FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich., May 03, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust (NYSE:RPT) today announced its financial and operating results for the three months ended March 31, 2016.
FIRST QUARTER 2016 HIGHLIGHTS:
- Operating Funds from Operations (“Operating FFO”) of $0.34 per diluted share, an increase of 6.0% over the prior year.
- Sold Troy Towne Center in Troy, Ohio for $12.4 million.
- Extended existing $60 million term loan at a favorable interest rate of 3.49% to 2023.
- Ended the quarter with a consolidated portfolio leased occupancy of 94.9%.
"During the quarter, we grew operating FFO 6%, made progress on our goal of selling $100 to $125 million of non-core properties and generated solid rental growth on leasing to best-in-class tenants,” said Dennis Gershenson, President and Chief Executive Officer. “We remain focused on meeting our asset sales target, maintaining a solid high-return redevelopment pipeline and creating additional flexibility in our capital structure to provide a solid foundation for growth.”
For the three months ended March 31, 2016:
- Operating FFO of $29.6 million, or $0.34 per diluted share, compared to $28.1 million, or $0.32 per diluted share for the same period in 2015.
- FFO of $29.8 million, or $0.34 per diluted share, compared to $28.7 million, or $0.33 per diluted share for the same period in 2015.
- Net income available to common shareholders of $10.2 million, or $0.13 per diluted share, compared to $7.9 million, or $0.10 per diluted share for the same period in 2015.
- Same-center NOI growth of 1.4% for the quarter. Same-center NOI was negatively impacted by the bankruptcy filing by The Sports Authority ("TSA"). Excluding the reserve for bad debt for TSA, same-center NOI would have increased 3.4% for the quarter.
- Consolidated portfolio leased occupancy of 94.9% and physical occupancy of 93.8%.
- Signed 73 leases in the consolidated portfolio encompassing 438,731 square feet, including 61 leases totaling 365,993 square feet at comparable rental growth of 8.0%.
BALANCE SHEET METRICS (as of March 31, 2016):
- Net debt to total market capitalization of 40.3%.
- Net debt to EBITDA of 6.6X, interest coverage of 3.7X, and fixed charge coverage of 3.0X.
- Weighted average debt maturity of 6.5 years.
The Company sold Troy Towne Center, a 144,000 square foot Kohl's anchored shopping center in Troy, Ohio for $12.4 million. The Company plans to sell between $100 - $125 million of non-core shopping centers during 2016.
At March 31, 2016, the Company had nine properties under redevelopment, expansion and/or re-anchoring projects underway with an estimated total cost of $75.4 million, which are expected to be completed in 2016 and 2017 producing a return on incremental costs of between 9-10%.
The Company extended its $60 million unsecured term loan with an original maturity date of September 30, 2018 to March 3, 2023. The new loan has an interest rate of 3.49% and includes an accordion feature allowing up to $125 million in total borrowings, subject to lenders’ approval.
At quarter-end, the Company had $273.9 million available under its revolving line of credit.
The Company declared a regular cash dividend of $0.21 per common share for the period of January 1, 2016 through March 31, 2016 and a Series D convertible perpetual preferred share dividend of $0.90625 per share for the same period. The dividends were paid on April 1, 2016 to shareholders of record as of March 21, 2016. The Operating FFO payout ratio was 61.8%.
The Company has affirmed its 2016 Operating FFO guidance of $1.32 to $1.38 per diluted share.
Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust will host a live broadcast of its first quarter conference call on Wednesday, May 4, 2016, at 9:00 a.m. eastern time, to discuss its financial and operating results. The live broadcast will be available online at www.rgpt.com and www.investorcalendar.com and also by telephone at (877) 407-9205, no pass code needed. A replay will be available shortly after the call on the aforementioned websites (for ninety days) or by telephone at (877) 660-6853, (Conference ID: 13634583), for one week.
