an increase of 7.5% compared to the combined fleet size for TCIL and TAL as of March 31, 2016. The increase in our fleet size was due to significant investments in new containers and sale-leaseback transactions during the second half of 2016 and the first quarter of 2017. While new container production volumes have remained moderate overall, we have invested aggressively over the last three quarters reflecting an increase in the share of new containers purchased by leasing companies and an increase in our share of new leasing transactions. Our shipping line customers have been facing difficult market conditions for several years, including excess vessel capacity and weak freight rates, and many have been reluctant to place sizable orders for new containers. In addition, several of our container leasing competitors experienced financial challenges during the last year and have reduced their levels of new container investments. As of May 11, 2017, Triton has ordered approximately $930 million in new and sale-leaseback containers for delivery in 2017.
Utilization.    Our average utilization was 95.3% during the first quarter of 2017, an increase from 93.6% in the fourth quarter of 2016 and an increase from 94.0% in the first quarter of 2016 for the combined fleets of TCIL and TAL. As of May 11, 2017, our utilization was 96.4%. Moderate containerized trade growth and limited new dry container production has resulted in a tight supply / demand balance for containers, increased container pickup activity and reduced drop-off volumes. If trade growth remains moderately positive, we expect our utilization will increase further as our dry container product line benefits from seasonally stronger demand during the summer months and as containers previously on-hire to Hanjin continue to be recovered and re-leased to other customers.

24


The following tables set forth the combined equipment fleet utilization(1) for the periods indicated below.
 
Quarter Ended
 
March 31,
2017
 
December 31,
2016
 
September 30,
2016
 
June 30,
2016
 
March 31,
2016
Average Utilization
95.3
%
 
93.6
%
 
92.4
%
 
93.3
%
 
94.0
%

March 31,
2017
 
December 31,
2016
 
September 30,
2016
 
June 30,
2016
 
March 31,
2016
Ending Utilization
95.8
%
 
94.8
%
 
92.6
%
 
93.7
%
 
93.5
%
_______________________________________________________________________________

(1)
Utilization is computed by dividing our 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. For the periods prior to the July 12, 2016 Merger, the utilization reflects the combined utilization of the TCIL and TAL equipment fleets.
Average lease rates.    Average lease rates in the first quarter of 2017 for our dry container product line decreased by 1.1% from the fourth quarter of 2016 and by 12.7% from the first quarter of 2016. After falling for much of 2015 and 2016 market lease rates for dry containers increased strongly during the fourth quarter of 2016 and the first quarter of 2017 due to a rebound in new container prices and increased leasing demand. Market lease rates for dry containers are currently above the average rate of our dry container lease portfolio. However, most new container pick ups during the first quarter of 2017 were on leases negotiated in the third and fourth quarters of 2016, when market lease rates were below current levels. We expect our average dry container lease rates to stabilize, and potentially start to increase, if current market lease rate levels are sustained.
We have a large number of dry container leases with above-average lease rates expiring in 2017 and 2018. We expect the impact of these dry container lease expirations will be relatively limited if the current market lease rate level is sustained, but the negative impact from a large decrease in market lease rates could be substantial.
Average lease rates in the first quarter of 2017 for our refrigerated container product line decreased 1.1% from the fourth quarter of 2016 and by 7.5% from the first quarter of 2016. The cost of refrigerated containers has trended down over the last few years, which has led to lower market lease rates. Market lease rates for refrigerated containers increased in the first quarter of 2017 due to less aggressive investment by leasing companies though they remain below the average refrigerated container lease rates in Triton’s lease portfolio.
The average lease rates for special containers decreased approximately 4.3% in the first quarter of 2017 compared to the first quarter of 2016. Market lease rates for special containers remain below the average lease rates in Triton's lease portfolio.
Equipment disposals.  During the first quarter of 2017 we recognized a $5.2 million gain on the sale of our used containers compared to a loss of $4.3 million in the fourth quarter 2016. This improvement is primarily due to an increase in average sale prices of dry containers. During the first quarter of 2017 average dry container sales prices increased 14% from the fourth quarter of 2016.
While used dry container disposal prices increased strongly in the first quarter, average prices remained below our accounting residuals. We recorded disposal gains in the quarter due to the reversal of impairment charges taken against our inventory of container held for sale in previous periods. We regularly assess the market value of our containers held for sale and mark the containers to the lower of carrying value or market. A large number of the containers sold in the first quarter had been marked down below our accounting residuals when the containers were designated for sale in prior quarters, and we also reversed $3.8 million of impairment charges taken in prior quarters against containers remaining in assets held for sale at the end of the first quarter of 2017.
We expect used container sale prices will continue to increase in 2017 if new container prices remain at their current level and the supply of containers for the leasing market remains tight. However, we expect reduced benefits in the future from the reversal of prior impairment losses.
Credit Risk.    Triton’s credit risk is currently elevated due to the ongoing financial pressure faced by our shipping line customers. The container shipping industry has faced several years of excess vessel capacity, weak freight rates and poor financial results due to the combination of low trade growth and aggressive ordering of mega container vessels. Most of our customers generated financial losses in 2016 and many are burdened with high levels of debt. We anticipate the high volume of new vessels entering service over the next several years will complicate our customers’ efforts to increase freight rates, and we expect our customers’ financial performance will remain under pressure for some time.

25


On August 31, 2016, Hanjin Shipping Co. ("Hanjin"), then one of our largest customers, filed for bankruptcy court protection and defaulted on our lease agreements. Hanjin quickly ceased active operations and notified us that they would terminate our lease agreements. Hanjin had approximately 87,000 of our containers on lease with a net book value of $243.3 million. We have gained control or negotiated the release of 91% of our containers previously on-hire to Hanjin and 54% are back on-hire to other customers or sold.
Triton had more than $100 million of credit insurance in place at the time of the Hanjin bankruptcy to cover the value of containers that are unrecoverable, costs incurred to recover containers and up to six months of lost lease revenue, subject to our deductibles. We expect that our insurance claim will offset most of the costs we incur recovering and redeploying containers, though, we will not recognize any portion of the lost lease revenue claim until it is received, and our lost lease revenue claim may be limited by our policy limits. The insurance policies did not cover our pre-default receivables. We have negotiated a $45 million advance payment. As of May 11, 2017, $11 million has been collected.

We expect it will become more difficult for us to mitigate our exposure to credit risks in the future through the purchase of credit insurance as a result of the Hanjin bankruptcy. We let our policies lapse at expiration since underwriters offered significantly reduced coverage and required a meaningful increase in insurance premiums.

Dividends
We paid the following quarterly dividends during the three months ended March 31, 2017 on our issued and outstanding common shares:
Record Date
 
Payment
Date
 
Aggregate
Payment
 
Per Share
Payment
March 20, 2017
 
March 30, 2017
 
$33.2 Million
 
$0.45






26


Results of Operations
The following table summarizes our results of operations for the three months ended March 31, 2017 and 2016. The results for March 31, 2017 are most significantly impacted by the Merger. TCIL has been treated as the acquirer in the Merger for accounting purposes, and therefore, the results of operations for Triton, included herein, for the periods prior to the Merger on July 12, 2016 are for TCIL operations alone.
 
