CubeSmart Reports Second Quarter 2014 Results: FFO Per Share Grows 17.4%; Same-Store NOI Increases 9.7%


    130232_logo-R-red-on-whiteCubeSmart (NYSE: CUBE) today announced its operating results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2014. “Strong self-storage industry demand combined with very limited new supply in our markets continues to support our positive outlook for future growth,” commented President and Chief Executive Officer Christopher P. Marr. “During the second quarter, our property portfolio achieved all-time high occupancy levels and solid net effective rent growth resulting in FFO performance above expectations. We remain disciplined and focused on pursuing external growth opportunities that enhance our portfolio quality and generate long-term value for shareholders.” Key Highlights for the Quarter

    • Reported funds from operations (“FFO”) per share, as adjusted, of $0.27, representing a year-over-year increase of 17.4%.
    • Increased same-store (346 facilities) net operating income (“NOI”) 9.7% year-over-year, driven by 7.6% revenue growth and a 3.2% increase in property operating expenses.
    • Same-store occupancy averaged 91.3% during the quarter, up 310 basis points year-over-year; ended the quarter with same-store occupancy of 92.4%.
    • Closed on nine facility acquisitions totaling $127.4 million.
    Funds from Operations FFO, as adjusted, was $40.0 million for the second quarter of 2014, compared with $31.6 million for the second quarter of 2013. FFO per share, as adjusted, increased 17.4% to $0.27 for the second quarter of 2014, compared with $0.23 for the same period last year. Investment Activity The Company acquired nine assets for $127.4 million during the three months ended June 30, 2014. These acquisitions included four assets in Florida, two assets in New York and one asset each in Indiana, Massachusetts, and Texas. Subsequent to June 30, 2014, the Company acquired two facilities in Florida for an aggregate purchase price of $15.8 million. In total for the year-to-date, the Company has acquired 21 assets for $246.5 million. At June 30, 2014, the Company had invested $23.5 million in four joint venture development properties under construction. The Company anticipates investing a total of $79.9 million related to these projects. Three of these properties are located in New York and one is located in Virginia. Each of the four construction projects is expected to be completed during 2015. Year-to-date, the Company opened for operation two new self-storage facilities, one in New York and a mixed-use property in Pennsylvania that contains CubeSmart’s corporate headquarters, for a total cost of $42.1 million. On June 30, 2014, the Company sold one asset in London, England owned by USIFB, LLP, a consolidated real estate joint venture in which the Company owns a 97% interest, for an aggregate sale price of £4.1 million (approximately $7.0 million). The Company received net proceeds of $7.0 million, a portion of which were used to repay the loan the Company made to the venture, and recorded a gain of $0.5 million as a result of the transaction. Click Here yo Read Full Report…

    About CubeSmart

    CubeSmart is a self-administered and self-managed real estate investment trust. CubeSmart owns or manages 546 self-storage facilities across the United States. According to the 2014 Self Storage Almanac, CubeSmart is one of the top four owners and operators of self-storage facilities in the U.S.

    The Company plans to exceed Customer expectations by adding more personalized services and technology to some of the best storage spaces around. The Company’s self-storage facilities are designed to offer affordable, easily accessible, secure, and, in most locations, climate-controlled storage space for residential and commercial customers. CubeSmart® services include storage customization, logistics services, comprehensive moving services, organizational services, and office amenities.

    For more information about business and personal storage or to learn more about the Company and find a nearby storage facility, visit or call CubeSmart toll free at 800-800-1717.



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