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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, D.C.  20549

FORM 10-Q

[X]Quarterly Report Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

For the quarterly period ended March 31, 2015

or

[   ]Transition Report Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

For the transition period from ____________ to ____________.

Commission File Number:  001-33519

PUBLIC STORAGE
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

 

Maryland

95-3551121

(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)

(I.R.S. Employer Identification Number)

 

 

701 Western Avenue, Glendale, California

91201-2349

(Address of principal executive offices)

(Zip Code)

 

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code:  (818) 244-8080.

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for at least the past 90 days.

[X]  Yes  [   ]  No

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate Web site, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files).

[X]  Yes  [   ]  No

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer or a smaller reporting company.  See the definitions of “large accelerated filer”, “accelerated filer” and “smaller reporting company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.

 

 

 

 

Large Accelerated Filer

[X]

Accelerated Filer

[   ]

Non-accelerated Filer

[   ]

Smaller Reporting Company

[   ]

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).

[   ]  Yes  [X]  No


 

 

 

 

 

Indicate the number of the registrant’s outstanding common shares of beneficial interest, as of May 4, 2015:

Common Shares of beneficial interest, $.10 par value per share –  172,895,881 shares

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PUBLIC STORAGE

 

 

 

INDEX

 

 

 

 

 

 

PART I

FINANCIAL INFORMATION

Pages

 

 

 

Item 1.

Financial Statements (Unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

Balance Sheets at March 31, 2015 and December 31, 2014

 

 

 

 

Statements of Income for the Three Months Ended March 31, 2015 and 2014

 

 

 

 

Statements of Comprehensive Income for the Three Months Ended
March 31, 2015 and 2014

 

 

 

 

Statement of Equity for the Three Months Ended March 31, 2015

 

 

 

 

Statements of Cash Flows for the Three Months Ended March 31, 2015 and 2014

5-6 

 

 

 

 

Condensed Notes to Financial Statements

7-25 

 

 

 

Item 2.

Management’s Discussion and Analysis of
Financial Condition and Results of Operations

26-50 

 

 

 

Item 3.

Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk

50 

 

 

 

Item 4.

Controls and Procedures

51 

 

 

 

PART II

OTHER INFORMATION (Items 3, 4 and 5 are not applicable)

 

 

 

 

Item 1.

Legal Proceedings

52 

 

 

 

Item 1A.

Risk Factors

52 

 

 

 

Item 2.

Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds

52 

 

 

 

Item 6.

Exhibits

52 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

PUBLIC STORAGE

BALANCE SHEETS

(Amounts in thousands, except share data)

(Unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 31,

 

December 31,

 

2015

 

2014

ASSETS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

$

152,797 

 

$

187,712 

Real estate facilities, at cost:

 

 

 

 

 

Land

 

3,488,609 

 

 

3,476,883 

Buildings

 

9,431,266 

 

 

9,386,352 

 

 

12,919,875 

 

 

12,863,235 

Accumulated depreciation

 

(4,574,373)

 

 

(4,482,520)

 

 

8,345,502 

 

 

8,380,715 

Construction in process

 

135,896 

 

 

104,573 

 

 

8,481,398 

 

 

8,485,288 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Investments in unconsolidated real estate entities

 

792,280 

 

 

813,740 

Goodwill and other intangible assets, net

 

221,330 

 

 

228,632 

Other assets

 

124,212 

 

 

103,304 

Total assets

$

9,772,017 

 

$

9,818,676 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LIABILITIES AND EQUITY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes payable

$

58,657 

 

$

64,364 

Preferred shares called for redemption (Note 8)

 

145,000 

 

 

 -

Accrued and other liabilities

 

264,439 

 

 

247,141 

    Total liabilities

 

468,096 

 

 

311,505 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Commitments and contingencies (Note 12)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Equity:

 

 

 

 

 

Public Storage shareholders’ equity:

 

 

 

 

 

Preferred Shares, $0.01 par value, 100,000,000 shares authorized,

 

 

 

 

 

167,200 shares issued (in series) and outstanding, (173,000 at

 

 

 

 

 

December 31, 2014), at liquidation preference

 

4,180,000 

 

 

4,325,000 

Common Shares, $0.10 par value, 650,000,000 shares authorized,

 

 

 

 

 

172,594,849 shares issued and outstanding (172,445,554 shares at

 

 

 

 

 

December 31, 2014)

 

17,260 

 

 

17,245 

Paid-in capital

 

5,558,112 

 

 

5,561,530 

Accumulated deficit

 

(398,905)

 

 

(374,823)

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

 

(78,572)

 

 

(48,156)

Total Public Storage shareholders’ equity

 

9,277,895 

 

 

9,480,796 

Noncontrolling interests

 

26,026 

 

 

26,375 

  Total equity

 

9,303,921 

 

 

9,507,171 

Total liabilities and equity

$

9,772,017 

 

$

9,818,676 

 

 

 

 

See accompanying notes.

