- Debt increased $6.2 million during the quarter to $314.2 million, with the Company’s funded debt (notes payable) to equity ratio decreasing from 0.89 to 1 at June 30, 2012 to 0.88 to 1 at September 30, 2012. As of September 30, 2012, the Company had capacity to borrow an additional $215.8 million under its lines of credit.
- Dividend rate increased 2% to $0.235 per share for the third quarter 2012 compared to the third quarter 2011. On an annualized basis, this dividend represents a 3.6% yield on the October 31, 2012 close price of $26.26.
- Adjusted EBITDA decreased 8% to $42.2 million for the third quarter of 2012. At September 30, 2012, the Company’s ratio of funded debt to the last twelve months actual Adjusted EBITDA was 1.96 to 1 compared to 1.88 to 1 at June 30, 2012. Adjusted EBITDA is defined as net income before interest expense, provision for income taxes, depreciation, amortization and non-cash stock-based compensation. A reconciliation of net income to Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA to net cash provided by operating activities can be found at the end of this release.
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The Company revises its previous 2012 full-year earnings guidance range of $1.70 to $1.85 to an updated range of $1.70 to $1.75 per diluted share.
For the full-year 2012, the Company expects approximately 5% to 6% growth in rental operations revenues over 2011 and gross profit from sales to be approximately 25% to 30% lower than 2011. Rental equipment depreciation expense is expected to increase to approximately $63 million, driven by rental fleet growth. Selling and administrative costs are expected to increase to approximately $84 million to support business growth, and continued investment in Adler Tanks and our portable storage initiative. Full year interest expense is forecasted to be approximately $9 million. The Company expects the 2012 effective tax rate to be 39.2% and the diluted share count to be approximately 25.2 million shares. These forward-looking statements reflect McGrath RentCorp’s expectations as of November 1, 2012. Actual 2012 full-year earnings per share results may be materially different and affected by many factors, including those factors outlined in the “forward-looking statements” paragraph at the end of this press release.