“We expect that total new container production will be substantially below the level of 2012, and that lessors will purchase around 50% of total output. New container prices have declined steadily since March and are at levels not seen since early 2010. We do not expect to see new container prices rise significantly from their current levels during the remainder of the year. Used container prices have fallen by approximately 10% over the last twelve months and additional declines are possible. We expect to see an increasing number of purchase leaseback opportunities, but pricing for such deals is equally as competitive as for new equipment lease-outs. Additionally, although we are just getting started, we are excited about the opportunity to work with Trifleet to expand into the tank market,” concluded Mr. Brewer.
On August 2, 2013, Textainer’s board of directors approved and declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.47 per share on Textainer’s issued and outstanding common shares, payable on August 27, 2013 to shareholders of record as of August 16, 2013. This dividend is an increase of $0.01 per share from the prior quarter and represents 59% of this quarter’s adjusted net income (1).
“We increased our dividend by $0.01 from the prior quarter. While we continue to target a dividend level of approximately 50% of net income, this payout is slightly higher at 59%,” stated Mr. Brewer. “Our dividend reflects our confidence in the long-term outlook for our business and in our strong cash flow. We believe our dividend enables us to balance investing for growth in the business and providing attractive ongoing returns to our shareholders.”Investors’ Webcast Textainer will hold a conference call and a Webcast at 11:00 am EDT on Tuesday, August 6, 2013 to discuss Textainer’s second quarter 2013 results. An archive of the Webcast will be available one hour after the live call through August 7, 2014. For callers in the U.S. the dial-in number for the conference call is 1-888-895-5271; for callers outside the U.S. the dial-in number for the conference call is 1-847-619-6547. The participant passcode for both dial-in numbers is 35300627. To access the live Webcast or archive, please visit Textainer’s website at http://investor.textainer.com. About Textainer Group Holdings Limited Textainer Group Holdings Limited and its subsidiaries (“Textainer”) is the world's largest lessor of intermodal containers based on fleet size. The Company began operations in 1979 and as of the most recent quarter end had approximately 1.9 million containers, representing approximately 2.9 million TEU, in its owned and managed fleet. Textainer leases dry freight, refrigerated, and specialized containers. Each year the Company is one of the largest purchasers of new containers as well as one of the largest sellers of used containers in the world. Textainer leases containers to approximately 400 shipping lines and other lessees and sells containers to more than 1,200 customers worldwide. Textainer operates via an international network of 14 regional and area offices, as well as approximately 400 independent depots.