The Company’s quarterly financial and operating supplement is available on its corporate web site at www.rgpt.com. If you wish to receive a copy via email, please send requests to firstname.lastname@example.org.
ABOUT RAMCO-GERSHENSON PROPERTIES TRUST:
Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust (NYSE:RPT) is a fully integrated, self-administered, publicly-traded real estate investment trust (REIT) based in Farmington Hills, Michigan. The Company's business is the ownership and management of large, multi-anchor shopping centers primarily in a number of the largest metropolitan markets in the central United States. At March 31, 2016, the Company owned interests in and managed a portfolio of 72 shopping centers and one office building with approximately 15.7 million square feet of gross leasable area. At March 31, 2016, the Company's consolidated operating portfolio was 94.9% leased. Additional information regarding the Company is available on its corporate website: www.rgpt.com.
This press release may contain forward-looking statements that represent the Company’s expectations and projections for the future. Management of Ramco-Gershenson believes the expectations reflected in any forward-looking statements made in this press release are based on reasonable assumptions. Certain factors could occur that might cause actual results to vary, including deterioration in national economic conditions, weakening of real estate markets, decreases in the availability of credit, increases in interest rates, adverse changes in the retail industry, our continuing ability to qualify as a REIT and other factors discussed in the Company’s reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
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|CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS|
|(In thousands, except per share amounts)|
|March 31,||December 31,|
|Income producing properties, at cost:|
|Buildings and improvements||1,786,756||1,792,129|
|Less accumulated depreciation and amortization||(340,628||)||(331,520||)|
|Income producing properties, net||1,837,667||1,852,961|
|Construction in progress and land available for development or sale||65,831||60,166|
|Real estate held for sale||—||453|
|Net real estate||1,903,498||1,913,580|
|Equity investments in unconsolidated joint ventures||4,365||4,325|
|Cash and cash equivalents||3,655||6,644|
|Accounts receivable (net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $3,468 and $2,790 as of March 31, 2016 and December 31, 2015, respectively)||17,317||18,705|
|Acquired lease intangibles, net||83,394||88,819|
|Other assets, net||85,809||87,890|
|LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY|
|Notes payable, net||$||1,077,582||$||1,083,711|
|Capital lease obligation||1,108||1,108|
|Accounts payable and accrued expenses||38,225||44,480|
|Acquired lease intangibles, net||62,773||64,193|
|Commitments and Contingencies|
|Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust ("RPT") Shareholders' Equity:|
|7.25% Series D Cumulative Convertible Perpetual Preferred Shares, $50 par||$||92,427||$||92,427|
|Common shares of beneficial interest, $0.01 par||792||792|
|Additional paid-in capital||1,156,555||1,156,345|
|Accumulated distributions in excess of net income||(370,497||)||(363,937||)|
|Accumulated other comprehensive loss||(6,064||)||(1,404||)|
|TOTAL SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY ATTRIBUTABLE TO RPT||873,213||884,223|
|TOTAL SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY||895,087||906,337|
|TOTAL LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY||$||2,106,767||$||2,128,671|
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|CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS|
|(In thousands, except per share amounts)|
|Three Months Ended March 31,|
|Recovery income from tenants||16,746||14,322||2,424|
|Other property income||958||859||99|
|Management and other fee income||110||532||(422||)|
|Real estate taxes||10,308||8,995||1,313|
|Recoverable operating expense||8,080||7,278||802|
|Other non-recoverable operating expense||1,394||713||681|
|Depreciation and amortization||23,847||20,363||3,484|
|General and administrative expense||5,605||4,874||731|
|Provision for impairment||—||2,521||(2,521||)|
|OTHER INCOME AND EXPENSES|
|Other expense, net||(347||)||(218||)||(129||)|
|Gain on sale of real estate||6,525||3,196||3,329|
