Winthrop Realty Trust Announces Results for Third Quarter 2013 ~Reports FFO of $0.51 Per Common Share ~ ~Reports Earnings of $0.27 Per Common Share~ Declares Fourth Quarter 2013 Dividends BOSTON, Nov. 7, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Winthrop Realty Trust (NYSE:FUR), a leading real estate value investor, today announced financial and operating results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2013. All per share amounts are on a diluted basis. Financial Results Three Months Ended September 30, 2013 Net income applicable to common shares for the quarter ended September 30, 2013 was $8.8 million or $0.27 per common share as compared with net income of $12.3 million or $0.37 per common share for the quarter ended September 30, 2012. For the quarter ended September 30, 2013, Winthrop reported Funds from Operations ("FFO") applicable to common shares of $17.1 million or $0.51 per common share as compared with FFO of $19.3 million or $0.58 per common share for the third quarter of 2012. Nine Months Ended September 30, 2013 Net income applicable to common shares for the nine months ended September 30, 2013 was $25.3 million or $0.76 per common share as compared with net income of $20.2 million or $0.61 per common share for the same period ended September 30, 2012. FFO for the nine months ended September 30, 2013 was $37.5 million or $1.13 per common share as compared with FFO of $41.5 million, or $1.25 per common share for the nine months ended September 30, 2012. Net Asset Value as of September 30, 2013 and Performance Table Winthrop's estimated range of net asset value per common share ("NAV") at September 30, 2013 was $12.98 to $14.29 as compared to $13.02 to $15.37 at June 30, 2013. The decline in NAV reflects the additional common shares issued in September 2013. Winthrop's quarterly supplemental report contains an investment performance table that presents the internal rate of return for each investment made and sold or otherwise liquidated since January 1, 2008. The pooled weighted internal rate of return on these investments is 31%. Details regarding the methodology used to calculate the internal rate of return and the net asset value as well as financial results, properties and tenants can be accessed in the quarterly supplemental report at www.winthropreit.com in the Investor Relations section. 2013 Third Quarter Activity and Subsequent Events Third Quarter *Agreed to increase its financial commitment to the 701 Seventh Avenue, New York Times Square venture from $68.0 million up to $120.0 million and to participate in the future hotel development. In connection with this increased commitment, Winthrop contributed an additional $22.1 million to the venture. To date, Winthrop has contributed $52.8 million to the venture, reducing Winthrop's future funding commitment to $67.2 million. *Acquired the 50% interest in the mezzanine loan indirectly secured by the property located at One South State Street, Chicago, Illinois that was held by Winthrop's venture partner for $30.0 million.Winthrop now holds 100% of the mezzanine loan that has an outstanding balance of principal and accrued interest of approximately $56.2 million and bears interest at 15% per annum.Both Winthrop and its partner, through a joint venture, continue to each hold an approximately 35% equity interest in the venture that holds the property ("Sullivan JV"). *Received payments of approximately $5.6 million on its Queensridge Tower loan from the sale of several of the Queensridge condominium units. *Sold the One Riverwalk property located in San Antonio, Texas owned by Winthrop's CDH CDO venture.After satisfying the existing third party debt, Winthrop received net proceeds of approximately $4.4 million. *Sold its Seabrook, Texas property to an independent third party for gross sale proceeds of $3.3 million, resulting in net proceeds of approximately $3.2 million, an amount in excess of Winthrop's most recent net asset value range for the property of $2.556 million to $2.875 million. *Sold its Denton, Texas property to an independent third party for a gross sales price of $1.85 million, resulting in net proceeds of approximately $1.7 million.Winthrop's most recent net asset value range for this property was $1.725 million to $1.913 million. *Concord CDO satisfied its leverage ratio tests and, as a result, again began making distributions to Concord CDO's junior tranches of bonds and its equity holder, CDH CDO LLC, a venture in which Winthrop holds a 49% interest. *Extended the triple net lease with Ingram Micro, the tenant occupying all 200,000 square feet of office space at Winthrop's Amherst, New York property, through October 31, 2023 and repaid the $15.0 million debt collateralized by the property. *Received proceeds of $13.3 million on an investment of $10.8 million from the payoff at par of the loan held in its 33.3% owned Metrotech venture, resulting in a 38% IRR. *Closed a public offering of 2.75 million common shares at a price of $11.45 per common share, before