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CBL & Associates Properties Reports Fourth Quarter 2012 Results

“We are progressing with our plan to achieve an investment grade rating by 2014, using our new unsecured lines of credit completed in the quarter to increase our pool of unencumbered assets. This will allow us to reduce our overall cost of capital over time. The sale of non-core office buildings in Greensboro, NC, in January and the $190 million refinancing on West County Center (St. Louis, MO), at a ten-year fixed-rate of 3.4%, combined with over $818 million of availability on our credit lines position us to improve our credit profile and provide sources for our continued growth.”

FFO allocable to common shareholders, as adjusted, for the fourth quarter of 2012 was $99,683,000, or $0.62 per diluted share, compared with $88,686,000, or $0.60 per diluted share, for the fourth quarter of 2011. FFO of the operating partnership, as adjusted, for the fourth quarter of 2012 was $117,968,000, compared with $113,802,000, for the fourth quarter 2011.

FFO allocable to common shareholders, as adjusted, for 2012 was $335,871,000, or $2.17 per diluted share, compared with $304,031,000 or $2.05 per diluted share for 2011. FFO of the operating partnership, as adjusted, for 2012 was $412,821,000, compared with $390,234,000, for 2011.

Net income attributable to common shareholders for the fourth quarter of 2012 was $52,356,000, or $0.33 per diluted share, compared with net income of $72,373,000, or $0.49 per diluted share for the fourth quarter of 2011.

Net income attributable to common shareholders for 2012 was $84,088,000, or $0.54 per diluted share, compared with net income of $91,560,000, or $0.62 per diluted share for 2011.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Portfolio same-center net operating income (“NOI”), excluding lease termination fees, for the quarter ended December 31, 2012, increased 2.2% compared with an increase of 0.6% for the prior-year period. Same-center NOI, excluding lease terminations fees, for the year ended December 31, 2012, increased 2.0% compared with an increase of 1.4% for the prior-year period.
  • Average gross rent per square foot on stabilized mall leases signed during the fourth quarter of 2012 for tenants 10,000 square feet or less increased 6.8% over the prior gross rent per square foot. Average gross rent per square foot on stabilized mall leases signed during 2012 for tenants 10,000 square feet or less increased 8.4% over the prior gross rent per square foot.
  • Same-store sales per square foot for mall tenants 10,000 square feet or less for stabilized malls for the year ended December 31, 2012, increased 3.6% to $346 per square foot compared with $334 per square foot in the prior-year period.
  • Consolidated and unconsolidated variable rate debt of $1,079,665,000, as of December 31, 2012, represented 10.9% of the total market capitalization for the Company, compared with 10.3% in the prior-year period, and 19.8% of the Company's share of total consolidated and unconsolidated debt, compared with 17.2% in the prior-year period.
  • Debt-to-total market capitalization was 54.7% as of December 31, 2012, compared with 59.7% as of December 31, 2011.

PORTFOLIO OCCUPANCY (1)

               
December 31, 2012
2012   2011
Portfolio occupancy 94.6% 93.6%
Mall portfolio 94.6% 94.1%
Stabilized malls 94.5% 94.2%
Non-stabilized malls (2) 100.0% 92.1%
Associated centers 95.1% 93.4%
Community centers 95.9% 91.5%
 

(1)

Occupancy statistics exclude Kirkwood Mall, which was acquired on December 27, 2012.

(2)

Represents occupancy for The Outlet Shoppes at Oklahoma City in 2012. Represents The Outlet Shoppes at Oklahoma City and Pearland Town Center in 2011.

 

ACQUISITIONS

In December 2012, CBL invested a total of $96.1 million, including the assumption of debt, to acquire interests in two enclosed regional malls, Kirkwood Mall and Imperial Valley Mall, in two separate transactions. CBL completed the acquisition of a 49% interest in Kirkwood Mall in Bismarck, ND and executed an agreement to acquire the remaining 51% interest. CBL anticipates closing on the remaining 51% interest within 90 days (subject to lender approval), including the assumption of a $40.4 million (at 100%) non-recourse loan secured by the property. The loan bears a fixed interest rate of 5.75% and matures in April 2018.

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