|Earnings from unconsolidated joint ventures||109||2,660||(2,551||)|
|Amortization of deferred financing fees||(380||)||(334||)||(46||)|
|INCOME BEFORE TAX||12,204||9,966||2,238|
|Income tax provision||(62||)||(22||)||(40||)|
|Net income attributable to noncontrolling partner interest||(297||)||(277||)||(20||)|
|NET INCOME ATTRIBUTABLE TO RPT||11,845||9,667||2,178|
|Preferred share dividends||(1,675||)||(1,812||)||137|
|NET INCOME AVAILABLE TO COMMON SHAREHOLDERS||$||10,170||$||7,855||$||2,315|
|EARNINGS PER COMMON SHARE|
|WEIGHTED AVERAGE COMMON SHARES OUTSTANDING|
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|FUNDS FROM OPERATIONS|
|(In thousands, except per share data)|
|Three Months Ended|
|Net income available to common shareholders||$||10,170||$||7,855|
|Rental property depreciation and amortization expense||23,807||20,327|
|Pro-rata share of real estate depreciation from unconsolidated joint ventures||82||696|
|Gain on sale of depreciable real estate||(6,274||)||—|
|Gain on sale of joint venture depreciable real estate (1)||—||(2,239||)|
|Noncontrolling interest in Operating Partnership (2)||297||277|
|Preferred share dividends (assuming conversion)||1,675||1,812|
|FFO available to common shareholders||29,757||28,728|
|Gain on sale of land||(251||)||(3,196||)|
|Provision for impairment on land available for development or sale||—||2,521|
|Weighted average common shares||79,194||77,925|
|Shares issuable upon conversion of Operating Partnership Units (3)||2,001||2,247|
|Dilutive effect of securities||178||203|
|Shares issuable upon conversion of preferred shares||6,572||7,033|
|Weighted average equivalent shares outstanding, diluted||87,945||87,408|
|FFO, per diluted share||$||0.34||$||0.33|
|Operating FFO, per diluted share||$||0.34||$||0.32|
|Dividend per common share||$||0.21||$||0.20|
|Payout ratio - Operating FFO||61.8||%||62.5||%|
(1) Amount included in earnings from unconsolidated joint ventures.
(2) The total non-controlling interest reflects OP units convertible 1:1 into common shares.
(3) Series D convertible preferred shares are paid annual dividends of $6.7 million and are currently convertible into approximately 6.6 million shares of common stock. They are dilutive only when earnings or FFO exceed approximately $0.26 per diluted share per quarter, which was the case for FFO for the three months ended March 31, 2016 and 2015. The conversion ratio is subject to adjustment based upon a number of factors, and such adjustment could affect the dilutive impact of the Series D convertible preferred shares on FFO and earnings per share in future periods.
We consider funds from operations, also known as “FFO”, to be an appropriate supplemental measure of the financial performance of an equity REIT. Under the NAREIT definition, FFO represents net income (computed in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles), excluding gains (or losses) from sales of depreciable property and excluding impairment provisions on depreciable real estate or on investments in non-consolidated investees that are driven by measurable decreases in the fair value of depreciable real estate held by the investee, plus depreciation and amortization, (excluding amortization of financing costs). Adjustments for unconsolidated partnerships and joint ventures are calculated to reflect funds from operations on the same basis. Also, we consider “Operating FFO” a meaningful, additional measure of financial performance because it excludes acquisition costs and periodic items such as gains (or losses) from sales of land and impairment provisions on land available for development or sale, bargain purchase gains, and gains or losses on extinguishment of debt that are not adjusted under the current NAREIT definition of FFO. We provide a reconciliation of FFO to Operating FFO. FFO and Operating FFO should not be considered alternatives to GAAP net income available to common shareholders or as alternatives to cash flow as measures of liquidity. While we consider FFO and Operating FFO useful measures for reviewing our comparative operating and financial performance between periods or to compare our performance to different REITs, our computations of FFO and Operating FFO may differ from the computations utilized by other real estate companies, and therefore, may not be comparable.
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