(in thousands)
 
Three Months Ended March 31,
 
2017
 
2016
Leasing revenues:
 
 
 
Operating leases
$
259,585

 
$
160,995

Finance leases
6,017

 
2,030

Total leasing revenues
265,602

 
163,025

 
 
 
 
Equipment trading revenues
5,484

 

Equipment trading expenses
(5,092
)
 

Trading margin
392

 

 
 
 
 
Net gain (loss) on sale of leasing equipment
5,161

 
(1,837
)
 
 
 
 
Operating expenses:
 
 
 
Depreciation and amortization
117,880

 
79,144

Direct operating expenses
21,954

 
14,467

Administrative expenses
22,967

 
14,513

Transaction and other costs
2,472

 
3,411

Provision (reversal) for doubtful accounts
574

 
(119
)
Total operating expenses
165,847

 
111,416

Operating income
105,308

 
49,772

Other expenses:
 
 
 
Interest and debt expense
63,504

 
33,698

Realized loss on derivative instruments, net
599

 
654

Unrealized (gain) loss on derivative instruments, net
(1,498
)
 
4,596

Other (income), net
(742
)
 
(233
)
Total other expenses
61,863

 
38,715

Income before income taxes
43,445

 
11,057

Income tax expense
7,142

 
992

Net income
$
36,303

 
$
10,065

Less: income attributable to noncontrolling interest
1,692

 
1,323

Net income attributable to shareholders
$
34,611

 
$
8,742




27


Comparison of Three Months Ended March 31, 2017 to Three Months Ended March 31, 2016
The Company's operating performance and revenues were significantly impacted by the Merger on July 12, 2016 and the subsequent inclusion of TAL's results of operations and equipment fleet in Triton's financial results and operating metrics. TCIL has been treated as the acquirer in the Merger for accounting purposes, and therefore, the results of operations for Triton, included herein, for the periods prior to the date of the Merger are for TCIL operations alone.
Leasing revenues.    The principal components of our leasing revenues are presented in the following table. Per diem revenue represents daily usage revenue earned under operating lease contracts; fee and ancillary lease revenue represent fees billed for the pick-up and drop-off of containers in certain geographic locations and billings of certain reimbursable operating costs such as repair and handling expenses; and finance lease revenue represents interest income earned under finance lease contracts.
 
Three Months Ended March 31,
 
2017
 
2016
 
(in thousands)
Leasing revenues:
 
 
 
Operating lease revenues:
 
 
 
Per diem revenue
$
248,005

 
$
151,679

Fee and ancillary lease revenue
11,580

 
9,316

Total operating lease revenue
259,585

 
160,995

Finance lease revenue
6,017

 
2,030

Total leasing revenues
$
265,602

 
$
163,025

Total leasing revenues were $265.6 million for the three months ended March 31, 2017, compared to $163.0 million in the same period in 2016. Leasing revenues for the three months ended March 31, 2017 increased by $109.9 million due to the inclusion of TAL leasing revenue as a result of the Merger, off-setting a $7.3 million decrease in leasing revenue from the TCIL fleet compared to the same period in 2016.
Per diem revenue increased by $96.3 million for the three months ended compared to the same period in 2016. The primary reasons for this increase are as follows:
$100.8 million increase due to the inclusion of per diem revenue, net of lease intangible amortization from the TAL fleet as a result of the Merger;
$8.6 million increase due to an increase of 121,883 CEU in the average number of containers on-hire under operating leases; partially offset by a
$13.1 million decrease due to a decrease in average CEU per diem rates.
Fee and ancillary lease revenue increased by $2.3 million for the three months ended March 31, 2017 compared to the same period in 2016. The primary reasons for this increase are as follows:
$5.3 million increase due to the inclusion of fees and ancillary revenues from the TAL fleet as a result of the Merger; partially offset by
$3.0 million decrease in re-delivery fees due to a decrease in the volume of customer re-deliveries.
Finance lease revenue increased $4.0 million for the three months ended March 31, 2017, compared to the same period in 2016 primarily due to the inclusion of $3.8 million of finance lease revenue from the TAL fleet as a result of the Merger. The average finance lease portfolio excluding finance leases acquired from TAL through the merger remained relatively flat.
Trading Margin.    Prior to the Merger, Triton did not have a trading business. Trading margin was $0.4 million for the three months ended March 31, 2017 due to the inclusion of the trading business as a result of the Merger.

28


Net gain (loss) on sale of leasing equipment.    Gain on sale of equipment was $5.2 million for the three months ended March 31, 2017, compared to a loss on sale of equipment of $1.8 million in the same period in 2016, an increase of $7.0 million. The primary reasons for this increase are as follows:
$2.9 million of the gain on sale was due to a 22% increase in our average used container selling prices;
$2.8 million of the gain on sale was due to the inclusion of gains on sale of leasing equipment from the TAL fleet as a result of the Merger; and a
$1.3 million increase due to an increase in sales volume.
Depreciation and amortization.    Depreciation and amortization was $117.9 million for the three months ended March 31, 2017, compared to $79.1 million in the same period in 2016, an increase of $38.8 million. The primary reasons for this increase are as follows:
$44.1 million of the increase was due to the inclusion of depreciation on the TAL fleet as a result of the Merger; partially offset by a
$5.3 million decrease mainly due to an impairment charge recorded as depreciation expense during the first quarter of 2016 related to certain off-lease container equipment that was not expected to be re-leased.
Direct operating expenses.    Direct operating expenses primarily consist of our costs to repair equipment returned off lease, store the equipment when it is not on lease and reposition equipment that has been returned to locations with weak leasing demand.
Direct operating expenses were $22.0 million for the three months ended March 31, 2017, compared to $14.5 million in the same period in 2016, an increase of $7.5 million. The primary reasons for this increase are as follows:
$11.4 million of this increase was due to the inclusion of direct operating expenses from the TAL fleet as a result of the Merger; partially offset by a
$3.9 million decrease in repairs and storage expenses resulting from a decrease in the number of idle units.
Administrative expenses.    Administrative expenses were $23.0 million for the three months ended March 31, 2017 compared to $14.5 million the three months ended March 31, 2016. The primary reasons for this increase are as follows:
$12.4 million of this increase was due to the inclusion of TAL administrative expenses as a result of the Merger; partially offset by a

$4.3 million decrease mainly due to a decrease in employee compensation expense, professional fees, and facility costs as a result of reductions in staffing levels related to the Merger.
Transaction and other non-recurring costs. Transaction and other costs include severance and employee compensation costs, legal costs and other professional fees. Transaction and other non-recurring costs related to the Merger were $1.6 million for the three months ended March 31, 2017 compared to $2.4 million for the three months ended March 31, 2016. The decrease in these Merger-related costs was mainly due to decreases in legal fees of $0.6 million and professional fees of $0.5 million partially offset by an increase in employee compensation costs of $0.3 million. Transaction and other costs for the three months ended March 31, 2017 and in the same period in 2016 also includes retention and stock compensation costs pursuant to the plans established as part of TCIL's 2011 re-capitalization. Transaction and other costs unrelated to the Merger were $0.9 million for the three months ended March 31, 2017 and $1.0 million in the same period in 2016. The decrease in Transaction and other costs unrelated to the Merger was mainly due to a reduction in stock compensation accruals when incentive stock initially granted in 2011 became fully vested for certain employees.
Provision (reversal) for doubtful accounts.    We had a provision for doubtful accounts of $0.6 million for the three months ended March 31, 2017, compared to a reversal of the provision for doubtful accounts of $0.1 million accounts in the three months ended March 31, 2016. The increase in the provision for doubtful accounts in the first three months of 2017 primarily relates to the default of a small leasing and re-sale customer.

