SOURCE: Strategic Storage Trust II, Inc.

Strategic Storage Trust II, Inc.

September 13, 2016 18:00 ET

Strategic Storage Trust II, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2016 Results

Increased Same-Store Revenues by 11.0% for the Quarter and 9.7% Year-to-Date; Increased Same-Store Average Physical Occupancy by 3.1% for the Quarter and 2.2% Year-to-Date; Increased Same-Store Annualized Rent per Occupied Square Foot by 7.2% for the Quarter and 6.9% Year-to-Date

LADERA RANCH, CA--(Marketwired - Sep 13, 2016) - Strategic Storage Trust II, Inc. (SST II) announced operating results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2016.

"We are pleased to report our second quarter results," commented H. Michael Schwartz, CEO of Strategic Storage Trust II, Inc. "We are pleased with our year-over-year same-store occupancy and revenue growth which validates the imbedded operational upside we saw in these properties."

Key Highlights for the Three Months Ended June 30, 2016:

  • Increased same-store revenues and net operating income ("NOI") by 11.0% and 7.8%, respectively, for the three months ended June 30, 2016 compared to the three months ended June 30, 2015.

  • Increased same-store average physical occupancy by approximately 3.1% to 90.7% for the three months ended June 30, 2016 from 87.6% for the three months ended June 30, 2015.

  • Increased same-store annualized rent per occupied square foot by approximately 7.2% to $13.29 for the three months ended June 30, 2016 from $12.40 for the three months ended June 30, 2015.

Key Highlights for the Six Months Ended June 30, 2016:

  • Increased same-store revenues and NOI by 9.7% and 8.5%, respectively, for the six months ended June 30, 2016 compared to the six months ended June 30, 2015.

  • Increased same-store average physical occupancy by approximately 2.2% to 90.5% for the six months ended June 30, 2016 from 88.3% for the six months ended June 30, 2015. 
  • Increased same-store annualized rent per occupied square foot by approximately 6.9% to $11.00 for the six months ended June 30, 2016 from $10.29 for the six months ended June 30, 2015.

Acquisitions:

During the quarter ended June 30, 2016 we acquired the following 23 properties for a total purchase price of approximately $368 million:

  • On April 20, 2016, we purchased seven self storage facilities, five of which are located in Ohio and two of which are located in Indiana. We acquired the seven properties for a purchase price of $18.0 million, plus closing costs and acquisition fees. The seven facilities collectively have approximately 3,210 units and 384,400 rentable square feet.

  • On April 29, 2016, we purchased a self storage facility located in Port St. Lucie, Florida. We acquired the Port St. Lucie property from an unaffiliated third party for a purchase price of approximately $9.3 million, plus closing costs and acquisition fees. The facility has approximately 530 units and 59,000 rentable square feet.

  • On May 9, 2016, we purchased a self storage facility located in Sacramento, California. We acquired the Sacramento property from an unaffiliated third party for a purchase price of approximately $8.2 million, plus closing costs and acquisition fees. The facility has approximately 530 units and 62,200 rentable square feet.

  • On May 18, 2016, we purchased two self storage facilities located in the metropolitan area of Oakland, California. We acquired the Oakland properties from an unaffiliated third party for a purchase price of approximately $49.9 million, plus closing costs and acquisition fees. The Oakland properties collectively have approximately 1,940 units with approximately 224,600 net rentable square feet.

  • On June 1, 2016, we purchased 11 self storage facilities located in Florida and Maryland. We acquired the 11 self storage facilities from an unaffiliated third party for a purchase price of approximately $274.9 million plus closing costs and acquisition fees. The 11 properties collectively have approximately 9,540 units with approximately 1,171,700 net rentable square feet.

  • On June 14, 2016, we purchased a self storage facility located in Sonoma, California. We acquired the Sonoma property from an unaffiliated third party for a purchase price of approximately $7.4 million, plus closing costs and acquisition fees. The facility has approximately 340 units with approximately 44,600 net rentable square feet.

Subsequent to June 30, 2016, on July 28, 2016, we purchased a self storage facility located in Las Vegas, Nevada. We acquired the Las Vegas property from an unaffiliated third party for a purchase price of approximately $13.9 million, plus closing costs and acquisition fees. The facility has approximately 770 units with approximately 106,800 net rentable square feet.

