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PS Business Parks, Inc. Reports Results For The Second Quarter Ended June 30, 2012

Stocks in this article: PSB

In connection with the Series H, I and N redemptions, the Company reported the excess of the redemption amount over the carrying amount of $8.2 million, representing the original issuance costs, as a reduction of net income allocable to common shareholders and unit holders for the three months ended June 30, 2012.

Property Acquisition

On July 24, 2012, the Company acquired a 958,000 square foot industrial park consisting of eight single-story buildings located in Kent Valley, Washington, for a purchase price of $37.6 million. The park was 52.3% occupied at the time of acquisition.

Financial Condition

The following are key financial ratios with respect to the Company’s leverage at and for the three months ended June 30, 2012:

               
Ratio of FFO to fixed charges (1) 10.7x
Ratio of FFO to fixed charges and preferred distributions (1) 3.0x

Debt and preferred equity to total market capitalization (based on common stock price of $67.72 at June 30, 2012)

38.0%
Available balance under the $250.0 million unsecured credit facility at June 30, 2012 $250.0 million
 
      (1)     Fixed charges include interest expense of $5.2 million.
 

Distributions Declared

The Board of Directors declared a quarterly dividend of $0.44 per common share on July 30, 2012. Distributions were also declared on the various series of depositary shares, each representing 1/1,000 of a share of preferred stock listed below. Distributions are payable September 27, 2012 to shareholders of record on September 12, 2012.

                                   

Series

Dividend Rate

Dividend Declared

Series P 6.700 % $ 0.418750
Series R 6.875 % $ 0.429688
Series S 6.450 % $ 0.403125
Series T 6.000 % $ 0.375000
 

Company Information

PS Business Parks, Inc., a member of the S&P SmallCap 600, is a self-advised and self-managed real estate investment trust (“REIT”) that acquires, develops, owns and operates commercial properties, primarily multi-tenant flex, office and industrial space. The Company defines “flex” space as buildings that are configured with a combination of office and warehouse space and can be designed to fit a number of uses (including office, assembly, showroom, laboratory, light manufacturing and warehouse space). As of June 30, 2012, the Company wholly owned 27.2 million rentable square feet with approximately 4,500 customers located in eight states, concentrated in California (11.1 million sq. ft.), Virginia (4.2 million sq. ft.), Florida (3.7 million sq. ft.), Texas (3.3 million sq. ft.), Maryland (2.4 million sq. ft.), Oregon (1.3 million sq. ft.), Arizona (0.7 million sq. ft.) and Washington (0.5 million sq. ft.).

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