Form 8-K AMERICOLD REALTY TRUST For: Sep 21

September 21, 2021 6:30 AM EDT

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INVESTOR PRESENTATION Fall 2021


 
This presentation contains statements about future events and expectations that constitute forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are based on our beliefs, assumptions and expectations of our future financial and operating performance and growth plans, taking into account the information currently available to us. These statements are not statements of historical fact. Forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that may cause our actual results to differ materially from the expectations of future results we express or imply in any forward-looking statements, and you should not place undue reliance on such statements. Factors that could contribute to these differences include the following: uncertainties and risks related to public health crises, including the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic; adverse economic or real estate developments in our geographic markets or the temperature-controlled warehouse industry; general economic conditions; supply chain disruptions; labor shortages, inflation, and increased power and labor costs; risks associated with the ownership of real estate and temperature-controlled warehouses in particular; acquisition risks, including the failure to identify or complete attractive acquisitions or the failure of acquisitions to perform in accordance with projections and to realize anticipated cost savings and revenue improvements; our failure to realize the intended benefits from our recent acquisitions, including the Agro acquisition and the acquisitions of Liberty Freezers, KMT Brrr! And T.F. Bowman, and including synergies, or disruptions to our plans and operations or unknown or contingent liabilities related to our recent acquisitions; risks related to expansions of existing properties and developments of new properties, including failure to meet budgeted or stabilized returns within expected time frames, or at all, in respect thereof; a failure of our information technology systems, cybersecurity attacks or a breach of our information security systems, networks or processes could cause business disruptions or loss of confidential information; risks related to privacy and data security concerns, and data collection and transfer restrictions and related foreign regulations; defaults or non- renewals of significant customer contracts, including as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic; uncertainty of revenues, given the nature of our customer contracts; increased interest rates and operating costs, including as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic; our failure to obtain necessary outside financing; risks related to, or restrictions contained in, our debt financings; decreased storage rates or increased vacancy rates; risks related to current and potential international operations and properties; difficulties in expanding our operations into new markets, including international markets; risks related to the partial ownership of properties, including as a result of our lack of control over such investments and the failure of such entities to perform in accordance with projections; our failure to maintain our status as a REIT; possible environmental liabilities, including costs, fines or penalties that may be incurred due to necessary remediation of contamination of properties presently or previously owned by us; financial market fluctuations; actions by our competitors and their increasing ability to compete with us; changes in applicable governmental regulations and tax legislation, including in the international markets; additional risks with respect to the addition of European operations and properties; changes in real estate and zoning laws and increases in real property tax rates; the competitive environment in which we operate; our relationship with our employees, including the occurrence of any work stoppages or any disputes under our collective bargaining agreements and employment related litigation; liabilities as a result of our participation in multi-employer pension plans; losses in excess of our insurance coverage; the potential liabilities, costs and regulatory impacts associated with our in-house trucking services and the potential disruptions associated with the use of third-party trucking service providers to provide transportation services to our customers; the cost and time requirements as a result of our operation as a publicly traded REIT; changes in foreign currency exchange rates; the impact of anti-takeover provisions in our constituent documents and under Maryland law, which could make an acquisition of us more difficult, limit attempts by our shareholders to replace our trustees and affect the price of our common shares of beneficial interest, $0.01 par value per share, of our common shares; the potential dilutive effect of our common share offerings; and risks related to any forward sale agreement, including the 2018 forward sale agreement, the 2020 ATM forward sale agreements and the 2020 forward sale agreements, or collectively, our forward sale agreements, including substantial dilution to our earnings per share or substantial cash payment obligations. 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Other risks, uncertainties and factors, including those discussed under “Risk Factors” in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020, could cause our actual results to differ materially from those projected in any forward-looking statements we make. We assume no obligation to update or revise these forward-looking statements for any reason, or to update the reasons actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements, even if new information becomes available in the future. Disclaimer


 
Key Investment Highlights Substantial Internal and External Growth Opportunities Expected to Drive Attractive Risk-Adjusted Returns Over Time Experienced Management Team, Alignment of Interest and Best-In-Class Corporate Governance Investment Grade, Flexible Balance Sheet Positioned for Growth Infrastructure Supported by Best-in-Class IT and Operating Platforms Provides a Significant Competitive Advantage Integrated Network of Strategically-Located, High-Quality, “Mission-Critical” Warehouses Global Market Leader Focused on Temperature-Controlled Warehouses Strong and Stable Food Industry Fundamentals Drive Growing Demand for Our Business Across Cycles 1


 
94% 2% 4% Warehouse Third-Party Managed Transportation 77% 13% 10% Warehouse Third-Party Managed Transportation Company Snapshot Note: Figures as of June 30, 2021, unless otherwise indicated. (1) Includes 15 ground leased assets (2) 2020 IARW North American Top 25 List (June 2020), per GCCA website. U.S. only. Capacity from 2020 GCCA Global Cold Storage Capacity Report (August 2020) (3) Based on COLD share price of $37.21 as of August 6, 2021 (4) Represents share of Revenues and NOI from Global Warehouse Segment (5) Amount includes two months of Core EBITDA from the Caspers and AM-C Warehouse acquisitions, four months of Core EBITDA from the Halls acquisition, six months of Core EBITDA from the Agro acquisition, eight months of Core EBITDA from the Liberty acquisition, ten months of Core EBITDA from the KMT Brrr! acquisition and eleven months of Core EBITDA from the Bowman Stores acquisition prior to Americold’s ownership of the respective acquired entities (6) Excludes quarry business (7) Segment contribution refers to segment’s revenues less segment specific operating expenses (excludes any depreciation and amortization, impairment charges and corporate level SG&A). Contribution for our warehouse segment equates to net operating income (“NOI”) Portfolio Overview LTM 6/30/21 Segment Breakdown (6) Revenue Contribution / NOI (7) LTM 6/30/21 TOTAL REVENUE $2,311mm LTM 6/30/21 TOTAL CONTRIBUTION (NOI) $600mm Warehouses 246 Ownership Type 186 owned (1), 51 capital / operating leased, 9 managed Total Capacity 1.4bn cubic feet / 48mm square feet Average Facility Size 5.9mm cubic feet / 194K square feet Geographic Operations North America, Europe, Asia- Pacific and South America Estimate of U.S. Market Share 22% (2) Number of Customers ~4,000 Number of Pallet Positions ~5.2mm World’s largest publicly traded REIT focused on the ownership, operation, development and acquisition of temperature-controlled warehouses $12.4bn Total Enterprise Value (3) $523.9mn LTM PF Core EBITDA (5) Equity Market Cap (3)$9.8bn $0.88 2Q21 Annualized Dividend per Share Financial Highlights 2 31.3% / 17.7% YTD Total Revenue / NOI Growth Rate (4)


