Home Properties Reports Third Quarter 2012 Results FFO Per Share Exceeds Wall Street's Mean Estimate by 4 Cents PR Newswire ROCHESTER, N.Y., Nov. 1, 2012 ROCHESTER, N.Y., Nov. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Home Properties, Inc. (NYSE: HME) today released financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2012. All results are reported on a dilutedbasis. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101026/NY89070LOGO ) "Home Properties benefited from positive fundamentals in the multifamily real estate sector during the third quarter of 2012, producing same-store net operating income growth of 8.3% compared to the prior year third quarter, which is the largest year-over-year third quarter increase since 2001," said EdwardJ.Pettinella, Home Properties President and CEO. "Increased rent growth, continued high occupancy, favorable expense control and strong results from recent acquisitions and new construction have contributed to excellent quarterly results." Earnings per share ("EPS") for the quarter ended September 30, 2012 was $0.71, compared to $0.20 for the quarter ended September 30, 2011. The $0.51 increase in EPS is primarily attributable to a $19.7 million gain on disposition of property combined with a $13.5 million increase in income from continuing operations from both the properties owned throughout 2011 and 2012 (the "Core" properties) and those acquired, developed, or redeveloped subsequent to January 1, 2011 (the "Non-Core" properties). For the quarter ended September 30, 2012, Funds From Operations ("FFO") was $67.3 million, or $1.09 per share, compared to $46.4 million, or $0.87 per share, for the quarter ended September 30, 2011, which equates to a 26.3% increase on a per-share basis. Third quarter 2012 FFO of $1.09 per share was $0.04 above the midpoint of the guidance range provided by management and the analysts' mean estimate, as reported by Thomson. A reconciliation of GAAP net income to FFO is included in the financial data accompanying this news release. Third Quarter Operating Results For the third quarter of 2012, same-property comparisons (for 111 Core properties containing 37,386 apartment units owned since January 1, 2011) reflected an increase in rental income of 4.2% and a 4.3% increase in total revenues compared to the same quarter a year ago. Netoperating income ("NOI") increased by 8.3% from the third quarter of 2011. Property level operating expenses decreased by 2.1% compared to the prior year quarter, primarily due to decreases in repairs and maintenance, personnel costs and property management general and administrative costs, which were partially offset by an increase in real estate taxes. Average physical occupancy for the Core properties was 95.5% during the third quarter in both 2012 and 2011. Average monthly rental rates of $1,240 in the 2012 third quarter represent a 3.9% increase compared to the year-ago period. On a sequential basis, compared to the 2012 second quarter results for Core properties, average monthly rental rates were up 1.4% in the third quarter of 2012. This increase was offset by a 0.9% seasonal decline in economic occupancy resulting in a 0.5% increase in rental income and total revenues. Expenses decreased 0.7% producing an NOI increase of 1.1%. Average physical occupancy decreased 0.7% to 95.5%. Physical occupancy for the 6,421 apartment units acquired/developed/redeveloped between January 1, 2011 and September 30, 2012 averaged 92.0% during the third quarter of 2012, at average monthly rents of $1,370. Year-to-Date Operating Results For the nine months ended September 30, 2012, same-property comparisons for the Core properties reflected an increase in total revenues of 4.6% and a decrease in total expense of 1.8% resulting in an 8.8% increase in NOI compared to the first nine months of 2011. Property level operating expenses in 2012 decreased, primarily due to lower electricity, natural gas heating costs, personnel and snow removal costs. These decreases were partially offset by increases in property insurance and real estate taxes. Average physical occupancy for the Core properties was 95.7% during the first nine months of 2012, up from 95.6% a year ago, with average monthly rental rates of $1,224, an increase of 4.4% over the prior year period. Acquisitions/Dispositions/Development There were no acquisitions of apartment communities in the third quarter of 2012. During the third quarter of 2012, the Company closed on two separate sale transactions, with a total of 424 units, for $41.2 million, producing approximately $40.1 million in net proceeds