29


Interest and debt expense.    Interest and debt expense was $63.5 million for the three months ended March 31, 2017, compared to $33.7 million in the same period in 2016. The primary reasons for this increase are as follows:
$28.3 million increase due to the inclusion of interest and debt expense from TAL from the date of the Merger;

$0.9 million increase due to a higher average debt balance of $3.3 billion for the three months ended March 31, 2017 compared to $3.1 billion in the same period in 2016, exclusive of TAL debt acquired; and

$0.6 million increase due to an increase in the average effective interest rate to 4.32% for the three months ended March 31, 2017 from 4.25% in the same period in 2016.
Realized loss on derivative instruments, net.    Realized loss on derivative instruments, net was $0.6 million for the three months ended March 31, 2017, compared $0.7 million in the same period in 2016. The decrease in the realized loss on derivative instruments, net is mainly due to amortization of the swap notional amounts.
Unrealized (gain) loss on derivative instruments. Unrealized gain on derivative instruments, net was $1.5 million for the three months ended March 31, 2017, compared to an unrealized loss on derivative instruments, net of $4.6 million in the same period in 2016. This increase was mainly due to the increase in the fair value of our interest rate swaps and cap agreements during the first quarter of 2017 due to an increase in long term interest rates. Including the unrealized gain on derivative instruments from the TAL fleet as a result of the Merger increased the unrealized gain on derivative instruments by $0.3 million.

Income taxes. Income tax expense was $7.1 million for the three months ended March 31, 2017 compared to $1.0 million in the same period in 2016. Our effective tax rate increased to 16.4% for the three months ended March 31, 2017 from 9.0% in the same period in 2016. The increase in the effective tax rate is mainly due to the inclusion of income tax expense from TAL, at a higher U.S. effective tax rate.

Income attributable to non-controlling interests. Income attributable to non-controlling interests was $1.7 million for the three months ended March 31, 2017 compared to $1.3 million in the same period in 2016, an increase of $0.4 million. The increase was a result of higher income from gains on the disposition of container rental equipment attributable to the non-controlling interests.

30


Business Segments
Triton acquired the Equipment trading segment as part of the Merger with TAL on July 12, 2016 and had no such reporting segment prior to that time.
We operate our business in one industry, intermodal transportation equipment, and in two business segments, Equipment leasing and Equipment trading.
Equipment leasing
We own, lease and ultimately dispose of containers and chassis from our leasing fleet, as well as manage containers owned by third parties. Equipment leasing segment revenues represent leasing revenues from operating and finance leases, fees earned on managed container leasing activities, as well as other revenues. Expenses related to equipment leasing include direct operating expenses, administrative expenses, depreciation expense and interest expense. The Equipment leasing segment also includes gains and losses on the sale of owned leasing equipment.
The results of operations of our leasing segment are discussed above.
Equipment trading
We purchase containers from shipping line customers and other sellers of containers, and resell these containers to container retailers and users of containers for storage or one-way shipment. Equipment trading segment revenues represent the proceeds on the sale of containers purchased for resale. Expenses related to equipment trading include the cost of containers purchased for resale that were sold and related selling costs, as well as direct operating expenses, administrative expenses and interest expense.
Segment income before income taxes
The following table lists the income before income taxes for the Equipment leasing and Equipment trading segments for the periods indicated:
 
Three Months Ended March 31,
 
2017
 
2016
 
(in thousands)
Income before income taxes(1)
 
 
 
Equipment leasing segment
$
41,632

 
$
15,653

Equipment trading segment
$
315

 
$

_______________________________________________________________________________
(1)
Segment income before income taxes excludes unrealized gains or losses on interest rate swaps and the write-off of deferred financing costs. Unrealized gains on interest rate swaps were $1.5 million and unrealized losses on interest rate swaps were $4.6 million for the three months ended March 31, 2017 and 2016, respectively. There were no write-offs of deferred financing costs for the three months ended March 31, 2017 and 2016, respectively.

31


Liquidity and Capital Resources
Our principal sources of liquidity are cash flows provided by operating activities, proceeds from the sale of our leasing equipment, principal payments on finance lease receivables and borrowings under our credit facilities. Our cash in-flows and borrowings are used to finance capital expenditures, meet debt service requirements and pay dividends.
For the twelve months ended March 31, 2017, cash provided by operating activities, together with the proceeds from the sale of our leasing equipment and principal payments on our finance leases, was $738.8 million. This does not include TAL's 2016 pre-Merger cash in-flows of $152.5 million. In addition, as of March 31, 2017 we had $135.4 million of cash and cash equivalents and $923.7 million of additional borrowing capacity under our current credit facilities.
As of March 31, 2017, major committed cash outflows in the next 12 months include $894.7 million of scheduled principal payments on our existing debt facilities, $446.7 million of committed but unpaid capital expenditures, and $40.3 million in payments related to employee retention and severance plans.
We believe that cash provided by operating activities and existing cash, proceeds from the sale of our leasing equipment, principal payments on our finance lease receivables and availability under our borrowing facilities will be sufficient to meet our obligations over the next 12 months.
At March 31, 2017, our outstanding indebtedness was comprised of the following (amounts in millions):
 
Current
Amount
Outstanding
 
Current Maximum
Borrowing
Level
Institutional notes
$
2,232.8

 
$
2,232.8

Asset backed securitization (ABS) notes
1,327.0

 
1,327.0

Term loan facilities
1,530.5

 
1,530.5

Asset backed warehouse facility
660.0

 
1,150.0

Revolving credit facilities
666.3

 
1,100.0

Capital lease obligations
126.9

 
126.9

Total debt outstanding
6,543.5

 
7,467.2

Deferred financing costs
(26.0
)
 

Unamortized fair value debt adjustment
(38.9
)
 

Total debt outstanding
$
6,478.6

 
$
7,467.2

The maximum borrowing levels depicted in the chart above may not reflect the actual availability under all of the credit facilities. Certain of these facilities are governed by borrowing bases that limit borrowing capacity to an established percentage of relevant assets.
As of March 31, 2017, we had $3,259.6 million of total debt outstanding on facilities with fixed interest rates. These fixed rate facilities are scheduled to mature between 2017 and 2027, and had a weighted average effective interest rate of 4.42% as of March 31, 2017.
As of March 31, 2017, we had $3,283.9 million of total debt outstanding on facilities with interest rates based on floating rate indices (primarily LIBOR). These floating rate facilities are scheduled to mature between 2017 and 2022, and had a weighted average effective interest rate of 2.85% as of March 31, 2017. Including the impact of our interest rate swaps, the weighted average effective interest rate on our floating rate facilities was 3.25% as of March 31, 2017.
We economically hedge the risks associated with fluctuations in interest rates on a portion of our floating rate borrowings by entering into interest rate swap agreements that convert a portion of our floating rate debt to a fixed rate basis, thus reducing the impact of interest rate changes on future interest expense. As of March 31, 2017, we had interest rate swaps in place with a net notional amount of $1,980.3 million to fix the floating interest rates on a portion of our floating rate debt obligations, with a weighted average fixed leg interest rate of 1.64% and a weighted average remaining term of 3.9 years.
As of March 31, 2017, the Company had a combined $5,239.9 million of total debt on facilities with fixed interest rates or floating interest rates that have been synthetically fixed through interest rate swap contracts. This accounts for 80.1% of total debt. The fixed facilities and fixed interest rate swap contracts had a weighted average remaining term of 4.2 years.
Overall, the Company had a weighted average effective interest rate of 3.83% as of March 31, 2017, including the impact of the swap contracts.

32


Institutional Notes
In accordance with the institutional note agreements, interest payments on the Company's institutional notes are due monthly or semi-annually. Institutional note maturities typically range from 7 - 12 years, with level principal payments due annually following an interest-only period. The Company's institutional notes are pre-payable (in whole or in part) at the Company's option at any time, subject to certain provisions in the note agreements, including the payment of a make-whole premium in respect to such prepayment. Advance rates under the institutional notes generally range from 83% to 85%.

