Radius Global Infrastructure (NASDAQ: RADI), a ground lease aggregator, owning property interests that are leased to wireless carriers and tower companies, today announced its Q3 2021 results, through which the company disclosed plans to deploy at least $400m of acquisition capital expenditures during 2022 to grow its in-place rents.
Financial Performance in Q3 2021 – Radius Global Infrastructure
In Q3 2021, Radius Global reported revenue of $27.5m, a 10% increase quarter-over-quarter, and adjusted EBITDA of $8.4m, a 12% increase quarter-over-quarter. Therefore, the company’s EBITDA margin was 30.6% in Q3 2021, a ~60 bps improvement quarter-over-quarter.
Operational Performance in Q3 2021 – Radius Global Infrastructure
As of Q3 2021, Radius owned a portfolio of 6.0k sites in 21 countries, which together comprise $110.4m of annualized in-place rents. During the quarter, the company expanded its communications sites portfolio into two new countries, namely Greece and Uruguay.
Annualized In-Place Rents – Q3 2021
The company’s annualized in-place rents of $110.4m increased 7.8% quarter-over-quarter, from $102.4m as of Q2 2021. This is a result of both organic growth (e.g., rental escalators) and inorganic growth (i.e., acquisition of new property interests).
In Q3 2021, Radius Global Infrastructure acquired $8.9m in rent across 163 sites. Including both acquisition capital expenditures of $126.5m and origination SG&A of $12.2m, Radius’ total Q3 2021 acquisition costs were $138.7m. Therefore, the company was able to generate a 6.4% initial yield on its origination activity for Q3 2021.
Acquisition Capital Expenditures – Q3 2021
As shown above, Radius’ acquisition capital expenditures were $360m for the nine-months ended September 30, 2021.
Additionally, Radius’ origination SG&A expense as a multiple of rent acquired was 1.4x for Q3 2021, which is in-line with its metric of 1.2x for Q2 2021. Importantly, this metric measures the company’s efficiency in acquiring incremental rental streams.
As of Q3 2021, Radius Global Infrastructure’s top 20 tenants represented 87% of its annualized in-place rents. Also, in aggregate, the Radius tenant base comprises 62% wireless carriers and 38% tower companies.
During Q3 2021, the company increased its exposure to wireless carriers given that, in Q2 2021, Radius’ tenant base comprised 60% wireless carriers and 40% tower companies.
At quarter-end, the company’s annualized in-place rents, by currency, were 43% Euros, 19% British Pounds, and 17% U.S. dollars. The remaining 22% of the company’s annualized in-place rents were derived from several other currencies. During Q3 2021, Radius increased its relative rental revenue exposure to Europe.
Overall, Radius Global Infrastructure’s ground leases have a weighted average remaining lease term of ~9 years. As of September 30, 2021, the company’s weighted average escalator was 3.2% year-over-year.
The terms of Radius’ real property interests range from 30 years (i.e., Latin America) to 99 years (typical). These real property interests provide the company with the right to receive the future income from tenant lease rental payments.
Overall, as of Q3 2021, the average remaining term of the company’s real property interests vary by geography. Specifically: i) U.S. and Canada at 53.8 years, ii) Europe at 66.0 years, and iii) Latin America at 27.8 years.
Convertible Notes – Debt Raise – Q3 2021
In September 2021, Radius issued $264.5m of senior unsecured convertible debt with 2.5% interest which matures in September 2026. Concurrently, the company entered into capped call transactions ensuring that no equity dilution will occur until Radius’ share price exceeds $34.80 (~2x Radius’ latest closing price). As a result of the issuance, Radius received net proceeds of $222m.
Radius will invest the net proceeds from this debt financing into acquiring new rental streams from its pipeline of origination opportunities. To this end, the company is now targeting the deployment of at least $400m of acquisition capital expenditures during 2022.