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PUBLIC STORAGE

STATEMENTS OF INCOME

(Amounts in thousands, except per share amounts)

(Unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For the Three Months Ended

 

 

March 31,

 

 

2015

 

2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenues:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Self-storage facilities

 

$

530,637 

 

$

485,587 

Ancillary operations

 

 

38,757 

 

 

34,037 

 

 

 

569,394 

 

 

519,624 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Expenses:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Self-storage cost of operations

 

 

161,242 

 

 

156,068 

Ancillary cost of operations

 

 

11,920 

 

 

18,451 

Depreciation and amortization

 

 

107,146 

 

 

109,021 

General and administrative

 

 

24,160 

 

 

18,989 

 

 

 

304,468 

 

 

302,529 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating income

 

 

264,926 

 

 

217,095 

Interest and other income

 

 

672 

 

 

2,402 

Interest expense

 

 

 -

 

 

(3,480)

Equity in earnings of unconsolidated real estate entities

 

 

16,184 

 

 

14,604 

Foreign currency exchange loss

 

 

 -

 

 

(2,348)

Gain on real estate sales

 

 

1,472 

 

 

 -

Net income

 

 

283,254 

 

 

228,273 

Allocation to noncontrolling interests

 

 

(1,473)

 

 

(1,077)

Net income allocable to Public Storage shareholders

 

 

281,781 

 

 

227,196 

Allocation of net income to:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Preferred shareholders

 

 

(63,555)

 

 

(52,507)

Preferred shareholders - redemptions (Note 8)

 

 

(4,784)

 

 

 -

Restricted share units 

 

 

(829)

 

 

(637)

Net income allocable to common shareholders

 

$

212,613 

 

$

174,052 

Net income allocable to common shareholders per common share:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

 

$

1.23 

 

$

1.01 

Diluted

 

$

1.23 

 

$

1.01 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic weighted average common shares outstanding

 

 

172,520 

 

 

171,910 

Diluted weighted average common shares outstanding

 

 

173,366 

 

 

172,809 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash dividends declared per common share

 

$

1.40 

 

$

1.40 

 

 

 

 

 

 

See accompanying notes.

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PUBLIC STORAGE

STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

(Amounts in thousands)

(Unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For the Three Months Ended March 31,

 

2015

 

2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income

$

283,254 

 

$

228,273 

Other comprehensive income (loss):

 

 

 

 

 

Aggregate foreign currency exchange (loss)

 

(30,416)

 

 

(1,863)

Adjust for foreign currency exchange loss

 

 

 

 

 

included in net income

 

 -

 

 

2,348 

Other comprehensive (loss) income

 

(30,416)

 

 

485 

Total comprehensive income

 

252,838 

 

 

228,758 

Allocation to noncontrolling interests

 

(1,473)

 

 

(1,077)

Comprehensive income allocable to Public Storage shareholders

$

251,365 

 

$

227,681 

 

 

See accompanying notes.

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PUBLIC STORAGE

STATEMENT OF EQUITY

(Amounts in thousands, except share and per share amounts)

(Unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accumulated

 

Total Public

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cumulative

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other

 

Storage

 

 

 

 

 

 

Preferred

 

Common

 

Paid-in

 

Accumulated

 

Comprehensive

 

Shareholders’

 

Noncontrolling

 

Total

 

Shares

 

Shares

 

Capital

 

Deficit

 

Loss

 

Equity

 

Interests

 

Equity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Balances at December 31, 2014

$

4,325,000 

 

$

17,245 

 

$

5,561,530 

 

$

(374,823)

 

$

(48,156)

 

$

9,480,796 

 

$

26,375 

 

$

9,507,171 

Redemption of 5,800 preferred shares (Note 8)

 

(145,000)

 

 

 -

 

 

 -

 

 

 -

 

 

 -

 

 

(145,000)

 

 

 -

 

 

(145,000)

Issuance of common shares in connection with

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

share-based compensation (149,295 shares)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Note 10)

 

 -

 

 

15 

 

 

3,694 

 

 

 -

 

 

 -

 

 

3,709 

 

 

 -

 

 

3,709 

Cash paid in lieu of common shares, net of

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

share-based compensation expense (Note 10)

 

 -

 

 

 -

 

 

(7,112)

 

 

 -

 

 

 -

 

 

(7,112)

 

 

 -

 

 

(7,112)

Net income

 

 -

 

 

 -

 

 

 -

 

 

283,254 

 

 

 -

 

 

283,254 

 

 

 -

 

 

283,254 

Net income allocated to noncontrolling interests

 -

 

 

 -

 

 

 -

 

 

(1,473)

 

 

 -

 

 

(1,473)

 

 

1,473 

 

 

 -

Distributions to equity holders:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Preferred shares (Note 8)

 

 -

 

 

 -

 

 

 -

 

 

(63,555)

 

 

 -

 

 

(63,555)

 

 

 -

 

 

(63,555)

Noncontrolling interests

 

 -

 

 

 -

 

 

 -

 

 

 -

 

 

 -

 

 

 -

 

 

(1,822)

 

 

(1,822)

Common shares and restricted share units

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

($1.40 per share)

 

 -

 

 

 -

 

 

 -

 

 

(242,308)

 

 

 -

 

 

(242,308)

 

 

 -

 

 

(242,308)

Other comprehensive loss (Note 2)

 

 -

 

 

 -

 

 

 -

 

 

 -

 

 

(30,416)

 

 

(30,416)

 

 

 -

 

 

(30,416)

Balances at March 31, 2015

$

4,180,000 

 

$

17,260 

 

$

5,558,112 

 

$

(398,905)

 

$

(78,572)

 

$

9,277,895 

 

$

26,026 

 

$

9,303,921 

 

 

See accompanying notes.