 
 Inflation is increasing in the Global Food Supply Chain primary driven by the unprecedented disruption in the labor markets  For Americold’s customers, this includes increases in input costs, raw materials, feed, labor, transportation, freight, and packaging materials  Americold expects headwinds from inflation in its costs, including labor, power and utilities, property taxes and property insurance, and other supplies such as pallets and shrink wrap Americold expects to pass through many of these increased costs in its cost structure over time through price increases and efficiencies in the Americold Operating System Current Market Conditions in the Global Food Supply Chain Near Term Labor Challenges Impacting Americold Revenue Near Term Inflationary Pressures Impacting Americold Costs  The unprecedented labor environment continues to be challenging for many companies, including Americold’s food manufacturing customers  Labor availability continues to be the primary constraint on food production, along with the spread of the COVID Delta and related variants, which also impacts the labor market – “Volume, net sales and segment profit were negatively impacted by production constraints due to labor shortages…we're seeing tremendous recovery in the foodservice business, and we're still seeing strong demand in the retail. So the demand is there for our products.” (Food Producer, September 2, 2021)  As highlighted in the 2021 USDA Cold Storage data, overall inventory holdings continue to be below both prior year 2020 and pre-COVID (2019) levels, due to this labor market Strong end consumer demand combined with constrained food production due to the unprecedented labor environment weighs on Americold’s Global Warehouse business, including the Company’s high margin rent and storage business Americold and its Food Manufacturing customers expect the Global Food Supply Chain to return to normal over time, and the Company’s long-term business model, growing through Same Store, Development & M&A, remains firmly intact End consumer demand remains strong. Retail Channels/Grocers continue to generate sales above pre-COVID levels, and Food Service, Away from Home, and QSR channels are rebounding 3


 
0 % 20 % 40 % 60 % 80 % 100 % 120 % Current Production Constraints in Context Cold storage commodity stock levels have consistently snapped back after any period of disruption USDA Cold Storage Warehouse Commodity Stock Levels – End of Quarter Stock as a % of Prior Year (1) (1) USDA; Excludes data for Q4 2018 given limited disclosure. COVID-related labor market disruption Mad Cow disease Energy prices and demand from emerging economies Swine flu Severe drought impacting agricultural products and animal feed, piglet disease and bird flu Period of COVID Impact Americold’s Fixed Commitment Contracts help mitigate the impact of food supply chain disruptions. Since 2014, we have increased our percentage of Rent & Storage Revenue on Fixed Commitments from <5% to 39% today. 0 20 40 60 80 100 120 Mar-02 Dec-03 Sep-05 Jun-07 Mar-09 Dec-10 Sep-12 Jun-14 Mar-16 Dec-17 Sep-19 Jun-21 Chart Title 4


 
Largest Fully Integrated Network of Temperature-Controlled Warehouses Food Producers Americold Realty Trust Food Distribution + Retailers Tradewater Distribution Center Atlanta, GA An indispensable component of food infrastructure from “farm to fork" 5 Production Advantaged Warehouse Farm Food Producer Distribution Center / Public Warehouse Food Service Distribution Center Retail Distribution Center Restaurant Supermarket e-Commerce Fulfillment School Hospital Hotel Fork Sports Government


 
Transportation Warehouse Third-Party Managed Warehouse NOI Third-Party Managed Transportation Integrated Operations Overview (1) LTM figures as of June 30, 2021 and excludes the quarry business segment Th ir d -P ar ty M an ag ed W ar eh o u se (S to ra ge a n d H an d lin g)  Mission-critical, temperature-controlled real estate infrastructure generates rent and storage income  Comprehensive value-add services  Strategic locations, network breadth, scale, reliable temperature integrity and best-in-class customer IT interface distinguish our warehouses from our competitors  Management of customer-owned warehouses  Warehouse management services provided at customer- owned facilities  Operating costs passed through to customers  Asset-light consolidation, management and brokerage services  Complements warehouse segment  Enhances customer retention and drives warehouse storage and occupancy  Supplementary offering that improves supply chain efficiency and reduces cost by leveraging Americold’s scale Segment Overview Select Customers % of Contribution (1) Tr an sp o rt at io n 2% 4% 94% Clearfield Distribution Facility – Clearfield, UT Real estate value is driven by the critical nature of our infrastructure, strategic locations and integrated, full-service strategy 6


 
# of Facilities 200 27 16 3 Square Feet (mm) 41.5 3.8 1.9 0.4 Cubic Feet (mm) 1,235.8 120.7 70.9 17.3 Strategically Located, “Mission-Critical” Temperature-Controlled Warehouses Note: Americold portfolio figures as of June 30, 2021. Figures do not include Americold’s Brazilian JV investments in SuperFrio and Comfrio Soluções Logística. Strategic locations and extensive geographic presence provide an integrated warehouse network that is fundamental to customers’ ability to optimize their distribution networks South AmericaAsia-PacificNorth America Europe 7


