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Apr 28, 2022
Fortress Transportation and Infrastructure Investors LLC Reports First Quarter 2022 Results, Board Approves FTAI Infrastructure Spin-off, Declares Dividend of $0.33 per Common Share

NEW YORK, April 28, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Fortress Transportation and Infrastructure Investors LLC (NASDAQ: FTAI) (the “Company” or “FTAI”) today reported financial results for the first quarter 2022. The Company’s consolidated comparative financial statements and key performance measures are attached as an exhibit to this press release.

Financial Overview

(in thousands, except per share data)
Selected Financial Results Q1’22
Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities $ 1,923  
Net Loss Attributable to Shareholders $ (228,984 )
Basic and Diluted Loss per Common Share $ (2.30 )
   
Funds Available for Distribution (“FAD”) (1) $ 71,386  
Adjusted EBITDA(1) $ 51,561  

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(1) For definitions and reconciliations of non-GAAP measures, please refer to the exhibit to this press release.

For the first quarter of 2022, total FAD was $71.4 million. This amount includes $117.1 million from our aviation leasing portfolio and $7.1 million from our infrastructure business, offset by $(52.8) million from corporate and other.

First Quarter 2022 Dividends

On April 28, 2022, the Company’s Board of Directors (the “Board”) declared a cash dividend on its common shares of $0.33 per share for the quarter ended March 31, 2022, payable on May 24, 2022 to the holders of record on May 13, 2022.

Additionally, on April 28, 2022, the Board declared cash dividends on its Fixed-to-Floating Rate Series A Cumulative Perpetual Redeemable Preferred Shares (“Series A Preferred Shares”), Fixed-to-Floating Rate Series B Cumulative Perpetual Redeemable Preferred Shares (“Series B Preferred Shares”) and Fixed Rate Reset Series C Cumulative Perpetual Redeemable Preferred Shares (“Series C Preferred Shares”) of $0.51563, $0.50000 and $0.51563 per share, respectively, for the quarter ended March 31, 2022, payable on June 15, 2022 to the holders of record on June 1, 2022.

Business Highlights

  • FTAI’s Board of Directors has unanimously approved the previously announced spin-off of FTAI’s subsidiary FTAI Infrastructure.
  • FTAI Infrastructure expects to file its Form 10 publicly with the SEC on or before April 29, 2022 and targets completion of the spin-off of FTAI Infrastructure in the next 4 to 8 weeks subject to, among other things, the Board declaring the distribution prior to the closing of the spin-off.
  • Since inception of The Module Factory operations in June of 2021, FTAI Aviation has completed or contracted for sale over 200 module sales or swaps with over 20 new customers.
  • FTAI wrote off $195mm for impairments, bad debt and lost revenue for the Russia/Ukraine war and currently expects to recapture such amounts in full from insurance proceeds, gains from asset sales, and receivable repayments.
  • Jefferson recorded its highest throughput at 107,642 barrels per day, up from 81,416 barrels per day in Q4 of 2021.
  • Long Ridge formally commissioned the blending of hydrogen into the power plant at a ceremony on April 22, 2022.

Additional Information

For additional information that management believes to be useful for investors, please refer to the presentation posted on the Investor Relations section of the Company’s website, www.ftandi.com, and the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, when available on the Company’s website. Nothing on the Company’s website is included or incorporated by reference herein.

Conference Call

The Company will host a conference call on Friday, April 29, 2022 at 8:00 A.M. Eastern Time. The conference call may be accessed by dialing (877) 447-5636 (from within the U.S.) or (615) 247-0080 (from outside of the U.S.) ten minutes prior to the scheduled start of the call; please reference "FTAI First Quarter 2022 Earnings Call." A simultaneous webcast of the conference call will be available to the public on a listen-only basis at www.ftandi.com.

A replay of the conference call will be available after 11:30 A.M. on Friday, April 29, 2022 through 11:30 A.M. Friday, May 6, 2022 at (855) 859-2056 (from within the U.S.) or (404) 537-3406 (from outside of the U.S.), Passcode: 7790834.

