Corporate Office Properties Trust (COPT or the Company) (NYSE: OFC) announced financial and operating results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2013.
“We had a strong second quarter and are on-track to exceed our leasing objectives for the year,” stated Roger A. Waesche, Jr., COPT’s President & Chief Executive Officer. “In light of the sequestration cuts kicking in on March 1 of this calendar year, we are particularly pleased with the strong level of development leasing we have achieved,” he added.
Diluted earnings per share (EPS) was ($0.16) for the quarter ended June 30, 2013 as compared to $0.10 in the second quarter of 2012. Diluted funds from operations per share (FFOPS), as adjusted for comparability, was $0.52 for the second quarter ended June 30, 2013, which represented a 3.7% decrease from the $0.54 reported for the second quarter of 2012. Adjustments for comparability encompass items such as acquisition costs, impairment losses and gains on non-operating properties, gains (losses) on early extinguishment of debt, derivative losses and write-offs of original issuance costs for redeemed preferred stock. Please refer to the reconciliation tables that appear later in this press release. Per NAREIT’s definition, FFOPS for the second quarter of 2013 was $0.25 versus $0.54 reported in the second quarter of 2012.Operating Performance: Portfolio Summary – At June 30, 2013, the Company’s consolidated portfolio of 210 operating office properties totaled 19.0 million square feet. The weighted average remaining lease term for the portfolio was 4.3 years and the average rental rate (including tenant reimbursements) was $28.21 per square foot. The Company’s consolidated portfolio was 88.2% occupied and 90.0% leased as of June 30, 2013. Same Office Performance – The Company’s same office portfolio excludes properties identified for eventual sale, including those in its Strategic Reallocation Plan. For the quarter ended June 30, 2013, COPT’s same office portfolio represents 86% of the rentable square feet of the portfolio and consists of 182 properties. For the second quarter ended June 30, 2013, the Company’s same office property cash NOI, excluding gross lease termination fees, increased 1.6% as compared to the second quarter ended 2012. Including gross lease termination fees, same office property cash NOI for the second quarter ended June 30, 2013 increased 3.5% over the same period in 2012. The Company’s same office portfolio occupancy was 89.4% at the end of the second quarter of 2013, up 20 basis points from March 31, 2013.