TCIL's institutional notes are secured by the assets of TCIL on a pari passu basis with the TCIL Revolver and the TCIL Term Loan.
Asset-Backed Securitization Term Notes
Under our ABS facilities, our indirect wholly-owned subsidiaries issue asset-backed notes. The issuance of asset backed notes is the primary business objective of those subsidiaries.
Our borrowings under the ABS facilities amortize in monthly installments, typically in level payments over ten years. The borrowing capacity under the ABS facilities is determined by applying an advance rate against the sum of the net book values of designated eligible containers plus 100% of restricted cash and in certain cases other amounts. Advance rates under the ABS facilities range generally from 80% to 87%. We are required to maintain restricted cash balances in designated bank accounts equal to three to nine months of interest expense depending on the type of facility.
Term Loan Facilities
These facilities generally provide for an advance rate against eligible equipment defined by the terms of their respective agreements. The term loan facilities amortize in monthly or quarterly installments.
Revolving Credit Facilities
We have three revolving credit facilities which have a maximum borrowing capacity of $600 million, $450 million, and $50 million and maturity dates of April 15, 2021, March 12, 2018 and May 2, 2020, respectively. These facilities generally provide for an advance rate against eligible assets defined by the terms of their respective agreements.
Asset-Backed Warehouse Facility
We have two asset-backed warehouse facilities with a combined borrowing capacity of $1,150.0 million as of March 31, 2017. One facility has a maximum borrowing capacity of $750 million that is available on a revolving basis until October 10, 2017, after which any borrowings will convert to term notes with a maturity date of October 10, 2021. The second facility has a maximum borrowing capacity of $400 million. The first $200 million of borrowing capacity under this facility is available on a revolving basis until March 10, 2019, after which any borrowings will convert to term notes with a maturity date of March 10, 2022. Incremental borrowing capacity under this facility above $200 million is available on a revolving basis until March 10, 2018, after which any borrowings will covert to term notes with a maturity date of September 20, 2019.
The borrowing capacity under the asset-backed warehouse facilities is determined by applying an advance rate against eligible equipment defined by the terms of their respective agreements. The advance rates on these facilities are 81% for the $750 million facility and 78% for the $400 million facility. The Company is required to maintain restricted cash balances in a designated bank account equal to three to five months of interest expense.
Capital Lease Obligations
We have entered into a series of lease transactions with various financial institutions to finance chassis and containers. Each lease is accounted for as a capital lease, with interest expense recognized on a level yield basis over the period preceding early purchase options, if any, which is generally 3-10 years from the transaction date.

33


Debt Covenants
We are subject to certain financial covenants under our debt agreements. None of the debt facilities at TCIL or TAL were impacted by the completion of the Merger. The debt agreements remain the obligations of the respective subsidiaries and all related debt covenants are calculated at the subsidiary level. Covenant compliance is tested at TCIL and TAL in their capacity as borrowers as well as in their capacity as managers for certain wholly-owned special purpose entities (“SPEs”). As of March 31, 2017, we were in compliance with all such covenants. Below are the primary financial covenants to which we are subject:

TCIL Facilities:
Ratio of Consolidated Net Income Available for Fixed Charges to Fixed Charges ("Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio");
Consolidated Tangible Net Worth ("Minimum CTNW"); and
Funded Debt Ratio.
TAL Facilities:
Minimum Earnings Before Interest and Taxes ("Covenant EBIT") to Cash Interest Expense;
Minimum Tangible Net Worth ("TNW"); and
Maximum Indebtedness to TNW.
Pursuant to the terms of certain debt agreements, we are also required to maintain certain restricted cash accounts. As of March 31, 2017, we had restricted cash of $57.6 million.

Failure to comply with these covenants could result in a default under the related credit agreements and/or could result in the acceleration of our outstanding debt if we were unable to obtain a waiver from the creditors.

Non-GAAP Measures

We primarily rely on our results measured in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP") in evaluating our business. Covenant EBIT, Cash Interest Expense, Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio, Funded Debt Ratio, TNW, and Indebtedness are non-GAAP financial measures defined in our debt agreements that are used to determine our compliance with certain covenants contained in our debt agreements and should not be used as a substitute for analysis of our results as reported under GAAP. However, we believe that the inclusion of this non-GAAP information provides additional information to investors regarding our debt covenant compliance.

TCIL - Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio

The Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio is a six-quarter average of the ratio of consolidated net income of the TCIL subsidiary of Triton available for fixed charges to fixed charges. Consolidated net income for fixed charges is the sum of consolidated net income for such period, plus cash distributions received from unrestricted subsidiaries, plus all fixed charges. Consolidated net income excludes any non-cash gains and/or losses resulting from derivatives, and Merger costs ranging from $45 million for TCIL Institutional Notes to $65 million for TCIL Bank Facilities. Fixed charges are the sum of interest expense, imputed interest expense on capitalized leases, operating rental obligations other than those related to container equipment and operating rental expense on operating leases of container equipment.
Entity/Issuer
Minimum Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio to Fixed Charges
 
Actual Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio to Cash Interest Expense Ratio
TCIL Bank Facilities and Institutional Notes
1.25
 
1.48

34


TCIL - Minimum CTNW
Consolidated Tangible Net Worth ("CTNW") of the TCIL subsidiary of Triton is defined as the equity of TCIL and its restricted subsidiaries, excluding any non-cash gains and/or losses from derivatives, less the sum of all intangible assets and restricted investments of TCIL and its subsidiaries. CTNW is to be no less than $855 million. For the purpose of calculating Minimum CTNW, TCIL's investments in unrestricted subsidiaries are included in equity. As of March 31, 2017, the actual CTNW was $1,210.3 million.

TCIL - Funded Debt Ratio
Funded Debt Ratio is the ratio of total debt of the TCIL subsidiary of Triton to CTNW plus deferred income related to the sales of container equipment to subsidiaries.
Entity/Issuer
Maximum Funded Debt Ratio
 
Actual Funded Debt Ratio
TCIL
4.00
 
3.67
TAL - Minimum Covenant EBIT to Cash Interest Expense
For the purpose of this covenant, Covenant EBIT is calculated based on the cumulative sum of earnings before interest expense and income taxes for the last four quarters, net gain or losses on interest rate swaps, certain non-cash charges, and Merger costs up to $40 million on all entities except for the manager level test for ABS term notes. Cash Interest Expense is calculated based on cumulative interest expense over the last four quarters adjusted to exclude interest income, amortization of deferred financing costs, and the difference between current and prior period interest expense accruals.

Minimum Covenant EBIT to Cash Interest Expense is calculated on a consolidated basis for our TAL subsidiary of Triton and for certain of our wholly-owned special purpose entities ("SPEs"), whose primary activity is to issue TAL asset-backed notes. Covenant EBIT for each of our SPEs is calculated based on the net earnings generated by the assets pledged as collateral for the underlying debt issued. The actual Covenant EBIT to Cash Interest Expense ratio for each SPE may differ depending on the specific net earnings associated with those pledged assets.
Entity/Issuer
Minimum
Covenant EBIT to
Cash Interest
Expense Ratio
 
Actual
Covenant EBIT to
Cash Interest
Expense Ratio
TAL - borrower level test
1.10
 
1.61
TAL - manager level test for ABS term notes
1.10
 
1.50
TAL asset backed warehouse
1.30
 
1.86
TAL asset backed securitization term notes
1.10
 
2.05*
* Reflects the weighted average for all series of notes issued by TAL Advantage V, LLC. Each series of notes must comply separately with this covenant, and as of March 31, 2017, each series is in compliance.
TAL - Minimum Tangible Net Worth
Minimum Tangible Net Worth ("TNW") is calculated as total tangible assets less total indebtedness which excludes the fair value of derivative instruments liability. The Minimum TNW requirement in relation to our TAL subsidiary of Triton ranges from $300.0 million to $755.6 million. As of March 31, 2017, the actual TNW was $982.3 million.
TAL - Maximum Indebtedness to TNW
Maximum Indebtedness to TNW is calculated as the ratio of Indebtedness to TNW for our TAL subsidiary.
Entity/Issuer
Maximum
Indebtedness
to TNW Ratio
 