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PUBLIC STORAGE

STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(Amounts in thousands)

(Unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For the Three Months Ended March 31,

 

2015

 

2014

Cash flows from operating activities:

 

 

 

 

 

Net income

$

283,254 

 

$

228,273 

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided

 

 

 

 

 

by operating activities:

 

 

 

 

 

Gain on real estate sales

 

(1,472)

 

 

 -

Depreciation and amortization

 

107,146 

 

 

109,021 

Distributions received from unconsolidated real estate

 

 

 

 

 

entities less than equity in earnings

 

(8,019)

 

 

(1,728)

Foreign currency exchange loss

 

 -

 

 

2,348 

Other

 

(11,718)

 

 

(7,205)

Total adjustments

 

85,937 

 

 

102,436 

Net cash provided by operating activities

 

369,191 

 

 

330,709 

Cash flows from investing activities:

 

 

 

 

 

Capital expenditures to maintain real estate facilities 

 

(7,899)

 

 

(13,136)

Construction in process

 

(62,656)

 

 

(25,517)

Acquisition of real estate facilities and intangible assets

(32,291)

 

 

 -

Proceeds from sale of real estate facilities

 

9,237 

 

 

 -

Disposition of portion of loan receivable from Shurgard Europe

 

 -

 

 

216,217 

Other

 

(538)

 

 

(4,495)

Net cash (used in) provided by investing activities

 

(94,147)

 

 

173,069 

Cash flows from financing activities:

 

 

 

 

 

Repayments on bank credit facility

 

 -

 

 

(50,100)

Repayments on term loan

 

 -

 

 

(328,000)

Repayments on notes payable

 

(5,537)

 

 

(710)

Issuance of preferred shares

 

 -

 

 

227,497 

Issuance of common shares

 

3,709 

 

 

25,409 

Distributions paid to Public Storage shareholders

 

(305,863)

 

 

(294,226)

Distributions paid to noncontrolling interests

 

(1,822)

 

 

(1,779)

Net cash used in financing activities

 

(309,513)

 

 

(421,909)

Net (decrease) increase in cash and cash equivalents

 

(34,469)

 

 

81,869 

Net effect of foreign exchange translation on cash and

 

 

 

 

 

cash equivalents

 

(446)

 

 

74 

Cash and cash equivalents at the beginning of the period

 

187,712 

 

 

19,169 

Cash and cash equivalents at the end of the period

$

152,797 

 

$

101,112 

See accompanying notes.

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PUBLIC STORAGE

STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(Amounts in thousands)

(Unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For the Three Months Ended March 31,

 

2015

 

2014

Supplemental schedule of non-cash investing and

 

 

 

 

 

financing activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Foreign currency translation adjustment:

 

 

 

 

 

Real estate facilities, net of accumulated depreciation

$

491 

 

$

(116)

Investments in unconsolidated real estate entities

 

29,479 

 

 

(312)

Loan receivable from Shurgard Europe

 

 -

 

 

2,365 

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

 

(30,416)

 

 

(1,863)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Preferred shares called for redemption and reclassified to liabilities

 

145,000 

 

 

 -

Preferred shares called for redemption and reclassified from equity

 

(145,000)

 

 

 -

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

See accompanying notes.

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PUBLIC STORAGE

NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

March 31, 2015

(Unaudited)

 

1.Description of the Business

Public Storage (referred to herein as “the Company”, “we”, “us”, or “our”), a Maryland real estate investment trust, was organized in 1980.  Our principal business activities include the acquisition, development, ownership and operation of self-storage facilities which offer storage spaces for lease, generally on a month-to-month basis, for personal and business use. 

At March 31, 2015, we have direct and indirect equity interests in 2,258 self-storage facilities (with approximately 146 million net rentable square feet) located in 38 states in the United States (“U.S.”) operating under the “Public Storage” name.  We also own one self-storage facility in London, England and we have a 49% interest in Shurgard Europe, which owns 192 self-storage facilities (with approximately 10 million net rentable square feet) located in seven Western European countries, all operating under the “Shurgard” name.  We also have direct and indirect equity interests in approximately 30 million net rentable square feet of commercial space located in 10 states in the U.S. primarily owned and operated by PS Business Parks, Inc. (“PSB”) under the “PS Business Parks” name.  At March 31, 2015, we have an approximate 42% common equity interest in PSB.

Disclosures of the number and square footage of properties, as well as the number and coverage of tenant reinsurance policies are unaudited and outside the scope of our independent registered public accounting firm’s review of our financial statements in accordance with the standards of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (U.S.).

2.Summary of Significant Accounting Policies

Basis of Presentation

The accompanying unaudited interim financial statements were prepared in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”) as defined in the Financial Accounting Standards Board Accounting Standards Codification (the “Codification”), including guidance with respect to interim financial information and in conformity with the instructions to Form 10-Q and Article 10 of Regulation S-X.  While they do not include all of the disclosures required by GAAP for complete financial statements, we believe that we have included all adjustments (consisting of normal and recurring adjustments) necessary for a fair presentation.  Operating results for the three months ended March 31, 2015 are not necessarily indicative of the results that may be expected for the year ending December 31, 2015 due to seasonality and other factors.  These interim financial statements should be read together with the audited financial statements and related notes included in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2014.

Consolidation and Equity Method of Accounting

We consider entities to be Variable Interest Entities (“VIEs”) when they have insufficient equity to finance their activities without additional subordinated financial support provided by other parties, or where the equity holders as a group do not have a controlling financial interest.  We have no investments or other involvement in any VIEs. 

We consolidate all entities that we control (these entities, for the period in which the reference applies, are referred to collectively as the “Subsidiaries”), and we eliminate intercompany transactions and balances.  We account for our investments in entities that we have significant influence over, but do not control, using the equity method of accounting (these entities, for the periods in which the reference applies, are referred to collectively as the “Unconsolidated Real Estate Entities”), eliminating intra-entity profits and losses and amortizing any differences between the cost of our investment and the underlying equity in net assets against

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PUBLIC STORAGE

NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

March 31, 2015

(Unaudited)

 

equity in earnings as if the Unconsolidated Real Estate Entity were a consolidated subsidiary.  When we obtain control of an Unconsolidated Real Estate Entity, we commence consolidating the entity and record a gain representing the differential between the book value and fair value of our preexisting equity interest.  All changes in consolidation status are reflected prospectively. 

