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CareTrust REIT Announces Second Quarter 2017 Operating Results

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif., Aug. 02, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CareTrust REIT, Inc. (NASDAQ:CTRE) reported today operating results for the second quarter of 2017, as well as other recent events.

During the quarter, CareTrust REIT:

  • Posted net income of $0.03, normalized FFO of $0.28 and normalized FAD of $0.30, all per diluted weighted-average common share;

  • Sold 3.4 million shares under its at-the-market equity offering program, raising $63.9 million of gross proceeds which were used to fund acquisitions and reduce borrowings under its $400 million revolving credit facility to zero as of quarter-end;

  • Invested approximately $35.8 million (inclusive of transaction costs) at a blended initial cash yield of 9.3%, including three skilled nursing facilities and one assisted living and memory care facility;

  • Issued $300 million of new 5.25% senior notes due 2025, the net proceeds of which were used to redeem CareTrust REIT’s existing $260 million 5.875% senior notes due 2021 and repay borrowings under the revolving credit facility; and

  • Reduced its debt-to-EBITDA ratio to 3.72x and its debt-to-enterprise value to 22%, each as of quarter-end.

Laying the Groundwork for Future Growth

Greg Stapley, CareTrust REIT’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, reported that the company made significant progress toward its long-term goals in the quarter. “We believe we have laid the groundwork for a solid second half of 2017, and a great start to 2018,” he said. “With our new 5.25% senior notes and our new $300 million at-the-market program, we have lowered our cost of capital, reduced the balance on our $400 million revolving credit line to zero, and significantly extended our debt maturity ladder,” he added.

He further reported that, in the quarter and since, CareTrust REIT completed $51.3 million in new acquisitions at a blended initial cash yield of 9.2%, investing in both existing and new tenant relationships. “Our continuously improving cost of capital has positioned us to be an even stronger player in an increasingly-active market for quality healthcare assets, and our current pipeline is the strongest it has ever been” he said. “That said, our team remains committed to our disciplined ‘operator-first’ investment approach, and we continue to be optimistic about CareTrust REIT’s ability to create long-term shareholder value,” he concluded.

Financial Results for the Quarter Ended June 30, 2017

Chief Financial Officer Bill Wagner reported that for the quarter, CareTrust REIT generated net income of $2.0 million, or $0.03 per diluted weighted-average common share, normalized FFO of $20.6 million, or $0.28 per diluted weighted-average common share, and normalized FAD of $21.7 million, or $0.30 per diluted weighted-average common share. He noted that the adjustments to net income in the quarter included one-time adjustments related to the refinancing of CareTrust REIT’s 5.875% senior notes, offset slightly by interest received and gain on the disposition of its preferred equity investment in a newly-constructed Colorado assisted living and memory care facility.

Capital Events and Liquidity

Discussing CareTrust REIT’s current liquidity, Mr. Wagner highlighted the company’s $300 million issuance of new 5.25% senior notes due 2025. “Through this issuance we were able to fully redeem our old 5.875% senior notes due 2021, thereby reducing our interest expense and extending our runway,” he said.

He also reported significant activity in the company’s new $300 million at-the-market equity offering program. During the quarter, CareTrust REIT issued approximately 3.4 million shares of common stock through the program at an average price of $18.82 per share, for $63.9 million in gross proceeds. "Our ATM continues to draw solid investor interest and provides an excellent source of liquidity to match-fund our small-to-medium sized transactions,” said Mr. Wagner.

Mr. Wagner further reported a zero outstanding balance under CareTrust REIT’s $400 million unsecured revolving credit facility at quarter-end, and noted that the revolving credit facility continues to remain undrawn at present. He added that CareTrust REIT’s debt-to-EBITDA ratio was approximately 3.72x, and its debt-to-enterprise value was 22%, each at quarter-end. He also noted that CareTrust REIT continues to have no property-level debt and, taking into account existing extension rights, no debt maturing before 2023.