Actual
Indebtedness
to TNW Ratio
TAL
4.75
 
3.36

35


Cash Flow
The following table sets forth certain cash flow information presented for the three months ended March 31, 2017 and 2016, respectively (in thousands):
 
Three Months Ended March 31,
 
2017
 
2016
Net cash provided by operating activities
$
162,941

 
$
106,768

Net cash (used in) investing activities
$
(215,543
)
 
$
(7,111
)
Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities
$
74,846

 
$
(105,876
)
Operating Activities
Net cash provided by operating activities increased by $56.1 million to $162.9 million in the three months ended March 31, 2017, compared to $106.8 million in the same period in 2016. This increase is due to the inclusion of $70.5 million related to the operations of TAL for the first quarter of 2017. This increase was partially offset by a decrease in TCIL's operating profitability of $14.3 million.
Investing Activities
Net cash used in investing activities increased by $208.4 million to $215.5 million in the three months ended March 31, 2017, compared to $7.1 million in the same period in 2016. This increase was primarily due to an increase in the purchases of leasing equipment of $222.6 million, partially offset by an increase in cash collections of finance lease receivables of $11.7 million mainly due to an increase in the size of the finance lease portfolio as a result of the inclusion of TAL collections in the first quarter of 2017.
Financing Activities
In the three months ended March 31, 2017, cash flows provided by financing activities increased by $180.7 million to $74.8 million, compared to cash flows used in financing activities of $105.9 million in the same period in 2016. Cash flows provided by financing activities increased by $219.9 million due to net borrowings under debt facilities of $120.3 million compared to net payments under debt facilities of $99.6 million in the same period in 2016. In addition, distributions made to non-controlling interests decreased by $2.1 million. These increases in cash provided by financing activities were partially offset by dividend payments of $33.2 million and an increase in restricted cash balances of $8.1 million in the first quarter of 2017.



36


Contractual Obligations
We are party to various operating and capital leases and are obligated to make payments related to our borrowings. We are also obligated under various commercial commitments, including obligations to our equipment manufacturers. Our equipment manufacturer obligations are in the form of conventional accounts payable, and are satisfied by cash flows from operations and financing activities.
The following table summarizes our contractual obligations and commercial commitments as of March 31, 2017:
 
Contractual Obligations by Period
Contractual Obligations:
Total
 
Remaining 2017
 
2018
 
2019
 
2020
 
2021 and thereafter
 
(dollars in millions)
Principal debt obligations
$
6,416.8

 
$
489.0

 
$
915.2

 
$
1,072.2

 
$
928.7

 
$
3,011.7

Interest on debt obligations(1)
964.7

 
184.5

 
219.2

 
182.5

 
144.9

 
233.6

Capital lease obligations(2)
145.6

 
27.5

 
32.0

 
11.2

 
10.8

 
64.1

Operating leases (mainly facilities)
7.4

 
2.1

 
3.6

 
1.2

 
0.3

 
0.2

Purchase obligations:

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Equipment purchases payable
200.7

 
200.7

 

 

 

 

Equipment purchase commitments
246.0

 
246.0

 

 

 

 

Retention bonus and severance benefit commitment
40.3

 
40.3

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Total contractual obligations
$
8,021.5

 
$
1,190.1

 
$
1,170.0

 
$
1,267.1

 
$
1,084.7

 
$
3,309.6

_______________________________________________________________________________
(1)
Amounts include actual for fixed interest debt and estimated interest for floating rate debt based on March 31, 2017 rates and the net effect of our interest rate swaps.
(2)
Amounts include interest.
Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements
As of March 31, 2017, we did not have any relationships with unconsolidated entities or financial partnerships, which are often referred to as structured finance or special purpose entities, which would have been established for the purpose of facilitating off-balance sheet arrangements. We are, therefore, not exposed to any financing, liquidity, market or credit risk that could arise if we had engaged in such relationships.
Critical Accounting Policies
Our consolidated financial statements have been prepared in conformity with United States generally accepted accounting principles, which require us to make estimates and assumptions that affect the amounts and disclosures reported in the consolidated financial statements and accompanying notes. Our estimates are based on historical experience and currently available information. Actual results could differ from such estimates. Our critical accounting policies are discussed in our Form 10-K.

37


ITEM 3.    QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE DISCLOSURES ABOUT MARKET RISK
Market risk is the risk of loss to future earnings, values or cash flows that may result from changes in the price of a financial instrument. The fair value of a financial instrument, derivative or non-derivative, might change as a result of changes in interest rates, exchange rates, commodity prices, equity prices and other market changes. We have operations both within the United States and internationally and we are exposed to market risks in the ordinary course of our business. These risks include interest rate and foreign currency exchange rate risks.
Interest Rate Risk
We enter into interest rate swap and cap agreements to fix the interest rates on a portion of our floating rate debt. We assess and manage the external and internal risk associated with these derivative instruments in accordance with our overall operating goals. External risk is defined as those risks outside of our direct control, including counterparty credit risk, liquidity risk, systemic risk and legal risk. Internal risk relates to those operational risks within the management oversight structure and includes actions taken in contravention of our policy.
The primary external risk of our interest rate swap and cap agreements is counterparty credit exposure, which is defined as the ability of a counterparty to perform its financial obligations under a derivative agreement. All of our derivative agreements are with highly rated financial institutions. Credit exposures are measured based on the market value of outstanding derivative instruments. Both current and potential exposures are calculated for each derivative agreement to monitor counterparty credit exposure.
As of March 31, 2017, we had interest rate swap and cap agreements in place to fix interest rates on a portion of our borrowings under debt facilities with floating interest rates as summarized below:
Derivatives
 
Net Notional Amount
 
Weighted Average
Fixed Leg (Pay) Interest Rate
 
Cap Rate
 
Weighted Average
Remaining Term
Interest rate swaps
 
$1,980.3 Million
 
1.64%
 
—%
 
3.9 years
Interest rate caps
 
$76.8 Million
 
—%
 
4.0%
 
0.7 years
Certain of our interest rate swap agreements are designated as cash flow hedges for accounting purposes, and any unrealized gains or losses related to the changes in fair value are recognized in accumulated comprehensive income and re-classed to interest and debt expense as they are realized. A portion of our swap portfolio is not designated and changes in the fair value of non-designated interest rate swap agreements are recognized in the consolidated statements of operations as net gains or losses on interest rate swaps and reclassified to realized loss or gain on interest rate swap agreements as they are realized. We recognized activity on our interest rate swap agreement for the three months ended March 31, 2017 and 2016 (amounts in millions):
 
 
Effect of Derivative Instruments on Consolidated Statements of Operations and Statements of Comprehensive Income
(In Millions)
 
 
Three Months Ended March 31,
 
Location of Loss (Gain) on
Derivative Instruments

2017
 
2016
Realized loss on non-designated interest rate swaps
Realized loss on derivative instruments, net
$
0.6

 
$
0.7

Change in fair value of derivatives, designated as cash flow hedges
Other comprehensive income
$
(0.7
)
 
$

Realized loss on designated interest rate swap agreements
Interest and debt expense
$
0.8

 
$

Net (gain) loss on interest rate swaps, not designated
Unrealized (gain) loss on derivative instruments, net
$
(1.5
)
 
$
4.6



38


Approximately 60% of our floating rate debt is hedged using interest rate swaps which helps mitigate the impact of changes in short-term interest rates. However, a 100 basis point increase in the interest rates on our floating rate debt (primarily LIBOR) would result in an increase of approximately $12.0 million in interest expense over the next 12 months.
Foreign currency exchange rate risk

Although we have significant foreign-based operations, the U.S. dollar is the operating currency for the large majority of our leases and obligations. Almost all of our revenues and the majority of our operating expenses for the three months ended March 31, 2017 and 2016 were denominated in U.S. dollars. However, we pay our non-U.S. employees in local currencies, and certain of our direct container expenses are denominated in foreign currencies. During the three months ended March 31, 2017 and 2016 our direct container expenses paid in foreign currency were approximately $16.7 million and $4.4 million, respectively, and our total direct container expenses were approximately $22.0 million, and $14.5 million, respectively.