 
A Global Market Leader in Temperature-Controlled Warehousing Note: Americold portfolio figures provided by the Company as of June 30, 2021. Figures may not sum due to rounding (1) 2020 IARW North American Top 25 List (June 2020), per GCCA website. U.S. only. Total capacity from 2020 GCCA Global Cold Storage Capacity Report (August 2020) (2) 2020 IARW Global Top 25 List (July 2020), per GCCA website. Total capacity from 2020 GCCA Global Cold Storage Capacity Report (August 2020) (3) Lineage capacity reflects recently announced acquisitions of Hanson Logistics and Kloosterboer Group B.V. (4) Figures do not include Americold’s Brazilian JV investments in SuperFrio and Comfrio Soluções Logística (5) The remaining 39.3% and 81.4% of the U.S. and global markets consist of ~2.2bn cubic feet and ~20.7bn cubic feet, respectively Rank Company Market Share Cubic Ft (mm) 1 Lineage Logistics 7.8% (3) 2,004 (3) 2 5.7% (4) 1,445 (4) 3 US Cold Storage, Inc. 1.5% 374 4 NewCold Advanced Cold Logistics 0.8% 195 5 Nichirei Logistics Group, Inc. 0.7% 183 6 VersaCold Logistics Services 0.5% 123 7 Interstate Warehousing, Inc. 0.5% 116 8 Frialsa Frigorificos 0.4% 106 9 VX Cold Chain Logistics 0.4% 97 10 Burris Logistics 0.3% 75 TOTAL (5) 18.6% 4,718 Rank Company Market Share Cubic Ft (mm) 1 Lineage Logistics 26.0% (3) 1,436 (3) 2 21.7% 1,195 3 US Cold Storage, Inc. 6.8% 374 4 Interstate Warehousing, Inc. 2.1% 116 5 Burris Logistics 1.4% 75 6 NewCold Advanced Cold Logistics 0.9% 48 7 Holt Logistics Corp. 0.6% 35 8 MTC Logistics 0.5% 25 9 Midwest Refrigerated Services 0.4% 23 10 WOW Logistics 0.4% 23 TOTAL (5) 60.7% 3,350 U.S. Market (1) Global Market (2) Our position as a global market leader allows us to realize economies of scale, reduce operating costs and lower our overall cost of capital. Ideally positioned to compete for customers and external growth opportunities 8


 
18% 14% 14% 11% 8% 8% 5% 5% 5% 4% 4% 2% 2% Retail Poultry Frozen Produce Packaged Foods Dairy Other Potatoes Fresh Produce Pork Bakery Beef Seafood Distributors 77% 2% 9% 12% 1% United States Canada Europe Asia-Pacific South America 44% 30% 25% 1% Distribution Production Advantaged Public Warehouse Facility Leased 50% 25% 25% Distribution Production Advantaged Public Warehouse Facility Leased <1% Highly Diversified Business Model Produces Stable Cash Flows 17% 26% 28% 28% West East Central Southeast U.S. WarehouseGlobal Warehouse LTM 6/30/21 WAREHOUSE REVENUE YTD 6/30/21 WAREHOUSE REVENUE YTD 6/30/21 TOTAL U.S. WAREHOUSE REVENUE LTM 6/30/21 WAREHOUSE REVENUE LTM 6/30/21 WAREHOUSE CONTRIBUTION (NOI) Global Geographic Diversity (2) Pro Forma Warehouse Type (1) Pro Forma Commodity (1) Diversification helps reduce revenue volatility associated with seasonality and changing commodity trends ~80% of Revenue from Food Manufacturers and ~18% from Retailers 9 (3) (4) (5) Note: Figures may not sum due to rounding. (1) June 30, 2021 LTM Revenue and NOI pro forma 2020 and 2021 acquisitions (2) Diversification based on warehouse segment revenues for the six months ended June 30, 2021 (3) Packaged food reflects a broad variety of temperature-controlled meals and foodstuffs (4) Distributors reflects a broad variety of product types from distribution customers (5) Retail reflects a broad variety of product types from retail customers


 
Long Standing Relationships with Top 25 Customers (1) Not all customers shown are in COLD’s top 25 largest customers in the warehouse segment (2) Represents long-term issuer ratings as of 2Q 2021 (3) Based on LTM warehouse revenues as of June 30, 2021. Amount includes two months of warehouse revenues from the Caspers and AM-C Warehouse acquisitions, four months of warehouse revenues from the Halls acquisition, six months of warehouse revenues from the Agro acquisition, eight months of warehouse revenues from the Liberty acquisition, ten months of warehouse revenues from the KMT Brrr! acquisition and eleven months of warehouse revenues from the Bowman Stores acquisition prior to Americold’s ownership of the respective acquired entities Have been with Americold for an average of 35 years 11 customers are investment grade (2) 100% utilize multiple facilities 92% utilize technology integration 92% utilize value-add services 80% utilize committed contracts or leases 52% are in fully dedicated sites 48% utilize transportation and consolidation services Representative Food Producers / CPG Companies (1) Representative Retailers / Distributors (1) Top 25 Customers Scope and scale of network coupled with long-standing relationships position us to grow market share organically and through acquisitions 25 largest customers account for approximately 48% (3) of warehouse revenues, with no customer generating more than 7% (3) of revenues 10


 
78% 76% 75% 76% 70% 76% 74% 73% 71% 69% 77% 77% 75% 70% 82% 81% 80% 72% 78% 77% 76% 72% 80% 79% 81% 77% 77% 77% 78% 75% 81% 79% 77% 84% 83% 79% 80% 80% 79% '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 '17 18 '19 '20 '21 '17 '18 '19 20 '17 '18 '19 '20 17 '18 '19 '20 Network Average Economic & Physical Occupancy Trend  Typical optimal physical occupancy is ~85% to maximize four-wall cash flow / NOI o Varies based on several factors, including intended customer base, throughput maximization, seasonality and leased but unoccupied pallets Economic Occupancy X X X X X X X X X X X X Warehouse Pallets X Contractually Reserved Pallets  Significantly increased fixed commitment contracts in our portfolio  Economic occupancy reflects the aggregate number of physically occupied pallets and any additional pallets otherwise contractually committed for a given period, without duplication Currently Occupied 1Q 2Q 3Q 4Q Annual Note: Dotted lines represent incremental average economic occupancy percentage (1) Example assumes 10,000 pallet positions and is for illustrative purposes only Illustrative Economic Occupancy (1) Physical Occupancy Economic Occupancy Americold’s commercialization practices support our customers and improve our quality of earnings 7,000 6,800 7,000 7,100 7,350 7,600 7,850 8,300 8,500 9,000 8,800 8,300 5,000 6,000 7,000 8,000 9,000 10,000 January February March April May June July August September October November December Economic Occupancy: 8,500 Physical Occupancy 11