2017 FFO and FAD Guidance Revised Upward

Updating CareTrust REIT's previously-issued 2017 earnings guidance, Mr. Wagner reported that, on a per-diluted weighted-average common share basis, CareTrust REIT expects net income of approximately $0.50 to $0.52. He also reported that, notwithstanding the significant equity issuances in the quarter, the company has increased its guidance ranges for normalized FFO to approximately $1.13 to $1.15, and for normalized FAD to approximately $1.19 to $1.21, both on a per-diluted weighted-average common share basis. This 2017 guidance assumes no new acquisitions beyond those made to date, no new debt incurrences or additional equity issuances, and no future CPI-based rent escalators under CareTrust REIT’s long-term net-leases beyond those made to date.

Dividend

During the quarter, CareTrust REIT declared a quarterly dividend of $0.185 per common share. “On an annualized basis, our quarterly dividend represents a payout ratio of approximately 65% based on the midpoint of our 2017 normalized FFO guidance,” said Mr. Wagner. “At this level, our dividend remains among the best-protected of all our industry peers, while giving us ample additional growth capital to reinvest and providing a solid overall return to our shareholders,” he added.

Conference Call

A conference call will be held on Thursday, August 3, at 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time (9:00 a.m. Pacific Time), during which CareTrust REIT’s management will discuss second quarter results, recent developments and other matters affecting CareTrust REIT’s business and prospects. The dial-in number for this call is (844) 220-4972 (U.S.) or (317) 973-4053 (International). The conference ID number is 61282740. To listen to the call online, or to view any financial or other statistical information required by SEC Regulation G, please visit the Investors section of the CareTrust REIT website at http://investor.caretrustreit.com. The call will be recorded, and will be available for replay via the website for 30 days following the call.

About CareTrust REITTM

CareTrust REIT, Inc. is a self-administered, publicly-traded real estate investment trust engaged in the ownership, acquisition and leasing of seniors housing and healthcare-related properties. With 164 net-leased healthcare properties and three operated seniors housing properties in 23 states, CareTrust REIT is pursuing opportunities across the nation to acquire properties that will be leased to a diverse group of local, regional and national seniors housing operators, healthcare services providers, and other healthcare-related businesses. More information about CareTrust REIT is available at www.caretrustreit.com.

Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995:

This press release contains, and the related conference call will include, forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements include all statements that are not historical statements of fact and statements regarding our intent, belief or expectations, including, but not limited to, statements regarding future financial and financing positions, business and acquisition strategies, growth prospects, operating and financial performance, expectations regarding the making of distributions, payment of dividends, compliance with and changes in governmental regulations, and the performance of our operators and their respective facilities.

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Information in this press release or the related conference call is provided as of June 30, 2017, unless specifically stated otherwise. We expressly disclaim any obligation to update or revise any information in this press release or the related conference call (and replays thereof), including forward-looking statements, whether to reflect any change in our expectations, any change in events, conditions or circumstances, or otherwise.

As used in this press release or the related conference call, unless the context requires otherwise, references to “CTRE,” “CareTrust REIT” or the “Company” refer to CareTrust REIT, Inc. and its consolidated subsidiaries. GAAP refers to generally accepted accounting principles in the United States of America.



CARETRUST REIT, INC.
CONSOLIDATED INCOME STATEMENTS
(in thousands, except per share amounts)
(unaudited)
Three Months Ended June 30, Six Months Ended June 30,
2017 2016 2017 2016
Revenues:
Rental income$28,511 $22,781 $55,850 $43,678
Tenant reimbursements2,389 1,929 4,710 3,726
Independent living facilities789 730 1,582 1,411
Interest and other income1,140 261 1,295 515
Total revenues32,829 25,701 63,437 49,330
Expenses:
Depreciation and amortization9,335 7,892 18,411 15,185
Interest expense6,219 5,440 12,098 11,301
Loss on the extinguishment of debt11,883 11,883 326
Property taxes2,389 1,929 4,710 3,726
Independent living facilities644 598 1,305 1,218
Impairment of real estate investment890 890
General and administrative2,977 2,211 5,367 4,441
Total expenses34,337 18,070 54,664 36,197
Other income:
Gain on disposition of other real estate investment3,538 3,538
Net income$2,030 $7,631 $12,311 $13,133
Earnings per common share:
Basic$0.03 $0.13 $0.17 $0.25
Diluted$0.03 $0.13 $0.17 $0.25
Weighted average shares outstanding:
Basic72,564 57,478 69,773 52,789
Diluted72,564 57,478 69,773 52,789
Dividends declared per common share$0.185 $0.17 $0.37 $0.34