During the three months ended March 31, 2017 and 2016, net foreign currency exchange gains and losses recorded in Administration expenses to the Statement of Operations with our foreign subsidiaries were minimal. This activity resulted primarily from fluctuations in exchange rates related to our subsidiaries with Euro and Pound Sterling functional currencies.

ITEM 4.    CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES.
Our senior management has evaluated the effectiveness and design of our disclosure controls and procedures (as defined under Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e)), as of March 31, 2017. Based upon their evaluation of these disclosure controls and procedures, our Chief Executive Officer and our Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer concluded, as of March 31, 2017, that our disclosure controls and procedures were effective.
Since the date of the Merger, the Company has continued to utilize two separate fleet control and accounting systems along with separate accounting processes and controls to account for the TCIL and TAL subsidiaries. New processes have been put in place to consolidate the financial results of the merged companies; however, these new procedures and controls are not yet fully documented. We anticipate implementing one consolidated fleet management system and the related integration of accounting processes and controls during the second quarter of 2017. There have been no other material changes in internal controls during the first quarter of 2017.





39


PART II—OTHER INFORMATION
ITEM 1.    LEGAL PROCEEDINGS.
From time to time, we are a party to litigation matters arising in connection with the normal course of our business. While we cannot predict the outcome of these matters, in the opinion of our management, based on information presently available to us, we believe that we have adequate legal defenses, reserves or insurance coverage and any liability arising from these matters will not have a material adverse effect on our business. Nevertheless, unexpected adverse future events, such as an unforeseen development in our existing proceedings, a significant increase in the number of new cases or changes in our current insurance arrangements could result in liabilities that have a material adverse impact on our business.
ITEM 1A.    RISK FACTORS.
For a detailed discussion of our risk factors, refer to our Form 10-K.
ITEM 6.    EXHIBITS.
Exhibit
Number
 
Exhibit Description
31.1*
 
Certification of the Chief Executive Officer pursuant to Rules 13a-14(a) and 15d-14(a) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended
31.2*
 
Certification of the Chief Financial Officer pursuant to Rules 13a-14(a) and 15d-14(a) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended
32.1*
 
Certification by Chief Executive Officer pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350
32.2*
 
Certification by Chief Financial Officer pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350
101.INS
 
XBRL Instance Document
101.SCH
 
XBRL Instance Extension Schema
101.CAL
 
XBRL Taxonomy Extension Calculation Linkbase
101.DEF
 
XBRL Taxonomy Extension Definition Linkbase
101.LAB
 
XBRL Taxonomy Extension Label Linkbase
101.PRE
 
XBRL Taxonomy Extension Presentation Linkbase
______________________________________________________________________________
*
Filed herewith.

40


SIGNATURE

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.

 
TRITON INTERNATIONAL LIMITED
 
 
 
May 15, 2017
By:
/s/ JOHN BURNS
 
 
John Burns
 
 
Chief Financial Officer

41
EX-31.1 2 exhibit3113-31x2017.htm EXHIBIT 31.1 Exhibit
Exhibit 31.1
CERTIFICATION
I, Brian M. Sondey, certify that:
1.
I have reviewed this quarterly report on Form 10-Q of Triton International Limited;
2.
Based on my knowledge, this report does not contain any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact necessary to make the statements made, in light of the circumstances under which such statements were made, not misleading with respect to the period covered by this report;
3.
Based on my knowledge, the financial statements, and other financial information included in this report, fairly present in all material respects the financial condition, results of operations and cash flows of the registrant as of, and for, the periods presented in this report;
4.
The registrant’s other certifying officer and I are responsible for establishing and maintaining disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e)) and internal control over financial reporting (as defined in Exchange Act Rule 13a-15(f) and 15(d)-15(f) for the registrant and have:
(a)
Designed such disclosure controls and procedures, or caused such disclosure controls and procedures to be designed under our supervision, to ensure that material information relating to the registrant, including its consolidated subsidiaries, is made known to us by others within those entities, particularly during the period in which this report is being prepared;
(b)
Designed such internal control over financial reporting, or caused such internal control over financial reporting to be designed under our supervision, to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles;
(c)
Evaluated the effectiveness of the registrant’s disclosure controls and procedures and presented in this report our conclusions about the effectiveness of the disclosure controls and procedures, as of the end of the period covered by this report based on such evaluation; and
(d)
Disclosed in this report any change in the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting that occurred during the registrant’s most recent fiscal quarter that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting; and
5.
The registrant’s other certifying officer and I have disclosed, based on our most recent evaluation of internal control over financial reporting, to the registrant’s auditors and the audit committee of the registrant’s board of directors (or persons performing the equivalent functions):
(a)
All significant deficiencies and material weaknesses in the design or operation of internal control over financial reporting which are reasonably likely to adversely affect the registrant’s ability to record, process, summarize and report financial information; and
(b)
Any fraud, whether or not material, that involves management or other employees who have a significant role in the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting.
Date: May 15, 2017
 
/s/ BRIAN M. SONDEY

Brian M. Sondey
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

EX-31.2 3 exhibit3123-31x2017.htm EXHIBIT 31.2 Exhibit
Exhibit 31.2
CERTIFICATION
I, John Burns, certify that:
1.
I have reviewed this quarterly report on Form 10-Q of Triton International Limited;
2.
Based on my knowledge, this report does not contain any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact necessary to make the statements made, in light of the circumstances under which such statements were made, not misleading with respect to the period covered by this report;
3.
Based on my knowledge, the financial statements, and other financial information included in this report, fairly present in all material respects the financial condition, results of operations and cash flows of the registrant as of, and for, the periods presented in this report;
4.
The registrant’s other certifying officer and I are responsible for establishing and maintaining disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e)) and internal control over financial reporting (as defined in Exchange Act Rule 13a-15(f) and 15(d)-15(f) for the registrant and have:
(a)
Designed such disclosure controls and procedures, or caused such disclosure controls and procedures to be designed under our supervision, to ensure that material information relating to the registrant, including its consolidated subsidiaries, is made known to us by others within those entities, particularly during the period in which this report is being prepared;
(b)
Designed such internal control over financial reporting, or caused such internal control over financial reporting to be designed under our supervision, to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles;
(c)
Evaluated the effectiveness of the registrant’s disclosure controls and procedures and presented in this report our conclusions about the effectiveness of the disclosure controls and procedures, as of the end of the period covered by this report based on such evaluation; and
(d)
Disclosed in this report any change in the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting that occurred during the registrant’s most recent fiscal quarter that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting; and
5.
The registrant’s other certifying officer and I have disclosed, based on our most recent evaluation of internal control over financial reporting, to the registrant’s auditors and the audit committee of the registrant’s board of directors (or persons performing the equivalent functions):
(a)
All significant deficiencies and material weaknesses in the design or operation of internal control over financial reporting which are reasonably likely to adversely affect the registrant’s ability to record, process, summarize and report financial information; and
(b)
Any fraud, whether or not material, that involves management or other employees who have a significant role in the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting.
Date: May 15, 2017
 