 
45% 45% 46% 45% 45% 47% 46% 39% 41% 55% 55% 54% 55% 55% 53% 54% 61% 59% $1.43bn $1.44bn $1.47bn $1.51bn $1.52bn $1.54bn $1.64bn $2.00bn $2.02bn 2Q19 3Q19 4Q19 1Q20 2Q20 3Q20 4Q20 1Q21 2Q21 ⁽⁴⁾ 38% 40% 41% 40% 41% 42% 41% 36% 39% 62% 60% 59% 60% 59% 58% 59% 64% 61% $0.61bn $0.61bn $0.62bn $0.64bn $0.66bn $0.67bn $0.69bn $0.85bn $0.85bn 2Q19 3Q19 4Q19 1Q20 2Q20 3Q20 4Q20 1Q21 2Q21 ⁽⁴⁾ Growing Committed Revenue in Warehouse Portfolio (1) Based on the annual committed rent and storage revenues attributable to fixed storage commitment contracts and leases as of June 30, 2021 (2) Based on total warehouse segment revenue generated by contracts with fixed storage commitments and leases for the quarter ended June 30, 2021 (3) Represents weighted average term for contracts featuring fixed storage commitments and leases as of June 30, 2021 (4) Based on LTM warehouse revenues as of June 30, 2021. Amount includes two months of warehouse revenues from the Caspers and AM-C Warehouse acquisitions, four months of warehouse revenues from the Halls acquisition, six months of warehouse revenues from the Agro acquisition, eight months of warehouse revenues from the Liberty acquisition, ten months of warehouse revenues from the KMT Brrr! acquisition and eleven months of warehouse revenues from the Bowman Stores acquisition prior to Americold’s ownership of the respective acquired entities  Fixed storage committed contracts and leases currently represent: o 39% of warehouse rent and storage revenues (1) and o 41% of total warehouse segment revenues (2)  6-year weighted average stated term (3)  2-year weighted average remaining term (3)  As of June 30, 2021, we had entered into at least one fixed commitment contract or lease with 21 of our top 25 warehouse customers  The scope and breadth of our network positions us to continue to increase our fixed storage commitments  Our recent acquisitions have a lower percentage of fixed commitment contracts as a percent of rent and storage revenue. We view this as an opportunity as we bring these acquisitions onto Americold’s commercialization standards Annualized Committed Rent & Storage Revenue (1) Other Rent & Storage Revenue Warehouse Segment Revenue Generated by Fixed Commitment Contracts or Leases (2) Other Warehouse Segment Revenue Total Warehouse Rent & Storage Revenue Total Warehouse Segment Revenue Significant improvement transitioning from as-utilized, on demand contracts to fixed storage committed contracts and leases 12


 
$303 $324 $338 $387 $438 $478 $11 $24 $37 $61 $82 $86 $314 $348 $375 $448 $520 $564 2016A 2017A 2018A 2019A 2020A LTM 6/30/21 Rent & Storage Warehouse Services $477 $502 $515 $583 $666 $758 $604 $644 $662 $795 $883 $1,027 $1,081 $1,146 $1,177 $1,377 $1,549 $1,785 2016A 2017A 2018A 2019A 2020A LTM 6/30/21 Rent & Storage Warehouse Services Warehouse Financial Summary Warehouse Revenue ($mm) Warehouse NOI ($mm) 2016A – LTM 6/30/21 CAGR Actual $ Constant Currency (1) 12.5% 14.6% 11.8% 15.1% 57.0% 61.9% 10.7% 16.0% 2016A – LTM 6/30/21 CAGR Actual $ Constant Currency (1) 29.1% 30.4% 31.8% 32.5% 31.6% Contribution (NOI) Margin Warehouse Services Total Warehouse Services Rent & Storage 10.8% 15.7% Rent & Storage 13.9% 18.5% Total Margin expansion has been driven by improved commercialization and customer mix, contractual rate increases, occupancy growth and operational improvements (1) On a constant currency basis relative to fiscal year 2016 foreign currency exchange rates 33.6% 13


 
Substantially All Warehouse NOI Driven by Rental & Storage Revenue Note: Based on LTM warehouse segment as of June 30, 2021. Future results may vary. Figures may not sum due to rounding (1) Material Handling Equipment (2) OS&D and D&D refer to Over Short & Damaged and Detentioned & Demurrage, respectively Labor ($0.44) Other Facility Costs Ex p e n se s R ev e n u e s Rent & Storage Warehouse Services Total Warehouse = $0.42 $0.58 $1.00 Other Services Costs ($0.09) ($0.06) ($0.10) ($0.44) ($0.09) + $0.27 $0.05 $0.32 =+ Power and utilities Real Estate Related Costs: facility maintenance, property taxes, insurance, rent, security, sanitation, etc. Direct labor, overtime, contract labor, indirect labor, workers’ compensation and benefits MHE (1), warehouse operations (pallets, shrink wrap, OS&D and D&D (2)) PPE and warehouse administration REIT: Rent & Storage TRS: Warehouse Services Commentary Power ($0.06) ($0.10) 63% 8% 32%N O I – – – – Margin: % WH Total: 85% 15% 100% 14


 
Positioned for Multiple Avenues of Growth Global warehouse network, operating systems, scalable information technology platform and economies of scale provide a significant advantage over competitors with respect to organic and external growth opportunities  Signifies COLD has and continues to capitalize on growth opportunities 15 Global Food Producers Outsourcing & Sale-Leaseback Opportunities 8 Expand Presence in Other Temperature Sensitive Products in the Cold Chain 9 Operational Efficiencies & Cost Containment 3  Underwriting & Contract Standardization 2  Rate Escalations / Occupancy Increases 1  Customer-Specific Build-to-Suit & Market-Driven Development 4  Redevelopment & Existing Site Expansion 5  Industry Consolidation 6  Geographic Expansion into New Markets 7  External Growth and Expansion Opportunities Organic Growth Opportunities Development and Redevelopment Focused and Disciplined Strategy to Expand Portfolio Proactive Asset Management “Same Store” Warehouse