About Fortress Transportation and Infrastructure Investors LLC

Fortress Transportation and Infrastructure Investors LLC owns and acquires high quality infrastructure and equipment that is essential for the transportation of goods and people globally. FTAI targets assets that, on a combined basis, generate strong and stable cash flows with the potential for earnings growth and asset appreciation. FTAI is externally managed by an affiliate of Fortress Investment Group LLC, a leading, diversified global investment firm.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements in this press release may constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including, but not limited to, the Company’s ability to file the FTAI Infrastructure Form 10 by April 29, 2022 or at all, to successfully complete the spin-off of FTAI Infrastructure in the next 4 to 8 weeks or at all, for The Module Factory to close or complete any contracts for sales or swaps, and the ability to recover $195 mm in impairments, bad debt and lost revenue in connection with the Russia/Ukraine war in full or at all. These statements are based on management's current expectations and beliefs and are subject to a number of trends and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements, many of which are beyond the Company’s control. The Company can give no assurance that its expectations will be attained and such differences may be material. Accordingly, you should not place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements contained in this press release. For a discussion of some of the risks and important factors that could affect such forward-looking statements, see the sections entitled “Risk Factors” and “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” in the Company’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, which are available on the Company’s website (www.ftandi.com). In addition, new risks and uncertainties emerge from time to time, and it is not possible for the Company to predict or assess the impact of every factor that may cause its actual results to differ from those contained in any forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this press release. The Company expressly disclaims any obligation to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect any change in the Company's expectations with regard thereto or change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any statement is based. This release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities.

For further information, please contact:

Alan Andreini
Investor Relations
Fortress Transportation and Infrastructure Investors LLC
(212) 798-6128
aandreini@fortress.com

Withholding Information for Withholding Agents

This announcement is intended to be a qualified notice as provided in the Internal Revenue Code (the “Code”) and the Regulations thereunder. For U.S. federal income tax purposes, the common dividend and the Series A Preferred, Series B Preferred and Series C Preferred dividends declared in April 2022 will be treated as a partnership distribution and guaranteed payments, respectively. For U.S. tax withholding purposes, the per share distribution components are as follows:

Common Distribution Components  
Non-U.S. Long Term Capital Gain $  
U.S. Portfolio Interest Income(1) $ 0.00605  
U.S. Dividend Income(2) $ 0.14619  
Income Not from U.S. Sources(3) $ 0.17776  
U.S. Long Term Capital Gain(4) $  
Distribution Per Share
$ 0.33000  


Series A Preferred Distribution Components  
Guaranteed Payments(5) $ 0.51563  
Distribution Per Share
$ 0.51563  


Series B Preferred Distribution Components  
Guaranteed Payments(5) $ 0.50000  
Distribution Per Share
$ 0.50000  


Series C Preferred Distribution Components  
Guaranteed Payments(5) $ 0.51563  
Distribution Per Share
$ 0.51563  

(1) Eligible for the U.S. portfolio interest exemption for any holder not considered a 10-percent shareholder under §871(h)(3)(B) of the Code.

(2) This income is subject to withholding under §1441 or §1442 of the Code.

(3) This income is not subject to withholding under §1441, §1442 or §1446 of the Code.

(4) U.S. Long Term Capital Gain attributable to the sale of a U.S. Real Property Holding Corporation. As a result, the gain will be treated as income that is effectively connected with a U.S. trade or business and be subject to withholding.

(5) Brokers and nominees should treat this income as subject to withholding under §1441 or §1442 of the Code.

For U.S. shareholders: In computing your U.S. federal taxable income, you should not rely on this qualified notice, but should generally take into account your allocable share of the Company’s taxable income as reported to you on your Schedule K-1



Exhibit - Financial Statements

FORTRESS TRANSPORTATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTORS LLC
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (Unaudited)
(Dollar amounts in thousands, except per share data)

  Three Months Ended March 31,
    2022       2021  
Revenues      
Equipment leasing revenues $ 91,691     $ 56,607  
Infrastructure revenues   46,148       20,542  
Total revenues   137,839       77,149  
Expenses      
Operating expenses   108,916       24,997  
General and administrative   5,691       4,252  
Acquisition and transaction expenses   6,024       1,643  
Management fees and incentive allocation to affiliate   4,164       3,990  
Depreciation and amortization   58,301       44,535  
Asset impairment   122,790       2,100  
Interest expense   50,598       32,990  
Total expenses   356,484       114,507  
Other income (expense)      
Equity in (losses) earnings of unconsolidated entities   (24,013 )     1,374  
Gain on sale of assets, net   16,288       811  
Interest income   656       285  
Other (expense) income   (459 )     181  
Total other (expense) income   (7,528 )     2,651  
Loss before income taxes   (226,173 )     (34,707 )
Provision for income taxes   3,486       169  
Net loss   (229,659 )     (34,876 )
Less: Net loss attributable to non-controlling interests in consolidated subsidiaries   (7,466 )     (4,961 )
Less: Dividends on preferred shares   6,791       4,625  
Net loss attributable to shareholders $ (228,984 )   $ (34,540 )
       