/s/ JOHN BURNS

John Burns
Chief Financial Officer


EX-32.1 4 exhibit3213-31x2017.htm EXHIBIT 32.1 Exhibit
Exhibit 32.1
CERTIFICATION BY CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
PURSUANT TO 18 U.S.C. SECTION 1350,
AS ADOPTED PURSUANT TO
SECTION 906 OF THE SARBANES‑OXLEY ACT OF 2002
In connection with the Quarterly Report of Triton International Limited (the “Company”) on Form 10-Q for the period ended March 31, 2017 as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on the date hereof (the “Report”), I, Brian M. Sondey, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Company, certify, pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes‑Oxley Act of 2002, that:
(1)
The Report fully complies with the requirements of Section 13(a) or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934; and
(2)
The information contained in the Report fairly presents, in all material respects, the financial condition and results of operations of the Company.
Date: May 15, 2017
/s/ BRIAN M. SONDEY

Brian M. Sondey
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
 


EX-32.2 5 exhibit3223-31x2017.htm EXHIBIT 32.2 Exhibit
Exhibit 32.2
CERTIFICATION BY CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
PURSUANT TO 18 U.S.C. SECTION 1350,
AS ADOPTED PURSUANT TO
SECTION 906 OF THE SARBANES‑OXLEY ACT OF 2002
In connection with the Quarterly Report of Triton International Limited (the “Company”) on Form 10-Q for the period ended March 31, 2017 as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on the date hereof (the “Report”), I, John Burns, Chief Financial Officer of the Company, certify, pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes‑Oxley Act of 2002, that:
(1)
The Report fully complies with the requirements of Section 13(a) or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934; and
(2)
The information contained in the Report fairly presents, in all material respects, the financial condition and results of operations of the Company.
Date: May 15, 2017
/s/ JOHN BURNS