after closing costs. A gain on sale of approximately $19.7 million was recorded in the third quarter related to these sales. The two apartment communities sold were located in the Philadelphia and Baltimore regions. Subsequent to the end of the quarter, on October 11, 2012, the Company sold one property with 318 units in the Philadelphia region for $29.8 million, producing approximately $4.7 million in net proceeds after mortgage payoffs and closing costs. A gain on sale of approximately $15.9 million will be recorded in the fourth quarter of 2012 related to this sale. The weighted average historical cap rate for these three dispositions was 6.3%. During the third quarter, the Company fully completed the development of The Apartments at Cobblestone Square, located in Fredericksburg, Va. The property averaged 84.1% occupancy during the third quarter of 2012; and, as of October 31, 97.1% of the 314 units were occupied with 98.4% of the units leased. Capital Markets Activities As of September 30, 2012, the Company's ratio of debt-to-total market capitalization was 43.3% (based on a September 28, 2012 stock price of $61.27 used to determine equity value), with $128million outstanding on its $275 million revolving credit facility and $8.2 million of unrestricted cash on hand. Total debt of $2.9 billion was outstanding, at interest rates averaging 4.5% and with staggered maturities averaging five years. Approximately 85% of total indebtedness is at fixed rates. Interest coverage for the quarter was 3.1 times and the fixed charge ratio was 3.0 times. On May 14, 2012, the Company extended its At-The-Market (ATM) equity offering program, with authorization to sell up to 4.4 million common shares. During the third quarter, 1,272,225 shares were sold (including 10,100 shares with a settlement date in early October) at an average price of $63.61 generating gross proceeds of $80.9 million and net proceeds of $79.3 million. Year to date, the Company issued 1,970,824 shares at an average price of $62.64 generating gross proceeds of $123.5 million and net proceeds of $120.9 million. There are approximately 2.4 million common shares remaining under this program. Outlook Based on higher third quarter results than expected and higher results anticipated for the balance of the year, the Company has increased the midpoint of its prior FFO guidance by seven cents to $4.07 and the range of FFO per share to $4.05 to $4.09 from $3.96 to $4.04. This guidance range reflects management's current assessment of economic and market conditions, including a net one-half cent charge from the effect of Hurricane Sandy. Operating FFO has been increased by six cents to $4.11 at the midpoint with a range of $4.09 to $4.13. The difference between FFO and OFFO is due solely to expensed acquisition costs. Because projected acquisition costs are minimal, the guidance for the fourth quarter of 2012 for FFO and OFFO per share results is identical at a range from $1.02 to $1.06, which also includes the one-half cent reserve for Hurricane Sandy after taking into account various insurance coverages and deductibles. Dividend Declared The Company announced a regular cash dividend on the Company's common shares of $0.66per share for the quarter ended September 30, 2012. The dividend is payable on November 27, 2012 to shareholders of record on November 15, 2012 and is equivalent to an annualized rate of $2.64 per share. The current annual dividend represents a 4.42% yield based on the October 26, 2012 closing price of $59.70. Home Properties' common stock will begin trading ex-dividend on November 13, 2012. Supplemental Information The Company produces supplemental information that includes details regarding property operations, other income, acquisitions, sales, geographic market breakdown, debt and new development. The supplemental information is available via the Company's website through the "Investors" section or e-mail upon request. Third Quarter 2012 Earnings Conference Call The Company will conduct a conference call and simultaneous webcast tomorrow at 11:00AMET to review and comment on the information reported in this release. The webcast, which includes audio and a slide presentation, will be available, live at 11:00 AM and archived by 1:00 PM, through the "Investors" section home page of the website www.homeproperties.com. For live audio-only participation, please dial 800-913-1647 (International 212-231-2900). Fourth Quarter 2012 Earnings Release and Conference Call The Company's fourth quarter 2012 financial results are scheduled to be released after the stock market closes on