Loss per share:      
Basic $ (2.30 )   $ (0.40 )
Diluted $ (2.30 )   $ (0.40 )
Weighted average shares outstanding:      
Basic   99,366,877       86,027,944  
Diluted   99,366,877       86,027,944  



FORTRESS TRANSPORTATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTORS LLC
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (Unaudited)
(Dollar amounts in thousands, except per share data)

  (Unaudited)    
  March 31, 2022   December 31, 2021
Assets      
Cash and cash equivalents $ 145,266     $ 188,078  
Restricted cash   214,401       251,983  
Accounts receivable, net   105,113       175,225  
Leasing equipment, net   1,901,960       1,891,649  
Operating lease right-of-use assets, net   74,513       75,344  
Property, plant, and equipment, net   1,587,291       1,555,857  
Investments   78,498       77,325  
Intangible assets, net   101,464       98,699  
Goodwill   257,968       257,137  
Other assets   292,023       292,557  
Total assets $ 4,758,497     $ 4,863,854  
       
Liabilities      
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities $ 191,131     $ 202,669  
Debt, net   3,399,367       3,220,211  
Maintenance deposits   74,322       106,836  
Security deposits   31,003       40,149  
Operating lease liabilities   73,005       73,594  
Other liabilities   228,674       96,295  
Total liabilities $ 3,997,502     $ 3,739,754  
       
Commitments and contingencies      
       
Equity      
Common shares ($0.01 par value per share; 2,000,000,000 shares authorized; 99,188,696 and 99,180,385 shares issued and outstanding as of March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021, respectively) $ 992     $ 992  
Preferred shares ($0.01 par value per share; 200,000,000 shares authorized; 13,320,000 and 13,320,000 shares issued and outstanding as of March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021, respectively)   133       133  
Additional paid in capital   1,372,564       1,411,940  
Accumulated deficit   (354,585 )     (132,392 )
Accumulated other comprehensive loss   (251,160 )     (156,381 )
Shareholders' equity   767,944       1,124,292  
Non-controlling interest in equity of consolidated subsidiaries   (6,949 )     (192 )
Total equity   760,995       1,124,100  
Total liabilities and equity $ 4,758,497     $ 4,863,854  



FORTRESS TRANSPORTATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTORS LLC
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS (Unaudited)
(Dollar amounts in thousands, unless otherwise noted)

  Three Months Ended March 31,
    2022       2021  
Cash flows from operating activities:      
Net loss $ (229,659 )   $ (34,876 )
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash (used in) provided by operating activities:      
Equity in losses (earnings) of unconsolidated entities   24,013       (1,374 )
Loss on sale of assets, net   (16,288 )     (811 )
Security deposits and maintenance claims included in earnings   (11,592 )     (2,836 )
Equity-based compensation   709       1,114  
Depreciation and amortization   58,301       44,535  
Asset impairment   122,790       2,100  
Change in deferred income taxes   2,388       71  
Change in fair value of non-hedge derivative   766       (7,964 )
Amortization of lease intangibles and incentives   12,013       8,108  
Amortization of deferred financing costs   5,771       2,268  
Provision for (benefit from) credit losses   47,914       (547 )
Other   (208 )     (279 )
Change in:      
Accounts receivable   8,619       (19,786 )
Other assets   (10,265 )     (17,953 )
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities   (16,597 )     (19,778 )
Management fees payable to affiliate   (158 )     (602 )
Other liabilities   3,406       (322 )
Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities   1,923       (48,932 )
       