underwriter's discounts.Winthrop received net proceeds of approximately $30.0 million after underwriter's discounts and offering expenses. Subsequent Events *Acquired four recently constructed Class A luxury high rise apartment buildings containing an aggregate of 761 units for a purchase price of $246.0 million (the "Portfolio Acquisition"). The properties are located in Phoenix, Arizona; San Pedro, California; Stamford, Connecticut; and Houston, Texas. All of the properties were designed and constructed to condominium standards. *Subsequent to closing, a subsidiary of New Valley, LLC contributed approximately $16.4 million to the entity that acquired the properties in exchange for an approximately 16.3% interest in such entity. Winthrop retained the remaining 83.7% interest. *Obtained in connection with the Portfolio Acquisition a $150.0 million loan that bears interest at a rate of LIBOR plus 200 basis points (subject to adjustment), requires payments of interest only and has an initial term of three years with two, one-year extensions. *Refinanced the existing $110.6 million mortgage loan made to the Sullivan JV which was secured by the 942,000 square foot office and retail property located at One South State Street, in downtown Chicago, Illinois that bore interest at 11% per annum.The new $113.5 million loan bears interest at a rate of 3.95% per annum, requires payments of interest only and matures November 2018. *Acquired through an 80% owned venture, a 184-unit garden apartment complex originally built in 1984 known as Summit Pointe Apartments located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.Winthrop contributed approximately $4.9 million to the venture.Pursuant to the terms of the venture agreement, Winthrop will hold a preferred equity interest which entitles Winthrop to an 8% preferred return from cash flow and, upon disposition of the property, a minimum preferred return equal to a 12% IRR. *Received a partial repayment of $6.3 million on its $6.5 million preferred equity investment in the venture that acquired a 62,150 square foot office building in Sorrento Mesa (San Diego), California. Winthrop retains the balance of its preferred investment along with a 50% equity interest in the property. Fourth Quarter 2013 Dividend Declarations The Company's Board of Trustees is declaring a regular quarterly cash dividend for the fourth quarter of 2013 of $0.1625 per common share payable on January 15, 2014 to common shareholders of record on December 31, 2013. The Company's Board of Trustees is also declaring a regular quarterly cash dividend for the fourth quarter of 2013 of $0.578125 per Series D preferred share payable on December 31, 2013 to Series D preferred shareholders of record on December 13, 2013. Conference Call Information The Company will host a conference call to discuss its third quarter 2013 results today, Thursday, November 7, 2013 at 12:00 pm Eastern Time.Interested parties may access the live call by dialing (877) 407-9205 or (201) 689-8054, or via the Internet at www.winthropreit.com within the News and Events section. An online replay will be available for one year.A replay of the call will be available through December 6, 2013 by dialing (877) 660-6853; account #286, confirmation #420064. About Winthrop Realty Trust Winthrop Realty Trust, headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, is a NYSE-listed real estate investment trust (REIT) focused on acquiring, owning, operating and investing in real property as well as real estate collateralized debt, REIT preferred and common stock.For more information, please visit our web-site at www.winthropreit.com. Forward-Looking Statements "Safe Harbor" Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.The statements in this release state the Company's and management's hopes, intentions, beliefs, expectations or projections of the future and are forward-looking statements for which the Company claims the protections of the safe harbor for forward-looking statements under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.It is important to note that future events and the Company's actual results could differ materially from those described in or contemplated by such forward-looking statements.Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from current expectations include, but are not limited to, (i) general economic conditions, (ii) the inability of major tenants to continue paying their rent obligations due to bankruptcy, insolvency or general downturn in their business, (iii) local real estate conditions, (iv) increases in interest rates, (v) increases in operating costs and real estate taxes, (vi) changes in accessibility of debt and equity capital markets and (vii) defaults by borrowers on loans.Additional information concerning factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those forward-looking statements is contained from time to time in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, copies of which may be obtained from the Company or