CARETRUST REIT, INC.
RECONCILIATIONS OF NET INCOME TO NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES
(in thousands, except per share amounts)
(unaudited)
Three Months Ended June 30, Six Months Ended June 30,
2017 2016 2017 2016
Net income $2,030 $7,631 $12,311 $13,133
Depreciation and amortization 9,335 7,892 18,411 15,185
Interest expense 6,219 5,440 12,098 11,301
Amortization of stock-based compensation 600 437 1,136 868
EBITDA 18,184 21,400 43,956 40,487
Loss on the extinguishment of debt 11,883 11,883 326
Deferred preferred return (544) (544)
Impairment of real estate investment 890 890
Gain on disposition of other real estate investment (3,538) (3,538)
Normalized EBITDA $26,875 $21,400 $52,647 $40,813
Net income $2,030 $7,631 $12,311 $13,133
Real estate related depreciation and amortization 9,309 7,867 18,359 15,137
Impairment of real estate investment 890 890
Gain on disposition of other real estate investment (3,538) (3,538)
Funds from Operations (FFO) 8,691 15,498 28,022 28,270
Deferred preferred return (544) (544)
Effect of the senior unsecured notes payable redemption 12,475 12,475
Write-off of deferred financing fees 326
Normalized FFO $20,622 $15,498 $39,953 $28,596
Net income $2,030 $7,631 $12,311 $13,133
Real estate related depreciation and amortization 9,309 7,867 18,359 15,137
Amortization of deferred financing fees 529 561 1,090 1,117
Amortization of stock-based compensation 600 437 1,136 868
Straight-line rental income (43) (115)
Impairment of real estate investment 890 890
Gain on disposition of other real estate investment (3,538) (3,538)
Funds Available for Distribution (FAD) 9,777 16,496 30,133 30,255
Deferred preferred return (544) (544)
Effect of the senior unsecured notes payable redemption 12,475 12,475
Write-off of deferred financing fees 326
Normalized FAD $21,708 $16,496 $42,064 $30,581
FFO per share $0.12 $0.27 $0.40 $0.53
Normalized FFO per share $0.28 $0.27 $0.57 $0.54
FAD per share $0.13 $0.29 $0.43 $0.58
Normalized FAD per share $0.30 $0.29 $0.60 $0.58
Diluted weighted average shares outstanding [1] 72,803 57,667 69,984 52,954
[1] For the periods presented, the diluted weighted average shares have been calculated using the treasury stock method.


CARETRUST REIT, INC.
CONSOLIDATED INCOME STATEMENTS - 5 QUARTER TREND
(in thousands, except per share amounts)
(unaudited)
QuarterQuarterQuarterQuarterQuarter
EndedEndedEndedEndedEnded
June 30,
2016
September 30,
2016
December 31,
2016
March 31,
2017
June 30,
2017
Revenues:
Rental income$22,781 $24,179 $25,269 $27,339 $28,511
Tenant reimbursements1,929 2,089 2,031 2,321 2,389
Independent living facilities730 766 793 793 789
Interest and other income261 72 150 155 1,140
Total revenues25,701 27,106 28,243 30,608 32,829
Expenses:
Depreciation and amortization7,892 8,248 8,532 9,076 9,335
Interest expense5,440 5,743 5,829 5,879 6,219
Loss on the extinguishment of debt 11,883
Property taxes1,929 2,089 2,031 2,321 2,389
Independent living facilities598 708 623 661 644
Impairment of real estate investment 890
Acquisition costs 203 2
General and administrative2,211 2,283 2,573 2,390 2,977
Total expenses18,070 19,274 19,590 20,327 34,337
Other income (expense):
Loss on sale of real estate (265)
Gain on disposition of other real estate investment 3,538
Net income$7,631 $7,832 $8,388 $10,281 $2,030
Diluted earnings per common share$0.13 $0.13 $0.14 $0.15 $0.03
Diluted weighted average shares outstanding57,478 57,595 60,875 66,951 72,564


