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Getty Realty Corp. Announces Financial Results For The Quarter Ended March 31, 2012

Conference Call Information:

Getty Realty Corp.’s First Quarter Earnings Conference Call is scheduled for tomorrow, Tuesday, May 8, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time. To participate in the conference call, please dial (719) 457-2674 ten minutes before the scheduled start time and reference pass code 6341628. If you cannot participate in the live event, a replay will be available on May 8, 2012 beginning at 12:00 noon Eastern Time through 12:00 noon Eastern Time, May 11, 2012. To access the replay, please dial (719) 457-0820 and reference pass code 6341628.

About Getty:

Getty Realty Corp. is the leading publicly-traded real estate investment trust in the United States specializing in ownership and leasing of convenience store/gas station properties and petroleum distribution terminals. The Company owns and leases approximately 1,145 properties nationwide.

Risk Factors:

For more information on the risks associated with the Company, including risks associated with the Company’s relationship with Marketing, see the disclosure under the caption “Risk Factors” in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2011, the Company’s subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and as updated by the Company’s subsequent periodic reports filed under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and the Company’s other filings made with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Forward Looking Statements:

CERTAIN STATEMENTS CONTAINED HEREIN MAY CONSTITUTE “FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS” WITHIN THE MEANING OF THE PRIVATE SECURITIES LITIGATION REFORM ACT OF 1995. WHEN THE WORDS “BELIEVES,” “EXPECTS,” “PLANS,” “PROJECTS,” “ESTIMATES”, “ANTICIPATES” AND SIMILAR EXPRESSIONS ARE USED, THEY IDENTIFY FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS. THESE FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS ARE BASED ON MANAGEMENT’S CURRENT BELIEFS AND ASSUMPTIONS AND INFORMATION CURRENTLY AVAILABLE TO MANAGEMENT AND INVOLVE KNOWN AND UNKNOWN RISKS, UNCERTAINTIES AND OTHER FACTORS WHICH MAY CAUSE THE ACTUAL RESULTS, PERFORMANCE OR ACHIEVEMENTS OF THE COMPANY TO BE MATERIALLY DIFFERENT FROM ANY FUTURE RESULTS, PERFORMANCE OR ACHIEVEMENTS EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED BY THESE FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS. STATEMENTS IN THIS ANNOUNCEMENT THAT ARE FORWARD-LOOKING INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO, STATEMENTS REGARDING THE NEW LONG-TERM TRIPLE-NET LEASES.

INFORMATION CONCERNING FACTORS THAT COULD CAUSE THE COMPANY’S ACTUAL RESULTS TO DIFFER MATERIALLY FROM THESE FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS CAN BE FOUND IN THE COMPANY’S PERIODIC REPORTS FILED WITH THE SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION. THE COMPANY UNDERTAKES NO OBLIGATION TO PUBLICLY RELEASE REVISIONS TO THESE FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS TO REFLECT FUTURE EVENTS OR CIRCUMSTANCES OR REFLECT THE OCCURRENCE OF UNANTICIPATED EVENTS.

 

GETTY REALTY CORP. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(in thousands, except share data)
(unaudited)
           
    March 31,   December 31,
      2012   2011
Assets:          
 
Real Estate:
Land $ 345,984 $ 345,473
Buildings and improvements   270,902     270,381  
616,886 615,854
Less – accumulated depreciation and amortization   (140,354 )   (137,117 )
Real estate, net 476,532 478,737
 
Net investment in direct financing leases 92,471 92,632

Deferred rent receivable (net of allowance of $24,574 as of March 31, 2012 and $25,630 as of December 31, 2011)

8,587 8,080
Cash and cash equivalents 16,087 7,698

Notes, mortgages and accounts receivable (net of allowance of $19,700 at March 31, 2012 and $9,480 at December 31, 2011)

32,627 36,083
Other assets   17,281     11,859  
Total assets $ 643,585   $ 635,089  
           
Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity:          
 
Borrowings under credit line $ 151,700 $ 147,700
Term loan 22,615 22,810
Environmental remediation costs 59,006 57,700
Accounts payable and accrued expenses   31,433     34,710  
Total liabilities 264,754 262,920
Commitments and contingencies
Shareholders' equity:

Common stock, par value $.01 per share; authorized 50,000,000 shares; issued 33,394,755 at March 31, 2012 and 33,394,395 at December 31, 2011

334 334
Paid-in capital 460,864 460,687
Dividends paid in excess of earnings   (82,367 )   (88,852 )
Total shareholders' equity   378,831     372,169  
Total liabilities and shareholders' equity $ 643,585   $ 635,089  
 

GETTY REALTY CORP. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(in thousands, except per share amounts)

(unaudited)

 
    Three months ended March 31,
    2012   2011
   
Revenues from rental properties $ 31,214 $ 24,945
Interest on notes and mortgages receivable   681     405  
Total revenues   31,895     25,350  
 