When we are general partner, we control the partnership unless the third-party limited partners can dissolve the partnership or otherwise remove us as general partner without cause, or if the limited partners have the right to participate in substantive decisions of the partnership. 

Collectively, at March 31, 2015, the Company and the Subsidiaries own 2,245 self-storage facilities in the U.S., one self-storage facility in London, England and four commercial facilities in the U.S.  At March 31, 2015, the Unconsolidated Real Estate Entities are comprised of PSB, Shurgard Europe, as well as limited partnerships that own an aggregate of 13 self-storage facilities in the U.S. (these limited partnerships, for the periods in which the reference applies, are referred to as the “Other Investments”).

Use of Estimates

The financial statements and accompanying notes reflect our estimates and assumptions.  Actual results could differ from those estimates and assumptions.

Income Taxes

We have elected to be treated as a real estate investment trust (“REIT”), as defined in the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the “Code”).  As a REIT, we do not incur federal income tax if we distribute 100% of our REIT taxable income (generally, net rents and gains from real property, dividends, and interest) each year, and if we meet certain organizational and operational rules.  We believe we will meet these REIT requirements in 2015, and that we have met them for all other periods presented herein.  Accordingly, we have recorded no federal income tax expense related to our REIT taxable income.

Our merchandise and tenant reinsurance operations are subject to corporate income tax and such taxes are included in ancillary cost of operations.  We also incur income and other taxes in certain states, which are included in general and administrative expense. 

We recognize tax benefits of uncertain income tax positions that are subject to audit only if we believe it is more likely than not that the position would ultimately be sustained assuming the relevant taxing authorities had full knowledge of the relevant facts and circumstances of our positions.  As of March 31, 2015, we had no tax benefits that were not recognized. 

Real Estate Facilities

Real estate facilities are recorded at cost.  We capitalize all costs incurred to develop, construct, renovate and improve properties, including interest and property taxes incurred during the construction period.  We expense internal and external transaction costs associated with acquisitions or dispositions of real estate, as well as repairs and maintenance costs, as incurred.  We depreciate buildings and improvements on a straight-line basis over estimated useful lives ranging generally between 5 to 25 years.

We allocate the net acquisition cost of acquired operating self-storage facilities to the underlying land, buildings, identified intangible assets, and remaining noncontrolling interests based upon their respective individual estimated fair values.  Any difference between the net acquisition cost and the estimated fair value of the net tangible and intangible assets acquired is recorded as goodwill.    

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PUBLIC STORAGE

NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

March 31, 2015

(Unaudited)

 

Other Assets

Other assets primarily consist of rents receivable from our tenants, prepaid expenses and restricted cash.

Accrued and Other Liabilities

Accrued and other liabilities consist primarily of rents prepaid by our tenants, trade payables, property tax accruals, accrued payroll, accrued tenant reinsurance losses, and contingent loss accruals when probable and estimable.  We disclose the nature of significant unaccrued losses that are reasonably possible of occurring and, if estimable, a range of exposure.

Cash Equivalents, Marketable Securities and Other Financial Instruments

Cash equivalents represent highly liquid financial instruments such as money market funds with daily liquidity or short-term commercial paper or treasury securities maturing within three months of acquisition.  Cash and cash equivalents which are restricted from general corporate use are included in other assets.  Commercial paper not maturing within three months of acquisition, which we intend and have the capacity to hold until maturity, are included in marketable securities and accounted for using the effective interest method.

Transfers of financial assets are recorded as sales when the asset is put presumptively beyond our and our creditors’ reach, there is no impediment to the transferee’s right to pledge or exchange the asset, we have surrendered effective control of the asset, we have no actual or effective right or requirement to repurchase the asset and, in the case of a transfer of a participating interest, there is no impediment to our right to pledge or exchange the participating interest we retain.

Fair Value Accounting

As used herein, the term “fair value” is the price that would be received to sell an asset or paid to transfer a liability in an orderly transaction between market participants.  We prioritize the inputs used in measuring fair value based upon a three-tier hierarchy described in Codification Section 820-10-35.  Our estimates of fair value involve considerable judgement and are not necessarily indicative of the amounts that could be realized in current market exchanges.

We believe that, during all periods presented, the carrying values approximate the estimated fair values of our cash and cash equivalents, marketable securities, other assets, and accrued and other liabilities, based upon our evaluation of the underlying characteristics, market data, and short maturity of these financial instruments, which involved considerable judgment.  The characteristics of these financial instruments, market data, and other comparative metrics utilized in determining these fair values are “Level 2” inputs as the term is defined in Codification Section 820-10-35-47.

We estimate fair values in recording our business combinations, to evaluate real estate, investments in unconsolidated real estate entities, goodwill, and other intangible assets for impairment, and to determine the fair values of notes payable and receivable.  In estimating these fair values, we consider significant unobservable inputs such as market prices of land, market capitalization rates and earnings multiples for real estate facilities, projected levels of earnings, costs of construction, functional depreciation, and market interest rates for debt securities with a similar time to maturity and credit quality, which are “Level 3” inputs as the term is defined in Codification Section 820-10-35-52. 