CARETRUST REIT, INC.
RECONCILIATIONS OF NET INCOME TO NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES - 5 QUARTER TREND
(in thousands, except per share amounts)
(unaudited)
QuarterQuarterQuarterQuarterQuarter
EndedEndedEndedEndedEnded
June 30,
2016
September 30,
2016
December 31,
2016
March 31,
2017
June 30,
2017
Net income$7,631 $7,832 $8,388 $10,281 $2,030
Depreciation and amortization7,892 8,248 8,532 9,076 9,335
Interest expense5,440 5,743 5,829 5,879 6,219
Amortization of stock-based compensation437 339 339 536 600
EBITDA21,400 22,162 23,088 25,772 18,184
Acquisition costs 203 2
Loss on sale of real estate 265
Loss on the extinguishment of debt 11,883
Deferred preferred return (544)
Impairment of real estate investment 890
Gain on disposition of other real estate investment (3,538)
Normalized EBITDA$21,400 $22,365 $23,355 $25,772 $26,875
Net income$7,631 $7,832 $8,388 $10,281 $2,030
Real estate related depreciation and amortization7,867 8,223 8,505 9,050 9,309
Loss on sale of real estate 265
Impairment of real estate investment 890
Gain on disposition of other real estate investment (3,538)
Funds from Operations (FFO)15,498 16,055 17,158 19,331 8,691
Acquisition costs 203 2
Deferred preferred return (544)
Effect of the senior unsecured notes payable redemption 12,475
Normalized FFO$15,498 $16,258 $17,160 $19,331 $20,622


CARETRUST REIT, INC.
RECONCILIATIONS OF NET INCOME TO NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES - 5 QUARTER TREND (continued)
(in thousands, except per share amounts)
(unaudited)
QuarterQuarterQuarterQuarterQuarter
EndedEndedEndedEndedEnded
June 30,
2016
September 30,
2016
December 31,
2016
March 31,
2017
June 30,
2017
Net income$7,631 $7,832 $8,388 $10,281 $2,030
Real estate related depreciation and amortization7,867 8,223 8,505 9,050 9,309
Amortization of deferred financing fees561 561 561 561 529
Amortization of stock-based compensation437 339 339 536 600
Straight-line rental income (78)(72)(72)(43)
Loss on sale of real estate 265
Impairment of real estate investment 890
Gain on disposition of other real estate investment (3,538)
Funds Available for Distribution (FAD)16,496 16,877 17,986 20,356 9,777
Acquisition costs 203 2
Deferred preferred return (544)
Effect of the senior unsecured notes payable redemption 12,475
Normalized FAD$16,496 $17,080 $17,988 $20,356 $21,708
FFO per share$0.27 $0.28 $0.28 $0.29 $0.12
Normalized FFO per share$0.27 $0.28 $0.28 $0.29 $0.28
FAD per share$0.29 $0.29 $0.29 $0.30 $0.13
Normalized FAD per share$0.29 $0.30 $0.29 $0.30 $0.30
Diluted weighted average shares outstanding [1]57,667 57,739 61,028 67,133 72,803
[1] For the periods presented, the diluted weighted average shares have been calculated using the treasury stock method.


CARETRUST REIT, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(in thousands)
June 30, 2017 December 31, 2016
(unaudited)
Assets
Real estate investments, net$972,832 $893,918
Other real estate investments5,192 13,872
Cash and cash equivalents35,066 7,500
Accounts and other receivables9,425 5,896
Prepaid expenses and other assets5,282 1,369
Deferred financing costs, net2,260 2,803
Total assets$1,030,057 $925,358
Liabilities and Equity
Senior unsecured notes payable, net$294,043 $255,294
Senior unsecured term loan, net99,469 99,422
Unsecured revolving credit facility 95,000
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities14,521 12,137
Dividends payable14,048 11,075
Total liabilities422,081 472,928
Equity:
Common stock755 648
Additional paid-in capital782,073 611,475
Cumulative distributions in excess of earnings(174,852) (159,693)
Total equity607,976 452,430
Total liabilities and equity$1,030,057 $925,358


