Boston Properties, Inc. (NYSE: BXP), a real estate investment trust, reported results today for the first quarter ended March 31, 2014.
Funds from Operations (FFO) for the quarter ended March 31, 2014 were $183.8 million, or $1.20 per share basic and $1.20 per share diluted. This compares to FFO for the quarter ended March 31, 2013 of $160.6 million, or $1.06 per share basic and $1.06 per share diluted. The weighted average number of basic and diluted shares outstanding totaled 153,030,424 and 154,043,413, respectively, for the quarter ended March 31, 2014 and 151,645,578 and 153,259,143, respectively, for the quarter ended March 31, 2013.
The Company’s reported FFO of $1.20 per share diluted was less than the guidance previously provided of $1.21-$1.23 per share primarily due to increased utilities and snow removal expenses related to the cold winter for its assets located in the Northeast and a timing variance in its G&A expense. The Company’s revenue was in line with management’s expectations used in establishing the guidance range.
Net income available to common shareholders was $54.0 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2014, compared to $47.9 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2013. Net income available to common shareholders per share (EPS) for the quarter ended March 31, 2014 was $0.35 basic and $0.35 on a diluted basis. This compares to EPS for the first quarter of 2013 of $0.32 basic and $0.31 on a diluted basis.The reported results are unaudited and there can be no assurance that the results will not vary from the final information for the quarter ended March 31, 2014. In the opinion of management, all adjustments considered necessary for a fair presentation of these reported results have been made. As of March 31, 2014, the Company’s portfolio consisted of 175 properties, comprised primarily of Class A office space, one hotel, three residential properties and four retail properties, aggregating approximately 45.8 million square feet, including eight properties under construction totaling 4.0 million square feet. In addition, the Company has structured parking for vehicles containing approximately 15.7 million square feet. The overall percentage of leased space for the 163 properties in service (excluding the three in-service residential properties and the hotel) as of March 31, 2014 was 92.4%.
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