Looking ahead, we are increasingly enthusiastic about opportunities to more deeply penetrate our existing markets and over time, expand into new ones. These strategies, along with improving business conditions, should enable us to further increase our utilization rate. We anticipate that 2013 will be another growth year in leasing revenues which, with our strong operating leverage, should translate into EBITDA margin expansion. This projected growth combined with lower interest expense should enhance our bottom line. We expect capital expenditures to approximate 2012 levels, supported by continued solid free cash flow and our ample liquidity position, fostering ongoing investments in growth and continued debt paydown.
With respect to our management transition, it appears that we are in the final stages of our search for a new CEO and hope to have an announcement in the coming weeks. We look forward to bringing this individual on board.
EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA, EBITDA margin, adjusted EBITDA margin, adjusted SG&A, adjusted net income, adjusted diluted earnings per share and free cash flow are non-GAAP financial measures as defined by Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) rules. Reconciliations of these measurements to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures can be found later in this release.Conference Call Mobile Mini will host a conference call today, Friday, February 22, 2013 at 12 noon ET to review these results. To listen to the call live, dial (201) 493-6739 and ask for the Mobile Mini Conference Call or go to www.mobilemini.com and click on the Investors section. Additionally, a slide presentation that will accompany the call will be posted at www.mobilemini.com on the Investors section and will be available in advance and after the call. We will also post the reconciliation of non-GAAP financial measures used in the slide show to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures. Please go to the website 15 minutes early to download and install any necessary audio software. If you are unable to listen live, a replay of the call can be accessed for approximately 14 days after the call at Mobile Mini’s website. Mobile Mini, Inc. is the world’s leading provider of portable storage solutions through its total lease fleet of over 234,700 portable storage containers and office units with 136 locations in the U.S., United Kingdom, Canada and The Netherlands. Mobile Mini is included on the Russell 2000 ® and 3000 ® Indexes and the S&P Small Cap Index. This news release contains forward-looking statements, particularly regarding growth, free cash flow and liquidity, ability to enter new markets, increases in operating leverage, increases in utilization, EBITDA margin expansion, the ability to strengthen, grow and expand our operations and increasing debt pay down, which involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those currently anticipated. Risks and uncertainties that may affect future results include those that are described from time to time in the Company’s SEC filings. These forward-looking statements represent the judgment of the Company, as of the date of this release, and Mobile Mini disclaims any intent or obligation to update forward-looking statements.