CARETRUST REIT, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(in thousands)
(unaudited)
Six Months Ended June 30,
2017 2016
Cash flows from operating activities:
Net income$12,311 $13,133
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:
Depreciation and amortization (including a below market ground lease)18,419 15,191
Amortization of deferred financing costs1,131 1,117
Loss on extinguishment of debt11,883 326
Amortization of stock-based compensation1,136 868
Straight-line rental income(115)
Non-cash interest income(320) (515)
Interest income distribution from other real estate investment1,500
Impairment of real estate investment890
Change in operating assets and liabilities:
Accounts and other receivables(3,414) (1,743)
Prepaid expenses and other assets(311) (291)
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities1,791 27
Net cash provided by operating activities44,901
28,113
Cash flows from investing activities:
Acquisitions of real estate(96,641) (144,149)
Improvements to real estate(598) (170)
Purchases of equipment, furniture and fixtures(233) (89)
Sale of other real estate investment7,500
Escrow deposits for acquisitions of real estate(4,335)
Net cash used in investing activities(94,307) (144,408)
Cash flows from financing activities:
Proceeds from the issuance of common stock, net170,485 105,889
Proceeds from the issuance of senior unsecured notes payable300,000
Proceeds from the issuance of senior unsecured term loan 100,000
Borrowings under unsecured revolving credit facility63,000 115,000
Payments on senior unsecured notes payable(267,639)
Payments on unsecured revolving credit facility(158,000) (92,000)
Payments on the mortgage notes payable (95,022)
Payments of deferred financing costs(5,511) (1,332)
Net-settle adjustment on restricted stock(866) (515)
Dividends paid on common stock(24,497) (17,548)
Net cash provided by financing activities76,972 114,472
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents27,566 (1,823)
Cash and cash equivalents beginning of period7,500 11,467
Cash and cash equivalents end of period$35,066 $9,644


CARETRUST REIT, INC.
DEBT SUMMARY
(dollars in thousands)
(unaudited)
June 30, 2017
Interest Maturity % ofDeferred Net Carrying
DebtRate Date PrincipalPrincipalLoan Costs Value
Fixed Rate Debt
Senior unsecured notes payable5.250% 2025 $300,000 75.0%$(5,957) $294,043
Floating Rate Debt
Senior unsecured term loan3.176%[1]2023 100,000 25.0%(531) 99,469
Unsecured revolving credit facility2.976%[2]2020[3] 0.0% [4]
3.176% 100,000 25.0%(531) 99,469
Total Debt4.732% $400,000 100.0%$(6,488) $393,512
[1] Funds can be borrowed at applicable LIBOR plus 1.95% to 2.60% or at the Base Rate (as defined) plus 0.95% to 1.6%.
[2] Funds can be borrowed at applicable LIBOR plus 1.75% to 2.40% or the Base Rate (as defined) plus 0.75% to 1.4%.
[3] Maturity date assumes exercise of two 6-month extension options.
[4] Deferred financing fees are not shown net for the unsecured revolving credit facility and are included in assets on the balance sheet.


CARETRUST REIT, INC.
RECONCILIATIONS OF NET INCOME TO NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES
(shares in thousands)
(unaudited)
2017 Guidance
LowHigh
Net income$0.50 $0.52
Real estate related depreciation and amortization 0.51 0.51
Impairment of real estate investment 0.01 0.01
Gain on disposition of other real estate investment(0.05)(0.05)
Funds from Operations (FFO) 0.97 0.99
Deferred preferred return(0.01)(0.01)
Effect of the senior unsecured notes payable redemption 0.17 0.17
Normalized FFO$1.13 $1.15
Net income$0.50 $0.52
Real estate related depreciation and amortization 0.51 0.51
Amortization of deferred financing fees 0.03 0.03
Amortization of stock-based compensation 0.03 0.03
Straight-line rental income(0.00) (0.00)
Impairment of real estate investment 0.01 0.01
Gain on disposition of other real estate investment(0.05)(0.05)
Funds Available for Distribution (FAD) 1.03 1.05
Deferred preferred return(0.01)(0.01)
Effect of the senior unsecured notes payable redemption0.17 0.17
Normalized FAD$1.19 $1.21
Weighted average shares outstanding:
Diluted 72,959 72,959