Capital Transactions:

Debt Transactions

In connection with the acquisition of the two properties in Oakland, California, we assumed a loan for $20 million. In connection with the acquisition of the 11 properties in Florida and Maryland, we borrowed $100 million on our amended credit facility with KeyBank and also borrowed $105 million on a term loan secured by the properties, and an additional $30 million on an unsecured loan, both with KeyBank.

Subsequent to June 30, 2016, on July 28, 2016, we entered into a CMBS loan agreement with KeyBank in which we borrowed $95 million. The CMBS loan has an initial term of ten years, maturing on August 1, 2026. Monthly payments due under the loan are interest-only for the first five years and payments reflecting a 30-year amortization schedule begin thereafter. The loan bears interest at 3.89%. The proceeds of the CMBS loan were primarily used to pay down the amended KeyBank credit facility.

Equity Raise

As of June 30, 2016, we had issued approximately 38.8 million Class A Shares and approximately 3.4 million Class T Shares in our Offering for gross proceeds of approximately $388.6 million and approximately $33.4 million, respectively.

Quarterly Dividend:

On June 9, 2016, our board of directors declared a distribution rate for the third quarter of 2016 of $0.00163934426 per day per share on the outstanding shares of common stock payable to both Class A and Class T stockholders of record of such shares as shown on our books at the close of business on each day during the period, commencing on July 1, 2016 and continuing on each day thereafter through and including September 30, 2016. The distribution to the Class T stockholders will be reduced by the stockholder servicing fee due from the Class T stockholders. Such distributions payable to each stockholder of record during a month will be paid the following month.

About Strategic Storage Trust II, Inc.:

SST II is a public non-traded REIT that focuses on the acquisition of stabilized, income producing self storage properties. The SST II portfolio currently consists of 64 operating self storage facilities located in 14 states and Toronto, Canada, comprising approximately 40,820 self storage units and approximately 4,670,000 net rentable square feet of storage space.

About SmartStop Asset Management, LLC:

SmartStop Asset Management, LLC is a diversified real estate company with a managed portfolio that currently includes approximately 58,000 self storage units and approximately 6.6 million rentable square feet and nearly $1 billion of real estate assets under management. The company is the asset manager for 87 self storage facilities located throughout the United States and Toronto, Canada. SmartStop Asset Management is the sponsor of SST II and Strategic Storage Growth Trust, Inc. (SSGT), a public non-traded REIT focusing on opportunistic self storage assets. The facilities offer affordable and accessible storage units for residential and commercial customers. In addition, they offer secure interior and exterior storage units as well as outside storage areas for vehicles, RVs and boats. Additional information is available at www.smartstopassetmanagement.com.

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STRATEGIC STORAGE TRUST II, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES  
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS  
(Unaudited)  
   
           
  June 30,
2016
    December 31,
2015
 
ASSETS          
Real estate facilities:              
  Land $ 214,398,537     $ 47,653,000  
  Buildings   353,189,773       97,941,472  
  Site improvements   30,953,600       10,650,078  
               
    598,541,910       156,244,550  
  Accumulated depreciation   (7,621,582 )     (3,755,709 )
               
    590,920,328       152,488,841  
  Construction in process   1,126,544       385,408  
               
    Real estate facilities, net   592,046,872       152,874,249  
Cash and cash equivalents   12,566,872       28,104,470  
Restricted cash   546,935       410,492  
Other assets   9,040,925       6,017,845  
Debt issuance costs, net of accumulated amortization   2,983,282       2,128,806  
Intangible assets, net of accumulated amortization   15,150,590       3,910,966  
               
Total assets $ 632,335,476     $ 193,446,828  
               
LIABILITIES AND EQUITY              
Secured debt $ 290,126,612     $ 23,029,775  
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities   6,965,516       2,146,253  
Due to affiliates   292,322       208,483  
Distributions payable   2,043,619       986,886  
               
Total liabilities   299,428,069       26,371,397  
               
Commitments and contingencies              
Redeemable common stock   4,801,445       1,223,483  
               
