Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust (NYSE:RPT) today announced its financial results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2012. Second Quarter Highlights: Shopping Center Operations
- Increased same-center net operating income 2.9% over the comparable quarter.
- Signed 80 leases encompassing 505,163 square feet achieving same-space rental growth of 4.7%.
- Increased core portfolio leased occupancy to 93.7%, compared to 93.2% as of March 31, 2012.
- Acquired four multi-anchored shopping centers in Colorado, Missouri, and Wisconsin for $108.3 million broadening the Company’s presence in targeted metropolitan markets.
- Sold/conveyed ownership interest in four shopping centers.
- Successfully completed a $73.2 million common share equity offering.
- Improved interest coverage ratio of 2.7x, compared to 2.2x for the same period in 2011.
- Net debt to market capitalization of 42.0%, compared to 44.7% for the same period in 2011.
Net Income (loss) available to common shareholders for the three months ended June 30, 2012 was $0.2 million or $0.00 per diluted share. Net income (loss) available to common shareholders for the six months ended June 30, 2012 was $(1.2) million or $(0.03) per diluted share. Net income (loss) available to common shareholders for the six months ended June 30, 2012 included a non-cash impairment charge, net of non-controlling partner interest, of $2.0 million related to an income producing property conveyed to the lender during the second quarter.Ramco-Gershenson reports FFO in accordance with the standards established by the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (“NAREIT”). A full definition of FFO is available in the Company’s financial and operating supplement. Operating Statistics As of June 30, 2012, the Company owned equity interests in 81 retail shopping centers and one office building consisting of 53 wholly-owned properties and 29 joint venture assets totaling 15.0 million square feet. At quarter-end, the Company’s core portfolio was 93.7% leased and its total portfolio, which includes redevelopment properties, was 92.3% leased. These statistics compare favorably to a core portfolio leased rate of 93.2% and a total portfolio leased rate of 91.6% at March 31, 2012. At quarter-end, the Company had 42 properties in its wholly-owned, same-center portfolio with occupancy of 93.3%, compared to 92.9% for the same period last year. Same-center net operating income for the wholly-owned portfolio increased 2.9% for the quarter and 3.1% for the six months ended June 30, 2012. During the quarter, the Company executed 80 lease transactions encompassing 505,163 square feet in its total portfolio achieving same-space rental growth of 4.7%. Capital Recycling During the quarter, the Company acquired four multi-anchored shopping centers in Colorado, Missouri, and Wisconsin for $108.3 million.
- Harvest Junction North and South are located in the metropolitan Boulder, Colorado area. Combined, the two shopping centers encompass 336,345 square feet and feature a noteworthy line up of national, creditworthy anchors, including Bed Bath & Beyond, Marshalls, Ross Dress for Less, DSW Shoe Warehouse, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Michaels, and Staples.
- Central Plaza is located in metropolitan St. Louis, Missouri. The 166,431 square foot center is anchored by Ross, Dress for Less, buybuy Baby, Office Max, and JoAnn Fabrics.
- Nagawaukee Shopping Center is located in the greater Milwaukee, Wisconsin area. The 113,617 square foot shopping center is anchored by a Kohl’s Department Store and shadow-anchored by a 60,000 square foot Sentry Supermarket.
Capital Markets/Balance SheetDuring the quarter, the Company completed a 6.3 million common share offering, which generated $73.2 million in net cash proceeds. The Company also issued 0.7 million common shares through its controlled equity offering program, generating net cash proceeds of $8.2 million. The Company used the net proceeds to fund a portion of the acquisition of four shopping centers located in Colorado, Missouri, and Wisconsin. Subsequent to quarter end, the Company closed a $360 million unsecured credit facility which replaced the Company’s previous $250 million facility. The new facility consists of a $240 million revolving line of credit with a four-year term and one-year extension option and a $120 million five-year term loan. The facility can be upsized to $450 million through an accordion feature. Borrowings under the new facility will bear interest at an annual rate of LIBOR plus 165 basis points subject to a pricing grid for changes in the company’s leverage. An existing $75 million interest rate swap that extends to 2016 hedges a portion of the term loan to a fixed rate of 2.9% based upon the current LIBOR-based pricing. At June 30, 2012, the Company’s total market capitalization equaled $1.2 billion, comprised of 49.4 million shares of common stock (or equivalents) valued at $621.5 million, two million shares of convertible perpetual preferred stock valued at $100.0 million and $521.5 million of debt and capital lease obligations, net of cash. The weighted-average term of the Company’s consolidated debt was approximately 5.3 years. At June 30, 2012, the Company’s ratio of net debt to total market capitalization was 42.0%, compared to 44.7% for the same period in 2011. Its net debt to EBITDA was 7.2x, compared to 7.1x at June 30, 2011. Development As previously announced, the Company commenced the development of Phase I of Parkway Shops, a 88,000 square foot development, in Jacksonville, Florida earlier this year. Phase I will be anchored by a 45,000 square foot Dick’s Sporting Goods and a 25,000 square foot Marshalls. During the second quarter, the Company signed leases with ULTA Beauty, Newk’s Deli and Signature Salon. As of June 30, 2012, the project is over 96% leased and is on schedule to open in the spring of 2013.