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PUBLIC STORAGE

NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

March 31, 2015

(Unaudited)

 

Currency and Credit Risk

Financial assets that are exposed to credit risk consist primarily of cash and cash equivalents, rents receivable from our tenants, loans receivable, and restricted cash.  Cash equivalents and marketable securities we invest in are either money market funds with a rating of at least AAA by Standard and Poor’s, commercial paper that is  rated A1 by Standard and Poor’s or deposits with highly rated commercial banks.

At March 31, 2015, due primarily to our investment in Shurgard Europe, our operating results and financial position are affected by fluctuations in currency exchange rates between the Euro, and to a lesser extent, other European currencies, against the U.S. Dollar. 

Goodwill and Other Intangible Assets

Intangible assets are comprised of goodwill, the “Shurgard” trade name, acquired customers in place, and leasehold interests in land.

Goodwill totaled $174.6 million at March 31, 2015 and December 31, 2014.  The “Shurgard” trade name, which is used by Shurgard Europe pursuant to a fee-based licensing agreement, has a book value of $18.8 million at March 31, 2015 and December 31, 2014.  Goodwill and the “Shurgard” trade name have indefinite lives and are not amortized.

Acquired customers in place and leasehold interests in land are finite-lived and are amortized relative to the benefit of the customers in place or the benefit to land lease expense to each period.  At March 31, 2015, these intangibles had a net book value of $27.9 million ($35.2 million at December 31, 2014).  Accumulated amortization totaled $73.3 million at March 31, 2015 ($69.3 million at December 31, 2014), and amortization expense of $9.2 million and $14.6 million was recorded in the three months ended March 31, 2015 and 2014, respectively.  The estimated future amortization expense for our finite-lived intangible assets at March 31, 2015 is approximately $14.6 million in the remainder of 2015, $5.9 million in 2016 and $7.4 million thereafter.  During the three months ended March 31, 2015, intangibles were increased $1.9 million in connection with the acquisition of self-storage facilities (Note 3). 

Evaluation of Asset Impairment

We evaluate our real estate and finite-lived intangible assets for impairment each quarter.  If there are indicators of impairment and we determine that the asset is not recoverable from future undiscounted cash flows to be received through the asset’s remaining life (or, if earlier, the expected disposal date), we record an impairment charge to the extent the carrying amount exceeds the asset’s estimated fair value or net proceeds from expected disposal. 

We evaluate our investments in unconsolidated real estate entities for impairment on a quarterly basis.  We record an impairment charge to the extent the carrying amount exceeds estimated fair value, when we believe any such shortfall is other than temporary.  

We evaluate goodwill for impairment annually and whenever relevant events, circumstances and other related factors indicate that fair value of the related reporting unit may be less than the carrying amount.  If we determine that the fair value of the reporting unit exceeds the aggregate carrying amount, no impairment charge is recorded.  Otherwise, we record an impairment charge to the extent the carrying amount of the goodwill exceeds the amount that would be allocated to goodwill if the reporting unit were acquired for estimated fair value.  

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PUBLIC STORAGE

NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

March 31, 2015

(Unaudited)

 

We evaluate the “Shurgard” trade name for impairment at least annually and whenever relevant events, circumstances and other related factors indicate that the fair value is less than the carrying amount.  When we conclude that it is likely that the asset is not impaired, we do not record an impairment charge and no further analysis is performed.  Otherwise, we record an impairment charge to the extent the carrying amount exceeds the asset’s estimated fair value. 

No impairments were recorded in any of our evaluations for any period presented herein.

Revenue and Expense Recognition

Rental income, which is generally earned pursuant to month-to-month leases for storage space, as well as late charges and administrative fees, are recognized as earned.  Promotional discounts reduce rental income over the promotional period.  Ancillary revenues and interest and other income are recognized when earned.  Equity in earnings of unconsolidated real estate entities represents our pro-rata share of the earnings of the Unconsolidated Real Estate Entities. 

We accrue for property tax expense based upon actual amounts billed and, in some circumstances, estimates and historical trends when bills or assessments have not been received from the taxing authorities or such bills and assessments are in dispute.  If these estimates are incorrect, the timing and amount of expense recognition could be incorrect.  Cost of operations, general and administrative expense, interest expense, as well as television and other advertising expenditures are expensed as incurred. 

Foreign Currency Exchange Translation

The local currency (primarily the Euro) is the functional currency for our interests in foreign operations.  The related balance sheet amounts are translated into U.S. Dollars at the exchange rates at the respective financial statement date, while amounts on our statements of income are translated at the average exchange rates during the respective period.  The Euro was translated at exchange rates of approximately 1.085 U.S. Dollars per Euro at March 31, 2015 (1.216 at December 31, 2014), and average exchange rates of 1.127 and 1.370 for the three months ended March 31, 2015 and 2014, respectively.  Cumulative translation adjustments, to the extent not included in cumulative net income, are included in equity as a component of accumulated other comprehensive income (loss).

Comprehensive Income

Total comprehensive income represents net income, adjusted for changes in other comprehensive income (loss) for the applicable period.  The aggregate foreign currency exchange gains and losses reflected on our statements of comprehensive income are comprised primarily of foreign currency exchange gains and losses on our investment in Shurgard Europe.

Recent Accounting Pronouncements and Guidance

In May 2014, the FASB issued an accounting standard update (“ASU”) (ASU No. 2014-09), requiring an entity to recognize the amount of revenue to which it expects to be entitled for the transfer of promised goods or services to customers.  ASU No. 2014-09 will replace most existing revenue recognition guidance in U.S. GAAP when it becomes effective and permits the use of either the retrospective or cumulative effect transition method.  The new standard is effective for us on January 1, 2017.  Early adoption is not permitted.  We have not yet selected a transition method.  We do not believe the adoption of ASU No. 2014-09 will have a material impact on our results of operations or financial condition.