Non-GAAP Financial Measures

EBITDA represents net income before interest expense (including amortization of deferred financing costs), amortization of stock-based compensation, and depreciation and amortization. Normalized EBITDA represents EBITDA as further adjusted to eliminate the impact of certain items that the Company does not consider indicative of core operating performance, such as real estate impairment charges, expensed acquisition costs, certain preferred returns, losses on the extinguishment of debt, and gains or losses from dispositions of real estate or other real estate. EBITDA and normalized EBITDA do not represent cash flows from operations or net income as defined by GAAP and should not be considered an alternative to those measures in evaluating the Company’s liquidity or operating performance. EBITDA and normalized EBITDA do not purport to be indicative of cash available to fund future cash requirements, including the Company’s ability to fund capital expenditures or make payments on its indebtedness. Further, the Company’s computation of EBITDA and normalized EBITDA may not be comparable to EBITDA and normalized EBITDA reported by other REITs.

Funds from Operations (“FFO”), as defined by the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (“NAREIT”), and Funds Available for Distribution (“FAD”) are important non-GAAP supplemental measures of operating performance for a REIT. Because the historical cost accounting convention used for real estate assets requires straight-line depreciation except on land, such accounting presentation implies that the value of real estate assets diminishes predictably over time. However, since real estate values have historically risen or fallen with market and other conditions, presentations of operating results for a REIT that uses historical cost accounting for depreciation could be less informative. Thus, NAREIT created FFO as a supplemental measure of operating performance for REITs that excludes historical cost depreciation and amortization, among other items, from net income, as defined by GAAP.

FFO is defined by NAREIT as net income computed in accordance with GAAP, excluding gains or losses from dispositions of real estate or other real estate, real estate depreciation and amortization and real estate impairment charges, and adjustments for unconsolidated partnerships and joint ventures. The Company computes FFO in accordance with NAREIT’s definition.

FAD is defined as FFO excluding non-cash income and expenses, such as amortization of stock-based compensation, amortization of deferred financing costs and the effects of straight-line rent. The Company considers FAD to be a useful supplemental measure to evaluate the Company’s operating results excluding these income and expense items to help investors, analysts and other interested parties compare the operating performance of the Company between periods or as compared to other companies on a more consistent basis.

In addition, the Company reports normalized FFO and normalized FAD, which adjust FFO and FAD for certain revenue and expense items that the Company does not believe are indicative of its ongoing operating results, such as written-off deferred financing fees, expensed acquisition costs, certain preferred returns, the effect of the senior unsecured notes payable redemption and other unanticipated charges. By excluding these items, investors, analysts and our management can compare normalized FFO and normalized FAD between periods more consistently.

While FFO, normalized FFO, FAD and normalized FAD are relevant and widely-used measures of operating performance among REITs, they do not represent cash flows from operations or net income as defined by GAAP and should not be considered an alternative to those measures in evaluating the Company’s liquidity or operating performance. FFO, normalized FFO, FAD and normalized FAD do not purport to be indicative of cash available to fund future cash requirements.

Further, the Company’s computation of FFO, normalized FFO, FAD and normalized FAD may not be comparable to FFO, normalized FFO, FAD and normalized FAD reported by other REITs that do not define FFO in accordance with the current NAREIT definition or that interpret the current NAREIT definition or define FAD differently than the Company does.

The Company believes that net income, as defined by GAAP, is the most appropriate earnings measure. The Company also believes that the use of EBITDA, normalized EBITDA, FFO, normalized FFO, FAD and normalized FAD, combined with the required GAAP presentations, improves the understanding of operating results of REITs among investors and makes comparisons of operating results among such companies more meaningful. The Company considers EBITDA and normalized EBITDA useful in understanding the Company’s operating results independent of its capital structure and indebtedness, thereby allowing for a more meaningful comparison of operating performance between periods and against other REITs. The Company considers FFO, normalized FFO, FAD and normalized FAD to be useful measures for reviewing comparative operating and financial performance because, by excluding gains or losses from real estate dispositions, impairment charges and real estate depreciation and amortization, and, for FAD and normalized FAD, by excluding non-cash income and expenses such as amortization of stock-based compensation, amortization of deferred financing costs, and the effects of straight-line rent, FFO, normalized FFO, FAD and normalized FAD can help investors compare the Company’s operating performance between periods and to other REITs.


CareTrust REIT, Inc. (949) 542-3130 ir@caretrustreit.com

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