Equity:              
Strategic Storage Trust II, Inc. equity:              
Preferred stock, $0.001 par value; 200,000,000 shares authorized; none issued and outstanding at June 30, 2016 and December 31, 2015   --       --  
Class A common stock, $0.001 par value; 350,000,000 shares authorized; 38,807,307 and 20,684,791 shares issued and outstanding at June 30, 2016 and December 31, 2015, respectively   38,807       20,685  
Class T common stock, $0.001 par value; 350,000,000 shares authorized; 3,437,723 and 608,982 shares issued and outstanding at June 30, 2016 and December 31, 2015, respectively   3,438       609  
Additional paid-in capital   374,432,741       187,434,752  
Distributions   (13,587,017 )     (3,893,528 )
Accumulated deficit   (32,916,659 )     (17,687,326 )
Accumulated other comprehensive income   172,695       --  
               
    Total Strategic Storage Trust II, Inc. equity   328,144,005       165,875,192  
               
Noncontrolling interests in our Operating Partnership   (38,043 )     (23,244 )
               
Total equity   328,105,962       165,851,948  
               
Total liabilities and equity $ 632,335,476     $ 193,446,828  
               
               
               
STRATEGIC STORAGE TRUST II, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES  
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS  
(Unaudited)  
   
                       
  Three Months Ended
June 30,
    Six Months Ended
June 30,
 
  2016     2015     2016     2015  
Revenues:                              
  Self storage rental revenue $ 9,721,596     $ 4,365,253     $ 15,918,438     $ 7,300,982  
  Ancillary operating revenue   77,593       122,959       115,340       194,010  
                               
        Total revenues   9,799,189       4,488,212       16,033,778       7,494,992  
                               
Operating expenses:                              
  Property operating expenses   3,607,594       1,580,826       6,104,458       2,770,932  
  Property operating expenses--affiliates   1,214,278       546,490       1,915,587       971,423  
  General and administrative   754,098       460,218       1,448,866       855,898  
  Depreciation   2,436,412       910,421       3,893,696       1,485,357  
  Intangible amortization expense   2,853,212       1,597,581       4,707,977       2,588,640  
  Acquisition expenses--affiliates   6,632,826       374,238       8,256,031       2,418,441  
  Other property acquisition expenses   1,210,299       143,372       2,431,030       448,088  
                               
      Total operating expenses   18,708,719       5,613,146       28,757,645       11,538,779  
                               
Operating loss   (8,909,530 )     (1,124,934 )     (12,723,867 )     (4,043,787 )
Other income (expense):                              
  Interest expense   (1,290,001 )     (779,038 )     (1,772,208 )     (1,310,612 )
  Interest expense--Accretion of fair market value of secured debt   107,286       22,448       143,012       41,663  
  Interest expense--Debt issuance costs   (601,455 )     (144,786 )     (819,563 )     (241,535 )
  Other   (35,810 )     35,495       (65,538 )     (16,749 )
                               
Net loss   (10,729,510 )     (1,990,815 )     (15,238,164 )     (5,571,020 )
  Less: Distributions to preferred unitholders in our Operating Partnership   --       (1,644,706 )     --       (2,759,675 )
  Less: Accretion of preferred equity costs   --       (428,916 )     --       (758,601 )
  Net loss attributable to the noncontrolling interests in our Operating Partnership   5,381       26,800       8,831       71,930  
                               
Net loss attributable to Strategic Storage Trust II, Inc. common stockholders $ (10,724,129 )   $ (4,037,637 )   $ (15,229,333 )   $ (9,017,366 )
                               
Net loss per Class A share - basic and diluted $ (0.27 )   $ (1.36 )   $ (0.46 )   $ (3.46 )
Net loss per Class T share - basic and diluted $ (0.27 )   $ --     $ (0.46 )   $ --  
                               
Weighted average Class A shares outstanding - basic and diluted   36,939,428       2,968,500       31,012,035       2,606,780  
Weighted average Class T shares outstanding - basic and diluted   2,855,018       --       1,946,388       --  
                               

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION REGARDING NOI

Net Operating Income ("NOI")

NOI is a non-GAAP measure that we define as net income (loss), computed in accordance with GAAP, generated from properties before corporate general and administrative expenses, asset management fees, interest expense, depreciation, amortization, acquisition expenses and other non-property related expenses. We believe that NOI is useful for investors as it provides a measure of the operating performance of our operating assets because NOI excludes certain items that are not associated with the operation of the properties. Additionally, we believe that NOI is a widely accepted measure of comparative operating performance in the real estate community. However, our use of the term NOI may not be comparable to that of other real estate companies as they may have different methodologies for computing this amount.

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