During the second quarter, Camden issued 2,572,609 common shares through its at-the-market (“ATM”) share offering programs at an average price of $66.55 per share, for total net consideration of approximately $168.5 million. Subsequent to quarter-end, the Company issued an additional 938,380 common shares through its ATM program at an average price of $69.34 per share, for total net consideration of approximately $64.1 million. Year-to-date through July 2012, Camden has issued 4,215,234 common shares through its ATM programs at an average price of $66.73 per share, for total net consideration of approximately $276.9 million.
Camden updated its earnings guidance for 2012 based on its current and expected views of the apartment market and general economic conditions. Full-year 2012 FFO is expected to be $3.50 to $3.58 per diluted share, and full-year 2012 EPS is expected to be $1.94 to $2.02 per diluted share. Third quarter 2012 earnings guidance is $0.88 to $0.92 per diluted share for FFO and $0.30 to $0.34 per diluted share for EPS. Guidance for EPS excludes potential future gains on the sale of properties. Camden intends to update its earnings guidance to the market on a quarterly basis.The Company’s 2012 earnings guidance is based on projections of same property revenue growth between 5.5% and 6.5%, expense growth between 2.5% and 3.0%, and NOI growth between 7.5% and 8.5%. Additional information on the Company’s 2012 financial outlook and a reconciliation of expected net income attributable to common shareholders to expected FFO are included in the financial tables accompanying this press release. Conference Call The Company will hold a conference call on Friday, August 3, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. Central Time to review its second quarter 2012 results and discuss its outlook for future performance. To participate in the call, please dial (866) 843-0890 (Domestic) or (412) 317-9250 (International) by 10:50 a.m. Central Time and enter passcode: 7289205, or join the live webcast of the conference call by accessing the Investor Relations section of the Company’s website at camdenliving.com. Supplemental financial information is available in the Investor Relations section of the Company’s website under Earnings Releases or by calling Camden’s Investor Relations Department at (800) 922-6336. Forward-Looking Statements In addition to historical information, this press release contains forward-looking statements under the federal securities law. These statements are based on current expectations, estimates and projections about the industry and markets in which Camden operates, management's beliefs, and assumptions made by management. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve certain risks and uncertainties which are difficult to predict.