Cash flows from investing activities:      
Investment in unconsolidated entities   (1,637 )     (1,278 )
Principal collections on finance leases   67       395  
Acquisition of leasing equipment   (219,440 )     (114,781 )
Acquisition of property, plant and equipment   (54,661 )     (39,302 )
Acquisition of lease intangibles   (5,282 )     (386 )
Purchase deposits for acquisitions   (3,350 )     (9,250 )
Proceeds from sale of leasing equipment   51,491       4,574  
Proceeds from sale of property, plant and equipment   2,910        
Proceeds for deposit on sale of aircraft and engine   1,775        
Receipt of deposits for sale of aircraft and engine         4,600  
Return of purchase deposits         1,010  
Net cash used in investing activities $ (228,127 )   $ (154,418 )



FORTRESS TRANSPORTATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTORS LLC
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS (Unaudited)
(Dollar amounts in thousands, unless otherwise noted)

  Three Months Ended March 31,
    2022       2021  
Cash flows from financing activities:      
Proceeds from debt $ 408,980     $ 171,600  
Repayment of debt   (224,473 )      
Payment of deferred financing costs   (10,818 )     (563 )
Receipt of security deposits   1,075       70  
Return of security deposits         (975 )
Receipt of maintenance deposits   10,836       8,770  
Release of maintenance deposits   (250 )     (11,483 )
Proceeds from issuance of preferred shares, net of underwriter's discount and issuance costs         101,180  
Settlement of equity-based compensation         (183 )
Cash dividends - common shares   (32,749 )     (28,383 )
Cash dividends - preferred shares   (6,791 )     (4,625 )
Net cash provided by financing activities $ 145,810     $ 235,408  
       
Net (decrease) increase in cash and cash equivalents and restricted cash   (80,394 )     32,058  
Cash and cash equivalents and restricted cash, beginning of period   440,061       161,418  
Cash and cash equivalents and restricted cash, end of period $ 359,667     $ 193,476  


Key Performance Measures

The Chief Operating Decision Maker (“CODM”) utilizes Adjusted EBITDA as our key performance measure.

Adjusted EBITDA provides the CODM with the information necessary to assess operational performance, as well as make resource and allocation decisions. Adjusted EBITDA is defined as net income (loss) attributable to shareholders from continuing operations, adjusted (a) to exclude the impact of provision for income taxes, equity-based compensation expense, acquisition and transaction expenses, losses on the modification or extinguishment of debt and capital lease obligations, changes in fair value of non-hedge derivative instruments, asset impairment charges, incentive allocations, depreciation and amortization expense, and interest expense, (b) to include the impact of our pro-rata share of Adjusted EBITDA from unconsolidated entities, and (c) to exclude the impact of equity in earnings (losses) of unconsolidated entities and the non-controlling share of Adjusted EBITDA.

The following table sets forth a reconciliation of net loss attributable to shareholders to Adjusted EBITDA for the three months ended March 31, 2022 and 2021:

  Three Months Ended March 31,
(in thousands)   2022       2021  
Net loss attributable to shareholders $ (228,984 )   $ (34,540 )
Add: Benefit from income taxes   3,486       169  
Add: Equity-based compensation expense   709       1,114  
Add: Acquisition and transaction expenses   6,024       1,643  
Add: Losses on the modification or extinguishment of debt and capital lease obligations          
Add: Changes in fair value of non-hedge derivative instruments   766       (7,964 )
Add: Asset impairment charges   122,790       2,100  
Add: Incentive allocations          
Add: Depreciation and amortization expense(1)   70,314       52,643  
Add: Interest expense   50,598       32,990  
Add: Pro-rata share of Adjusted EBITDA from unconsolidated entities(2)   5,661       2,402  
Less: Equity in losses (earnings) of unconsolidated entities   24,013       (1,374 )
Less: Non-controlling share of Adjusted EBITDA(3)   (3,816 )     (2,029 )
Adjusted EBITDA (non-GAAP) $ 51,561     $ 47,154  

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(1) Includes the following items for the three months ended March 31, 2022 and 2021: (i) depreciation and amortization expense of $58,301 and $44,535, (ii) lease intangible amortization of $3,658 and $752 and (iii) amortization for lease incentives of $8,355 and $7,356, respectively.

(2) Includes the following items for the three months ended March 31, 2022 and 2021: (i) net (loss) income of $(21,890) and $1,180, (ii) interest expense of $6,463 and $187, (iii) depreciation and amortization expense of $6,340 and $1,912, (iv) acquisition and transaction expenses of $3 and $0, (v) changes in fair value of non-hedge derivative instruments of $14,615 and $(877), (vi) equity-based compensation of $98 and $0 and (vii) asset impairment of $32 and $0, respectively.