DividendOn July 2, 2012, the Company paid second quarter cash dividends of $0.16325 per common share (or equivalent) and $0.90625 per Series D convertible perpetual preferred share for the period from April 1, 2012 through June 30, 2012. The Company’s FFO payout ratio for the quarter was 62.8%. 2012 Guidance The Company has raised its 2012 FFO guidance to $0.97 to $1.03 per diluted share from its previous FFO guidance of $0.94 to $1.02 per diluted share. The Company’s revised 2012 guidance takes into consideration projected improvements in key operating statistics. These include a year-end portfolio leased occupancy rate of 93.5% to 94.5%, which was previously estimated to be 93.0% to 94.0% and an increase in same-center net operating income of 2.5% to 3.5%, which was previously projected to be 1.0% to 2.0%. Conference Call/Webcast Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust will host a live broadcast of its second quarter 2012 conference call on Wednesday, July 25, 2012, at 9:00 a.m. eastern time, to discuss its financial and operating results. The live broadcast will be available online at www.rgpt.com and www.investorcalendar.com and also by telephone at (877) 407-9205, no pass code. A replay will be available shortly after the call on the aforementioned websites (for ninety days) or by telephone at (877) 660-6853, (pass code-Acco unt #286, Conference ID # 396793), for one week. Supplemental Materials The Company’s supplemental financial package is available on its corporate web site at www.rgpt.com in the investor info section, SEC filings tab. If you wish to receive a copy via email, please send requests to firstname.lastname@example.org. About Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust (NYSE:RPT) is a fully integrated, self-administered, publicly-traded real estate investment trust (REIT) based in Farmington Hills, Michigan. The Company’s business is the ownership and management of multi-anchor shopping centers in strategic, quality of life markets throughout the Eastern, Midwestern and Central United States. At June 30, 2012, the Company owned and managed a portfolio of 81 shopping centers and one office building with approximately 15.0 million square feet of gross leasable area owned by the Company or its joint ventures. The properties are located in Michigan, Florida, Ohio, Georgia, Missouri, Colorado, Wisconsin, Illinois Indiana, New Jersey, Virginia, Maryland, and Tennessee. At June 30, 2012, the Company’s core operating portfolio was 93.7% leased. For additional information regarding Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust visit the Company's website at www.rgpt.com. This press release may contain forward-looking statements that represent the Company’s expectations and projections for the future. Management of Ramco-Gershenson believes the expectations reflected in any forward-looking statements made in this press release are based on reasonable assumptions. Certain factors could occur that might cause actual results to vary, including deterioration in national economic conditions, weakening of real estate markets, decreases in the availability of credit, increases in interest rates, adverse changes in the retail industry, our continuing to ability qualify as a REIT and other factors discussed in the Company’s reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
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|CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS|
|June 30, 2012 (Unaudited) and December 31, 2011|
|(In thousands, except per share amounts)|
|June 30,||December 31,|
|Income producing properties, at cost:|
|Buildings and improvements||915,704||863,763|
|Less accumulated depreciation and amortization||(222,537||)||(222,722||)|
|Income producing properties, net||846,649||774,186|
|Construction in progress and land held for development or sale||94,583||87,549|
|Net real estate||941,232||861,735|
|Equity investments in unconsolidated joint ventures||98,101||97,020|
|Cash and cash equivalents||4,191||12,155|
|Accounts receivable (net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $2,819 and $3,516 as of June 30, 2012 and December 31, 2011, respectively)||9,170||9,614|
|Other assets, net||73,965||59,236|
|LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY|
|Mortgages and notes payable:|
|Unsecured revolving credit facility||61,000||29,500|
|Unsecured term loan facilities||135,000||135,000|
|Junior subordinated notes||28,125||28,125|
|Total mortgages and notes payable||519,514||518,512|
|Capital lease obligation||6,184||6,341|
|Accounts payable and accrued expenses||21,068||18,663|
|Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust ("RPT") Shareholders' Equity:|