 
68% 27% 4% 162 65 10 237 Organic Growth Initiatives Have Driven Same Store Growth TOTAL COLD WAREHOUSE FACILITIES Total SS Warehouse SS Rent & Storage SS Warehouse Services Legacy COLD Same Store Acquired Non-Same Store Legacy COLD Non-Same StoreNon-Same Store Same Store Note: Figures as of June 30, 2021, unless otherwise indicated. Constant currency growth represents year-over-year growth based on the same foreign exchange rates relative to the comparable prior year period (1) 2021 full year guidance is (2.0%) – 0.0% (2) 2021 full year guidance is 400-600 bps lower than associated revenue Same store performance is the culmination of replacing legacy customer agreements with new contracts implementing our Commercial Business Rules, active asset management and leveraging integrated network, scale and market position Total Same Store Warehouse NOI GrowthSame Store Warehouse Revenue Growth Same Store NOI Margin2Q 2021 Same Store Portfolio Historically expected to range between 2% – 4% on a constant currency basis (1) Historically expected to range 100 – 200 bps higher than associated SS revenue (2) 16 Constant Currency $ Growth % Actual $ Growth % Constant Currency $ Growth % Actual $ Growth % 2.9%6.1%3.2% 6.9%9.8%2.1% 4.1% 5.8% 3.9% 3.5% 2.3% (3.8%) 0.1% 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 1Q21 2Q21 2.9% 9.5% 7.4% 5.1% 5.6% (6.9%) (2.5%) 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 1Q21 2Q21 1.9% 3.9%1.9% 5.3%(1.8%) (5.2%) 64.5% 65.5% 66.2% 67.0% 66.8% 64.8% 2.0% 4.0% 5.8% 6.9% 9.3% 9.7% 29.8% 30.9% 32.1% 32.6% 34.1% 32.8% 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 YTD 2Q21 Current YTD 2Q21 results and revised full year 2021 guidance are being impacted by unprecedented labor challenges in the global food supply chain 2.1% (0.8%) COVID Timeframe COVID Timeframe


 
Historic Same Store Seasonality Trend – Pre COVID-19 Quarterly Same Store Revenue (% of Annual) Quarterly Same Store NOI (% of Annual) 24% 24% 25% 26% 24% 24% 25% 26% 25% 24% 25% 26% Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 2018 Revenue 2019 Revenue 2020 Revenue 24% 24% 25% 27% 23% 25% 24% 28% 24% 23% 25% 28% Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 2018 NOI 2019 NOI 2020 NOI  Peak holiday season drives higher volumes  Power expense moderates back to average levels Fourth Quarter  The harvest ramp coupled with holiday season inventory build often drives Q3 revenue growth  Q3 (mid / late summer) is the hottest weather quarter which negatively impacts NOI due to increased power expense Third Quarter  Surge in 1Q 2020 due to COVID  Timing of Easter moves between Q1 and Q2  On average Q1 and Q2 are relatively consistent First / Second Quarter Key Quarterly Drivers Prior to Covid-19, same store metrics show consistent seasonal trends (1) 17 (1) 2020 and 2021 seasonality impacted by COVID-19 and has varied from historic norms


 
Growth Strategy – Expansion and Development (1) As of June 30, 2021; no assurance can be given that the actual cost or completion dates of any expansions or developments will not exceed our estimate (2) Reflects management’s estimate of cost of completion as of June 30, 2021 (3) These future pipeline opportunities are at various stages of discussion and consideration and, based on historical experiences, many of them may not be pursued or completed as contemplated or at all Expected to initiate $175 million to $300 million of new development starts annually Existing Sites for Future Expansion Expansion Opportunities 760+ acres of excess developable land In current portfolio Customer- Specific Market- Demand + Total Estimated Costs ⁽²⁾ ~$532mm 58.1mm Cu Ft ~177,000 Pallets Estimated Investment $1bn+ Under Construction Current Development Pipeline (3) 3 Expansions / 4 Developments Expansion and Development Opportunities (1) Dublin, Ireland Atlanta 2, GA Plainville, CT Lancaster, PA 18 Russellville, AR Calgary, Canada Dunkirk, NY  Includes both customer-specific and market-demand  Global opportunities  Greenfield developments and expansions  Automated and conventional facilities  Food manufactures and retail customers


 
Acquisition of Bowman Stores The acquisition of Bowman Stores strengthens Americold’s presence in the United Kingdom  In May 2021, COLD completed the acquisition of Bowman Stores for ~£74mm at an in-place net entry NOI yield of ~6.8%  Bowman Stores operates a single campus located in Spalding, England – Campus aggregates 10 million cubic feet along with four buildable acres of land to support additional development  Expected to fully stabilize in Q3 2024 Transaction Overview Location Spalding, England Cubic Feet ~9.5mm cubic feet Pallet Positions ~23K pallet positions Bowman Stores at a Glance Bowman Stores 19 Existing COLD Facility (Whitchurch) Bowman Stores


 
Acquisition of Agro Merchants Group The acquisition of Agro provides Americold with a strategic presence throughout Europe and complementary operations in other global geographies  In December 2020, COLD completed the acquisition of Agro Merchants Group for ~$1.7bn at an in-place net entry NOI yield of ~6.5% – Agro represents a unique opportunity to acquire an institutional- quality global portfolio that facilitates COLD’s strategic entry into Europe and adds complementary locations in the US, South America and Australia – Agro was the fourth largest temperature-controlled warehouse company globally, the third largest in Europe, and the fourth largest in the United States Transaction Overview Total Facilities 46 (1) Countries 10 Refrigerated Cubic Feet ~236mm cubic feet (1) Customers 2,900+ Agro at a Glance Agro Merchants Valencia Valencia, Spain 20 (1) Excludes minority stake in Comfrio Soluções Logística, Brazil joint-venture