Operating expenses:
Rental property expenses 6,714 3,465
Impairment charges 360 994
Environmental expenses, net 573 1,127
General and administrative expenses 13,133 4,885
Depreciation and amortization expense   3,987     2,305  
Total operating expenses   24,767     12,776  
Operating income 7,128 12,574
 
Other income, net 333 6
Interest expense   (1,483 )   (1,319 )
Earnings from continuing operations 5,978 11,261
 
Discontinued operations:
Earnings from operating activities 12 57
Gains from dispositions of real estate   495     68  
Earnings from discontinued operations   507     125  
Net earnings $ 6,485   $ 11,386  
 
Basic and diluted earnings per common share:
Earnings from continuing operations $ .18 $ .35
Earnings from discontinued operations $ .02 $ -
Net earnings $ .19 $ .35
 
Weighted-average shares outstanding:
Basic 33,394 32,502
Stock options and restricted stock units       2  
Diluted   33,394     32,504  
 

GETTY REALTY CORP. AND SUBSIDIARIES
RECONCILIATION OF NET EARNINGS TO
FUNDS FROM OPERATIONS AND
ADJUSTED FUNDS FROM OPERATIONS
(in thousands, except per share amounts)
(unaudited)
     
    Three months ended March 31,
    2012   2011
Net earnings   $ 6,485   $ 11,386
 
Depreciation and amortization of real estate assets 3,987 2,325
Gains from dispositions of real estate (533 ) (68 )
Impairment charges   363     994  
Funds from operations 10,302 14,637
Revenue recognition adjustments (634 ) (230 )
Acquisition costs       1,986  
Adjusted funds from operations $ 9,668   $ 16,393  
 
Diluted per share amounts:
Earnings per share $ .19 $ .35
Funds from operations per share $ .31 $ .45
Adjusted funds from operations per share $ .29 $ .50
 
Diluted weighted average shares outstanding 33,394 32,504
 

In addition to measurements defined by accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“GAAP”), Getty also focuses on funds from operations (“FFO”) and adjusted funds from operations (“AFFO”) to measure its performance. FFO is generally considered to be an appropriate supplemental non-GAAP measure of the performance of REITs. In accordance with the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts’ modified guidance for reporting FFO, Getty has restated reporting of FFO for all periods presented to exclude non-cash impairment charges. FFO is defined by the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts as net earnings before depreciation and amortization of real estate assets, gains or losses on dispositions of real estate (including such non-FFO items reported in discontinued operations), non-cash impairment charges, extraordinary items and cumulative effect of accounting change. Other REITs may use definitions of FFO and/or AFFO that are different than Getty’s and; accordingly, may not be comparable. Beginning in 2011, Getty revised its definition of AFFO to exclude direct expensed costs related to property acquisitions and other unusual or infrequently occurring items.

FFO excludes various items such as gains or losses from property dispositions, depreciation and amortization of real estate assets and non-cash impairment charges. In Getty’s case, however, GAAP net earnings and FFO typically include the impact of the “Revenue Recognition Adjustments” comprised of deferred rental revenue (straight-line rental revenue), the net amortization of above-market and below-market leases and income recognized from direct financing leases on Getty’s recognition of revenues from rental properties, as offset by the impact of related collection reserves. GAAP net earnings and FFO from time to time may also include property acquisition costs or other unusual or infrequently recurring items. Deferred rental revenue results primarily from fixed rental increases scheduled under certain leases with Getty’s tenants. In accordance with GAAP, the aggregate minimum rent due over the current term of these leases are recognized on a straight-line (or average) basis rather than when payment is contractually due. The present value of the difference between the fair market rent and the contractual rent for in-place leases at the time properties are acquired is amortized into revenue from rental properties over the remaining lives of the in-place leases. Income from direct financing leases is recognized over the lease terms using the effective interest method which produces a constant periodic rate of return on the net investments in the leased properties. Property acquisition costs are expensed, generally in the period when properties are acquired, and are not reflective of normal operations. Other unusual or infrequently occurring items are not reflective of normal operations.

Getty pays particular attention to AFFO, a supplemental non-GAAP performance measure that Getty defines as FFO less Revenue Recognition Adjustments, property acquisition costs and other unusual or infrequently occurring items. In Getty’s view, AFFO provides a more accurate depiction than FFO of Getty’s fundamental operating performance related to: (i) the impact of scheduled rent increases from operating leases, net of related collection reserves; (ii) the rental revenue earned from acquired in-place leases; (iii) the impact of rent due from direct financing leases; (iv) Getty’s operating expenses (exclusive of direct expensed operating property acquisition costs); and (v) other unusual or infrequently occurring items. Neither FFO nor AFFO represent cash generated from operating activities calculated in accordance with GAAP and therefore these measures should not be considered an alternative for GAAP net earnings or as a measure of liquidity.

Copyright Business Wire 2010
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