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PUBLIC STORAGE

NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

March 31, 2015

(Unaudited)

 

In February 2015, the FASB issued ASU No. 2015-02, “Consolidation (Topic 810).”  The guidance in this ASU includes amendments to Topic 810, “Consolidation.”  The new guidance modifies the consolidation analysis for limited and general partnerships and entities that are involved with variable interest entities, particularly those that have fee arrangements and related party relationships.  Additionally, it provides a scope exception to the consolidation guidance for certain entities.  The amendments in ASU No. 2015-02 are effective for annual reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2015, including interim periods within that reporting period.  Early adoption is permitted.  We have not yet determined whether the adoption of ASU No. 2015-02 will have a material effect on our results of operations or financial condition.

 

Net Income per Common Share

Net income is allocated to (i) noncontrolling interests based upon their share of the net income of the Subsidiaries, (ii) preferred shareholders, to the extent redemption cost exceeds the related original net issuance proceeds (in accordance with the provisions of Codification Section 260-10-S99-2, an “EITF D-42 allocation”), and (iii) the remaining net income allocated to each of our equity securities based upon the dividends declared or accumulated during the period, combined with participation rights in undistributed earnings. 

Basic net income per share is computed using the weighted average common shares outstanding.  Diluted net income per share is computed using the weighted average common shares outstanding, adjusted for the impact, if dilutive, of stock options outstanding (Note 10). 

The following table reflects net income allocable to common shareholders and the weighted average common shares and equivalents outstanding, as used in our calculations of basic and diluted net income per share:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For the Three Months Ended March 31,

 

 

2015

 

2014

 

 

(Amounts in thousands)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income allocable to common shareholders

$

212,613 

 

$

174,052 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted average common shares and equivalents outstanding:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic weighted average common shares outstanding

 

172,520 

 

 

171,910 

 

Net effect of dilutive stock options -

 

 

 

 

 

 

based on treasury stock method

 

846 

 

 

899 

 

Diluted weighted average common shares outstanding

 

173,366 

 

 

172,809 

 

 

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PUBLIC STORAGE

NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

March 31, 2015

(Unaudited)

 

3.Real Estate Facilities

Activity in real estate facilities during the three months ended March 31, 2015 is as follows:  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

 

March 31, 2015

 

 

(Amounts in thousands)

 

Operating facilities, at cost:

 

 

 

Beginning balance

$

12,863,235 

 

Capital expenditures to maintain real estate facilities

7,899 

 

Acquisitions

 

30,445 

 

Dispositions

 

(12,038)

 

Newly developed facilities opened for operation

 

31,333 

 

Impact of foreign exchange rate changes

 

(999)

 

Ending balance

 

12,919,875 

 

Accumulated depreciation:

 

 

 

Beginning balance

 

(4,482,520)

 

Depreciation expense

 

(96,634)

 

Dispositions

 

4,273 

 

Impact of foreign exchange rate changes

 

508 

 

Ending balance

 

(4,574,373)

 

Construction in process:

 

 

 

Beginning balance

 

104,573 

 

Current development

 

62,656 

 

Newly developed facilities opened for operation

 

(31,333)

 

Ending balance

 

135,896 

 

Total real estate facilities at March 31, 2015

$

8,481,398 

During the three months ended March 31, 2015, we acquired four self-storage facilities (265,000 net rentable square feet), for a total cost of $32.3 million in cash.  Approximately $1.9 million of the total cost was allocated to intangible assets.  We completed expansion and development activities during the three months ended March 31, 2015, adding 338,000 net rentable square feet of self-storage space, at an aggregate cost of $31.3 million.  Construction in process at March 31, 2015 consists of projects to develop new self-storage facilities and expand existing self-storage facilities, which would add a total of 3.6 million net rentable square feet of storage space, for an aggregate estimated cost of approximately $436 million.  We received approximately $9.2 million in disposition proceeds during the three months ended March 31, 2015, recording a gain on disposition of $1.5 million.

4.Investments in Unconsolidated Real Estate Entities

The following table sets forth our investments in, and equity earnings of, the Unconsolidated Real Estate Entities (amounts in thousands):

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PUBLIC STORAGE

NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

March 31, 2015

(Unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Investments in Unconsolidated Real Estate Entities at

 

 

March 31, 2015

 

December 31, 2014

 

 

 

PSB

$

414,778 

 

$

412,115 

 

Shurgard Europe

 

370,825 

 

 

394,842 

 

Other Investments

 

6,677 

 

 

6,783 

 

Total

$

792,280 

 

$

813,740 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Equity in Earnings of Unconsolidated Real Estate Entities for the

 

 

Three Months Ended March 31,

 

 

2015

 

2014

 

 

 

PSB

$

9,895 

 

$

5,337 

 

Shurgard Europe

 

5,736 

 

 

8,884 

 

Other Investments

 

553 

 

 

383 

 

Total

$

16,184 

 

$

14,604 

During the three months ended March 31, 2015 and 2014, we received cash distributions from our investments in the Unconsolidated Real Estate Entities totaling $8.2 million and $12.9 million, respectively.  At March 31, 2015, the cost of our investment in the Unconsolidated Real Estate Entities exceeds our pro rata share of the underlying equity by approximately $65 million  ($68 million at December 31, 2014).  This differential is being amortized as a reduction in equity in earnings of the Unconsolidated Real Estate Entities based upon allocations to the underlying net assets.  Such amortization was approximately $0.7 million and $0.5 million during the three months ended March 31, 2015 and 2014, respectively.  