 
Russellville, AR Expansion for Conagra Brands The Russellville highly automated expansion is an opportunity to provide mission critical, long-term infrastructure for a top tier strategic customer  COLD is expanding its Russellville, Arkansas facility for a total of ~$84mm in a dedicated build for Conagra Brands – Construction started during Q4 2020 and is expected to fully stabilize in Q1 2024 – Expected to generate stabilized NOI ROIC of ~10%-12%  Conagra Brands (NYSE: CAG) is one of North America’s leading branded food companies – CAG is a top tier strategic customer – COLD has served CAG for decades in multiple locations – CAG is rated BBB-/Baa3/BBB- by S&P, Moody’s, Fitch (1) Transaction Overview Clear Height ~130 feet Cubic Feet ~13mm cubic feet Pallet Positions ~42K pallet positions Expansion at a Glance (1) Ratings as of August 6, 2021 21


 
$415 $474 $139 $350 $400 $200 $202 $125 $861 $273 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025 2026 2027 2028 2029 2030 2031 2032 2033 2013 Mortgage Loans Undrawn Revolver Unsecured Term Loan A-1 Unsecured Term Loan A-2 (CAD Denominated) Series A 4.68% Unsecured Notes Series B 4.86% Unsecured Notes Series C 4.10% Unsecured Notes Revolver Balance Series D 1.62% Unsecured Notes Series E 1.65% Unsecured Notes % of Debt Maturing – 16% 18% 8% –– 11% – 14% 18% – 16% – 19% 13% 63% Cash $253 2020 Forward Proceeds $172 2021 Forward Proceeds $59 Revolver Availability $839 $1.3bn 4% Flexible Balance Sheet Positioned for Growth  Significant Liquidity: ~$1.3bn (3) – $839mm Undrawn Senior Unsecured Revolving Credit Facility  Interest Rate: Base Rate + 85 bps  Minimal near-term debt maturities $466 Floating $2,409 Fixed 16% 84% $2.9bn 20% 80% $569 Secured $2,305 Unsecured $2.9bn Rate TypeDebt Type  Investment grade ratings: BBB (Fitch / DBRS Morningstar), Baa3 (Moody’s) TOTAL LIQUIDITY Total Debt Profile Liquidity Note: Dollars in millions except per share figures. Figures based on company filings as of 06/30/2021. The Company may settle the forwards by issuing new shares or may instead elect to cash settle or net share settle all or a portion of the forward shares. Figures may not sum due to rounding (1) Reflects the principal due each period and does not adjust for amortization of principal balances. Balances denominated in foreign currencies have been translated to USD (2) Revolver maturity date assumes the exercise of two six month extension options (3) Figure reflects cash, forward proceeds and the capacity available under the Senior Unsecured Revolving Credit Facility less ~$22mm in letters of credit, ~$13mm of restricted cash, and ~$50mm from cash balance for AGRO FIRPTA hold back (4) Assumes the issuance of ~4.8mm common shares upon the full physical settlement of the 2020 forward sale agreements (5) Assumes the issuance of ~1.5mm common shares upon the full physical settlement of the 2021 forward sale agreements (2) (4) Real Estate Debt Maturity (1) (5) As of 06/30/2021 22 TOTAL DEBT TOTAL DEBT


 
Strategic Investment Approach to Maintain a High-Quality Portfolio Note: Dollars in millions. Figures may not sum due to rounding (1) Recurring capital expenditures are incurred to extend the life of, and provide future economic benefit from, our existing temperature-controlled warehouse network and its existing supporting personal property and information technology systems. Examples include replacing roof and refrigeration equipment, re-racking warehouses and implementing energy efficient projects. Personal property capital expenditures include material handling equipment (e.g. fork lifts and pallet jacks) and related batteries. Information technology expenditures include expenditures on existing servers, networking equipment and current software. Maintenance capital expenditures do not include acquisition costs contemplated when underwriting the purchase of a building or costs which are incurred to bring a building up to Americold’s operating standards (2) Repairs and maintenance expense includes costs of normal maintenance and repairs and minor replacements that do not materially extend the life of the property or provide future economic benefits. Examples include ordinary repair and maintenance on roofs, racking, walls, doors, parking lots and refrigeration equipment. Personal property expense includes ordinary repair and maintenance expenses on material handling equipment (e.g. fork lifts and pallet jacks) and related batteries 2018A 2019A 2020A (Capitalized) (Expensed – P/L) Total Spend $96mm Total Spend $115mm Total Spend $123mm As a % of Total Warehouse NOI before R&M Expense Capital expenditures ensure that our temperature-controlled warehouses meet the “mission-critical” role they serve in the cold chain 23 YTD 2Q21 (Capitalized) (Expensed – P/L) (Capitalized) (Expensed – P/L) (Capitalized) (Expensed – P/L) Total Spend $76mm


 
Commitment to energy excellence and efficiency  Recognized under the Global Cold Chain Alliance’s (GCCA) new Energy Excellence Recognition Program with Gold and Silver certifications at 161 facilities  Completed LED lighting conversions at 109 facilities since 2011  Noteworthy fast door implementation savings  Food Logistics magazine’s Top Green Service provider for last three years Commitment to Environmental, Social and Governance Initiatives Social initiatives  Core Mission: Serve the public good by maintaining the integrity of the food supply and reducing waste  Corporate contributions / support to charities aligned with our core beliefs and focus, such as Feed the Children and HeroBox – Launched an Alliance to Defeat Hunger, partnering with Tyson Foods and Feed the Children Shareholder-friendly corporate governance  Seven of eight board members independent  All committees comprised of independents  Gender diversity at board level  Cannot opt into MUTA without shareholder vote  No poison pill  Non-classified board  Shareholder “Say on Pay” Environmental Social Governance Awards & Recognition Charitable Organizations 24 Recently submitted to GRESB, and participating in the CDP and GRI programs


