Iron Mountain Incorporated (NYSE: IRM), the storage and information management services company, announces financial and operating results for the fourth quarter and full year 2020. The conference call / webcast details, earnings call presentation and supplemental financial information, which includes definitions of certain capitalized terms used in this release, are available on Iron Mountain’s Investor Relations website. Reconciliations of non-GAAP measures to the appropriate GAAP measures are included herein.
Adjusted EBITDA for the fourth quarter was $374.2 million, compared with $393.1 million in the fourth quarter of 2019, a decrease of 4.8%. On a constant currency basis, Adjusted EBITDA decreased by 5.3%, driven in part by the aforementioned decline in Service revenue, partially offset by the benefits of Project Summit and the flow through from revenue management. For the full year, Adjusted EBITDA was $1.48 billion, compared with $1.47 billion in 2019, an increase of 0.5%, and excludes $9.3 million of direct and incremental costs related to COVID-19 incurred in the second quarter, as previously disclosed. Excluding the impact of FX, Adjusted EBITDA increased 1.3% for the full year.
Iron Mountain generated Adjusted EBITDA benefits of $165 million in 2020, consistent with its most recent expectations, and significantly ahead of initial estimates of $80 million, reflecting strong execution and swift and decisive actions on early initiatives. Iron Mountain continues to expect Project Summit to generate $375 million of Adjusted EBITDA benefits exiting 2021, with a total cost to implement these benefits of approximately $450 million.
For 2020 the net impact for key metrics resulted in increases of $26 million for Adjusted EBITDA, $0.08 for Adjusted EPS, and $7 million for AFFO. All of the changes are effective with fourth quarter reporting and a full reconciliation can be seen in the fourth quarter earnings presentation and on the Investor Relations website under Quarterly Earnings.
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