(3) Includes the following items for the three months ended March 31, 2022 and 2021: (i) equity-based compensation of $127 and $198, (ii) provision for income taxes of $15 and $13, (iii) interest expense of $1,384 and $281, (iv) depreciation and amortization expense of $2,263 and $1,811 and (v) changes in fair value of non-hedge derivative instruments of $27 and $(274), respectively.

The Company uses Funds Available for Distribution (“FAD”) in evaluating its ability to meet its stated dividend policy. FAD is not a financial measure in accordance with GAAP. The GAAP measure most directly comparable to FAD is net cash provided by operating activities. The Company believes FAD is a useful metric for investors and analysts for similar purposes.

The Company defines FAD as: Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities plus principal collections on finance leases, proceeds from sale of assets, and return of capital distributions from unconsolidated entities, less required payments on debt obligations and capital distributions to non-controlling interest, and excluding changes in working capital.

The following table sets forth a reconciliation of Net Cash Provided by (Used in) Operating Activities to FAD for the three months ended March 31, 2022 and 2021:

  Three Months Ended March 31,
(in thousands)   2022       2021  
Net Cash Provided by (Used in) Operating Activities $ 1,923     $ (48,932 )
Add: Principal Collections on Finance Leases   67       395  
Add: Proceeds from Sale of Assets   54,401       4,574  
Add: Return of Capital Distributions from Unconsolidated Entities          
Less: Required Payments on Debt Obligations(1)          
Less: Capital Distributions to Non-Controlling Interest          
Exclude: Changes in Working Capital   14,995       58,441  
Funds Available for Distribution (FAD) $ 71,386     $ 14,478  

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(1) Required payments on debt obligations for the three months ended March 31, 2022 exclude repayments of $224,473 for the Revolving Credit Facility.


The following table sets forth a reconciliation of FAD to Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities for the three months ended March 31, 2022:

  Three Months Ended March 31, 2022
(in thousands) Equipment Leasing   Infrastructure   Corporate and Other   Total
Funds Available for Distribution (FAD) $ 117,080     $ 7,119     $ (52,813 )   $ 71,386  
Less: Principal Collections on Finance Leases             (67 )
Less: Proceeds from Sale of Assets             (54,401 )
Less: Return of Capital Distributions from Unconsolidated Entities              
Add: Required Payments on Debt Obligations              
Add: Capital Distributions to Non-Controlling Interest              
Include: Changes in Working Capital             (14,995 )
Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities             $ 1,923  


FAD is subject to a number of limitations and assumptions and there can be no assurance that the Company will generate FAD sufficient to meet its intended dividends. FAD has material limitations as a liquidity measure of the Company because such measure excludes items that are required elements of the Company’s net cash provided by operating activities as described below. FAD should not be considered in isolation nor as a substitute for analysis of the Company’s results of operations under GAAP, and it is not the only metric that should be considered in evaluating the Company’s ability to meet its stated dividend policy. Specifically:

  • FAD does not include equity capital called from the Company’s existing limited partners, proceeds from any debt issuance or future equity offering, historical cash and cash equivalents and expected investments in the Company’s operations.
  • FAD does not give pro forma effect to prior acquisitions, certain of which cannot be quantified.
  • While FAD reflects the cash inflows from sale of certain assets, FAD does not reflect the cash outflows to acquire assets as the Company relies on alternative sources of liquidity to fund such purchases.
  • FAD does not reflect expenditures related to capital expenditures, acquisitions and other investments as the Company has multiple sources of liquidity and intends to fund these expenditures with future incurrences of indebtedness, additional capital contributions and/or future issuances of equity.
  • FAD does not reflect any maintenance capital expenditures necessary to maintain the same level of cash generation from our capital investments.
  • FAD does not reflect changes in working capital balances as management believes that changes in working capital are primarily driven by short term timing differences, which are not meaningful to the Company’s distribution decisions.
  • Management has significant discretion to make distributions, and the Company is not bound by any contractual provision that requires it to use cash for distributions.

If such factors were included in FAD, there can be no assurance that the results would be consistent with the Company’s presentation of FAD.

 


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