Investment in PSB

PSB is a REIT traded on the New York Stock Exchange.  We have an approximate 42% common equity interest in PSB as of March 31, 2015 and December 31, 2014, comprised of our ownership of 7,158,354 shares of PSB’s common stock and 7,305,355 limited partnership units (“LP Units”) in an operating partnership controlled by PSBThe LP Units are convertible at our option, subject to certain conditions, on a one-for-one basis into PSB common stock.  Based upon the closing price at March 31, 2015 ($83.04 per share of PSB common stock), the shares and units we owned had a market value of approximately $1.2 billion. 

Included in equity in earnings of unconsolidated real estate entities is our $5.0 million share of gains on sale of facilities recorded by PSB for the three months ended March 31, 2015 (none in the three months ended March 31, 2014).

The following table sets forth selected financial information of PSB.  The amounts represent all of PSB’s balances and not our pro-rata share.

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PUBLIC STORAGE

NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

March 31, 2015

(Unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 31,

 

December 31,

 

2015

 

2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Amounts in thousands)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total assets (primarily real estate)

$

2,237,372 

 

$

2,227,114 

Debt

 

250,000 

 

 

250,000 

Other liabilities

 

68,612 

 

 

68,905 

Equity:

 

 

 

 

 

Preferred stock

 

995,000 

 

 

995,000 

Common equity and units

 

923,760 

 

 

913,209 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2015

 

2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Amounts in thousands)

For the three months ended March 31,

 

 

 

 

 

Total revenue

$

92,462 

 

$

95,487 

Costs of operations

 

(31,746)

 

 

(33,444)

Depreciation and amortization

 

(26,233)

 

 

(28,441)

General and administrative

 

(3,399)

 

 

(2,487)

Other items

 

(3,216)

 

 

(3,314)

Gain on sale of facilities

 

12,487 

 

 

 -

Net income

 

40,355 

 

 

27,801 

Allocations to preferred shareholders and

 

 

 

 

 

restricted share unitholders

 

(15,220)

 

 

(15,158)

Net income allocated to common shareholders

 

 

 

 

 

and LP Unitholders

$

25,135 

 

$

12,643 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Investment in Shurgard Europe

For all periods presented, we had a 49% equity investment in Shurgard Europe and our joint venture partner owns the remaining 51% interest.  In addition, Shurgard Europe pays a license fee to us for the use of the “Shurgard” trademark and paid us interest on a shareholder loan until it was repaid in July 2014 (see Note 5).   

Changes in foreign currency exchange rates caused our investment in Shurgard Europe to decrease by approximately $29.5 million during the three months ended March 31, 2015 and to increase our investment by $0.3 million during the three months ended March 31, 2014.

The following table sets forth selected consolidated financial information of Shurgard Europe based upon all of Shurgard Europe’s balances for all periods, rather than our pro rata share.  Such amounts are based upon our historical acquired book basis.

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PUBLIC STORAGE

NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

March 31, 2015

(Unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 31,

 

December 31,

 

2015

 

2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Amounts in thousands)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total assets (primarily self-storage facilities)

$

1,233,012 

 

$

1,404,246 

Total debt to third parties

 

457,324 

 

 

500,767 

Other liabilities

 

93,026 

 

 

180,546 

Equity

 

682,662 

 

 

722,933 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exchange rate of Euro to U.S. Dollar

 

1.085 

 

 

1.216 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2015

 

2014

 

(Amounts in thousands)

For the three months ended March 31,

 

 

 

 

 

Self-storage and ancillary revenues

$

55,962 

 

$

63,659 

Self-storage and ancillary cost of operations

 

(22,045)

 

 

(25,519)

Depreciation and amortization

 

(14,739)

 

 

(15,241)

General and administrative

 

(3,944)

 

 

(3,834)

Interest expense on third party debt 

 

(3,501)

 

 

(1,136)

Trademark license fee payable to Public Storage

 

(560)

 

 

(637)

Interest expense on shareholder loan

 

 -

 

 

(9,670)

Other

 

(26)

 

 

202 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income

$

11,147 

 

$

7,824 

Average exchange rates of Euro to the U.S. Dollar

 

1.127 

 

 

1.370 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As reflected in the table above, Shurgard Europe’s net income has been reduced by expenses it pays to its shareholders, including a trademark license fee and interest expense on the shareholder loan for periods in which the loan was outstanding.  The following table set forth the calculation of our equity in earnings in Shurgard Europe:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2015

 

2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Amounts in thousands)

 

For the three months ended March 31,

 

 

 

 

 

 

Calculation of equity in earnings of Shurgard Europe:

 

Our 49% share of Shurgard Europe’s net income

$

5,462 

 

$

3,834 

 

Adjustments:

 

 

 

 

 

 

49% of trademark license fees

 

274 

 

 

312 

 

49% of interest on shareholder loan

 

 -

 

 

4,738 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total equity in earnings of Shurgard Europe

$

5,736 

 

$

8,884 

 

 

 

As indicated in the table above, 49% of the trademark license fees and interest paid by Shurgard Europe to its shareholders is included in our equity in earnings of Shurgard Europe and any remaining amount paid to us is included in “interest and other income” on our income statements.  See Note 5 for further information. 

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PUBLIC STORAGE

NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

March 31, 2015

(Unaudited)

 

5.Loan Receivable from Unconsolidated Real Estate Entity

At December 31, 2013, we owned 100% of the shareholder loan due from Shurgard Europe, which had a balance of €311.0 million ($428.1 million) and bore interest at 9.0% per annum.  On January 28, 2014, our joint venture partner in Shurgard Europe acquired a 51% interest in the loan at face value for €158.6 million ($216.2 million) in cash.  In July 2014, Shurgard Europe fully repaid its €311.0 million shareholder loan, and accordingly, we received our 49% share of the loan totaling €152.4 million ($204.9 million). 