Thursday, February 7, 2013. A conference call, which will be simultaneously webcast, is scheduled for Friday, February 8, 2013 at 11:00AM ET and will be accessible following the instructions for the current quarter's conference call. Fourth Quarter 2012 Conference/Event Schedule Home Properties' President and CEO, Edward J. Pettinella, is scheduled to participate in REITWorld®: NAREIT's Annual Convention for All Things REIT® in San Diego November 13-15. Any presentation and related materials will be available in the "Investors" section of www.homeproperties.com. This release contains forward-looking statements. Although the Company believes expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, it can give no assurance that its expectations will be achieved. Factors that may cause actual results to differ include general economic and local real estate conditions, weather and other conditions that might affect operating expenses, the timely completion of repositioning and new development activities within anticipated budgets, the actual pace of future acquisitions and dispositions, and continued access to capital to fund growth. Home Properties is a publicly traded multifamily real estate investment trust (REIT) that owns, operates, develops, acquires and rehabilitates apartment communities primarily in selected Northeast and Mid-Atlantic markets. An S&P 400 Company, Home Properties owns and operates 124 communities containing 43,489 apartment units. For more information, visit HomeProperties' website at www.homeproperties.com. HOME PROPERTIES, INC. SUMMARY OF OCCUPANCY AND PROPERTY OPERATING RESULTS Avg. Physical Third Quarter Results: Occupancy^(a) 3Q 2012 3Q 2012 vs. 3Q 2011 % Growth Average Monthly Base Rent/ Rental Total Total 3Q 2012 3Q 2011 Occ Unit Rates Revenue Expense NOI Core Properties^(b) 95.5% 95.5% $1,240 3.9% 4.3% (2.1%) 8.3% Non-Core 92.0% NA $1,370 NA NA NA NA Properties^(c) TOTAL PORTFOLIO 94.9% NA $1,259 NA NA NA NA Avg. Physical Year-To-Date Results: Occupancy^(a) YTD 2012 YTD 2012 vs. YTD 2011 % Growth Average Monthly Base YTD YTD Rent / Rental Total Total 2012 2011 Occ Unit Rates Revenue Expense NOI Core Properties^(b) 95.7% 95.6% $1,224 4.4% 4.6% (1.8%) 8.8% Non-Core 90.4% NA $1,404 NA NA NA NA Properties^(c) TOTAL PORTFOLIO 95.0% NA $1,246 NA NA NA NA Average physical occupancy is defined as total possible rental income, ^(a) net of vacancy expense, as a percentage of total possible rental income. Total possible rental income is determined by valuing occupied units at contract rates and vacant units at market rents. ^(b) Core Properties consist of 111 properties with 37,386 apartment units owned throughout 2011 and2012. Non-Core Properties consist of 14 properties with 6,421 apartment units acquired, developed, or redeveloped subsequent to January1, 2011, such ^(c) that full year comparable operating results are not available. Non-Core Properties excludes properties still under development where construction is not 100% complete. HOME PROPERTIES, INC. SUMMARY CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (in thousands, except per share data – Unaudited) Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended September 30 September 30 2012 2011 2012 2011 Rental income $ 155,335 $ 132,902 $ 448,331 $ 387,952 Property other income 12,654 10,517 39,785 35,017 Other income 32 25 63 94 Total revenues 168,021 143,444 488,179 423,063 Operating and maintenance 59,975 54,838 178,945 165,785 General and administrative 8,018 7,803 27,367 22,865 Interest 32,871 32,696 95,843 98,403 Depreciation and amortization 43,186 35,996 124,602 104,564 Other expenses 15 1,630 2,726 1,739 Total expenses 144,065 132,963 429,483 393,356 Income from continuing operations 23,956 10,481 58,696 29,707 Discontinued operations Income from discontinued 466 277 1,216 920 operations Gain on disposition of 19,667 - 19,667 - property Discontinued operations 20,133 277 20,883 920 Net income 44,089 10,758 79,579 30,627 Net income attributable to (7,676) (2,250) (14,051) (6,700) noncontrolling interest Net income attributable to common $ 36,413 $ 8,508 $ 65,528 $ 23,927 stockholders Reconciliation from net income attributable to common stockholders to Funds From Operations: Net income available to common $ 36,413 $ 8,508 $ 65,528 $ 23,927 stockholders Real property depreciation and 42,863 35,625 123,442 103,493 amortization Noncontrolling interest 7,676 2,250 14,051 6,700 Gain on disposition of property (19,667) - (19,667) - $ 67,285 $ 46,383 $ 183,354 $ 134,120 FFO - basic and diluted ^(1) Pursuant to the updated guidance for Funds From Operations provided