 
Commitment to Environmental, Social and Governance Initiatives 25 Certified by the GCCA Energy Excellence Recognition Program: 29 sites newly certified in 2020 161 TOTAL SITES Reduced versus 2019 same store(1) OVER 15M kWh Shed by 44 sites participating in demand response programs 25.4 MEGAWATT HOURS (MWh) In carbon dioxide GHG equivalent (MTCO2e GHG) reduction in Scope 2 Emissions since 2018 at legacy sites 23% DECREASE With average reduction of ~4.5 million kWh and 3,200 MTCO2e reduction annually 9 NEW LED SITES Of rainwater harvested in 2020 OVER 3.5M GALLONS Environmental: 2020 by the Numbers (1) Same store defined as owned and operated facilities from January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2020


 
Conclusion 26 Substantial Internal and External Growth Opportunities Expected to Drive Attractive Risk-Adjusted Returns Over Time Experienced Management Team, Alignment of Interest and Best-In-Class Corporate Governance Investment Grade, Flexible Balance Sheet Positioned for Growth Infrastructure Supported by Best-in-Class IT and Operating Platforms Provides a Significant Competitive Advantage Integrated Network of Strategically-Located, High-Quality, “Mission-Critical” Warehouses Global Market Leader Focused on Temperature-Controlled Warehouses Strong and Stable Food Industry Fundamentals Drive Growing Demand for Our Business Across Cycles


 
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“Kroger CEO says finding talent is grocery operator’s greatest challenge, as it teams up with Instacart” CNBC, September 14, 2021 “Amazon Offers To Pay College Tuition And Increases Minimum Wages To $18” Forbes, September 14, 2021 “Walmart to Raise Minimum Wage to $12 an hour” WSJ, September 2, 2021 “Grocers, Restaurants to Suppliers: Hurry Up, Make More” WSJ, May 7, 2021 “Supermarkets are Stockpiling Inventory as Food Costs Rise” WSJ, July 6, 2021 Meanwhile, end consumer demand remains firmly intact “Tyson foods raises starting wages for frontline works to $15.20 an hour [a 21.6% increase]” Axios, September 7, 2021 Current Labor Shortage and Inflation in the Food Supply Chain Macro Labor Shortage “…people are still hesitant to return to work until they are fully vaccinated and their children are back in school and day care full time… Clearly, there are industries in both manufacturing and services that are eager to beef up staff as the pace of economic activity accelerates. But those efforts are being frustrated.” Washington Post, May 7, 2021 “…various economic indicators strongly support the idea that there aren’t enough workers in the United States:  In March 2021, the reservation wage for workers without a college degree rose by 26% year over year.  The number of people voluntarily leaving their jobs rose by 164,000 to 942,000 in June 2021.” Forbes, July 8, 2021 “On the last business day of July, the number and rate of job openings increased to series highs of 10.9 million (+749,000) and 6.9 percent, respectively.” U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Record high job openings, paired with hesitancy to return to work and enhanced federal unemployment benefits into September, have led to a pronounced labor shortage and wage inflation “The Labor Department on Wednesday reported that on the last day of July, there were a seasonally adjusted 10.93 million job openings in the U.S., or 1.3 jobs for every person counted as unemployed – a record for both measures” WSJ, September 8, 2021 Recent headlines convey how industry leaders are taking active measures to tackle the labor shortage “Results from our new study for the Committee to Unleash Prosperity:  In 21 states and the District of Columbia, households can receive the wage equivalent of $25 an hour in benefits with no one working.  In 19 states, benefits are the equivalent of $100,000 a year in salary for a family of four with two unemployed parents.  [In] states that haven’t suspended the $300 bonus, the average annual unemployment insurance benefit for a family of four with two parents out of work is more than $72,000. Median household income in the U.S. is about $68,000.” WSJ Op-Ed, June, 14, 2021 27


 
Current Labor Shortage and Inflation in the Food Supply Chain Impact on Our Food Manufacturing Customers Downstream Impact on Foodservice Companies  “We are managing through industrywide operational challenges, including labor availability, upstream and downstream supply chain disruptions, and highly volatile and inflationary input costs…  The labor issue is an issue that is probably the hardest to read right now. What is going to happen to labor, how quickly it will recover or will it recover at all and just the challenges in the supply chain are putting pressure throughout the organization.  We’re seeing tremendous recovery in the foodservice business, and we’re still seeing strong demand in the retail. So the demand is there for our products.” Food Producer, September 2, 2021  “Production inefficiencies and low labor availability resulted in total company volumes roughly flat to the comparable period a year ago.  Labor is our single biggest issue we face not only in Chicken but also in our other businesses. We’ve increased wages and created flexible shifts, childcare, on-site clinics.  But essentially, it takes us 6 days to get 5 days worth of work.  We are at capacity with strong retail and foodservice demand.  Inflation is up about 14% during our 3Q and 9% year-to-date.” Food Producer, August 9, 2021  “The labor market is really tight. And it has been not only constrained by the impact of discontinued governmental benefits, but now what we are seeing is that reopening of the economy after the COVID putting a big competition for a very small labor pool.  We are seeing a strong demand in the foodservice that is growing really fast, while retail continues to be strong.  We’re seeing inflation everywhere in our country and in other countries…  So the production in the retail segment has been constrained by labor.  So we expect that 2022, the labor market to be improved from the levels they are today.” Food Producer, July 29, 2021  “The key message is that food away from home is not permanently impaired. It is vibrant. It is healthy.  I want to acknowledge the reality of the current operating environment. The food- away-from-home supply chain is under significant pressure. A robust customer demand environment is outpacing available supply in select categories. Our supplier partners are struggling with meeting the demand of [our] orders, and certain product categories remain in short supply.  During the fourth quarter, our inflation rate was approximately 9.6%.  It's the most challenging labor market I've experienced in my career.”  The #1 priority for our company is to increase our staffing health, as I call it.” Food Service Company, August 10, 2021 Americold’s customers are seeing volumes impacted by the labor shortage and inflation combined with strong end consumer demand Foodservice companies continue to experience healthy consumer demand but note production constraints further up the food supply chain 28