|Preferred shares, $0.01 par, 2,000 shares authorized: 7.25% Series D Cumulative Convertible Perpetual Preferred Shares, (stated at liquidation preference $50 per share), 2,000 shares issued and outstanding as of June 30, 2012 and December 31, 2011||$||100,000||$||100,000|
|Common shares of beneficial interest, $0.01 par, 60,000 shares authorized, 46,518 and 38,735 shares issued and outstanding as of June 30, 2012 and December 31, 2011, respectively||465||387|
|Additional paid-in capital||660,597||570,225|
|Accumulated distributions in excess of net income||(234,159||)||(218,888||)|
|Accumulated other comprehensive loss||(4,726||)||(2,649||)|
|TOTAL SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY ATTRIBUTABLE TO RPT||522,177||449,075|
|TOTAL SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY||552,944||481,174|
|TOTAL LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY||$||1,135,119||$||1,048,823|
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|CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS|
|(In thousands, except per share amounts)|
|Three Months Ended||Six Months Ended|
|June 30,||June 30,|
|Recovery income from tenants||7,649||6,984||15,444||14,218|
|Other property income||451||596||1,175||2,100|
|Management and other fee income||947||795||1,914||1,787|
|Real estate taxes||4,519||4,361||8,753||8,435|
|Recoverable operating expense||3,465||3,039||7,320||6,763|
|Other non-recoverable operating expense||584||659||1,274||1,322|
|Depreciation and amortization||9,755||8,785||18,376||17,072|
|General and administrative expense||4,878||4,864||9,756||9,920|
|INCOME BEFORE OTHER INCOME AND EXPENSES, TAX AND DISCONTINUED OPERATIONS||7,771||6,798||16,421||13,926|
|OTHER INCOME AND EXPENSES|
|Other income (expense), net||230||(201||)||117||(411||)|
|Gain on sale of real estate||-||30||69||186|
|Earnings from unconsolidated joint ventures||580||672||1,076||1,633|
|Amortization of deferred financing fees||(376||)||(473||)||(754||)||(1,095||)|
|Loss on early extinguishment of debt||-||(1,968||)||-||(1,968||)|
|INCOME (LOSS) FROM CONTINUING OPERATIONS BEFORE TAX||1,752||(1,733||)||3,850||(2,152||)|
|Income tax benefit (provision)||23||(831||)||(1||)||(890||)|
|INCOME (LOSS) FROM CONTINUING OPERATIONS||1,775||(2,564||)||3,849||(3,042||)|
|Gain on sale of real estate||72||8,420||336||8,420|
|Gain on early extinguishment of debt||307||-||307||-|
|Provision for impairment||-||-||(2,536||)||-|
|Income (loss) from discontinued operations||10||(327||)||156||(102||)|
|INCOME (LOSS) FROM DISCONTINUED OPERATIONS||389||8,093||(1,737||)||8,318|
|Net (income) loss attributable to noncontrolling partner interest||(185||)||(371||)||349||(350||)|
|NET INCOME ATTRIBUTABLE TO RPT||1,979||5,158||2,461||4,926|
|Preferred share dividends||(1,813||)||(1,619||)||(3,625||)||(1,619||)|
|NET INCOME (LOSS) AVAILABLE TO COMMON SHAREHOLDERS||$||166||$||3,539||$||(1,164||)||$||3,307|
|INCOME (LOSS) PER COMMON SHARE, BASIC|
|INCOME (LOSS) PER COMMON SHARE, DILUTED|
|WEIGHTED AVERAGE COMMON SHARES OUTSTANDING|
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|FUNDS FROM OPERATIONS|
|For the three and six months ended June 30, 2012 and 2011|
|(in thousands, except per share data)|
|Three Months Ended June 30,||Six Months Ended June 30,|
|Net income (loss) available to common shareholders||$||166||$||3,539||$||(1,164||)||$||3,307|
|Rental property depreciation and amortization expense||9,682||9,621||18,402||18,354|
|Pro-rata share of real estate depreciation from unconsolidated joint ventures||1,683||1,663||3,370||3,286|
|Gain on sale of depreciable real estate||(72||)||(6,210||)||(336||)||(6,210||)|
|Loss on sale of joint venture depreciable real estate (1)||18||-||18||-|
|Provision for impairment on income-producing properties (2)||-||-||1,976||-|
|Provision for impairment on joint venture income-producing properties (1)||50||-||50||-|
|Noncontrolling interest in Operating Partnership||118||374||117||357|
|FUNDS FROM OPERATIONS||$||11,645||$||8,987||$||22,433||$||19,094|
|Weighted average common shares||42,662||38,523||40,773||38,227|
|Shares issuable upon conversion of Operating Partnership Units||2,613||2,829||2,616||2,856|
|Dilutive effect of securities||317||305||312||313|
|WEIGHTED AVERAGE EQUIVALENT SHARES OUTSTANDING, DILUTED||45,592||41,657||43,701||41,396|
|FUNDS FROM OPERATIONS, PER DILUTED SHARE||$||0.26||$||0.22||$||0.52||$||0.47|
|Dividend per common share||$||0.16325||$||0.16325||$||0.32650||$||0.32650|
|Payout ratio - FFO||62.8||%||74.2||%||62.8||%||69.5||%|
|(1) Amount included in earnings from unconsolidated joint ventures.|
|(2) Amount represents RPT's proportionate share.|