by the Board of Governors of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts ("NAREIT"), FFO is defined as net income (computed in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United ^(1) States of America ("GAAP")) excluding gains or losses from disposition of property, impairment write-downs of depreciable real estate, noncontrolling interest and extraordinary items plus depreciation from real property. The Company believes all adjustments not specifically provided for are consistent with the definition. Other similarly titled measures may not be calculated in the same manner. HOME PROPERTIES, INC. SUMMARY CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (in thousands, except per share data – Unaudited) Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended September 30 September 30 2012 2011 2012 2011 FFO – basic and diluted $ 67,285 $ 46,383 $ 183,354 $ 134,120 FFO – basic and diluted $ 67,285 $ 46,383 $ 183,354 $ 134,120 Acquisition costs of closed deals 15 1,630 2,726 1,739 included in other expenses Operating FFO ^(2) $ 67,300 $ 48,013 $ 186,080 $ 135,859 FFO – basic and diluted $ 67,285 $ 46,383 $ 183,354 $ 134,120 Recurring non-revenue generating (9,363) (7,973) (27,285) (23,550) capital expenses Addback of non-cash interest expense - 553 - 1,639 AFFO ^ (3) $ 57,922 $ 38,963 $ 156,069 $ 112,209 Operating FFO $ 67,300 $ 48,013 $ 186,080 $ 135,859 Recurring non-revenue generating (9,363) (7,973) (27,285) (23,550) capital expenses Addback of non-cash interest expense - 553 - 1,639 Operating AFFO ^ (2) (3) $ 57,937 $ 40,593 $ 158,795 $ 113,948 Weighted average shares/units outstanding: Shares – basic 50,255.2 41,707.7 49,218.7 39,743.3 Shares – diluted 50,934.2 42,531.0 49,848.4 40,462.5 Shares/units – basic ^(4) 60,868.0 52,767.7 59,873.9 50,910.7 Shares/units – diluted ^(4) 61,547.0 53,591.1 60,503.6 51,630.0 Per share/unit: Net income – basic $0.72 $0.20 $1.33 $0.60 Net income – diluted $0.71 $0.20 $1.31 $0.59 FFO – basic $1.11 $0.88 $3.06 $2.63 FFO – diluted $1.09 $0.87 $3.03 $2.60 Operating FFO ^ (2) $1.09 $0.90 $3.08 $2.63 AFFO ^(3) $0.94 $0.73 $2.58 $2.17 Operating AFFO ^ (2) (3) $0.94 $0.76 $2.62 $2.21 Common Dividend paid $0.66 $0.62 $1.98 $1.86 Operating FFO is defined as FFO as computed in accordance with NAREIT ^(2) definition, adjusted for the add back of acquisition costs on closed deals. Adjusted Funds From Operations ("AFFO") is defined as gross FFO less an annual reserve for anticipated recurring, non-revenue generating capitalized costs of $848 and $800 per apartment unit in 2012 and 2011, ^(3) respectively. Non-cash interest expense of the exchangeable senior notes in accordance with ASC 470-20 (formerly APB14-1) has been added back for 2011. The resulting sum is divided by the weighted average shares/units on a diluted basis to arrive at AFFO per share/unit. Basic includes common stock outstanding plus operating partnership ^(4) units in Home Properties, L.P., which can be converted into shares of common stock. Diluted includes additional common stock equivalents. HOME PROPERTIES, INC. SUMMARY CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (in thousands - Unaudited) September 30, 2012 December 31, 2011 Land $ 799,272 $ 721,542 Construction in progress 64,655 64,201 Buildings, improvements and equipment 4,606,058 4,256,581 5,469,985 5,042,324 Accumulated depreciation (1,094,705) (983,759) Real estate, net 4,375,280 4,058,565 Cash and cash equivalents 8,195 8,297 Cash in escrows 74,207 32,604 Accounts receivable 10,288 12,142 Prepaid expenses 23,490 15,994 Deferred charges 14,230 16,322 Other assets 12,058 9,282 Total assets $ 4,517,748 $ 4,153,206 Mortgage notes payable $ 2,208,427 $ 2,260,836 Unsecured notes payable 550,000 400,000 Unsecured line of credit 128,000 2,500 Accounts payable 29,829 20,953 Accrued interest payable 12,239 10,286 Accrued expenses and other liabilities 32,273 29,474 Security deposits 19,789 19,513 Total liabilities 2,980,557 2,743,562 Common stockholders' equity 1,274,554 1,153,668 Noncontrolling interest 262,637 255,976 Total equity 1,537,191 1,409,644 Total liabilities and equity $ 4,517,748 $ 4,153,206 Total shares/units outstanding: Common stock 51,234.4 48,321.3 Operating partnership units 10,591.1 10,739.8 61,825.5 59,061.1 SOURCE Home Properties, Inc. Website: http://www.homeproperties.com Contact: David P. Gardner, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, +1-585-246-4113; or Charis W. Warshof, Vice President, Investor Relations, +1-585-295-4237
Home Properties Reports Third Quarter 2012 Results
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