 
Exhibit 99.2 Americold Realty Trust Updates 2021 Guidance ATLANTA, September 21, 2021 -- Americold Realty Trust (NYSE: COLD) (the “Company” or “Americold”), the world’s largest publicly traded REIT focused on the ownership, operation, acquisition, and development of temperature-controlled warehouses, today updated its full year 2021 AFFO guidance to reflect the impact of ongoing pressures on current market conditions primarily driven by unprecedented labor disruptions. These labor disruptions are constraining food production, which continues to weigh on occupancy, and are driving inflation in Americold’s cost structure, primarily in the Company’s labor expense. As a result of these factors, the Company now expects its full year 2021 AFFO per share to range from $1.15 to $1.20, compared to its prior range of $1.34 to $1.40. The Company’s guidance is provided for informational purposes based on current plans and assumptions and is subject to change. Additionally, guidance metrics do not include the impact of acquisitions, dispositions, or capital markets activity beyond that which has been previously announced. The key components are as follows: As of As of September 21, 2021 August 5, 2021 Warehouse segment same store revenue growth (constant currency) (2.0%) - 0.0% 0.0% - 2.0% Warehouse segment same store NOI growth (constant currency) 400 - 600 bps lower than associated revenue 0 - 100 bps higher than associated revenue AFFO per share $1.15 - $1.20 $1.34 - $1.40 In addition to this press release, Americold has filed an updated presentation on the Company’s website. About Americold Realty Trust Americold is the world’s largest publicly traded REIT focused on the ownership, operation, acquisition and development of temperature-controlled warehouses. Based in Atlanta, Georgia, Americold owns and operates 246 temperature-controlled warehouses, with over 1.4 billion refrigerated cubic feet of storage, in North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and South America. Americold’s facilities are an integral component of the supply chain connecting food producers, processors, distributors and retailers to consumers. Non-GAAP Financial Measures This press release contains non-GAAP financial measures, including AFFO and same store segment revenue and contribution. For more information regarding these non-GAAP financial measures, see our supplemental information package for the second quarter ended June 30, 2021 included in the Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the SEC on August 5, 2021. Forward-Looking Statements


 
2 This document contains statements about future events and expectations that constitute forward-looking statements. Forward- looking statements are based on our beliefs, assumptions and expectations of our future financial and operating performance and growth plans, taking into account the information currently available to us. These statements are not statements of historical fact. Forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that may cause our actual results to differ materially from the expectations of future results we express or imply in any forward-looking statements, and you should not place undue reliance on such statements. Factors that could contribute to these differences include the following: uncertainties and risks related to public health crises, including the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic; adverse economic or real estate developments in our geographic markets or the temperature-controlled warehouse industry; general economic conditions; supply chain disruptions labor shortages, inflation, and increased power and labor costs; risks associated with the ownership of real estate and temperature-controlled warehouses in particular; acquisition risks, including the failure to identify or complete attractive acquisitions or the failure of acquisitions to perform in accordance with projections and to realize anticipated cost savings and revenue improvements; our failure to realize the intended benefits from our recent acquisitions, including the Agro acquisition and the acquisitions of Liberty Freezers, KMT Brrr! and T.F. Bowman, and including synergies, or disruptions to our plans and operations or unknown or contingent liabilities related to our recent acquisitions; risks related to expansions of existing properties and developments of new properties, including failure to meet budgeted or stabilized returns within expected time frames, or at all, in respect thereof; a failure of our information technology systems, cybersecurity attacks or a breach of our information security systems, networks or processes could cause business disruptions or loss of confidential information; risks related to privacy and data security concerns, and data collection and transfer restrictions and related foreign regulations; defaults or non-renewals of significant customer contracts, including as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic; uncertainty of revenues, given the nature of our customer contracts; increased interest rates and operating costs, including as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic; our failure to obtain necessary outside financing; risks related to, or restrictions contained in, our debt financings; decreased storage rates or increased vacancy rates; risks related to current and potential international operations and properties; difficulties in expanding our operations into new markets, including international markets; risks related to the partial ownership of properties, including as a result of our lack of control over such investments and the failure of such entities to perform in accordance with projections; our failure to maintain our status as a REIT; possible environmental liabilities, including costs, fines or penalties that may be incurred due to necessary remediation of contamination of properties presently or previously owned by us; financial market fluctuations; actions by our competitors and their increasing ability to compete with us; changes in applicable governmental regulations and tax legislation, including in the international markets; additional risks with respect to the addition of European operations and properties; changes in real estate and zoning laws and increases in real property tax rates; the competitive environment in which we operate; our relationship with our employees, including the occurrence of any work stoppages or any disputes under our collective bargaining agreements and employment related litigation; liabilities as a result of our participation in multi-employer pension plans; losses in excess of our insurance coverage; the potential liabilities, costs and regulatory impacts associated with our in-house trucking services and the potential disruptions associated with the use of third-party trucking service providers to provide transportation services to our customers; the cost and time requirements as a result of our operation as a publicly traded REIT; changes in foreign currency exchange rates; the impact of anti- takeover provisions in our constituent documents and under Maryland law, which could make an acquisition of us more difficult, limit attempts by our shareholders to replace our trustees and affect the price of our


 
3 common shares of beneficial interest, $0.01 par value per share, of our common shares; the potential dilutive effect of our common share offerings; and risks related to any forward sale agreements, including substantial dilution to our earnings per share or substantial cash payment obligations. Words such as “anticipates,” “believes,” “continues,” “estimates,” “expects,” “goal,” “objectives,” “intends,” “may,” “opportunity,” “plans,” “potential,” “near-term,” “long-term,” “projections,” “assumptions,” “projects,” “guidance,” “forecasts,” “outlook,” “target,” “trends,” “should,” “could,” “would,” “will” and similar expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. Examples of forward-looking statements included in this document include, among others, statements about our expected acquisition and expected expansion and development pipeline and our targeted return on invested capital on expansion and development opportunities. We qualify any forward-looking statements entirely by these cautionary factors. Other risks, uncertainties and factors, including those discussed under “Risk Factors” in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020, could cause our actual results to differ materially from those projected in any forward-looking statements we make. We assume no obligation to update or revise these forward-looking statements for any reason, or to update the reasons actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements, even if new information becomes available in the future. Contacts: Americold Realty Trust Investor Relations Telephone: 678-459-1959 Email: investor.relations@americold.com


 


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