the Securities and Exchange Commission.The Company refers you to the documents filed by the Company from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission, specifically the section titled "Risk Factors" in the Company's most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K, as may be updated or supplemented in the Company's Form 10-Q filings, which discuss these and other factors that could adversely affect the Company's results. Financial Results Financial results for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2013 and 2012 are as follows (in thousands except per share amounts): For the Three Months For the Nine Months Ended September 30, Ended September 30, 2013 2012 2013 2012 (Unaudited) (Unaudited) Revenue Rents and reimbursements $15,099 $12,224 $45,026 $35,022 Interest,dividends and discount 3,917 3,722 13,545 15,018 accretion 19,016 15,946 58,571 50,040 Expenses Property operating 5,272 3,335 14,697 10,643 Real estate taxes 1,705 1,160 4,184 3,116 Depreciation and amortization 4,923 4,416 14,703 11,623 Interest 5,435 4,416 18,175 11,560 General and administrative 1,113 782 3,058 2,447 Related party fees 2,309 2,316 6,866 6,641 Transaction costs 106 30 158 335 State and local taxes 85 64 227 211 20,948 16,519 62,068 46,576 Other income (loss) Equity in income of equity 13,856 12,809 26,249 14,051 investments Earnings from preferred equity 189 -- 576 -- investments Realized gain (loss) on sale of (31) -- (133) 41 securities carried at fair value Unrealized gain (loss) on securities -- 3,113 (142) 7,254 carried at fair value Unrealized gain on loan securities -- 371 215 447 carried at fair value Settlement expense (16) -- (150) -- Interest income 101 242 286 433 14,099 16,535 26,901 22,226 Income from continuing operations 12,167 15,962 23,404 25,690 Discontinued operations (Loss) income from discontinued (1,434) 85 8,025 594 operations Net income 10,733 16,047 31,429 26,284 Net loss (income) attributable to 995 (939) 2,419 435 non-controlling interests Net income attributable to Winthrop 11,728 15,108 33,848 26,719 Realty Trust Preferred dividends on Series D (2,787) (2,786) (8,360) (6,498) Preferred Shares Amount allocated to restricted shares (106) -- (235) -- Net income attributable to Common $8,835 $12,322 $25,253 $20,221 Shares Per Common Share Data – Basic Income from continuing operations $0.31 $0.37 $0.52 $0.59 Income (loss) from discontinued (0.04) -- 0.24 0.02 operations Net income attributable to Winthrop $0.27 $0.37 $0.76 $0.61 Realty Trust Per Common Share Data – Diluted Income from continuing operations $0.31 $0.37 $0.52 $0.59 Income (loss) from discontinued (0.04) -- 0.24 0.02 operations Net income attributable to Winthrop $ 0.27 $0.37 $0.76 $0.61 Realty Trust Basic Weighted-Average Common Shares 33,076 33,075 33,047 33,064 Diluted Weighted-Average Common 33,148 33,076 33,089 33,064 Shares Comprehensive income Net income $10,733 $16,047 $31,429 $26,284 Change in unrealized loss on interest (150) (16) (20) (73) rate derivative Consolidated comprehensive income 10,583 16,031 31,409 26,211 Net loss (income) attributable to 995 (939) 2,419 435 non-controlling interest Other comprehensive income attributable to non-controlling -- -- -- -- interest Comprehensive loss (income) attributable to non-controlling 995 (939) 2,419 435 interest Comprehensive income attributable to $11,578 $15,092 $33,828 $26,646 Winthrop Realty Trust Dividend declared per Common Share $0.1625 $0.1625 $0.4875 $0.4875 Funds From Operations: The following presents a reconciliation of net income to funds from operations ("FFO") for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2013 and 2012 (in thousands, except per share amounts): For the Three Months Ended For the Nine Months September 30, Ended September 30, 2013 2012 2013 2012 (Unaudited) (Unaudited) Net income attributable to $33,848 Winthrop Realty Trust $11,728 $15,108 $26,719 Real estate depreciation 3,153 2,903 9,665 8,165 Amortization of capitalized 1,791 2,169 5,626 5,106 leasing costs Trust's share of real estate depreciation and amortization 2,762 2,976 7,471 10,630 of unconsolidated interests Impairment loss on investments 2,750 698 2,904 698 in real estate Gain on sale of real estate (1,421) (945) (10,948) (945) (Gain) loss on sale of equity -- (165) 110 (271) investments Trust's share of loss on sale of real estate of 722 -- 722 -- unconsolidated interests Less: Non-controlling interest share of real estate (1,504) (699) (3,242) (2,144) depreciation and amortization Funds from operations 19,981 22,045 46,156 47,958 attributable to the Trust Preferred dividends on Series D (2,787) (2,786) (8,360) (6,498) Preferred Shares Amount allocated to restricted (129) -- (269) -- shares FFO applicable to Common $17,065 $19,259 $37,527 $41,460 Shares-Basic Weighted-average Common Shares 33,076 33,075 33,047 33,064 FFO Per Common Share-Basic $0.52 $0.58 $1.14 $1.25 Diluted Funds from operations $19,981 $22,045 $46,156 $47,958 attributable to the Trust Preferred dividends on Series D (2,787) (2,786) (8,360) (6,498) Preferred Shares Amount allocated to restricted (129) -- (269) -- shares FFO applicable to Common Shares $17,065 $19,259 $37,527 $41,460 Weighted-average Common Shares 33,076 33,075 33,047 33,064 Stock options 2 1 2 -- Restricted shares 70 -- 40 -- Diluted weighted-average Common 33,148 33,076 33,089 33,064 Shares FFO Per Common Share - Diluted $0.51 $0.58 $1.13 $ 1.25 FFO is computed in accordance with the definition adopted by the Board of Governors of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts ("NAREIT"). Winthrop calculates FFO by adjusting net income (loss) (computed in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States ("GAAP"), including non-recurring items), for gains (or losses) from sales of properties, impairments, real estate related depreciation and amortization, and adjustment for unconsolidated partnerships and ventures. FFO and FFO per diluted share are used by management, investors and industry analysts as supplemental measures of operating performance of equity REITs. FFO and FFO per diluted share should be evaluated along with GAAP net income and income per diluted share (the most directly comparable GAAP measures), as well as cash flow from operating activities, investing activities and financing activities, in evaluating the operating performance of equity REITs. FFO and FFO per diluted share exclude the effect of depreciation, amortization and gains or losses from sales of real estate, all of which are based on historical costs which implicitly assumes that the value of real estate diminishes predictably over time. Since real estate values instead have historically risen or fallen with market conditions, these non-GAAP measures can facilitate comparisons of operating performance between periods and among other equity REITs. FFO does not represent cash generated from operating activities in accordance with GAAP and is not necessarily indicative of cash available to fund cash needs as disclosed in the Company's Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows. FFO should not be considered as an alternative to net income as an indicator of the Company's operating performance or as an alternative to cash flows as a measure of liquidity. Consolidated Balance Sheets: (in thousands, except share data) September 30, December 31, 2013 2012 (Unaudited) (Unaudited) ASSETS Investments in real estate, at cost Land $56,894 $43,252 Buildings and improvements 380,240 378,737 437,134 421,989 Less: accumulated depreciation (55,195) (51,553) Investments in real estate, net 381,939 370,436 Cash and cash equivalents 165,762 97,682 Restricted cash held in escrows 19,084 13,250 Loans receivable, net 108,163 211,250 Secured financing receivable 30,395 -- Accounts receivable, net of allowances of $478 and 997 1,418 $374, respectively Accrued rental income 19,205 17,241 Securities carried at fair value 7,074 19,694 Loan securities carried at fair value 226 11 Preferred equity investments 12,703 12,250 Equity investments 139,061 134,859 Lease intangibles, net 48,774 37,744 Deferred financing costs, net 4,546 4,864 Other Assets 28,135 2,464 Assets held for sale 2,421 -- TOTAL ASSETS $968,485 $923,163 LIABILITIES Mortgage loans payable 308,049 280,576 Senior notes payable 86,250 86,250 Secured financings 29,150 52,920 Notes payable 1,664 1,676 Accounts payable, accrued liabilities and other 21,522 21,056 liabilities Related party fees payable 2,693 2,664 Dividends payable 8,804 5,366 Deferred income 995 1,136 Below market lease intangibles, net 2,280 2,255 TOTAL LIABILITIES 461,407 453,899 COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES EQUITY Winthrop Realty Trust Shareholders' Equity: Series D Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Shares, $25 per share liquidation preference; 5,060,000 shares authorized and 4,820,000 shares both issued 120,500 120,500 and outstanding at September 30, 2013 and December 31, 2012 Common Shares, $1 par, unlimited shares authorized; 36,397,949 and 33,018,711 both issued and 35,798 33,019 outstanding atSeptember 30, 2013 and December 31, 2012, respectively Additional paid-in capital 646,620 618,426 Accumulated distributions in excess of net income (308,661) (317,385) Accumulated other comprehensive loss (70) (50) Total Winthrop Realty Trust Shareholders' Equity 494,187 454,510 Non-controlling interests 12,891 14,754 Total Equity 507,078 469,264 TOTAL LIABILITIES AND EQUITY $968,485 $923,163 Further details regarding the Company's results of operations, properties, joint ventures and tenants are available in the Company's Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2013 which will be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and will be available for download at the Company's website www.winthropreit.com or at the Securities and Exchange Commission website www.sec.gov. CONTACT: AT THE COMPANY John Garilli Chief Financial Officer (617) 570-4614
Winthrop Realty Trust Announces Results for Third Quarter 2013
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