John Burns
Chief Financial Officer



EX-101.INS 6 trtn-20170331.xml XBRL INSTANCE DOCUMENT 0001660734 2017-01-01 2017-03-31 0001660734 2017-05-08 0001660734 2016-12-31 0001660734 2017-03-31 0001660734 trtn:DesignatedCommonStockMember 2016-12-31 0001660734 trtn:DesignatedCommonStockMember 2017-03-31 0001660734 trtn:UndesignatedCommonStockMember 2016-12-31 0001660734 trtn:UndesignatedCommonStockMember 2017-03-31 0001660734 2016-01-01 2016-03-31 0001660734 trtn:EquipmentTradingMember 2016-01-01 2016-03-31 0001660734 trtn:EquipmentTradingMember 2017-01-01 2017-03-31 0001660734 2015-12-31 0001660734 2016-03-31 0001660734 trtn:HanjinShippingCo.Member 2016-08-31 0001660734 trtn:TALMember us-gaap:CommonStockMember 2016-07-12 0001660734 trtn:AccountingStandardsUpdate201609Member us-gaap:RetainedEarningsMember 2017-03-31 0001660734 trtn:HanjinShippingCo.Member 2017-01-01 2017-03-31 0001660734 trtn:TCILMember 2016-07-12 0001660734 2016-07-12 0001660734 trtn:TALMember 2016-07-12 0001660734 trtn:AccountingStandardsUpdate201609Member 2017-03-31 0001660734 us-gaap:FairValueInputsLevel2Member 2016-12-31 0001660734 us-gaap:FairValueInputsLevel2Member 2017-03-31 0001660734 trtn:CarryingvaluecontainersimpairedtofairvalueMember us-gaap:FairValueInputsLevel2Member 2017-03-31 0001660734 trtn:CarryingvaluecontainersimpairedtofairvalueMember us-gaap:FairValueInputsLevel2Member 2016-12-31 0001660734 us-gaap:FairValueInputsLevel2Member us-gaap:EstimateOfFairValueFairValueDisclosureMember 2017-03-31 0001660734 us-gaap:CarryingReportedAmountFairValueDisclosureMember 2016-12-31 0001660734 us-gaap:CarryingReportedAmountFairValueDisclosureMember 2017-03-31 0001660734 us-gaap:FairValueInputsLevel2Member us-gaap:EstimateOfFairValueFairValueDisclosureMember 2016-12-31 0001660734 us-gaap:ReclassificationOutOfAccumulatedOtherComprehensiveIncomeMember us-gaap:AccumulatedNetGainLossFromDesignatedOrQualifyingCashFlowHedgesMember 2016-01-01 2016-03-31 0001660734 us-gaap:ReclassificationOutOfAccumulatedOtherComprehensiveIncomeMember us-gaap:AccumulatedNetGainLossFromDesignatedOrQualifyingCashFlowHedgesMember 2017-01-01 2017-03-31 0001660734 us-gaap:AccumulatedTranslationAdjustmentMember 2016-01-01 2016-03-31 0001660734 us-gaap:AccumulatedTranslationAdjustmentMember 2016-03-31 0001660734 us-gaap:AccumulatedNetGainLossFromDesignatedOrQualifyingCashFlowHedgesMember 2015-12-31 0001660734 us-gaap:AccumulatedOtherComprehensiveIncomeMember 2015-12-31 0001660734 us-gaap:AccumulatedNetGainLossFromDesignatedOrQualifyingCashFlowHedgesMember 2016-03-31 0001660734 us-gaap:AccumulatedOtherComprehensiveIncomeMember 2016-01-01 2016-03-31 0001660734 us-gaap:AccumulatedOtherComprehensiveIncomeMember 2016-03-31 0001660734 us-gaap:AccumulatedNetGainLossFromDesignatedOrQualifyingCashFlowHedgesMember 2016-01-01 2016-03-31 0001660734 us-gaap:AccumulatedTranslationAdjustmentMember 2015-12-31 0001660734 us-gaap:AccumulatedOtherComprehensiveIncomeMember 2017-01-01 2017-03-31 0001660734 us-gaap:AccumulatedOtherComprehensiveIncomeMember 2017-03-31 0001660734 us-gaap:AccumulatedNetGainLossFromDesignatedOrQualifyingCashFlowHedgesMember 2017-01-01 2017-03-31 0001660734 us-gaap:AccumulatedNetGainLossFromDesignatedOrQualifyingCashFlowHedgesMember 2017-03-31 0001660734 us-gaap:AccumulatedTranslationAdjustmentMember 2017-03-31 0001660734 us-gaap:AccumulatedTranslationAdjustmentMember 2017-01-01 2017-03-31 0001660734 us-gaap:AccumulatedNetGainLossFromDesignatedOrQualifyingCashFlowHedgesMember 2016-12-31 0001660734 us-gaap:AccumulatedTranslationAdjustmentMember 2016-12-31 0001660734 us-gaap:AccumulatedOtherComprehensiveIncomeMember 2016-12-31 0001660734 us-gaap:RestrictedStockMember trtn:A2016TritonPlanMember us-gaap:CommonStockMember 2017-01-30 2017-01-30 0001660734 trtn:A2016TritonPlanMember 2017-03-31 0001660734 trtn:A2016TritonPlanMember 2017-01-01 2017-03-31 0001660734 us-gaap:AllowanceForLoanAndLeaseLossesMember 2017-01-01 2017-03-31 0001660734 us-gaap:AllowanceForLoanAndLeaseLossesMember 2016-12-31 0001660734 us-gaap:AllowanceForLoanAndLeaseLossesMember 2017-03-31 0001660734 trtn:AssetBackedWarehouseFacilityMember 2017-03-31 0001660734 trtn:InstitutionalNotesDomain 2016-12-31 0001660734 us-gaap:SecuredDebtMember 2016-12-31 0001660734 trtn:AssetBackedSecuritizationTermNotesMember 2017-03-31 0001660734 us-gaap:CapitalLeaseObligationsMember 2017-03-31 0001660734 us-gaap:LineOfCreditMember 2017-03-31 0001660734 trtn:AssetBackedWarehouseFacilityMember 2016-12-31 0001660734 trtn:AssetBackedSecuritizationTermNotesMember 2016-12-31 0001660734 us-gaap:CapitalLeaseObligationsMember 2016-12-31 0001660734 trtn:InstitutionalNotesDomain 2017-03-31 0001660734 us-gaap:LineOfCreditMember 2016-12-31 0001660734 us-gaap:SecuredDebtMember 2017-03-31 0001660734 2017-01-31 0001660734 trtn:TermLoanFacilityMember trtn:SecondCommitmentMember 2017-03-10 2017-03-10 0001660734 trtn:TermLoanFacilityMember us-gaap:SecuredDebtMember 2017-02-01 2017-02-28 0001660734 us-gaap:RevolvingCreditFacilityMember trtn:FirstCommitmentMember 2017-03-10 2017-03-10 0001660734 trtn:TermLoanFacilityMember 2017-01-01 2017-03-31 0001660734 us-gaap:RevolvingCreditFacilityMember trtn:SecondCommitmentMember 2017-03-10 2017-03-10 0001660734 trtn:AssetBackedWarehouseFacilityTotalCommitmentMemberMember 2017-03-10 0001660734 us-gaap:InterestRateSwapMember 2017-03-31 0001660734 trtn:TermLoanFacilityMember trtn:FirstCommitmentMember 2017-03-10 2017-03-10 0001660734 trtn:SecondCommitmentMember trtn:AssetBackedWarehouseFacilityMember 2017-03-10 0001660734 us-gaap:CapitalLeaseObligationsMember 2017-01-31 0001660734 trtn:FirstCommitmentMember trtn:AssetBackedWarehouseFacilityMember 2017-03-10 0001660734 us-gaap:CapitalLeaseObligationsMember 2017-01-01 2017-01-31 0001660734 trtn:TermLoanFacilityMember us-gaap:SecuredDebtMember 2017-02-28 0001660734 2017-03-09 0001660734 us-gaap:InterestRateSwapMember us-gaap:DesignatedAsHedgingInstrumentMember 2017-03-31 0001660734 us-gaap:InterestRateSwapMember us-gaap:NondesignatedMember 2017-03-31 0001660734 us-gaap:InterestRateSwapMember us-gaap:DesignatedAsHedgingInstrumentMember 2016-12-31 0001660734 us-gaap:InterestRateSwapMember us-gaap:NondesignatedMember 2016-12-31 0001660734 us-gaap:InterestRateSwapMember 2017-01-01 2017-03-31 0001660734 us-gaap:InterestRateCapMember 2017-03-31 0001660734 us-gaap:InterestRateCapMember 2017-01-01 2017-03-31 0001660734 us-gaap:InterestRateSwapMember us-gaap:DesignatedAsHedgingInstrumentMember us-gaap:InterestExpenseMember 2016-01-01 2016-03-31 0001660734 us-gaap:InterestRateSwapMember us-gaap:DesignatedAsHedgingInstrumentMember us-gaap:OtherComprehensiveIncomeMember 2017-01-01 2017-03-31 0001660734 us-gaap:InterestRateSwapMember us-gaap:DesignatedAsHedgingInstrumentMember us-gaap:InterestExpenseMember 2017-01-01 2017-03-31 0001660734 us-gaap:InterestRateSwapMember us-gaap:DesignatedAsHedgingInstrumentMember us-gaap:OtherComprehensiveIncomeMember 2016-01-01 2016-03-31 0001660734 trtn:EquipmentLeasingMember 2016-01-01 2016-03-31 0001660734 trtn:EquipmentLeasingMember 2017-01-01 2017-03-31 0001660734 trtn:EquipmentTradingMember 2017-03-31 0001660734 trtn:EquipmentLeasingMember 2017-03-31 0001660734 trtn:EquipmentTradingMember 2016-03-31 0001660734 trtn:EquipmentLeasingMember 2016-03-31 0001660734 us-gaap:EuropeMember 2016-01-01 2016-03-31 0001660734 us-gaap:AmericasMember 2016-01-01 2016-03-31 0001660734 us-gaap:AmericasMember 2017-01-01 2017-03-31 0001660734 us-gaap:AsiaMember 2017-01-01 2017-03-31 0001660734 us-gaap:EuropeMember 2017-01-01 2017-03-31 0001660734 trtn:OtherInternationalCountriesMember 2017-01-01 2017-03-31 0001660734 trtn:OtherInternationalCountriesMember 2016-01-01 2016-03-31 0001660734 country:BM 2016-01-01 2016-03-31 0001660734 country:BM 2017-01-01 2017-03-31 0001660734 us-gaap:AsiaMember 2016-01-01 2016-03-31 0001660734 us-gaap:IntersegmentEliminationMember 2016-01-01 2016-03-31 0001660734 us-gaap:IntersegmentEliminationMember 2017-01-01 2017-03-31 0001660734 trtn:RetentionBonusPlanMember 2016-12-31 0001660734 trtn:AccrualsMember trtn:RetentionBonusPlanMember 2017-03-31 0001660734 trtn:RetentionBonusPlanMember 2017-03-31 0001660734 trtn:PaymentsMember trtn:RetentionBonusPlanMember 2017-03-31 0001660734 trtn:PaymentsMember trtn:SeverancePlanMember 2017-03-31 0001660734 trtn:SeverancePlanMember 2017-03-31 0001660734 trtn:SeverancePlanMember 2016-12-31 0001660734 trtn:AccrualsMember trtn:SeverancePlanMember 2017-03-31 0001660734 us-gaap:LoansReceivableMember trtn:TriStarMemberMember 2017-03-31 0001660734 trtn:DirectFinancingLeaseReceivableMember trtn:TriStarMemberMember 2016-01-01 2016-03-31 0001660734 trtn:DirectFinancingLeaseReceivableMember trtn:TriStarMemberMember 2016-03-31 0001660734 us-gaap:LoansReceivableMember trtn:TriStarMemberMember 2016-01-01 2016-03-31 0001660734 trtn:DirectFinancingLeaseReceivableMember trtn:TriStarMemberMember 2017-01-01 2017-03-31 0001660734 trtn:DirectFinancingLeaseReceivableMember trtn:TriStarMemberMember 2017-03-31 0001660734 us-gaap:LoansReceivableMember trtn:TriStarMemberMember 2016-03-31 0001660734 us-gaap:LoansReceivableMember trtn:TriStarMemberMember 2017-01-01 2017-03-31 0001660734 trtn:MCSMember 2017-01-01 2017-03-31 0001660734 trtn:MCSMember 2016-01-01 2016-03-31 0001660734 trtn:EffectiveYieldMember trtn:AssetBackedSecuritizationTermNotesMember 2017-04-07 0001660734 trtn:AssetBackedSecuritizationTermNotesMember 2017-04-07 0001660734 us-gaap:SubsequentEventMember 2017-05-10 iso4217:USD trtn:option trtn:industry xbrli:shares xbrli:pure trtn:segment iso4217:USD xbrli:shares false --12-31 Q1 2017 2017-03-31 10-Q 0001660734 74497727