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CoreSite Reports Second Quarter Results

Reported second-quarter operating revenue of $57.7 million, representing a 13.9% increase year-over-year

CoreSite, provider of network dense, cloud enabled data center solutions,has announced financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2013.

Tom Ray, CoreSite's Chief Executive Officer, commented, "We are pleased to record a solid quarter of growth for CoreSite, and importantly, one that reflects the continued success we are seeing in our network-centric, differentiated strategy. We remain focused upon continuing to increase the number and quality of customer deployments in our portfolio and enhancing the value proposition of the CoreSite Mesh. We executed 115 new and expansion leases in the quarter including agreements with 33 new customers. Additionally, we are pleased with the continued evolution we saw in our sales mix, recording an increasing number of leases bringing high-value applications to our platform." Mr. Ray continued, "Regarding growth, we continue to invest to meet customer demand, with four data center projects under way. We believe that we have considerable upside embedded in our portfolio as we increase the utilization of existing and new inventory, positively mark to market expiring capacity, and most importantly, continue to drive increased network density and valuable customer communities across our data centers."

Quarterly Highlights

  • Reported second-quarter funds from operations ("FFO") of $0.45 per diluted share and unit, representing a 21.6% increase year-over-year
  • Reported second-quarter operating revenue of $57.7 million, representing a 13.9% increase year-over-year
  • Executed new and expansion data center leases representing $5.8 million of annualized GAAP rent at a rate of $188 of annualized GAAP rent per square foot
  • Realized rent growth on signed renewals of 5.4% on a cash basis and 11.7% on a GAAP basis and rental churn of 2.0%
  • Commenced 42,672 net rentable square feet of new and expansion leases with annualized GAAP rent of $147 per square foot

Financial Results
CoreSite reported FFO attributable to shares and units of $21.1 million for the three months ended June 30, 2013, a 22.0% increase year-over-year and an increase of 9.6% sequential quarter-over-quarter. On a per diluted share and unit basis, FFO increased 21.6% to $0.45 for the three months ended June 30, 2013, as compared to $0.37 per diluted share and unit for the three months ended June 30, 2012. Total operating revenue for the three months ended June 30, 2013, was $57.7 million, a 13.9% increase year-over-year. CoreSite reported net income for the three months ended June 30, 2013, of $7.9 million and net income attributable to common shares of $2.6 million, or $0.12 per diluted share.

Sales Activity
CoreSite executed new and expansion data center leases representing $5.8 million of annualized GAAP rent during the quarter, comprised of 30,810 NRSF at a weighted average GAAP rate of $188 per NRSF.

CoreSite's renewal leases signed in the second quarter totaled 44,702 NRSF at a weighted average GAAP rate of $166 per NRSF, reflecting a 5.4% increase in rent on a cash basis and an 11.7% increase on a GAAP basis. The second quarter rental churn rate was 2.0%.

CoreSite's second quarter data center lease commencements totaled 42,672 NRSF at a weighted average GAAP rental rate of $147 per NRSF, which represents $6.3 million of annualized GAAP rent.

Development Activity
CoreSite had 236,673 NRSF of data center space under construction at four key locations as of June 30, 2013. The projects under construction include new data centers at SV5 (San Francisco Bay area), VA2 (Northern Virginia area), NY2 (New York) and additional inventory at LA2 (Los Angeles). As of June 30, 2013, CoreSite had incurred $59.4 million of the estimated $188.0 million required to complete these projects.

Balance Sheet and Liquidity
As of June 30, 2013, CoreSite had $132.0 million of total long-term debt equal to 1.2x annualized adjusted EBITDA and long-term debt and preferred stock equal to 2.3x annualized adjusted EBITDA.

At quarter end, CoreSite had $2.8 million of cash available on its balance sheet and $324.5 million of available capacity under its credit facility.

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