Fourth Quarter 2012
Funds from operations, the generally accepted measure of operating performance for real estate investment trusts, totaled $46.9 million, or $0.61 per share, for the fourth quarter 2012, compared with $43.3 million, or $0.57 per share, for the fourth quarter 2011. Core FFO was also $0.61 per share for the quarter. (A reconciliation of net income available to common shareholders to FFO is provided at the end of this release.)
Net income available to common shareholders for the fourth quarter 2012 totaled $73.8 million, or $0.96 per share, compared with net income of $33.6 million, or $0.44 per share, for the same period 2011. The fourth quarter 2012 results included a gain on sale of real estate totaling $53.9 million or, $0.70 per share. The fourth quarter 2011 results included gains on sales of approximately $16.5 million, or $0.22 per share.
BRE’s fourth quarter year-over-year earnings and FFO results reflect the impact of the following during 2012: (1) increases in same-store property-level operating results over 2011 levels; (2) incremental NOI from acquired and newly completed properties in the last 24 months; and (3) a reduction in interest expense due to lower leverage levels and higher levels of capitalized interest; which were offset by (1) a higher level of outstanding shares from equity issued in 2011 and the first quarter of 2012 and (2) a reduction in NOI from properties sold in 2011 and 2012.12-Month Period Ended December 31, 2012 For the annual period, FFO totaled $168.9 million, or $2.19 per share, compared with $154.4 million, or $2.14 per share, for 2011. FFO for the annual period in 2012 includes a $15.0 million, or $0.195 per share, impairment charge for land held for sale recorded in the third quarter of 2012. FFO for the annual period in 2011 included: (1) acquisition-related expenses totaling $402,000, or $0.006 per share; and (2) a $3.8 million, or $0.05 per share, preferred stock redemption charge. Core FFO for 2012 was $2.39 per share compared to $2.20 per share in 2011.