For the three months ended March 31, 2014, we recorded interest income with respect to this loan of approximately $1.5 million. 

Based upon our continued expectation of repayment of the loan in the foreseeable future, we reflected changes in the U.S. Dollar equivalent of the amount due us, as a result of changes in foreign exchange rates as “foreign currency exchange gain (loss)” on our income statement until repayment of the loan in full in July 2014. 

6.Credit Facility, Term Loan and Notes Payable

On March 31, 2015, we entered into an amended revolving credit agreement (the “Credit Facility”), which expires on March 31, 2020.  The aggregate limit with respect to borrowings and letters of credit was increased from $300 million to $500 million.  Amounts drawn on the Credit Facility bear annual interest at rates ranging from LIBOR plus 0.850% to LIBOR plus 1.450% depending upon the ratio of our Total Indebtedness to Gross Asset Value (as defined in the Credit Facility) (LIBOR plus 0.850% at March 31, 2015).  In addition, we are required to pay a quarterly facility fee ranging from 0.080% per annum to 0.250% per annum depending upon the ratio of our Total Indebtedness to our Gross Asset Value (0.080% per annum at March 31, 2015).  At December 31, 2014, March 31, 2015 and May 5, 2015, we had no outstanding borrowings under this Credit Facility.  We had undrawn standby letters of credit, which reduce our borrowing capacity, totaling $14.9 million at March 31, 2015 and $13.9 million at December 31, 2014.  The Credit Facility has various customary restrictive covenants, all of which we were in compliance with at March 31, 2015.

On December 2, 2013, we borrowed $700 million from Wells Fargo under an unsecured term loan (the “Term Loan”), and we fully repaid the borrowings by September 30, 2014.  We incurred origination costs of $1.9 million, which were amortized using the effective interest method through the date of extinguishment ($1.1 million for the three months ended March 31, 2014).

The carrying amounts of our notes payable at March 31, 2015 and December 31, 2014, totaled $58.7 million and $64.4 million, respectively, with unamortized premium totaling $0.4 million and $0.6 million, respectively.  These notes were assumed in connection with acquisitions of real estate facilities and recorded at fair value with any premium or discount over the stated note balance amortized using the effective interest method.  At March 31, 2015, the notes are secured by 33 real estate facilities with a net book value of approximately $149 million, have contractual interest rates between 2.9% and 7.1%,  and mature between July 2015 and September 2028

 

 

At March 31, 2015, approximate principal maturities of our notes payable are $12.1 million in the remainder of 2015, $20.6 million in 2016, $9.3 million in 2017, $11.2 million in 2018, $1.2 million in 2019 and $4.3 million thereafter.  The weighted average effective interest rate of our notes payable at March 31, 2015 was 4.0%.

Cash paid for interest totaled $0.8 million and $3.8 million for the three months ended March 31, 2015  and 2014, respectively.  Interest capitalized as real estate totaled $0.6 million and $0.2 million for the three months ended March 31, 2015  and 2014, respectively.

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PUBLIC STORAGE

NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

March 31, 2015

(Unaudited)

 

7.Noncontrolling Interests

At March 31, 2015, the noncontrolling interests represent (i) third-party equity interests in subsidiaries owning 14 self-storage facilities and (ii) 231,978 partnership units held by third-parties in a subsidiary that are convertible on a one-for-one basis (subject to certain limitations) into common shares of the Company at the option of the unitholder (collectively, the “Noncontrolling Interests”).  At March 31, 2015, the Noncontrolling Interests cannot require us to redeem their interests, other than pursuant to a liquidation of the subsidiary.  During the three months ended March 31, 2015 and 2014, we allocated a total of $1.5 million and $1.1 million of income, respectively, to these interests; and we paid $1.8 million in each of the periods in distributions to these interests. 

8.Shareholders’ Equity

Preferred Shares

At March  31,  2015 and December 31, 2014, we had the following series of Cumulative Preferred Shares (“Preferred Shares”) outstanding:

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PUBLIC STORAGE

NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

March 31, 2015

(Unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At March 31, 2015

 

At December 31, 2014

 

Series

 

Earliest Redemption Date

 

Dividend Rate

 

Shares Outstanding

 

Liquidation Preference

 

Shares Outstanding

 

Liquidation Preference

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Dollar amounts in thousands)

 

Series O

 

4/15/2015

 

6.875% 

 

 -

 

$

 -

 

5,800 

 

$

145,000 

 

Series P

 

10/7/2015

 

6.500% 

 

5,000 

 

 

125,000 

 

5,000 

 

 

125,000 

 

Series Q

 

4/14/2016

 

6.500% 

 

15,000 

 

 

375,000 

 

15,000 

 

 

375,000 

 

Series R

 

7/26/2016

 

6.350% 

 

19,500 

 

 

487,500 

 

19,500 

 

 

487,500 

 

Series S

 

1/12/2017

 

5.900% 

 

18,400 

 

 

460,000 

 

18,400 

 

 

460,000 

 

Series T

 

3/13/2017

 

5.750% 

 

18,500 

 

 

462,500 

 

18,500 

 

 

462,500 

 

Series U

 

6/15/2017

 

5.625% 

 

11,500 

 

 

287,500 

 

11,500 

 

 

287,500 

 

Series V

 

9/20/2017

 

5.375% 

 

19,800 

 

 

495,000 

 

19,800 

 

 

495,000 

 

Series W